Welcome to South Devon Athletic Club​

We are a friendly running club based in Paignton and cater for all abilities and ages. Whether you want to run for health, fitness and weight loss, competition, or for fun, our coaches have all the expertise to help you get started. Learn about the benefits of running and how to run properly.


Training takes place from Torbay Leisure Centre, Clennon Valley, Paignton. We meet in the car park:


  • Tuesdays meet at 6.25pm to start at 6:30pm: Speed & Endurance

  • Thursdays meet at 6:35 to start at 6.45pm: 6-8 miles run in groups

  • Juniors - Mondays between 6 & 8pm at Churston Ferrers Grammar School - see Juniors pages

Go to About Us for further information or see our noticeboard on the 2nd floor at the Torbay Leisure Centre.

lATest news and results​
Club Notices
Coleton Footacher
Cancelled for 2021

2021 Club In-House Races


Click the links below for more details.

Club Vests must be worn to qualify for awards.

Grand Prix - Click here for the full details of the 2021 Grand Prix.

Club Championships - Off-road was the Beaches Run on held 23rd May.  Road event will be the winter 3k series, 12th October, 9th November & 7th December.



Reminder about Club Membership

​The first of April is our renewal date and membership details have been sent by email so we can pay on time. A period of one month is more than sufficient grace to get this done by.

If you have not renewed but have raced under SDAC's name in the Grand Prix or Club Champs then points will not count, only in future races after you have renewed.

It's unfair that members who pay on time have to subsidise others as E.A. Membership has to be paid in April and this forms a large part of your membership.


Should you not wish to renew please have the courtesy to inform the membership secretary before April is out.


Coaches that are actively coaching pay half fees but still have to pay their E.A Membership as we cannot subsidise this.


Alan Sloman

Honorary Vice President


Chairman's Charity 2022

The Thrive Project based on Paignton on Totnes Road has been selected as the Chairman's Charity for 2022. 


Completed a race this week?

Please email Jeremy to get your results featured here and forwarded to the Herald Express and Torbay Weekly. Grand Prix race results will be captured automatically.  Deadline is Monday Noon - so ensure you send these latest Monday morning asap!

Improvers Rota

Please check to see when you are due to take out the improvers; if you can't make it on the night, please arrange for someone else to take your place.

  • 09 December - Sharon P

  • 16 December - John D

  • 23 December - Guy H

  • 30 December - Kerry B

  • 06 January - Lorraine H

  • 13 January - Liz L

  • 20 January - Jeremy G

  • 27 January - Sharon P

  • 03 February - John D

  • 10 February - Guy H

  • 17 February - Kerry B

  • 24 February - Lorraine H

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Club kit is available to order from Vince Langdon and Kerry Bell who are available on most Tuesday and Thursday Club nights.

Click here for more information