Mark James


Posted on 23/10/2015

ARE YOU A PACEMAKER? FREE RUNNING CLUB NEEDS NEW MEMBERS! England Athletics run Athlefit and Run England fitness schemes which are free to take part in through out the country. All age ranges from youth upwards and abilities are catered for. Leicester hosts an initiative which is ongoing but under threat through lack of participants and this is despite the fact there are no fees or costs to the service user! Could you give it a go one day?! Run England runs the New Parks Beginners Runners group on Tuesday's 10:00 - 11:00 am from the New Parks leisure Centre as well as Athlefit on Fridays 10:00 to 10:45 am inside the premises. All abilities are catered for - just wear sensible clothing and footwear, a bottle of water and an optional towel for Fridays indoor session. Email: for more details.

Posted on 26/08/2015

Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium is located in Aylestone to the far south of Leicester City Centre on the B5366 Saffron Lane, opposite Hugh Enden Drive.  It is home to various organisations including the Leicester Coritanians Athletics Club.  There are various age groups representing the side.  From under 11’s boys and girls teams at Junior level upwards, with Men’s and Women’s Senior and Master Squads the latter the Leicester Coritanian AC Midlands Vets (Masters) League is for any individual aged 35 or over.  If you are interested in just maintaining your general all round fitness or want to take up athletics more seriously feel free to come along to the ground.  There’s something for everyone. 
The Stadium is open 4pm till 9 on weekdays, while at weekends it is usable form 9:30am till 1pm.  There are a range of athletic events open to compete in throughout the year.  For casual users the charge is £4.60 for Adults and £3.00 for Juniors while prices for club users are It costs £3.80 for Adults whilst and £3.00 for Juniors at the time of publishing this article.  Discounts may also be available if you are eligible through Leicester City Council’s One Card concessionary scheme.
Besides the Coritian’s The venue is also home to the Saffron Athletics club which meets Saturday 10:30am till 12:30pm and Wednesday 6:30pm till 7:30.  Is host to the Leicestershire Quadkids Atheletics League, Electic which is an independent training group that offers from club to international level, the Saturday Kids Club for children aged 6 to 12 from 10 to 11:30am.  Saffron Lane is also a venue which also has rooms for hire for meetings, functions, training and parties!
To get there travelling from the City Centre’s public transport is available using the 47, 47A, 86, 88 and 88A Buses at Rutland Street.  If you are taking a journey in bound you can catch the 48 and 48A from South Wigston adjacent Lansdowne Grove.  Alternatively, there is the 83 and 83A Service which replaces the old Inner Circle Route to a certain extent that passes through Knighton Lane East at the bottom southerly end of Saffron Lane. 
If you are heading to the facility via car head on to the B5366 which is Saffron Lane, which is sandwiched between the neighbouring Saffron Road to the south and Aylestone Road to the north.  Saffron Lane Athletic’s Track is situated in South Leicester next to Shakespeare Street.