Athletics Track and Field Facilities
The map of Athletics Facilities identifies sporting and athletics facilities in the UK, some are in Wales. The Bridgend Athletic Track was opened in June 1914. It is located at Broom Terrace, Whiteheads Ground, behind St Bridgets Church. The official name of this sporting facility is now actually called Penybont Playing fields. The Bridgend Roller Rink is now privately run and also contains a cafe and two bowling alleys. When closed, this was used as a homeless facility by Yale and Bridgend College for some time.
Brynmawr Athletics Track is another athletics facility in Wales, located in Brynmawr, Blaencwm Parish, south-east of Bridgend County Borough. It is popular for national women's athletic events. Its main attraction is the newly developed England England Athletics venue. It is also interesting to note that this facility was the home of the Bridgend Athletic Club in South Wales. The 400-meter athletics track is of the synthetic variety. This makes it excellent for hosting national sporting events but non-optimal for the sub 10sec sprinters. The year-round facility covers 86 acres of prime sporting real estate in Glamorgan, South Wales. The Norwich track contains a large grass athletic field complex that hosts many cross-country multi-sport competitions throughout the year. The 400-meter track is large, flat, and straight. A prime surface for the various winter foot races, the track has been host to some of the top runners in the world. The facility is considered one of the most pristine and prestigious multi-use facilities within the UK and its surrounding counties.
Cardiff International Sports Stadium is a unique project. It has been specially designed to host international sporting events for Wales and provide a plethora of additional non-sport recreational land use. Officially opened on 12th September 2011, the Cardiff International Sports Stadium is one of the most modern stadium facilities in Europe. Its main attraction is the warm-up track, the only running track of its type in the UK. The stadium is also home to a 1000 seated grandstand, an international standard throw area, including an all-weather throw cage for discus, pole vault, long jump, and high-jump.
Carmarthen Leisure Centre Track is one of the most beautiful track venues in North Wales and home to Carmarthen Harriers and West Wales Athletics Association. It is located within the shadow of the new state-of-the-art Cardiff grandstand, its gymnasium, international standard level 3 Football pitch, and additional community sporting facilities.