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
    Race 1 is Thursday 26 April, Race 1 start times

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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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  • Bideford 10k race information

    New race start – please assemble at the entrance of Riverbank Car Park by 10.20am. Race start 10.30am

    To transfer your Bideford Half Marathon 2018 race place
    The original runner must log into Full on Sport and follow these instructions. Once race packs and numbers have been posted, it is the original runners responsibility to get their race pack and number to the new runner. Please note no race transfers after Thursday 10 May, 11pm.
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  • 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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  • Quiz night at the Blues

    Friday 27 April 7pm for 7.30pm start
    Four to six people per team, £3 per person
    Limited to 10 teams due to popularity, secure your team’s place today – sign up sheet on the main hall notice board


  • Brighton Marathon 15 April 2018

    Shaun Antell 6th in 2:28:01, Andy North 3:59:50

  • Brighton 10k 15 April 2018

    Dan Mapp 0:32:25 (pb)

  • Yeovilton Summer 5k Series – Race 1 11 April 2018

    Dan Mapp 2nd in 15:41, Keith Shapland 17:30, Gary Blight 18:44, John Shapland 21:28, Karen Shapland 21:29, Gemma Steele 27:10

  • Taunton Half Marathon 8 April 2018

    Keith Shapland 1:22:07, James Jewell 1:23:22, Gary Suggate 1:26:48, Gary Blight 1:26:56, Tim Sturtridge 1:30:11, Ashley Jewell 1:31:39 (pb), Andy Pearson 1:32:17, Rachel Gaunt 2:05:24, Charlotte Elliot 2:12:52, Austin Galt 2:13:14, Tony Merret 2:16:07, Paul Sturtridge 2:19:34

  • Taunton Marathon 8 April 2018

    Candy Jewell 4:00:21 (3rd in category and pb)

  • Manchester Marathon 8 April 2018

    Ali Blackman 3:58:44

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