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Athletics

British Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org

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Kids Run FREE

Saturday 15th December

What is Athletics?

Athletics offers the widest range of choice of any sport as its various disciplines provide the opportunity to throw, run or jump.

The range of disciplines across the track, field, road and off-road provides an incredible diversity of events for different people with different skills and abilities. For other people athletics is about fitness and participation but the range of age groups, events, competitions and clubs means that athletics really is a truly inclusive sport. In many different ways athletics really is one of the most exciting, diverse and vibrant sport there is. For many the sport provides the ultimate challenge to their competitive abilities.

Benefits

  • Field events such as shot put help develop physical strength
  • Cardiovascular benefits from the running disciplines.
  • Social benefits from group training sessions

Costs

Disciplines such as running only require the cost to purchase suitable shoes. There are many beginners running groups across the country that are free to join and some that charge a small price of £1-2 per session. For more specialised athletic disciplines a membership with a club is likely to be required.

Involvement

Everyone. The different disciplines suit different body shapes and sizes.

Equipment

Equipment needed is dependent on the discipline. But the key piece of equipment needed is some running shoes.

Facts

  • The very first race of the modern Olympics in 1896 was the men's 100m sprint.

Campaigns

Make your Move

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Your local Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Local Contacts

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager

England Athletics

Telephone
07968 498701

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Leicestershire County Council
    County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
    NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Melton LSA
    O&W LSA
    H&B LSA
    Equality Standard

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Sport England
  • County Sport Network
    O&W LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Safeguarding