Welcome to the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club locally known as Bideford Blues. We're a friendly, sociable club with a running and rowing section which offer both recreational and competitive opportunities. We warmly welcome members of all ages and abilities; our clubhouse and bar on The Pill offers our members excellent training and social facilities.
Bideford Half Marathon 2018
Sunday 11 March 2018 – ENTER ONLINE
Bideford 10k 2018
Sunday 13 May 2018 – ENTER ONLINE
North Devon Relays 2018
The provisional date for the first race is Wednesday 2 May, hosted by South Molton Strugglers
Talk about a quick half
A popular run between Bideford and Instow
- Harrier’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018
Tuesday 6 February, 7.30pm at the clubhouse.
Attending the AGM is one of the qualifying criteria for entry into the draw for a 2018 club London Marathon place….
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- Wednesday non-stop long runs (members only)
Starting Wednesday 10 January and every Wednesday until April (ish), 6pm from the clubhouse. Approx 9 mile route. Same route each week with re-grouping points where fastest runners continually loop back until the slowest runner reaches the re-group point when all will then continue – no stopping! Safe mid-week long run for those marathon training. View the route
- 2018 club membership
2018 membership is now due, your membership goes towards running and maintaining our lovely clubhouse and the facilities (including the bar) which we are so lucky to have.
Membership only accepted with a fully completed membership form. Cash or cheque only. Happy 2018 running!
- New Year’s Day Two Bridges 2018 1 January 2018
Mark Jenkin 20:18, Flynn Jennings 22:09, James Jewell 24:29, Gary Suggate 25:22, Gary Blight 26:31, Robbie Murray 26:31, Chris Fuller 26:41, Dave Crowther 28:01, Clive Bright 28:16, Steve Sanders 28:38, Carl Webb 29:48, Michelle Bright 29:51, Evan Suggate 30:34, Gary Hatch 30:43, Alec Mclaren 31:11, Graham Ley 31:23, Dale Wilson 31:51, Candy Jewell 32:06, Andy Walter 32:28, Alan Heard 33:02, Tim Lane 33:03, Alan Cox 33:43, Jo Hedderly 34:05, Harry Fanson 34:11, Leah Davey 34:12, Charlie Pilkington 34:37, Harvey Reeves 34:51, Amanda Reeves 35:01, Don Marsh 35:06, Phil Thomas 35:11, Mark Screech 35:26, Kay Allan 38:21, Frank Dunlop 39:04
Juniors: Maya ...
- Torrington Christmas Caper 17 December 2017
Mark Jenkin 1st in 0:57:12, Ian Goodings 3rd in 1:01:30, Jim Kirk 8th in 1:07:16, Martin Colwill 10th in 1:08:57, Tom Ball 1:13:51, Les Pittwood 1:20:12, Jo Bedler 1:20:23 (3rd female), Steve Sanders 1:24:32, Amy Hawkes 1:34:17, Phil Lacey 1:35:14, Jo Hedderly 1:39:27, Luke Sturtridge 1:42:00, Chris Williams 1:45:20, Dave Eldridge 1:46:06, Steve Heywood 1:53:34, Mary Pool 1:54:52, Cath Gardner 2:07:22, Lorrie Woolgar 2:07:22, Colin Mitchen 2:12:17, Paul Sturtridge 2:16:20
- Weston Christmas Cracker 10k 17 December 2017
Keith Shapland 3rd in 0:36:10, Jamie Blackman 10th in 0:37:30, James Jewell 0:39:16, Gary Blight 0:43:02, Phil Venn 0:43:34, Andy Pearson 0:43:57, Ashley Jewell 0:44:00, Pete Rigler 0:44:11, Jamie Hollis (first reindeer) 0:46:46, Lorraine Clements 0:47:11, Michelle Bright 0:49:00, Clive Bright 0:49:00, Candy Jewell 0:50:17, Steve Clements 0:51:02, Verna Green 0:54:39, Ali Blackman 0:55:24, Edwina Stevenson 0:55:24, Alan Heard 0:56:03, Rachel Gaunt 0:56:52, Charlotte Elliot 1:00:05, Mike Gilmore 1:07:38, Eric Hubber 1:17:47, Jadwiga Karniewicz 1:21:07, Tony Merret 1:21:07
- Devon Cross Country Championships 3 December 2017
Senior and Vet Ladies: Julie Dixon 3rd in 23:50, Lorraine Clements 25:55, Jo Bedlar 26:06, Ali Blackman 30:32, Karen Shapland 31:18
Senior and Vet Men: Ronnie Richmon 2nd in 29:32, Shaun Antell 4th in 30:13, Ian Gooding 32:03, Brendan Patton 32:12, Andy Ingle 33:19, Martin Colwill 33:43, Jim Kirk 34:13, Jamie Blackman 35:27, Gary Suggate 35:41, Chris Stone 37:55
U15 Boys: Flynn Jennings 3rd in 13:47
U13 Boys: Ben Tolson 12:12
- Westward League Cross Country – Exeter 3 December 2017
Senior and Vet Ladies: Julie Dixon 23:50 (2nd in category), Lorraine Clements 25:55 (2nd in category), Jo Bedlar 26:06 (2nd in category), Ali Blackman 30:32, Karen Shapland 31:18, Janice Warren 46:56
Bideford AAC Senior Ladies Team are joint 5th in the league and Vet Ladies Team 2nd
Senior and Vet Men: Ronnie Richmon 2nd in 29:32 (2nd overall), Mark Jenkin 3rd in 29:40 (3rd overall), Shaun Antell 5th in 30:13, Ian Gooding 32:03, Brendan Patton 32:12, Andy Ingle 33:19, Martin Colwill 33:43, Jim Kirk 34:13, Jamie Blackman 35:27, Gary Suggate 35:41, Chris Stone 37:55
U15 Boys: Flynn Jennings 2nd in 13:47 (3rd overall)
- End of season rowing report 28 November 2017
On Saturday 28 October Bideford AAC rowing crews attended the Annual Presidents Dinner and Dance at Plymstock to receive five West of England Championship awards. The following crews received awards for their performances throughout the 2017 rowing season:
Men’s SC 4 – Matt Colwill, Nick Dualibi-Wilson, Declan Monaghan, Brian Andrew and Alex Dualibi-Wilson.
Ladies SC 4 – Lorna Colwill, Kirsty Andrew, Hayley Wilson, Becka Brown and Renata Dualibi-Wilson.
Men’s vets 4 – Brian Andrew, Dave Bates, Dave Powe, Steve Cheels and Ali Peake.
Men’s J16 4X+ – Tom Picillo, Jack Berry, Toby Evans, Charlie Colwill and Nell Gierke.
Men’s SC scull – Declan ...