There are various long jump runway specifications, as each surface type has specific qualities, making them a more suitable fit for certain projects than others.
The two main types of long jump surfacing are synthetic or polymeric, both of which have different benefits to be considered.
Both synthetic and polymeric surfaces are highly porous, making them highly weather-resistant as on a rainy day, the water will pass through the surface.
However, certain features separate the two surfaces and should be explored before deciding which would be best for you and your project in Hertfordshire.
Synthetic Long Jump
Multisport Synthetic or Needlepunch surfacing is hard-wearing, resistant, and elastic, making it the ideal surface for secondary and primary schools sports facilities in Welwyn Garden City.
The synthetic grass tracks are fibre bonded, intertwined together and filled with sand, which results in a soft landing to prevent any possible injuries for young children during athletics events.
Needlepunch materials are available in a wide range of colours, so it is possible to create unique and educational designs which will make the long jump runway exciting and fun for young children, especially those in primary schools.
The polymeric surface is durable and stable, making it the most suitable surface for professional clubs, universities, and competitive secondary schools around Welwyn Garden City.
Polymeric rubber long jump runways are made from an EPDM rubber crumb and binder placed on a macadam sub-base; this creates a perfect foundation for athletic tracks and sports such as long jump, triple jump and relay races.
Polymeric rubber can be easily painted, so running tracks can be made multi-functional by adding line markings for specific athletic events.
Long Jump Runway Costs
The average long jump in Hertfordshire costs around £15,000 + VAT.
The price of a long jump runway will vary depending on some limiting factors, these can consist of:
Variation of colours used
Length of the job
The size of a facility makes a massive variation to the general expenses of the work, therefore, you should fill out our no-obligation enquiry form to get a quote today.
Benefits of a Long Jump Runway
There are a few benefits that can be considered when having a long jump runway installed at your location in Welwyn Garden City!
Here are a few that are key to mention:
They can meet any dimension- whether you want a smaller or larger runway, this can be sorted and bespoke for you!
We will always try to get the best price for you and your budget!
The maintenance level for a runway is very low!
When you have your long-jump runway installed with us, you will get to experience all of the amazing advantages that come with it!
Types of Long Jump Runways
There are 4 main types of long jump runway surfacing to choose from when having the installment persued.
Multisport Synthetic Turf Carpet
This surfacing type is commonly used for schools and recreational grounds, using sand-infilled artificial grass that is fibre bonded needle punch.
Spray Coat Polymeric
This particular surface is a sprayed EPDM texture that will regularly used on a base that has a depth of around 15mm.
This surface will have 2 layers (hence the sandwich name) with an EPDM wearing course, usually used for bases with a depth of 13mm.
Olympic Track Polymeric
This is a rubber crumb EPDM surface that has is layered and installed onto a depth of 13mm.
Sand Landing Pit
The sand landing pit is installed at the end of the long jump runway and provides a soft landing for the jumping run ups; silica sand is typically used in the sand pits.
The sand pits sizing can change depending on the academic institutions or sporting facilities’ requirements.
For example, professional athletics clubs in Welwyn Garden City will need larger sand pits than educational institutions, as they may have a higher spending budget and will be engaging in a higher level of UK athletics.
Take-off boards and rubber retaining edges can also be fitted to ensure an even higher level of safety and precaution.
Specialist Long Jump Installers
Nearly every site in Welwyn Garden City will follow the same long jump runway construction process; step one in installing a long-jump is to ensure the area has been prepared.
Typically a geotextile layer will be fitted to prevent weeds from growing beneath, through or on the surface of the run-up track, then the sub-base layer is laid on top.
A polymeric surface sub-base is made with a layer of stones and macadam which creates a sturdy foundation.
Long Jump Runway & Sand Pit Renovation & Resurfacing
As well as installing new long jump runways and pits, we also offer renovation services. That includes resurfacing runways, installing new edges, new groundworks, and relaying sub-bases for resurfacing.
We provide services to repair or clean aspects of the runways, such as the sub-base, retaining edge and long jump pit.
If you would like to receive even more information on Long Jump Runway services, make sure you get in touch with us today!
Long jump track maintenance is the key to keeping track in excellent condition. Maintenance costs for track facilities can vary depending on the surface.
If your track gets any marks on it, use warm water and soap to clean it. If any unwanted weeds appear, treatment should be applied as soon as possible.
It is necessary not to use any oil-based products, which can cause problems with the surfacing and surrounding areas.
If you have unwanted weeds, apply treatment immediately, preventing them from becoming too much of an issue to remove down the line.
Size and Dimensions
The area size and dimensions of the long jump facility depend on various factors, such as the type of institution at which the long jump runway facility is being installed.
Schools typically require shorter long jump runways than athletic facilities.
Professional athletic facilities may require a longer long jump runway as individuals may be training for competitive events, so the long jump runway used in training should mimic national championships or Olympic games for effective practice.
Get in touch with our friendly team who can help you decide on a cost-effective long jumping track and suitable design.
Compact Long Jump Surfaces
Compact athletics facilities have become increasingly popular in primary and secondary educational institutions, universities and colleges in Welwyn Garden City, as they are fun, easy to fit and won’t break the bank.
Jumping tracks that are soft and vibrant encourage children to participate in physical activity and help their personal growth by improving fitness and confidence.
It is typical for quality sports facilities to have small high jump fans installed as part of the compact facility alongside their long jump runways.
High jump fans are the runway for the sport, high jump, and they usually use the same materials as the long jump runways.
Other types of compact sports facilities which could be fitted include throwing circles for discus, jogging tracks for warm-ups and running tracks for athletic training.
What is a long jump runway?
A long jump runway is a run-up track and sand pit, typically used for the athletic sport, the long jump or triple jump.
The most common surfacing for a long jumping track in Welwyn Garden City is either polymeric rubber or Multisport synthetic surfaces.
What is the minimum runway length for long jump?
The standard minimum length for a long jump is 40 metres.
The take-off board should be 1.22 metres, and the long jump pit should be 9 metres by 2.75 metres.
What long jump surface works best?
Polymeric or Multisport synthetic (needle punch) are the most common surfacing for a long jump track, and silica sand is the most popular material for the long jump pit.
Multisport synthetic surfacing is the most popular long jump for institutions such as primary schools due to its soft, bouncy foundation, which helps prevent injury if young people fall or trip.
Polymeric is the preferred surfacing for sports facilities where long jump is competed professionally due to its stable foundation.
Silica sand is typically used for the long jump pit as this sand is clean and washed to prevent contamination.
Can the sugar tax fund long jump runways?
It is possible to get your long jump installation funded by the sugar tax.
This is part of the government’s initiative to get young people moving more and reduce childhood obesity.
What are Compact Facilities for Long Jump?
A compact long jump facility is a smaller runway and sand pit. Compact facilities are commonly found in schools and sports clubs and they can be used for recreational purposes.
Find More Info
Make sure you contact us today for a number of great Long Jump Runway services in East of England.
Here are some towns we cover near Welwyn Garden City.
We absolutely love the service provided. Their approach is really friendly but professional. We went out to five different companies and found Long Jump Runway to be value for money and their service was by far the best. Thank you for your really awesome work, we will definitely be returning!
Adam Marsh Hertfordshire
We have used Long Jump Runway for many years as they are certainly the best in the UK. The attention to detail and professional setup is what makes this company our go-to company for all our work. I highly recommend the team for the immense work - we highly recommend them!
Jalen Moss Hertfordshire
For more information on Long Jump Runway services in Welwyn Garden City, fill in the contact form below to receive a free quote today.