FINISH LINE: Killarney Micro Track is nearing completion with the final layer of track being laid down next week.

By Michelle Crean

 

Next week will see the final layer laid on a long “running” project as Killarney Micro Track complete their first class athletes track.

It’s been seven years of hard work to finally bring the €500,000 project to fruition and with just a few more jobs needed to be completed, including fencing and markings on the track, the group are hoping to have it open to athletes this August.

Having had to contend with the unsuitable weather conditions for the work that needed to be carried since mid-September 2019, and then COVID-19 restrictions, they’re glad to be near the finish line, Jerry Griffin told the Killarney Advertiser.

“This week we laid the first stage of the track. The next step, next week is the red composite and of course, the lining of the track.”

Laying the track is heavily weather sensitive and conditions have to be perfect to achieve the world class finish, he explained.

Next week contractors McSweeney Sports Surfaces and volunteers will help with the final finishes.

With the sensitive nature of the works and first class finish required the zone is completely off limits to anyone.

“We continue to highlight to the community our private fundraising drive through our link GoFundMe.com: Killarney Micro Track.”