Pole vault ATLp


The area pole-vaulting consists of the corridor to make the career of momentum, the magazine to accommodate the tip of the boom two saltómetros with bar and fall of athlete.

The length of the corridor can be unlimited, and should not be less than 40 meters and whenever possible 45 m. The corridor must have a width 1.22 m (± 0,01m). The area falls will have a minimum dimension of 5 m length by 5 m wide, more pieces front protection. In World championships, Olympic Games, drinks of the world Championships of Area, Geographical Area Or Group and in international competitions, the minimum size will be 6 m long by 6 m wide mas parts front protection.


To facilitate the development and vision of the competition by athletes and spectators and for safety, be reserved outer bands free spaces of 1.50 m minimum width in the perimeter of the corridor of career 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, should be entirely free and have a minimum of 4 m in the corridor of jumps, with the exception of their 5 metres final and the pit falls where must have a minimum of 10 m.


The central axis of jumps and sector area must match drops preferably with the geographic address N-NO, S-SE, with their variance within the period between environment and Not. It must take into account the winds for not jump with side winds; must be enabled then the leap toward NE-E, SW-W, as well as afford the jump in both directions.


The corridor of the zone of jumps will have a pavement and features equal to the race track.

The corridor of jumps and its area of extension admitted a maximum outstanding lengthwise (in the direction of career) from 1 per 1000 and laterally of 1 per 100, to enable the draining superficial waters. The pavement must have solved the drainage deep waters, as well as not being abrasive or slippery and elastic although endowed itself of security underfoot. The area of the corridor near the magazine should be particularly resistant to the action of nails pogo. The pavement marina 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 gradient transversal 1%
Maximum gradient longitudinal 10 / 00
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 synthetics), I apply all previous provisions regarding pending (taking the top side of the rolls) and other features.


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 the figure

The area pole-vaulting may be built with total independence and different location of the remaining athletic specialities or be superimposed with other areas, usually straights speed, corridors of long jump and triple jump areas of height and corridors of of throwing spears. The area of jumps may take a single zone of crashes or several, to allow a simultaneous sports practiced.

The area pole-vaulting can be located outside the ring of the track, parallel to one of the straights or within semicircles. if you are outside of the track is built on an area of fall in the middle of two aisles. if it is within a semicircle is built with two areas of fall each extremes.

The complete route can be specified the following details:

7a) jumps aisle: Will be a rectangle minimum width 1.22 m (± 0,01m) and a minimum length specified in point 1. Be delimited by the sidelines, white and 5 cm in width, remain outside the bounding Area. The sidelines may be continuous or indicated the width of the same width discontinuous with a length of 0.10 m and distances 0.50 m. The marking of lines on synthetic pavement should be perfectly acceded, be permanent as well as enrasar with the surface. The redesign of this rectangle should be done by triangulation, so that in subsequent audit of the diagonals, these match.

7b) the magazine: Will be at the end of the corridor of momentum, debiendo placed its axis parallel to the sidelines of the corridor, level with the corridor of jumps, focusing with the width of the corridor and drop zone and so that the inner edge on top of the magazine matches the line 0. The line 0 will be painted with a white line 1 cm in width and will last until the outer edges of the saltómetros.


The magazine is the container constructed through an appropriate and rigid materials designed to accommodate the tip of the pole vaulter has to introduce to support the development of jump. The magazine is placed so, the higher edges of their different sides enrasen with the surface of the pavement, remaining then concavity buried. The magazine should measure 1000 mm long inside its merits and 600 mm width in the front, which will decrease in the background until you reach 150 mm wide at the bottom of the ceiling. The length of the magazine at the level of the track and the height of the ceiling will depend on the Angle formed between this and the base, which should be 105 degrees. The merits of the magazine will be inclined from the level of the track to the point where it joins the ceiling, where you will have a depth of 200 mm extent vertically from the surface of the pavement. The magazine will be built in such a way that its sides are leaning outwards until the ceiling, forming an angle with the basis of approximately 120 degrees.

If the magazine is wood, the fund will be lining of a metal plate 2.5 mm thick, in a length of 800 mm from the previous part of it. See drawing

The magazine can have one or more drainage holes in the corners of the base and a drainage pipe. When not in use is placed on a magazine cover is the surface of the same material as the pavement of the corridor.


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 are not regulated, only stipulates that the saltómetro must be rigid. The saltómetro will have a basis to ensure their vertical position; the setting to soil may be through an anchor tube with cover, the depth of Docking to provide adequate rigidity saltómetro will either through several perimeter points to set a sliding base. The saltómetro will take a tour in parallel to the corridor, so that the bar can be moved 80 cm in the drop zone, from the vertical plane of inner edge of the upper part of the magazine (zero line). this can be realized shifting the saltómetros on rails or using fixed saltómetros scalable brackets horizontally.

The basis of the saltómetros should be covered with a material typologies that protects athletes and the pértigas in falls.


Horizontal bar is the bar that noticeably placed horizontally, indicates the height to overcome by the pogo. It Will Be of 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 4.48 m and 4.52 m (4.50 m ± 0.02) and a mass of up to $2.25 Kg.

The diameter of the circular bar will be 30 mm (± 1 mm). The extremities of the circular bar will be built so submit a flat surface of dimensions 2.9 / 3.5 x 150 / 200 mm, in order to place it on the supports the saltómetros.

This flat surface could not be higher than the center of the vertical cross section of the slat. See drawing

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 will not have any sesgamiento and when placed will not have an arrow greater than 3 cm. All measurements will be perpendicular from the ground in centimeters integers until the lower part of the upper edge of the slat. The transversal bar will have a limited elasticity so that loaded at its midpoint with a mass of 3 Kg in its position in the saltómetro, its maximum arrow is 11 cm.


The bar will support on some tacos with your media severally together the saltómetros, manufactured by a system to determine.
Tacos bracket circular should be no more than 13 mm diameter along its entire length, not sobresaldrán over 55 mm elements of support and these would rise 35 – 40 mm above the tacos. The distance between the tacos will not be less than 4.30 m or more than 4.37 m. Each of the brackets will be placed so that the toolbar is stand on these maskers for that if a contestant or the boom is easily fall to the earth in the direction of the area of falls.

With the aim of increasing the distance between saltómetros to reduce the danger posed athlete's fall on those or bases, tacos of the slat support can be placed on their arms extensible permanently attached to the saltómetros. this way you can increase the distance between saltómetros, keeping the same length of the bar.

Tacos cannot be covered with rubber or any other material that has the effect of increasing the adhesion between them and the surface of the bar, nor can have any kind of docks.


The area to the pogo must be a rectangle of a minimum length of 5 m for a minimum width of 5 m, for competitions listed in paragraph 1 shall be 6 m long and 6 m wide. This rectangle runs with two pieces upright on both sides of the space reserved for the placement of the magazine in a minimum length of 1,5 meters and 2.00 m for competitions indicated in point 1, so that serve to protect the defective drops of athletes.

The area falls will be covered by a long cushion or several of a material resistant to weather conditions, to the action of nails athlete and elastic characteristics, its height will be at least 60 cm and 80 cm for competitions indicated in point 1.

The mattress falls will be 0.10 m of the saltómetros to avoid the risk that the bar is moved on contact the mattress with the area of falls. The sides of the drop zone closest to the magazine will be placed at a distance from 0.10 to 0.15 cm from the same and with an inclination towards outside the magazine at an angle of 45% from the vertical.

The mattress falls is designed to protect the athlete in the fall from a height of 6.50 m and must meet the standard UNE-EN 12503-2 “ Mats pole-vaulting and jump apron ” according to the following table:

Maximum point deceleration (g) Percentage of deflexión% Elasticity%
11 ≤ 10 ≤ 55 ≤ 20

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 mattress falls shall consist of one or more pads and superiormente will have a tapestry resistant to the nails of the shoes with a thickness recommended of 5 cm and a cover or canvas weather-resistant.

The mattress falls may be placed on a platform or base, usually grid of no more than 10 cm in height for ventilation, the party located behind the magazine should be closed.


The boom may be of any material or combination of materials and of any length or diameter, but the base area will have to be smooth. May be covered by layers of tape in the area of grip and on the edge of the bottom.


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