Gloucester Park Arena

Gloucester Park
Cranes Farm Road

Telephone: 01268 282377, 01268 294195 (not at track)
Fax: 01268 294961 (not at track)


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Essex
Ceremonial County: Essex

NUTS Name: Basildon

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 699895
National Grid Reference: 569900, 189500

Paper Maps:
A-Z Essex 8A 118
A-Z Southend-on-Sea & Basildon 5H 11
OS Explorer Map: 175
OS Pathfinder Map: 1161
Red Book Basildon 5 H5
Red Book Essex 10 B2

Train: Basildon

Opening Times: Mon 1600-1830, Tue 1600-2100, Wed 1600-1830. Club times (Basildon AC, exclusive) Mon & Wed 1900-2100
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.45, Junior 1.35

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-CE), 3 LJ, 2 TJ (LJ/TJ 1L-DE, LJ only 1L-SE), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 1 JT. There is also 1 SP (no board), 1 DT (no cage) external to the track.
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 224 covered, 108 (approx) uncovered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 31st May 2007 (no LJ/TJ same time as long throws)

Clubs: Basildon AC, Phoenix Striders, Pitsea RC, Seevic College

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Sponsorship for is being sought
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Other Info:
The track was built as a cinder one in about 1979 and was upgraded to synthetic in about 1987. It was resurfaced with Polyflex 953 in June 1996 and remarked by Athletics Markings Ltd. in August 1996. In August 2001 the inside lane down the back straight and half the top bend was resurfaced. The PV runway used to be double-ended and was modified to a central bed. The covered stand was upgraded in about 1984/5. There is also a mobile uncovered stand. There are tentative plans to resite the LJ and TJ pits to either end of the PV runway so that the track can gain a full track certification. The official name of the track is thought to be Gloucester Park Arena although one sign at the track refers to Gloucester Park Athletic Stadium and another to Athletics Arena. The football pitch in the infield is referred to as the Bowl Pitch.

Last update: 18/05/2002

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