Fitness Running-Essentials

Next run: Saturday 09 July 2022

About our group

Hi All,  I work in Torbay where you'll agree the opportunities to run are endless, from flat beaches to hill climbs and scenic villages and parks we are spoilt for choice.  

I first became interested in running thanks to my mum who highlighted a newspaper article on what was then Women's Running Network, they are now Women on the Run, with their help and support I changed from a 10 minute bimbler to a proud achiever of 4 marathons and at least 20 half marathons, raising money for many charities along the way.

I offer a run on Saturday mornings.  Being an NHS worker and part of the Vaccine Team these are currently for the forseable future held at 8am.  What 8 am I hear you cry!!! Well actually this came about to avoid the heat, it gets extremely hot in the sun in the Torbay, because we want to enjoy the rest of the weekends and being very sociable like to go for a coffee at the end of a run (so sometimes it sneaks to 9am depending on coffee stops - very sensible).

My aim now having completed a qualification aligned to British Athletics is to pass on skills, more recently we attended coaching and nutrition talks from specialists in their fields and this adds to a varied running experience I can offer you.  Taking a Triathelete Group on a Sunday morning also I combine core training to traditional running techniques to create a lively program.   The best suggestion from run members has been to vary routes and I hope to add some testimonials so you can read more about them.

I am also a fully qualified Health Coach meaning on a consistent basis I help patients to change behaviours and am fully versed in balanced eating and physical activity advice.  With a  Foundation Degree in Exercise, Science, a qualified Pilates Teacher, Chair Based Exercise, Gym Instructors and Exercise Referral i feel very able to motivate you and progress you through a journey of change.

Contact Group

Contact details

Davinia Allbrook - Group Leader

Meet our Team

Our locations


Outside Plainmoor swimming pool

Meadfoot beach Cafe

Outside the babbacombe theatre

Toilets past the bridge

Preston beach

Quaywest Entrance

Outside main entrance Lupton house

Outside the cafe area

Outside the cafe area at Lupton House

Seafront run

Torquay Seafront Run

Torq seafront run

Bovey nature trail?

Killerton Park Run

Xmas run for existing runners

New Location Run