Canvey Island

Castle Point Athletics Track

Waterside Farm Sports Centre
Somnes Avenue

Telephone: 01268 694342
Fax: 01268 682920


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Essex
Ceremonial County: Essex

NUTS Name: Canvey Island

Electronic Map Links:
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Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: TQ 779848
National Grid Reference: 577900, 184800

Paper Maps:
A-Z Essex 8D 136
A-Z Southend-on-Sea 7D 24 & 2B 34
OS Explorer Map: 175
OS Pathfinder Map: 1161
Red Book Southend-on-Sea 29 C1

Train: Benfleet

Opening Times: Prior to closure in April 2003 times were Mon-Fri 0700-2100, Sat-Sun 0800-2100
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: Adult 3.00, Junior 1.60 (2000 prices)

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

Changing: Full in Sports Centre
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: None

Track Certification: Training only - valid until 30th Jun 2004 (S/C, HJ, PV, LJ/TJ, HT are all not covered)

Clubs: Benfleet RC, Castle Point AC

Pictures: Please browse the selection here.

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Sponsorship for is being sought
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Other Info:
The track opened on 23rd September 1990. The SP sector appears to be downhill. The track's most famous user is the decathlete Dean Macey. In April 2003, the track was closed due to the lack of a valid certificate. Some repair work was carried out later in 2003 and is now open for running training but very restricted field events.

Last update: 08/12/2003

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