New club members

All aspiring new members need to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. inluding name, school year (if applicable), and athletics events that you are interested in (please see below for groups and events). Our membership levels are currently high in some groups so we can't guarantee that there will be space available.

For aspiring members in years 3 to 5 we offer an introductory group on Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm – contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details

Aspiring club members in school years 4 to 6

Can attend our Saturday morning Beagles sessions. See our page about Bedford BEAGLES

Aspiring club members in schools years 5 to 7

We have options for this age range as they will not always know what event to try and they often have limited athletic experience. There is evidence that youngsters should follow a multi-disciplinary approach as this is more likely to produce a better all round athlete in the longer term. We therefore encourage young athletes to join our Beagles Plus group at 5.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday. However, we do recognise that some young athletes want to focus on a particular event and that early specialisation can result in faster short term progress, and these are covered by the specialist groups listed below.

Aspiring new members in school year 8 and above, and adults

Typically have some athletic experience and a clear desire to pursue a preferred event. The wishes of the athlete will always be respected and this normally makes a choice of training group straightforward. We also offer a multi-event group option if this is preferred.

Most groups train on Tuesday and Thursday from 6.30pm, although some will train at other times and coaches will discuss this with you. Due to limits on numbers there may be waiting lists for particular groups.

The options are

Specialist Groups
  • Sprint-based groups.
  • Endurance/ Middle Distance groups.
  • Technical groups
    • Throws (Discus, Hammer, Javelin, Shot)
    • High Jump
    • Long/Triple Jump
    • Pole Vault
    • Hurdles
  • Multi-event group, giving a range of run, jump & throws training. This may lead to pursuit of combined events or a later specialisation in any one event.
How Much Does it Cost?
Beagles

For the cost of Beagles, please see Starting Athletics With Bedford Beagles.

Free Trial / Temporary Membership

If you are too old for Beagles, or if you already know which events you want to specialise in, we offer a free 2 week trial membership, during which time you can give the club a go and see if you like it.

What is the Cost After I've Finished My Free Trial?

For the cost of Beagles Plus, please see the Beagles Plus page.  For all other membership costs, please enquire via an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ethos of the club

Bedford and County AC’s primary objective is to provide a welcoming, progressive, inclusive and competitive athletics club for Bedford and the surrounding area. We encourage our athletes to compete at their personal best. The club is run by volunteers who are its backbone. We are firmly committed to the continued development of our athletes, coaches and technical officials and for this to support the growth of our club.

Upcoming Events

14 Jul 2024
Southern Athletics League (SAL), Division 3
Oxford
16 Jul 2024
Kettering Open Meeting
Kettering Town Harriers, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB, Kettering
19 Jul 2024
England U20, U23 and Senior Track & Field Championships (incl Combined Events)
TBC
21 Jul 2024
Youth Development League (YDL), Lower Age Group
Thames Valley Athletics Centre
23 Jul 2024
Corby Open Meeting
Rockingham Triangle Stadium: Jimmy Kane Way, Corby, NN17 2FB
24 Jul 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
27 Jul 2024
England Athletics Age Group Championships
TBC
28 Jul 2024
Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL)
Bedford International Athletics Stadium
31 Jul 2024
EMAC (Eastern Masters) League - Match 4
03 Aug 2024
National Athletics League (NAL) Cup
Stevenage (TBC)
06 Aug 2024
Kettering Open Meeting
Kettering Town Harriers, Thurston Drive, NN15 6PB, Kettering
07 Aug 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
10 Aug 2024
British Milers Club (BMC) Grand Prix
TBC
10 Aug 2024
Southern Age Group Championships
TBC
13 Aug 2024
Corby Open Meeting
Rockingham Triangle Stadium: Jimmy Kane Way, Corby, NN17 2FB
17 Aug 2024
Southern Athletics League (SAL), Division 3
Oxford
21 Aug 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
04 Sep 2024
Watford Open Graded Meeting
Woodside Stadium, Horseshoe Lane, Garston, Watford, WD25 7HH
08 Sep 2024
Eastern Young Athletes League (EYAL) - Final
TBC
15 Sep 2024
Eastern Masters League (EMAC) Final
TBC

 

 

 

 
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