West Ealing

Drayton Green Track

Drayton Green

Telephone: None
Fax: None


Type: Cinder, 352y, 4 lanes, 4 lane straight

Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (DG)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 162810
National Grid Reference: 516200, 181000

Paper Maps:
A-Z London Master 45Ja 78 (W)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 1E 70
A-Z London 7A 56
Collins London Comprehensive 137 CG73
Collins London 55 D7
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1158

Train: Drayton Green, West Ealing

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: None that are usable - 1 DT (no cage)
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: None
Floodlights: None but partially lit by surrounding houses
Seating: None

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The track was built in 1928 and was used for meetings until about 1990. I remember doing my Cub Scout's Athletes badge here in the 1970s! Originally it was laid out as a 5 laps to the mile track when the distance of a lap was measured 12 inches from the curb. However when this distance was subsequently changed to 9 inches it meant the track was slightly 'long'. To counter this, mile races used to start about 1.5 yards past the start line. The track has an extended home straight and has 4 narrow lanes (about 3.5 proper lanes width). It was notorious for having a tree which is no longer there protruding onto the outside lane of the track as you came into the finishing straight (i.e. the end nearest the railway bridge and Drayton Bridge Road). There is a slight dip in the track in about this place and it is a bit overgrown. There was no steeplechase water jump at the track. At present, the track is in fair condition considering it is used as a public thoroughfare and people walk their dogs over it. About half of the inside and the outer lane is overgrown which means that the curbs, which are largely still intact, are partially obscured.

Last update: 27/03/2000

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