Eton Manor Track

Lea Valley Sports Centre
Quarter Mile Lane
E10 5PD



Type: Cinder (no longer exists - built over), 440y, 6 lanes, lane straight

Authority: #
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (EM)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 377856
National Grid Reference: 537700, 185600

Paper Maps:
A-Z Essex 6B 124
A-Z London Master 35Dc 64 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 9M 45
A-Z London 4D 48
A-Z London Mini 1D 29
Collins London Comprehensive 123 EB63
Collins London 51 B4
Collins London Mini 12 F1
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1159

Train: Leyton LU

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Other Info:
The track was surfaced with that from the 1948 Olympic track and opened in 1949 or 1950. Leyton Floodlit meetings held here in the 1960s. The track was known as 'The Wilderness' by Eton Manor AC who used it until the late 1960s. The bends were reported to be a bit tight but it was a very popular track in its day. This is borne out by a 1987 Pathfinder map which shows it having relatively long straights and also slightly misshapen with the western bend being tighter. All-weather LJ runways made of Trinitrack, a bitumen/rubber mixture were built here, probably in about 1959/1960, and were the first use of an all-weather surface at a UK track. The location of the track is now the Lea Valley (formerly Eastway) Sports Centre by Quarter Mile Lane and Temple Mill Lane.

Last update: 10/03/2001

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