Ashdown Leisure Centre Track

Ashdown Leisure Centre
Adastral Road
Canford Heath
BH17 8PY

Telephone: 01202 604224
Fax: 01202 657254


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

Authority: Dorset
Ceremonial County: Dorset

NUTS Name: Poole

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: SZ 022943
National Grid Reference: 402200, 094300

Paper Maps:
A-Z Bournemouth (Ed 3) 4C 36
A-Z Bournemouth Premier (no longer available) 12H
OS Explorer Map: 118
OS Pathfinder Map: 1301, 1320
OS/Philip's South Hampshire 187 F1
Red Book Bournemouth 27 E3

Train: Poole (2M)

Opening Times: Mon-Fri (school term-time) 1530-2300, (school holidays) 0800-2300, Sat-Sun 0800-2300
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 1.60, Junior 1.00

Track Diagram: Click here
Field Event Facilities: Full - 1 HJ, 2 PV (2 1L-SE), 4 LJ, 3 TJ (new track: 1L-DE, old runways: LJ only 1L-SE, LJ/TJ 1L-SE), 1 SP, 1 DT/HT (2C-INT), 2 JT
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable

Changing: Full in adjacent Leisure Centre
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: None

Track Certification: Full - valid until 30th Sep 2005

Clubs: Poole AC, Poole Runners, Wimborne AC

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Other Info:
Work on building this brand new track started in September 1999 and the first meeting held on it was on 19th July 2000 although long throws were not possible until 2001 as the infield had to be seeded. It was funded with the help of a 429K Lottery Sports Award and has a Polytan WS surface. The main contractor was Henry Boot Du-Mury Sport. The track is situated in the area which used to have a temporary grass track and beside this there were synthetic LJ/TJ runways, which are still there, and a HJ area. The new LJ/TJ runway, one of the PV runways and the SP sector are in an area immediately behind the water jump. The Leisure Centre is adjacent to Ashdown School and so the track is closed during school hours.

Last update: 13/04/2002

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