Throwholics did a follow up interview with the Hamish Peacock after his great performance from last weekend. He placed 2nd at the 2015 Sydney Track Classic as already mentioned in our latest article “Massive throws by Samuels and Outzen at Sydney Track Classic w/video“
What do you think is the reason behind your recent success/improvements?
My improvements have come from minor technical changes. My strength, power and speed levels are similar to the last few years.
Who do you currently train with?
Mostly by myself, with my Coach there for my throwing sessions where possible.
Do you follow a technical model?
I don’t follow a specific model.
What technique do you copy, if any?
No technique exactly but I look at the similarities between the best throwers and try find the cues to emulate those movements.
What is your big goal for 2015?
My big goal is to make the Top 8 at the World Championships and also throw 85m.
Are you planning to compete at the World Championships in Beijing, China?
Yes, I have a Qualifier from January.
Will you be competing outside of Australia?
Yes, my next meet outside Australia will be in Japan. i am also planning to do multiple competitions in Europe during the European summer.
Do you do any coaching?
Not currently, I am pretty busy working full time at the moment and travelling most weekends for comps. I have recently coached a goalkeeper
working on athleticism and occasional clinics with junior athletes.
Is there a national committee or staff member that takes care of your throwing needs? Travel, implements, meet entry, medical care… etc?
Yes, I am fortunate enough to receive support through Athletics Australia . For our major domestic meets I am funded for travel and 1 nights
accommodation and transport. I am also part of my State Institute of Sport who cover my physio.
Who are your sponsors?
I don’t have any.
What is your favourite javelin?
The old Nordic Orbit Carbon with the black grip.