Long Jump Runway Dimensions

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Long jump runway dimensions will vary depending on the individual specifications of each project and the requirements of the organisation, athletics facilities which are mainly being used by younger children, for example at primary schools, wouldn’t need to have a full runway as they wouldn’t be able to gain much speed over a longer distance. This also means that the school could get a second lane installed which would give a larger area so more people could use the facility at any one time, which is perfect for busy schools with a lot of students that will want to use the long jump. Although if the client needs to fit within a tight budget, having only one lane build would be the better option, allowing the client freedom to customise their sports surfaces. However for more professional athletics clubs, the long jump runway dimensions would have to stay within the guidelines set out by the IAAF athletics governing body due to the facility being used in competitions, this ensures a fair competition and accurate distance results.


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The reason that a lot of schools and higher education centres have asked for a single and multi lane long jump runway, is because they are a great way to stay fit and healthy, improve fitness levels and have fun! More people enjoy this activity because it seems more exciting than running. It is very important for kids to increase their health and physical fitness levels, this can be done quickly using the assembly of sports facilities. We provide a wide range of numerous services that will aid to find the ideal long jump landing pit facility for your needs.

Long Jump Pit Sizing

The clients also have control over the long jump pit sizing, this allows for institutions such as primary schools and high schools to save money over the size of the pit, also as it’s unlikely that primary school children would be able to jump as far as professional athletes, the long jump pit sizing being small won’t affect the facility for them. The standard IAAF size for a long jump pit is 9 meters by 2.75 metres; therefore long jump pit sizing must be to these dimensions if the facility is being used competitively. With the change in long jump pit sizing, the size of the sand pit cover will also have to be altered to ensure it fits the landing pit properly and provides adequate protection, it is essential that you cover your sand pit when it is not in use to maintain good performance characteristics. Having a smaller pit will also help keep costs down, this is good for any institution that needs to fit within a tight budget. We can offer you a flexible quote and help you design a long jump runway and sand pit specification which meets your requirements and fits within your budget guidelines to ensure you’re happy with the final product.


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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