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

1 Tom Adams, Ilkley 45:41.  A remarkable performance too from Victoria Wilkinson who finished 12th over all, setting a new female record of 49:41.

6 Jimmy Craig 48:25
11 Luke Maude 49:37
13 Nick Treitl 50:00
26 Sam Gibbs 55:19
45 Jock Boothman 59:07
112  Jack Ingham 1:12:37
127 Richard Treitl 1:19:05

Good performances from our runners, especially those who were recovering from the Blencathra race on Wednesday.

2 Julian Hood 1:31:21
186 Rachel Lowther 2:11:44

1 Lucas PAYNE 18:27
13 Emma BAILEY 22:26
94 Clover EDWARDS 32:50
95 Lee EDWARDS 32:51
96 Susan HIRD 33:13

Great run from Emma Bailey to record another 5k pb

66 Emma Bailey - 21:54 pb
79 Richard Starkie - 22:18

153 runners

Many races are described as being a "classic", but this race truly lives up to the term.  It is a tough race with diverse challenges spread out over eight miles.  When you run this race for the first time, you learn how best to run it.  The subsequent times give a truer reflection of your ability.  Against this background twenty intrepid Barlickers made the mid week trip to the Lakes to to take on this challenge.

There were some who should have perhaps never taken it on at this stage of their running careers.  Scott Boardman, Stuart Bryan, Jack Ingham and James Stead come to mind.  But they all showed great character, dug deep and finished the race and incredibly James Stead did not even come last.

At the other end of the field, Ricky Lightfoot once more showed has class and by Check Point One, he had already built up a comfortable lead. Surprisingly, at this stage, there were four Barlickers in the top ten, running as a group and occupying positions seven to ten.  By the end of the race, this group had split up slightly, with Jimmy Craig finishing in 5th place and demonstrating his ability to cope with all types of fell running.  This race was vastly different from the 15 minute up and down Bofra race where he finished 2nd last Sunday.  In 7th position and showing some of the talent that made him an awesome junior runner, was Luke Maude.  Our final top ten finisher was Nick Treitl and although he put in a cracking performance, he was somewhat shell shocked afterwards at the experience he had just been through.

Chris Smale dropped a little behind the leading group, but was still 4th Barlicker home in 15th position.  Shaun Chew came home in 24th position, looking very comfortable leading our next batch of runners who all put in incredible performances.  In the midst of this group was Chewy, who was finding that the hilly fells is much more of a serious challenge than flat tarmac.  Des perhaps struggled as he came home amongst the old hands of fell running Glenn Whittaker and Pete Jackson.

Those were terrific performances from the whole team and to take on a race of this caliber shows just how far the club has come in its brief history.

Lastly, thanks should go to Eden Runners for putting on this race.  It was well organised, well marshaled and the helpers from Eden Runners are such a friendly group of people that they add that extra special something to what is already a special race.  And there were no midges at the finnish tonight!

The group left the pub at around 11:00 pm so there will be some tired workers trying to get up in the morning, but they are sure to carry to work with them memories of an incredible night.

1 Ricky Lightfoot 1:01:20

5 Jimmy Craig 1:08:16
7 Luke Maude 1:08:26
10 Nick Treitl 1:08:43
15 Chris Smale 1:11:12
24 Shaun Chew 1:13:40
25 Sam Gibbs 1:13:57
26 Andy Berry 1:14:38
38 Andrew Driver 1:19:41
44 Stephen Chew 1:20:57
50 Jock Boothman 1:22:03
69 Lee Edwards 1:25:58
75 John Boothman 1:26:59
96 Glenn Whittaker 1:32:11
97 Derek Walkden 1:32:30
103 Pete Jackson 1:34:35
117 Scott Boardman 1:37:17
123 Stuart Bryan 1:38:46
149 Jack Ingham 1:49:31
155 James Stead 1:58:25

158 Starters

The results are now out for this race and show that Nick won the race comfortably with a lead of 36 seconds over the 2nd place runner.  They also show that in the Under 8s, it was very tight at the front with only 4 seconds separating the first three runners.

1 Nick Treitl  25:06
58 Richard Treitl 38:28

73 ran

Under 8s

3 Harley Treitl 4:26

Jimmy Craig was taking part in his first Bofra race after he missed Sedbergh the other week.  He finished second to Jack Smith of Wharfedale Harriers by 14 seconds.  Jack has maximum points now after the first two races due to finishing second at Sedbergh and Rob Jebb not competing in the overall series.

Three Barlickers were out for this race.  Both Chewy and Marc Hartley struggled with the steep ascents, but Jen Hird thoroughly enjoyed them, as she did the whole race.  Her reward was a prize for being third lady - the first time she has ever finished so high up in a race.

As for the men, the race was won by John Raho of Holcombe in a time of 46:49.  Mark Hartley finished 2nd and Chewy 7th.

2 Marc Hartley 48:15
7 Stephen Chew 54:53
39 Jen Hird 61:34 - 3rd lady

Heather Driver took part in this race and completed it in a time of 53:35.  This was a PB by six minutes so she is felling very well chuffed.

It was the latest counter in the club championships and a few Barlickers took on this classic. It was also an English Champs race so the depth of the field was of real quality. Rob Hope of Pudsey and Bramley took the win with Rhys Findlay Robinson not far behind. Sam Gibbs led the Barlickers home in a creditable 62nd position. Lorraine Slater continued her good form with a 24th ladies position and 207th overall. Pete Jackson made a long overdue comeback which was great to see as well.  The conditions for the race were good, which was clear and cool, although it was very windy on the tops. Everyone got round OK except for Richard who finished nursing an injury. 

62 Sam Gibbs 3.25.02
105 Charlie Murgatroyd 3.39.39
177 John Boothman 4.06.35
207 Lorraine Slater 4.18.10
256 Glenn Whittaker 4.46.47
257 Richard Lowther 4.46.49
264 Pete Jackson 4.50.09

Everyone finished

Two of the clubs newest members Mark Holgate and Lee Parrington ran in this fast 5k in Lancaster.  Both went sub 17mins and Mark ran a pb. Cracking debut for the club. The winner was Robert Hodgson in a very quick 15.20. The Barlick lads seemed to have a battle all of their own finishing within 4 seconds of each other.

7th Mark Holgate 16.55
8th Lee Parrington 16.59

A win for Nick Treitl in the Senior Race and a 3rd for Harley Treitl in the FRA Junior Championship Race

It was a day out for the Treitl family with Nick and Richard taking part in the senior race.  At the moment, we are not sure where Richard finished, but Nick came away with the honours for Barlick.

Great run too from Harley in the Junior Championship Race.  Looks like there could be a celebration in the Treitl household tonight.

16 Emma BAILEY 22:07 New PB
52 Jenna BOOTHMAN 27:17 New PB
83 Graham WADSWORTH 32:36
96 Clover EDWARDS 35:18
98 Susan HIRD 35:34

It was great to see so many Barlick vests out for this new race with seven of them finishing in the top twenty.  There are pictures of many of the runners above.  Great too to see seven of our women members out there. They were led home by Lianne Dinsdale who also finished 5th lady runner.

Chewy led the men home, finishing in 3rd place and he was closely followed by Shaun Chew and Sam Gibbs

Finishing positions:

3 Stephen Chew 30:31
8 Shaun Chew 31:35
11 Sam Gibbs 32:11
13 Andrew Chew 32:27
14 Russell Parrington 33:08
18 Carl Pawson 34:04
19 Andrew Driver 34:08
24 Andrew Carson 35:19
27 James Fent 36:00
33 Jonathan Boothman 36:37
36 Des Walker 37:10
40 Scott Boardman 38:04
49 Mark Lovesey 40:26
50 Leanne Dinsadale 40:29 (5th Lady)
52 Paula Clark 41:10 (6th lady)
53 Hannah Watson 41:16 (7th lady)
58 Jack Ingham 43:11
65 Karen Brindle 44:08
68 Adele Horsefield 45:27
71 James Stead 46:09
79 Heather Driver 47:55
92 Hazel O'Hara 57:59

93 Ran

Whilst everyone in the club seemed to be anticipating the Calderdale Way Relay, Tim Piggott was making his way, along with Karl Zeiner, up three of the highest peaks in the Lake District.  The total ascent is 3050 metres and the distance separating them is 59 kilometres.  

They finished in 61 position in a time of 9:52:28

Not available on the day of the race was the fact two Barlick juniors turned out for a run in the U8 race.  They finished as follows:

23 Harry Driver 3:09
24 Ruby Beresford 3:12

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.