Pole Vault Runway Specification, Design, Costs

The pole vault is a classic athletics activity which you will see in Olympic events. It’s also popular in UK athletic clubs, schools and colleges for those looking to get into the sport. We can design specialist facilities for this event in a range of design options

Funding is now available in the UK  due to the increase in funding from Inspired Facilities, Sport England and the National Lottery. As the Olympic Games are in the UK, we are seeing many schools, clubs and local authorities looking to replace and upgrade their pole vault facilities. We can help you with the redesign, specification and budget/funding requirements.

Designs for the Pole Vault Run-Up

Pole Vault run-ups have standard dimensions of 1.22m width and 40m length and are made from EPDM Polymeric recycled rubber. This is a common surface which we use for installing athletics facilities and other sports areas.

The pole vault run up or runway also has standard inclinations. The inclination in the running direction is 1:1000 and the overall lateral inclination is 1:100 and it also has a landing cushion of 25m2 or 5m x 5m. Pole vault also has a box which needs to be installed. The specification of this is 1.084m length, 600mm wide at the front end and tapers to 150mm at the bottom.

Professional Pole Vault Standards

Pole Vault can be constructed to meet IAAF, NFHS and NCAA specifications. We can also vary the construction to suit most budgets and costing requirements. It can also be doubled up with the same track runway as a triple jump runway or long jump run up with the jumping area the opposite side to the sand pit.

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We are market-leading sports surfaces contractors and we would be happy to discuss any project needs that you may have. Please visit us on https://www.sportsandsafetysurfaces.co.uk/ or call 01625 445760 for details on product specifications, NBS details and sub base groundworks requirements.

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