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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

BRS Coaching Academy

At BRS it is our goal to inspire the next generation of young athletes, of all abilities. Using our PPA sessions in schools, football centres and Multi-sports holiday camps to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle & most importantly nurturing a desire f

Milbore St Andrew Sports Club

The Sports Club provides sporting, wellbeing and recreational facilities for the community including Football (U14s, U18’s Gents and now a SW Premier League Ladies team); Table tennis, Yoga, Tia Chi, Kickboxing and Fitness (including the occasional er

Weymouth and St Pauls Harriers

‘Harriers’ (or running) club was definitely in existence in 1889, and possibly earlier as there is a record of a Harriers 14-mile ‘paper chase’ in 1884. We have a long, proud tradition of sporting history within the Weymouth area going back 120 ye

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

We provide sports training and competition for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Wimborne AC

WIMBORNE ATHLETIC CLUB was established in 1984 and is run to promote and encourage participation in recreational and competitive athletics in Wimborne and the surrounding areas for those aged eight through to adults. Its principal aims are as follows:

Dorchester AC

Dorchester Athletics Club provides people aged 9 years upwards with the opportunity to learn, train in and compete in an important core sport. This application is for funding towards our running costs and expanding and retaining our volunteer squad.

St. Osmund's Community Sports Centre

Sports Community centre, with facilities to cater for tennis and cricket outdoors, a 4 court sports hall + 5 a-side football, dance studio and studio hall

Director of Athletics

Position offered on a full time or part time basis

Casual Coaches

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

Anneliese Shannon

Club and Coach Support Officer

07968 498709