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 ages and 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 Harriers running section.


  • Good Friday Relays

    Friday 30 March 2018 – members only
    Every member gets an Easter Egg and it’s free to enter

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  • Bideford 10k 2018

    Sunday 13 May 2018 – ENTER ONLINE
    A popular run between Bideford and Instow



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  • North Devon Relays 2018

    The first race is Wednesday 2 May, hosted by South Molton Strugglers

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  • #RaceDay thank you

    A massive thank you to our Race Director Alan Heard who made our biggest ever Half Marathon happen.
    Also big appreciation to (but not inclusive of): our amazing marshals and teams at the water stations including Torrington AC, the ladies in the kitchen, all the photographers on the day, RaceAhead and Medicare South West – just all the helpers and everyone involved, without your hard work, commitment and enthusiasm this event would not happen.

  • South West Rowing Competition

    Saturday 5 May at Bideford College, racing starts at 10am
    Junior categories • 2000m challenges • Relays
    £10 per adult • £5 per junior • £20 per relay team
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  • Join Bideford AAC

    Recreational and competitive opportunities for all ages and abilities. From £30 annual membership and no extra fees for training or running groups. Run by volunteers for our members. Find out more


  • Bideford Half Marathon 2018 11 March 2018

    Congratulations to everyone who ran our biggest ever Bideford Half Marathon

    Shaun Antell from Bideford AAC was 1st in 01:08:39, Steve Osborne 2nd in 01:12:11 and Phil Burden from Taunton AC was 3rd in 01:12:13

    The fastest lady was Katie Synge from Charnwood in 01:20:40, followed by Serane Stone from Tiverton AC in1:22:20

    Full results

  • Tala 6k, Cyprus 10 March 2018

    Alan Cox 0:32:23 (3rd in age category)

  • Westward League Cross Country – Redruth 4 March 2018

    Senior and Vet Ladies: Julie Dixon 4th in 21:34, Jo Bedlar 23:05, Lorraine Clements 23:20, Leanne Glover 25:11

    Senior and Vet Men: Andy Ingle 33:30, Martin Colwill 34:27
    U15 Boys: Flynn Jennings 1st in 14:24

    League results:  Jo Bedlar 1st in category, Julie Dixon 2nd overall and in category, Lorraine Clements 1st in category
    Bideford AAC Senior Ladies Team 5th and Vet Ladies Team 2nd
    Flynn Jennings 1st in category, Ronnie Richmond 1st overall, Mark Jenkin 2nd overall, Martin Colwill 2nd in category
    Bideford AAC Senior Male Team 1st and Vet Male Team 11th

    Full league results

  • Pafos 10k, Cyprus 4 March 2018

    Alan Cox  00:55:38

  • Rhyl 10 Mile 24 February 2018

    TeamColwill at the British Masters 10 Mile Champs: Martin Colwill 0:58:16 (pb and 2nd in category), Helen Colwill 1:19:49

  • Castle Hill Corker 18 February 2018

    Arrron Kearney 5th in 0:43:33, James Jewell 0:48:32 (2nd in category), Gary Blight 0:48:32, Phil Venn 0:49:00, Chris Stone 0:50:56, Les Pittwood 0:51:40, Steve Sanders 0:56:20, Clive Bright 0:56:36, Phil Lacey 0:58:43, Cy Margieson 0:58:58, Candy Jewell 1:04:47, Amanda Reeves 1:05:09, Stephen Reeves 1:05:14, Lorrie Woolgar 1:12:25

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