We can install a long jump landing pit along with the full running track to give you the perfect athletics facility. Lots of schools choose to have these installed as they are versatile and allow pupils to practise a different type of sport. We have also fitted the jumping tracks and sand pits for professional clubs across the UK in various designs.
Don’t hesitate to speak with one of our experts if you need more information on all of the products we have to offer. Whether you are interested in a school recreational facility or a top standard club runway, we can provide the perfect design for you. Just fill in the contact form and let us know what you are looking for so we can give you a quote for the work.
Athletics Sand Pit Design
The long jump landing pit is designed to help keep the athletes and any users of the facility safe, and also to make it easier to measure the results of the jump, making it an essential part of any longjump facility. The athletics sand pit design can be changed and altered to help an institution stick within their budget, the most obvious way to do this is to change the size and dimensions of the long jump pit landing facility. If you are a primary school, your sand box could be a lot smaller than one being used for professional and competitive use by trained athletes.
The IAAF standard landing pit size for longjump and triple jump is 9 meters by 2.75 meters, as this is a large sand landing surface, and children at a primary school would not get close to the end, allowing for them to have a smaller box constructed. However high schools and colleges should have their sand pit closer to the size of the IAAF standard landing pit as young athletes will be emerging. You can also have a larger one installed to allow more than one person to use it at any one time, this is perfect for schools and clubs that have a high number of potential users of the facility. The size and dimensions of the long jump runway surfacing and the pit can be altered to fit in with the space you have available as well as any budget requirements you need to stick to.
Compact Athletics Runway Surfaces
A new model of affordable and sustainable external athletics features which serve as a stepping stone into sports club venues is currently being made. Quite a lot of young children don’t get the chance to participate in particular athletic events since educational institutions find it hard to have quality sporting areas set up. The reason behind this could sometimes be on account of limited space outside or even a shortage of available funds for the institution. Compact sports facilities are built to fit current spaces and spending budgets, as well as provide practical, motivational features at which boys and girls of all ages and all abilities could increase their fitness and self-confidence. They are also designed to produce the FUNdamental sporting movement skills of running, jumping and throwing.
By installing different sports facilities, such as a long jump landing pit, youngsters are capable of getting involved with a variety of activities for a far more diverse experience. Primary components usually include things such as sprint tracks, throwing circles and jumping run ups. To produce a multiuse athletic area, a simple 60m long jump track could also be used for sprinting, baton racing as well as hurdles in order to make the most of the space. This can be great for academic institutions where there is not enough space for a standard 400m track.
Given that the individuals can try out numerous activities, a few might discover a particular one which they love and would like to continue on in a professional sports club. There aren’t many facilities which are aimed at people at the beginners level, making young people hesitant to be involved in athletics. It is necessary for youngsters to participate in sports at a young age – KS1 and KS2 – and proceed through Key Stage 3 and 4. A whole new set of criteria has been produced by UKA to ensure that athletic areas are more widely accessible to young people. The plan supplies schools with smaller, recreational top quality features which may be designed with a vibrantly coloured, exciting appearance for young children.
Long Jump Pit Specifications
Considering that the spec and style of compact sports facilities may be altered, near enough any club or institution could have one installed. These can include features like recreational run ups with the long jump sand pit, small sized high-jump fans and perimeter jogging tracks. We’re able to adjust dimensions of each installation to fit the available room on site. Compact athletics facilities are versatile, which enables them to be utilized for a number of organisations. For several projects, existing sports activity and playgrounds may be developed in academic institutions to create a much more diverse athletics provision. By taking part in diverse sport events, children from KS1-KS4 can all build up leaning and also physical fitness abilities.
A primary reason you have to update your athletics facility is to motivate children to take part in these kinds of sports. Being able to run, jump and throw is very important as part of physical development. If a school or college is seeking a much more cost effective beginners level product, the compact facilities are perfect for reducing expenses if you only require a recreational area. Smaller sized facilities assist to introduce the FUNdamentals of athletics so young people can build on basic skills of movement along with physical exercise.
The main objective for UKA is to motivate children and young people to take part in sporting activities including athletics, which explains why these kinds of facilities are so valuable. In 2017 the IPC and IAAF World Championships is going to be hosted in London, ideally motivating much more young people to become involved in athletic sports in school. When utilizing these compact athletic facilities, young people may find a particular activity that they like and could enrol in a qualified sports club – helping to better participation in athletics.
If you are unsure how to long jump, it is simple. The person will run up the lane at a good speed and then when they get to a marked out space they have to jump and then they will land in the long jump landing pit which is sand. The person who can do the biggest leap will be the winner of the competition. As people will be leaping in the air and then onto the ground, it is important to have soft ground for them to jump in to so that they are at a reduced risk of hurting themselves.
Recreational Long Jump Landing Pit
The athletic industry identifies Amateur Athletic Association as AAA. This is the earliest governing body for athletics and it was about before UKA. The Association is currently more involved with the volunteering part of sports and doesn’t govern any longer. They work with many organisations in Britain such as schools and also athletics clubs. A lot of competitions and activities are offered to young athletes by the group to help them build up their abilities. These track and field contests for young athletes designed by the AAA are regarded as development tools for grass root and kids for the future.
Woodhouse grove school
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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!
Amateur Athletic Association Standards Scheme is a recognition of athletes grading them on the subject of distances or times with track and field athletics activities. These kinds of requirements depend on the outcomes of earlier events and create 4 different grades that the very best athletes get listed into. Overall performance requirements are decided by previous results and sources that have gathered information over the years. Young children may be rewarded with badges as well as certificates. England Athletics along with the Amateur Association work to raise the number of individuals who take part in athletic activities by giving out plaques and rewards to young children attaining Grade One. Small grants are offered to youngsters looking to start a career in sports by the AAA Charity for the Young.
The AAA has additionally adopted safeguarding the history of the sport. The best sports athletes are rewarded with exceptional and historic trophies by the AAA. A lot of people are getting involved with athletics because of the AAA.
In academic institutions, National Championships are run by Amateur Athletic Association to encourage children to participate in athletics. Athletics equipment and sponsorships may be funded by the AAA, since they give cash to competitions just like the National Championships whenever they can.
This video shows our team fitting a multi lane jumping facility with sand pit for recreational use at a school.
Costs for Long Jump Pits
Costs for this surface will vary on a few different things, the most obvious one being the size of the long jump landing pit in question. We can alter and change the size so that it is more accessible for some schools and facilities, obviously the bigger the facility, the more expensive it’ll be to construct. It is also important to make sure that you have all the required equipment to keep your surface properly maintained such as a sand box rake to smooth out the landing surface and remove and potential damaging contaminants, and a sand box cover to ensure no contaminations occur in the first place. Take a look at this page to find out more about the sand pit covers we supply – https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/athletics/long-jump/sand-pit-cover/ and feel free to contact us if you need some more information.
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These costs for long jump pits may seem unnecessary and irritating but they are designed to ensure that you can make the most out of your sports facility, and that they will last to the longest potential product life they have. It is our goal to make sure that you get the best quality sports facility at the best possible value, and we will work with you to help reduce costs for your landing pit and keep within a budget if you need to. Please get in touch with us through our contact form if you want to discuss the installation of athletics facilities and we’ll get back to you with some product sheets and an idea of the costs.
Please fill in our contact form to speak to an expert today about installing a long jump landing pit at your facility. We would be happy to give you more information and offer you a price for completing the project. Designs and costs will vary depending on area size, location, and the design of the sand pit, but don’t hesitate to let us know if you need to stick to a certain budget.
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