Triple jump and long jump events are becoming very popular at schools, colleges and clubs throughout the UK. The London 2012 Olympics has been introducing more young people to athletics. But with the installation of all new athletics facilities in a whole host of organisations, we need to make sure that these sports surfaces are safe for kids to use.
Rubber Edges For Sand Pits
A good quality sand pit is an essential component of any long jump or triple jump runway facility. It provides a safe surface for the athlete to land on which reduces the risk of injuries. We always recommend installing soft rubber edges for your long jump sand pit as it offers the best safety characteristics for the children who are using the facility.
These rubber edges are designed to absorb impact from trips or falls. This means any risk of injury from a bad landing is lower and the surface is as safe as possible. It is also important to ensure that the performance and safety characteristics of the athletics facility meet the accreditations recommended by the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations).
Specification of Rubber Edges
These soft rubber kerbs for long jump and triple jump sand pits are made from recycled truck tyres. Because of this they are usually black and come in a standard size of 1200mm x 50mm x 155mm. We install rubber edges in the same way as the more traditional precast concrete edgings. You can also find these around long jump and triple jump landing pits in the UK.
We can also install rubber edges around wetpour play areas to provide an extra safe impact absorbing surface to keep children safe while they are playing at school, nursery or in public playgrounds.
Get in Touch
Soft Surfaces Ltd is a knowledgeable contractor in the installation and maintenance of artificial sports and play area surfacing. We can assist you with every aspect of your sports surfacing enquiry. Our team always aim to offer a professional service at all times. We can also help you with funding your project through a funding grant so please use the funding search tool to look for grants which your organisation may be eligible for.
If you would like further information about athletics equipment or any other sports or play surfacing products, please visit our website at https://www.softsurfaces.co.uk/ where you can find details of our previous projects. To discuss an enquiry for a sports or play area facility, please fill in our contact form. We will get back to you with information regarding costs and quotes to suit the budget for your project.
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