Leighton Buzzard

RAF Stanbridge Track

Trent Way



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

Authority: Bedfordshire
Ceremonial County: Bedfordshire

NUTS Name: Leighton Buzzard

Electronic Map Links:
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Streetmap (Street Level)
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OS National Grid Reference: SP 938241
National Grid Reference: 493800, 224100

Paper Maps:
A-Z Milton Keynes 6J 25
OS Explorer Map: 192
Red Book Bedfordshire 31 H6
Red Book Luton & Dunstable 21 H6

Train: Leighton Buzzard (2.5M)

Opening Times: Open all the time
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: None. In 2001 there was 1 HJ, 1 LJ (1L-CE, other end has no boards), no TJ, 1 SP, 1 DT (1C-INT, overgrown), no HT, 1 JT
S/C Water Jump: None. Used to be one inside the track

Changing: None
Floodlights: None
Seating: None

Clubs: Leighton Buzzard AC

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Other Info:
The track has existed since at least the 1960s when the Bucks Champs were held here. It used to be a redgra one and was formerly part of RAF Stanbridge which was part sold off in 1999 and the part including the track has been developed by Beazer Homes and others for housing and the new estate is called Billington Park. The builders were responsible for ensuring that it is left in a usable state and by the summer of 2001 the work to restore the track to a usable state had been completed. The track and all the runways were resurfaced and the curbs renewed. The old PV runway inside the top bend was converted into a LJ runway although at the time of visit (July 2001) there was no board. The original track is thought to have been 440y (not 400m) and was 7 lanes all round. The track was not however used by the host club until 2002 due to contractual problems. The track is thought to be managed by Leighton Linslade Town Council. However at some point after that, the track was considerably narrowed and converted into a Tarmac surface and the field event facilities removed. There are now no obvious track markings and the width is about 3 metres so effectively 3 notional narrow lanes. The outer lanes have been effectively grassed over although the outer curb of the original track is still mostly visible. As such the track is now meant for casual running and exercise and the track area has a number of outdoor gym stations.

Last update: 05/08/2020

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