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

Gathering Winter Fools Relay - Saturday 14 December 2013

Rachel Lowther & Linda Bostock on Leg One Rachel Lowther & Linda Bostock on Leg One Woodentops

Men's Team - 2nd

Ladies Team - 3rd


There were two great team performances today.  For the men, Gary Shaw and Matt Lalor set off well and on their leg trailed just behind the Bingley A team, a position they maintained until the end, finishing in front of the Wharfedale team, who were third.  They then handed over to Julian Hood and Stephen Chew who had closed down the gap with Bingley by the time they got to the 'Murder Mile'.  At that stage, there was no sign of Wharfedale and Bingley B team had moved into 3rd place.  The runners disappeared out of sight as they went across the moors, but when they reappeared, approaching the Keighley Gate Road, they had opened up a huge gap on Bingley and they handed over a three minute lead to third leg team, Andy Berry and Lucas Payne.  They set off with much determination and maintained this lead to give a two minute lead to the final runners Shaun Chew & Sam Wadsworth.  In the course of this leg, Bingley regained the lead and went on to win the race with a 2 minute lead, which, after the excitement of our strong lead in the middle of the race, was a little disappointing, but on reflection, it was a tremendous achievement for the club, that after only one year in existence, it  could push a top club like Bingley so closely.

At the start of the race, there was also much excitement that we were able to field a ladies team and with so many of the team new to running, we were hoping that they would get round and finish in a reasonable position.  Well the ladies did the club proud.  Rachel Lowther and Linda Bostock took the first leg and handed over to Sarah Tipler and Helen Glover.  They ran a tremendous leg, pushing the ladies team into third place.  They handed over to Sarah Jarvis and Lucy Beresford who had a good run to hold on to this lead to hand over to final leg runners Emma Bailey and Helen Stead.  They ran their hearts out and Helen was absolutely exhausted at the end, but they had done it - they had held on to 3rd place.  This was an amazing performance from our girls and augurs well for development for our ladies group in the future.

The top places were:

Men

1 Bingley 'A' 3:23:11
2 Barlick 3:25:17
3 Bingley 'B' 3:37:28

Women

10 Wharfedale 4:18:14
11 Bingley 4:20:55
16 Barlick 5:00:27

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.