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RECENT BLUES RESULTS

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FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS EVENT WILL BE
A GUN TO CHIP TIMED RACE IN 2014

 
 
GOOD FRIDAY RELAYS

Registration from 10am (closes 10.30am)
2.50 for adults, 1 for juniors
Strictly club members only
Please wear club colours

A club photo will be take after registration
and before race start
 

SUMMER HANDICAP SERIES
6.30pm registration | 7pm race start
2.50 for adult | 1 for juniors per race

Wed 30 April | Wed 14 May | Wed 28 May
Wed 18 June | Wed 2 July | Wed 23 July
Strictly club members only
Please wear club colours

 

NORTH DEVON RELAYS
7pm for 7.30pm start | 1 per person per race
Wed 7 May - North Devon Track
Wed 4 June - South Molton
Wed 25 June - Torrington
Wed 16 July - Bideford
Please wear club colours
 
Teams - 4 for Senior Men, Vet Men, Men Over 50;
Teams of 3 - Men Over 55, Senior & Vet Ladies, Junior Boys & Girls
Please note toilets only at the first relay at North Devon Track
 

 

LONDON MARATHON - Sun 13 April
Joining approximately 36,000 participants our runners delivered some really outstanding results with 3 coming in under 3 hours and within the top 2%!
Ian Gooding ran 02:35:48 (11th in this category, gender position 101, overall position 102 within the top 1%), Ronnie Richmond was close behind in 02:37:52 (gender position 141, overall position 142 again within the top 1%), Gary Suggate 02:52:22 (within the top 2%), Daniel Butler 03:23:10, Brent Colvin 03:24:00, Sara Colvin 04:08:23, Andrew Wilson 04:25:09, Hannah Blaney 05:10:55
Very proud of you all, congratulations to everyone of you!
 

MANCHESTER MARATHON - Sun 6 April
In her first ever marathon big congratulations to Joanne Kaufman-Hill 04:29:10
 

TAUNTON MARATHON - Sun 6 April
Robbie Murray 03:26:02, Cy Margieson 03:34:24, Alan Wilson 03:40:32 (10th in category), Annette Wilson 03:40:32 (8th lady & qualifying for Good for Age for London Marathon), Tim Calcutt 03:56:55 (pb)
 

TAUNTON HALF MARATHON - Sun 6 April
Arron Kearney 01:25:38 (24th overall, 13th in category), Daniel Butler (01:33:01), Alec McLaren 01:34:29 (5th in category) , Kevin Evans 01:46:13, James Jewell 01:47:52 (pb), Candace Jewell 01:49:04 (11th in category, pb) , Dale Wilson 01:49:49, Sue Pennington 01:50:21, Steve Heywood 01:50:22, Chris Williams 01:50:34, Paul Sturtridge 01:54:50, Alan Heard 01:56:07, Samantha Barnbrook 01:57:07, Jo Hedderly 02:00:32, Leaha Davey 02:00:37, Doug Jenkins 02:01:07, David Eldridge 02:03:05, Kim Jenkin 02:03:19
 

WORLD MASTERS ATHLETICS BUDAPEST- 5 - 30 March
Very proud of John Shapland for achieving:
Individual GOLD (00:29:22:60) and team GOLD in the 8k Cross Country. Individual SILVER (01:19:13:30) and team BRONZE in the Half Marathon plus first Brit to finish in the 3000m in 6th place. Photos here.
 

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CLUB NEWS

 

ROWING SECTION

Colin Pennington is the new president of the West of England Amateur Rowing Association (WEARA). He takes over from Exeter's Nigel Wilmington and is the first Blues man to lead WEARA since John Daniels in 2001.
 

HELPERS NEEDED FOR GOOD FRIDAY RELAYS

This event is run by Volunteer Members, if you can help contact Candy or Kim Jenkin, bidefordaac@hotmail.com
Without enough helpers this event cannot go ahead
 

GOT ANY GOOD IDEAS?

If so, pleased make use of our new suggestion box by the notice boards in the main hall. 

 

The Bideford AAC Rowing section is one of the premier clubs in the West of England. We welcome rowers of all abilities from age 12 so if you are interested in learning to row or maybe you are an experienced rower looking for a club to join then look no further! Our juniors contact is Tina Cox (07951 363068) and our adults contact is Nigel Cann (01237 473805).
 

Above - Blues Alastair Peake (left) and David Byrnes (right), the newly crowned European Champion pictured in Denmark with current world record holder and Olympian, Eskild Ebbesen.

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JUNIOR HARRIERS

 

BLUES CONTACTS

The Junior Harrier Section of the running club is extremely popular.  Children of all abilities aged 8 upwards are welcome to join in the fun....
 

Head Coach: Stewart Snetzler - 01237 421781
 

Juniors Admin: Gail Beever - 07894 861535

                      Vikki Gibbons - 01237 478947

 

The Club is open most evenings during the week so just drop in. We can also be contacted in the following ways:
 

Email: bidefordaac@hotmail.com

Postal Address: Bideford AAC, The Pill, Bideford EX39 2PF

Tel.(after 7pm): 07511 962884

Club Secretary: Tracey Pearce -01237 479068

Rowing Admin: Nigel Cann - 01237 473805

Harriers Secretary: Candace Jewell - 07971 763369

Harriers Race Director: Alan Heard - 07974 902670

Child Protection/Welfare: Tracey Wilson - 07969 250419 (also Neil Pennington)
 

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The Bideford Amateur Athletic Club,(Bideford AAC) known locally as "the Blues", was formed in 1870, and has been one of the town's premier sporting establishments ever since. You can contact us through our email address - bidefordaac@hotmail.com
Don't forget - The bar at the Blues is open from 7pm, seven nights a week. Members are welcome to pop in for a drink or two after running or rowing. Why not call in at the bar to start an evening off or come and watch a sporting event on the Club TV