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Indoor Office Mini Athletic Track

Our last job of 2017 was to carry out the line markings around an office block in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. The customer asked for a 3 lane mini athletic track to run around each section of their office.

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To complete this job, the lines had to be measured and set out using tape before line marking the red rubber surface in white. The total length of the track was 940lm long

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2016 Overview from White Line Services

2016 has been a fast-paced and exciting year for us, we have been super busy all year round and have only just come up for air now! From Scotland and Ireland to Exeter and Liverpool, we’ve travelled a lot and carried out work we’re very pleased with.

Some of the exciting projects from 2016 include school track washes and remarks such as Radley College and line marking at the Chelsea Academy Football ground.

Radley College Track Wash

The athletic tracks we have worked on this year include Gateshead Stadium, Scotstoun, Ellesmere Port and the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London.

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We’ve also done several indoor sports halls and a number of mini sprint tracks in gyms across the UK.


The work this year on athletic tracks has ranged from repairs and resurfacing work on tracks including Ellesmere Port, washes and remarks and sometimes just simple repairs. We have surveyed and painted new tracks both indoors and outdoors. Nottingham University was an example of one of the indoor tracks surveyed and painted by us this year.


We’ve worked abroad a few times in Holland and Norway with hopes to travel further afield too in 2017.

We are now taking books for the summer of 2017 and the calendar is slowly filling up. We’re looking forward to making lots more happy customers this year and wish you all a Happy New Year.

Chelsea Football Club Sprint Track

To all the Chelsea fans out there (including one of our WLS workers), we were excited to be asked to survey and paint at the Chelsea ground this week. The Cobham Training Centre is the training ground of Chelsea Football Club located in Cobham, Surrey.

The training club now has a shiney new 2 lane 70 m sprint track that runs parallel to the outdoor pitch and the indoor hall.


While the men were surveying and painting the sprint track, some of the youngsters from the team were out training on the field.



Washing the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, London

This week, we’ve been eagerly getting the Queen Elizabeth Stadium at the Olympic Park ready for the Muller Anniversary Games.

Bolt will be among some of the athletes competing at the Muller Anniversary Games on the 22nd, where he will be racing at the IAAF Diamond League meeting. Following the IAAF Diamond League, is the IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, taking place on the 23rd.

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We always feel honoured when the Olympic Park ask us to wash the track, and have worked there several times over the last few years, including painting during the Olympic 2012 games.

This last week, we’ve been cleaning the full-sized track using our specialist high-pressure machines. This involved a couple of extra long days from the team, in order to get the track up to standard for the up and coming 2 day events. Being one of the world’s biggest athletic events with global athletes competing on the field and track, we are glad the clean is now complete and the track is ready and waiting for a couple of world records to be broken on…hopefully!

Olympic Park

#StadiumSelfie from our director, Marc Adams.

If you’d like any further information about track washing or remarking, please get in touch with us today via our online contact form.

White Line Services – 38 years later

White Line Services International Limited are a 3 generations family run business, who have travelled to over 60 countries across the world, painting athletic tracks.

Over the years, we have visited the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Australia, the list goes on.

Here is a snapshot of some of the great work we have been involved in over the last 38 years.

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In September 2002, we were in Salt Lake City, Utah, surveying and painting the indoor track ready for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

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In 2004, we were over in Mexico painting the running track in Puerto Vallarta. This was the image taken while paragliding over the city.


In 2009, White Line Services travelled to Bolivia in Central South America, where they surveyed and painted a new track in Sucre. 

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Over in the United Arab Emirates, in 2011, we surveyed a new track in Dubai. Battling the sun and sand, but always a fun experience.

Gibraltar view of track

Here’s a view of the track we did in Gibraltar in 2011. With sea views, where could be better than Gibraltar for athletics. 

More recently we have spent a lot of time in Europe, namely Sweden, Poland, Norway and Belgium. It was only last week we returned from washing and remarking over in Tilbury, Holland.

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Here is the Tilbury track in Holland last week. This image is after the track wash but before the new lines were put down. 

Track of the Week: Tilburg – Holland

Whilst the weather is holding us back today, even in Holland, we are happy with the work we’ve done so far.

The Tilburg track in Holland, is an all blue athletic track located in the city of Tilburg. They asked us to venture over to Holland to give their track some TLC with a full track wash and remark. Over the last week, we have been cleaning the track using our specialist track cleaning machine, and have now began remarking.

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This image is taken after the track wash but before the remarking. We are currently in the process of remarking, in between the showers of rain. The perks of a job that relies solely on good weather- right?

Track of the Week: Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster

Keepmoat Stadium is home to the prestigious sporting teams – Doncaster Rugby League FC, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Doncaster Rovers. The stadium has undergone a £32 million transformation to become one of Yorkshire’s premier event locations. Alongside the stadium, is the athletic track, used by the Doncaster Athletic Club.

We love the track and have worked there for many years on the maintenance of their track. Last year, White Line Services carried out repairs then remarked the track.

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This year, White Line Services carried out different repairs then resprayed and remarked. The end result shown in the image below.

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We are always happy to walk away leaving a happy customer with a newly maintained athletic track.

If you would like more information about this post or information on how we can maintain your athletic track, please email us on: office@white-line-services.com

Getting Your Track Repaired

Keeping up-to-date with repair work that’s required on your track is so important. At White Line Services, we offer a maintenance package offering discounted rates to the wash, repairs and remarks of your athletic track. The wash and remark alone should help increase the longevity of your athletic track.

Repairs are always inevitable and part of the wear and tear from athletes but they CAN be prevented in some cases. Tackling them early can help reduce significant costs in the long run.

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You can prevent this by keeping the track clean from dirt and grime as much as possible by having your track high-pressure cleaned every year. At the first signs of wear on the track, allow us to come and assess your track to advise the best course of action. This could be either a small respray or a patch repair depending on the extent of the repair.

There are many positives to keeping up to date with the maintenance of your athletic track. For example, a small crack can gradually become a large crevice and will likely become dangerous to your athletes during training.

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When a crack appears, the best and most cost effective thing to do is have it repaired as soon as the crack appears.

White Line Services are always happy to chat about any problems on your track and find out the best course of action to increase the longevity of your running track.

Cycle Track: Betteshanger Country Park

This week in the sunshine (and random snow showers), we have been busy marking the Betteshanger Country Park cycle trail with arrows and markings to guide the cyclists round the track.

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Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal in East Kent, has a 2-mile tarmac cycle track, leisure paths for cycling and walking and established woodlands, wetlands and reed beds full of wildlife. Betteshanger Country Park is situated on an old coal waste tip, previously known as Betteshanger Colliery.

Since the park first opened in May 2007, it has been a safe off-road park for cyclings, running, walking and mountain biking. The 2-mile cycle trail is divided into three different circuits; a 1.5 km circuit, a 2 kilometre circuit and the full circuit.

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Bike hire is available at the track if you would like to go for a spin and check out the scenery (including our line markings!).

Wishing everyone a relaxing bank holiday weekend.

Track of the Week: Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil

So, the Bill Whistlecroft Athletic Arena, Yeovil, is finally ready for action after the lines have been remarked by our team at White Line Services.

Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, formally known as the Yeovil Athletic Arena, is the only Grade A Athletic Arena in Somerset. This 8 lane synthetic track with field events is home to the Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club. Renamed in 2014 after Bill Whistlecroft, a local teacher, who sought out athletic talent and inspired and encouraged individuals to try out the sport at whatever level they could. He was an inspiration to the locals and founded the Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club too.

Here is an action shot of White Line Services at work, taken by the Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club.

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A successful job done, and the Yeovil Athletic team we are sure will be keen that the track is ready to use again.

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