Colchester Garrison Athletics Stadium

Colchester Garrison
Circular Road North

Telephone: 01206 782168 (not at track)
Fax: 01206 782137 (not at track)


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Essex
Ceremonial County: Essex

NUTS Name: Colchester

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OS National Grid Reference: TL 994243
National Grid Reference: 599400, 224300

Paper Maps:
A-Z Colchester 6A 12
A-Z Essex 1M 175
OS Explorer Map: 184
Red Book Colchester 10 A4

Train: Colchester Town, Colchester (1.5M)

Opening Times: Club times (C&T) Mon & Wed eves, (Colchester H) Tue & Thu eves. No public times.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: No daily individual charges. Clubs pay to hire the track and are reimbursed by their members.

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (1L-DE), 2 LJ/TJ (1L-DE), 1 SP, 2 DT/HT (2 2C-EXT), 1 JT. There is also 1 DT (1C-INT, no cage), 1 HT (1C-INT, no cage), 1 SP (EXT, no board).
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in pavilion at track
Floodlights: None but there are some ordinary street lights around the perimeter which are sufficient for track only use
Seating: 200 (approx) uncovered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 28th Feb 2008 (LJ/TJ not to be held same time as JT)

Clubs: Colchester & Tendring AC, Colchester Harriers AC

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Sponsorship for is being sought
Please contact Tim Grose

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Other Info:
The track is owned by the Army and was originally cinder and built in 1932. It was upgraded to synthetic in 1983 and opened by Mike Gratton. It was resurfaced with Spurtan BS in 1993 and resurfaced again in 1997 and is in excellent condition although it does not get used much by the general public. A PA system is available. New changing facilities were opened in 2000. A new external DT/HT cage was built in 2001 in an area to adjacent to the top bend. In March 2002, a height adjustable water jump was installed. Potential users should apply in writing to The Garrison Sergeant Major, Headquarters Colchester Station, Gryphon House, Goojerat Barracks, COLCHESTER, CO2 7SW.

Last update: 17/11/2003

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