Athletics is very popular throughout Salford and is an excellent way to engage in an active lifestyle as there are so many disciplines to choose from. There are short-distance and long-distance events, as well as field disciplines like shot-put, javelin, hammer and long-jump. Salford is home to many outstanding grassroots athletics facilities which are available to book online with MyLocalPitch. Most of the athletic tracks are made from synthetic rubber, although a few are made from grass or shale. Floodlights are at a selection of the venues to make it possible to train and hold race meetings outside of the summer.