Polytechnic Stadium

University of Westminister Sports Ground
Cavendish Road
W4 3UH

Telephone: 020 8994 1410


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - built over), 400m, 7 lanes, 7 lane straight

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Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (Ch)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 205767
National Grid Reference: 520500, 176700

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Train: Chiswick

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Other Info:
Until about the early 1970s this was one of the major venues in London and was also the location of the end of the famous Windsor-Chiswick Polytechnic Marathon in which Jim Peters, who died in 1999, ran several world records. The 1947 and 1948 WAAA champs were also held here. The track is about 7.5 standard lanes wide so presumably was effectively a 7 lane track. Prior to 2001, it was in very poor condition, badly overgrown and disused except occasionally by West 4 Harriers. All the field-event facilities were unusable and the S/C water jump pit has been filled in and the barrier removed. In August 2001, an earth bank was built on the first two lanes with a grass top and the main straight is now used for car parking. Apparently the plan is to use a lot of the remaining track for car parking. The infield is however a well maintained grass pitch and is used by Polytechnic Football Club. The grounds belong to the University of Westminster and are sometimes called the Quentin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground. Until 2000 the stand was in a poor state but it was renovated in late 2000 but by April 2001 had already suffered some vandalism. The entrance to the track is actually on Hartington Road where there are some disused turnstiles.

Last update: 07/08/2001

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