If you really want to get into athletics there are lots of ways to get started.
There is a scheme organised by UK Athletics called Norwich Union star:track to help kids aged between 8-15 to get off the blocks.
In 2006 more than 25,000 children took part at 500 venues across the UK
To find a star:track scheme near you click on the link on the right hand side of this page.
If you just want to find the athletics club nearest to you, click on the other link.
You could also try something called Sportshall, which is a type of indoor athletics. To find out more about it click on the link on the right hand side of this page.