Harrow School Track

Harrow School Sports Centre
Football Lane

Telephone: 020 8864 9191 (Sports Centre), 020 8869 1200 (School)
Fax: 020 8864 9191 (Sports Centre), 020 8864 5352 (School)


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

Authority: Harrow
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: Harrow (S)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 157872
National Grid Reference: 515700, 187200

Paper Maps:
A-Z London Master 32Ha 58 (NW)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 6D 38
A-Z London 1K 39
Collins London Comprehensive 117 CF60
Collins London 46 C1
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1158

Train: Harrow on the Hill LU/NR

Opening Times: Public access to be decided
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: N/A

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: To be confirmed
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full in adjacent Harrow School Sports Centre
Floodlights: None
Seating: None

Track Certification:

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The original track here was built during the winter of 1911-12. Arena magazine for March 1912, states "A new parade ground on gravel with an excellent running track round it has been made on the site of Mr. Kemp's (Moreton's) house football ground." Another source, "Fifty Years of Sport at Oxford, Cambridge and the great Public Schools" (1923) states: "1912. The sports were first held on the new running track in the football field." This track was thought to be about 300y. A 1979 OS map shows the track as being of this size and Stan Greenberg remembers running on a track in Harrow of these dimensions in the late 1940s. Until 2004, the track was a cinder 440y with 4 lanes all round and 6 lanes on the straight which would suggest the track was extended some time before 1979. It was in good condition although the infield was used as a car park. In late 2004 the track was upgraded to synthetic although as of Sep 2004 there were no lane markings. The adjacent Harrow School Sports Centre was opened by Sebastian Coe on 2nd May 1985.

Last update: 12/09/2004

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