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!

197 miles, 17 stages, 56 clubs … it must be time for the Round Norfolk Relay

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Ian Grimwood during last year’s RNR

This weekend Biggleswade Athletic Club will be competing in the 197 mile Round Norfolk Relay; a 24hr+ race of 17 stages, involving 56 teams from around the country. Ian Grimwood will lead the team off starting out from Lynnsport, in King’s Lynn, at around 6.30am on Saturday morning with wife, Juliet, hoping to bring the team safely back home at around 10.00am on Sunday morning.

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