Athletics ATLa jump apron


The installation of leap tall consists of career sector drive and beaten and fall of athlete. The sector of momentum will make a minimum race 15 m under any circumstances, be increased up to 20 m at least at the world Championships, Olympic Games, drinks of the world Championships of Area, OR geographical area, the sector of momentum where conditions permit will have a minimum length of 25 m. See contains ATLa 1.

It is possible to use the ring of the athletics track as part of the impetus sector, removing the kerb, which will be folded in this area.

The drop zone athlete will have a minimum of 5 m long by 3 m wide and recommended of 6 m long by 4 m in width. Will Be covered by a long cushion of fall of the same dimensions.


To facilitate the development and vision of the competition by athletes and spectators and for security, bands will be reserved spaces free of 1.50 m minimum width in the perimeter of the race sector and falls.


The height between the pavement and the nearest obstacle (power lines in outdoor facilities; underside of roof, hang beam, luminaire, through air conditioning in covered facilities) both on the area as on the outer bands, must be completely free and have a minimum of 4m.


The central axis of jumps and sector area must match drops the geographic address N-NO (drop zone), S-SE (area), with its variation within the period between environment and Not. It must take into account the winds for not skip against them.


The area of jumps will have a pavement of features equal to the race track. The sector of jumps admitted a slope radial (career direction) maximum 1 250 in the sense of the center of the bar outside the sector, to enable the draining superficial waters. The whipped area has to be horizontal.

The pavement must have solved the drainage deep waters, as well as not being abrasive or slippery and elastic although endowed if security underfoot. The pavement will be synthetic, prefabricated OR on site, on a basis of zahorras (sand and gravel) 15 cm thick minimum and two layers of asphalt agglomerated 40 mm (Arid Ømáx.: 20 mm) and 25 mm (Arid Ømáx.: 5 mm) thick minimum respectively. Mark the following requirements under UNE 41958 IN “ sports Pavements ”:

Impact absorption
(Force reduction)
50% ≥ VFG ≥ 35% Competitions international and national Level
35% ≥ VFG ≥ 20% Regional competitions, local, recreational, school
Deformation ≤ 3Mm StV
Friction Μ ≤ 0.5
Planeidad Differences in levels below 3 mm measured with rule of 3 m (1 / 1000)
Pending Maximum 1:250 radial gradient
Resistance to impacts Without fissures, cracks or deformations over 0.5 mm for impacts of 8 Nm
Resistance to nails * Maximum weight loss 10%
Resistance to traction Porous pavements: ≥ 400 kPa
Non porous pavements: ≥ 500 kPa
Elongation of breakage (Er): ≥ 40%
Thickness 12 mm; track
20 mm; jump areas (boom, longitude, height, triple jump) of throwing spears and pit of the estuary

* Rules and the soles of the shoes heels may have up to a maximum of 11 nails. For synthetic pavement part of the nail that protrudes from the soles or heeled should not exceed 9 mm, except for leap of height and of throwing spears not exceeding 12 mm. The maximum diameter of the nails will be 4 mm In another type of pavements the maximum length of the nail is 25 mm diameter and the maximum 4 mm

If used pavements of transportable character (mats, rolls or synthetic rubber...), I apply all previous provisions regarding pending (taking the top side of the rolls) and the remaining characteristics.


Artificial lighting is uniform and so that does not cause glare of athletes, judges nor spectators. Mark the standard UNE-EN 12193 “ Illumination of sports facilities ” and will have the following minimum levels of illumination:

ATHLETICS abroad (all activities)
COMPETICIÓN LEVEL Horizontal illuminance
And med (lux) Uniformity
And min / Emed
International and national competitions 500 0.7
Local and regional competitions, training high level 200 0.5
Training, school sport and recreation 100 0.5

For TV broadcasts of color and recording movies requires a vertical illuminance levels of at least 1,000 lux and 1,400 lux in international competitions, however this value can increase with distance from the camera to the object. For more information regarding vertical illuminance, uniformity, color temperature and Performance index of color must consult the mentioned law.


The Layout of the zone of Jumps will agree with lafigura

The Area high jump may be built with total independence and different location of the remaining athletic specialities or be superimposed with other areas, usually straights speed, race track, corridors pole-vaulting, corridors of long jump and triple and corridors of of throwing spears. If you use the ring of the track as part of the impetus sector withdraw the relevant sections of the kerb. The area high jump may take a single zone of crashes or several to allow a sports practiced simultaneously.


The equipment for leap tall consists of two saltómetros, transversal toolbar or bar and the mattress falls.


The saltómetros are the vertical poles to sustain the ribbon-cutting or toolbar. Its constitution as well as the shape and size of its cross-section unregulated; only stipulates that the saltómetros must be rigid.

The saltómetros will have a basis to ensure their vertical position. The top side of the saltómetros should exceed at least 10 cm maximum height which may rise the top surface of the bar. The distance between the faces, transform or edges closer the saltómetros may not be less than 4.00 m or superior to 4.04 m.véase drawing


Horizontal bar is the bar that noticeably placed horizontally, indicates the height to overcome by the pogo.

Will be fibreglass or another suitable material, but not of metal. Its cross-section will move except in the extremes. The bar will have a length between 3.98 m and 4.02 m (4.00 ± 0.02 m) and a mass of up to 2 Kg. See drawings

The diameter of the horizontal bar will be 30 mm (± 1 mm). The limbs of transversal toolbar are constructed so submit a flat surface of dimensions 2.9 - 3.5 cm x 15 - 20 cm, in order to place it on the supports the saltómetros.

This flat surface could not be higher than the center of the cross-section of the vertical bar. The extremities will be hard and smooth.

Parts of the bar which rely on the supports should be smooth. Cannot be covered with rubber or other material that takes effect of increasing the adhesion between surfaces.

Horizontal bar or bar will not sesgamiento and when it is placed will not have an arrow greater than 2 cm. All measurements will be perpendicular from the ground in centimeters integers until the lowest from the top of the tab bar.

Horizontal bar will have a limited elasticity so that loaded into a midpoint with a mass of 3 Kg, in its position in the saltómetro, its maximum arrow is 7 cm.


The bar will support on a support plates jointly coupled with the saltómetros, manufactured by a system to determine.

These plates should be flat and rectangular 40 mm width and 60 mm in length. Each of the plates will be placed in front of the opposite saltómetro and the ends of the toolbar reported on these maskers so that if a bidder touch it, easily fall to the earth forward or backward. The supports of the slat cannot be covered with rubber or any other material that takes effect of increasing the adhesion between its surface and the bar. Cannot take any kind of docks and will have to be fixed solidarity in saltómetros during the leap.

There should be a separation of at least 10 mm between the extremes of the bar and the saltómetros. See drawings


The area of the pogo must be a rectangle of a minimum length of 5 m (recommended 6 m), for a minimum width of 3 m (recommended 4 m).

Will be covered with one or several mats of material resistant to weather conditions, to the action of nails athlete and elastic characteristics; its height may not be less than 40 cm (recommended 70 cm). See drawing ATLa-2. So that the mattress falls in no time can beat the saltómetros toppling the bar, will be that a few inlets as expressed in the drawing

The mattress is placed on a basis or platform to grid usually 0.10 m in height for ventilation, it will stick out mat 0.10 m from the edges of the grid for protection of the pogo.

Among the saltómetros and fall there is a free space of 10 cm to prevent displacement of the bar for a long cushion movement of the area of fall on contact with the saltómetros.

The mattress is designed to protect the pogo in his fall, from a height of 2.50 m and must meet the standard UNE-EN 12503-2 “ Mats pole-vaulting and jump apron ” according to the following table:

Peak of
Percentage of deflexión% Elasticity%
9 ≤ 10 ≤ 70 ≤ 20 ≥ 4.5 *
Competition 10 ≤ 10 ≤ 60 ≤ 20 ---

* Minimum value of friction of the base unless it prevents the pad move mechanically

The mattress must include a marking with the following information:
to) the number of the standard indicated
(b) the name or brand of the manufacturer, supplier OR importer and the year of production.
(c) which is the top of the mat, if it cannot be clearly identify.

The top of the mattress is resistant to nails, will have a thick cover recommended 5 cm and a canvas or deck weather-resistant. The cushions constituents of the mattress covered and united that avoids that limbs or any part of the body of the athlete falls between them.


Is placed outside the perimeter lines furniture to that judges of proof to develop their work.