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
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Fountains Abbey Trail Race - 28 April 2013

Lucas Payne has been nursing an injury for some time and he entered this race to see if his body was on the mend.  Here is his report of the day.

It was a very cold, windy day.  224 runners all lined up, or should I say huddled together, off went the hooter and we were away.

The route was very interesting in that it was a mix of trail, soft sometimes very muddy ground and normal narrow tarmac roads,  basically an uphill first section, then undulating and finally a killer hill at the end. Super views were the order of the day.

I was delighted at finishing 8th in a time of 38:09.  However, I was brought back to planet Earth when the fellow who had pursued me relentlessly from the start finished just behind me. Heasked my age to see if I had robbed him of a prize. I said that I was 44.   He said "That's fine, I am a vet 55. OK,  I may look like Gollum off Lord Of The Rings, but that made me realize that I was almost dead ...  you have to laugh.

My lady wife and her chum also finished their first 10k race in 1 hour.  Round of applause. You never know, we may tempt them to sign up to BFR.

The Race Director and his colleagues really did organise a super event, very well marshalled.  Hot drinks, flapjack and bananas for the finishers - many thanks to them all.

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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.