Change to how we sell Track Passes

A track pass is needed to train at Horspath Athletics Track unless you are a full track member of Oxford City AC, in which case training costs are incorporated into your monthly direct debit.

If you are not a member and wish to join, go to the join us page here Join Us.

We have now stopped selling track passes online. From July 17th 2023 onwards, track passes will have to be purchased from The Athlete Centre (TAC) on arrival at the track. Please make sure that you visit TAC and that you have a card or phone on you to enable a purchase to be made. Do not use the track or any of the facilities before purchasing your pass.

Your name and time of arrival will be recorded so that we know who is using the track.  Access via the side gate requires a combination code, which can be supplied if you have not used the track previously.  

Please do not object if, when using the track, you are asked to provide proof that you have paid for your session. If you have not paid you will be asked to leave. Please do not protest – our rules require that you purchase your pass before starting your session, not when asked for proof of purchase by a member of staff.

The cost of track passes remains as it was previously:

Type of Track Pass:

OCAC Members


Daily ‘One-Off’ Pass:



Weekly Pass:

Not available


Monthly Pass:

No longer available


Annual Pass:

No longer available






There are restrictions affecting non-members: 

Monday – open from 7.00am to 5.30pm, then reserved from 5.30pm to 8pm for  Oxford City Athletic Club Juniors. 

Tuesday – open from 7.00am to 9.30am, then closed until 2pm. Open again from 2pm until 5.30pm, then reserved for Oxford City members from 5.30pm to 8pm. Please check in advance if you are not an Oxford City member and would like to train from 5.30pm onwards.

Wednesday – open from 7.00am to 5.30pm, then reserved between 5.30pm and 8pm for Oxford City Athletic Club Juniors plus pre-booked external groups. 

Thursday – open from 7.00am to 8.00pm. Please check in advance if you are not an Oxford City member and would like to train from 6pm onwards.

Friday – open from 7.00am to 9.30am, then closed  between 9.30am and 2pm for use by Cyclability (strictly no track or field users). 2pm-5pm open, then closed from 5pm onwards for use by Oxford Brookes University AC.

Saturday – closed 9.00am to 1pm except for pre-arranged users (non-members must contact us to obtain permission to train on Saturday mornings), then open until 6pm (no floodlights on Saturdays).

Sunday – open from 7.00am-5pm – (no floodlights on Sunday)

Please don’t be offended if you are approached at the track and asked to produce evidence that you are in possession of a current valid pass.

Oxford City Athletic Club 

July 2023

Report for the Wessex League Match 4. in Swindon

Wessex Match 4 Swindon – 16th July 2023


Sunday saw a small but mighty team of four U17 OCAC Women make their way to Swindon for the final Wessex league match of the season. Conditions were not favourable with the wind against on the home straight and regular heavy downpours to contend with but this did not dampen the spirits or determination of Ellen Walker-Smith, Payton Carter, Scarlett Shorter and Flo Wootten. Flo got us off to a flying start with a pb in the 80 Hurdles taking second place. Scarlett came first in the A string 200 whilst Ellen came a close third in the B string. More great performances in the 100 with Scarlett coming second in the A string and Ellen first in the B string. Payton ran a strong 300 for second place whilst Flo placed second in the A string Long Jump with another pb and Ellen won the B string Long Jump. The perfect number of athletes for the 4 x 100 relay they finished off the day with a stylish third place. Much to be proud of.

Popsie, Team manager of U17G

Report for the Wessex League Match 3. U17 women in Oxford


The sun shone on the five U17 women athletes who competed for OCAC at the third Wessex match at Horspath on Sunday. A headwind down the home straight meant it wasn’t necessarily a day of PBs but really strong performances by everyone left the team in first place at the end of the day. Venetia Mahony won the high jump with another 1.60 clearance; she’s having a great season with really consistent performances. Flo Wootten won the 80 hurdles on her first competitive outing over this distance in a time of 13.5. Emily Channon came second in the 1500 with a time of 5.31 and then went on to win the B string 300 in 46.9. Payton Carter came third in a strong 200 and then came second in the 300 shortly afterwards. The 100m saw Flo coming 2nd in the A string and Elena Deleval Alemany winning the B string; Elena then jumped a big PB in the long jump to win it with 4.92m. Flo also won the B string long jump with 4.39m. The day concluded with a win from the 4×100 relay team of Elena, Emily, Payton and Flo. Well done to all of the athletes who competed; another memorable day with a great team spirit.

(Team managers: Popsie & Debbi)

Oxford City Athletics Club Summer Camps

We’re ready for summer holidays, are you? If you’re out of ideas for
summer activities for your children here’s a great opportunity for them
to consider! Athletics camp is a great way to build confidence in all
areas of run, jump and throw. Our lead coach, Bryan Waker, is a UKA
Performance coach and has extensive experience coaching children of all
levels. We’re offering 4 weeks of inclusive athletics camps.

Dates: All dates can be viewed below or via the links
Times: 9am – 3pm daily (8:45am registration)
Cost: £110 – 4 days | £90pp – 3 days | £70 – 2 days | £40 – 1 day
Location: Horspath track

Open to all comers, so please let your friends and family know. We
welcome all athletes aged 7 – 15. Groups will be formed around
chronological and training age. This will allow children of all levels
to develop and enjoy themselves along the way.

Google forms sign on link:

Week 1 – 24th – 27th July

Week 2 – 31st July – 3rd August

Week 3 – 21st – 24th August

Week 4 – 28th – 31st August

If you’re interested or have any queries, please email

Report for the Wessex League Match 2. U17 in Salisbury


“A beautiful day for our two u17 women athletes, Scarlett Shorter and Florence Wootten, to compete at the bucolic Salisbury track. Scarlett won her A string 100 in a cracking time of 13.4 and also came close to her pb in a tight 200 to finish fourth. Florence also won the B string 100 in 13.5 and jumped a pb in the long jump of 4.43 to come second. A big thank you to these two for representing the club at a time when revision and half term commitments meant many of our athletes were unable to attend.” 
Popsie Wootten (Team Manager U17G)

YDL Match 1. Report

YDL match 1 report

Chiltern Cross Country League 2022/2023. our juniors won the following medals in Division 2:

U11 girl Tacita Kentish – Silver medal overall

U13 girl Sylvie Kentish – Silver medal overall

U15 Girl – Ella Ramsay – Bronze medal overall

U13 Girls team  – Bronze medal overall

U15 Girls Team – Silver medal

U17 and U20 team – Bronze Medal

U15 Boys  – Gold medal

Juniors – third overall in the league

Seniors – fifth overall in the league


Important Announcement for the Christmas Holiday!

The track will be closed in the evenings during the Christmas period, from Dec 22nd to Jan 3rd.
During this time, no floodlight use will be allowed.Club members may train on the track during daylight hours and should pay the usual track use fee if they train.

New building

Work on the club’s new indoor training area will commence on Wednesday 26th October. Initially the contractor, MJ Conway, will be onsite to secure the site and ensure that it is safe for athletes to continue using the track during the period of building works. Demolition and construction will not commence immediately but will start in November. We obviously aim to minimise disruption to all track users, but it will be necessary for everyone to take care not to enter the construction site. All training equipment will be available as usual, and the track itself will be unaffected. There will also be movement of machinery and heavy vehicles to and from the site, but this will occur during the day time when the majority of track users will be unaffected. 

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to ask, or

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