Long Jump Runway Construction in Somerset
This long jump runway construction project took place in a week at a school in Somerset on an existing grass sports field. The first part of the long jump runway construction process involved excavating the existing grass surface to the dimensions specified by the school, and then installing a stone sub base. The porous stone sub base is made up of a layer of angular stones which lock together to create an even foundation for the long jump run up track. Next, the ground was excavated and edgings were put in for the installation of the sand landing pit at the end of the long jump runway.
Long Jump Runway Construction Surfacing
The surface type which was chosen for this long jump runway construction project was Multisport needlepunch synthetic turf. This is a sand filled fibre bonded artificial grass system which is woven together to create a stable and durable surface for the athletics run up. The school chose to have their needlepunch long jump surfacing installed in bright blue, but there are a number of other colour options such as red, green, yellow and even rainbow stripe patterns. Once the stone sub base was complete, the Multisport synthetic turf surfacing was applied onto these foundations by our specialist sport surfacing installers.
As the needlepunch surfacing is a very hard wearing and long lasting material, the school will be able to enjoy the long jump runway for a long time without having to worry about replacing the facility after a few years. This makes the new athletics facility a great investment for the school and helps to cut costs over time. The final stage of the long jump runway construction project was installing the sand landing pit at the end of the run up surface. The sand pit is a very important part of the overall long jump facility installation as it provides a soft landing area for athletes and allows jump distances to be recorded accurately for competitive athletics events.
Brand New Athletics Facility
Once the long jump runway construction was complete, the school were very please with their brand new athletics facility which the kids can now practise on and develop their skills. The needlepunch turf surfacing provides a softer alternative to the traditional polymeric rubber athletics track surfacing which means younger kids are kept safe when using the long jump facility and the risk of injury is reduced. The bright blue colour of the long jump runway also helps to make the sport even more appealing and fun for the children.
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