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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Sunday, 06 October 2013

Ian Hodgson Mountain Relay - 6 October 2013

The end result was that Barlick were 19th overall in 4:29:37.

It was a day of highs and lows.  Everyone set off from Patterdale and there was Barlick, the new boys, in second place, as they made their way up  the steep ascent to Boredale Hause.  The commentator on the loud speaker at Patterdale was perplexed.  His commentary was, "Borrowdale are in the lead, closely followed by... er ... Barlick...".  Gary Shaw and Stephen Chew, first leg runners, then moved into the lead and things were looking good. But the Ian Hodgson relay is not so simple.  Clag covered the tops of the hills and suddenly our leaders were not so sure of the route.  They waited for others to catch them up and then they discovered that lines which looked good in a recce were not quite so good on the race day.  The long and the short of it was that at the changeover at Hartsop, Barlick were in 8th place.

Sam & Scott then took over and ascended into the clag and into the head wind which now included rain.  Sadly this leg lost many places, although they were not the only ones to do so.  Helm Hill, who were 10th at Hartsop suddenly found themselves in 1st place, much to the surprise of their 3rd leg runners who were not ready to set off.  Our third leg team of Andy Hirst & Pete Jackson set off into the rain and mist in 23rd place.  Despite their years, their experience of Lakeland races soon made itself felt and they gained two places to hand over in 21st place. 

Nick Treitl and Shaun Chew set off on the final leg, again in poor conditions and an exciting sprint finish saw them finish just in 19th position, just in front of Ilkley.

Although we hoped that we might do better in this race, given that we are a new club, we perhaps did not do too bad against clubs with runners who have years of experience in this event.   Afterwards, everyone agreed that we learnt a lot on the day and that next year, with a little bit of experience ourselves under our belt, we will do much better.

The race was extremely well organised, there was a great atmosphere and it was great taking part in this Lakeland classic.  Roll on next year.

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