Welcome to the Harriers running section of Bideford Amateur Athletic Club, locally known as Bideford Blues and founded in 1980 by Geoff Fanson and Barrie White. We are run on a voluntary basis with all coaches, officials, committee members and helpers giving their time for free.

We offer senior and junior recreational and competitive opportunities, we're friendly, sociable and warmly welcome members of all ages, mixed abilities and pace (it really is a misconception you need to be quick to join).The running sections offers our members:

  • Various running groups and training sessions throughout the week
  • Member only events throughout the year
  • Various subsidised coach trips to races
  • Team events open only to club members
  • Clubhouse offering excellent training and social facilities

JUNIOR ATHLETICS There is a waiting list for junior members to train with us, please email for more information before signing up and to join the waiting list. For Junior Athletics and Running children must be age 9 and above. 

If you are thinking of becoming a member us please come along and try a few sessions before committing to joining. For more information email or visit:

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

August 2020 - fees have been reduced for membership up to 31 December 2020 - full membership details can be found here:

There will be a 5.9% + 20p admin fee added to all online membership payments, alternatively complete our Paper Membership Form and return to the clubhouse along with cash or cheque made payable to 'Bideford Amateur Athletic Club'.

Membership Plans
Membership Title Payment Type Club Fee Total Action
2020 single junior runner inc. subs for facilities booked (to 31 December 2020)One-off Payment£15.00 £0.00 £15.00
2020 single senior runner (to 31 December 2020)One-off Payment£10.00 £0.00 £10.00
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