UK Women’s League
The UK Women’s Athletics League is the premier Track & Field competition for Women. The competition is split into 4 division of 8 teams. The competing teams are the best in the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, 32 in total. There are 3 fixtures each year, Bedford & County AC competed in Division 3 in 2009 and gained promotion to Divisions 2 for 2010 and promotion again for 2011 to Division 1 but were relegated back to Division 2 for 2012 & relegated to Division 3 for 2013. The club competed in Division 3 in 2014 gaining promotion to Division 2 for 2015 and competed in Diuvision 2 in 2016 gaining promotion to Division 1 but were relegated back to Division 2 for 2018.
The league generally follows UK Athletic rules on Higher Claim and Foreign Athletes who have to be registered well in advance of the competitive season. If you are interested in competing for Bedford and County AC as a higher claim or foreign athlete please contact our team manager to discuss the possibility. Likewise contact our team manager if you are an athlete moving to our area and seeking a quality first claim club.
Athletes are restricted to three events excluding relays and non-scoring events. Seniors only may compete, for the purposes of the league a senior is defined as being over 17 years of age on 31st August/1st September in the year of competition. The competition year runs from 1 October to 30 September of the following year.
The Team Manager for 2015 is Frank Jackson.
Southern Athletics League
From 2012 Bedford & County AC have run a combined Men’s and Women’s team in the newly formed Southern Athletics League in Division 2 North East. The league is restructured in 2013 at Division 2 level and the club competed in Division 2 North. The club won promotion to Division 1 for 2014 & have competed in that Division since 2015.
The league offers a full range of track & field events however the longer track races alternate:
Men’s 5000m matches 1, 3 & 5, 3000m matches 2 & 4 - Women’s 3000m all matches
Men’s Steeplechase 3000m matches 2 & 4, 2000m matches 1, 3 & 5.
Women’s Steeplechase 1500m matches 1,3 & 5, 2000m matches 2 & 4