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Spurtan BV running track for Sydney’s E.S. Marks Athletics Field

Spurtan BV running track for Sydney’s E.S. Marks Athletics Field
August 24, 2012

Centennial Parklands is preparing to play its part in developing the next generation of national sporting champions with the installation of a new synthetic running track at its E.S. Marks Athletics Field.

Following a successful tender, Sports Technology International will shortly begin installing a Spurtan BV synthetic running track at the historic and popularly used community athletics stadiums.

The project to replace the current track will result in a world class standard athletics surface to cater for the more than 50,000 patrons who use the facility every year.

Centennial Parklands Director and Chief Executive Kim Ellis explains "Centennial Parklands plays a significant part in community and elite sporting life in Sydney, with more than 500,000 sports participants annually using our fields and facilities.

"We provide more than 50 sports fields and courts for community use, across 18 different sports. The standard of our facilities are high, and we cater for everyone from the local public school to the elite sports teams such as the Sydney Swans and the NSW Waratahs.

"Athletics is a key sport we support through the E.S. Marks Athletics Field."

E.S. Marks Athletics Field was built in 1906 and named after one of Australia's foremost public sports advocates and highly decorated athlete in this own right, Ernest Samuel Marks. Marks, also a former Lord Mayor of Sydney, believed the one sure way to personal and national prosperity was to teach young people how to play. It is only appropriate that such a facility bears his name.

The track replacement is possible following the support of the NSW Government through a grant to Centennial Parklands, and will take approximately six months to complete.

An International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) certified product, Spurtan BV is a 14mm, two-layer sandwich style polyurethane track system.

Its base layer consists of a black mat of SBR rubber granules bonds in polyurethane. The second layer is a seal coat using two-component polyurethane and EPDM Powdered Rubber. The surface layer is made up of colored EPDM rubber granules cast into a polyurethane flood coat.

For more information on Spurtan BV contact, click here to contact Polytan via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

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