Barn Elms Athletics Track

Barn Elms Sports Ground
Rocks Lane
SW13 0DG

Telephone: 0208 876 9503


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority: Richmond-upon-Thames
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (B)

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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 228765
National Grid Reference: 522800, 176500

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 163 H3
A-Z London Master 54Xa 102 (C)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 1F 88
A-Z London 2D 90
A-Z London Mini 5D 61
A-Z Surrey 5G 13
Collins London Comprehensive 159 CV82
Collins London 74 H2
Collins London Mini 29 D5
OS Explorer Map: 161
OS Pathfinder Map: 1175

Train: Barnes NR, Hammersmith LU (1.5M), Putney Bridge LU (1.5M)

Opening Times: Mon-Sat 0730-Dusk, Sun 0900-Dusk. Club times (both clubs, exclusive) Tue & Thu (summer only) 1830-2000, Sun 1100-1300.
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: In the past tickets for the track could be obtained from the pay & display machine for the tennis courts next to the car park but not sure if this is still the case. Season tickets are available - ring 020 8831 6161 for details.

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 1 PV (1L-SE), 2 LJ/TJ (1L-DE), 1 SP, 2 DT/HT (1C-INT, 1C-EXT), 2 JT. There is also a cinder LJ/TJ 1L-SE runway and a HJ area with a sand pit on the adjacent grass pitches. The Barn Elms Sports Centre also has 2 synthetic HJ areas, a 2L-SE pit with synthetic runways but no boards and a DT only cage.
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full but limited in temporary portakabins about 200m from track
Floodlights: None
Seating: 115 (approx) covered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 30th Nov 2003

Clubs: Ranelagh Harriers

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Other Info:
The track was originally cinder and was upgraded to a Mondo Sportflex Super X Classic synthetic surface in December 1993 but was probably not used for a meeting until 1994. The fields on which track is located were managed by Richmond-upon-Thames Borough and used to be called Barn Elms Playing Fields. They are now managed by the Barn Elms Sports Trust. Somewhat confusingly, the adjacent Barn Elms Sports Centre is run by Wandsworth Borough. Races often start at 200m point so that the stand is on the 'home' straight. The steeplechase barriers including the water jump were however upgraded to height 2002.

Last update: 17/05/2021

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