• The Harriers running section of Bideford AAC was founded in 1980 by Geoff Fanson and Barrie White.

    Our running section offers opportunities for both recreational and competitive running  and our Tuesday and Thursday night club runs are of mixed ability and pace (it really is a miss-conception you need to be quick to join a running club). Runners thinking of joining are welcome to come and try a couple of runs first to see if it’s for them, please get in touch for more information.

    We are affiliated to England Athletics, Association of Running Clubs, South of England Athletic Association and Devon County Athletics Association.

North Devon Relays 2014

Overall results
Senior Men – 1st Bideford AAC, 2nd Torrington AC, 3rd South Molton Strugglers, 4th Ilfracombe Running Clun
Vet Men – 1st Bideford AAC, 2nd South Molton Strugglers, 3rd Torrington AC
Vet Men 50 – 1st Torrington AC, 2nd Bideford AAC, 3rd South Molton Strugglers
Vet Men 55 – 1st Bideford AAC, 2nd South Molton Strugglers, 3rd Torrington AC
Senior Ladies – 1st Bideford AC, 2nd Torrington AC, 3rd South Molton Strugglers
Vet Ladies – 1st Torrington AC, 2nd South Molton Strugglers, 3rd Bideford AAC
Junior Boys – 1st Bideford AAC
Junior Girls – 1st Bideford AAC

Wed 16 July – Round 4, Bideford – results here
Wed 25 June – Round 3, Torrington – results here
Wed 4 June – Round 2, South Molton – results here
Wed 7 May –  Round 1, Braunton – results here

Wellington TEN

10k results: Keith Shapland 5th in 00:37:27

10 mile results: Brent Colvin 01:09:40, Sara Colvin 01:21:55, Steve Heywood 01:24:07, Michelle Bright 01:48:02, Anna Squire 01:56:55

Awesome Pub Run

IMG_2668Our second Pub Run was on Saturday 5 July, run raising money for one of our juniors Heather Warner’s voluntary trip to Uganda with the charity Amigos where she will be staying and working on Kira Farm

The route – clubhouse for the first drink > The Thatched Inn, Abbotsham > Pig on the Hill, Puse Hill > Instow, calling in at the Pier House and The Village Inn > The Beaver Inn, Appledore > The Kingsley Inn, Northam > returning to the clubhouse and of course another drink!

From race entries and member donations we are proud to have raised £100 for Heather. On top of this our club member and coach Andy Glover who is a local physio raised £33 for Heather from donations from his clients, raising her total to a whooping £133!

We also collected in the pubs we visited for the Amigos charity (based in Barnstaple) and are thrilled to have raised £146.16 for the work they do in Uganda.

A big congratulations to everyone who took part and a big thank you to everyone who donated and all the pubs for accommodating us including food at the Village Inn and the chips provided free of charge at the Kingsley.

Photos available here


Black Rock Beach Run, Woolacombe

Fabulous running from the Blues at last night’s Black Rock Run at Woolacombe

Another win by Ronnie Richmond with Shaun Antell in 2nd and Steve Galienne in 4th. Sammy Antell was 2nd lady.

Our male team of Ronnie Richmond (18:02), Shaun Antell (18:11), Steve Galienne (18:51) and Keith Shapland (20:13) came 1st with an impressive 15 points (2nd had 52 points!) / The Blues Brothers Brent Colvin (21:53), James Jewell (23:33), Steve Heywood (27:03) & number 26 (22:30) were 5th

The Blues Sisters Sammy Antell (24:12), Sara Colvin (26:07), Karen Allen (27:52) & Candy Jewell (28:26) were 2nd female team / 4th female team was Lorrie Woolgar (28:57), Susan Standford (29:54), Kath Gardner (30:28) & Gemma Steele (32:22)

Torbay Half Marathon

Ian Gooding 7th in 01:14:45, Peter Rigler 01:34:55, Robbie Murray 01:40:41, Paul Jennings 01:41:29, Annette Wilson 01:48:17, Alan Wilson 01:49:18, David Eldridge 01:56:06, Rose Cashmore 02:01:15, Kim Jenkin 02:05:54

Bude Triathlon

Barry Huxtable 01:12:49 (00:12:13 swim / 00:36:08 cycle / 00:22:39 run) 9th in category, Lorrie Woolgar 01:28:00 (00:18:33 swim / 00:39:56 cycle / 00:27:01 run) 4th in category, Liz Warner 01:28:23 (00:16:59 swim / 00:40:23 cycle / 00:28:26 run) 4th in category, Susan Standford 01:37:25 (00:23:34 swim / 00:40:39 cycle / 00:29:47 run) 7th in category