Finsbury Park

Finsbury Park Track

Finsbury Park Track & Gym
Finsbury Park
Endymion Road

Telephone: 020 8802 9139
Fax: 020 8881 8983


Type: Synthetic, 400m, 6 lanes, 10 lane straight

Authority: Haringey
Ceremonial County: Greater London

NUTS Name: London (FP)

Electronic Map Links:
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OS National Grid Reference: TQ 317876
National Grid Reference: 531700, 187600

Paper Maps:
AA Street by Street London 88 B4
A-Z London Master 31Rb 63 (N)
A-Z London Atlas/DeLuxe 5M 43
A-Z London 7B 30
A-Z London Mini 2D 11
Collins London Comprehensive 121 DP59
Collins London 40 H7
OS Explorer Map: 173, 174
OS Pathfinder Map: 1159

Train: Manor House LU, Finsbury Park LU/NR

Opening Times: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun 1000-1600, Tue & Thu 1600-2130
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: No
Charges: Adult 2.40, Junior 1.20

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 1 PV (1L-SE), 2 LJ/TJ (1L-DE), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 1 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in pavilion at track
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 57 covered

Track Certification: Restricted - valid until 31st Jul 2001 (various areas require work, PV not allowed same time as long throws, survey required before records can be ratified)

Clubs: London Heathside

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Other Info:
The track was originally built in the early 1920s and was a 495y D-shaped cinder one with only one short straight. It was subsequently converted to a oval 6 lane 440y cinder track in 1952 and later adjusted to 400m. In about 1992 the home straight and the outside two lanes from the 200m mark were converted to a synthetic surface and the whole track was upgraded to synthetic in 1996. Both upgrades were done by Charles Lawrence and the track surface is Spiketop. The partial upgrade was funded by the ILEA, Sports Council and the London Borough of Haringey and was based on a Scottish Sports Council initiative at Bathgate while the full upgrade was funded by the Foundation for Sports and the Arts. The reason for the 2 stage development was that there was very little money around at the time. The track has relatively short straights which are about 70m long. The home straight is only 10 lanes wide from the 80m line and so 100m and 110mH races can only have 6 competitors. There is a viewing gallery on top of the pavilion although that appears to be disused. A grant was secured in Jan 2000 to install electronic timing and photo finish equipment. The infield is a grass American football pitch that is used by London Capitals AFC. The gym at the track was upgraded in 2002 with improved weights equipment.

Last update: 08/05/2002

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