A complete refurbishment of our running track was finished at the beginning of 2020 and is now ready for your enjoyment. We have taken every step to provide the latest technology from leading industry providers. We have also created the best training conditions for professional and amateur track athletes as well as leisure runners, with dedicated running surfaces for both.
We can accommodate handicapped athletes for shot-put and javelin, with international standard wheelchair fastening anchors available for use.
For safety reasons, we cannot facilitate discus or hammer throw in our athletics stadium.
At the Athletics Stadium you will find:
4 x 110m sprint lanes
4 x 400m lanes for athletes
450m outer track for leisure running
2 x long jump
Steeplechase barriers and water jump
Conica CONIPUR Vmax - the limit is only your own
This new running surface promises conditions for you to be able to perform at your very best with the tagline, SPEED – SAFETY – STABILITY. The CONIPUR Vmax offers the foundation for faster times, allows improved force transmission, absorbs less energy and reduces stress on the joints. The track is now divided into training (inside) and leisure (outside) lanes, so athletic groups and athletes will not be disturbed by other runners and vice versa.
We have incorporated a 450m almost 4m wide outer running lane to our athletics track, dedicated to leisure running. A normal athletics track will provide a shock absorption effect of around 40% and is created for use with running spikes, which offer little or no additional shock absorption. Normal running shoes designed for asphalt or trails, have a cushioning effect of between 10 and 15%. When you combine the two, this can lead to knee and hip damage. For this reason, our outer running track has been laid with a harder darker blue surface with around half the normal shock absorption (20%), to help protect your joints.
Polytan SmarTracks - the newest benchmark technology is here
Polytan SmarTracks is an innovative, precise and easy to use system that has been installed directly into the new track surface and is used in conjunction with a wearable sensor and the SmarTracks Run app on your smartphone or computer. The ‘invisible’ timing gates are incorporated in the two outer 110m sprint lanes, the inner track lane, one of the 45m triple and long jump runways as well as in the outer 450m leisure running track. The system provides you with accurate data on distance, time, speed and number and frequency of strides. Multiple groups can use the technology at the same time, and it is also available for use by individual athletes. Anyone can download the SmarTracks run app for free to get the best out of your running training at the Club La Santa stadium. Find out how here