The track today is the home facility of Owairaka Athletics. This looks like an older track in the Google photo, but on the club’s website, they mentioned their “new track” as the site of their practices. I had to do a little more research to find out the about the track situation there. Here is what I found out. The new track is located at the same location as the old one in the satellite photo. The old track was a cinder track. And the new track is also a cinder track. As you can tell below, there is now a nice concrete edging, and the cinders appear to be a different, lighter color. I couldn’t find any pictures showing the field event, so I’m not sure what was done to upgrade those areas. You can view a photo album HERE, of the upgrades in progress, from December 2012.
*Photo from the Owairaka Athletics Facebook Page.