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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

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

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

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

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Athletics Training - Sprints / Hurdles / Endurance Training

Athletics Training - Sprints / Hurdles / Endurance Training

The training sessions are run by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches and coaching assistants who provide sessions for sprints, middle distance, hurdles, throws and jumps.

Athletics Training - Throws - Shot & Discus

Athletics Training - Throws - Shot & Discus

The training session are run by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches and coaching assistants who provide sessions for sprints, middle distance, hurdles, throws and jumps.

Athletics Training - Throws / Jumps / Endurance / Multi Events Training

Athletics Training - Throws / Jumps / Endurance / Multi Events Training

The training session are run by fully qualified and DBS checked coaches and coaching assistants who provide sessions for sprints, middle distance, hurdles, throws and jumps.

Casual Coaches

Casual sports coaches required to support the delivery of Foundation sports sessions across Kirklees.

Heidi Bradley

Club Support Manager

07968 498701

Partners

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

Partners

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