Category Archives: Facilities

Track hire – weekly sessions

Use of the track at Stompond Lane is exclusively for members of Walton Athletic Club and those who have hired the track. For track hire please see contacts details page.

Regular hire

The track is hired out each week to the followings groups:

16:30 – 17:30 Walton Juniors
18:15 – 19:15 Circuit training (indoors)
18:00 – 19:00 Community groups (Satellite club, Athlefit, Run England)
16:45 to 17:45 BOOM after school athletics club.
17:00 – 18:30 Club training (under 13’s)
18:00 – 20:00 Club training (13 yrs to seniors)
16:00 – 17:00 Walton Juniors
17:15 – 18:15 Walton Juniors Endurance Group
18:30 – 19:30 Club junior hurdles group (in summer)
19:00 – 20:00 Comet Triathlon Club & Elmbridge Road Runners
17:15 – 18:15 Walton Juniors
18:00 – 20:00 Club training (11 yrs to senior)
16:00 – 17:00 Walton Juniors
18:30 – 20:30 Silverware strength and conditioning
9:00 – 13:00 Club training (11 yrs to seniors)
10:00 – 11:00 Circuit training (indoors)
9:00 – 13:00 Club training (11 yrs to seniors)
As well as these formal session, senior athletes make frequent use of the facility at other times of day.
Athletics camps are held during school holidays. This year there will be six three-day courses, two at Easter, two at half term and two in the first two weeks of the summer holidays. See Walton Juniors website for details.

Track Etiquette Guidance

Track Etiquette Guidance

The following is a guide on the behaviour and conduct that should be adhered to by athletics track and field users:

 Always run in an anti-clockwise direction. The only time it is acceptable to run in another direction is if you are doing shuttle runs or drills as part of a session or during warm up. Drills can also be done on the high jump fan or the infield if they are not in use.

Warm up on the outside lanes in a clockwise direction or on the infield outside the football pitch, taking care not to cross the throwing sectors if in use.

Treat the track like a road, look both ways and make sure it is safe to cross.

Recovery after reps should be in the outside lanes or on the outside of the grass (again, avoid crossing the throwing sectors).

Do not cross the throwing sectors when in use. Walk around the back of the cage, circle and runway.

Coaches should let the other coaches present know what they are planning to do during the session and agree any lane use.

If you are standing still, walking or jogging slowly and someone shouts ‘Track’ at you then step off the track if you are on the inside lane or move immediately to the outside lanes.

Throwers must ensure that no-one is in the throwing sector when they are throwing. Other athletes must ensure that they do not walk or run across the throwing areas when throwing training is in progress.