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Beagles

Bedford Beagles provides a fun athletics based activities for young people in school years 4, 5 and 6 and caters for all abilities and is based on Athletics 365 England Athletics Young Athlete Development Pathway.

The sessions are run each week on Saturday mornings at Bedford International Athletics Stadium during in term time. However Beagles does not run when there is a major event on at the stadium or over public holiday weekends.

Beagles provides a safe and enjoyable introduction to all the main athletic activities including

  • Warming up and down
  • Running
  • Throwing
  • Sprinting
  • Jumping

Beagles also provides an introduction to competition and a pathway into full membership of Bedford & County AC and acts as a priority feeder group into Beagles Plus.

Beagles is run by Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by junior athletes from the club.

Beagles should come to the Saturday morning sessions ready to participate and start at 10:00am and finish at 11.30am.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for energetic activities, and bring a water bottle.

Beagles should be polite and well behaved.

How much does it cost?

The fee for Beagles is set by term and is £48 for 12 sessions.

There will be a ceiling on numbers to ensure that we have the appropriate number of coaches & helpers.

2023/24 Term dates

  • Term 1: October - December
  • Term 2: January - March

There are additional opportunities in the club for the older children and we will be happy to provide information about these.

We hope that in time members of beagles will graduate to the main club sessions starting with Beagles Plus


Beagles Plus

Beagles Plus provides athletics coaching for young people in school years 5-7

The sessions are run on Tuesdays and Thursday during the regular Bedford and Country AC club nights at Bedford International Athletics Stadium from 5:30 pm to 6:30pm.

Beagles Plus provides structured and progressive coaching in all main athletics events including

  • Warming up and down
  • Throws (Shot Putt, Javelin, Discus and Hammer)
  • Running (Sprinting, Hurdles, and Endurance)
  • Jumping (High Jump and Long Jump)

Beagles Plus provides the opportunity for competition and allows young athletes to be full members of Bedford & County AC.

Beagle Plus is run by senior Bedford and County AC coaches who are supported by club athletes.

Beagles Plus athletes should come to the Tuesday and Thursday sessions ready to start at 5:30pm.

They need to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for athletics activities. Beagles Plus athletes are full members of the club and as such need to follow the B&CAC athletes Code of Conduct.

How much does it cost?

We offer a temporary 2 week trial membership, after which you will be expected to join the club, membership is currently £133

To register interest please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include name, school year, and athletics events you are interested in. We can't guarantee that we will have space available as most groups are near capacity

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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