Torbay Tornado Race Series – Sunday 10th September 2017

Introducing the Torbay Tornado Race Series!  The event will be held on Sunday 10th September 2017 and includes scenic and challenging Half Marathon, 10k and 5k routes.  All races will finish at Ilsham Green, Meadfoot.  Refreshments and food available to purchase after the race.

Transport from Ilsham Green to the 10k and Half Marathon start lines has been organised and is at a small separate cost to the runners , leaving at 7.45am.

All donations to Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust, collections on the day and fundraising by food and drinks sales!

Quality bespoke Torbay Tornado medals to all finishers and glass presentation trophies to winners of Men's and Ladies categories.

Details of the races are listed below.  Please note that routes are subject to a final check closer to the race.

Entries are now open to everyone. 

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Half Marathon

The race will start at 8.30am near to Berry Head country park.  A coastal route around the whole perimeter of Torbay taking in some stunning woodland trails, coastal paths and road sections with around 1600ft of ascent.  The route will take us along Berry Head Road, dropping down to Brixham Harbour and climbing up to Furzeham before joining the coastal path around Churston through stunning woodlands and cliff tops.  The route will follow the cliffs around Goodrington and Roundham before joining the promenade and onto the beach to Preston sands to Hollicombe.  The route continues to Torquay, past the Princess Theatre, around the harbour and up Beacon Hill, rejoining the coastal path by the Imperial Hotel.  One lap of Ilsham Marine Drive and a finish at Ilsham Green!  The route is challenging and includes roads/pavements, hills, steps, and coastal path sections with tree roots, rocky and muddy terrain.  Trail shoes are advised and 500ml of water.  Cut-off time for the half marathon is 12.30pm

We will send you a confirmation e-mail and a link to pay for your Transport if you require this.  Transport cost for the Half Marathon is £7.20 per runner.

2017 Race Results Click Here

CLICK ON MAP TO SEE ROUTE ON STRAVA.

10k Race

10k - The race starts at 8.30am at Paignton green and joins the remainder of the half marathon route.  The route has approximately 960ft of ascent and starts with a run across the beach to Preston sands, through Hollicombe Park and onto Torbay Road along Torquay Seafront, passing the Princess Theatre.  Once around the harbour, runners go up Beacon Hill and by the Imperial Hotel, joining the coastal path to Meadfoot.  A lap around Ilsham Marine Drive and a finish at Ilsham Green!  The route is challenging and includes roads/pavements, hills, steps, and coastal path sections with tree roots, rocky and muddy terrain.  Trail shoes are advised.  The cut-off time for the 10k is 10.30am.

We will send you a confirmation e-mail and a link to book your transport if you require it.  Transport cost is £5.50 per runner for the 10k Race.

Entry fee -

2017 Race Results Click Here

CLICK ON MAP TO SEE FULL ROUTE ON STRAVA.

5k Race

5k - The race starts at Beacon Quay by the harbour bridge at 8.30am.  The route starts with a run up Beacon Hill, joining the coastal path at the Imperial Hotel through to Meadfoot.  A run along Meadfoot Sea Road then brings you to Ilsham Marine Drive where you will do one lap with a finish at Ilsham Green.  The route is challenging and includes roads/pavements, hills, steps, and coastal path sections with tree roots, rocky and muddy terrain.  Trail shoes are advised.  The cut-off time for the 5k is 9.45am.

Entry fee -

2017 Race Results Click Here

CLICK ON MAP TO SEE FULL ROUTE ON STRAVA.

 

Race Day Information

Aid Stations-

Half Marathon-

4 miles - Broadsands Beach

7 miles - Paignton Green

10 miles - Beacon Quay

13.1 miles - Finish Line

 

10k Race -

3 miles - Beacon Quay

6.2 miles - Finish Line.

 

5k Race - Finish Line.

 

Other Information-

Half Marathon runners are advised to carry a minimum 500ml of water.  Please wear suitable footwear on the day, trail shoes are advised.  Apologies there are no changing facilities or toilets at Ilsham Green.  Please be courteous to pedestrians and members of the public as the routes will involve passing people.  Please note that in the event of adverse weather conditions, the race may be cancelled within 24 hours of the start.  No refunds will be made available due to the outgoing cost of the event.

Daniel - 07725772119

Dave - 07769552095