Throwholics did a follow up interview with the Stuart Farquhar after his great performance from last weekend. He placed 3rd 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?
Last year was a hard year, beginning with injuries early in the season which delayed my progression through the year. But coming off the last winter injury free, the training was able to be completed.
Who do you currently train with?
I am coached by Debbie Strange. Long-time coach for over 17 years. I have two training partners Alex Wood a promising junior thrower and Ben Langton Burnell a 74m+ thrower who is just starting his international career.
Do you follow a technical model?
My coach an I have worked over many years to find what technical model works best for me. Lots of trial and error. Everyone has different abilities so it is a forever evolving process.
What technique do you copy, if any?
I copy many different throwers. I like to pick specific technical parts of their throws and I choose the best that suits my throwing style.
What is your big goal in 2015?
To improve my personal best of 86.31m and Top 8 at World Championships 2015, Beijing CHINA.
Are you planning to compete at the World Championships in Beijing, CHINA?
Will you be competing outside of Australia?
I will be taking 5 weeks off competition. Then I will start competing again in May at the Kawasaki World Challenge – Japan.
Do you do any coaching?
Other than Javelin what do you do?
I am currently a student and in my last year of an IT degree. Specialising in Programming.
Who are your sponsors?
Nordic Airglider Carbon