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Track of the Week: Linford Christie Stadium

The Linford Christie athletic stadium is an all-weather 8-lane 400-metre track. There are two 8 lane 100-metre straights plus athletic field areas including high jump, long jump etc. Named after the former British 100m Olympic gold medalist, the Linford Christie stadium is located in West London.

Home to one of the UK’s top athletics clubs, the Thames Valley Harriers, this London based athletic track provides London with a great home for training and hosting sporting events.

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In 2015, White Line Services relaid, resprayed and repainted the indoor sprint track. There was also work carried out to replace the base layer of the track and install new kerb stones around the edge.

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UK Athletic Sporting Calendar in 2016

What can we expect from the athletic sporting calendar in 2016?

Well, after a long 4 year wait since the last summer Olympic Games in London 2012, this year we have the 2016 Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unfortunately, you will have to wait until 5th August for the games to kick off, so in the meantime, here are a few other athletic sporting events for you to look out for.

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Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix

20th February

With double Olympic and five-time world champion Mo Farah competing, plus Jessica Ennis-Hill, and long jump champion Greg Rutherford all competing in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this event. Taking place on 20th February at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, you can tune into witness the best single day of indoor athletics that Scotland has ever seen.

Virgin Money London Marathon

24th April 

A tradition for over 35 years, the London Marathon is a long- distance running event that occurs annually every spring. Approximately 38,000 runners will be braving the start line this April, so don’t forget to watch the race kicking off, especially if you know someone competing.

Diamond League Athletics

4th June

IAAF Diamond League Athletics hosted in Birmingham will be kicking off at the Alexander Stadium on 5th June 2016. Attracting some of the biggest names in sporting history, this outdoor event kicks off the outdoor Athletic season in style.


British Athletics Championships

24th – 26th June

Another sporting event at the Birmingham Alexander stadium, this time the best of Britain will be here, ready to be crowned British champion, as well as win their place in the British Athletics team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

London Anniversary Games

22nd – 24th July

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Park Stadium at the Olympic Park, the London Anniversary Games as another huge annual sporting event, where some of the top athletes in the world will be competing. This year, legendary Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man is set to compete.

Although some of us wont be able to make it all the way over to Rio de Janeiro to support the Olympic Games 2016, we sure will be tuning in the support the Olympic Games 5th– 21st August followed by the Paralympic Games 7th-18th September.

Track of the Week: Lee Valley Athletics Centre

Lee Valley is a favourite of ours among the great tracks in the UK. The centre itself holds the largest indoor and outdoor athletic facilities serving London and South East England, making it an important sports site for athletes of all levels. The centre trained gold medallists like Greg Rutherford and Jonnie Peacock for London 2012.


With a unique blue indoor sprint track, you would easily be able to recognise Lee Valley’s indoor track. The indoor track has a capacity to hold 500 spectators to view athletics on their 130m and 60m sprint straights and 200m circular track.

Being the only indoor 200 metre 6 lane track in the whole of the South of England, the facilities are highly respected by athletes in and around London and the South. Recently, White Line Services have carried out work on the 60m sprint part of the track, including remarking and surveying and painting an eighth lane to the 60m track.

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The outdoor track offers a 400m, 8 lane track with a 600m bark trail available too. Recently, White Line Services have carried out full depth and top surface level repairs to the outdoor track using IAAF certified materials.
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