Carmarthen athletics track in the heart of Carmarthen is home to a new state of the art athletics facility installed by South Wales Sports Grounds. The new track was a reconstruction and extension of the older 6 lane surface into a full 8 lane track with porous polymeric rubber. The added lanes gave the Leisure facility the potential for hosting school, county and higher-level competitions with the track certified to international competition with World Athletics and UKA accreditations.
South Wales Sports Grounds upgraded the track as well as repairing the underlying surfaces to comply with the latest standards. New field services were also installed with new floodlighting and timing systems, a World Athletics hammer/discuss cage, long/triple jump run up and pit, perimeter paths, internal football pitch, fencing and more. As part of the project South Wales Sports Grounds also resurfaced the tennis courts alongside and repaired parts of the Hockey pitch next door.
With the Leisure centre temporarily converted to a Covid-19 field hospital, the logistics of site management became the main challenge which SWSG stood up to. The organising of deliveries, road closures and all other site traffic was managed and communicated with NHS staff and the Leisure facilities management teams to enable a smooth and efficient construction period.
The track also boasts the Polytan SmartTrack system where you can use “digital performance diagnostics” to best analyse your competition and training. Through the use of timing gates set beneath the track’s surface, multiple users can link any mobile device to the SmartTrack system to gain precision diagnostics in all weather and at all times.
Carmarthen Leisure Centre,
Wes Bugg – SSL
Full size 8 lane 400m IAAF and UK athletics athletics track.
Polytan SmartTrack system.