Lings Forum Leisure Centre Track

Lings Forum Leisure Centre
Weston Favell Centre
Wellingborough Road

Telephone: 01604 402300 or 01604 402833
Fax: 01604 786393


Type: Cinder, 400m, 7 lanes, 10 lane straight

Authority: Northamptonshire
Ceremonial County: Northamptonshire

NUTS Name: Northampton (WF)

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: SP 798627
National Grid Reference: 479800, 262700

Paper Maps:
A-Z Northampton 5C 10
A-Z Northampton Street Plan 8U
OS Explorer Map: 207, 223
OS/Philip's Northamptonshire 142 F2

Train: Northampton (4M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri (school term-time) 1730-Dusk/2200, (school holidays) 0900-Dusk/2200, Sat 0900-Dusk/1700, Sun 0900-Dusk/2000. Track is regularly booked for football or hockey so ring in advance to check availability.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 0.75, Junior 0.60

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Limited and mostly unusable - 1 HJ, 1 PV (1L-SE, no rails), 1 LJ, 1 TJ (2L-SE, pit filled in), 1 SP (no board), 1 DT/HT (1C-EXT, no cage), no JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track but the barrier has been removed

Changing: Full in Leisure Centre
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: None


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Sponsorship for is being sought
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Other Info:
The track is on the grounds of Lings Upper School and so is not available during school hours but is managed by the adjacent Lings Forum Leisure Centre at other times. The Leisure Centre opened in 1975 and it seems likely that the track was built at the same time. It is on a large redgra arena and has permanent curbs on both bends but not down the straights. There are permanent facilities for all events except JT although most are now unusable. The track was used by Northampton Phoenix AC prior to Sixfields opening in 1994. Although only 8 lanes are usually marked down the home straight, there is room for about 10.

Last update: 01/06/2000

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