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

Andrew Carson had a good run this weekend finishing 6th in this race and on a tough course was only 15 seconds off his PB.

6 Andrew Carson 38:04
110 Gary Parkinson 50:48

14 Charlie Murgatroyd  18:30

Last year, we said that we would improve with more experience of this race and so it turned out.  From our 18th place finish last year, we moved up ten places for a top ten finish - a top ten dominated by some seriously strong teams. 

Marc Hartley & Julian Hood  were our fist leg runners and they handed over in 10th position.  The second leg runners of Stephen Chew and Matt Lalor had the teams in front in their sight and they were already closing the gap on the long upward pull from the change over point.  In the course of the leg, a lot of teams changed places, with one team flying past our runners as they tip toed down the tricky descent from Thornthwaite Beacon.  However they must have passed a few teams themselves, as they handed over in 8th place to Luke Maude and Shaun Chew.  They disappeared up Red Screes into the mist and were not to be seen again until the handover at Sykeside.  They completed the leg in a good time of just over 56 minutes, pulling back another place in the process.  However,  at the handover, there was a problem with the dibber.  As Shaun went to insert his dibber into the machine, he realised that it had fallen to pieces and that the end was missing.  This caused some confusion with the marshals as to what to do and they eventually handed them a replacement and sent them on their way.  However, over a minute in time and two places were lost at the changeover as a result.  Nick Treitl and Jimmy Craig set off determined to regain those positions and found themselves chasing the Bingley last leg pair of Rob Jebb and Ian Holmes.  On the final descent, they came to a gate just behind them and Jimmy jumped the gate to get his nose in front.   Ian Holmes was still hold of the gate when Nick did the same.  It was then a sprint to the finish, with our pair just managing to keep their noses in front until the finish line. 

Our Leg Times and Places were:

10 Marc Hartley & Julian Hood 41:03
8 Stephen Chew & Matt Lalor 1:13:21  1:54:24
7 Luke Maude & Shaun Chew 56:26  2:50:50
8 Jimmy Craig & Nick Treitl 1:17:33  4:08:23

Top Ten Teams

1 Borrowdale 3:39:59
2 Calder Valley 3:42:22
3 Dark Peak 3:50:44
4 Wharfedale 3:58:40
5 Ambleside 4:00:53
6 Dark Peak Vets 4:07:34
7 Keswick 4:07:36
8 Barlick 4:08:23
9 Bingley 4:08:29
10 Westerlands 4:10:03

4 Derek WALKDEN 20:21
6 James FENT 21:04
67 Helen STEAD 29:08
74 Jenna BOOTHMAN 30:27
75 John BOOTHMAN 30:37

16 Lorna HARGREAVES 23:46 New PB

Stuart Bryan, John Boothman, Pete Beresford and Dave Halliday went up today for a recce of the Langdale Race (see pictures above).  Their conclusion - it will be a tough one. 

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.