Welcome to the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club locally known as Bideford Blues. We're a friendly, sociable club with two main sections, running and rowing. We warmly welcome members of all ages and abilities; our clubhouse and bar on The Pill offers our members excellent facilities. Our bar also offers social membership and very reasonably priced drinks.
New Years Day Two Bridges 2017
Sunday 1 January 2017, 10.30am registration, 11am start
Bideford Half Marathon 2018
Sunday 11 March 2018 – ENTER ONLINE
Bideford 10k 2018
Sunday 13 May 2018 – online entry open soon
Members only, hangovers at own discretion!
Talk about a quick half
A popular run between Bideford and Instow
- Thurs 14 December, 6.10pm – Christmas Lights Run
Annual Christmas Lights Run for all members; seniors and juniors! It’s compulsory to be festive and customise your running gear with a Santa hat and tinsel! The bar will be open after for anyone who fancies a Christmas tipple!
- Christmas jumpers on Christmas Eve
Open from 5pm, pop into the club with the whole family for a festive drink with your club buddies wearing Christmas jumpers. Christmas Music and Festive Cheer guaranteed!
- Westward XC helpers needed
Helpers needed for the Westward League at Northam Burrows on Sunday 14 January – course setup from 9am, marshals and course clear down. Please contact Doug Jenkin if you are able to help: email@example.com
- 2018 club membership
We are now pleased to be accepting membership for 2018, which is due on Sunday 1 January 2018. Membership only accepted with a fully completed application form. Happy 2018 running!
- 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 ...
- Combe Crawler 26 November 2017
James Pugsley 1:02:16, Tom Ball 1:12:38, Charlie Davie 1:20:32, Amy Hawkes 1:22:20
- Welsh Indoor Rowing Championship 25 November 2017
Bideford AAC rower Alistair Peake was in action in Cardiff this weekend for the
Welsh Indoor Rowing Championship. Alistair took part in the men’s lightweight
50+ category and finished in first place in a very impressive time of 6:34.2. Not content with just winning his category Alistair was the fastest lightweight competitor overall on the day.
- Cross Country International 18 November 2017
Cross Country International in Derry, Northern Ireland
Julie Dixon represented England in F45 category, 6k in 0:23:37 and 3rd counter for England and part of winning team
Michael Gilmore represented N Ireland in M75 category, 6k in0:36:36 with N Ireland finishing 3rd
- Westward League Cross Country – Newquay 12 November 2017
Senior and Vet Ladies: Julie Dixon 20:27 (2nd in category), Lorraine Clements 22:44 (2nd in category), Jo Bedlar 22:51, Leanne Glover 24:27, Helen Colwill 24:45, Karen Shapland 26:04
Bideford AAC Senior Ladies Team are joint 9th in the league and Vet Ladies Team 2nd
Senior and Vet Men: Shaun Antell 2nd in 27:50, Mark Jenkin 3rd in 27:59, Ronnie Richmond 5th in 28:15, Andy Ingle 31:24, Martin Colwill 32:14, Chris Stone 36:07, Steve Clements 44:31
U15 Boys: Flynn Jennings 2nd in 15:29
Bideford AAC Senior Male Team are 3rd in the league and Vet Male Team 13th