Membership fees

Despite the name, the club participates in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road and welcomes applications from runners of all abilities to join us. If you are not sure if the club is for you, why not come to one of our training sessions or one of our regular pub runs. You will be under no obligation to join, but you will get a feel for the club and a better idea if the club is for you. You can merely turn up to a training session unannounced, but it would be better if you contacted our club secretary first (details on the contacts page) and let him know that you will be coming and he will make sure that whoever is leading the group will look out for you. If you are an absolute beginner to running, you too are most welcome to join us in one of our sessions, but please contact our secretary first and he will make sure that you will have a programme with which you are comfortable. Membership fees for the club are as follows:
  • Seniors
  • For members over the age of 18
  • £10/year
  • For runners of all abilities over the age of 18
  • For runners participating in all disciplines of running, fell, cross country and road running
  • Regular training and coaching sessions provided
  • Apply
  • Juniors
  • For members under the age of 18
  • FREE
  • For runners of all abilities under the age of 18.
  • Regular (weekly) training sessions led by experienced runners/coaches
  • Advice about how to train properly so juniors can develop as athletes
  • Apply
  • Non-runners
  • For non-running members
  • £5/year
  • For supporters of the club and club members
  • Support the club and all the senior and junior runners
  • Apply
Club vests are now available to buy on line and there is now a ladies vest available. There are also other items of branded club kit which may be of interest to members and supporters
Hellifield Gala Fell Race
The latest in the series of races organised by Barlick Fell Runners.
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Race Reports

  • Ingleborough Fell Race - 20 July 2019

    Eight Barlickers were out in this race where conditions, by the mid afternoon start,  were perfect for racing, cloudy but dry with a tailwind for the climb.

    Results:

    16 Andy Berry 56:42
    54 Gary Bradley 1:03:44
    59 Karl Robb 1:04:34
    63 Barrie Charnley 1:05:29
    69 Shane Muller 1:06:21
    71 Peter Jackson 1:06:32
    79 Glenn Whittaker 1:07:24
    83 John Boothman 1:08:34

    Barrie took a nasty fall on the descent & was patched up by the medics at the finish.

    John & Glenn were contesting for their own private Ingleborough trophy which Glenn re-took back from John  ... The Whitman Cup?

    All in all a great afternoon’s racing.

  • Snowdon Fell Race - 20 July 2019

    50 David Poole 1:20:42
    85 Tim Chadwick 1:25:16
    244 Victoria Peel 1:40:49

  • Pendle Park Run - 20 July 2019

    77 Daniel Van Essen 35:02

  • Burnley Park Run - 20 July 2019

    18 Lucille Pickle 21:17 New PB
    64 Garth Duffy 23:46 New PB
    68 James Macdonald 23:56
    75 Ciara Duffy 24:13
    266  Wendy Duffy 37:13
    267 Tony Duffy 37:41

  • Widdop Fell Race - 17 July 2019

    There was a battle royal at the front of the field in this race between Max Wharton of Calder Valley & Gary Priestley of Salford.  The pair finished way ahead of the following pack with Max Wharton just shading it over the second place man by just three seconds and setting a new course record in the process.  It was great racing between these two athletes.

    The rest of the field came home nearly four minutes after the battling duo with Andy Collins leading the Barlickers home with another top class run.  Barlick were joint second place team along with Todmorden, although strictly speaking, they should have been third, based on the third counter rule.

    4 Andy Collins 52:46
    13 Andy Berry 57:08
    20 Zac Kaye 1:00:25
    27 Andrew Smith 1:03:13
    30 Andrew Driver 1:03:23
    37 David Pease 1:05:14
    41 Anthony Brown 1:05:54

  • Snowdonia Trail Marathon - 14 July 2019

    171 Andy Smith 5:40:49
    499 Helen Harrison 7:26:16
    500 Emma Pease 7:26:16
    501 Marie Eden 7:26:18

    643 Finishers 

  • BOFRA, Alva Games - 13 July 2019

    70 Tony Duffy 44:49
    82 Kristian Clayton 1:12:40

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Race Reports

  • Ingleborough Fell Race - 20 July 2019

    Eight Barlickers were out in this race where conditions, by the mid afternoon start,  were perfect for racing, cloudy but dry with a tailwind for the climb.

    Results:

    16 Andy Berry 56:42
    54 Gary Bradley 1:03:44
    59 Karl Robb 1:04:34
    63 Barrie Charnley 1:05:29
    69 Shane Muller 1:06:21
    71 Peter Jackson 1:06:32
    79 Glenn Whittaker 1:07:24
    83 John Boothman 1:08:34

    Barrie took a nasty fall on the descent & was patched up by the medics at the finish.

    John & Glenn were contesting for their own private Ingleborough trophy which Glenn re-took back from John  ... The Whitman Cup?

    All in all a great afternoon’s racing.

  • Snowdon Fell Race - 20 July 2019

    50 David Poole 1:20:42
    85 Tim Chadwick 1:25:16
    244 Victoria Peel 1:40:49

  • Pendle Park Run - 20 July 2019

    77 Daniel Van Essen 35:02

  • Burnley Park Run - 20 July 2019

    18 Lucille Pickle 21:17 New PB
    64 Garth Duffy 23:46 New PB
    68 James Macdonald 23:56
    75 Ciara Duffy 24:13
    266  Wendy Duffy 37:13
    267 Tony Duffy 37:41

  • Widdop Fell Race - 17 July 2019

    There was a battle royal at the front of the field in this race between Max Wharton of Calder Valley & Gary Priestley of Salford.  The pair finished way ahead of the following pack with Max Wharton just shading it over the second place man by just three seconds and setting a new course record in the process.  It was great racing between these two athletes.

    The rest of the field came home nearly four minutes after the battling duo with Andy Collins leading the Barlickers home with another top class run.  Barlick were joint second place team along with Todmorden, although strictly speaking, they should have been third, based on the third counter rule.

    4 Andy Collins 52:46
    13 Andy Berry 57:08
    20 Zac Kaye 1:00:25
    27 Andrew Smith 1:03:13
    30 Andrew Driver 1:03:23
    37 David Pease 1:05:14
    41 Anthony Brown 1:05:54

  • Snowdonia Trail Marathon - 14 July 2019

    171 Andy Smith 5:40:49
    499 Helen Harrison 7:26:16
    500 Emma Pease 7:26:16
    501 Marie Eden 7:26:18

    643 Finishers 

  • BOFRA, Alva Games - 13 July 2019

    70 Tony Duffy 44:49
    82 Kristian Clayton 1:12:40

  • Race to the Stones 100K Ultra - 13 July 2019

    Race to the Stones 100K Ultra - 13 July 2019

    Tim Pigott won this ultra race, although not perhaps in the manner he would have wished.  Tom Fairbrother was leading and with only five miles to go, he took a wrong turn.  When he realised what he had done, instead of back tracking to the point where he went wrong, he tapped the finish line into his phone and followed the directions to take him there.  In doing so, he actually ran an extra mile.  Even though he approached the finish in the wrong direction, he was greeted as the winner, until the organisers realised what had happened.  When they did, he was disqualified and Tim, who had been in second place was declared the winner.  As Tim said, "He made an epic error and ended going along the main road - it's a trail race and was disqualified, but I am gutted that he did not get the prize he deserved".  

    But your ability to follow the route is much a part of the event as as having the physical fitness to endure being on your feet for nine hours and as hard as it was on Tom, Tim Pigott got the honours.

    1 Tim Pigott 8:43:54.

     

  • Addingham Gala - 13 July 2019

    3 Craig Shearer 39:40
    7 Andy Berry 45:02

  • Wadsale Horseshoe - 13 July 2019

    Wadsale Horseshoe - 13 July 2019

    This is a tough challenge and not for the faint hearted, but three intrepid BFR members made the trip to Wasdale Head for this 21 mile, 9000ft AL Lakeland Classic.

    It was a cloudy start to the day but by the time race start came, the forecast was proving accurate with the sun beating down.  It was a day for slapping on the sunscreen & staying hydrated.

    140 started and only 117 finished.

    It was very hot & humid on the first couple of climbs but a bit of cloud started building up as the afternoon wore on and the runners got some respite from the heat.  Gary Bradley had a good run and knocked 18 minutes off his previous best.  Stephen Shorrock also had a good run too, knocking 6 minutes off his best as well.  As for Jack Ingham, he said that had forgotten just how tough it was.

    55 Stephen Shorrock  5:36:08
    73 Gary Bradley 5:49:03
    108 Jack Ingram 6:38:05

  • Townley Park 10K Road Race - 14 July 2019

    Jonathan Cleaver set off determined to give the lads from Blackburn Harriers a run for their money and led everyone out of Townley Park onto the roads.  However, he was up against some class competition and when they returned Ben Fish was leading, with Jacob Watson second and John Cleaver third - all finishing under the 34 minute mark - some top class racing from all three.  Luke Turner continues to improve and finished just outside the top ten.

    In the ladies race, Jacqueline Collins had a good run to finish 3rd lady.

    3 Jonathan Cleaver 33:50
    11 Luke Turner 37:28 (1st M50)
    19 Barrie Charnley 38:56
    23 Steven Roberts 39:39
    34 James Austin 40:53
    41 Carl Nevison 41:23
    45 Jacqueline Collins 41:40 (3rd Lady, 2nd F35)
    56 Shane Muller 42:45
    66 Anthony Brown 43:41
    94 Jenn Hird 46:54
    121 Heather Driver 49:54
    148 Nicola Muller 52:51
    200 Marie Beech 59:44

  • Lothersdale Show Fell Race - 13 July 2019

    Full Results

    This show used to take place in September, but is now being put on earlier in the year in the hope of enjoying some better weather on the day.  Unfortunately, when planning this change, the Young Farmers never gave any thought about the fell race and with a week to go, no race had been planned.  Wharfedale Harriers normally host this race, but they could not help this year, due to it clashing with the Alva Games.

    However, with the help from a couple of locals in the village, the race went ahead and even at such short notice, it managed to attract 17 runners.  

    First home was Ian Beresford of Barlick, who was effectively having a duel with team mate Lee "Swell" Hird.  Third home was James Fieldhouse who wenet home with two trophies, one for being the first young farmer and the other for finishing first local.

    The Lothersdale Show Fell Race harks back to the Victorian era and in common with races at that time, all competitors run together, bot young and old.  As a result, the first lady home was under 14 Megan Wilkinson and her father took much delight in confiscating the bottle of wine which she had won, leaving her just with a rather attractive iced ginger bread figure, which she won as first GU14.

    The weather was kind for the new date and hopefully, next year will attract more runners to this historic race.

    1 Ian Beresford 11:51
    2 Lee Edwards  13:05

     

     

     

     

     

  • Burnley Park Run - 13 July 2019

    5 Martin Carson 19:18 New PB
    7 James Austin 19:38
    10 Emma Bailey 20:19

  • Pendle Park Run - 13 July 2019

    71 Daniel Van Hessen 33:55

  • Skipton Park Run - 13 July 2019

    A good run and new PB for Barlick junior Harry Roberts. 

    25 Harry Roberts 22:47 New PB

  • Skiddaw Fell Race - 7 July 2019

    A good turnout for this Lakeland club championship race where the Barlickers were led home by Jimmy Craig.

    11 Jimmy Craig  1:19:16
    15 David Poole 1:22:19
    21 Stephen Shorrock 1:24:48
    25 Tim Chadwick 1:25:37
    41 Ian Cocks 1:31:42
    53 Karl Robb 1:35:48
    58 David Pease 1:36:57
    59 Andrew Smith 1:38:52
    72 John Boothman 1:42:02
    77 Dave Halliday 1:45:02
    94 Ian Beresford 1:53:59
    103 Hannah Newbold 2:00:54
    104 Katie Towers 2:02:19
    110 Richard Treitl 2:48:49

  • Hendon Brook - 7 July 2019

    This is the real tough challenge in the Grand Prix Series and there was some quality competition at the front of the field.  Credit therefore is due to our two athletes with a top ten finish, Jon Cleaver and Andy Collins.  Jon has written an interesting account of the day from the perspective of battling it out in the tough environment at the front of the field.

    "The Jewel in the the GP crown. 2000ft half(ish) marathon taking in the stunning countryside of Pendle. I set of with the intention of hitting it hard and going for broke to try and make the immortal Hall of Fame list of runners who had made it round in under 83 minutes. From the start I knew a Podium was going to be tough with the 3 times champ David Rigby, Ben Fish & Ben Coop toeing the line. I was leading the race until the climb to the Shooters where the Ben(s) took over which was fairly inevitable at some point. I stuck with Rigby until just after Thursden where I started to put a gap into him. For the rest of the race I was on my own versus the clock as I knew that third would happen as long as I kept on pushing and Coop had too big a gap for me to claw back. In the end I came in 01:22:18 which I was delighted with. On the day fortune favoured the brave!

    Some other cracking runs from the club with Andy Collins & Andy Berry in the men’s seniors putting in solid times.

    On to the next one!

    PS - Shout out to Luke Turner who is on his way back in the BFR vest. One to watch in a few months!"

    3 Jonathan Cleaver 1:22:18
    8 Andrew Collins 1:28:40
    14 Andy Berry 1:35:07
    18 Luke Turner 1:36:26
    32 Carl Dawson 1:40:31
    37 Jacqueline Collins 1:43:50
    45 Carl Nevison 1:45:31
    59 Shane Muller 1:50:16
    124 Cloey Mason 2:09:00
    154 Nicola Muller 2:17:28
    181 Helen Harrison 2:25:07
    182 Emma Pease 2:25:07
    184 Maie Eden 2:25:13

  • Burnley Park Run - 6 July 2019

    14 Emma Bailey 20:12
    229 Max Villiers 29:28
    334 Graham Wadsworth 34:25

  • Stirton Fell Race - 3 July 2019

    A good run by Andy Collins saw him take a podium place in this race with to colleagues also finishing in the top ten.  Jacqueline Colins also secured a podium place in addition to being 1st F35.

    3 Andrew Collins 39:39
    5 Tim Chadwick 40:53
    10 Carl Pawson 42:36
    16 Jaqueline Collins 46:42 (3rd female 1st F35)
    18 Andrew Driver 47:08
    24 Dave Halliday 49:51
    27 John Boothman 51:33
    43 Heather Driver 56:00
    45 Gavin Spencer 57:04
    50 Amanda Haines 59:22
    56 Katie Towers 1:02:19
    63 Donna Milligan 1:09:34

  • Witton Trail Relays - 27 June 19

    As usual a few Barlick teams in this event, with the men's 1st team missing out on 3rd place by one second.  However the good news that two of the team were "Young Turks" Alex Mason & Jack Villiers and what will we do next year when they are one year older?  The ladies team did well in that they were first senior ladies team, although they get shown the way home by a few of the female junior teams.

    Barlick Men 1
    Jon Cleaver 15:18
    Alex Mason 15:43
    Jack Villiers 15:24
    4th Place - Time 46:25

    Barlick Men 2
    Andy Berry 15:32
    Ian Beresford 16:50
    James Austin 18:04
    11th Place - Time 50:26

    Barlick Men Vets 1
    Chris Smale 18:00
    Scott McCredie 17:48
    Carl Pawson 16:57
    22nd Place - Time 53:05

    Barlick Ladies 1
    Paula Cullen 18:44
    Jacqueline Collins 20:31
    Lucy Brown 19:34
    55th Place - Time 58:49

    Barlick Mixed 3
    Andy Smith 18:58
    Emma Pease 21:54
    Hayley Whitfield 21:46
    75th Place - Time 1:02:38

    Barlick Ladies 2
    Laura Craig 21:39
    Leanne Dinsdale 20:38
    Hannah Newbold 20:50
    80th Place - Time 1:02:57

    Barlick Mixed 1
    Karen Lemon 23:13
    Nicola Muller 23:50
    Dave Halliday 19:48
    92nd Place  - Time 1:06:51

    Barlick Mixed 2
    Jamie Milligan 23:58
    Donna Milligan 25:48
    Anne Marie Beech 19:48
    119th Place - Time 1:16:12

  • Stoodley Pike - 2 July 2019

    26 Andy Berry 22;36
    28 Barrie Charnley 22:42
    34 Carl Pawson 23:03

  • Saint Cuthbert's Way 45 Mile Race - 29 June 2019

    This race was from Wooler to Melrose on the Scottish border, climbing 6,200ft, in temperatures up to 27 degrees with no breeze. Thunderstorm 5 miles from the finish was refreshing but made the terrain difficult, as it was then very muddy clay banking to descend into Melrose.

    16 Cloey Mason  12:03:32(7th lady)
    Diane MacDonald DNF ( A quarter of the runners DNF)

  • Trawden 7 Trail Race - 30 June 2019

    2 Craig Shearer 41:39
    4 Jonathan Cleaver 42:43
    12 Andrew Collins 44:33
    21 Andy Berry 46:13
    26 Barrie Charnley 46:33
    30 Steven Roberts 47:39
    37 Ian Cocks 48:21
    47 Carl Nevison 49:13
    58 Shane Muller 50:29
    60 Jacqueline Collins 50:38 (3rd lady)
    81 David Pease52:08
    88 Anthony Brown 52:37
    131 Lucy Brown 56:25
    141 Heather Driver 57:42
    162 Tony Duffy 59:05
    181 Emma Pease 1:00:05
    251 Nicola Muller 1:05:15
    309 Jean Rawlinson 1:10:39 (1st F65)
    321 Marie Beech 1:12:03
    327 Susan Hird 1:12:41
    361 Sally Scothern 1:17:16
    362 Lucy Creasey 1:17:22
    362 Karen Lemon 1:17:22
    DNF Alex Mason

  • BOFRA, Kirkby Gala - 30 June 2019

    It is great to see the parents of our juniors taking part in the senior races and like everything else in life, the more you do of something, the better you get.  And some of these parents are definitely getting into this fell running.

    And what a great family day out this makes.

    15 Scott McCredie 37:05
    24 David Pease 40:42
    37 Tony Duffy 48:57
    51 Kristian Clayton 1:17:26

  • Lakeland Ultra 55K - 29 June 2019

    Lorraine Slater and Emma Taylor took part in this race in very hot and humid conditions. It was so tough, far worse than last year as the times show.

    12 Lorraine Slater (2nd lady, 1st F40)
    21 Emma Taylor (3rd lady)

     

  • Eldwick Gala - 29 June 2019

    Eldwick Gala - 29 June 2019

    This race is a bit of a favourite for Richard Treitl and this year he was the only Barlicker there.

    59 Richard Treitl 35:26

  • Snowdon Twilight Uphill Race - 29 June 2019

    Four Barlickers took on this race which is used by many as a practice for the main race in 3 weeks time. The race sets off at 7pm and you go straight to the top of the Llanberis pass where the finish is at the summit and get greeted with the best views the UK has to offer.   An absolute treat of a race.

    13 Jonathan Cleaver 50:46
    22 David Mirfield 52:41
    32 David Poole 54:47
    44 Andy Berry 57:21

  • Skipton Park Run - 29 June 2019

    1 Ian Beresford 17:54
    42 Sarah Jones 26:09 New PB
    65 Anne Marie Beech 28:13

  • Pendle Park Run - 29 June 2019

    48 Daniel Van Essen 35:34

  • Burnley Park Run - 29 June 2019

    18 Lee Edwatds 20:40
    20 Emma Bailey 20:51
    27 Molly Ralphson 21:22

  • Cragg Vale - 26 June 2019

    16 Carl Pawson 31:24
    28 Zac Kaye 33:19
    35 Jacqueline Collins 34:05 (3rd woman)

  • Race the Train - 23 June 2019

    This race is something completely different.  The race starts at Bury station on the East Lancashire Steam Railway.  On the whistle the runners set off north.  The train sets off south, changes tracks and then sets off north in pursuit of the runners.  Friends and supporters can enjoy the ride on the train, shouting encouragement to the runners as they both make the eleven mile journey up to Rawtenstall station.  

    Jon Cleaver took part and fought a hard race, with the first three finishers constantly changing places until the last mile, where Craig Jones of Manchester YMCA managed to edge ahead, nudging John into second place.  As regards the train, it was no contest, Jon beat it by 34 minutes.

    2 Jon Cleaver 1:06:14

    399 runners.

  • Bradford Millennium Way - 23 June 2019

     The details are:Several members got together and put a couple of teams into this event and given that it was on such an ad hoc basis, did remarkably well.  The vets team took first place and the mixed team were third.

    Ian Beresford & Andy Berry got the vets off to a good start by finishing their leg in sixth position before handing over to Shaun Chew & Carl Pawson.  These two managed to hold this position and they handed over to Lucas Payne & Paul Elcock.  This pair lost a place and the following pair of Shane Muller & Jacqueline Collins slipped by two places and thus handed over to the finishing pair of Ian Cocks & Ben Hoyle in 9th place.  This final pair put in a good performance and pulled back one place which was enough to secure first Vets Team.

    The first leg of the mixed team was Billy Haines & Leanne Dinsdale who finished their leg in 27th place.  The next pair of Lucy Brown & Andy Collins put in a good performance and were 22nd in their leg, but overall finished in 29th position.  Next off were Hannah Watson & Scott Boardman who pulled the team up to 23rd overall.  Jamie Milligan & Karen Lemon lost three places on their leg and the last leg of Amanda Haines & James Fent lost a further four places to finish in 30th place overall and 3rd mixed team.

    All in all, a good day out in a fun event.

     

     

     

  • BOFRA, Hawkswick Dash - 23 June 2019

    20 Andrew Smith 15:30
    22 David Pease 15:43
    53 Tony Duffy 21:15
    59 Kristian Clayton 28:53

  • Buttermere Horseshoe - 22 June 2019

    Buttermere Horseshoe - 22 June 2019

    Just one Barlicker in this tough Lakeland classic - Gary Bradley.  Entries were limited to 120 of which 30 took the short route and 90, including Gary took the long one.  Gary enjoyed the day out and commented on it as follows:

    An absolutely belting day out, but the hot weather did take its toll early on until there were streams in which to cool off.  The 22 mile, 8,250ft route is brutal with long steep climbs, steep descents & rough ground.  Wasdale lays claim to be the toughest Lakes AL, but after yesterday I’m not so sure - this is one severe test of fitness & perseverance.  Just what a great fell race should be.  And the refreshments provided at the finish by the organisers are second to none, even beer on tap!

    57 Gary Bradley 6:25:52

  • Pendle Park Run - 22 June 2019

    26 Laura Craig 24:51 

  • Burnley Park Run - 22 June 2019

    140 John Wadsworth 27:16 New PB
    226 Mark Wadsworth 31:41
    258 Sharon Newbold 33:19
    305 Graham Wadsworth 38:31 

  • Skipton Park Run - 22 June 2019

    Another amazing run from Alex Mason, who is going from strength to strength.  He achieved another PB this morning and is two minutes faster than he was just 12 months ago.  When you are recording times of below 20 minutes, that is quite some improvement.  It is great so see youngsters doing so well in the sport.  

    2 Alex Mason 17:47 New PB
    38 Cloey Mason 24:07 New PB
    71 Sarah Jones 26:20 New PB
    121 Abigail Park 29:48 

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