|South West Athletics League||
About UsNewquay & Par AC is one of the premier athletic clubs in the south west with over 180 members. Formed by an amalgamation of two existing clubs – Par AC and Newquay AC in 1984, the club boasts an impressive history of athletic success including representations for over 20 international vests, including three athletes competing in the world junior cross country championships. The club has two active bases at Par Track and Newquay.
Today, Newquay & Par serves east, mid and north cornwall with year round training in track & field athletics, cross-country & junior sportshall. We have a bi-lateral agreement with Newquay Road Runners for anyone wanting to compete in this area of the sport.
Our members range from 8 to 60 years old with an equally diverse distribution in talent. Some members just enjoy keeping fit, some are more competitive, training hard to improve their personal bests whilst others are competing at the forefront of the international arena.
FacilitiesThe home base of the athletic club is at the Par Athletic Track, which is owned by Cornwall County Council. From an existing cinder surface track it was upgraded to an all-weather surface with the aid of the national lottery funding and was reopened in July 2000, hosting the prestigious south west inter counties in July 2003.
With its all-weather surface, the six lane 400m track caters for all sprint, middle & long distance events, with full equipment for steeplechase and hurdles events. Par's athletic facilities include two long jump/triple jump beds and runways, plus full equipment provided in the high jump and pole vault areas. There are two javelin runways, a shot circle and a competition standard cage for discus and hammer.