Welcome to the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club locally known as Bideford Blues. Predominantly a running and rowing club we offer senior and junior recreational and competitive opportunities. We're friendly, sociable and warmly welcome members of all abilities; our clubhouse offers our members excellent training and social facilities.

Bideford AAC is run on a voluntary basis with all coaches, officials, committee members and helpers giving their time for free.

The club was formed in 1870 as a gymnastic club and in 1897 the Rowing Section was born. It wasn’t until 1980 that Geoff Fanson and Barry White founded the present day Running Section.


Joining Bideford AAC

Running Section
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm, group runs, 4-5 miles, all members welcome, approx one hour
Tuesday and Thursday 7.15pm group runs, 3-4 miles.
Wednesday 6pm, coached training sessions for mixed abilities
Wednesday 6pm from January to April (ish), 9/10 mile non-stop run.
You are very welcome to try a few sessions before committing to joining. There is no additional charge for any of our training groups or sessions.

Rowing Section
Please get in touch with the rowing section as training depends on tide times.

Junior groups
For rowing children must be age 11 and above.
For athletics/running children must be age 9 and above, however there is currently a waiting list and we are unable to take your child's details before their 9th birthday.


  • Bideford 10k 2019

    Congratulations to all the runners who took part in today's Bideford 10k and thank you for supporting our race, here are the provisional results:

    Individual results • Category results

    If you have any queries please email: support@fullonsport.com
  • Yeovilton 5k Series – Race 2
    Steve Gallienne took 1st place by 1 second in 15:03, Keith Shapland 16:50
  • Run Exe 5k race 2
    Gary Blight 18:17, John Shapland 19:19 (first in category), Karen Shapland 21:44 (3rd in category)
  • Yellow Welly Cobble Wobble
    James Pugsley 1st in 1:29:17, James Jewell 8th in 1:45:48, Kathryn Beades 2:04:18 (4th lady), David Crowther 2:11:21, Amy Hawkes 2:15:22, Dave Eldridge 2:27:44
  • Newport 10k
    Super speedy times from our boys in Newport today: Shaun Antell 2nd in 0:29:46, Ronnie Richmond 5th in 0:31:18
  • Glastonbury 10k
    John Shapland 0:39:37 (1st in category and new club record), Karen Shapland 0:44:25 (2nd in category)

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