Bedford and County Athletic Club

The club is currently short of officials, who are vital for our league matches, including the YDL and EYAL.  If you are a parent, or a grandparent, and you are taking your child to a match anyway, please consider officiating.  There are spaces in online courses available during August.  For a list, please see below.

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Bedford and County AC are seeking a second welfare office to work with our current welfare officer, Tina Blackwell. England Athletics recommends that athletics clubs have at least 2 welfare officers, one male and one female.

What does the welfare officer do? Generally club welfare officers are there to ensure that the club fulfils its safeguarding duties to children and adults.

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Bedford and County AC has a new privacy policy, which can be found here.

The Privacy policy explains what personal data we hold and process about you and for what purpose.

The Privacy  policy also explains your Privacy rights concerning your personal data.

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The club have been allocated one guaranteed entry to the TCS London Marathon.   Anyone wishing to be considered for it should contact Tony Forrest by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 7th August.  If more than one person is interested, then one name will be selected randomly. 
Entrants must be first claim to Bedford & County AC, and registered with England Athletics for the 2022-23 season.

Athletes who are under 18 years are advised not to train on Tuesday due to the extreme temperatures and the fact that they will have been at school or college all day.  Athletes over the age of 18 can decide whether or not to train.

Congratulations to Raph Boujou, who broke the club's 27 year-old 100m record at the Dutch Championships with a time of 10.27 seconds on 24th June.  The previous record of 10.33 seconds was set by former European Junior Champion, Danny Joyce, in 1995.

Congratulations to Alex Alston, who broke his own club Under 20 3000m Steeplechase record for the second time in under a month at the UK Championships in Manchester on 25th June.  Alex’s new record is 9:00.35.

Congratulations to Alan Turnbull, who has broken his fourth Bedford and County M55 Road Best of the year.  Alan completed the Holme Pierrepont (Nottingham) Half Marathon in 76mins 35s on Sunday 19th June.  He now holds the M55 club road bests for 5 miles, 10 Km, 10 miles and the Half-Marathon.

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