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

Gathering Winter Fools Relay - 13 December 2014

Rachel Lowther & Jennifer Hird on Leg One Rachel Lowther & Jennifer Hird on Leg One Woodentops

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

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.