Bridgend AC

Gwent Cross Country League @ Bridgend – October 2014 – Thank You

Many thanks to all club members who worked hard to ensure that Bridgend AC’s hosting of the first Gwent Cross Country League of the 2014/15 was again a success.

There was a total of 1226 finishers in the 10 event programme, with 226 and 370 finishers in the senior women’s and senior men’s races respectively.

There was an excellent turnout by the club, and some excellent results and encouraging to see so many seniors adorning the yellow vest (with 2 blue hoops), and hope it continues to the next fixture scheduled for Llandaff Fields, Cardiff in early November, which will host the South Regional Championships.

For a great set of BAC senior runner pictures – see here

As we all know these events do not just materialise (despite what some may think!) and the many hours in setting it out, the marshalling and catering provision who worked and then the take down goes unseen, but on behalf of club I would like to thank you for your time and commitment over the weekend –  many thanks – Steve Brace

Message from the organisers of the Swansea Bay 5k…

Just in….
I am just contacting you with regards the forth coming Swansea Bay 5k race on Tuesday 9th of September.
The last race in the series ran back in June and attracted a field of just under 500 runners.

Blackpill Lido will again play host to the race village. Registration opens from 5pm on race day and the will start at 7pm. The course has been amended and officially re-measured, marrying up the start and finish lines for the introduction of chip timing. As tradition food and a drink will be included in the race entry.

Pre-entry for Welsh Athletics members will be £5, unaffiliated is £7. We would appreciate all postal entries be received by no later than Thursday 4th September so we can process the entries.
On the night entry will be £8.
Please find attached a copy of the event poster and entry form. If you could circulate them with your members that would be very much appreciated. Below is the link to the official website of the event, the entry form and we can also be found on facebook.
It promises to be another fantastic evening on Swansea Bay.
Hopefully see you on September 9th”……


Child Welfare – drop-off & collection

Hi there all….

It is crucial that parents/guardian drop off/collect their child/children from all the venues being used by Bridgend AC.

All athletes MUST be signed in. This is extremely important, especially during the winter months to ensure the safety of your child/children as sessions are sometimes cancelled due to the weather conditions where it is deemed unsafe to train and due to the shortage of indoor training space.

Please NEVER ASSUME that your child’s/children’s coach will be there as they can at times be caught up in work, traffic or an emergency and are not in a position to contact you to say the session is cancelled. Please DO NOT leave the venue until your child’s/children’s coach has arrived to take the session.

Sounds all very draconian – but its in the interests of your child’s safety – and what’s more important than that?

Coaching Assistant Course

The club is only as good as the number and quality of coaches it can call upon. So roll-up, roll-up, sign up to be coaching assistant at NIAC on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of July – for more details – click here

If you are interested talk to club officials as funding is available through the club.


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