The first ever Irish Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Network was held at the AIT in Athlone on Saturday 16 April 2016. It was an honour to be asked to provide the first keynote address on “Fundamental Speed Concepts” to open the event.

Tom Crick - Fundamental Speed Concepts Presentation

Tom Crick presenting on Fundamental Speed Concepts at the 1st Irish Sprints, Hurdles and Jumps Network in April 2016 in Athlone.

Later in the day I was also asked to undertake a practical workshop on the basics of acceleration where I demonstrated the elements of the “roll-over” or “falling start”, which Kevin Tyler first introduced to me when he moved to UK Athletics in 2009. My presentations from the day are available below for download:

Fundamental Speed Concepts – PDF

Acceleration Basics – PDF

Thanks to everyone for coming to the day and I’m now looking forward to the next network event later in the year.

Best regards,

Tom