Bridgend AC

New Balance are in town…

Hi there all – Ive received the following message from New Balance which might be of interest to club members….

Greeting from New Balance,

We are a new store that has recently opened in the McArthurglen Designer Outlet in Bridgend.
We would like to you and the members of your running club to a special discount evening that we are holding on the 20th October.
All you need to do is to distribute this email invite to the members of your club for the opportunity to receive a 10% discount on all clothing and footwear (exclusions apply).
As you can appreciate, as an outlet, we already have fantastic discounts on a range of running and lifestyle products, but on showing your invite, you and your members can receive a further 10% of these prices.
The event will begin at 4pm and will finish when the store closes at 8pm.
We hope to see you there.


Marshals and helpers needed for Sunday’s Gwent League

Hi there all,

We really need as many helpers as possible to make the running of the BAC run Gwent League XC event on Sunday go as smoothly as possible – ANY ONE CAN DO THIS! This is a small way in which parents / athletes who are not competing can give something to the club to ensure we make the most of the opportunity the event affords us.

We need volunteers for the following:

  • Sunday Morning (from 9.30-12pm) – for general course set-up
  • Sunday – To help with the catering and cake selling – please email Gina if you havent already for this one
  • Sunday afternoon (12-3pm) – marshalling the races
  • Sunday evening (3-6pm) – post-event tidy – lets not leave this to the usual suspects can we?🙂

This money we make at this event helps to keep the costs down for all athletes. Please email Alan Kerr with any offers of support – however brief it might be – it will all help.

High Jump workshop and coaching session – 19th October

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On the 19th October the South Regional Council will be offering the chance for coaches and athletes to attend a High Jump workshop and coaching session at Cardiff International Sports Campus (Leckwith Stadium).

Stephen Bailey will lead on the session with practical demonstrations from one of his athletes. Stephen currently coaches many successful junior and senior athletes here in South Wales. The session will cover an introduction to high jump training methods and specific technical development coaching and offer athletes to take part in the practical element.

Coach – Stephen Bailey

Time – 6pm – 7.30pm

Registration/arrival – 5.45pm

Cost – Free

This will be an excellent opportunity for aspiring coaches and junior athletes – and is open to coaches, athletes and parents alike.

You can simply turn up on the day – but it would be good if you could let me know if you are looking to attend so that Welsh Athletics have a rough idea of interest.


Gwent League 2016-17

If the dates from the Gwent League website aren’t in your running calendar by now then they should be…🙂

Fixture Dates and Venues:
Sunday 16 October 2016 – Newbridge Fields, Bridgend
Saturday 12 November 2016 – Brecon Leisure Centre, Penlan
Saturday 3 December 2016 – Blaise Castle, Bristol
Weekend 11/12 February 2017 – TBA
Weekend 4/5 March 2017 – TBA

Volunteers for the first event which BAC are hosting are always required – please let Alan Kerr know if you can help either on the day itself or on the before in the setting up of the course.


Welsh Athletics dates for your diaries

Coaching Conference

Date: 2nd October 2016

Venue: The Vale Hotel, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan

Arrival: 09:30


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19th November 2016 – Save the date


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Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on Saturday 8th October 2016