Our internal pole vault equipment is currently unavailable. If you want to use these facilities you need to contact the centre for more information.
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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
Thursday21 November 201912pm to 6pm/ 9pm to 10pm11am to 5pm/ 9pm to 10pm
Friday22 November 201911am to 7pm9am to 10pm 
Saturday23 November 201912pm to 3pm9am to 12pm (no javelin)
Sunday24 November 20199am to 5pm/ 5pm to 8pm (no high jump)/ 8pm to 9pm9am to 11am/ 11am to 1.30pm (no throws)/ 1.30pm to 9pm
Monday25 November 20193pm to 5.30pm/ 5.30pm to 7.30pm (no high jump)/ 7.30pm to 10pm 9am to 5pm/ 5pm to 7.30pm (shared use)/ 7.30pm to 10pm
Tuesday26 November 20198am to 5.30pm/ 9pm to 10pm8am to 10am/ 11am to 7pm/ 9pm to 10pm
Wednesday27 November 201912pm to 5pm/ 7pm to 10pm 9am to 10pm
Thursday28 November 201912pm to 5pm/ 9pm to 10pm8am to 5pm/ 9pm to 10pm
Friday29 November 201911am to 7pm8am to 10pm
Saturday30 November 20191pm to 3pm 9am to 6pm

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

ourChelmsford Lite card prices


Standard: £5.90

Discounted: £5.30

Off peak

Standard: £5.90

Discounted: £4

ourChelmsford Plus card prices


Standard: £4.90

Discounted: £4.40

Off peak

Standard: £4.90

Discounted: £3

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 to Friday, 8am to 10pm
Saturday, 9am to 6pm
Sunday, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, closed


All prices are correct to 30 March 2020


Contact form

Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way

01245 605666


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