You guys, I'm having a minor rant here. There are SO many running tracks around the UK that just aren't available for general public use! They're so wasted! I live in Marlborough and the only track here is part of Marlborough College. You can rent it as an organisation but not as an individual - I've asked twice (begged actually) but due to insurance reasons I'm unable to use it. The nearest track is Swindon which is only available during Athletics Club sessions and Andover, which IS available for public use but is 45 minutes away from home. I get so frustrated running past empty tracks and not being able to use them. In the US, where we used to live, every high school has a beautiful track which is legally open to the public except when the school teams are using them (and even then they allow you to use them if that's possible and safe). Sigh..