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

90 Virgil Barton 1:20:29
937 Richard Starkie 1:48:14 

Andy Berry was the sole BFR runner today at this race.  It is a lovely 5 mile circular route which is wholly runnable. It  is set in Bleasdale which is in the middle of nowhere but absolutely lovely, especially with the sunshine, only a little wind and 12 degrees heat.

Andy had a good battle with 2 fellow V40s and managed a top ten finish.

Andy reports that it is a really well organised “proper” Fell Race with all the simple things he loves, like a big hill, mud, minimal kit and loads of cake and juice at the end.

Well done Bowland Fell Runners - good event.

Race Winner - Oliver Heaton (Preston)
Ladies Winner - Lindsay Brindle (Horwich)

10 Andy Berry 41:09


1 Alex Mason 19:46
25 Connor Fitzpatrick 24:36
38 George Fitzpatrick 26:31

The Pendle Way is a 45 mile circular route starting and finishing at the Heritage Centre in Barrowford. At 28.5 miles, this event was a shortened version of that route and was limited to 40 places.

The aim of the event was to raise funds for Laura Nuttal & test the organisation/logistics ready for a planned Feb 2020 event over the full 45 mile Pendle Way route.

It was well run with 4 checkpoints to refill water & grab a bit of food. The weather was perfect, not too cold & very little wind. The first 5 miles were off the Pendle Way until Laneshawbridge Bridge then the off road / trails started taking everyone along Boulsworth Bottoms, Catlow Bottoms, Walverden Reservoir, Brierfield, Higham, Newchurch in Pendle, Pendle Hill, Barley then back to the finish in Barrowford.

Five intrepid BFR runners toed the line, Diane "Maccers" MacDonald, Tim Pigot, Paul Elcock, Andy Berry & Gary Bradley. Andy bagged a win, Gary Bradley came home in 5th with Tim & Paul following not far behind. Diane took it as a social event,  so hooked up & ran with three “hunks” from Trawden AC.     Everyone had a great day & also raised money for a deserving cause - Doing it for Laura.   She and her mum are members of Trawden AC.   If anyone wants to donate to this cause, please follow the link below.


Last week, the Runners & Riders race was held to celebrate Ted Mason achieving the age of 40.    For many of us, it feels that Ted has always been around, because nearly a quarter of a century ago, he was taking part in the BOFRA races as a junior.  It was only when he moved up to the senior ranks that he started to blossom as a fell runner and he quickly earned his reputation of being the best descender bar none.  His successes are too numerous to mention, but one achievement he will be proud of is that he was won every race in the Upper Wharfedale Valley.

Not only is Ted an outstanding fell runner , but he always has a cheerful disposition and is always a pleasure to meet up with.  

Over the years, Andy Holden has taken many pictures of Ted on the fells and for his birthday, he has put together a montage of forty  of these pictures.  He has presented Ted with a large printed edition of this and a copy is above.

From everyone at Barlick, thank you Ted for some great memories over the years and we look forward to seeing you out again in the future in your new vet category.

They do not call it Windy Hill for nothing, let alone on a day like today.  What a race for Karen Lemon to make her comeback.  However, you have to make a start somewhere and it is good to see her back out racing.

168 Danny Butterworth 1:38:15
180 Karen Lemon 1:39:49

52 James Austin 41:36 
248 Richard Starkie 51:37

29 Jethro Whitfield 25:37 
72 Shane Muller 28:55
104 Tony Duffy 31:11
165 Kristian Clayton 43:36 

Another outstanding performance from Lorraine Slater.  Eighth overall.  Second lady and first LV40.  Wow.

8 Lorraine Slater 4:07:13 (2nd Woman, 1st W40)

A great run from Ian Cocks in this race, coming home in 5th place.  But what might have been?  If he had not taken a wrong turn, he would probably have been third.  Still a good effort though.

5 Ian Cocks 1:36:32

19 Andy Berry 34:36
20 Tim Chadwick 34:57 
89 Hannah Newbold 46:19 

150 runners 

26 Ben Hoyle 3:13:39
55 Scott McCredie 3:29:11

80 Daren Holdsworth 30:38

1 Jon Cleaver 19:19 New PB
7 Molly Ralphson 23:08
26 Connor Fitzpatrick 27:07
34 George Fitzpatrick 28:08

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.