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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

  • Thursdays meet at 6:35 NEW Run/Walk group 4-5 miles ideal for beginners or if you are returning from injury

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

Go to About Us for further information.

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Club Notices

2023 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 2023 Grand Prix.

Club Championships - Road event will be the winter 3k series on 31st January and 28th February with the remaining races to be announced in the summer.  Off-road will be the Haytor Heller, Saturday 15th July 5:30pm. 

Chairman's Charity 2023

BASICS Devon has been selected as the Chairman's Charity for 2023.

BASICS Devon volunteer medics help save lives in communities across rural Devon and can be at your side in minutes, day or night. Responding to incidents at the request of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust they provide an additional tier of medical support supplementing the excellent service provided by our local ambulance crews.

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

Completed a race this week?

Please email Alison 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!

Run/Walk Group Rota

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

  • 06 April - Sharon P

  • 13 April - Guy H

  • 20 April - Kerry B

  • 27 April - Lorraine H

  • 04 May - Liz L

  • 11 May - Jeremy G

  • 18 May - Sharon P

  • 25 May - Guy H

  • 01 June - Kerry B

  • 08 June - Lorraine H

  • 15 June - Liz L

  • 22 June - Jeremy G

  • 29 June - Sharon P

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

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