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Athletics

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

An Overview of Athletics

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.

Find Athletics Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

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

Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club

Rugby & Northampton AC is an all-age, all-ability club, promoting recreational and competitive athletics within the community. If you are interested in track and field, cross country, road running - or just fitness - we could be just what you are after.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager

07968 498701

Partners

  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
    Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
  • Blaby LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Harborough LSA