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.


  • Handicap Race Series 2018

    Six races run over the same demanding course for club members only
    Final race is Thursday 19 July, Race 6 start times
    Don’t forget to bring a plate of food!

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  • North Devon Relays 2018

    The final race Wednesday 25 July, hosted by Bideford AAC – marshals needed

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  • Bideford 10 Miler 2018

    Sunday 4 November 2018 – ENTER ONLINE
    Possibly the fastest 10 Miler in Devon



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  • Handicap Series Final – Thurs 19 July

    Inviting all runners to take part in the final race, even if it’s the only one of the series! Please wear your club colours.
    Race and series prize presentation and buffet after the race (please bring a plate of food). Race/series prizes are only available for collection in person at the presentation.
    Marshals and helpers needed to clear down the hall after the presentation and buffet.

  • North Devon Relays Final – Wed 25 July

    Runners and marshals needed! Helpers also needed to clear down the hall after the presentation and buffet.

  • New speed training sessions

    Due to the popularity of our Tuesday and Thursday speed training sessions we are now providing extra training for Wednesday evenings!
    These sessions are open to both new and existing members and will be at an intermediate level and aimed at runners of all abilities who would like to improve their speed, strength and endurance and who may not have taken part in this sort of training before. For more information contact runners@bidefordaac.co.uk


  • Care for Kids 10k Barnstaple 15 July 2018

    James Pugsley 1st in 00:34:55, Keith Shapland 2nd in 00:36:20, Martin Colwill 4th and 1st in category 00:37:22, James Jewell5th and 2nd in category 00:39:02, Gary Blight 7th and 3rd in category 00:40:34, Steven Turner 00:41:11, Mark Curtis 00:41:38, Jo Bedler 1st female in 00:42:55, Peter Rigler 00:45:22, Leanne Glover 00:45:39, Sarah Tate 00:48:38 (2nd in category), Colin Mitchell 00:54:00, Jamie Hollis 00:54:56, Sue Pennington 00:55:13, Anna Squire 01:02:38, Frank Dunlop 01:17:28

  • Bideford Triathlon 15 July 2018

    Dan Mapp 3rd overall in 01:06:51, David Spencer 01:15:20, Simon Edney 01:16:08 (2nd in category), Tori Loze 1st female overall in 01:18:00, Stewart Snetzler 01:19:18, Shaun Woodhead 01:20:01, David Crowther 01:25:57, Chris Fuller 01:26:58, Sara Colvin 01:32:24, Sam Barnbrook 01:36:17, Phil Lacey 01:38:02, Leaha Davey 01:38:16, Phil Thomas 01:44:57,
    Full detailed results

  • Eastbourne 5k 15 July 2018

    Merran Waters 00:27:39 (1st in category)

  • Yeovilton 5k Series, Race 4 11 July 2018
    John Shapland 00:19:09, Karen Shapland 00:22:04
  • Lundy Trail Race 8 July 2018

    Ronnie Richmond 1st in 1:36:34, Andy Pearson 6th in 1:54:05 (1st in category), James Jewell 1:59:58, Tom Ball 2:09:58, Tim Sturbridge 2:12:01, Phil Venn 2:13:22, Ashley Jewell 2:28:12, Charlie Davis 2:27:18, Candy Jewell 2:35:31, Steve Sanders 2:49:55, Dave Eldridge 3:91:53

  • North Devon Relays Race 4 – Torrington 4 July 2018

    Senior ladies: 3rd in 0:51:53 (Sammy Antell, Leanne Glover, Ali Blackman)
    Vet ladies: 1st in 0:46:50 (Julie Dixon, Jo Bedler, Tori Loze)
    Vet ladies B: 0:54:34 (Michelle Bright, Candy Jewell, Karen Shapland)

    Senior men A: 1st in 0:52:26 (Flynn Jennings, Martin Edwards, Dan Mapp, Keith Shapland)
    Senior men B: 0:59:37 (Aaron Kearney, Ashley Jewell, Jim Kirk, Jamie Blackman)
    Senior men C: 1:02:13 (Gary Suggate, Dave Spencer, Flynn Jennings, Andy Pearson)
    Vet men A: 2nd in 0:59:07 (Gary Blight, James Jewell, Mark Curtis, Gary Suggate)
    Vet men B: 1:02:41 (Chris Stone, Andy Pearson, Steve Turner, Gary Blight)

    Vet over 55: 2nd in 0:54:03 (Edwina Stevenson, Lorraine Clements, Clive Bright)

    Junior mixed: 1st in 0:49:49 (Ailis Temple-Thurston, Charlie Pilkington, Jamie Milsom)

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