Olympian Peter Bol attended the unveiling of the new Tan clocks on Thursday morning.

Olympian Peter Bol attended the unveiling of the new Tan clocks on Thursday morning.Credit: Simon Schluter

Current record holders for fastest time around the Tan include four-time Olympian Craig Mottram, who holds top spot with a running time of 10 minutes and eight seconds.

Olympian Jessica Hull holds the female record, running the track in 11 minutes and 31 seconds, while Michael Roeger is the fastest para-multiclass athlete with a time of 11 minutes and three seconds.

The clock screens provide visibility from as far away as 15 metres.

In the future, it will be able to sync with data from personal devices and apps like Strava for the more than two million Melburnians who walk, jog or run the track every year.

“Everyone’s got Strava and whatever else, it’s no longer just timing devices, people want to interact with each other,” Shankar said.

“I’m hoping that when people run around the Tan, as you get to the clock, it will show your time because it’s synced with your device.”

Both the original and new versions of the clocks were designed by the City of Melbourne.

Shankar said the Bennelong Foundation is now seeking a new home for the original clocks and is
calling for expressions of interest from councils and community groups.

“The old clubs are not interactive, but they are functional, fantastic, and they cost a lot of money, so it would be really great if we can get them in another area to encourage physical exercise,” she said.

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