Harvard University Chooses Beynon

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Beynon Sports Surfaces and Cape and Island Tennis and Track recently completed installation of a new BSS 300 embedded track surface at Harvard University to replace a failing surface installed by an inexperienced competitor.

We are pleased with the work that was done and the new (BSS 300) track is great. Our student-athletes rave about the (Beynon) surface, and it is exactly what we were hoping it would be

Beynon Sports Surfaces and Cape and Island Tennis and Track recently completed installation of a new BSS 300 embedded track surface at Harvard University to replace a failing surface installed by an inexperienced competitor.

After only three-years and one re-spray of their old track surface Harvard University had no choice but to replace their track with an IAAF Certified track and field surface that could dramatically increase the force reduction of the McCurdy outdoor track to meet the IAAF standards that are set between 35-50%.

“Together Beynon Sports Surfaces and Cape and Island worked closely with Harvard University to increase the Force Reduction for Harvard’s Outdoor track from 25%, which is well below IAAF standards, to 45% with our IAAF Certified BSS 300 track and field surface” commented Drew Beynon, Vice-President of Beynon Sports.

The lower the force reduction the harder the track and field surface will be which means greater impact and less shock absorption when the foot connects with the track surface during the running motion. The greater the force of impact directly relates to how hard athletes can train and their likelihood of succumbing to an injury, at 25% the Harvard University track was almost like running on concrete which is not an ideal surface for training. If the force reduction is too high then the track becomes too soft and absorbs much of the kinetic energy generated when the foot strikes the track making it much more difficult for athletes to achieve their personal bests. The BSS 300 embedded track and field surface offers a great balance that enables the athletes to train hard while continuing to strive to achieve personal bests.

“We are pleased with the work that was done and the new (BSS 300) track is great. Our student-athletes rave about the (Beynon) surface, and it is exactly what we were hoping it would be” Jason Saretsky Director of Track and Field Harvard

As it became more apparent Harvard University had to replace their existing track and field surface they visited many different schools to inspect their track and field surfaces and see if they were happy with the results, because of Beynon’s reputation for quality products, great customer service, and quality distributors Harvard chose to have the BSS 300 embedded surface installed.

“Cape and Island truly went above and beyond with the install of Beynon’s BSS 300 with no worry to their own cost in either man hours or financial expense and they were also incredibly responsive to our requests and needs throughout. The pride they take in their job beams through the finished product and we have received many compliments on the new surface since the completion of the project” states Matt Chisam, Assistant Coach Harvard

About Beynon Sports Surfaces

Beynon Sports Surfaces was founded by John T. Beynon with the vision of creating the highest performing synthetic surfaces designed for speed and competition, as well as daily training. Beynon’s premier track and field surfaces are found in the world’s most renowned athletic facilities, carrying some of the greatest champions to record-breaking times. In the spring of 2008, Beynon Sports Surfaces joined the Tarkett Sports family, combining the most recognized and prestigious name in the artificial turf market in FieldTurf with the celebrated Beynon Sports Surfaces’ branded track and field, fieldhouse, and gymnasium surfacing systems. The result is a global firm with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. Through this partnership, clients receive unprecedented service, quality, and support as well as the financial backing to stand behind the products manufactured and installed.

Beynon is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is the world-renowned FieldTurf brand of artificial turf along with an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment 'Environmental Intelligence' and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

For more information on Beynon Sports Surfaces, please visit Beynon Running Tracks & Sports Surfacing.

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