Thames Valley Athletics Centre

Wallace Walk
Pococks Lane

Telephone: 01753 770037
Fax: 01753 770038


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

Authority: Windsor & Maidenhead
Ceremonial County: Berkshire

NUTS Name: Eton

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OS National Grid Reference: SU 975783
National Grid Reference: 497500, 178300

Paper Maps:
A-Z Berkshire 4H 47
A-Z London Master 10K 73 (-)
A-Z Slough 4E 12
Collins London Comprehensive 152 AS78
OS Explorer Map: 160
OS Pathfinder Map: 1173
OS/Philip's Berkshire 42 C1
OS/Philip's Buckinghamshire 205 F1
Red Book Slough 22 C2

Train: Windsor & Eton Riverside, Datchet, Windsor & Eton Central, Slough (1.5M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0830-2200, Sat-Sun 1000-1800. Club times (exclusive) Tue & Thu 1800-2200. Users are however advised to ring in advance to check availability as the track is sometimes booked for other purposes.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.30, Junior 1.65

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full 1 HJ, 2 PV (2L-CE although only one lane used), 3 LJ, 3 TJ (2L-ALT, 1L-DE), 2 SP (1 INT, 1 EXT), 3 DT/HT (2C-INT, INT, 1C-EXT no cage), 3 JT (2 INT, 1 (cinder) EXT)
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in grandstand building
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 613 covered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Jan 2008 but external DT/HT cage not valid for records

Clubs: Royal Holloway University of London AC, Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow AC

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Other Info:
This impressive 6M facility opened in April 1999 and was officially opened by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on May 24th 1999. It was built on the site of Eton College's track which was originally built by hand by Bill Bowles in about 1960 and was 6 lane cinder with 4 straights. Parts of the 1981 film Chariots of Fire were filmed on the cinder track. It was upgraded to a 6 lane all round Spurtan BS synthetic track in the summer of 1989. The College still own the land but it was built as a joint use facility on behalf of the Thames Valley Athletics Centre Trust which consists of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough Borough Council and Eton College. Additional came funding from the Lottery Sports Fund. There is a large grandstand which incorporates an indoor straight, club rooms and a gym. Mansell were the main contractors with Herbert J. Stribling & Partners the architects and McBains Cooper providing the quantity surveying. The surface of the outdoor track was Spurtan BS and was laid by Balsam (UK) Ltd. It was resurfaced with Polytan and relined by Athletic Markings Ltd. in Sept 2002. At this time, a new DT/HT circle was installed and the old one in the overflow area dismantled.

Last update: 03/07/2002

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