Running Track Maintenance and Resurfacing

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Athletes training on an running track resurfacing uk need a surface that absorbs and returns energy evenly to prevent stress injuries. As the sport seeks to grow mass participation, more of these facilities are being installed across the country. Within a one mile radius of my home in Berkshire, three schools now have two-lane synthetic running tracks with high jump fans and long jump runways.

If you have a full sized 400m synthetic running track or even a smaller area such as a short sprint track, it will need regular cleaning and maintenance to keep it looking good and working to its maximum potential. A lack of time for maintenance can see a reduction in the performance characteristics of the surface and even lead to bald patches of grass which can become muddy and dangerous for users.

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An effective maintenance programme will combine regular advanced pressure washing techniques with specialized polymeric surface cleaning and resurfacing to combat the daily wear and tear of weather variations and traffic patterns. The result will be a safe, reliable, high-performance athletics track that can be used for both elite competition and community recreational use.

In some cases the damage to a running track will be so severe that it needs resurfacing, or perhaps renovation work. This can involve removing the existing rubber/polyurethane track layer without touching the asphalt or concrete base and replacing it with a new, modern surface. This process can be completed quickly, and if the line markings are faded it is possible to repaint them too. If the cracking goes deeper than just the surface of the track it may be necessary to repair the asphalt/concrete base and dig down to the aggregate/stone sub base beneath.