Sirius Academy Long Jump Construction

April 2012

In April 2012, Fineturf completed the construction of a long and triple facility for Balfour Beatty at the Sirius Academy, Hull. The long jump track was a welcome addition to the 21st century sport academies already impressive facilities, which include a six court sports hall, 3g all weather pitch and sports labs.

The double ended long and triple jump runway was 53m long x 1.22m wide and the two landing pits were 9m long x 3m wide.

Fineturf’s Volvo 360 excavated the formation of the runway and landing pits and using laser guided equipment the levels were set.

A concrete pin kerb edging was installed on the runway and the jump pit edging was rubber topped for safety reasons. A concrete slab walkway was also fitted around the jump pit.

The runway was constructed using a clean stone base prior to laying a porous macadam course and the final surface, a rubber wet pour surface. Foundation troughs and take off boards were fitted to allow long jump from both ends and triple jump from one end.