Athletics

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Athletics

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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

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
University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Athletics

Beaumont Running Club

Beaumont RC is a major participation in Leicestershire's running scene - road running and local cross country but you don't have to race, members enjoy running (and chatting) together.

Clubszone

Clubszone

Holiday Activity Club for Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Si Sports

Si sports prides itself on delivering PE in a school setting always going over and above to suit the requirements of the children and working within the school curriculum timetables.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Millfield Academy

Primary School part of the LEAD Academy Trust. Member of the HBSSPAN. 2 form entry Reception to Year 6.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Roadhoggs Leicester AC

We are simply a group of friendly people who love to run. Some of us are quick…. and some of us are not! It doesn’t matter.

Highcliffe Primary School

Primary school based in Birstall, Leicestershire

Latimer Primary School

Latimer Primary School

Gold Kitemark Primary School. Daily Mile in some classes. GoNoodle whole school. Active breaks throughout the day and school.

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports

Metcalf Multisports is a sports company with over 15 years experience in primary schools, coaching a variety of sports. We have an approachable and punctual manner and are able to adapt to any environment.

Anstey Play Ground

An open green space with play equipment for a variety of ages.

CEL SPORTS

CEL SPORTS

professional yet affordable for all offering our multi sports coaching working in the city & county, based Leicestershire and across the Midlands. We aim to offer a variety of sports coaching sessions for schools, clubs, holiday camps, birthday party’s,

Langmoor Primary School

Langmoor Primary School

Primary School

Forward Thinking Movement and Dance

To provide an accessible and inclusive environment to support children, young people, and adults with additional needs to access and engage in high quality performing art opportunities.

Menphys

Menphys

Supporting Children and Young People with Disabilities to have equal choices, opportunities and live ordinary lives.

Gartree High School

Gartree High School

High school offering a wide range of extra-curricular sport opportunity.

SFK Multisports

SFK Multisports

We are a sports coaching company working with local schools and authorities to deliver sports coaching for communities

Active Mini-Movers

Active Mini-Movers

Mini-Movers is a session for pre-school children from 6months+ aimed at helping their development whilst having fun.

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Lloyd Cowan Bursary

Lloyd Cowan Bursary

The Lloyd Cowan Bursary will support the next generation of UK athletes by awarding grants of up to £500 once a year. They will be available to coaches, and to unfunded athletes, aged 16-23, for whom cost is a barrier to accessing developmental opportunities in athletics.