Athletics has been part of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games since their inceptions. At the 2021 School Games, competitors will take to the track and field for what promises to be an action packed sports programme.

The School Games has a rich history in athletics having seen a number of world-class athletes pass through its competitions, including Paralympic gold medallists Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft, as well as Olympians Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Dina Asher-Smith and Adam Gemili, just to name a few. There's every chance you could be seeing the next rising star at Loughborough University this summer!

Athletics has been a cornerstone of the Olympic Games since its inaugural edition in 1896. It has also been in every Paralympic Games since the disability competition was introduced in 1960. Team GB have won 201 Olympic athletics medals, more than twice as many as in any other sport, with 55 of those medals gold. Only the United States, with 801, have won more Olympic athletics medals than Team GB.

What's on

Thursday 2 September

No events

Friday 3 September

Saturday 4 September

Sunday 5 September

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Friday 3 September 2021

Paula Radcliffe Athletics Track
11:00 Boys Pole Vault
11:00 Girls High Jump
11:00 Boys Long Jump
11:00 Girls Hammer
11:00 Boys Discus
12:20 Boys Hammer
13:10 Girls Long Jump
13:15 Boys Shot Put
13:35 Girls Discus
15:05 Boys Discus
15:10 Boys High Jump
15:15 Boys Triple Jump
15:20 Girls Pole Vault
16:35 Girls Javelin
17:35 Girls Shot Put
17:40 Girls Triple Jump
17:55 Boys Javelin

Saturday 4 September 2021

Paula Radcliffe Athletics Track
10:00 Girls 300m Hurdles
10:10 Boys 400m Hurdles
10:20 Boys 800m
10:25 Girls 800m
10:35 Boys 100m
10:40 Girls 100m
10:45 Boys 100m Ambulant
10:50 Girls 100m Ambulant
11:00 Boys 100m Wheelchair
11:05 Girls 100m Wheelchair
11:15 Girls 300m
11:20 Boys 400m
11:30 Girls 1500m
11:40 Boys 1500m
11:50 Boys 1500m Steeplechase
12:00 Girls 1500m Steeplechase
12:15 Girls 200m
12:20 Boys 200m
12:25 Girls 3000m
12:45 Girls 80m Hurdles
12:55 Boys 3000m
13:15 Boys 100m Hurdles
13:25 Girls 4 x 100m
13:30 Boys 4 x 100m
13:40 Girls 4 x 300m
13:50 Boys 4 x 400m
14:00 Combined Universal Relay B Final
14:00 Combined Universal Relay A Final

Did you know?

  • When Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards set the current Triple Jump world record of 18.29m to win at the 1995 IAAF World Championships, he jumped a distance in excess of the width of a football penalty box.
  • Shot Put: A version of the modern form of Shot Put can be traced to the Highland Games in Scotland during the 19th century where competitors threw a rounded cube, stone or metal weight from behind a line.
  • One of the original events at the Ancient Olympics was the ‘diaulos’, a race around two marks on a course roughly equivalent to the current 400m.