Mo Farah Athletics Track

St. Mary's University College
Waldegrave Road

Telephone: 020 8240 4000


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

Authority: Richmond upon Thames
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: Twickenham

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 159721
National Grid Reference: 515900, 172100

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 180 B5
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OS/Philip's Surrey 16 F5

Train: Strawberry Hill

Opening Times: Not open to the public
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: N/A

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities:
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full in University
Floodlights: None although there is some surrounding light
Seating: None

Track Certification:

Clubs: St. Mary’s Richmond AC, St. Mary's University AC

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Other Info:
The college is the base of the Endurance High Performance Centre and work started in 2004 on upgrading the track to a 6 lane synthetic one. It was officially opened by Dave Bedford on 11th May 2005. The track was previously the first complete artificially surfaced track in the UK and was laid in about 1960/1961 and was thought never to have been altered from 440 yards. Prior to that it was cinder. The 1960s one was made of Trinitrack, a bitumen/rubber mixture that could only take a spike in warm weather. When visited in 2001, most of the field-event facilities were unusable and the S/C water jump pit had been filled in and the barrier removed. It was 6 lanes all round but a path had been built over lanes 5 and 6 in one corner which restricted the track to 4 complete lanes. The Trinitrack surface was also missing from the far edge of the track around the majority of the track. The track is in the locality of Strawberry Hill. Click here to see a diagram of the original track. The track was renamed from St. Mary's University College Track to the Mo Farah Athletics Track on 16th February 2017 at a ceremony where Mo unveiled a plaque to commemorate this.

Last update: 11/05/2005

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