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Trinity Grass Track

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  • Whats the best way to access the track when coming from St Stephens green. Will head down at lunch time today


    Thanks




  • Whats the best way to access the track when coming from St Stephens green. Will head down at lunch time today

    Go in the Nassau St entrance, straight through and turn right. Pass the 'Sphere' sculpture in front of Ussher library, down the ramp/steps to College Park and there it is.




  • Does anyone know will the BHAA Trinity Track race be on again this year? It's a great event.




  • Murph_D wrote: »
    This is what I was told:

    “The track is available apart from the cricket up until the 27th of June then takes a break until 22nd July because of the summer series happening in college.”

    Same as last year. Frustrating but what can you do.




  • No running group has exclusive right to it, but if a running group wants to use it they must pay a fee.


    Individuals are free to run on it, but common sense needs to come into it when busy.

    Slow joggers on the inside track is pretty annoying I have to say. I dont understand what they can't use an outer lane.


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  • Murph_D wrote: »
    This is what I was told:

    “The track is available apart from the cricket up until the 27th of June then takes a break until 22nd July because of the summer series happening in college.”

    How annoying. The track is bugger all use to me in August and September as the track season is done then. It’s July when I need it!




  • Slow joggers on the inside track is pretty annoying I have to say. I dont understand what they can't use an outer lane.

    The outer lanes are for overtaking.




  • Very different rules compare to other dublin tracks. Rule was you shout track to the people ahead for them to move out.

    It doesn't bother me as trinity usually quiet while i am there but also i keep off the track for recovery.




  • The outer lanes are for overtaking.

    Yes but if the inside lane is choked with joggers the whole way around then you spend your laps almost permanently in the outer lane or else weaving in and out. My point is that if you're jogging then surely it doesn't matter what lane you're in but if you're doing a fixed pace/distance then using the 400m inside lane is important.




  • Yes but if the inside lane is choked with joggers the whole way around then you spend your laps almost permanently in the outer lane or else weaving in and out. My point is that if you're jogging then surely it doesn't matter what lane you're in but if you're doing a fixed pace/distance then using the 400m inside lane is important.

    You can still run the same distance in the outside lanes?


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  • You can still run the same distance in the outside lanes?

    +1 to this.

    If I'm doing 200s I'd always use a middle or outside lane, if I have the choice. Easier to run the less severe bend. Just find the appropriate start point and away you go. Getting upset about other people on Trinity (or any) track is a bit unproductive, if you ask me.




  • Unless it's well marked which I assume it being grass it isn't, the further you go from lane one the trickier it's going to be to do the likes of 600s, 800s etc. Heck it's even tricky on a marked track once you move out from lane one! (unless you're not fussy about running the exact distance)

    I assume it's mostly people jogging that use it so easiest thing is to get everyone else to work around them, even if the rules were like other tracks they'd probably run there anyway




  • Yes but if the inside lane is choked with joggers the whole way around then you spend your laps almost permanently in the outer lane or else weaving in and out. My point is that if you're jogging then surely it doesn't matter what lane you're in but if you're doing a fixed pace/distance then using the 400m inside lane is important.

    Don't see it as an issue myself, but if it's important to ya then fair enough.




  • Don't see it as an issue myself, but if it's important to ya then fair enough.

    Look I dont lose any sleep over it. If I was going for an easy run then I'd go around the outside because I wouldnt want groups of fast runners swarming me every minute or so.

    On the distance thing, if using outside lanes for your 400s or 800s then you have to keep checking your Garmin. Personally I prefer to trust the measured distance rather than a GPS and know when the distance is complete without checking my watch

    It's not a big deal. The track is a fantastic amenity.




  • Have to say I’ve hardly ever seen anyone jogging on the grass track. Most people jogging down there stick to the perimeter of the cricket ground. TT were doing a session down there at lunch today and there was certainly no disruption. Plenty of people like myself happily trotting around well out of the way.




  • Is the track currently close for July?




  • Is the track currently close for July?

    It was still closed on Friday. The park took a bit of a beating with the Summer Series concerts. A groundsman politely shooed me off the grass (not the track). I’d say it will need at least a week so I assume the 24th July mentioned earlier will hold. Mind you I’m no expert on turf care!




  • I passed by earlier in the week and there were temporary markings for the track (sort of dashed lines) so i would expect that was a prelude to full marking before the weekend




  • The park now appears to be open and track is being marked out again. Should be back to normal today, I reckon.




  • Murph_D wrote: »
    The park now appears to be open and track is being marked out again. Should be back to normal today, I reckon.

    Good to hear. Not much use to me now. My season finishes on Saturday!!

    Still, it was useful to have it during June.

    The amount of disruption to the cricket pitch for what 1 day of gigs? 2 days?


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  • Chivito550 wrote: »
    Good to hear. Not much use to me now. My season finishes on Saturday!!

    Still, it was useful to have it during June.

    The amount of disruption to the cricket pitch for what 1 day of gigs? 2 days?

    Full week of gigs. The ground took a bit of a beating. But ‘College’ can’t turn down an opportunity to monetise. :rolleyes:




  • Murph_D wrote: »
    The park now appears to be open and track is being marked out again. Should be back to normal today, I reckon.

    Looks like I was a little optimistic... From this morning.

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  • Murph_D wrote: »
    Looks like I was a little optimistic... From this morning.

    Yeah, I went over earlier and saw that it was out of action, ended up doing laps of the campus. Too many meanderthals around to be able to run unobstructed.




  • coogy wrote: »
    Yeah, I went over earlier and saw that it was out of action, ended up doing laps of the campus. Too many meanderthals around to be able to run unobstructed.

    Merrion Square is a better bet!




  • coogy wrote: »
    Yeah, I went over earlier and saw that it was out of action, ended up doing laps of the campus. Too many meanderthals around to be able to run unobstructed.


    Around lunchtime? I was one of those meanderthanls (spotted someone doing laps of the campus). Have taken to walking around the grounds of Trinity at lunchtime to get away from the cars/noise/madness of the city.



    I wonder if anyone uses the 'stations' they have around the track & pitches, must give them a go some day!




  • Around lunchtime? I was one of those meanderthanls (spotted someone doing laps of the campus). Have taken to walking around the grounds of Trinity at lunchtime to get away from the cars/noise/madness of the city.



    I wonder if anyone uses the 'stations' they have around the track & pitches, must give them a go some day!

    They get used, but not a whole lot!




  • Anyone happen to know if the running track is open for use?




  • coogy wrote: »
    Anyone happen to know if the running track is open for use?

    It was open yesterday anyway




  • While not accessible to the general public, i thought I would submit my almost annual update to the thread but in the last week or so the groundsman have marked out the track on the cricket pitch and the surface looks well (Very little traffic over the last 12-15 months)
    Trining-Grass-Track.png


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  • Even with normal traffic, the surface always looks and feels great. Must be one of the best kept natural surfaces in the city. I did get to use it a couple of times last year, hopefully this year too.


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