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

Jack Wood of Ilkley won the race in 36:21.  Only Des out from Barlick and he finished 37th with a time of 46:27.  There were 84 finishers.

Video of Race

This challenge was thrown down some time ago to see who could get to the top of the drag first.  It was between Stuart Bryan on the bike and Stephen Chew running.   The race did not start at the Anchor, but further up the lane where the incline gets a little steeper.  This event morphed into a money raising event for Pendleside Hospice and a surprisingly large crowd turned out and lined the route.  No sooner had the race started, from the top of the Drag, you could hear the cheering from the spectators lining the route.  Chewy went into a lead which was gradually whittled down and for a period the two contestants were side by side.  However, towards the end, Stuart managed to open up a gap and take the honours.  The times were:

Stuart Bryan 2:10
Stephen Chew 2:22

With pledges made on line and money collected on the night, the event raised £430 for Pendleside Hospice.

Pete and Lucy Beresford returned to take part in this race again.  Pete finished in a time of 1:02:47, an improvement of 2 minutes from last year, whist Lucy, with a time of 1:11:28, enjoyed an improvement of 8 minutes.

32 Pete Beresford 1:02:47
43 Lucy Beresford 1:11:28

The race winner was Alex Whittem of Calder Valley in a time of 34:54.   

2 Chris Smale 35:49

The course record was 37:27 and this was beaten by the first three finishers.  Third to finish was Ashley Holt of Rossendale in a time of 35:53.

A video of the race from Woodentops is now available on you tube at  

14 Emma BAILEY 22:24
24 Lucy BERESFORD 23:44 New PB
64 Hazel O'HARA 30:29 New PB
80 Gary BAILEY 35:09
100 Susan HIRD 46:22

5 Lucas PAYNE 18:15
17 James MACDONALD 20:20
36 Daniel CHEW 22:08

A first win for Lee Parrington since joining the club.  It was his first Park Run at Cuerden Valley too.

1 Lee PARRINGTON 18:48

19 Richard Lowther 14:38

Provisional Results

Some good performances from the Barlickers with the men taking positions 2 & 3 and our two ladies taking the first two ladies places.

The Barlickers finished in this race as follows:

2 Julian Hood 41:18
3 Luke Maude 42:27
5 Andy Berry 43:20
9 Andy Driver 46:20
14 Lorraine Slater 49:05 1st lady
15 Chris Smedley 49:20
16 David Halliday 50:16
17 John Boothman 50:40
23 Rachel Lowther 53:56 2nd lady
24 Peter Jackson 53:59
31 Jack Ingham 56:49
42 Jean Rawlinson 1:04:35

Andrew Carson won this race in a time of 8:53.  Harley Treitl was 5th overall and 1st U9 in a time of 10:59, an improvement of 2 minutes on his time last year.

All Our Yesterdays

What were you doing, just round the corner of your mind, sixteen years ago in this race?  Surprisingly enough, a few of the present Barlickers were there.  Sam Wadsworth won the event.  Glenn Whittaker came 7th and a young Sam Watson.(not a Barlicker, but we all know Sam) came 9th. And look at the very young Sarah Tipler taking the first junior girl prize.

                                          Newspaper Clipping

As you might expect in a race which takes place in the Wharfedale valley, Ted Mason ran out a comfortable winner in time of 37 minutes.

10 Charlie Murgatroyd 42:59

165 Michael Thistlethwaite 5:04

500 ran


Posted at 13:08 13/06/15

Photographs by Woodentops (Set One)

Photographs by Woodentops (Set two)

Once again, Jimmy Craig won this race, this year knocking off over a minute from his winning time of last year. His winning time of 38:08 was the second fastest time recorded over this course.   He finished with a comfortable lead over the second place runner, the new lease of life veteran runner Chris Smale.  Chris finished first V50 and by implication first V40 and V45. In third place was young up and coming runner Jordan McDonald, who has just turned 17.  Watch out for this young man in the future.

The women's race was won by another young up and coming talent, Elizabeth Greenwood, who is only age 16.  She was followed home by Lynne Clough of Chorley AC and Lorraine Slater of Barlick.

Both the Barlick men and the Barlick women were first teams.

Barlick finishing positions:

1 Jimmy Craig 38:08
2 Chris Smale 40:05
4 Marc Hartley 41:20
5 Shaun Chew 41:24
7 Andy Berry 41:58
8 Ian Beresford 42:09
11 Sam Gibbs 42:44
13 Andrew Chew 43:16
16 Lee Edwards 44:24
28 Andrew Carson 46:30
33 James Fent 47:23
43 Lorraine Slater 48:12
46 Jonathan Boothman 48:47
55 John Boothman 50:13
66 Glenn Whittaker 51:49
67 Jen Hird 51:53
72 Angela Donlan 52:57
73 Michael Alexander 53:36
80 Paula Clark 55:10
90 David Cockell 58:41
92 Jack Ingham 59:17
93 Karen Brindle 59:24
103 Elliot Halliday 1:01:19
104 Dave Halliday 1:01:19
109 Richard Treitl 1:02:24

130 Ran

Chris Smale is enjoying a new lease of life at the moment.  Last week, in the Blencathra race, he was not far off the V50 record.  In this race, he went one better.  He won the race outright in a time of 16:07.

Chris describes this as a great little race which deserves more support than it gets.

Full results follow as soon as they are available.

Thousands of keen runners basked in summer sunshine as they took part in the iconic Blaydon Race last night.

The famous road race returned on “the ninth of June” for the 34th consecutive year, covering 5.7 miles of tarmac from Collingwood Street in Newcastle City Centre to Shibdon Road playing fields in Blaydon.

About 4,000 runners took part, many representing North East running clubs, but our Mark Nutter was also there sporting his Barlick vest. He completed the 5.7 mile course in a time of 45:38, finishing 182 in his age category

The results for this race are now in the results section and contain a couple of interesting facts.  One is that Chris Smale was both first V45 and first V50.  Also his time was only two minutes outside the V50 record.

The second is that Barlick were first team, beating local clubs Keswick and Borrowdale.

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.