Torbay Athletic Club

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Welcome to TORBAY ATHLETIC CLUB website..DATE: 26/11/2015 LOCATION: RICC, Torquay EVENT: Torbay Sports Awards 2015 CAPTION: Club of the Year runner-up Torbay Athletic Club/Tri Club PHOTOGRAPHY: Andy Uglow Pyramid Torbay Photography

Our main base is in Torquay for all running and circuit training sessions. 

We meet regularly for running and track and field sessions at Torbay Athletic Club. 


Members enjoy free run session (after joining.

Membership includes free car parking permit at the Riviera Centre in Torquay during winter training period.

Athletic Weekly 2015Our club has inspired many over the years to take up the challenge. Would you like to be a runner? Whether you want to run for health, fitness and weight loss, competition, or fun, our club has got all the expertise to help beginners get running. Learn how to run properly.

We aim to provide consistent, high quality training allowing all our members to achieve their potential. Our members are sportsmen and women of all backgrounds, runners and tri athletes of all abilities are most welcome.

We cater for a wide range of ages, speeds and distances. Facebook GroupsWe are always looking for new members, of every standard of fitness and experience. We are a thriving club with well over 300 members (including juniors),  Torbay Athletic Club is renowned for being a very friendly club.

Torbay Athletic hosts the Torbay Half Marathon and Torbay 10k.

Torbay Athletic Club was formed in 1970 when Paignton Athletic Club merged with Torquay Athletic Club. We are affiliated to England Athletics for road running, multi terrain running, cross country running and track and field events.

We have qualified coaches for our running, track and field sessions

WhereWeTrainWe are the biggest and most successful running  club in Torbay and South Devon area. Most of our members live in Torbay but we also have many members living in Totnes, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Exeter and beyond.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP FEE’S (age 18 and older)
from 1st April 2017 and expires 31st March 2018

NEW MEMBERS…
Please try one of our running sessions for free, and if you enjoy then please join by sending an email  to  newmembers@torbayaac.co.uk

OPTION 1 –  £30 + small online charge.
This means you can enter multi sport events for Torbay Tri Club like Triathlons, Aquathlons, Duathlons.

OPTION 2 – £44 + small online charge.
Same as Option 1 Club Membership + with England Athletic membership.
Choose this option if you like to enter running races for Torbay Athletic Club. Enjoy £2 discount at running races.
Club Membership £30 + England Athletic Membership £14
Total £44 plus £1.25 online charge (£44.25 Total)

From 1st October club membership is half price because there less then 6 months until membership will expire on 31st March. England Athletic membership will not reduce their fee.

Please email Emma Gilboy with your important details to join (see below)  newmembers@torbayaac.co.uk
so a payment request can be sent to you via email so you can pay by membership by credit card or debit card.

DETAILS EMMA WILL NEED FROM YOU
Full name with title Title like Miss  / Mrs / Doctor etc
Date of Birth
Full Address & Post Code
Email Address (most important)
Phone number
Emergency Phone number and Name
Are you a member of another running club?
Have you been a member of another running club?
When did you leave your last running club?

Email payment request will be from ‘noreply@englandathletics.org’ name as ‘Payment request from Torbay AAC’
Its really easy to pay one we have your details and it will only takes half a minute to pay by card.
In the email, click on red box, [View Invoice and Pay Online]

We have 7 running group levels from


LEVEL 1 – ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (lead by THHN Charity)
Coach Brian Lewis – email tqrun@outlook.com
Walk / Running meeting at Tor Abbey Gardens Shelter.
Next 8 week course please email Brian,

Ideal for people who would like to take up running to get fitter and will start out using a walk/run training plan, where the first few weeks you will walk more then run and gradually the walking breaks get shorter and shorter and the running parts longer. The first few weeks will take around 30 minutes.

Once beginners can run 5 miles with out having to stop they are ready and welcome to try our group level 2 improvers session. This is an endurance run on a Tuesday or try our Thursday speed session. Try a session for free before deciding to join Torbay Athletic club.


LEVEL 2 – IMPROVERS
Pace 9.30–12.00 – Distance 5½ – 6½ miles
Coach by Jenny Lister / Andrew Parks


LEVEL 3 – INTERMEDIATES
Pace 8.45–9.30 – Distance 7 – 9 miles
Coach by Tessa Hearfield, Janine Callard, Anita Merritt, Julia Schofield


LEVEL 4 – EXPERIENCE
Pace 8.15–8.45 – Distance 7½ – 9½ miles
Coach by Jonathan Cowling, Brian Lewis, Graham Reynolds, Graham Kay, Mike Davies, Greg Fine


LEVEL 5 – ADVANCE 
Pace 7.15–8.15 – Distance 7½ – 10 miles
Coach by Peter McCaig, Stephen Wilbraham


LEVEL 6 – SUB-ELITE
Pace 6.30–7.15 – Distance 7½ – 11 miles
Lead by Kevin Fine, Stephen Wilbraham


LEVEL 7 – ELITE
Pace 5–6.30 – Distance 7½ – 11 miles
Coach by Jon Parkinson and Andrew Longthorpe
Some sessions will be suitable for group level 6 Sub-Elite members


Thursday all groups run together.
Tuesday there no beginners group level 1 session.


Everyone is friendly and new members are always welcome.

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