Mondo surface at Grangemouth: spikes

Friday 17th October 2014

There will be a physical legacy from the Commonwealth Games at Grangemouth Stadium with a new Mondo surface having been installed.

The work has been undertaken over the past few weeks and the venue will soon be ready again for events. With the new Mondo track laid down, however, there are rules over the spikes allowed to be worn by athletes.

Grangemouth staff have asked us to make clear that because the surface is not rubber crumb, there will be No needle/pin spikes allowed outdoors.

The recommended spike usage for a Mondo surface is Christmas tree or Pyramid spikes. These can be ceramic or steel and are available to purchase from reception at a cost of £9.

Please note that staff will be checking athlete’s spikes when outdoors is open again and any athlete found to be wearing needle spikes will be asked to remove them immediately.

It is important that all Grangemouth users co-iperate on this as clearly it is important the new track isn’t quickly damaged.

Recommended spike usage for Mondo:

50m-400m: 1/8″ 3/16″ or 1/4″ (3,5 or 7mm) Christmas Tree
800m-1500m: 1/4″ (7mm) Pyramid or Christmas Tree
3000m-10,000m: 3/16″ (5mm) Pyramid
Pole Vault: 1/4″ (7mm) Pyramid or Christmas Tree
Javelin: 1/4″ – 1/2″ (7-13mm) Pyramid
High Jump: 1/4″ – 3/8″ (7-9mm) Pyramid
Long Jump: 1/4″ (7mm) Pyramid
Triple Jump: 1/4″ (7mm) Pyramid



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