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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

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.

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.

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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

Burton Athletics Club

Founded in 1883 we are one of the oldest Athletics clubs in the uk. We have a fantastic team of track and field athletes aswell as middle distance runners and also specialist coaches in all areas

Croft Church of England Primary School

Croft Church Of England Primary School is a small, family feel school who believe in a holistic approach to education so health and well being feature highly in our curriculum offer.

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 400 pupils. We are lucky to have our own purpose built Nursery so that children can learn here from an early age. In main school, there are 2 classes for each year group.

Athlefun

Athlefun is a new athletics class for children aged between 6 and 13 using sportshall athletics equipment based on the principles of run, jump and throw. Please see website www.athlefun.co.uk

Casual Coaches

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