Welcome to the website of the second 2012 European Sprints and Hurdles Conference, hosted by UKA and England Athletics with support from European Athletics. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday the 10-11 November 2012 at the University of Warwick, England, UK.

About the conference

The 2012 Second European Sprints and Hurdles Conference, hosted by UKA and England Athletics, took place on Saturday and Sunday the 10-11 November at the University of Warwick, England, UK. 

This event, which forms part of European Athletics Coaching Summit Series, followed on from 2010’s highly successful inaugural conference and included an impressive roll call of world class speakers.

Tom Tellez is a member of the U.S. Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Tellez has produced some of the greatest track and field performers in the history of the sport.

During his career Tellez coached: four-time NCAA champion and nine-time Olympic Gold Medalist Carl Lewis, former NCAA and Olympic 200-meter Gold Medalist Joe DeLoach, two-time NCAA champion and Olympic Silver medalist Kirk Baptiste and three-time NCAA champion, Olympic Bronze Medalist Frank Rutherford and Olympic Gold Medal winner and three- time NCAA champion and former world 100-meter record holder Leroy Burrell. Other athletes he has tutored include Olympic Gold Medal winners Mike Marsh, Michele Finn-Burrell and 2000 Olympic 200-meter sprinter Floyd Heard.

Between 1984 and 1996, six of the seven United States sprinters who won Olympic Gold Medals were coached by Tellez and seven of the USA’s overall 13 medals were claimed by his athletes.

Loren Seagrave has worked with athletes at every level of the sport – from aspiring juniors to collegiate runners to veteran NFL players and track and field Olympians. His multi- disciplinary approach to optimising performance has earned him worldwide recognition. He is regarded as one of the most renowned speed and sports performance coaches in the world and one of the leading experts of applied sports science to today’s high performance athlete. 

Past and present athletes include: Pauline Davis (2000 Olympic Gold Medalist, 200m); Dwight Phillips (2009 World Champion, long jump); Angelo Taylor (2000, 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, 400m hurdles); Andre Cason (Silver medal in World Championship 100m) and Joice Maduaka (multi- national championship title winner, UK). Seagrave has also served as a consultant for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, Nashville Predators, and the Chicago Bulls. In the late 80s, he coached LSU’s Women’s Track and Field Team to five NCAA national titles.


Photo ofThe Conference Park at the University of Warwick situated in the heart of England.


Photo ofPre-event preparation to help you get the most out of the conference.