Welcome to Torbay Athletic Club

Formed in 1970 Torbay Athletic Club is one of the most successful clubs in the South West with over 300 members, nurturing athletes of all abilities, some joining us from their childhood others much later in life. We are proud to boast a fine history having seen members represent their County and Great Britain at major championships including the Olympics.

Our training sessions start at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, whether you want to run for health, fitness or competition we have the expertise to guide you.Torbay AC is affiliated to England Athletics for road, multi terrain, cross country, and track and field events.




Club History

Torbay AC was officially formed in 1970 when road and cross country specialists at Paignton AC, one of the top clubs in the country at the time, amalgamated with track club Torquay AAC. The history of the club goes back to the 1870s, though, when clubs in Torquay, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Exmouth engaged in regular “foot races”, and Paignton AC and St Marychurch Harriers – formed in 1894 and 1909 respectively – dominated the racing scene for decades. Paignton AC had their headquarters at Queen’s Park, sharing the facilities with the town’s cricket and rugby clubs, and from 1946, when Torquay AAC was formed, the Recreation Ground was also used for training. At the end of the 1960s, Paignton was ranked seventh in the country for distance running, and were able to field six teams in the county cross-country championships.

Activities

We offer various  running activities
Road Running
Road Running section welcomes runners of all abilities; from beginners to international standard athletes, and everyone in between.
Cross Country
cross country racing – it helps build strength and stamina to benefit many other athletic events too.
Track
From high jump to hammer, sprints to steeplechase, the full range of track and field events are on offer

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Team

Meet the people who have a huge range of training and competition experience between them
Greg Fine
Greg Fine

Club Chairman

Telephone: 01803 328315 Email: greg@torbayaac.co.uk

    David Hyde
    David Hyde

    Vice Chairman

    Telephone: 07855 344338 Email: david@torbayaac.co.uk

      Steve Cottle
      Steve Cottle

      Club Treasurer

      steve@torbayaac.co.uk

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