• The Bideford AAC Rowing Section was founded in 1897 and is one of the premier clubs in the West of England. We welcome rowers of all abilities whether you are interested in learning to row or are an experienced rower. Training sessions depend on tide times. Rowers who are interested in joining are welcome to try sessions to see if it’s for them.
    For Junior Rowing children must be age 11 and above.

    The Rowing Section is affiliated to the West of England Amateur Rowing Association (WEARA).
    For more information please get in touch.

Handicap Race Series 2018

Thursday 26 April • Thursday 17 May • Thursday 31 May • Thursday 7 June • Thursday 21 June • Thursday 19 July
6.30pm registration, first runner 7pm
Race 5 start times

Full Junior Race ResultsFull Senior Race ResultsPoints Table

A great fun and social club event where anyone could be the winner and win prizes! Six races run over the same demanding course with runners setting off at staggered times depending on running ability; the slowest first and the fastest last with the aim that everyone finishes at about the same time.

Race category prizes are presented in the bar after each run* and series category prizes are awarded after the last race with a commemorative gift for all eligible members (please see race rules below). We are pleased to announce that for 2018 the senior commemorative gift will be a quality jacket. Junior commemorative gift to be confirmed

£2.50 per adult (or £10 for the whole series payable on or before the first race) • £1 for juniors per race (or £4 for the whole series payable on or before the first race), juniors must be Year 7 or above to run the junior course and at least 15 years of age to run the adult course

Junior prize presentation: approx. 8.10pm in the clubhouse after the senior race
Senior prize presentation: approx. 8.45pm in the bar over a drink or two!
*Please note prizes are only available for collection in person at the presentation after the race

Senior course (approx 5.25 miles) | Junior course (approx 3.6 miles)
Please follow all marshals’ instructions.

Series race rules:

  • Strictly fully paid active club members only
  • As this is a club event and to help marshals identity runners please wear club colours, not our race t-shirts
  • To complete the series and place in the overall series results you need to run four of the six races**
  • Series will be eligible for a commemorative gift if:
    You pay £10 up front for the whole series by race 1 and run/marshal any number of races.
    You run and/or marshal a total combination of four races, however your name must be on the official marshal rota before the race you help at.
  • Juniors must be Year 7 or above to compete and will be eligible for a commemorative gift if:
    You pay £4 up front for the whole series by race 1 and run any number of races.
    You run a total of four races.
    The junior gift may differ from the senior gift.
  • The vets team for ladies and men starts at age 45

**For those who run all six races the best four times count towards the final results so your final placing is likely to be higher.

Marshals needed

We need marshals (and other helpers) for this event to go ahead. A marshal list will be put up in the clubhouse and ideally we would like this full by the Tuesday before the race. If we do not have enough marshals on any of the evenings the race may not be able to go ahead! We also encourage you to marshal one race.

View past Handicap Series race results

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