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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Alistair Brownlee took part in this race and, as you might expect, he won it in a time of 38:28.  His brother Jonny also took part, put was prevented from taking 2nd place by Mark Buckingham of Holmfirth.   8 second behind Jonny was the Peter Pan of fell running, Ian Holmes.  Only 24 seconds separated all these runners.

Julian Hood came home in 12th place in a time of 41:45 and John Boothman, still aching from his skiiing holiday, finished in 146th place in a time of 53:49.

Some great performances at Ribble Valley.  Many Barlickers got PBs and were led home by the ever improving Ian Livesey in a cracking time of 32:57.

35 Ian Livesey 32:57 PB
39 Chris Singleton 33:20 PB
124 Andy Berry 37:10 PB
213 Andrew Chew 39:05 PB
239 Mark Sandamas 39:33
246 Derek Walkden 40:08 PB
435 Richard Starkie 44:19 PB
551 Michael Alexander 47:05

18 Michael ALEXANDER 26:39

30 Emma BAILEY 23:41
74 Gary BAILEY 30:21

The Brownlees enjoy this Boxing Day outing and when they turn up, they demonstrate why they are international athletes.

1 Alistair Brownlee, Bingley, 37:03
2 Jonny Brownlee, Bingley
3 Tom Adams, Ilkley

8 Julian Hood 41:06

Lots of runners out in this race, many of them in fancy dress.  The race was won by James Logue of Calder Valley.  The Barlickers finished:

13 Rob Weir 27:32
32 Sam Wadsworth 29:25
64 Lee Edwards 31:55

426 runners turned out for this, but only one Barlicker.  The results are:

1 Tom Adams 31:44
2 Simon Bailey 32:23
3 Rob Hope 32:44

129 Des Walkden 44:04

6 John BOOTHMAN 21:21
12 Jennifer HIRD 22:41
49 Gary BAILEY 29:24 New PB

25 Lorna HARGREAVES 26:29

The league tables do not appear on the mid lancs web site and members may be interested to know our current league positions.

Ladies 2nd Division Three

Men 1st Division Three
        3rd Division Four

Men V40 2nd Division Three

The top two teams in each division get promoted.

Full League Tables

The second annual general meeting of the club took place on the above date and was an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come in the short two year's of our existence and to plan for the future.  The main points of the meeting were:

  • Nick Treitl stood down from the committee for family reasons, but remained as cross country captain.
  • Remaining committee members re-elected unopposed.
  • Five new member elected to the committee.
  • Club membership now stands at 136.
  • Cash at the bank at the year end was £1,260
  • Membership fees to increase to £10 to cover increased English Athletics affiliation costs and the cost of funding teams for relay and cross country races.

Full Minutes of AGM

This race saw Chewy return to the fells where he a good battle with Chris Miller from Harrogate Harriers.  In the end, Chris was quicker on the descent and opened up a good gap in the last mile.  Also running was Chris Smale and a return to action for Rob Weir.

All runners finished in thew top twenty and resulted in Barlick being first team.

2 Stephen Chew 50:17
6 Chris Smale 53:42
15 Rob Weir 56:55

Barlick managed to field a total of 5 teams in this race and were rewarded by having three of them in the top ten, with the "A" team comfortably winning the race.  The first leg pair of Gary Shaw & Nick Treitl finished just behind Bingley with Wharfedale in third place.  Stephen Chew and Julian Hood took over and quickly passed Bingley, as did the Wharfedale pair of Ted Mason & Spencer Riley.  By the time they reached the Murder Mile, Stephen & Julian had already opened up a fair gap over 2nd team Wharfedale.  In the early part of the leg Stephen had been setting the pace, but once on the top, Julian took over at the front with Chewy struggling to keep up with the blistering pace that he was setting. By the change over at the Busfield Arms, they had opened up a six minute lead which the chasing teams never managed to close. 

The Barlick "B" team were never far behind the third team place and started the last leg with a deficit of 2 minutes.  However, Bingley had a strong last leg pair and they stretched their lead by another three minutes to finish just behind Wharfedale.

Incredibly, our "C" team also finished in the top ten.

It was touch and go who would come in first between our ladies team and our "D" team, with the ladies just shading it and again taking the third team place, although with a faster overall time than last year.

It was a good day for Barlick and was only marred by Pete Beresford being taken off to hospital with a suspected broken ankle and Emma Bailey falling and banging her head with the winning line only a short distance away. 

Provisional top teams

1 Barlick "A" 3:27:01
2 Wharfedale 3:33:09
3 Bingley 3:33:39
4 Barlick "B" 3:38:46
5 Keighley & Craven "A" 3:54:25
6 Queensbury 4:05:01
7 Keighley & Craven "B" 4:07:45
8 Barlick "C" 4:14:48
9 Bingley "B" 4:18:37
10 Baildon 4:22:01
11 Pudsey Pacers 4:27:51
12 Craven Energy 4:28:22
13 Otley Mixed Team 4:31:23
14 Bingley Ladies 4:34:17
15 Wharfedale Ladies 4:35:22
16 Pudsey Pacers Mixed 4:37 17
17 Heptenstall 4:40:10
18 Barlick Ladies 4:47:50
19 Barlick "D" 4:50:28

Barlick Fell Runners were out in force round the town today, not actually running, but helping to marshal this event in aid of Bosom Friends Cancer Charity.  Above are a few pictures of the runners coming along Rainhall Road.

The Gravy Pud is a category BS fell race of 5 miles/1001ft, from the village of Tintwistle, on the edge of the Peak District.

It was very cold and wet at the start of this race.   Almost all of it was on good, runnable tracks (albeit very muddy in places) with no visibility problems and the more exposed area was well marshalled.   

The route heads up on to the moors above the village, initially via a farm track leading to the local high point of Lees Hill before descending through the trees of Swallows Wood, and along the top edge of Arnfield Reservoir, to re-join the farm track back to the finish.

The winner was Tom Saville of Dark Peak Fell Runners in a time of 35 minutes 59 seconds.
Richard Treitl finished 142nd in 1:01:08s.

There were 155 finishers.

5 Ian Livesey 55:33

60 Lee EDWARDS 32:05

16 Lorna HARGREAVES 24:49

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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.