2021 Handicap Race Series

The Harrier’s committee are super excited to confirm that we will be running a 2021 Handicap Series but with a twist – including a new route!

For those who are new to the Handicap Series it is a great fun member event with a touch of competitiveness where anyone could be the winner! Races are over the same 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 roughly the same time.

2.3 mile course run on the 2019 Relay course – which may be a relief to those who have taken it easy over lockdown. We had concerns the usual course would be unsafe for runners and marshals due to the increase of holiday traffic during the summer months and extra marshals would be needed. The new route is quieter and safer for all, view it here

The start and finish will be at the Cattle Market car park – we had to consider the space needed at the start and finish to maintain social distancing for runners and the public. The Pill car park has become significantly busier due to the gym and other establishments, therefore we didn’t feel it was safe to have the finish area outside the clubhouse

Races will be held on the following dates: Thursday 15 July, Thursday 22 July, Thursday 12 August, Thursday 26 August, Thursday 2 September

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2021 Membership

2020 membership is being carried over to 2021 as it’s acknowledged and appreciated that the club has been closed or working in a limited capacity for much of 2020 due to COVID-19. If members still wish to support the club financially, and are able, membership can be purchased online only* or a crowdfunding donation can be made – any amount will be appreciated. Although the clubhouse and bar were closed for several months, there were still costs to be met.

*Bideford AAC kindly asks you do not leave cash or a cheque at the clubhouse or drop off at a committee member’s house.

2021 annual membership

Membership payment is online only*. Please get in touch if you have any concerns, we will be happy to help.

  • Active club membership: senior single: £35, senior joint: £50, junior (under 18): £20
  • Social club membership: senior single: £7, over 60s: £3.50

Additional subscriptions (paid separately to individual sections)

  • Rowing subscription: £20 senior, £10 junior – please mark for the attention of Rowing Treasurer
  • Running subscription: £5 junior – please mark for the attention of Harriers Junior Admin
  • England Athletic Affiliation 2021 (optional, runners only): £15 – online payment will be requested separately via England Athletics and

Race As You Like virtual runs

ENTRIES CLOSE ON THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 BUT RUNS CAN BE COMPLETED AFTER THIS DATE – THERE IS NO TIMESCALE OR DEADLINE

Run 10k, 10 miles or half marathon at any time, in any UK location, at your own pace for bronze, silver, gold or blue medals from our 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 races. Collect medals from all three distances and they will stack together to make one. And Bideford AAC will donate a minimum of £2 from each entry to Children’s Hospice South West.

Results

It’s easy to complete Race As You Like:

  • Just enter the run for your chosen distance – Half Marathon, 10k and 10 Miler
  • Run the race distance at any time, in any UK location and at any pace
  • Email Bideford AAC with evidence that you have done it! This can be by sharing a photo of your GPS tracked run (such as Garmin, Strava or Fitbit activity).
  • Your run is verified, and the medal(s) will be posted to you.

It really is that simple, and the entry fee just covers costs, postage and packing as well as a £2 donation to Children’s Hospice South West. Limited number of medals available.

Each year the medal series have been unique to each race and stack together.

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Paying your membership

Membership runs from 1 January to 31 December annual (renewal should be paid no later than 31 March). 

  • Active club membership: senior single: £35, senior joint: £50, junior (under 18): £20
  • Social club membership: senior single: £7, over 60s: £3.50
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Additional subscriptions (paid separately to individual sections)

  • Rowing subscription: £20 senior, £10 junior – please mark for the attention of Rowing Treasurer
  • Running subscription: £5 junior – please mark for the attention of Harriers Junior Admin
  • England Athletic Affiliation 2021 (optional, runners only): £15 – online payment will be requested separately via England Athletics and may not be until March/April if you are renewing (admin fee applies).