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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Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

This race took place at Arley Hall, Northwich.  It was a very well organised  event on fast, flat country lanes, which for the most part were closed off. With the still, warm weather, the conditions were ideal.  
The results were as follows
Winner - Russell Bently, Kent AC 30:21
13 Nick Treitl 33:51 (PB)
299 Richard Treitl 48:14 (PB)

There were 700 finishers.

2 Lucas Payne 18:12
20 Marcus Payne 21:14
31 Lex Payne 22:40 New PB
44 Mason Payne 24:02 New PB

5 Martin Carson 20:19
13 John Boothman 21:45 New PB
92 Michelle Hird 37:03

The Ilkley Triathlon is a Sprint Distance event with a 500m indoor swim, followed by a 14.5km bike (3x laps of a 4.8km circuit) and a 4.8km run (1x lap of the same circuit).   The swim was indoors.

Dave Halliday took part and finished as follows:

162 Dave Halliday 1:18:02

327 finishers.

This is a BS 3m / 650ft race. Richard Treitl finished in 26th position (out of 37) in a time of 29:48

Fifteen year old Lloyd Davies entered the U17 race and finished in 6th place in a time of 25:19.

Winner - Martin Cain, GM Fire & Rescue, 35:29

7 Dan Taylor 37:23

111 finishers.

A few Barlickers went up for this race and finished as follows:

Winner - Murray Strain

7 Nick Treitl 1:15:59
11 Shaun Chew 1:19:20
25 Simon Kelly 1:34:05

8 John BOOTHMAN 21:48 New PB
18 Michael ALEXANDER 23:08
65 Kathryn PAYNE 28:43 New PB
75 Helen STEAD 30:52 New PB

This duathlon is a 10K run, a 22K bike ride, finishing with a 5K run.  Des Walkden went down for this event, which he says was really well organised.  The weather was shocking, but he was very happy with his time of 1:54:01 and an overall placing of 62nd and 7th in his age category.

612 Entries.

Winner - David Rigby, Preston Harriers - 37:52.

57 Richard Treitl 54:02

78 finished.

Winner - Jack Simpson, Leeds City - 14:11

17 Scott Baistow 18:13

Winner - Chris Roberts, York Knavesmire - 37:11

3 Dan Taylor 38:04

1 Kenenisa Bekele 1:00:09

55 Stephen Chew 1:12:45
1386 John Boothman 1:32:30
1653 Andrew Driver 1:33:49
1814 Al Davies 1:40:30
12540 Rachel Lowther 1:56:25
21521 Maggie Bugler 2:10:07
31923 Judith Blades 2:30:56


Shaun Chew decided not to to race this year and this left the field open for Nick Treitl to win the race.  On the descent from the summit, the course was not flagged very well and Nick was heading in the wrong direction, but very sportingly, young Robbie Johnstone of Wharfedale pointed him the right way.  Shaun turned up to return the trophy which he thought was for winning the race, but it turned out that it was not for the winner, but for the first Wharfedaler.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

1 Nick Treitl 10:41
13 Dave Halliday 12:51

18 Michael ALEXANDER 23:05 New PB
59 Helen STEAD 32:43
67 Michelle HIRD 34:25 New PB

Richard Treitl selected this race for his weekly turn out and his comments on it were:

It was a bright sunny day and the race had good mix of terrain - fields, farm tracks, rocky paths and a long stretch through bracken which was difficult to negotiate. The one big climb (up Higger Tor) came just around the half way point and after that it was a steady surge for the finish line. The conditions underfoot were generally good but I did manage to find a bog resulting in my right leg disappearing briefly, only to re-emerge covered in the familiar peat stains that one would find in the remote parts of Pendle. It was, of course, no surprise to me that I was the only one to have suffered this indignation!

Finishing position.

Winner - Richard Bond of Dark Peak, 39:07

139 Richard Treitl 1:02:21

200 Starters

There is only one way to sum up this session and that is - "What a great night".

Everyone met up at the Anchor, except for a few stragglers and they jogged on the canal bank to Foulridge as a warm up. Just as the session was about to start, up turned the stragglers.  The penalty for them was that there was no recovery time, as the run started as soon as they arrived.

James Craig went into an early lead and on any other night, he might have had Nick Treitl chasing him, but Nick had "Ben legs" and as a result, he was below par.

The run finished at the bridge by the Silent Night factory in Barnoldswick and as anticipated, James Craig won it in time of 16:13, a full minute in front of 2nd place Dan Taylor.

As might have been expected, Sarah Tipler led home the ladies, followed by Rachel Lowther.

It was nice to see so many of our new lady runners out on the night and also to see so many runners, including the new ladies, achieve a personal pb for this measured 5K run. 

There was a great atmosphere with everyone stopping on to cheer in all the runners and it is an event that we should perhaps repeat in the not too distant future.

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