Clare Burrell, a personal trainer from Cheshire, required an economic, all weather training surface for herself and her clients to undertake a full range of fitness activities including running, cross-training and body conditioning.
Clare was previously using a grass track around a polo field and wanted an alternative surface which required little maintenance and retained its structure during all weather conditions.
TERRAM BodPave 85 pavers were suggested as a solution due to their ability to retain gravel in an environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing way.
BodPave 85 pavers interlock into each other and are provided in 1m x 1m panels (four pre-connected pavers) for speed of installation.
The pavers were laid onto a free-draining base and filled with aggregate to make a 1.5m x 250m track. Marker posts were installed at 50m intervals for timing runs and sprints. The natural colour of the track is light in contrast to the surrounding grass and provides a recognisable track for running and exercise.
BodPave 85 provides a surface which is stable and porous to aid the drainage of water.
The track was installed in July 2012 and has been in frequent use since then. The combination of the paver and the aggregate fill provide a stable surface, soft enough for regular exercise.
Clare states that TERRAM Bodpave 85 performs “brilliantly” as a running track and has shown significant savings against conventional synthetic running tracks.