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


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Three Barlick vests were on display for this race and all three appeared to be going well.  They finished as follows:

13 Dan Taylor 38:54
26 Andrew Carson 40:08
40 Derek Walkden 42:25

Full Results

Des Walkden achieved a new pb of 20:45, which he is quite pleased about, having run in the Burnley Lions 10K the previous evening.

The final results are now out and it turns out that Barlick Fell Runners finished in 13th place, ahead of many of the established clubs. 

Well done to all concerned, especially to Gary Bradley who stepped in at the very last minute to cover an illness.

14 Des Walkden 20.52

26 Chris Smedley 32:59

Those of us in our advancing years can remember when the present Cumbria was Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire.  Each one hosted at least one of the Lakes highest peaks.  This race visits each of the old counties and makes its way to the top of their respective peaks, Sca Fell Pike, Helvellyn and Coniston Old Man.  This involves a race distance of 37 miles and an ascent of over 10,000 ft.  Andy Hirst loves the Lake District and this sort of race. You have to run it in pairs and he normally teams up with Pete Jackson.  This year, Pete was injured and he therefore joined up Simon Franklin who had also lost his partner through injury.  Below is a link to Andy's account of the day.  For anyone who knows the Lake District, Andy's graphic descriptions take you round those fells and valleys and as you read through it, you realise the magnitude of the challenge that this race represents.

There is also a link to Simon's account who has written his it from the stand point of someone for whom this was his first experience of this race.

Andy's Report

Simon's Account

Leg One.  Gary Shaw & Nick Treitl. 4th

Leg Two. Scott Baistow & Michael Thistlethwaite. 15th

Leg Three. Gary Bradley & John Boothman. 19th

Leg Four. Sam Wadsworth & Andy Berry. 16th

Leg Five. Rob Weir & Dave Halliday.  18th

Leg Six. Stephen Chew & Shaun Chew 15th.

For a club that has only been in existence for 5 months, that is a good performance.  Well done to all those who took part.




Further updates will follow during the course of the day.

Rob Weir entered this race which is basically a run up Simon's Seat from Appletreewick and he finished in 6th place. 

Richard Treitl took part in this race today and finished 161st in a time of 2:28:48.

Full Results

The team for this Sunday's race is:

Leg One Leg Two Leg Three
Gary Shaw Scott Baistow Bob Jackson
Nick Treitl Michael Thistlethwaite John Boothman
Leg Four Leg Five Leg Six
Sam Wadsworth Rob Weir Stephen Chew
Andy Berry Dave Halliday Shaun Chew








The winner of this race was Spencer Riley of Wharfedale who finished in a time of 27:21.

A few Barlick enthusiasts of this league turned out for this race and they finished as follows:

9 Daniel Taylor 28:52
15 Rob Weir 29:13
41 Derek Walkden 31:49
103 Rachel Lowther 39:20


The race was won by Darren Kay of Pudsey & Bramley in a time of 31:45.

Of the Barlickers, new junior member Lloyd Davies had a cracking race to finish 14th overall and 1st U16 with a time of 37:56 and Mark Browne finished 82nd in a time of 48:37.

Provisional Full Results


Ian Livesey was out again today and he was another Barlicker to set himself a PB.

Ian Livesey 1:20:10 PB

Just one Barlick member in this race but he set himself a PB

Michael Alexander 47:24 PB

Full Results

There were twelve Barlick members in this race with three finishing in the top ten. Their final positions and finishing times were as follows:

7 Nick Treitl 33:26
9 Ian Livesey 33:49
10 Dan Taylor 33:50
14 Andy Berry 34:38
24 Andrew Carson 36:13
30 Stuart Bryan 36:52
45 Chris Smedley 38:32
48 Des Walkden 38:50
64 John Boothman 40:17
99 Michael Alexander 45:45
105 Richard Treitl 47:16
107 Rachel Lowther 48:09 (19th Lady)

Full Results

A completely new route for the pub run this week, going from Elslack up to Pin Haw, whilst the beginners group ran along the old railway line.

The word is that Chris Smedley took part in this race and finished 73rd with a time of 1:37:52.

John Boothman ran in this race as he was sponsored for the 'Bottle Stop' charity by the Barnoldswick & Earby Rotary Club.  He ran steady under doctor's orders, although not as steady as the doctor ordered and he finished 26th out of 158 with a time of 43:56.

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