About

Riviera Racers Running Club is based in Torbay, South Devon.  The club promotes its running programme to males, females and juniors aged 15+.  We take pride in running a club that promotes healthy well-being in the community for all people.

The club holds training twice weekly, on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  Training is usually held in the Torbay and Newton Abbot areas and covers aspects such as speed, endurance and technique. We also lead weekend Trail Runs and hold regular social events.

We run a very welcoming club in a no-pressure environment, after-all everyone’s level of fitness is different!  All we ask is for your commitment and desire to achieve. Whether your goal is to get fitter, improve your running performance; discover the outdoor area of Torbay; or to run socially and meet more people, we believe that Riviera Racers has something to offer you. 

To find out more about Riviera Racers, come on down and try out our training sessions, the first two are free!

For more information on becoming a member and what it includes, please click here.

New to Running?

‘Torbay Road and Trail Running Club’

Riviera Racers was founded in 2017 by Daniel Butterworth, a keen trail runner, who has been running since he was 13 and has competed in many events across the South West.  Since 2017, Riviera Racers has grown steadily and now has over 80 members.  We have a team of friendly and welcoming Run Leaders, who all hold an England Athletics Leadership In Running Fitness (LiRF) qualification.  Our Run Leaders are all passionate about running and committed to offering a range of training options to suit runners of all abilities, which includes both road and trail running. 

England Athletics & RunTogether

The foundations of our club are built on the ethics and grassroots model of England Athletics.  Daniel Butterworth has gained a LIRF qualification (Leadership in Running Fitness) and coaching license from England Athletics and aims to pass on the ethics, training techniques and policies to all individuals in the club.  We believe that it is imperative for all clubs at grassroots level to follow the model set out by England Athletics in order to improve fitness and well-being in general and to produce and improve athletes for national and international level.

We also pledge our services to Run Together, a scheme that runs alongside England Athletics and enables and makes it easier for individuals within their communities to get see the real benefit of getting involved in local running groups.