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

Mid-Lancs Cross Country League

This league is divided into four divisions and any new clubs joining the league must start in division four.  Unfortunately, when the club results are published, they do not separate them out into the different divisions and they are all clumped together. To make matters worse, they do not publish the divisional tables as the season progresses and it is only now that these tables have been compiled.  These show that the top of Division Four is as follows:

Club Races Points
Barlick Fell Runners 3 21
Liverpool Harriers & AC 2 20
Lancaster University 2 17

One thing we have learnt so far is that results can be very unpredictable.  Everyone felt that the race at Hyndburn was very tough, which it was, but we came away with 9 points.  On the other hand, the team performed well at Liverpool, yet only amassed 4 points.  That was down to the fact that it attracted a lot of local clubs, many of whom ran in Division Four.  If a lesson is to be learnt from this, it is that we need to turn up at every race, because at the end of the season, they only include your best four races and low scoring races, such as Liverpool, will be ignored and you cannot predict in advance those races where you will score well.

We have made a good start to this league, but the pressure is on us to maintain the momentum.

The next race in the series is on 11 January at Barrow in Furness.

 

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.