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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

Simba Sports

We specialise in talent identification, development and fostering, from early ages to elite. We offer coaching in a wide range of activities which includes, athletics, football, cricket, squash, sports psychology and multi-sports. We also help in preparat

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

LimbPower

LimbPower was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation

Special Olympics Athletics - Disability Sport All Ages

Special Olympics Athletics - Disability Sport All Ages

Athletics training focuses on walking and running races, relay races, standing and long jump and soft and hard ball throwing.

Sport For Fun

Sport For Fun

A multisport session for ALL children including those with physical and learning liabilities.

Each session will include:

Meet & Greet Games/

Heart Rate Raiser/

3 Sports on Rotation:
Sport 1 : Invasion Games
Sport 2 : Striking, Batting & Fielding
Sport 3: Individual

Cool Down using the essence of Yoga

Special Olympics Norfolk Children's Athletes Group

Special Olympics Norfolk Children's Athletes Group

Athletics training focuses on walking and running races, relay races, standing and long jump and soft and hard ball throwing.

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