Southall

Spikes Bridge Track

Municipal Sports Ground
West Avenue
SOUTHALL

Telephone: 020 8422 5132 (not at track)
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Type: Cinder, 400m, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: Ealing
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: Southall

Electronic Map Links:
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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 126811
National Grid Reference: 512600, 181100

Paper Maps:
A-Z London Master 44Ba 77 (W)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 9K 53
A-Z London 6D 54
Collins London Comprehensive 136 BZ72
Collins London 54 F6
OS Explorer Map: 173
OS Pathfinder Map: 1158

Train: Southall

Opening Times: Probably open all the time. The ground has lockable gates but think they are usuallly left open.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: None for individual use but the track can be hired for a fee for meetings.

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Limited - 1 SP (no board)
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: None
Floodlights: None that work but enough light from surrounding houses to be able to see.
Seating: None

Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The track was originally built as a 5 lane one in 1937 and was upgraded to 6 lanes in about 1960. It is commonly known as Spikes Bridge because there was a narrow bridge over the canal side of the ground that had spikes on its walls to stop kids climbing onto them. The track went out of club use in 1987 when Ealing & Southall AC (as was then) moved to Perivale although it is believed to be still used by schools. It is generally in good condition with no weeds although is slightly rutted in parts. All the field event facilities except the SP circle have been grassed over. The S/C water jump which was inside the track on the first bend has also been removed. The nearby changing facilities have suffered constant vandalism and are no longer available. The track also used to have floodlights but these no longer work.

Last update: 19/03/2000

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