New Biggleswade AC chat forum … now open!

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The club’s new and improved forum is now online, complete with a dedicated members-only area to discuss everything about the club and more.

It only takes a few seconds to register, so don’t delay – sign up now!

You can find the new forum here

Guests are, of course, still extremely welcome to come along and ask us anything about Biggleswade AC.

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The winning streak ends … BAC’s ladies XC team pipped at Comet Sports Awards

Biggleswade Athletic Club’s ladies’ cross-country team experienced rare disappointment when they were beaten to Team of the Year at The Comet Sports Awards on Thursday night. In a shortlist of extremely strong nominees, Letchworth Sports & Tennis Club Ladies 1st Team took the top prize, thanks to a superb 10-year winning streak as Hertfordshire champions. All at BAC pass on their congratulations to LSTC on a wonderful achievement. Also on the shortlist were Pixmore Junior School Boys & Girls Indoor Activities and Hitchin Ladies’ Rugby.

This takes nothing away from another brilliant season for the BAC team, with Elaine Livera, Isobel Everest, Hannah Broom, Natalie Morgan and Juliet Nayler sharing point-scoring duties during a third successive Three Counties title-winning campaign, while Elaine, Isobel, Hannah and Natalie also took team honours at the Bedfordshire County Cross Country championships. Individual honours stacked up throughout the season too, while outside the points the morale in the team was outstanding, with first-timers taking the muddy plunge, and support crews lending valuable encouragement and taking photos while biting cold numbed their trigger-fingers.

Thursday’s ceremony at the Icknield Centre in Letchworth saw proud club coach Paul Davies join Elaine, Isobel and Hannah accept their prize for making the final. We hope that all in attendance enjoyed their night. Enormous thanks to the awards organisers for recognising the ladies’ achievements.

Final countdown … BAC’s all-conquering ladies XC team up for Comet award

The BAC family are thrilled that the club’s ladies’ cross-country team have been shortlisted for Team of the Year by The Comet Sports Awards – great reward for another truly exceptional season where they cantered to the Three Counties XC League title, as well as taking Bedfordshire county honours, and amassing a stack of individual trophies.

Huge congratulations in particular to Elaine Livera, Isobel Everest, Hannah Broom, Natalie Morgan and Juliet Nayler, who captained the team superbly to a third successive Three Counties title in her farewell to the club.

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The ceremony is on 15 February in Letchworth – best of luck to all of those in the running!

Read more about the Comet Sports Awards here

Calling all Mini Mos, Baby Bolts and Kiddie KJTs: Mini Bees is back at BAC!

BAC’s highly popular Mini Bees athletics sessions return for the summer, offering fun in a safe environment for six to eight year olds.

Starting on 12th July, the sessions will take place every Wednesday for 12 weeks until 27 September, from 5.30pm-6.30pm. All sessions, helmed by our brilliant coaches, will start with simple athletic drills and finish with an all-important warm down.

Week one is dedicated to short sprints, encouraging youngsters to channel their inner Usain Bolt or Dina Asher-Smith. Week two introduces the long jump, and aspiring Greg Rutherfords will be launching themselves as far as they can into the sand pit at Sandy Track.

Mo Farah fans will enjoy week three, which is dedicated to building a little endurance. No fears of Mo’s distances of 5,000m through to the marathon though – the most anyone runs in one go in 400m, one lap of the track.

Next up, in week four, comes the high jump, with safe soft landings for all. Week five introduces small hurdles, while week six is all about kiddy power as the youngsters chance their arm at throwing the soft shot and discus. Weeks one to six are then repeated for the second run of six weeks, enabling those taking the whole programme to see how far they’ve progressed.

Mini Bees costs £25 for the full 12-week programme, or £2.50 per session.

Please note: Because the ages of those taking part, parents or guardians will be required to be in attendance for the full hour of each session.

Visit the forum at www.biggleswadeac.org.uk for more information, or if you have any questions.

And if your kids are just too old for these sessions, check out our Little Bees sessions, which run all year round for ages 8-10!