George Knott Reserve upgrade complete

Monday 10 December 2018

A man and a woman stretching on an athletics track

Get active this summer at George Knott Reserve, which has reopened following a $960,000 state-of-the-art upgrade.

Along with the running track, George Knott has facilities for long-jump and high-jump, discus and shot-put, as well as a soccer pitch.

The new track surface is a unique sandwich all-weather track system, which is suited to all levels of athletics, from training through to competition. 

“The upgrade to the track was much needed. The old track had cracks, was lifting in many places and was attracting moss. The running surface was not ideal!” said Paul Ryan, President of the Collingwood Little Athletics Club.

“The upgrade has provided a modern, safe facility. It’s bouncy and fast, and has helped all of our athletes to really strive to achieve personal best performances,” Paul said.

Collingwood Harriers Athletic Club president Jim Hopkins said, “It looks superb and it’s great to run on.”

“There are a lot of people who visit for recreational purposes through to serious running training.”

“We’re all here because we enjoy the sport and people are encouraged to get involved. We want everyone to just come down and have a try,” said Jim.

George Knott Reserve is used for training by Collingwood Harriers Athletic Club, Collingwood Little Athletics Club, the Collingwood Masters, the Richmond Harriers Athletics Club and the Yarra Jets who use the soccer field. 

Find out more about how you can get involved in your local athletics club this summer.

The track is also open to the public, so anyone can try running on its world-class surface.



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