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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

Athletics 365

Athletics 365 is a multi-event, young people development programme, which introduces athletes to the fundamental skills of athletics (vital to every sport).

Find a Guide Database (Guide Running)

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay run

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
Denby Dale Athletic Club

Denby Dale Athletic Club

Denby Dale Athletics Club are based in the West Yorkshire village of Denby Dale. Adults train Tuesdays and Thursdays and have groups for all abilities. Juniors (8-18) train on Wednesday evenings. sessions are based on running, jumping and throwing and are

Calder Valley Fell Runners

Calder Valley Fell Runners

Meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 pm, and every Thursday at 6.45 pm. New members always welcome. running club,fell runners,fell running,running

Wakefield Harriers AC

Wakefield Harriers AC

Covers all branches of track and field athletics, road and cross-country running and fell running.

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks

Premier League Kicks is a sport and physical activity programme aimed at young people aged 10-19. Sessions are varied based on participant needs and the group is split into appropriate ages.

The Kicks ethos harnises the power of sport to change behaviour, develop skills, build confidence and provide opportunities to those in areas of need.

Emma Hurst

England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer

07921060306

http://www.englandathletics.org

Nick Settle

Club & Coach Support Officers

07968 498710

http://www.englandathletics.org/your-area/north/yorkshire-and-humberside/england-athletics-yorkshire-and-humberside

Sarah Friday

Acting North Area Manager

07912 070640

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