Athletics

Loughborough is proud to be the most successful student athletics club in the country, catering for all events at every level

Athletic Union Club

By winning 60 of the last 65 men's and women's BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships, Loughborough is proud to be known as the best University Athletics club in the country.                                       

As a member of Loughborough Students Athletics Club, you will have access to world class indoor and outdoor training facilities, and be coached by a range of professional and volunteer coaches who coach across all events.

Membership includes entry to compete in the Loughborough Indoor & Outdoor Opens, Midland XC League, and Indoor Inter Varsity Meet, as well as eligibility to be selected for the prestigious Loughborough BUCS team, where we are reigning overall Indoor, Outdoor and Women's XC Champions. 

The club is a friendly and sociable place to train, and caters for all levels from recreational runners to Olympic and Paralympic superstars!

Meet The Team

We have seven employed members of staff who run and support our Athletics Programme on a full and part time basis, led by Director of Athletics, Femi Akinsanya. 

The athletics staff team work alongside the student club committee to ensure athletes have full access to training, coaching and competition opportunities. 

Athletics Performance Programme

As expected, elite athletes are able to thrive in Loughborough's unparalleled sporting environment. 

Loughborough Students have always had great success, and in recent years, past and present students have been part of teams that have competed in U20 European and World Championships, World Para Junior Championships, U23 European Championships, Commonwealth Games, European Championships, World Para Championships, World Championships, the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games.

The athletics performance programme supports approximately 100 of our highest achieving club members each year with reduced gym costs and a host of sport science and therapy services.

Para Athletics at Loughborough

Loughborough Athletics has always been committed to supporting Para sport, with notable former alumni including Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympic Champion Dan Greaves, World Champion Jonathan Broom-Edwards and European medalist Sam Ruddock.

Sitting alongside Loughborough's Para Sport offer, the Loughborough Athletics Programme offers Scholarship opportunities for the highest level of Para Athlete; the ability to compete and strongly contribute towards the BUCS Indoor and Outdoor Championships; and the chance to work with a specialist team of coaches and practitioners who are committed to supporting Para athletes achieve their goals. Loughborough also provides competition opportunities in the form of Open Meets, LIA and LEAP which will regularly provide IPC-endorsed track or field events.

Current Para athletes within the club include double World Junior medalist Kirsty Taylor, European medalist Josh Bain, European medalist Zak Skinner and World medalist Thomas Young.