Pole vault Run

A forum to discuss pole vault technique as it relates to beginning vaulters. If you have been jumping less than a year, this is the forum for you.

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Pole vault Run

Unread postby jacob » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:04 am

How should it be performed?

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Re: Pole vault Run

Unread postby Vaulter239 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:59 pm

The polevault run is different than an all out sprint. Your obviously carrying a pole so it must be controlled. To counterbalance the pole you should run with good upright posture (do NOT lean forward) and high knees. Start out with long steps and then they should be getting quicker and smaller as you get closer to take off. You need to be able to run fast to get a good vault, so practice running with the pole on the track or something to train for speed.

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Re: Pole vault Run

Unread postby Tom Wilson » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:40 pm


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Re: Pole vault Run

Unread postby grandevaulter » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:42 pm

Coach Wilson, you were an amazing athlete !


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