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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.

Events

  • Bideford 10 Miler 2017

    Sunday 5 November 2017 – entries paused
    Possibly the fastest 10 Miler in Devon

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  • Bideford Half Marathon 2018

    Provisional date: Sunday 11 March 2018
    Talk about a quick half

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  • Bideford 10k 2018

    May 2018 – online entry not yet open
    A popular run between Bideford and Instow

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News

  • Bideford 10 Miler entries paused

    Bideford Amateur Athletic Club are hugely disappointed to announce we have paused entries to our Bideford 10 Miler in November 2017. Due to major engineering and road works on the Torridge Bridge with a one-way diversion system in place over the Old Bideford Bridge, Devon County Council will no longer allow us to hold the race using our normal route. We are working hard to find an alternative route and if successful entries will be re-opened; however, if we need to cancel the race full refunds will be given. We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated.

  • Start running with us!

    Starting or re-starting to run in 2017? Why not come and join us on Tuesday or Thursday evening at 6pm from our clubhouse on The Pill. We really are a friendly bunch – you just need to be able to run three miles constant at a steady pace. For more information just get in touch.

  • Club Kit

    Club kit is available to purchase from committee members at the clubhouse or the North Devon Hospice shop in Chingswell Street in Bideford. More info on club kit

Results

  • Yeovilton Summer 5k Series – Race 5 9 August 2017

    Mark Jenkin 3rd in 0:15:25, Martin Colwill 0:17:23 (2nd in category), Julie Dixon 0:17:58 (1st in category), Peter Rigler 0:19:45, Helen Colwill 0:23:11

  • Indian Queens Half 6 August 2017

    David Spencer 1:30:53, Michelle Bright 1:50:31, Clive Bright 1:50:31, Leaha Davey 1:58:59, Dale Wilson 1:58:59, Steve Heywood 2:17:25, Andy Glover 2:33:18, Julia Glover 2:33:18

  • Bath Running Festival 10k 23 July 2017

    Ashley Jewell 0:50:49

  • Bath Running Festival Long Half 23 July 2017

    James Jewell 2:11:35

  • Bristol and West Fast 5000 22 July 2017

    Ronnie Richmond 7th in 0:15:11, Mark Jenkin 9th 0:15:13

  • Wimbleball Regatta 22 July 2017

    It was a fantastic day of rowing for the Bideford Blues this weekend as they travelled the short distance to Wimbleball Lake for their annual regatta. Coming home with seven wins proves the club is going from strength to strength with rowers young and old putting in strong performances.

    It was a well-deserved win for the men’s junior 16 crew who gained their first win of the season, the young crewof Tom Picillo, Jack Berry Berry, Toby Evans and Charlie Colwill have certainly put in the training and are nowstarting to reap the rewards.

    Seven second positions and three thirds finished off ...

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