Oxford City AC have been at the Horspath track since the mid-1970s, and it has been our home track since then. The track was a cinder track initially, but was converted to all-weather tartan track in 1996. It was resurfaced by Oxford City Council in 2015. The track has undergone constant maintenance and improvement, with funds being provided by the Club and Oxford City Council. The track is used year-round, and is particularly busy in the summer, when there are competitions at the track every week from April to September. The Club has a large programme of competitions which it organises annually.
In February 2021 we upgraded to LED floodlights.
The track benefits from a beautiful setting at the foot of Shotover Hill Country Park. It has parking for up to 250 cars, with capacity for overflow parking. The trackside buildings comprise a clubhouse and café (usually open during home competitions), changing rooms, toilets and showers.
Track Type: Synthetic, 400m, 8 lanes, 10 lane straight
Field Event Facilities: Full – 2 HJ (same end), 1 PV, 4 LJ, 2 TJ, 2 SP, 2 DT, 1 HT, 2 JT, outside HT/DT cage
S/C Water Jump: Inside track, height adjustable
- Stand with seating
Opening Hours (subject to change, and not applicable when there are competitions during the summer).
Monday – open from 7.00am to 6.00pm, then reserved from 6pm to 8pm for Oxford City Athletic Club Juniors. Limited to 80 athletes at any one time.
Tuesday – open from 7.00am to 8.00pm, but with a limit of 80 athletes on the track at any one time. Please check in advance if you are not an Oxford City member and would like to train from 6pm onwards.
Wednesday – open from 7.00am to 6.00pm, then reserved between 6pm and 8pm for Oxford City Athletic Club Juniors plus pre-booked external groups. Limited to 80 athletes at any one time.
Thursday – open from 7.00am to 8.00pm, but with a limit of 80 athletes on the track at any one time. 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 9.00am, then closed between 9.00am and 3pm for use by Wheels for All (strictly no track or field users). 3pm-5pm open, then closed from 5pm onwards for use by Oxford Brookes University AC.
Saturday – closed 9.00am to 1pm, then open until 6pm (currently no floodlights available on Saturdays).
Sunday – open from 7.00am-5pm – no floodlights available on Sunday)
Oxford City Athletic Club