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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

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Ratcliffe College

Ratcliffe College is a coeducational Catholic independent boarding and day school in the village of Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicestershire, approximately 7 miles from Leicester, England

The Outwoods

Classed as an Ancient Woodland, the Outwoods supports a rich variety of plants, insects and birds typical of such old woodlands.

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager

07968 498701

Partners

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

Partners

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