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
Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

45 David Pease 55:06
61 Shane Muller 57:33
83 Lucy Brown 1:02:03
123 Nicola Muller 1:11:16

Men
15 Jonathan Cleaver 35:17
16 Gary Shaw 35:35 (3rd Vet)
17 Alex Mason 35:39 (first U20)
115 David Pease 43:40
188 Tony Duffy 51:26

Women
56 Heather Driver 25:03
73 Karen Lemon 26:40

There is a small but growing band of runners within the club who are getting the taste of serious fell running in the Lake District. This is one such race.  It is 13 miles in length with 4,757 ft of ascent and is a tough challenge.   Luckily, the weather was kind and a record number of starters set off (just short of 400).  In view of the recent weather, the going underfoot was very slippery on the rocks and very boggy everywhere else.  As a result, many runners spent quite a bit of time on their arses. Stuart Heaviside had a good run and posted a good time as well as leading the Barlickers home.  Ben Hoye did not look too great before the start, but he came to as the race progressed and he also had a good run.  John Boothman set off wearing an old worn pair of trainers, which were not ideal for the conditions underfoot and they did not help his race.  In addition, John also suffered from "sheep syndrome" and after the bad step on Crinkle Crags, he followed a group of runners who led him on a longer excursion than he need have taken.  This probably cost him about thirty places, but he still managed a quicker time than last year.

Special mention should be made of Helen Harrison.  She made up her own mind to take on this race and whilst she has done long runs, they were probably not anything like the terrain of this race.  However, she not only completed the course, but finished in good shape and looking cheerful.

69 Stuart Heaviside 2:42:18
93 Ben Hoyle 2:50:10
194 John Boothman 3:16:35
374 Helen Harrison 4:32:55

396 starters - 377 finishers.

40 Heather Mitchell 32:34
57 Daniel Van Essen 38:15

For the first time since the club was formed, we had a ladies team out in this race and they worked well as a team, they all put in a tremendous effort and came home with a very creditable 6th place.  

Again, another good performance from the men, equalling last year's finishing position of tenth place and the third time that the club has made the top ten.  

Leg  Name Time Pos
1 Ian Beresford & Alex Mason 41:22 10
2 Andy Collins & David Mirfield   1:14:42 10
3 Jimmy Craig & David Poole 56:58 10
4 Nick Treitl & Luke Maude 1:17:38  10

10th place.  Overall Time 4:10:40

Leg  Name Time
1 Lucy Brown & Hannah Newbold  54:37 
2 Emma Taylor & Molly Ralphson   1:35:41 
3 Victoria Peel & Paula Cullen 1:24:51 
4 Jackie Collins & Lorraine Slater 1:51:05 

6th Ladies Team 5:46:14

1 Julian Hood 19:19
4 Tim Chadwick 18:17
17 Paul Elcock 22:01

51 Harry Roberts 30:07

9 James Austin 19:34
20 Will Pease 21:02
65 Emma Pease 23:57 New PB

Jonathan Cleaver has been in training for this race for some time and this paid off on Sunday when he came home in 300th position in a time of 2:34:51.  Here is his report of the day:

Definitely up there as possibly my favourite world major with it being a flat fast course with masses of support on the roadside.  The day started off well with clear blue skies, but as we started to race the clouds came over, with wind and light rain.  I had a target in mind to pace at 05:43 min miles, but I made a bit of mistake trusting this to my GPS and found out by half way I was already 80 seconds adrift which is really hard to get back in the second half.  I hit 20 miles at around 01:55 which had me in range for a 02:33, but my legs started to fade ever so slightly drifting me nearer to 06:00 miles for the final 10km landing me on 02:34:51 and 300th place overall in a field of over 44,000. That's a good couple of minutes knocked off my PB from Tokyo which I am delighted with.  As always with the marathon - however many you have done - it takes you back to school and you learn about what to do and not to do next time!  That's all 6 majors completed now starting back in 2011 in NYC finishing in 03:23. 

A good performance from young Alex Mason saw get a top twenty finish and first MU20.

Men
16 Gary Shaw 34:58 (3rd V40)
19 Alex Mason 35:20 (1st U20)
83 Ben Whitehead 40:37
109 Andrew Smith 41:33
129 David Pease 43:06
188 Tony Duffy 49:11

13th Team

Women
38 Lucy Brown 31:39
53 Hayley Whitehead 32:19
76 Heather Driver 33:39

14th Team

19 Scott McCredie 22:42
24 Karl Robb 23:09
37 David Pease 24:56
38 Shane Muller 25:08
67 Jamie Fox 27:39
84 Emma Pease 29:29
100 Nicola Muller 32:20
114 Kristian Clayton 43:00

Cloey Mason rushed over from the Pendle Park run, which was absolutely sodden, to glorious sunshine in Pilling, although the lanes were very waterlogged and unavoidable to run through.. Not her best time, but her Hardmoor legs are only just coming back to life.

36 Cloey Mason (6th lady, 1st FV45)

John Boothman was the only Barlicker out in this "monsoon" Rombalds Romp.  He must have enjoyed the conditions as he had a decent run, finishing in 34th position.

34 John Boothman 1:16:14

24 Cloey Mason 26:38
28 Nicola Muller 27:41
43 Anne- Marie Beech 31:56

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, four Barlick fell runners, plus supporters, made the trip to Little Langdale for this cracking race organised by Ambleside AC.  After getting round the tough 12.4 miles / 4,003 ft course, everyone sat in the sun and enjoyed the post race refreshments, before heading home.

74 Zac Kaye 2:42:35
97 Scott McCreadie 2:50:21
99 Ben Hoyle 2:50:49
109 Gary Bradley 2:54:00

This race used to be called the Burnley Way off road marathon and attracted 5 Barlickers.  

Tim Pigott and John Boothman ran solo, whilst the others ran as a three man relay, with Luke Turner running legs three and four.  It was wet at the start and boggy underfoot, but it was mild and did eventually brighten up.

3  Tim Pigott 4:40:01
8  John Boothman 5:15:57

Three Man Team

Andy Berry, David Poole & Luke Turner (2 legs) 3:54:40

About us

The main aims of the club are to increase the participation of running in Barnoldswick and to keep organised running as accessible as possible.