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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Barlick Fell Runners came into being on 1 January 2013 and 7 weeks later, membership has grown to 50. We did not anticipate such rapid growth at the outset and it perhaps demonstrates that there was a latent demand for a running club in the Barnoldswick area.

If you think that you might be interested in joining the club or think that you might be interested in taking up running, why not come to one of our training runs. We cater for all abilities and you do not have to be good. The common thread throughout the club is not ability, but a love of running. Give Stephen Chew, our club secretary a ring and let him know that you will be coming and you will be made most welcome.


It was supposed to 26.2 miles, but long distance Barlick stalwart, Mick Plummer measured it at 27.5 miles with 4,500 ft of ascent. He completed it in 5 hours, 53 minutes. Most runners would need at least a month to recover from such a race, but what is amazing about Mick is that he does this sort of thing on a regular basis.


Any Witch Way, But Loose

Simon Franklin travelled a fair distance to get to this event, but he thoroughly enjoyed it, so much so that he has written an account of his night.

Simon's Account

There was a turnout of 33 runners for the first of this type of orienteering event. Competitors ran it as individuals, in pairs or in teams. Once your time had started, you were given a map with locations marked on it, each with a varying points value and you quickly had to decide your strategy to amass the most points by visiting various check points. Penalty points were deducted for being over the allotted time of one hour. It was a fun event, with much debate in the pub afterwards about the choice of route and check points visited.

The winner was Mark Nutter of Clayton who has a history of excelling in this type of event. He finished just ahead of Peter Stobbs with Sam Wadsworth in third place. A good run saw Jean Brown finish 1st lady and 4th overall and the first pair were Debbie Gowans and Vickie Mousley, who were fifth overall.

Full Results

Two Barlick members, Andy Berry & Michael Thistlethwaite, along with ten other attendees, went along to this course, which was held in the Peak District. When the course was concluded, a competition was held and each member had to go out into the Peak District and visit 15 locations. The Barlickers took the first two places. It will be interesting to see how these two fare in the Night Points Scoring Event.

Full Report from Andy Berry

Barlick Fell Runner vests are now starting to appear all over and another one was spotted at this race, worn by Junior Member, James Daggett. He finished the U12 race in 51st position in a time of 14:26.

Another impressive outing from Karl Gray who just managed to pip Tim Ellis to the post. With Alex Whittem coming third, this gave Calder Valley the top three places.

Of the Barlickers, Shaun Chew was in 12th position approaching Flower Scar Summit and then, having taken a different route to the majority of runners, he found himself in 22nd place. However, he clawed his way back through the field to finish in an impressive 5th position. The positions of all the Barlick runners were as follows:

5 Shaun Chew 53:46
39 Sam Wadsworth 57:44
40 Andy Berry 57:55
93 Luke Wallwork 64:09
129 Dave Halliday 68:41
139 Pete Jackson 69:42
153 Craig Childs 71:49
162 Glenn Whittaker 72:38

Des Walkden is the latest member to take part in this Saturday morning 5K race. For his first attempt, he finished in 15th position in a time of 20:50.

Another good turnout of at least twenty five runners for the popular pub run evening. The more experienced runners went up Sharp Haw, whilst the beginners took an easier off road route. The post run beer and chilli con carne went down well.

Andrew Carson entered this event and was rewarded with a PB, knocking a minute off his previous time.

The racing season is starting to get under way and Barlick Fell Runner shirts are starting to be seen up and down. These were the three Barlickers in this race.

Everyone started well. Sam was leading the club out of Old Town towards the fells, a few seconds in front of Scott. Pete was following on behind, a little further down the field. After check point 2, Sam followed a group that did not take the best line, which allowed Scott and the main body of runners to pass them. However, at this point, both were running well, in the top thirty.

When they had passed check point 4, Sam started to feel a lack of energy, but he kept going and he maintained his position. However, as the race progressed, this lack of energy began to take its toll and he gradually dropped down the field, going slower and slower until at Check point 10, he decided to pull out.

However, Scott Baistow was continuing to run a cracking race and at one point he was in 17th position. On the return, he was 24th as he went through check point 11 and looked to be on for a good finish. But once he was out onto the open moor, because of the terrain, he decided to walk for a spell and he could not get running again. He was suffering the same as Sam - he had just run out of energy. He did keep going until the finish, but on that last spell, he lost nearly 70 places.

In the meantime, Pete Jackson kept going at his steady pace to finish in 82nd place and lead the Barlickers home. He has written an interesting account of the day and it describes this race from a runner's perspective.

The final positions were:

82 Pete Jackson
92 Scott Baistow
DNF Sam Wadsworth

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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.