Oakengates Leisure Centre – Velocity Sports

Oakengates Leisure Centre Athletic Track Refurbishment


Velocity Sports Ltd recently undertook the refurbishment of the existing athletics track and ancillary facilities at Oakengates Leisure Centre in Telford Shropshire.

The council-owned athletics track is home to Telford Athletics Club and is just over 30 miles from Birmingham, which will welcome around 6,500 athletes and officials for the Commonwealth Games in the summer of 2022.

The £200,000 project involved the cleaning, full thickness repair, re-topping and white lining of the full size 8 lane running track and long jump facility.

Works also included the installation of new running rails, marker plates and modifications to the existing hammer cage to ensure UKA compliance.

The upgraded facility was then tested and found to be compliant and registered under the England Athletics TrackMark scheme.


  • Construction
  • Performance Testing

Paul Sanderson, Secretary of Telford Athletics Club said:

“We are delighted with the substantial investment by Telford and Wrekin Council into the Telford Athletics Stadium.

The investment in the stadium is a massive boost for athletics in Telford, Shropshire and the West Midlands. It gives Telford facilities that many towns across the West Midlands do not have, especially to such a high standard.”

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