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Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday 14th December

Don't forget our Jingle Bell Jog in December - we will run around Paignton as a group and appreciate all the lovely Christmas lights and displays on show. Don't forget to wear your Santa hats and outfits!
We will start at the Leisure Centre at 7pm as usual, then back for a quick shower before regrouping at the Cantina for some food and a get together. Food will cost £4.50/head and is payable on the night.
It's nearly Christmaaaaasss!!!! Will Roger wear his velore hotpants again this year? You will have to be there to find out!!

 

SDAC 20th Anniversary

South Devon AC celebrated their 20th anniversary this September. The club's chair, John Drennan, organised a 20 hour relay round Paignton Green starting at 10pm on Saturday 23rd and finishing at 6pm on Sunday 24th. A terrific number of club members, including some of our juniors signed up to run laps, mostly in hour shifts. The total number of laps run was an amazing 465 and £200 was collected for the chair's charity, Rowcroft. On holiday in Croatia Lynda and Alan Sloman and Jean Grierson-Jackson did their bit to increase the number of laps by running 10 miles at 6.30am on Sunday morning in their club colours.

20th Anniversary
20th anniversary
20th Anniversary
20th Anniversary

Awards' Night

On Saturday 25th February 2017 South Devon AC celebrated the achievements of their runners at Brixham Cricket Club. Well done to all our runners and congratulations to those who won an award!

Junior Grand Prix
Girls' Under 10
Zoe White
Boys' Under 10
Josh Shapter
Girls' Under 11
Holly Langdon
Boy's Under 11
Francis Hayes
Girls' Under 13
Chloe Richards
10 out of 10 Grand Prix Events
Robert Hayes & Francis Hayes
Junior Athlete of the Year
Under 10 Girl
Hannah Carr
Under 10 Boy
Alfie Harris
Under 11 Girl
Eve Campbell
Under 11 Boy
Matthew Langdon
Under 13 Girl
Sophie Dale
Junior Cross Country Girl
Robyn Harris
Junior Cross Country Boy
Angus Graham
Most Improved Girl
Chloe Connor
Most Improved Boy
Robert Hayes
Karen Tucker Memorial
George Jackson Greenham
Awards Evening
Senior Grand Prix
Senior Female Michelle Cowley
Senior Male David Hampton
Vet 50 Female Kerry Bell
Vet 50 Male Colin Peters
Vet 45 Female Sue Hayes
Vet 55 Male Mark Holman
Vet 60 Male Roger Webb
12 Out of 12 Grand Prix Races
Tracy Elford, Roger Webb and John Drennan
Club Championships
1st Female Michelle Cowley
2nd Female Gemma Body
3rd Female Sue Hayes
Vet 45 Female Tracy Elford
Vet 50 Female Kerry Bell
Vet 60 Female Brenda Grant
1st Male David Hampton
2nd Male Rod Keen
3rd Male Roger Webb
Vet 60 Male John Drennan
Vet 65 Male David Naish
Athlete of the Year
Senior Female Michelle Cowley
Senior Male David Hampton
Vet Female Kerry Bell
Vet Male Mark Jones
Cross Country
Roger Webb
Track and Field
Steve Waddington
Off Road
Female Yvette Smith
Male Mark Jones
Road Race - Up to 10K
Female Michelle Cowley
Male Keith Belt
Road Race - 11K to 19 Miles
Female Michelle Cowley
Male Colin Peters
Road Race - 20 Miles, Marathon & Ultra
Female Gemma Body
Male Colin Peters
Fastest Marathon
Female Gemma Body
Male Colin Peters
Alan Sloman 3K Darren Turner Award
Female Michelle Cowley
Male David Hampton
Most Improved Female Sadie Heathcote
Most Improved Male Nick Oxley
Most Improved Runner
Female Bridget Williams
Male Steve Maddock
Coach of the Year
Vince Langdon
Club Women of the Year
Karen Bumby & Lucy Carpenter
Club Men of the Year
Guy Henderson & John Drennan

At SDAC's Awards' Night the raffle raised £156 for the Chair's charity, which this year is Rowcroft.

 

New Year's Day Run

South Devon AC runners before setting off on their annual New Years Day jaunt from Berry Head back to Goodrington along the coastal footpath.

new years day run

Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday, 22nd December 2016

South Devon AC assembled before their annual Jingle Bell Jog around the streets of Paignton, and beyond, to view the sometimes spectacular Christmas lights with which people have decorated their houses.

Jingle Bell Jog

Beat the Tide - Sunday, 14th August 2016

Well done the the SDAC ladies team came 2nd at the annual Paignton Regatta Beat the Tide competition.

The event challenges teams to build the sturdiest mound of sand they can muster as the tide stays far down the beach, then climb on top of it and cling on while the waves race in and lap around them.

Various techniques were on display, from those who went for height to teams who constructed elaborate wave defences in front of their mounds of sand.

The SDAC ladies donated half their winnings to the Regatta's Charity, Action Duchenne, and the other half to our Chairman's charity, the Haven in Paignton.

beat the tide
beat the tide
beat the tide
beat the tide
beat the tide
beat the tide
beat the tide

Quiz Night - Saturday 9th April 2016

Thank you to everyone who came to the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a great evening as usual and we raised a total of £73.00 for the Haven in Paignton. Once again, thanks must go to John Drennan for organising the evening.

The Quiz Night will be held at the Torbay Inn on Fisher Street on Saturday, 9th April at 7:30pm. Cost will be £2.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the Haven in Paignton. Maximum of four members per team and there will be a cash prize for the winning team.There will also be a Grand Raffle - please bring contributions!

Awards' Night - Saturday 5th March 2016

awards evening

South Devon AC celebrated a very successful awards' night at Brixham Cricket Club. The juniors were first to receive their awards with the following prizes being won:

Athlete of the Year:
U 10 boy Jack Adams
U10 girl Zoe White
U11 boy Max Pritchard
U11 girl Livvy Greenway
U13 girl Chloe Richens

Grand Prix:
U10 girl Holly Langdon
U10 boy Francis Hayes
U11 girl Isabelle Smith
U11 boy Jack Tsigarides
U13 girl Chloe Richens

Award for completing all 10 races:
Josh Shapter

The Karen Tucker Award:
Austin Pritchard

Cross Country awards:
Matthew Langdon and Sophie Dale

Most Improved Athletes:
Josh Shapter and Eve Cambell

Senior Awards

Athletes of the Year
Dave Hampton and Gemma Body, Marc Jones and Heather Maddock.

Grand Prix winners:
1st Male - David Hampton,
2nd Male - Colin Peters and
1st Female - Michelle Cowley
2nd Female - Louise Lewry
Over 60 Male - John Drennan
O45 Female - Sue Hayes.

Most Improved Athlete:
David Hampton and Louise Lewry

Robert Forbes trophy:
Vince Langdon for the fastest age graded marathon time
Marc Jones for his many ultra marathons

SDAC also held a raffle which raised £151 for The Haven which is the chair's charity of the year.

 

Jingle Bell Jog - Thursday 17th December 2015

Jingle Bell Jog

'So here it is Merry Christmas' South Devon AC gathered for their annual Jingle Bell Jog around Paignton to oooh and aaah at people's Christmas lights; this year we had an angel, a couple of elves, many Mr and Mrs Christmases and Baloo the Bear with a fairy lights enhanced tutu. Afterwards we went to the Torbay Inn for food and banter.We held a raffle which raised 66 for the Chair's charity, this year it is The Haven in Paignton.

AGM - Thursday 19th November 2015 at 8:15pm

The AGM will be held in the Beesley Room at Torbay Leisure Centre after our running session. All club members are invited to attend.

Nominations for all officers and committee posts, together with motions to be discussed, must be submitted in writing or emailed to the club secretary at least 14 days before the meeting.

Club secretary: Liz Lee Email: dave.liz@live.co.uk

Nominations Form

Proposals Form

Quiz Night

Thanks to everyone who came to the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a great evening and we managed to raise £129.00 for the Chair's charity, The Williams Foundation.

The Quiz Night will be held at the Torbay Inn on Fisher Street on Saturday, 16th May at 8:30pm. Cost will be £2.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the Williams Syndrom Foundation. Maximum of four members per team and there will be a cash prize for the winning team.There will also be a Grand Raffle - please bring contributions!

Delicious Dart Trail - Sunday 7th March 2015

The Delicious Dart Trail is a trail running event with a difference.

Starting at The Shops at Dartington, participants will run to the coastal town of Dartmouth, sampling a wide variety of the finest local produce along the way.

By the time they reach Dartmouth, participants will have clocked up 15 miles of spectacular riverside trail and tasted more than a dozen different beers, wines, liqueurs, savouries and puddings. 

Awards Night - 27th February 2015

South Devon AC enjoyed a well attended awards' night on Friday 27th February. Brixham Cricket club again very kindly allowed us to use their club house. 2014 had been a very successful year for SDAC. We were represented at races throughout the West Country on almost every weekend of the year with many of our runners winning age categories. Some of our juniors achieved high positions in races too.

This year the juniors held their own Grand Prix and also represented the club in track, cross country, road and off-road races. At this year's Pearson Cup a small but determined junior team returned some excellent individual performances and supported one another magnificently. The evening started with the junior awards.

Juniors awards evening

AWARD PRIZE WINNER AWARD PRIZE WINNER
Junior Grand Prix Athlete of the Year
Under 10 Girl Holly Langdon Under 10 Girl Emily Mortimer
Under 10 Boy Jack Adams & Matt Langdon Under 10 Boy Francis Hayes
Under 11 Girl Isabelle Smith Under 11 Girl Isabelle Allen
Under 11 Boy James De Sellingcourt Under 11 Boy Tommy Ash
Under 13 Girl Chloe Richens Under 13 Girl Phoebe De Sellingcourt
Under 13 Boy Thomas Hocking Under 13 Boy Thomas Hocking
Under 15 Girl Amy Artingsall Under 15 Girl Amy Artingsall
Under 15 Boy Vaughn Lear Under 15 Boy Vaughn Lear
Under 17 Girl Bryony Butterworth Under 17 Girl Bryony Butterworth
Under 17 Boy Ben Stockman Under 17 Boy Ben Stockman
Junior Cross Country Awards Holly Langdon & Matt Langdon  
Track & Field - Middle Distance Lexi Dart  
Most Improved Junior Athlete Zoe White  
Karen Tucker Trophy Angus Graham  

 

The senior Grand Prix was hard fought with the overall results in doubt until the last race.

seniors awards

AWARD PRIZE WINNER AWARD PRIZE WINNER
Senior Grand Prix   Club Champs  
1st Female Naomi Flanagan 1st Female Naomi Flanagan
2nd Female Kerry Bell 2nd Female Michelle Moore
3rd Female Sue Hayes 3rd Female Kerry Bell
1st Male David Hampton 1st Male David Hampton
2nd Male Jerry Hocking 2nd Male Jerry Hocking
3rd Male Rob Leeke 3rd Male Rob Leeke
       
Off Road   Cross Country  
Female Val McClean Female Naomi Flanagan
Male Marc Jones Male David Hampton
       
Athlete of the Year   3K in house series  
Female Naomi Flanagan Female Naomi Flanagan
Male David Hampton Male David Hampton
    Most Improved Female Heather Maddock
Athlete of the Year - Vets Most Improved Male Rod Keen
Female Kerry Bell    
Male Jerry Hocking    
       
Coach of the Year Alan Sloman  
Club Man of the Year   Roger Webb for representing the club in so many races over so many years
Club Woman of the Year Tracy Elford for managing and maintaining the website
         

A raffle was held on the night which raised 111 for the Williams Foundation.

 
Design: SDAC Members 2013