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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Race Reports Archive
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After the first race in this season's league, Barlick A are leading division three, Barlick B are leading division four and the ladies are in third place in division four.  To cap all that off, our MV40 team is also leading division three.

Six Barlickers set off from Wycoller to Haworth on the Bronte Way - a race which was won by Wharfedale's Jack Smith, with two Barlickers in the top ten.  As usual, this race had a social ending with free beer, soup and a roll.

7 Andrew Driver 1:00 59
8 Charlie Murgatroyd 1:01:35
30 Rob Hodgkinson 1:06:28
31 Chris Smedley 1:06:38
39 Dave Halliday 1:08:15
49 John Boothman 1:09:31

Three Barlickers ran in this race on a course which started with a very fast first half.  The second half was much harder - uphill and into a strong wind.

19 Andy Berry  38:46
52 Sarah Tipler 43:29
89 Richard Starkie 46:12

337 finishers


First competitive race for a while for Stephen Chew. After running round into what felt like gale force winds, he finished in 3rd place in a time of 34:39.

It was an amazing start to the cross country season with a record number of Barlickers turning out to represent their club and this included a ladies team.

Having gained promotion last year the men's A team have started the season in Division 3 and the ladies in Division 4.

A great run from Sarah Tipler saw her finish in 4th place overall and great supporting runs from Jennifer Hird and Rachel Lowther saw them finish 14th team overall, which must put them in contention for top places in their division.

As for the men, there were Barlick shirts all the way through the field, with five runners, led by Jimmy Craig,  finishing in the top twenty.  Along with Chris Smale who finished in 32nd position, this made Barlick the first team overall out of all divisions, with the B team finishing 9th overall.  The vet's team were 7th overall.

This was indeed a very good start to the season.

Finishing positions

4 Sarah Tipler 24:32
52 Jennifer Hird 29:03
72 Rachel Lowther 30:03

7 Jimmy Craig 36:27
9 Chris Singleton 36:41
11 Nick Treitl 37:03
15 Marc Hartley 37:28
18 Shaun Chew 37:37
32 Chris Smale 38:57
38 Tom Corrigan 39:24
43 Ian Livesey 39:45
50 Lucas Payne 40:18
86 Andy Berry 42:43
115 Derek Walker 44:05
117 Andrew Chew 44:20
165 Dave Halliday 46:55
189 Lee Edwards 47:48
196 Michael Thistlethwaite 48:15
199 James Fent 48:21
238 Bob Jackson 52:55
267 James Stead 57:17
276 Robert Whipp 59:31
289 Richard Treitl 1:02:49

Team Results


14 Barlick


1 Barlick A
9 Barlick B

Men V40

7 Barlick A
28 Barlick B

This race was won by Ben Mounsey of CVFR in 30.48 with Ted Mason 2nd in 31.34.  The first lady was Victoria Wilkinson in 34.29.
John Boothman finished in 82nd place in a time of around 43 minutes.
There were 159 finishers and three people had to stand down from the start as they had no kit.

1 Julian Hood 17:28
102 Jenna BOOTHMAN 30:54
103 John BOOTHMAN 31:12

18 Lorna HARGREAVES 24:51

Matt Lalor finished 4th in this five mile Lancashire Championship race in a time of 27:20

Barlick are First Mixed Team

Brief report of the day by Andy Berry

The mixed team, comprising Rachel Lowther, Jennnifer Hird, Sarah Tipler, Andrew Carson, Andy Berry and Sam Gibbs, did the club proud by finishing in 88th position overall out of 213 starters and first mixed team.  Their combined time was 4:55:46.

A great run by Julian Hood saw him come home in 2nd place behind Danield Jenkin of Durham City Harriers.  John Boothman was a little way behind him, but he was saving himself for cyclo cross in the afternoon at Broughton Hall.

2 Julian Hood 46:47
49 John Boothman 62:02

Richard Treitl has been struggling for a couple of months with an injury, but things improved over the past two weeks and he was back out again on the fells in this race.

75 Richard Treitl 50:43

87 finishers.

4 Lee EDWARDS 21:08
8 Dave HALLIDAY 21:51
84 Jenna BOOTHMAN 31:20
85 John BOOTHMAN 31:21

15 Lorna HARGREAVES 23:49

13 Luke Maude 48:26
22 Andy Berry 49:45


103 Tabitha Berry 11:17.  Tabitha also won a prize for her fancy dress - see picture in gallery above.

Injury Impaired the training schedule for Michael Alexander, which explains why his time of 4:18:19 was slower than Edinburgh.  However, he still managed to finish the race.

Ian Livesey is continuing in the groove and this week, he managed to scoop first place at this race with a new PB of 34:26.

29 Craig Child 55:59

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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.