• The Bideford AAC Running Section was founded in 1980 by Geoff Fanson and Barrie White and offers opportunities for both recreational and competitive running. Our Tuesday and Thursday night runs are of mixed ability and pace (it really is a misconception you need to be quick to join). Runners who are interested in joining are welcome to try sessions to see if it’s for them. For Junior Athletics and Running children must be age 9 and above.

    The Running Section is affiliated to England Athletics, Association of Running Clubs, South of England Athletic Association and Devon County Athletics Association.

    For more information please get in touch.

Brooks Westward League 2013/2014

Big congratulations…
Bideford AAC senior male team are 2nd in the league (out of 53) B Team 25th, vet male team are also 2nd in the league (out of 35) B Team 25th. Our U17 are in 5th.
Ian Gooding is 2nd for V40 category, Martin Colwill 3rd and Chris Stone 6th for V45, Alec Mclaren 1st for V55, John Shapland 1st for MV60.

Full results here

Bideford Half Marathon 2014

Bideford AAC’s Shaun Antell was 1st in 01:10:34, Kairin Stone from Newham & Essex Beagles 2nd in 01:11:08 and Bideford AAC’s Ronnie Richmond 3rd in 01:11:15.

The fastest lady was Serane Stone from Tiverton Harriers in 01:21:02, followed by Eleanor Davis from Newquay Road Runners in 01:24:56.

Individual results here | Category results here
Official photographs from photo-fit.net

Castle Hill Corker

By all accounts a tough hilly off-road race but great fun!
Kelvin Groves 00:45:40 (6th overall and 2nd in category), Candy Jewell 1:00:33 (3rd in category), Lisa Cetinkaya 1:01:06 (5th in category), Phil Lacey 1:02:39, Lorrie Woolgar 1:03:55 (4th in category)

Brooks Westward League – Bovey Tracey

Race Results: Steve Gallienne 3rd, Ian Gooding 10th
Overall team positions: Bideford AAC senior male are 2nd in the league (out of 53) B Team 16th, vet male team are also 2nd in the league (out of 35) B Team 25th. Our U17 are in 4th.
Overal individual positions: Ian Gooding currently holds 1st for V40 category, Martin Colwill 1st for V45, Alec Mclaren 1st for V55 John Shapland 4th for MV60.

Full results here

Braunton 10

26 Blues took part in rough conditions including a knee deep wade along the way.

Martin Colwill 1:01:59 (3rd), Keith Shapland 1:02:58, John Shapland 1:03:21, Gary Suggate 1:04:03, Brent Colvin 1:07:13, Aaron Kearney 1:07:20, Kelvin Groves 1:11:00, Cy Margieson 1:13:35, Paul Jennings 1:15:19, Annette Wilson 1:20:11, Bobbie Murray 1:20:12, Jan Behnke 1:21:26, Alan Wilson 1:24:03, Dale Wilson 1:25:28, Alan Heard 1:26:47, Lisa Certinkaya 1:29:43 (pb), Mary Pool 1:31:26, Graham Watts 1:31:43, Adrian Colwill 1:31:57, Steve Heywood 1:32:57, Lorrie Woolgar 1:35:41, Kim Jenkin 1:40:26, Anna Squire 1:43:32, Michelle Bright 1:49:48, Clive Bright 1:49:48

Brooks Westward League – Westward Ho!

Mens full results here. Ladies full results here.
Bideford AAC senior male and vet male team are both currently 2nd in the league, with our U17 being 4th. Ian Gooding currently holds 1st for V40 category, Martin Colwill 1st for V45 and Alec Mclaren 2nd for V55.

England Athletics South West Cross Country Championships 2014

Under 15 Boys: Bobby Talbot-Adams 18:54

Senior Men & Under 20 Men: Mark Jenkin 33:2, Shaun Antell 33:38, Ronnie Richmond 33:43, Ian Gooding 34:44, James Pugsley 37:19, Andrew Ingle 39:27, Alec McLaren 43:25

Bideford AAC were 2nd in the Club Men’s Team category, Mark Jenkin was 1st in Senior Men M35 Category, Ian Gooding was 2nd in Senior Men M40 Category

For Devon County Mark Jenkin came 2nd, Shaun Antell 4th