There is no standard dimension for the construction of a long jump landing pit as it seems that they can be made to any design, specification and budget. However, triple Jump does have its standard UK Athletics & IAAF specification of 9m x 3m (27m2). The actual build up of the athletics landing sand pit is started with an engineered sub base and finished off with a EPDM recycled rubber sprayed surface which is also known as Tartan surfacing or Polymeric surface. This surfacing is finished with a removable take off board and the landing pit is filled with washed silica sand which ensures a safe and soft landing area.
Funding is now available through funding partners such as Sport England and Inspired facilities as this type of facility is becoming more popular in schools and with local authorities and this may be due to the Olympic Games being held in the UK.
Soft Surfaces Ltd can help you with all aspects of your specifications, designs, quotations and construction of the landing sand pit as we are a true sports surface turnkey contractor. Have a look at our website or call us on 01625 445760