University of Wales Aberystwyth Track

University of Wales Aberystwyth
Penglais Campus

Telephone: 01970 622280


Type: Hard, 400m, 1 lanes, 1 lane straight

Ceremonial County: Ceredigion

NUTS Name: Aberystwyth

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OS National Grid Reference: SN 596816
National Grid Reference: 259600, 281600

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OS Explorer Map: 213
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Train: Aberystwyth

Opening Times: Appears to be open all the time although it is on university land
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: None that are usable - 1 SP (no board)
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full in Sports Centre adjacent to the track
Floodlights: None around the track but light from the floodlit synthetic pitch in the infield is sufficient
Seating: None

Clubs: Aberystwyth University Harriers

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Other Info:
This is a 400m tarmacadam, one lane jogging track around the University synthetic football/hockey pitch and was believed to have been built in about 1998 or 1999 and replaced a 6 lane 400m/440y red cinder track. The original track had a 200y (not metres) 6 lane sprint straight and both ends of this can still be seen and with a little deviation it is still possible to run the full length of it as the centre of the 1 lane track is roughly inline with the outer curb of the old track. There are some distance markings painted on the track and the start line is in an unusual position at roughly the 100m start of what was the "extended" straight. Alan Carter did 16.60 for the SP here on 11 May 1963 which is in UK all-time list. The SP circle is the only field event facility still visible.

Last update: 14/04/2001

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