Due to the European elections, there will be some disruption at CSAC from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 26 May. The gym and outdoor track will be open as normal, but all other facilities will be closed during that time. We will reopen as normal on Tuesday 28 May, after being closed on the bank holiday Monday.
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Improve your fitness with athletics at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC).  

Athletics at CSAC

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On your marks, set, go! Our indoor and outdoor athletics track and field facilities offer a fantastic space to train for a competition or just to practice technique.

Our indoor facilities include:

  • A six lane 60m sprint straight 
  • Long jump and triple jump practice areas 
  • High jump and pole vault practice areas 

Our outdoor stadium has: 

  • An eight lane synthetic all weather track 
  • Field event practice areas including a throws cage 


An athletics session lasts for two hours. You have access to the track and field area (both floodlit and non-floodlit) and the indoor sprint straight.


DayDateSprint Straight timesTrack and Field times
Wednesday22 May 2019Indoor sprint straight: 12pm to 3pm (no high jump)Outdoor track and field: 9am to 3.30pm/5pm to 7pm/ 7pm to 8.30pm (shared use) / 8:30pm to 10pm
Thursday23 May 2019Indoor sprint straight: Closed Outdoor track and field: 9pm to 10pm
Friday24 May 2019Closed9am to 10pm
Saturday25 May 2019Closed9am to 6pm
Sunday26 May 2019Closed 9am to 9pm
Monday27 May 2019ClosedClosed
Tuesday28 May 2019Closed due to holiday activities   Outdoor track and field: 2pm to 7pm

Times and prices

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm


Off peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday, 9am to 6pm

Sunday, 9am to 9pm

Leisure card prices


All Leisure card holders: £4.80

Off peak

5 to 17 years: £2.40

18 years and over: £4.80

60 years and over: £2.40

Discounted rates: £2.40

Non Leisure card prices


All non Leisure card holders: £5.80

Off peak

5 to 17 years: £3.40 

18 years and over: £5.80

Things you need to know


We recommend that you call us on 01245 605666 to confirm availability before setting out, as we may change times at short notice due to:

  • late bookings
  • extreme weather
  • children's coaching courses


Coaching policy

You will either need to train with: 

  • a coach qualified in the discipline you are training in 
  • someone that a qualified coach has identified as a competent person

These conditions will apply if:

  • you are under 17
  • you are training in an event that carries a risk of accident to yourself or others, such as pole vault and throwing events


If you are a coach, you will need to bring your coaching licence with you the first time you coach at CSAC. We will ask you to complete a form so we can log you on to our system.

If you want to register someone as a competent person to supervise in the absence of a coach, you need to call the Centre.

We will refuse entry to any: 

  • athlete who does not meet these conditions
  • coach or competent person who does not identify themselves appropriately  

What to bring

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Centre opening times

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am to 10pm
Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, closed


  • Gym
  • 2 studios
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking
  • Party/meeting room

All prices are correct to 2 June 2019


Contact form

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way

01245 605666

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