Whether you want to build speed, endurance or strength there’s a wide range of disciplines in Athletics.
If you want to run, or jog recreationally please visit the Running and Jogging Parasport page for more information or advice. If you are interested in training or competing as part of an athletics club then read on….
Go along and see what you enjoy; there are field sports such as shot put, club throw, javelin and long jump and a range of track disciplines including wheelchair racing, running with blades, or guided running for athletes with a visual impairment.
Athletics clubs can organise a wide range of inclusive opportunities and its worth checking out what’s available near you.
For those that want to get serious and compete there is a clear performance pathway for many of these events.
Things you might need to get started:
- Trainers or Running spikes
- Comfortable clothes
- Water to keep you hydrated
Most disabled athletes do not require any adapted equipment to take part. For those that do, there is guidance below.
Find out more
UK Athletics is the National Governing body for UK Athletics: https://www.uka.org.uk/performance/paralympic-performance-pathway/
If you are looking for an Athletics club bear you try
For England: https://www.englandathletics.org/find-a-club/
For Wales: http://www.welshathletics.org/clubs.aspx
For Northern Ireland: https://athleticsni.org/Clubs