There are a number of different athletics facilities which we can install for schools, clubs and leisure centres across the UK. Examples of the surfaces and facilities we specialise in are:
Athletics Running Tracks
We install athletics tracks for a number of different organisations in a range of designs and specifications to suit each budget. The two main surface types we install for athletics tracks are:
Polymeric Rubber Surfacing – This surface type is traditionally installed for professional athletics clubs and for competitive events. The polymeric track surface is made up of EPDM rubber granules which are mixed together with a binder and poured out onto a macadam base. Polymeric surfacing can be installed in a range of depths and area sizes to fit with the individual specification of each project.
Needlepunch Synthetic Turf – This fibre bonded artificial grass surface type is extremely durable and long lasting and can be installed in a variety of bright colours and stripe designs. A layer of sand infill is installed within the woven turf carpet to keep the fibres upright and enhance the performance qualities. Many primary schools in the UK choose to have the needlepunch surfacing installed as it creates a softer landing surface to protect young kids from trips and falls whilst using the athletics facility.
We can also apply line markings for both of these surface types to distinguish between separate numbered lanes and to enable accurate scoring for races and competitive events as well as for training with different sports.
Long Jump and Triple Jump Runways and Sand Pits
Long jump and triple jump runway surfacing can be installed in the same surface types as athletics running tracks – polymeric rubber or needlepunch synthetic turf. Both of these surfaces can be line marked for multi use with both long jump and triple jump athletics events.
We also install the sand landing pits for these athletics facilities in a number of sizes and specifications. The sand pit is extremely important as it allows accurate jump scores to be taken and also gives a safe area for the athlete to land once they have completed their jump. These can also be customised to fit within a particular space, to make sure you’ve got the perfect facility.
High Jump Fans
Needlepunch artificial turf and polymeric EPDM rubber are also the primary surface types that are used in the high jump services we carry out. These surface specifications provide great grip and traction for high jump events, therefore creating good performance characteristics for high jump athletes during training and competitions. The overall designs and specifications can be altered to suit your budget, and we can be very flexible on the construction process.
Maintenance of Athletic Facilities
We offer a number of professional maintenance services to help look after athletics tracks and facilities in a wide range of specifications. The maintenance we carry out could include pressure washing for polymeric surfaces, rejuvenation of sand infill for needlepunch synthetic turf, removal of dirt and debris from sand landing pits. We can also provide extra equipment to help you keep your athletics facility free from damage, including sand pit rakes and covers. Click here to find out more information on maintenance of athletics facilities and what you can do to keep the surface in top condition – http://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/athletics/athletics-track/repairs/ shows you all the ongoing repairs and maintenance of athletics facilities.
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If you’d like any further information about the athletics facilities we install, take a look through the pages on the ‘athletics’ tab to find what you’re looking for. You can also send us an enquiry through filling in our contact form with as much detail as possible about your project. One of our experienced staff members will be happy to get back to you with some helpful advice in regards to costs and specifications.