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Track of the Week: David Weir Leisure Centre

The David Weir Leisure Centre (which used to be known as Sutton Arena) is named after the British Paralympic wheelchair athlete David Russell Weir. David Russell Weir has won a total of six gold medals dating from 2008 to 2012. Not to mention winning the London Marathon on six different occasions. Born in the London borough of Sutton, it seems apt for a leisure centre and athletic track in Sutton to be named after this sporting superstar. 


David Weir Leisure Centre, run by Everyone Active, has both an indoor 6 Lane sprint track and an outdoor 8 Lane 400m track plus Pole Vault, High Jump, Throwing Cage, Javelin, Shot Putt and 2 Jump Pits.

The indoor 60m sprint track provides athletes with the ideal winter training facilities. The track itself is a 60m track with a 22m run off. There is also a pole vault, high jump, throwing cage and 2 jump pitts.

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Below you can see our recent repair work to lane 3 of the indoor track which is barely visible now that the repair has been matched to the surrounding green synthetic track surface.


Event Plates and Running Track Kerb

White Line Services doesn’t just paint white lines, along with track and sports hall maintenance and washing, we also offer a whole range of other services including certifying your athletic track and also providing track kerbing and event plates.

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If you need custom made stainless steel event plates, White Line Services supply and install colour-coded stainless steel identity plates for Athletic Tracks all across the UK. These plates highlight the start and finish lines, changeover points and hurdles around the running track. Now shipping to America, we package and ship the plates all across the UK and America should you wish to install them yourself.

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White Line Services also supply UPVC running track kerbing. The great advantage for using our UPVC kerbing is that there is no scrap value to the kerbing; therefore it’s less likely to be stolen. The white PVC kerbing looks smart around the inner lane of your athletic track and won’t fade in the sunlight, leaving a clean white kerb around the track for years to come.

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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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To view some of the other projects White Line Services have carried out in the UK and across the world, visit our website.

High-Pressure Sports Surface Cleaning

Maintenance is so important for the overall up keep of your athletic tracks and sports surfaces. By having White Line Services give your sports surface a high-pressure clean will remove any dirt, grime and contaminants including most weeds and moss, leaving your surface in prime condition for your next events.

Our AquaVac mobile cleaning machines are fully equipped with a high-pressure water pump which cleans using pressures in excess of 2000 PSI. The machines clean 4ft (1.22m) at a time making them perfect for cleaning a full lane width at a time. The finished product will have no overlapping marks, spray marks or wobbly lines, and we guarantee you will be pleased with the finished result.

The AquaVac is also designed to collect and dispose of any dirty water, by vacuuming it off the surface and pumping it away down the drain. We collect and dispose of all dirty water and we won’t leave site until you are entirely happy with the quality of your clean.

The machines are compact so we can easily clean both indoor and outdoor sports facilities.

By having your track cleaned every year or two will ensure that any dirt and grime doesn’t cause major damage to your track and sports courts which over time would be very costly.

Here you can see our high-pressure machine in action, cleaning a full lane width at a time.


Our Last Job Of 2015: Leytonstone

Between Christmas and New Year, the team at White Line Services have been out and about helping to solve the issue of a very slippery timber sports court at Leytonstone Community Sports Centre. The flooring was too slippery that the school were unable to use their facilities to host basketball competitions.

We spent the week chemically cleaning the surface then touching up and repainting any damaged lines. Following this, two coats of sports floor sealer were applied to the surface, creating a fully-functional, non-slip surface ready for the New Year.


The new non-slip surface should now be problem and maintenance free for the next few years and Leytonstone school are looking forward to a busy year hosting plenty of sporting competitions.

Here at White Line Services, we are always happy to give advice about your sports surfaces. If like Leytonstone School, you have a slippery and potentially dangerous sports surface that requires some maintenance, simply give us a call or email us at office@white-line-services.com for a free quotation.

The Importance of Sports Surface Maintenance

Here at White Line Services, we can’t stress enough the importance of keeping up-to-date with the maintenance of your athletic track and sports courts. In order to ensure your facility is ready for action at all times and to prevent the occurrence of injuries on damaged surfaces, this is what we suggest.

For your athletic track, be sure to keep your track clean. When dirt begins to form, if not deal with, this can cause severe damage if continually used. If during the winter months your track has dirt and moss, this can cause an icy and slippery surface for anyone training on it. The conditions of your track could then worsen and potentially cost you more in the New Year.

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We recommend that you get your track and sports courts high pressure cleaned every 2 years to prolong the life of the surface and provide the best conditions for your athletes.

To keep your tracks or sports courts looking their best, you might need to get the lines repainted. White Line Services use extremely durable, top quality paint that is weather resistant and will give you many years of service.

We also offer a surface repair service which involves the eco-friendly removal of moss, dirt using our high pressure aqua- vacuuming machine and the repair of small holes across your surface. By re-texturing and restoring damaged areas will help prevent major maintenance issues.

The benefits of keeping up-to-date with track maintenance means that in the long run you will reduce the overall cost by potentially preventing costly damage to your tracks and sports courts.

To find out more about how our maintenance services could help you, please contact us for a quotation today at office@white-line-services.com.

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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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