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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.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

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!

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

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

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

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

The Outwoods

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

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

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

Kids Run FREE

Kids Run FREE

Kids Run Free is a charity that organises fun, running based activities for children in their local parks and schools.

Harborough Athletics Club

Harborough Athletics Club

Get involved in athletics & running in Market Harborough.

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager

07968 498701

Partners

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

Partners

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