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
Hellifield Gala Fell Race
The latest in the series of races organised by Barlick Fell Runners.
Buckden Pike Fell Race
Weets Fell Race - 10 June 2017
The race organised by Barlick Fell Runners.
Juniors
As a serious Running Club we are committed to providing our Junior Members with the best advice and opportunities to develop as athletes
Tour of Pendle
Lorraine Slater battling through the snow and on her way to first lady.

Race Reports

  • 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 

  • Beamsley Beacon - 20 June 2019

    8 Jimmy Craig 35:54
    98 Hannah Newbold 51:19 

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Race Reports

  • 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 

  • Beamsley Beacon - 20 June 2019

    8 Jimmy Craig 35:54
    98 Hannah Newbold 51:19 

  • Sabden Trail Race - 19 June 2019

    A good turnout of Barlickers in this race who were led home by Alex Mason who had a brilliant run to finish 3rd overall and 1st junior.   There was another good run from Jacqueline Collins to finish 2nd in the ladies race.


    3 Alex Mason 39:03 (1st MJ)
    18 Steven Roberts41:58 (2nd M50)
    22 Carl Rawson 42:48 (1st M45)
    24 Barrie Charnley 42:58 (3rd M40)
    30 Ian Cocks 43:43
    36 Jacqueline Collins 44:25 (2nd Woman, 1st FS)
    42 Zac Kaye 45:09
    44 James Austin 45:13
    58 Shane Muller 45:52
    64 David Pease 46:41
    67 Andrew Smith 47:21
    100 Lucy Brown 51:54 (2nd F35)
    113 Heather Driver 53:01 (3rd F35)
    125 Tony Duffy 54:34
    129 Emma Pease 55:10
    174 Helen Harrison 1:00:30
    175 Nicola Muller 1:00:31
    207 Anne Marie Beech 1:06:49
    216 J Rawlinson 1:08:00 (1st F65)
    223 Heather Mitchell 1:11:11

     

  • Barrowford 5K - 14 June 2019

    Elite Race
    23 Jonathan Cleaver 15:55

    A Race
    6 Alex Mason 16:35
    10 Jack Villiers 16:43
    44 Barrie Charnley 17:54
    62 James Austin 18:44

    B Race
    2 Steven Roberts 18:01
    46 David Pease 20:45
    87 Heather Driver 22:16
    88 Cloey Mason 22:19
    96 Tony Duffy 22:39
    97 Emma Pease 22:42
    131 Helen Harrison 24:14
    134 Nicola Muller 24:21
    162 Anne Marie Beech 26:29

    For club championship purposes, positions will be decided by times.

     

  • Rushcliffe Park Run - 15 June 2019

    19 Emma Bailey 20:43 New PB 

  • Settle Hills - 16 June 2019

    Settle Hills - 16 June 2019

    This year's race was the England selection race for the International Snowdon Race, which meant a class field. The Barlick tribe was led home by the returning Jimmy Craig. His first solo race since his operation at the back end of last year, he showed that he’s still a class act on the descents and that with a good few weeks of solid training he’ll be back on top form. Lucy Brown was our solo female runner at this event and once again put in a strong performance and showed why we are all happy to have her back in a Barlick vest! 

    14 Jimmy Craig 56:23
    30 Andy Berry 61:17
    55 Lee Edwards 66:30
    68 Anthony Brown 68:56
    74 John Boothman 70:15
    77 Paul Elcock 71:04
    96 Lucy Brown 79:38

  • Great Lakes Race - 15 June 2019

    78 Andrew Collins 3:25:45
    121 Zac Kaye 3:41:45
    157 Tim Chadwick 3:53:42
    213 Molly Ralphson 4:18:58

  • Skipton Park Run - 15 August 2019

    62 Amanda Haines 25:22 New PB
    98 Sarah Jones 27:20 New PB

  • How to be a better mid life runner - by Paula Radcliffe

    How to be a better mid life runner - by Paula Radcliffe

    Paula Radcliffe as been to the very top in her running career, but she has now entered a different world where, like many others, she is trying to fit in some running in between looking after two children and other domestic pressures.   In her article in the Daily Telegraph, she makes her suggestions as to how to enjoy mid life running.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/paula-radcliffe-better-runner-40s/

  • Ennerdale Horseshoe - 8 June 2019

    Two Barlickers went up for this 23 mile / 7.513 ft race.  

    The wind and rain was pretty bad up the first climb, although it did improve in the second half of the race, with some great views greeting the runners.  Despite the weather, Gary had a decent run and knocked 13 minutes off his time for last year.  The full results are yet to be published, but provisionally, the times are:

    50 Gary Bradley 5:43:46
    ?? Jack Ingham 6:38:00

  • Quest Wales Challenge - 8 June 2019


    Des Walkden thought that he would try something different, so he travelled down to the beautiful location of Betws y Coed in North Wales  On the race day it was typical pouring down Welsh weather.  He entered the 50K multi event which was as follows:

    Stage 1 8km trail run 1028 ft climb
    Stage 2 11km road bike 1082 ft climb
    Stage 3 1km kayak- shortened to 0.5km due to bad weather
    Stage 4 9km trail run 1154 ft climb
    Stage 5 14km road bike 695 ft climb
    Stage 6 7km trail run 879 ft climb

    He managed to pace himself OK and finished 13th overall in a time of 3:48:34.

    154 finishers.

     

  • Howtown Fell Race - 9 June 2019

    This is a 13.3 mile race with 4,600 ft of ascent with magnificent views over Ullswater.  It is a favourite of Dave Halliday and he has now taken part in iit for three years in succession.  He was particularly pleased with his performance this year, as it is the first time that he has completed the course under three hours.

    47 Dave Halliday 2:59:23

    89 runners.

  • Catforth 10K - 9 June 2019

    A last minute race for Emma Bailey and a warm one at that, but no complaints from Emma, who sailed round to take first place in the ladies race.  

    14 Emma Bailey 41:47 (1st lady)

    108 runners

  • BOFRA, Lowgill Sports - 8 June 2019

    A good run by Scott McCredie against a strong field and he was rewarded with a top ten finish.

    9 Scott McCredie 18:51
    18 Chris Smale 20:35
    42 Emma Pease 25:51
    43 David Pease 25:52

  • Weets Fell Race - 8 June 2019

    Weets Fell Race - 8 June 2019

    Results - Seniors 

    Results - Juniors

    Junior U7 & U9 Pictures

    Junior U11 Pictures

    Junior U13 Pictures

    Junior U15 Pictures 

    A good run by Tom Corrigan saw him once more see off the opposition and win this race.  Andy Collins is showing a rapid return to form and a great run saw him sneak home in front of Sam Watson of Wharfedale to finish as runner up to Tom.  Another great run was by U18 Alex Mason who finished in seventh position and together with Jon Cleaver, who finished 5th, this was enough for Barlick to take the team prize.

    In the ladies' race,  Caroline Lambert of Ribble Valley was the winner, who finished ahead of Annie Roberts of Todmorden and Victoria Mouseley of Blackburn.

    Again, Barlick took the team prize with Jacqueline Collins having another good run and leading team mates Victoria Peel and Lucy Brown home. 

     

  • Calderdale Way Ultra Races - 1 June 2019

    Calderdale Way Ultra Races - 1 June 2019

    Stephen Shorrock & Katie Towers took part in these races and both did rather well.  The Ultra was 52.8 miles and Stephen ran it in 10:50:33 and was 4th individual.  Katie ran the Marathon and completed it in 6:04:20 and was 5th individual lady.  

  • Hull Half Marathon - 2 June 2019

    Emma Bailey did not enjoy this race.  In retrospect, she went off too fast, although she said that it did not feel like it at the time.  It was just her time splits that showed differently.   It was very hot, there were head winds in places, lots of twists and turns as you went around the back streets and marina of Hull and to cap it all, there were even cobbles in places.  So, not a good day for Emma.  But what is done is done and she is now looking forward to her next race.

    133 Emma Bailey 1:33:16

  • Pen -Y-Ghent - 1 June 2019

    Pen -Y-Ghent - 1 June 2019

    Andy Collins has been making regular appearance in races recently and this is now paying off as he returns to the form which made him such a successful fell runner.  As the picture shows, he was looking very focused as he led the Barlickers home with his top ten finish.

    Lorraine Slater continued her good run of form, once more finishing first LV40.

    6 Andy Collins 53:35
    21 Tim Chadwick 56:58
    30 Andy berry 58:01
    48 Scott McCredie 1:00:55
    53 Lorraine Slater 1:02:00 (1st LV40)
    70 Zac Kaye 1:03:44
    79 Andrew Smith 1:04:36
    82 David Pease 1:04:59
    92 Jackie Collins 1:06:14
    98 Shane Muller 1:06:40
    102 Victoria Peel 1:07:42
    105 Glenn Whittaker 1:07:57
    115 Dave Halliday 1:09:26
    135 Lucy Brown 1:12:55
    180 Hannah Newbold 1:20:32
    208 Richard Treitl 1:32:52
    210 Susan Hird 1:34:36

  • Duddon Valley - 1 June 2019

    Three hardy BFR members made the trip to Seathwaite for this race -  the first of the Lakeland  Classics with its distance of 18 miles & 6000 ft ascent.

    This year, it was a proper challenge with the clag down all day & with no GPS allowed, good map & compass skills were essential to get round without adding any extra miles.

    43 Ben Hoyle 4:13:17
    64 Gary Bradley 4:28:40
    71 John Boothman 4:43:41

    127 started this year.

  • Ingleton Waterfalls - 30 May 2019

    1 Andrew Collins 32:05
    2 Tim Chadwick 33:45
    3 Carl Pawson 34:40
    4 Jacqueline Collins 37:45
    5 John Boothman 38:59
    6 David Pease 39:23
    7 Paul Elcock 40:10
    8 Jamie Fox 43:10
    9 Tony Duffy 44:07
    10 Emma Pease 44:23
    11 Andrew Smith 44:24
    12 Chris Thomas 46:54
    13 Jackie Hodgson 47:28
    14 Nicola Muller 49:41
    15 Anne-Marie Beech 52:38

  • Wharfedale Half Marathon - 1 June 2019

    Lucas Payne 1:43:40 27th
    Tom Beebe 1:56:56 93rd
    Des Walkden 1:58:34 98th

    Total 405 runners

  • Kelbrook Fell Race - 1 June 2019

    Kelbrook Fell Race - 1 June 2019

    Provisional Results

    Posted at 11:57

    A record number of runners took part in this race this year.  Conditions were good for the race and thought went to whether the course records would be broker,  However, as the day showed, those course records are fast and they stand for another year.

    First home in the race was Jonathan Cleaver of Barlick Fell Runners, with Stephen Hall of Ribble Valley and John Horrocks of Blackburn hot on his tail.

    The ladies race was won by the talented Annabel Mason closely followed by Jacqueline Collins, who was also first W35  and then Claire Vincent of Clayton

     

     

  • Foe Edge - 29 May 2019

    A good run out for a couple of our girls in this race.  Lorraine Slater put in a top performance to hold off Heather Dalgleish of Rossendale  to win the ladies race and Lucy Brown came home in 6th place.

    22 Lorraine Slater 41:06 ( 1st lady, 1st W40)
    45 Lucy Brown 45:22 (6th lady)

  • Foe Edge Fell Race - 29 May 2019

    22 Lorraine Slater 41:06 (1st lady)
    45 Lucy Brown 45:22

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