Holland Sports Athletic Club has launched an appeal to try and raise £85,000 to invest in a new running track at their club. The appeal was launched on 30th September at the club in Hurst Green, Surrey, in the hope of highlighting the need to raise the money to replace the 30-year-old track.
The unsafe running track is uneven and is often flooded when it rains. The existence of bumps and dips on the track makes it very unsafe to use, as it could result in falls, trips and slips whenever anyone tries to run round it – even in dry conditions. According to reports it looks as if some areas are completely unusable when they are flooded after heavy rain.
The appeal launch was supported by lots of athletes at the club. The plans to replace the track also include improvements to the areas designated for field events. These would include new areas for the long jump and discus, as well as new netting where required for the discus event.
£10,000 has already been pledged by the club itself, and it is hoped more funding will be secured from a number of other avenues including Sport England.
How can a running track hurt those who use it?
When you use a running track you would expect the surface to be perfect and flat where required. You wouldn’t expect the surface to be uneven or filled with slippery moss and grass growing through it in places. Unfortunately this is the case with this particularly unsafe running track. No one can run round it with confidence since the slightest slip could result in sprained ankles or worse injuries if someone were to fall. Clearly a new track is required here in order to make it safer for those who use it.
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Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown