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Hurdles Workshop

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 | Queensland Athletics



The University of Queensland Athletics Centre (UQAC), St Lucia, is taking expressions of interest from athletes and coaches in a one-day workshop (approx. 5 hrs) on hurdles with coach Geoff McKinnon and physio Mark Comerford. The workshop will cover a range of topics related to the biomechanics, physiology and skill acquisition for this event.

The workshop is set for 8 July 2017, with a minimum of 20 participants required at a cost of $25 per head. UQAC is endeavoring to keep costs down for all concerned, and thank Geoff and Mark for their time in presenting their information, garnered over many years’ experience in the sport. 

Please email your expression of interest to Tom Bradbury at by Monday 26 June.

Presenter Biographies:

Mark Comerford is an internationally renowned physiotherapist, who is in constant demand to speak at various sporting institutions and universities worldwide. He played a key role in helping Australia’s dual Rio Olympic Games finalist Geneveive La Caze (5000m & 3000m Steeplechase) overcome injuries that threatened her non-selection in the Australian team. Mark has also been appointed as a physiotherapist for the Chicago Bulls (NBA) and Denver Broncos (NFL), as well as the New York Ballet Academy. Mark is well-known in Europe, Asia and North America as the ‘Wizard from OZ’. He lives in Brisbane where he operates his own company, Performance Stability.

Geoff McKinnon OAM is recognised as one of Queensland’s most successful hurdles coaches. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he has coached and been associated with some 20 athletes who have represented Australia, including 13 hurdlers. His considerable experience as a hurdles coach has seen him guide some of Queensland’s greats, including Gary Brown, Stuart Anderson, Adam Szlezak, Cedric Dubler, John Burstow, Jack Conway, Amanda Drew, and Anthony Collins. Each of these hurdlers have achieved Top 10 world rankings in various IAAF categories during their careers.


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