Heavy events training day

Train in the unique Scottish Heavy Athletics, which require a mix of strength, athleticism, and sheer willpower. This day will prepare you for competing in the Amateur Heavy Championship at the Hororata Highland Games and other Heavy Events.

Training Details

This is perfect for anyone who would like to experience what is involved in Heavy Events including rules, technique, training, competitions and development. You don’t need any experience to attend this day, but if you have competed before you will still benefit from this day. Small groups will mean individual skill levels can be adapted.  This is a step up from a ‘Have A Go’ event. The hope is that attendees will be considering competing in the Amateur Heavy Championship at the Hororata Highland Games (doesn’t have to be this year).

You will receive expert coaching in Heavy event disciplines including  Caber Toss,  Hammer Throw, Stone Putt, Weight for Distance, and Sheaf Toss. All traditional Scottish Heavy athletics sports. 


  • Coach: Pat Hellier
    18 times NZ Highland Heavy Events Champion, 13 times NZ track and field champion over shot put, discus and hammer events, throws coach for NZ Commonwealth Youth Team, India, 1998, throws Coach for the Cook Islands Olympic Team.

  • Register by the 4th of September 2021 or phone 021 366 606

  • Numbers are limited. Must be over the age of 18 years. Open to men and women.

  • Details of anything specific for the day will be provided once registered but all equipment will be provided you will just need your own personal items for this type of training.

Training Day

  • Saturday 11th September 2021 – POSTPONED new date TBC

  • Hororata Domain

  • 10am – 3pm

Training Cost

$50.00 per person, includes a Hororata Pie for lunch.