Sally Gunnell opens revamped track at Withdean Sports Complex
- 26 October 2013
- From the section Sussex
A new athletics track at Withdean Sports Complex in Brighton has officially been opened.
Sally Gunnell, who won the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, cut the ribbon to open the track, ahead of a community sports day.
Ms Gunnell and fellow gold medallists Daley Thompson and Steve Ovett have all trained and competed on the track.
Brighton and Hove City Council is spending £2.6m on refurbishing the sports complex.
Ms Gunnell said: "I always remember coming to Withdean and just thinking wow, this is the best track I've ever raced at.
"And I guess it's because it's just a lovely setting.
"The next minute here I was, training at the Withdean Stadium and spending my whole life down here."
A council spokesman said the track and electronic timing system was designed to cater for national standard events, as well as being home to three local clubs.