High Jump Dimensions

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Depending on the level of use your athletics facility gets, the high jump dimensions can vary for each surface that we install. Typically the area will be in a 180 degree semi-circular fan shape to allow athletes the best run up before completing their jump. Specialist equipment and accessories supplied for this event will also come in a range of sizes to meet different performance requirements.

We install recreational athletics areas for schools and colleges in the UK, the high jump dimensions for these surfaces can be custom made to fit the outdoor space you have available. It is recommended that the minimum area size for a school practise runway is 15m. This will give students a good amount of space for a run before they complete their jump. For an athletics facility of this nature which is used just for PE lessons, after school clubs and small competitions, the best surface type to choose would be Multisport synthetic surfacing. This is a knitted artificial carpet which is ideal for recreational sports surfaces, fill in our contact form to find out more on this specification.

If your athletics run up is going to be used as a professional facility for international competitions and events, the minimum high jump dimensions should be 20m. However it is preferable to have a 25m runway for this kind of area to allow athletes more space to complete a run up. With this kind of professional facility we would usually install the runway in a polymeric EPDM rubber surface as this is approved to IAAF performance standards. As this is a premium product it comes at a higher price so we wouldn’t recommend it for a school or recreational surface unless it is going to be used for international standard events.


High Jump Equipment Sizes

As well as completing installation projects for athletics surfacing in the UK, we supply high jump equipment for training and competitions at clubs, schools, colleges and universities. Because each sports facility is different and the people who use them will vary in ability, there are a range of high jump equipment sizes and specifications. An important accessory which is used for safety in high jump is the landing mat, this is made of soft foam with PVC covers. We will supply these specialist safety mats to a range of sizes for different performance standards. The smallest dimensions that we offer for school and club high jump mattresses are 5m x 2.5m which is ideal for a simple practise area. Larger mats can be supplied up to 7m x 4m for international IAAF standard competitions.

Other accessories such as crossbars and stands are available in a range of heights so you can choose the best specification and high jump equipment sizes for your own facility. Our expert team will be able to offer advice on the best choice of equipment for your high jump facility so you can keep costs down. If you are interested in installing a new athletics surface at your organisation, please contact us via the enquiry form on the left of this page. We can send over product sheets and create bespoke high jump dimensions to suit the space you have available.


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!

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