British Timken Sports Ground Track

British Timken Ltd.
Main Road

Telephone: 01604 581588


Type: Cinder (no longer exists - grassed over), 400m/440y, 6 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Northamptonshire
Ceremonial County: Northamptonshire

NUTS Name: Northampton (D)

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OS National Grid Reference: SP 722613
National Grid Reference: 472200, 261300

Paper Maps:
A-Z Northampton 2D 12
A-Z Northampton Street Plan 11D
OS Explorer Map: 223
OS/Philip's Northamptonshire 158 C7

Train: Northampton (2M)

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Other Info:
The track was used for meetings at least until the early 1970s and a sub four minute mile race, won by Alan Simpson in 3:58.1, was held here on 26th Aug 1967. The outline of the track is still visible but the curbs have been removed and the surface grassed over. The track was originally 440y but it is unclear whether it was ever converted to 400m although 100m races were staged here in 1970. The track was within the British Timken works site but the factory closed in 2003 and the whole site was sold off. In 2000, the infield was a well maintained grass football pitch and served by four substantial floodlight pylons. It is not known whether the pitch will be retained.

Last update: 08/06/2000

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