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.

We are proud to be one of the largest operators of athletic facilities and athletic courses in the UK. Our outstanding athletic tracks and field facilities include the world famous Crystal Palace Stadium, and indoor facilities that cater for athletes on a daily basis. Be one of our 2,500 club members using our facilities every week and join our 20 athletic clubs and training groups.

Athletics Sports Courses and Training

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 work closely with England Athletics and qualified coaches to offer expert guidance to over 400 children and 100 adults every week in our bespoke lessons and courses. 

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.

We also 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.

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Athletics Clubs

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:

LONDON

BANES

CARDIFF

CARLISLE

READING

SOUTH LAKELAND

WELWYN

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.

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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.

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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 on the link below to see our wide range of memberships, or ask a member of staff on your next visit.

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Athletics Stadiums and Running Tracks Near Me

Ready to start your atheltics journey with us? Simply type your postcode or location in the relevant field below to find the nearest athletics tracks to you and join one of our centres to run alongside our incredible members and expert coaches.