Club Information

Covering the following:

Weekly Training

For more information on out weekly training sessions please click ‘here‘.

Club committee

Chairman - Karen Snelson
Vice-Chairman – Chris Tucker
Secretary – Alex Hutcheson
Treasurer – Susan van Rensburg
Membership Secretary – Alex Hutcheson
Social Secretary - Simon Willshire
Club Captain/Committee Member- Mark Hutcheson
Committee Member – Karen Bolt
Junior Rep – Matt Hodgson

Other Roles

Session Coaches – Mark Hutcheson, Leila Reay, Alex Hutcheson, Chris Tucker
Junior Coach – Matt Hodgson
Junior Welfare Officer - Lizzie Brock
Welfare Officer - Alex Hutcheson
DBS(CRB) Officer – Alex Hutcheson
Website - Chris Tucker & Mark Hutcheson
Kit/Club Clothing - Karen Bolt
Press Officer – Chris Tucker

Committee members may be contacted by e-mailing  Put at the top of the e-mail the name to which it is to be forwarded.


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Senior and Student Membership

Code of Conduct and Membership Forms are available from the bottom of this page.

The Senior Membership (18+) subscription is £10 (or £24 if an England Athletics competition licence is required via Bude RATs as your ‘First Claim’ club).

Subscriptions are due on 1st April 2017 for the 2017/18 year.

The club is affiliated to England Athletics (EA).
Members can opt (on payment of the additional £14 fee) to have their personal details registered with England Athletics by Bude RATs (as their ‘First Claim’ club).
Such members will receive an EA competition licence number which entitles them to a discounted entry fee when entering events organised under a UK Athletics (UKA) race licence. (Note, this licence also runs from 1 April to 31 March so new applicants will receive their licence number during April. )

The club is also registered with ARC (Association of Running Clubs)
This means that any member can claim the race discount when entering races organised under an ARC permit (such as the Bideford Half Marathon, 10 km & 10 miler events organised by Bideford AAC)

Details of Tuesday and Thursday evening training sessions are on the TRAINING SESSIONS page.
More information for those considering joining or visiting us.

Junior Membership

Code of Conduct and Membership Forms are available from the bottom of this page

The Junior Membership subscription is £20 and is renewable on 1st February each year.

Details of the Thursday evening junior training sessions are on both the JUNIORS and TRAINING pages.
More information for those considering joining or visiting us

Club clothing

Tee Shirts (various sizes) also Ladies fit.(Cap sleeves)
Tough quality Zip & non Zip Hoodies in Red or Black (various sizes)
Race Vests in both men and women’s fit. (various sizes)
Long sleeve race/training tees. Unisex or Ladies fit in all sizes.
Fleece hats (Red or Black)
Caps – Red
Junior Rats vests – chest 26″ and 28″
Junior Tees – Red
Junior Hoodies
Junior Caps

For supply details contact the Club Kit Co-ordinator, Karen Bolt or email

Club Membership Forms, Information & Codes of Conduct

The following documents are available for download in PDF format:

Senior Membership Form -  BudeRats membership-form-2018 
Junior Membership Form - 2014-Jun-RATs-Mship

Club Constitution - Club Constitution

Junior-RATS-General-Info 2014 v2
Code-of-Conduct-Juniors 2014
Athletes Code of Conduct
Club Code of Conduct
Coaches Code of Conduct
Parents Code of Conduct