Bridgend AC

Run-Jump-Throw @HALO Bridgend

The Club Junior Run-Jump-Throw sessions are currently oversubscribed – but prospective joiners never fear – there is an alternative for you!

Why dont you check out the RJT sessions now being run at the HALO Recreation Centre Bridgend – see details below…

76517 Run, Jump & Throw Poster FINAL WEB

Good luck to all BAC runners running in this weekend’s VLM!


Sunday sees the 2016 running of the Virgin London Marathon – so good luck to all those who are running in the main race.

Good luck also to Isobel Dodd who will again represent Wales, Bridgend AC, Brynteg C.S. and Welsh Schools Athletics when she competes in the London Marathon Mini Marathon. Isobel’s 5th International representation of the year will be run over the last 3 miles of the London Marathon Course in a Welsh Schools Athletics International Team competing against 300 of the top UK runners. It will be Isobel’s 3rd appearance in this race.

Apologies to any other Mini Marathon runners I may have missed off this update

Porthcawl parkrun – 3 years old!

Many of you will have attended the Porthcawl parkrun 3rd year birthday celebrations on Saturday.

Porthcawl is but one of the growing number of parkruns contributing to a real growth in social running, which in turn is leading to increased attendance at races and at running clubs alike.

Steve Brace has put together a great set of statistics (as a PDF file) to show just how the Porthcawl run is playing its part in the success of parkrun (warning though – its a 9MB file)


Hi there all – find below the final instructions from Welsh Athletics for the Road Relays on Sunday:
Getting There:
Parc Cwm Darran is located on Ogilvie Terrace between Deri and Fochriw, one mile north of Deri. Park signage and Welsh Athletics signage clearly mark the park entrance.
Please arrive early to avoid delays to the programme and to allow easy access to the facility.
Parking Information:
Please be aware that parking is limited at Parc Cwm Darran. You will be directed to a parking space by the park’s attendants. We recommend sharing vehicles where possible. Priority will be given to visitors who are not able to walk far to the venue.
There will be a nominal charge of £2 per car. This will be collected on entry to the park, by the park attendants. The attendants may also direct motorists to alternative parking areas if capacity is reached at busy times. It may then be necessary for drivers to jog back to the park.
On The Day
Final team declarations are made on race morning, no later than one hour before the race start time. These declarations can only be made by Team Managers. NO athletes can be added to teams on the day (teams can only be declared using athletes that have been pre-entered).
Final team changes (additional runners) can be made up until 12:00pm on Friday 8th April by emailing:
Refreshments will be available on site at the Park Visitor Centre and at the start / finish area.
Club tents are welcomed in the allocated grassed area near the registration marquee.
Athletes are reminded to be at the start area 5 mins before their race start time (leg 1 runners only). All other leg runners should only make their way to the start area around 5 minutes before their incoming runner is expected.

These trainers are made for walking….

Hi there all – please see the following email from Martin Bell – the race walker who has been kind enough to provide training sessions to our Juniors on a regular basis…

I’m please to announce that thanks to Welsh Athletics I’m able to put on a coaching workshop on the basics of coaching race walking. The aim is to provide coaches with the confidence to coach youngsters in the basics of the event, so that they can compete in the Welsh Young Athletes League.

The Workshop will be held on Saturday 16 April, at the track in Swansea, starting in the indoor center, but weather permitting moving on to the outdoor track. The start time is 1pm and the workshop will last for approximately 2 hrs.

It will be practical based so can all who attend please come suitably dressed to take part, both as coaches and athletes.

The workshop is open to all qualified coaches and teachers and is free.

To book a place please get in touch with myself or Neil Wheeler at Welsh Athletics.

Martin Bell

Please use the email links to contact Martin or Neil directly for more information if required.


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