Seth Somers Track

Halesowen Athletic & Cycling Club
Manor Way
B62 8RW

Telephone: 0121 550 1360


Type: Synthetic, 350m, 4 lanes, 4 lane straight

Authority: Dudley
Ceremonial County: West Midlands

NUTS Name: Halesowen

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OS National Grid Reference: SO 974828
National Grid Reference: 397400, 282800

Paper Maps:
A-Z Birmingham 3C 128
A-Z Birmingham Mini 1A 84
A-Z West Midlands 7C 110
A-Z Birmingham (Ed 2A and older) 4A 86
OS Explorer Map: 219
OS Pathfinder Map: 933

Train: Old Hill (2.5M)

Opening Times: Not open to the public. The track is available to club members every day although the main session is on Wed 1900.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Unknown - should assume Yes
Charges: Club membership fee of Halesowen A&CC

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities:
S/C Water Jump:

Changing: New ones being built which should be ready by March 2000
Floodlights: Yes and new ones are going to be installed very shortly

Track Certification: Training only - valid until 31st Dec 2004

Clubs: Halesowen A & CC

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Other Info:
The original track at the Manor Abbey Sports Ground was grass and opened in 1949 along with the cycle velodrome which still surrounds it. County champs were held on it in the 1960s. It was upgraded to synthetic at a cost of 165K with the help of a Lottery Sports Award and the Seth Somers trust and the Seth Somers Track, as it is now properly called, was officially opened on 12th April 1997 by the Mayor of Dudley, Councillor W.P. Cody, and international athlete Tony Milovsorov. The tracks are also commonly referred to as Manor Abbey Stadium within Manor Abbey Sports Ground. The running track is shorter than standard as the cycle velodrome is 400m in length.

Last update: 12/02/2004

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