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 downstairs in the cafe area:
Mondays meet at 6.30pm: Fundamental & Foundation
Tuesdays meet at 6.25pm: Speed & Endurance
Thursdays meet at 6.45pm: 6-8 miles run in groups
Thursdays meet at 6.45pm: Run/walk group
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
Saturday 11th July 2020
England Athletics Coronavirus Statement: last updated 24 March
The latest update from England Athletics
Coronavirus Statement: last updated 24 March at 11am
Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March:
Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31 May. [Initially this had been agreed to the end of April]. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all competitions, formal club activities, running groups, and all Education activity (coach, official, teacher).
Strengthening our position on coaching activity – We are now mandating that all physical coaching ceases, and only be conducted via virtual means during this period. Bringing groups of people together to train, however small, can no longer be permitted under the strict ‘Stay at home’ measures implemented by the UK Government.
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.
Honorary Vice President
Chairman's Charity 2020
The Woodland Trust has been selected as the Chairman's Charity for 2020.
2020 Grand Prix and Club Championships
There are some exciting races in the 2020 Grand Prix and Club Championship events. Click the links below for more details.
Club Vests must be worn to qualify for awards.
Completed a race this week?
Please email Jeremy to get your results featured here and forwarded to the Herald Express. Grand Prix races and Torbay Velopark parkrun results will be captured every week. Deadline for Herald Express is Monday Noon - so ensure you send these latest Monday morning asap!
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.
To be updated when club activities resume
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
23/24 May 2020
01-Mar - Ocean Brave 10km (GP Wildcard #1)
08-Mar - Grizzly & Cub
15-Mar - Totally Muddy @ Ashcombe
15-Mar - Mad March Hare 10k
Races will be updated when club activities resume.
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