RUN, JUMP OR THROW YOUR WAY TO FITNESS
Athletics is a great way to have fun and get fit, whatever your age or level of ability. And whether you’re looking to become the next Jessica Ennis or Mo Farah, training for a charity race or booking a birthday party, Better has a range of athletics based options to help you take the next step.
With fun-filled events such as Quad Kids at our athletics centres and tracks, running sessions linked to London Mini Marathon and Youth/School Games, open fixtures, community and club sessions and birthday parties, there really is something for everybody.
BETTER ATHLETICS SPORTS COURSES
Better is one of the largest operators of athletic facilities and athletic courses in the UK. We currently have track and field facilities across Britain, including the world famous Crystal Palace Stadium, and indoor facilities that cater for athletes on a daily basis. But that’s not all, we instruct over 400 children and 100 adults every week, in our bespoke lessons and courses and host over 20 athletic clubs and training groups, with more than 2,500 club members using our facilities every week.
If you’re honing your running technique, or looking to introduce your child to physical movement, mental agility and fitness that will underpin great health, you’re in great hands. We’re the UK’s largest providers of junior athletics courses, with expert guidance from qualified coaches. We also work closely with England Athletics to provide lessons for children and adults, from four years of age, through youth, adulthood and into the master’s categories.
We provide a range specially designed term time lessons and courses for all ages and abilities. These courses offer an excellent opportunity to develop fitness, movement skills and technical knowledge in a range of sports and athletic events, with a fun, safe and varied program.
BETTER ATHLETICS HOLIDAY CAMPS
We also provide holiday programmes that offer tasters on a range of athletic events. Plus specialised workshops focusing on particular skills, such as sprinting. Visit your local Better leisure centre during the school holidays to see what they have to offer.
BETTER HEALTH AND FITNESS MEMBERSHIPS
Whilst you can visit any of our tracks on a pay and play basis, if you visit regularly one of our affordable memberships might be better value. Click here to see our wide range of memberships, or ask a member of staff on your next visit.
Tracks are ideal places for anyone practicing any sport to improve their speed, stamina and strength. All our tracks host clubs which will offer further opportunities to develop skills. For further information, please refer to the following centres:
- Crystal Palace National Sports Centre
- Sutcliffe Park Athletics Track
- Mile End Park Stadium
- Waltham Forest Pool and Track
- Paddington Recreation Ground
- Queens Diamond Jubilee Centre
RUN FOR FITNESS WITH OUR ‘RUN ENGLAND’ GROUPS
Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running. Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background or location, you can be a part of Run England and benefit from being a part of England's running community. Our Run for Fitness sessions take place in small groups where you can take things at your own pace. And if you’re looking for tips and extra motivation, our qualified run doctors and coaches are on hand to discuss your training and technique.
With Better, you’ll have access to tracks and Better leisure centre’s across the country, as well as dedicated athletics or running clubs, parent-and-child sessions and much, much more. This means that when it comes to developing your skills, teaching your child, holding a party or just having fun, there’s never been a better way to get involved in athletics.