The introduction of heavy wooden barriers (known as Hurdles) happened Circa 1830 in the UK. As we understand it two men’s hurdle races were the start of what has become a recognised, challenging track and field event for early years, young adults and even the young at heart! Running hurdles encourages motor, coordination and balance skills. In this section you will find a range of hurdles from Plastic Hurdle Sets to Lightweight Folding Hurdles. Long gone are the heavy wooden barriers of yesteryear but hurdles live on allowing children the opportunity to make positive strides every time they run the hurdles.