Welcome to the Bideford Amateur Athletic Club locally known as Bideford Blues. Predominantly a running and rowing club we offer senior and junior recreational and competitive opportunities. We're friendly, sociable and warmly welcome members of all abilities; our clubhouse offers our members excellent training and social facilities.
Bideford AAC is run on a voluntary basis with all coaches, officials, committee members and helpers giving their time for free.
The club was formed in 1870 as a gymnastic club and in 1897 the Rowing Section was born. It wasn’t until 1980 that Geoff Fanson and Barry White founded the present day Running Section.
Bideford Half Marathon 2020
Sunday 8 March 2020
Bideford 10k 2020
Sunday 10 May 2020
Bideford 10 Miler 2020
ENTRIES OPEN SOON
ENTRIES NOT YET OPEN
Joining Bideford AAC
Tuesday and Thursday 6pm, group runs, 4-5 miles, all members welcome, approx one hour
Tuesday and Thursday 7.15pm group runs, 3-4 miles.
Wednesday 6pm, coached training sessions for mixed abilities
Wednesday 6pm from January to April (ish), 9/10 mile non-stop run.
You are very welcome to try a few sessions before committing to joining. There is no additional charge for any of our training groups or sessions, all coaches and group leaders are volunteers and give their time for free. We can also offer advanced training sessions for faster runners.
Please get in touch with the rowing section as training depends on tide times.
For rowing children must be age 11 and above.
For athletics/running children must be age 9 and above, however there is currently a waiting list and we are unable to take your child's details before their 9th birthday.
- Westward League Cross Country – Newquay10 November 2019
Senior women (5040m): Helen Colwill 25:11
U13 girls (2940m): Freya Woodhead 11:33
Senior men (9440m): Ronnie Richmond 2nd in 31:10 (1st overall), Mark Jenkin 3rd in 32:03 (1st in category), Ian Gooding 35:31 (1st in category), Martin Colwill 38:22, Peter Rigler 45:16
U17 men (5040m): Jamie Milsom 19:48
U13 boys (2940m): Jayden Rigler 14:17
- Bideford 10 Mile 20193 November 2019
Exmouth Harrier's Tom Merson was 1st in 00:51:06, Ronnie Richmond from Bideford AAC 2nd in 00:51:06 and Mark Jenkin from Bideford AAC 3rd in 00:52:24Individual results • Category results
The fastest lady was Ruth Barnes from Avon Valley Runners in 0:57:46, followed by Hannah Taunton from Taunton Athletic Club in 1:01:00
- Bideford 10 Mile club results3 November 2019Ronnie Richmond 2nd in 00:50:59, Mark Jenkin 4th and 2nd in category in 00:52:45, 5 James Pugsley 5th and 3rd in category in 00:54:24, Gary Suggate 00:59:59 (1st in category), Gary Blight 01:02:15, 31 Martin Colwill 01:03:17 (1st in category), Keith Shapland 01:03:33, 40 John ODonoghue Male Senior 21 01:03:50, 51 Jack Hastings Male Senior 27 01:05:43, Chris Stone 01:05:57 (3rd in category), Ross Maclagan 01:07:34, Mark Curtis 01:08:09, Chris Fuller 01:08:12, Amy Alford 01:09:45 (2nd in category), Matt East 01:11:31, Stephen Clements 01:12:13, Lorraine Clements 01:12:35 (1st in category), Steve Povey 01:12:46, Andrew Webbe 01:14:31, 137 Amy Hawkes 01:14:35 (2nd in category), Davina Brown 01:16:57, Helen Colwill 01:19:21 (1st in category), Steve Saunders 01:20:45, Don Marsh 01:21:21, Sophie Chapman 01:22:41, Candace Jewell 01:23:10, 288 Sarah Tate 01:23:13, Michelle Bright 01:24:28, Gemma Steele 01:24:46, David Eldridge 01:24:59 , Clive Bright 01:25:03, Sally Piper 01:33:36, Kristy Taylor 01:33:28, Sabrina Hodge 01:36:19, Julia Glover 01:54:59
- Tavy 727 October 2019Steve Clements 0:50:38, Amy Hawkes 0:51:30 (1st in category), Candy Jewell 0:57:04, Dave Eldridge 0:57:59, Gemma Steele 1:00:19
- Frankfurt Marathon27 October 2019Jim Kirk 2:50:55 and Julie Dixon 3:04:26
- Yorkshire Marathon20 October 2019Running for their country and their club, achieving phenomenal times and personal bests: Gary Suggate 2:47:46, Lorraine Clements 3:34:48