Walton Track Closure And The Alternative.
As you've probably heard and are aware Walton Track at Stompond Lane has been sold off to developers for housing. The closure date is expected to be April 1st or thereabouts. We're hoping to move to the new Ecel sports hub with a brand new running track in early September if it 's completed by then (hopefully this will be the case) and we're offered a slot that would suit the majority of clubs members. In the interim period I've managed to secure the school field at Ashley School in Walton. It's not perfect but is a useful stop gap until September. It's large enough to get a decent run distance in, almost 400 metres. This development has been planned for a few years and the change has been forced on us. The cost (as it's going to be contracted will become considerably more expensive than we pay at the moment but with the numbers we have I'm hoping to keep the membership costs the same in 2018. I'll inform you all of developments in good time. We're also capping the swim and run sessions. Twenty maximum for the swim ( direct payment members get priority, not all turn up so no overcrowing). The track is also being capped and only older juniors over nine will be considered or put on a waiting list.