Long Throws Test Bed nearing completion!

The long throws test bed has had the artificial turf laid and is in the process of being filled.   The Greenfields woven MX carpet will be ready for testing next week to coincide with the opening of the Crownpoint Track which has just had the ex Commonwealth Games track laid. 

Test bed nearly ready for action - 7kg hammers will be slamming into the surface! 

Test bed nearly ready for action - 7kg hammers will be slamming into the surface! 

The project was funded by Glasgow Life, the IAF Foundation, UK Athletics, Greenfields and Sports Labs.

Long Throws test bed - base ready for shock pad!

Our long throws test bed is taking shape with the stone and macadam now complete!

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During the construction, the base was tested using a light weight defectometer see photo below to ensure that the compaction is consistent and meets minimum stiffness requirements set for the base ( no deformation potential ).  

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