Bridgend AC

Two guaranteed places for Brighton Marathon available

Hi there all – we have TWO guaranteed places for the Brighton Marathon (which takes place on the 9th of April) available for BAC runners. Normal entry for this race is now closed.

The places have been provided in the same way as places have been made available to England Athletics club members (see here for more details).

You’ll need to be a paid up member of BAC, and still need to pay the entry fee.

Contact me if you are interested – first come first served.

Annual Officials Conference – 7th Jan- Park Inn Cardiff North Hotel

Hi there all – we have just received the following details from Welsh Athletics… please also see some downloadable details here

You may be aware that Welsh Athletics will be holding its annual Officials Conference on 7th January at the Park Inn Cardiff North Hotel (Llanederyn) with an additional focus for race organisers.

As you will see this year we have included elements and opportunities for both Track & Field and Endurance officials as well as race organisers. I have attached a timetable for interest.  

Please can I ask that you pass this on and circulate this to all contacts and appropriate individuals that you feel would benefit from the conference. Sign up is currently free of charge (until we get to the point at which we will have charge). What may be of particular interest to clubs is the free Officials Qualifications that will take place in the morning of the conference. There will be an opportunity to attend and gain a qualification in Health and Safety and Field Judging for Track and Field clubs and the Risk Awareness qualification for Endurance clubs making it ideal to increase your club officials for your summer leagues or races.

Places can be booked online via the following link;

Alternatively places can be booked directly via email. Please contact:

Many thanks in advance,

Tom Marley

Education Administration Office

I notice our very own Jane Dakin is presenting – so MUST be worth attending 🙂

BAC Junior Committee now in place

Hi there all,

I am really please to announce that we now have a Junior Committee set up – which are sure will work towards improving communication across the Junior Sections (and also with the Seniors).

A member of this group will join the main club committee and will feedback issues and requirements for them to review and respond to.

They are still working on their overall brief – and will communicate that to us all in due course. In the meantime if you would like to send ideas, thoughts, concerns – in fact anything you think worthy of discussion by the Junior Committee then please email them using

The “main” committee meets quarterly and the next planned meetings are as follows:

  • Thursday 26 January
  • Thursday 27 April
  • Thursday 27 July

It is hoped that the Junior Committee can meet in advance of the main one (mid January) and then “feed in” as appropriate. Please support them as they will hopefully become an important part of taking this club forward (and a big thank you from us for those who have volunteered to join it – so big shout out to Helen, Hayley, Lucy, Nadine and Sally!)

Vote for MMTRF!



The Merthyr Mawr Trail Running Festival 2016 – as organised by Bridgend Athletic Club – has recently been nominated in the New Events Category in the forthcoming 2017 Running Awards.

If you enjoyed the run – please navigate to the New Events category – and vote for us! Nominations close in less than 2 weeks so don’t delay – vote now 🙂

Note that next years running of this event is planned for Saturday July 15th


More Mile Voucher code reminder

Hi there all – just a quick reminder to say that you find anything you like on the More Mile website – then use “Bridgend” as a discount code in the checkout – its saves YOU a wapping 30% – and More Mile also pay the club money to the tune of 10% of your order…

Win-win 🙂

Go buy those fluro items you know you / your child needs for the winter months for example….

The Juniors need their voice?

We believe we need a Junior Athletes Committee – a set of parents (and possibly coaches if they so wish) to represent the interests of the Junior Athletes (across all disciplines).

It is hoped that this committee would meet then report to the main BAC Committee on a quarterly basis where any concerns/issues/requirements/suggestions could be reviewed and acted upon as appropriate.

If there are parents who are willing / keen to participate in the formation and running of this kind of thing then we’d be really keen to hear from you.