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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.

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
The Birmingham Blitz Dames

The Birmingham Blitz Dames

Birminghams longest running roller derby league.

We play a fast paced full contact sport played on roller skates with members ranging from complete beginners to international athletes all forming part of our great community.

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Fit 4 Sport

Fit 4 Sport

Fit4Sport are not just another sports coaching company. We are a unique Specialist PE and Fitness provider, working with children of all ages and abilities. We use sport and physical activity to inspire children to be aware of the impact and benefits of p

Croft Church of England Primary School

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.

England Athletics Facilities Support Fund

England Athletics Facilities Support Fund

1:00am - Fri 23rd April, 2021

Facilities Improvement Fund for affiliated clubs and facility owners / operators to access as we look towards the start of the new outdoor season.

The over-arching aim of this fund is to support clubs to become safe, sustainable and welcoming so they can be the best they can be and create vibrant environments for their members.

England Athletics Club Support Fund

England Athletics Club Support Fund

1:00am - Fri 14th January, 2022

Our Club Support Fund aims to provide financial assistance for the athletics and running community.

Participation Programmes Manager

England Athletics is the membership and development body for athletics and running in England. We work in partnership with the wider athletics family, especially our member clubs and bodies, UK Athletics, Sport England & commercial partners, to grow opportunities for everyone to experience our sport and to enable them to reach their full potential. England Athletics also provides national level competition and is responsible for athlete development beneath world class performance level.