The new portable speed track funded by the Alumni Annual Fund

New speed track thanks to support from the Alumni Annual Fund

The St Luke’s Sport Centre was recently able to install a new speed track thanks to a £3,000 grant from the Alumni Annual Fund.

The new portable speed track, which is a good way of creating lateral resistance training and can be used for training  strength, speed, endurance or agility, will benefit several sport societies including the Boxing Club (100+ students), Rowing Club (50+ students), Swimming Club (50+ students) and the Triathlon Club (50+ students). As well as benefiting several sports clubs who run circuit training at St Luke's, the St Luke’s Sport Centre also holds a circuits class that all students can sign up to and use the track

Christopher Keirle, Duty Manager and St Luke’s Sports Centre, commented on the new speed track: “The St Luke's Sport Centre and Fitness Suite now offer exercise in its most intense form, with their new speed track and sleds all courtesy of the Alumni Annual Fund!”

“This equipment is available for students to private hire as individuals or in small groups, which is not only good for power and fitness but great fun as well. All Athletic Union Sports clubs are welcome to use the speed track as part of the training to help improve explosive performance and fitness. The speed track also features weekly in the Wednesday evening circuits for any student who would like to use it in a controlled environment.”    

Date: 3 May 2018

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