UPDATE posted 13 May 2016:
Due to the wind speed the red surface paint cannot be sprayed onto the surface until Sunday morning, it then needs a full 24 hours to dry before the line paint can be applied, which, weather permitting will be Tuesday. If all goes to plan the site can re-open on Wednesday evening but there will be no training on Tuesday night.
This means training can take place tomorrow at anytime.
The throws night can take place Monday night but keep off the finishing straight altogether and do not use the sand pits for obvious reasons. The javelin, discus, shot and high jump areas are ok to use, use the back straight for track work, if you are using hurdles wheel them out near the main entrance only.
Heringthorpe is also booked again for Tuesday night.
There will be a further update on Monday.
I appreciate this is an inconvenience but the finishing straight will not last another season with holes appearing in a few months time doubling the cost of repair.
Repair work will commence on our site on Monday 9th May 2016 as follows:
- All 8 lanes of the finishing straight power washed, re-sprayed and re-lined.
- 400m track boundary line re-painted.
- Surface repair near high jump
- Surface repair in front of steeple chase water jump
- Repair to small area near 200m start.
The work should only take 3/4 days but a period of dry weather is needed, if the weather is poor work may extend to a second week.
Kev Lincoln has booked Herringthorpe track for exclusive use by our members on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th May, between 6pm and 8pm. If the work extends to the second week further bookings will be made.
Our site will remain closed during this period with no access by anyone. A further update will be circulated around the 11th May.