Mt Smart #2 Arena Now Open for Training
Participants to be respectful of all users on the track
DO NOT run in LANE 1 to avoid excessive wear on the lane
Training Sleds are prohibited as per advice from the Company who laid the Track
Practice hurdles will be provided on BACK straight ONLY, to be removed from track after use
Starting blocks to be used on BACK STRAIGHT ONLY to avoid major wear on Standard Start area. Also avoid standing on the middle of blocks but rather on the ends of them to prevent slippage and tearing of the track
No Throwing or Warming Up on the field over the Winter period April to September, with the exception of Javelin with an approved time schedule.
Shot Put Sand Based area at Tunnel end can be used for Shot Put training dependent on Field usage by Winter Codes. Anyone throwing further than 16m must throw from JW Field Circle.
Athletics Auckland (AAI) is very grateful for the scope of works being undertaken by AU which includes
- Removing the current track and asphalt sub-base,
- Installing a network of drains beside and under the track,
- Re-laying the asphalt sub-base and surface for the 2 D’s, LJ/TJ runways and track,
- Re-marking the track.
There is further good news! When the track re-laying project was first mooted by AU, AAI decided that this would be the opportune time to upgrade our #1 Hammer cage. We have been successful in gaining the significant funding to allow the installation of a Thor 10 hammer cage. This will provide us with a much more useable cage for discus and hammer and one far easier to use, erect and maintain.
Overall, in excess of $2 million is being invested in the track and facilities at Mt Smart – which is a fantastic investment resulting from the close, long term relationship between AU and ourselves.