Athletics track improvement works to commence at Wyndley

Athletics track at Wyndley Leisure Centre Published: 5th Apr 2022

Second phase of improvements work at Wyndley Leisure Centre gets underway in April

Wyndley Leisure Centre, one of the official training venues for Birmingham 2022, is set to undergo the second phase of improvement works this month.

Following the successful upgrade of the hockey pitch to an international standard earlier this year, attention now turns to the athletics track.

The planned works to the track include:

  • Remedial works to the track
  • A deep clean of the athletics track and all outfield areas
  • A deep clean of tarmac paths beside the track and under fencing
  • Repairs to the track drainage networks
  • Installation of a new inside line running rail
  • Line marking in accordance with World Athletics requirements to track, and all other athletic areas
  • A new 1.2m picket fencing alongside the outer track
  • A new IAAF certified hammer/discus cage
  • Trackmark accreditation

Sports such as hockey, triathlon and Para triathlon will use the centre ahead of the Games and the improved facilities will be used by the community after Birmingham 2022.

Matt Kidson, Director of Sport, for Birmingham 2022, said:

“Following the successful refurbishment of the hockey pitch at Wyndley Leisure Centre, ahead of the facility being used as an official training venue for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, attention has now switched to the athletics track on the site, which will be used by triathletes and Para triathletes as they finalise their preparations for the Games.

The planned works to the track, which have been organised by Birmingham City Council, will include remedial works, a deep clean, line marking and new fencing. The work is due to be completed by the middle of May, in plenty of time for the track to be used as a training venue for the triathlon and Para triathlon events which will be held in Sutton Park on the 29 and 31 July. This work will also benefit regular users of this important community facility, both before and after the Games.”