Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: New Indoor track in Athlone takes shape...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

New Indoor track in Athlone takes shape...

Back in December, I had a post about the construction of a new indoor track in Athlone. Now in mid-January, they are putting the finishing touches to it. After some testing, the plan is that the Athletics Ireland Open Indoor Games will be held there on Sunday, the 27th of January.

The Senior Indoor Championships will be held there on the 16th and 17th of February.

Mid Dec 2012...The seating goes in
Pre-Christmas 2012...Getting ready to lay the track
Mid Jan 2013...Putting the finishing touches to the track
Details of how long it take to travel here from various points in Ireland can be seen in the December post.

For the last decade or so, the Senior championships have been held at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. As you can see from the time lapse video below, it took a full week to get the track ready...

Photos Credit...AIT AC

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