Sandhill Centre Track

Sandhill View School
Grindon Lane

Telephone: 0191 553 8850 or 0191 553 8862, 0191 553 6063 (school)
Fax: 0191 553 6063 (school)


Type: Synthetic (incomplete oval), 200m, 4 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: Sunderland
Ceremonial County: Tyne & Wear

NUTS Name: Sunderland (TC)

Electronic Map Links:
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OS National Grid Reference: NZ 367548
National Grid Reference: 436700, 554800

Paper Maps:
A-Z Newcastle upon Tyne 5F 115
A-Z Tyne & Wear 6K 115
OS Explorer Map: 308

Train: Sunderland (3M)

Opening Times: The track is available for public use at weekends, evenings and during school holidays.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 1.00

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities: Limited - LJ at 110m H start, JT off the track
S/C Water Jump:


Clubs: None

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Other Info:
The track was orginally near rectangular in shape and the more easterley straight was 200m/220y in length. An aerial picture from 1996 suggests that the track surface was black coloured and that the extended straight had probably been grassed over. The track is on the grounds of Sandhill View School which was rebuilt in 2002 and the community use Sandhill Centre incorporated. The track rebuilt as a 200m J-shaped track in 2003. All this work was done by Jarvis as Private Finance Initiative (PFI) with the local council. A track associated with Thorney Close M.S.S. which presumably is the old name of the school is mentioned in the AW 1962 list of cinder tracks. The track is in the locality of Thorney Close.

Last update: 07/06/2004

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