Bedford Athletic Stadium

Barkers Lane
MK41 9SB

Telephone: 01234 351115
Fax: 01234 325280


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

Authority: Bedfordshire
Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire

NUTS Name: Bedford

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OS National Grid Reference: TL 068496
National Grid Reference: 506800, 249600

Paper Maps:
OS Explorer Map: 208
Red Book Bedford 12 B2

Train: Bedford St. Johns, Bedford Midland (2M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0900-2300, Sat 0900-1900, Sun 0900-2300
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.20, Junior 1.10

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 6 PV (1L-CE with additional box at both ends but with no rails, 1L-CE no rails), 4 LJ, 2 TJ (2 1L-DE), 2 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 2 JT. There is also 1 DT (1C-EXT, no cage).
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in stadium building
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 522 total, 246 covered, 276 uncovered. There are also some park benches down the back straight.

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Aug 2008

Clubs: Bedford & County AC, Bedford Harriers AC, Sporting Chance RC

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Other Info:
The track was originally cinder and known as Newnham Stadium. It was upgraded to synthetic in 1989 (or maybe 1990). The track surface is Spiketop and is believed to have been resprayed in 1998 by G. Thornton (Contracts) Ltd. The stadium building was officially opened by Fatima Whitbread on 25th April 1993. The position of the LJ/TJ and PV runways were reversed in 2000. The main PV area was moved to outside the back straight and given a soft synthetic surface around the central bed. The old LJ/TJ runway and boards are still there but the pits have been removed. Similarly the PV runway and boxes can still be seen in front of the stands but the rails have been removed so those PV boxes would appear to be unusable. There is also an indoor straight at the site.

Last update: 13/01/2004

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