Thornford Park (formerly USAF Greenham Common) Track

Thornford Park
Crookham Common
RG19 8ET

Telephone: 01635 862609 (enquiries, not at track)


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 6 lane straight

Authority: West Berkshire
Ceremonial County: Berkshire

NUTS Name: Thatcham

Electronic Map Links:
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OS National Grid Reference: SU 522649
National Grid Reference: 452200, 164900

Paper Maps:
A-Z Berkshire 4H 103
A-Z Newbury 2D 18
OS Explorer Map: 158
OS Pathfinder Map: 1187
OS Landranger Map: 174
OS/Philip's Berkshire 132 C3
OS/Philip's North Hampshire 7 E3

Train: Thatcham

Opening Times: Club times (strictly exclusive & seniors only) Tue & Thu 1800-2000, Sun 1000-1200. No public times.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Membership fee of Newbury AC

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Limited - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-CE, no rails), 2 LJ/TJ (1L-DE), 1 SP (no board), 1 DT/HT (no cage), 1 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height fixed but the barrier has bee

Changing: None
Floodlights: Track only lights exist but do not work although there is enough surrounding light to permit track only use at night
Seating: None

Track Certification: None

Clubs: Newbury AC

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Other Info:
The track was built in 1987 and was originally part of the school attached to the USAF Greenham Common airbase which closed when the Americans left in the early 1990s. The land was sold on the understanding that Newbury AC could continue to have use of the track and is now part of Thornford Park which provides low-security private health care and is owned by Westminister Health Care. The track is in fairly good condition although some of the runways are rather weather-beaten and do not look to be used. The finish of the 110H is ten metres past the normal finish line as 100 and 110 metre races start at the same place. Meetings are not staged here. There used to be a uncovered bleacher type stand but this was removed in 2000 as it was unsafe. As of 2003, the host club have applied for a grant to upgrade the runways.

Last update: 25/06/2003

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