Our main base is in Torquay for all running, cycling and circuit training sessions. We do organise swimming sessions in Paignton and Brixham.
We meet regularly for running and track and field sessions at Torbay Athletic Club. We meet regularly for sea swims, pool swims, road bike rides and indoor turbo cycle brick sessions with Torbay Tri Club.
Members enjoy free run and free bike ride session (outdoors) after joining and sea swims £1 per session. Membership can be paid by post. Membership includes free car parking permit at the Riviera Centre in Torquay during winter training period.
Our club has inspired many over the years to take up the challenge. Would you like to be a runner or triathlete? 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, cycling and swimming. Learn how to run, swim and bike 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. We 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 and Tri Club is renowned for being a very friendly club.
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
Torbay Tri Club was formed 2007 and is affiliated to Triathlon England and Cycle Time Trial for multi sport like triathlons, duathlons, aquathlons and cycling. Many of our members join the Mid Devon Cycle Club to
compliment their training. Membership cost £15 per year. www.mdcc.org.uk . We have BTF
qualified coaches for our triathlon sessions. We organise our own coach pool swims on Wednesday evenings from October to May at Brixham Pool. Our members also attend triathlon pool swims organised by Torquay Leander Swim Club on Tuesday mornings from Plainmoor Pool.
We are the biggest and most successful running and triathlon 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.
We have 7 running group levels from
LEVEL 1 – ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (lead by THHN Charity)
Coach Brian Lewis – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk / Running meeting at Tor Abbey Gardens Shelter.
8 week course starts 5th January 2016.
Next Course after may start late March TBC
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 4 – EXPERIENCE
Pace 8.15–8.45 – Distance 7½ – 9½ miles
Coach by Jonathan Cowling, 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.