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Welcome to Torbay Athletic Club

Formed in 1970 Torbay Athletic Club is one of the most successful clubs in the South West with over 200members, 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 β€œfoot 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.


We offer various Β 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.
From high jump to hammer, sprints to steeplechase, the full range of track and field events are on offer

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Meet the Committee and our team

Meet the people who have a huge range of training and competition experience between them
Anita Merritt
Anita Merritt



    Anthony Raine
    Anthony Raine

    Club Chairman

    Email Mobile Number is 07741208548  

      Nick Robinson
      Nick Robinson



        Andy Philippou
        Andy Philippou

        Adult New Membership

        Email Mobile number is 07533383363