When building any type of athletics facility such as a running track or long jump run up and pit, the athletics track dimensions depend entirely on the specification for each individual project as the surface could be built as a full sized running track, a long jump/ triple jump runway or even a high jump fan area. Of course these will all have completely different athletics track dimensions and the sizes can be tailored to fit with the space you have available.
If you’re looking to install a full sized facility for professional training and competitive events, we would recommend that the athletics track dimensions stick to the standard sizes set our by athletics governing bodies such as IAAF. This will ensure that the students or athletes using the facility are training on a top quality surface which is as similar as possible to a professional running track, triple jump runway, long jump surface or high jump area. These facilities which are used in competitions and events will often be installed in polymeric rubber surfacing because it provides an ideal surface for a range of different events. Polymeric EPDM rubber can be installed in a range of bright colours with line markings painted in contrasting colours to turn the surface into a multi purpose facility.
Individual Athletics Track Dimensions
For a facility which is going to be used for recreational use, perhaps in a primary school, needlepunch synthetic turf is a great alternative to the polymeric surfaces because it’s a lot softer. This helps to protect kids during lessons and after school sports clubs so they don’t get injured from trips and falls like they might on the harder rubber surface. These recreational needlepunch synthetic tracks can be installed in a range of athletics track dimensions to suit the area size that you have available. Because the facility will mostly be for fun rather than competitions, it is not necessary to have a full sized track installed if you don’t have the space. This can also help you to save money on your project if you need to stick within a budget because downsizing on the design of the facility will cut costs to your organisation.
Woodhouse grove school
Soft Surfaces won a competitive tender to supply and install a new 6528 m² all weather pitch, marked for football, rugby union and three 5-a-side pitches. There is storage at one end for posts and equipment and the complex is enclosed by a 3m high rebound fence. Lighting columns were erected along the perimeter, and lighting bollards to the access path. A large-scale earthworks scheme was undertaken to create a plateau some 900mm above the 100-year flood level in order to accommodate the pitch. SS worked over weekends and during the normal Christmas shutdown to minimise delays.
When AFC Bournemouth wanted to create a new training surface, we looked into the various options. We discussed the performance and playing characteristics of a variety of surfaces. In the summer, we chose a 3G surface (Rhino Turf VT40) which was supplied and installed by Soft Surfaces Ltd. We chose the Rebounce shock-pad to compliment the VT40 surface, as it met the performance, quality and the most natural appearance – so much more realistic in looks, feel and performance than other synthetic surfaces. We have found Soft Surfaces to be very professional and easy to deal and work with.
Banister Primary School
We believe we received good value for money by opting to use Soft Surfaces and would like to thank the team for making it painless and stress-free installation experience. We were particularly impressed with the degree of flexibility your exercised as we wanted to change the perimeter area. It’s also important that I state how impressed we were with the cleanliness and tidiness of the work; the site was spotless upon completion. Likewise, the after service has been good and we appreciate that you’ve stayed in touch to make sure we were pleased with the end product. In summary i would be happy to reccomend Soft Surfaces without hesitation or reservation; it was a pleasure doing business with you!
Activity For All
Soft Surfaces came to run a brief presentation on the advantages of their product and why he felt that this was best value and straight away we understood what we was getting as a product, service and installation. I am more than happy with how the project ran with it being delivered ontime, within budget and now have a great football artificial 3G surface. I would strongly recommend dealing with James Dooley at Soft Surfaces who will talk you through the various costs, specifications and finer details because would definitely like to point out that the cheapest is not always the best value. Massive thank you to the team for providing us now with a thriving new facility!
Golborne High School
I would like to express my thanks to all the staff at Soft Surfaces Ltd for helping our school in the upgrade of our MUGA flooring. We were experiencing serious problems with contaminated sand causing flooding and making the surface dangerous under foot. You undertook a site visit and carried out an infill contamination assessment to investigate the problems. This identified that the sand infill needed replacing to bring the facility back to its correct playing characteristics and porous again. The PE staff in school are extremely impressed with the impact of the work undertaken and have commented that it has made a significant improvement to the MUGA surface. I would certainly recommend Soft Surfaces!
The athletics track dimensions for each project can also vary dependent on who is going to be using the facility once it’s been built. For example a long jump facility which is only used by young children at a primary school would not need to be as big as one which is used by adults as younger children aren’t likely to jump as far. These variables all have an effect on the overall cost and design of each athletics surface installation. Please get in touch with us via out contact form if you have any questions or if you’d like to send us an enquiry for athletics track construction or maintenance.
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