Top-class high-speed synthetic surface for Doha:
2x Rekortan for the Qatar Sports Club
In summer 2019 Polytan laid new Rekortan synthetic surfaces on no less than two athletics tracks in the Qatar Sports Club in the Qatari capital Doha: the main track in the Qatar SC Stadium and the warm-up track immediately beside it. They were installed ahead of the 17th World Athletics Championships in order to give athletes an opportunity to prepare for their competitions. Both facilities are certified World Athletics Class 1 (formerly IAAF Class 1). The installation was carried out by the contractor Bilal Al Abdalla of Waves Trading & Contracting W.L.L. in record time. It is an experienced local Polytan partner which has already been able to deliver more than 20 running tracks within the space of a few years.
The Qatar Sports Club has been involved in major sporting events for almost a decade: it was where the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix, the first stop on the Wanda Diamond League athletics series (formerly the IAAF Diamond League), was held for the first time in 2010. The Rekortan synthetic surface was already providing the optimum base for top achievements back in 2010. In 2020 the Diamond League will be returning to the Qatar Sports Club, having found a temporary home in the Khalifa International Stadium – the venue for the World Athletics Championships – in 2019.
The choice when it came to the new installation in 2019 again fell on the Rekortan PUR system from Polytan. It is a 15 mm-thick solid synthetic surface which also delivers optimum force reduction and acceleration values thanks to the combination of an elastic base layer and a solid construction. It was not without reason that in 2019 – the year of its 50th birthday – Rekortan was the most frequently World Athletic Class 1 certified tartan surface.