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Athletics

Improve your fitness with athletics at Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre (CSAC).  Our indoor and outdoor facilities are available for all your needs.

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 
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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

Peak

Standard: £6.10

Discounted: £5.50

Off peak

Standard: £5.30

Discounted: £4.30

ourChelmsford Plus card prices

Peak

Standard: £5.10

Discounted: £4.50

Off peak

Standard: £4.30

Discounted: £3.30

Things you need to know

How to book

  • You must have an ourChelmsford account to book and attend the athletics track, even if you are not a monthly member and you don't live in Chelmsford.

We recommend that you book athletics in advance. You can get a ticket on the door, however we cannot guarantee availability. Coaches also need to book in for the session.

You can book in advance:

If you are booking the outdoor track, you can only train outside and cannot use the indoor facilities.

If you are booking the:

  • long jump, you should use Lanes 1 and 2 only
  • sprint lanes, you should use Lanes 3 and 4 only
  • pole vault, you should use Lanes 5 and 6 only

There may be restricted use if the indoor track, so we ask that you co-operate with other athletes. If you have an indoor booking, you are also allowed to use the outdoor track.

Advanced booking

  • If you are a monthly member, you can book up to 10 days in advance

  • If you are an ourChelmsford Plus cardholder, you can book 7 days in advance
  • If you are an ourChelmsford Lite cardholder, you can book 2 days in advance

Monthly Members

  • You will need to book a session in advance
  • You will need to check in for your session at reception
  • If you do not check-in, we will charge you the full amount for the session
  • Please make sure that you have registered your email address with us in order to book online. 

Cancellations

  • If you can't attend a session that you have booked onto, you must cancel at least two hours before it starts.
  • You can cancel online or via the app, or by phone.
  • We will charge you the full amount for the session if you do not cancel in time, or if you do not attend. This includes monthly members.

Coaching policy

Athletes 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 become a Lite card member, to join your athlete at their booked coaching session.

You will also 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

Drink
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 Snack
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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 7am to 10pm
Saturdays, 8am to 6pm
Sundays, 9am to 9pm
Bank holidays, 7am to 12pm

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Exercise studios
  • Indoor and outdoor athletics
  • Multi use sports hall
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible parking

All prices are correct to 31 March 2023.

All information correct at time of publishing. Please check before each visit.

Contact

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Chelmsford Sport and Athletics Centre
Salerno Way
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 2EH

We are a breastfeeding friendly centre.

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