Gatley

Scholes Park Track

Scholes Park
Hawthorn Road
Gatley
CHEADLE

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Type: Cinder, 400m, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: Stockport
Ceremonial County: Greater Manchester

NUTS Name: Gatley

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OS National Grid Reference: SJ 844880
National Grid Reference: 384400, 388000

Paper Maps:
A-Z Greater Manchester 6G 167
A-Z Manchester 6E 137
OS Explorer Map: 268

Train: Gatley Hill

Opening Times: Open all the time
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: None

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities:

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Full but not all usable - 1 HJ (synthetic), 1 PV (1L-SE unusable, hard runway shared with TJ), 2 LJ, 3 TJ (2L-ALT synthetic, 1L-SE hard shared with PV), 1 SP (no board), 1 DT/HT (1C-INT, no cage), 1JT synthetic
S/C Water Jump: Inside track but the barrier has been removed

Changing: None
Floodlights: Home straight only
Seating: None

Clubs: Manchester Harriers & AC

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Other Info:

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The track is behind Gatley Primary School in Scholes Park and is in reasonable condition. It was part of a sport stadium and playing fields built in the early 1960s with money from the William Scholes Foundation who was a wealthy Gatley resident who died in 1927. The track opened on May 19th 1962 and was the original home of Cheadle and Gatley AC who merged with Stretford AC in 1966. The playing fields were originally called William Scholes Playing Fields but the name now seems to be just Scholes Park. Manchester AC held open meetings here in the 1960s. The main LJ/TJ inside the back straight, the HJ area and JT are all black synthetic. The combined PV and TJ runway inside the first bend has a hard asphalt surface.

Last update: 03/06/2002

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