Goldsmiths Recreation Ground Track

Goldsmiths Leisure Centre
Eridge Road

Telephone: 01892 665488/9 (Leisure Centre), 01892 652907 (Town Council)
Fax: 01892 667853 (Leisure Centre), 01892 669736 (Town Council)


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 3 lanes, 3 lane straight

Authority: East Sussex
Ceremonial County: East Sussex

NUTS Name: Crowborough

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 520316
National Grid Reference: 552000, 131600

Paper Maps:
OS Explorer Map: 135 (was 18)
OS Pathfinder Map: 1248
OS/Philip's East Sussex 27 F2
Red Book East Sussex 19 E2
Red Book Tunbridge Wells & Tonbridge 25 E2

Train: Crowborough (2M)

Opening Times:
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Unknown - should assume Yes
Charges: None

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities:
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full in Leisure Centre
Seating: None

Track Certification:

Clubs: Crowborough Runners

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Other Info:
The original cinder track was 400m and 6 lanes all round and built in 1981. According to this article it may have been the last "cinder" one built in the UK. It was in poor condition with bad drainage but was still used by Crowborough Runners. There were no usable field facilities with just a LJ pit but no runway. In 1999, there were plans for a 1.2 million development of the recreation ground on which the track is situated to include a 400m synthetic track, floodlit football pitch and astro-turf pitch but these plans never came out. 18 years later Crowborough Town Council who own the track undertook for it to be upgraded to synthetic with a "polymetric" surface but reduced in width to 3 lanes all round. It was officially opened on 9th September 2017 by the Paralympic athlete Vanessa Wallace along with fellow Paralympics athlete Danny Crates, Wealden MP Nus Ghani and Mayor Councillor Peter Ellefsen.

Last update: 20/12/2017

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