IAAF Athletics Track Surfacing

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As specialist contractors we are able to install IAAF athletics track surfacing for facilities throughout the UK. This is a specification which has received accreditations by IAAF for use in competitive events. We will typically install this type of surface for professional clubs who require the highest performance standards.

You can speak to us today through the contact form on this page if you are interested in these facilities. We’d be happy to send you some product information explaining the designs of these surfaces. If you would like a quote for installation please include your project location and dimensions of the area so we can give you the most accurate price.

Professional Standard Running Tracks

Within the UK there are many IAAF running tracks at athletics stadiums and within universities, schools and colleges for athletes to train and participate in field events from 100m running sprints to long distance track events around the common sized 400m running track generally to IAAF surface specification.

There are many variants of the IAAF athletics track surfacing specifications from supplier to supplier. This is because different manufacturers produce and make different polyurethane resin binders which are mixed with the rubber granules laid on site. We can carry out the full construction of athletic facilities in these different specifications to match your requirements.

Having the accreditation of IAAF gives reassurance to the customer that the whole system will have longevity and be the best standards for the athletes. This is because all the accredited tracks are tested to meet strict guidelines for quality and safety.


IAAF Sports Track Costs

Many ask how much does it cost to build an IAAF track but this depends on the size / dimensions and whether they want the international 400m running tracks set sizes and also a lot depends on the location, existing ground conditions and access to the facility but if you fill in the contact form we are able to offer prices and quotes for this.

As well as the full construction of the athletic tracks, we often get asked about the IAAF sports track costs to resurface or repair an existing tartan track facility which we can easily provide. For this we would need basic information on site location, sizes, dimensions and the specification of the existing athletics surfacing that has been installed. This could be a porous textured spray polymeric system, non porous sandwich system or full PU specification.

Athletic Governing Body Facilities

For anyone reading this who is unsure to the meaning of IAAF then this stands for ‘International Association of Athletics Federations’ and these are the international governing body for the sport of athletics. When first founded in 1912 the name of the governing body was actually called ‘International Amateur Athletics Federation’ however this name changed to its current one in 2001 replacing the wording amateur to association because it was in conjunction for international athletics track and field competitions.


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.

AFC Bournemouth

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!

Many organisations throughout the UK choose to have surfaces specifically designed to meet these guidelines. This is mostly for professional standard clubs who are training athletes and holding competitions. Some schools will also have the top standard facilities so students get the best chance to develop their skills, and so the facility can be rented out for events.

Get in Touch

Don’t hesitate to contact us today for more advice on the specifications we offer. Our experienced team have worked with many clients to install the highest quality sprint tracks and other sports facilities. You can simply use the enquiry form on this page to send over the details of your project and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

We’d appreciate it if you could include as much information as possible when sending over your enquiry for IAAF athletics track surfacing. This will help us to give you the most accurate quote which will be cost effective for you and suit your budget.

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