Paddington Recreation Ground Athletics Track

Paddington Recreation Ground
Randolph Avenue
W9 1PD

Telephone: 020 7641 3642
Fax: 020 7625 8678


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: City of Westminster
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (Pa)

Electronic Map Links:
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Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
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Streetmap (Street Level)
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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 255828
National Grid Reference: 525500, 182800

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 125 E2
A-Z London Master 41Cb 81 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 6L 57
A-Z London 3J 59
A-Z London Mini 2C 34
Collins London Comprehensive 140 DA69
Collins London 57 D3 & 6 A3
Collins London Mini 16 B2
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1159

Train: Maida Vale LU

Opening Times: Mon-Fri 0700-2100, Sat-Sun 0700-Dusk
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 1.00, Junior 0.55

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Limited - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE, no rails), 4 LJ, 1 TJ (LJ only 2L-SE, LJ, LJ/TJ 2L-SE), 1 SP, no DT, no HT, no JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed

Changing: Full in building next to track
Floodlights: None but the adjacent all-weather pitch is fully floodlit and this together with light from surrounding houses is sufficient.
Seating: None

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 28th Feb 20007 (training only - for track and LJ only)

Clubs: Imperial College Cross Country & AC, Serpentine RC

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Sponsorship for is being sought
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Other Info:
A cycle track was built in 1888 next to the location of the current track which became a combined cycle and running track by at least 1900 and lasted until 1987 when they were grassed over. The current track was completed in October 1988 and originally had a Spurtan BS surface. It was resurfaced in Nov 1998. There is an all-weather football/hockey pitch in the infield and another all-weather pitch next to the track which means that no long throws are possible. There has been some talk of getting the track fully floodlit but there have been objections from the local residents so this is unlikely at present. A plaque on the side of the pavilion facing the old cinder track was unveiled by Roger Bannister on 10th September 2000 to commemorate the fact that he used to train on the track.

Last update: 13/09/2000

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