Bury St. Edmunds

West Suffolk Athletics Arena

Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre
Beetons Way
IP33 3TT

Telephone: 01284 757484 (Bob Duncan, Athletics Development Officer), 01284 753496 (Leisure Centre)
Fax: 01284 757486

Email: bob.duncan@stedsbc.gov.uk

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

Authority: Suffolk
Ceremonial County: Suffolk

NUTS Name: Bury St. Edmunds

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OS National Grid Reference: TL 844648
National Grid Reference: 584400, 264800

Paper Maps:
OS Explorer Map: 211
Red Book Suffolk 16 D6 & 18 D1

Train: Bury St. Edmunds

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 1700-2200 (except club times), track is also open 0900-1700 in school holidays and for parts of the day in school term time - users are advised to ring to check availability, Sat 0900-1900, Sun 0900-2000. Club times Mon (Pacers) 1830-2000, Tue (West Suffolk) 1830-2030, Wed (Pacers) 1830-2030, Thu (West Suffolk) 1830-2030
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.00, Junior 1.00. There is an additional 30p charge for use under floodlights.

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE), 2 LJ, 2 TJ (2L-ALT), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: None

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Oct 2005

Clubs: St. Edmund Pacers, West Suffolk AC

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Other Info:
The track was built on a grass field immediately next to the Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre and was officially opened on 14th Sep 1997 by Roger Black. It replaced a cinder track which was on the field behind the back straight which was grassed over when this one was built. The track is on the grounds of the King Edward VI School who regularly use it but it is managed from the Leisure Centre. The English Schools Champs were held here in 1999. The track is of the non porous synthetic type but the green areas in both Ds are porous. There is a curbside pacing system called Pacemetre which uses flashing lights and which was officially launched on 21st October 1998. It is currently the only such system in the world. The product was designed by and is marketed by Omer Products.

Last update: 12/09/2001

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