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Athletic Tracks

Par Sport & Recreation Ground

Par track is a key part of the Par Sport and Recreation Ground which is administered and managed through Polkyth Leisure Centre, the main indoor sports facility in St. Austell. It has a 6-lane all-weather synthetic track and is fully equiped with facilities for all athletic events including throwing cage, shot putt, jumps and sandpits, pole vault and steeplechase. Floodlighting is used in bad light.

The site also comprises 3 football pitches, the main one of which is to a professional standard and lies within the athletics arena; this is used for major matches October through to March. However, athletics carries on throughout the year, the only restriction being in hammer throwing where use of a chain instead of the full ball is required.

The track is the home of Newquay & Par Athletic Club who share the clubhouse.

Training takes place as follows:

1st wk in April to 2nd wk in September:    
Tuesday 11 and above 6.00pm until 8.30pm
Thursday 8 - 11/12 6.00pm until 7.00pm 
  11 and above 7.00pm until 8.30pm 
By arrangement with coaches:    
Sunday (all year) all ages 10.30am until 12.30pm
Tuesday (all year) 8 - 11/12 6.00pm until 8.30pm

Training fees are £2 per session or £5 per 3 sessions/week.

Schedules may change so please consult the club website for the most recent details and of how to join Newquay & Par Athletics Club.

Within the clubhouse, there are also sophisticated strength-training facilities. The equipment includes:

  • Power cage with pulley system
  • Bench Press
  • Inclined/ hyperextension abdominal benches
  • Inclined bench
  • Olympic bars with full set of weights from 1.25kg to 25kg
  • Full set of Dumbells from 1kg to 10kg in kilogram increments; plus 12.5kg, 15kg, 17.5kg and 20kg

These facilities are for use under the strict supervision of qualified coaches - please enquire to join the club to make use of them.

Athletics Track Details

More details on the facilities can be found here on the RunTrack website.

Booking Information

Bookings and enquiries are via Polkyth Leisure Centre and can be made directly to Jenny Robinson either by telephone on 01726 223691 or via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is also a message set up on her voicemail and on Outlook to re-direct anyone enquiring to the most appropriate person should she not be available.



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