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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12 Luke Maude in 45.27
18 Julian Hood in 47.09
43 Mark Sandamas in 51.00
162 John Boothman  60.06
173 Angela Donlan 60.46
272 Hannah Newbold 68.21
413 finished and 2 DNF

4 Nicolas KENDALL 20:17
23 Sean FITZPATRICK 28:09
31 Connor FITZPATRICK 29:56
38 Susan HIRD 31:33
39 Graham WADSWORTH 34:24
40 Clover EDWARDS 36:01
44 Barbara MURZONE WADSWORTH 39:27
45 Claire MCGLASHAN 44:10
46 Lorraine BROADHURST 44:11

1 Lucas PAYNE 18:14
22 John BOOTHMAN 21:12

Last year, the top three finishers were Tom Adams, Simon Bailey and Rob Hope, in that order.  Those same three names were in the top three again, but in a different order.  Tom Adams led the field out and he looked as though he was once again going to boss it.  On the return, he was still leading on the track coming off the moors, but Rob Hope was up with him and you had to wonder if he was playing a tactical game and just waiting to pounce.  This year those two were way ahead of Simon Bailey who was in third place.  When it came to the run in, it was Rob who came out the better of the two, taking victory by 8 seconds and setting a new course and V40 record.

Andy Berry had a good run for Barlick, coming home in 23rd place in a field containing a lot of good runners with Dave Halliday in 132nd place.

Hannah Newbold had a good run out and appeared to be going very easily on the run in off the moors and looked very clean despite her face plant in a bog after the second descent.

1 Rob Hope 31:08
2 Tom Adams 31:12
3 Simon Bailey 33:12

23 Andy Berry 36:34
132 Dave Halliday 43:57
251 Hannah Newbold 51:07

We had a few juniors out in the Quarry Runs.The under 10s to U16s all ran together and that is how the results appeared.  We have tried to sort out category positions on a provisional basis, but these may be subject to error.

U8 Girls

29 Lucille Pickles 4:05
36 Chloe Boothman 4:34

53 starters

U10s, U12s,U14s, U16s, Combined Race

64 Harley Treitl 9:15 (U10 boy) (10th)
73 Jenna Boothman 9.50 (U 12 girl) (10th)
74 Elliot Halliday   9.59 (U 10 boy) (21st)
78  Oliver Whipp  10.08  (U 10 boy) (22nd)
81 Connor Fitzpatric  10.17 (U 12 boy) (23rd)
87 Harry Carpendale 10.57 ( U 10 boy) (24th)
113 Clover Edwards 12.22 (U 10 girl)

124 starters

The nice thing about John Boothman is that he just loves running.  He does not mess about targeting races or having a week off because he is saving himself.  If he is free and there is a race, he is out there racing.  He knows that he is not going to win, but he enjoys the run out, the freedom of the fells and afterwards a well earned pint and a chat with like minded people.

He was our only runner at this race.  He was 68th in a time of 56:41 out of a field of 125.  It was a bit slower time for him than last  year, which he puts down to the heavy going underfoot.

The race was won by Mark Nixon of Pudsey & Bramley in a time of 41:44 with Sam Tosh 2nd, Ian Holmes 3rd and Sam Watson 4th.

Question.  Will John run in The Stoop tomorrow?

It was a good win for our ladies team last Saturday and this week they have made it into Athletics Weekly.

35 Danny BUTTERWORTH 25:15
68 Susan HIRD 30:24
80 Graham WADSWORTH 32:04
99 Joanne MAURIZI 36:36

2 James TINGLE 18:55
14 Ben HOYLE 21:11

77 Lucy Beresford 43:25

Three pictures in the gallery above including the 'Cheeky Barlicker'

More picture of leg one in

What a day for the Barlick ladies.  They were third team in 2013, they were 3rd last year, but this year, they romped home in first place.  Jen Hird and Leanne Dinsdale got the team off to a good start by taking an early lead and handing over in first place to Kelly Whiteside and Lorraine Slater.  These are a good pair, but they were up against Wharfedale's top pairing of Emma Hopkinson & Lucy Needham and they dropped a place.   Then it was the turn of Lucy Beresford & Paula Cullen, who put everything into their leg and regained first place after the Wharfedale pairing made a navigational error.  Our last pair was Emma Bailey and Angela Donlan who set off like there was a charging bull after them and at that point, baring injury or accident, it looked like it was all over.  As it happened, they ran a cracking leg and opened up the gap even further on the chasing Wharfedale team.

The men's  A' team  got off to a good start and there was nothing between them and Bingley 'A' at the first hand over point at the White Lion.  By the Murder Mile, our pairing of Luke Maude and Julian Hood had opened up a 12 second gap on Bingley and they were a good two to three minutes in front of the chasing Wharfedale pair of Sam Watson & Ted Mason.  However, by the time they emerged out of the mist on the top of Ilkley Moor, things had changed dramatically.  Wharfedale had suddenly gone to the front and opened up a 90 second lead on the Barlick pair.  Last year, Julian Hood looked strong on this leg and was pulling a struggling Chewy round.  This year, it was Luke Maude who was pulling a struggling Julian round, who was battling with the cold and the wet.  However, at this stage, they still had a 30 second lead over Bingley.  However, by the finish, things had changed again as Chris Smale was struggling with a niggle on the last leg and this allowed Bingley to catch up and take second place and for Wharfedale to run out worthy winners.

However, behind them, there were some very sound performances from our 'B' team, who despite being at one time being closely pursued by Wharfedale 'B', managed to pull out a good lead and comfortably take 4th place. 

All in all, it was a pretty good day for the club.  We had five teams out of the top ten and all of our teams in the top thirteen.

The top teams finished as follows:

1 Wharfedale 'A' 3:27:58
2 Bingley 'A' 3:37:16
3 Barlick 'A' 3:38:54
4 Barlick 'B' 3:47:58
5 Wharfedale 'B' 3:59:15
6 Keighley & Craven 'A'4:08:17
7 Barlick 'C' 4:12:59
8 Barlick 'D' 4:23:28 (Vets)
9 Barlick Ladies 4:25:59 (1st Ladies Team)
10 Bingley 'B' 4:36:56
11Wharfedale Ladies 4:37:04 (2nd Ladies Team)
12 Keighley & Craven Mixed 4:50:19 (1st Mixed Team)
13 Barlick 'E' 4:57:59
14 Bingley Ladies 5:02:51 (3rd Ladies Team)
15 Keighley & Craven Mixed 'B' 5:02:54 (2nd Mixed Team)

A big thank you must go to Keighley & Craven for putting on this event.  It is a cracking relay race over a great course.  Thanks too must go to all the marshals who stood out in some very cold and wet weather. 

71 Graham WADSWORTH 33:05
76 Joanne MAUPIZI 35:47
86 Claire MCGLASHAN 44:54

2 James TINGLE 18:47

The tables for this league have now been updated and are in the results section.  They show that the 'A 'Team is firmly at top of Division Two with maximum points. and the 'B' Team is firmly at the top of Division Four.

The V40 team is in 2nd place in Division Two and therefore in a promotion position, but they are being hotly pursued by Chorley Athletic and Tri.

The ladies head Division Three and although they were not the first team at Liverpool, they beat those teams who might also be in contention and they increased their lead at the top of the table.  The ladies 'B' team suffered from not having a team out at Liverpool, but nevertheless, are 10th in the Division.

What dreadful weather it was for this "pub run" from Barnoldswick to Haworth.  However, despite that, a good time was had by all as the following account from Doc Bryan recalls.

A Christmas Carol in Haworth.

65 Susan HIRD 31:35
74 Graham WADSWORTH 33:46

It was a wet and wild night up Sharp Haw and 30 brave souls took up the Bedlamite challenge. However, they were rewarded with some fine ale in the Heifer afterward to warm us up.

4 Julian Hood 37:54
5 Andy Berry 37:59

The Liverpool Cross Country Challenge was the setting for this round of the league, where the league club runners were not only competing with each other, but also with the top British Athletes who were themselves competing for International Team places.  As a result, both the senior races set off like a veritable cavalry charge.  This certainly had an effect on our ladies team who were swept along at the start of their race and all would probably admit to going off too fast, particularly as this year, the weather meant that the race was run on energy sapping soft muddy ground. However, all three ladies dug in and earned the team valuable points in the league.

The senior men, being the last race of the day had to endure the worse conditions of all, but discounting the Internationals at the front of the field  came home in their usual closely packed formation.  The following are the overall places and times and are not the league positions.  That information will follow.

140 Matt Lalor 34:52
150 Marc Hartley 35:16
162 Ian Livesey 35:56
170 Nick Treitl 36:14
175 Luke Maude 36:27
215 Lee Parrington 37:40
220 Lucas Payne 37:58
226 Marc Sandamas 38:16
235 Andrew Chew 38:38
270 Ian Cocks 39:40
298 Andrew Carson 40:44
310 Gary Bradley 41:09
362 Marcus Payne 42:38
377 Des Walkden 42:59
378 Pete Beresford 43:03
467 Scott McCreadie 47:50
475 Richard Starkie 48:03
564 Rob Whipp 57:50

Ladies Race

118 Leanne Dinsdale 36:22
137 Angela Donlan 37:42
191 Hannah Newbold 43:05

U11 Boys

43 Harley Treitl 8:29
59 Jack Latham 8:56
65 Oliver Whipp 9:08
68 Logan McCreadie 9:22

U11 Girls

43 Jenna Boothman 9:08

Ghyll golf club was the setting for this year's presentation evening. The guest of honour this year was local marathon runner Ben Fish. Once again a great night and good to reward the exploits of the runners at the club in yet another year of success and progression. Thanks must go to Rachel Lowther who sorted the food and logistics and did a cracking job. The list of all the trophy winners is as follows:

Most improved Male- Tom Corrigan
Most improved Female- Paula Cullen
Biggest Parkrun improvement Female- Jenna Boothman
Biggest Parkrun improvement Male- Daniel Chew
Male Parkrun Champion- Andrew Chew
Female Parkrun Champion- Emma Bailey
Male Road Champion- Andrew Chew
Female Road Champion- Jen Hird
Male Cross Country Champion- Jimmy Craig
Female Cross Country Champion- Emma Bailey
Performance of the Year Male- Matt Lalor (Leicester Marathon)
Performance of the Year Female- 3 stage RR team
Vet40 male fell Champ- Dave Halliday
Vet50 male fell Champ- John Boothman
Senior Fell Champion- Luke Maude
Female Fell Champ- Lorraine Slater
Overall runner of the year Male- Jimmy Craig
Overall runner of the year Female- Lorraine Slater
Clubman of the year- James Stead

Well done everyone.  Once again a cracking year, More of the same in 2016.

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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.