Hamish Peacock (born 15 October 1990) is an Australian athlete specialising in the javelin who has competed in the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Peacock is a three-time Australian National championship silver medalist in the javelin. He is the seventh-best Australian of all time in the javelin, and is the Tasmanian record holder. Peacock, who is coached by his father Evan, has trained in the Javelin throw, shot putt and discus.
Javelin throw: 82.24m / 269′ 9″ (2014)
What do you need to work on, improve?
Mainly technical elements as has been the case for the past 2-3 years, specifically improving efficiency of runway speed transfer into delivery and the associated delivery positions. From a strength perspective we are aiming to maintain upper body strength and add a bit of leg strength and power. Generally my flexibility is good but improvements can be made and will be a particular focus as the season draws nearer.
Where will you be living this summer?
Who are you training with?
I am part of a training group of about 10-15 athletes (mainly hammer throwers) including my brother Huw (67.22m PB Hammer), but I do my non-gym training by myself being the only javelin specific thrower in the group.
Are you throwing in the off-season in practice?
Yes, javelin throwing normally twice a week, with shot and med-ball throws on other days.
What weight lifting exercises will you do?
My main lifts are generally: Split Snatches (hang, ground, single arm), Pullovers (multiple variations), Squat Variations, Shoulder and core specific conditioning exercises.
Who will you train with?
Typically I am in the gym with most of my squad which includes throwers, jumpers and multi-eventers.
Do you see your coach much? Who is your coach?
Yes, my coach is my dad, Evan Peacock who I live with. Much of my training is done while he is at work, but for technical throwing sessions we make sure he is there.
Are you going to try anything new this off-season? If so, what?
We aren’t planning anything vastly different other than changing specific technical elements.
What will you do to relax?
I enjoy lying around at home listening to music particularly rock & roll and blues.
No vacations planned.
When do you plan to compete again?
My first competition will be in Hobart on January 25. This is the first major domestic meet for the Australian season.
I also compete in discus, hammer, shot, long jump, high jump, triple jump during the off-season at local club meets.