Much Wenlock

William Brookes School Track

William Brookes School
Farley Road
TF13 6NB

Telephone: 01952 727606 (School)


Type: Synthetic, 200m, 6 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Shropshire
Ceremonial County: Shropshire

NUTS Name: Much Wenlock

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OS National Grid Reference: SJ 623005
National Grid Reference: 362300, 300500

Paper Maps:
OS Explorer Map: 242
Red Book Shropshire 25 D1

Train: Wellington (9M), Bridgnorth (Steam Railway) (9M), Telford Central (9M)

Opening Times: All out of school hours
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Unknown

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities: Limited - HJ (synthetic), LJ/TJ pits, SP concrete circles, JT in an adjacent field
S/C Water Jump:

Floodlights: None

Track Certification:

Clubs: Wenlock Olympians

Pictures: There are some pictures of the track on the Wenlock Olympian Society website

The display of inline maps of track locations is no longer
a free service and so has had to be withdrawn

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Sponsorship for is being sought
Please contact Tim Grose

Other Info:
This is a 200m 6 lane synthetic oval track with a longer sprint straight for 100m races and has a green coloured surface. It is believed to have been built in 2009. Previously the track was a permanent "cinder" 8 lane track and was put down on a compacted rubble surface. There was a 100m straight which ran diagonally across the middle of the main 200m track and also has 8 lanes. All the throwing and jumping areas are outside the boundary of the track. The HJ area was synthetic. The first track event held at this venue was in about 1893 and was a school sports day set up by Dr William Penny Brookes who was headmaster at the time. This event was witnessed by Baron Pierre de Coupertin and the competition inspired helped him to the idea of a worldwide athletics competition and so hence the first Olympic Games of 1896. The school continues to have quite strong links with the IOC. The track is associated with Much Wenlock Sports Centre which operates from the school. The Wenlock Olympian Annual Games is held here every year with athletics events on the track. Details can be found on the on the Wenlock Olympian Society website.

Last update: 31/08/2021

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