Excessive rain water has to be removed quickly and reliably from sports fields and competition
areas. The SPORTFIX® drainage channels and other components offered by Hauraton comply
with the latest standards and also meet IAAF requirements. It is essential sports facilities are
designed and equipped to prevent serious injury to sports people if falls or accidents occur.
The University College Cork (UCC) has redeveloped their Mardyke Athletics Track in Cork City,
Republic of Ireland. The new facility is part of a €10 million budget included a new synthetic eight
lane, fully floodlit, running track built to the IAAF standard with an additional 3720 m² (40,000 ft²)
added to the original arena. The arena now includes an indoor 60 metre running track, a
performance analysis suite, two additional gym areas with over 140 additional pieces of the
latest gym equipment and three additional fitness studios.
Hauraton SPORTFIX® drainage channels with aluminium finishing edges were installed around
the perimeter of the IAAF, 400 metre track and along its straight. A steeple chase water jump kit
was also installed plus Hauraton SPORTFIX® Sand traps and soft edging were installed around
the long jump pit.
Tim Connolly, Managing Director of Hauraton Limited points out,
“Our SPORTFIX® range offers products that not only meet the requirements of the IAAF for athletic tracks, there are drainage components for artificial turf playing fields, service channels and retractable shafts for cable management with drainage systems for grassed football fields”.
Specification information for the SPORTFIX® range, showing sizing and installation details, is
available digitally on www.hauraton.co.uk. – under the SPORT tabs.