A tartan track is a trade name for a rubberized artificial running track surface and is basically a all weather running surface. The tartan track is made up of rubber crumb granules and polyurethane. It is an ideal surface for athletes because gives a cushion feel for the joints and also prevents a natural mud bath.
Track and field athletics cover a tartan running track, tartan long jump runway, tartan high jump fan, tartan throwing circle, tartan surface javelin run up, tartan surfacing pole vault runway and much more. The tartan track is also known to many as wetpour surfacing, polymeric surfaces, rubber crumb surface, sandwich system rubber surfaces, vulcanized rubber surfacing or polymeric tracks.
Below shows a video of a long jump construction which shows the build up, groundworks, tartan surfacing and long jump landing pit constructed :