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

Snowdon International Mountain Race - 18 July 2015

The race was won by Emanuele Manzi of Italy in a time of 1:10:18.

Nick Treitl finished in 38th position in a time of 1:22:40 and Richard Treitl was 472nd in 2:04:29.  Nick and Richard commented on this year's race as follows:

This year was the 40th Anniversary of the Snowdon Race. To celebrate this, the organisers had decided to start the race in the centre of Llanberis, where the first race started from. This added about 700 yards to the course so time comparisons with our previous efforts would need to take this into account.

Additionally they had invited many past winners to lead a parade of the runners from the park where we normally start, along Llanberis High Street, into the town centre. We felt obliged to join the parade as did every other competitor, but this resulted in our warm-ups and final preparations being compromised as we had to wait 20 minutes or so in the start funnel before we got underway.

Once underway the race proceeded as usual but the final half mile or so approach to the summit was made more difficult as we were not permitted to run along the edge of the Snowdon Mountain Railway track as had been the case in previous years. This 'detour' helps reduce the congestion at the actual summit considerably and is a smoother path to run on, so a few valuable seconds can be saved on one's ascent time (something else we had to take into account when trying to compare with previous times).

The race route follows the tourist path to the summit of Snowdon and is not closed off on race day. The majority of the path users are more than willing to move aside when runners approach. They are also generally supportive and good natured. However at one point on the descent, many runners had words with an irresponsible dog owner who had let her dog off the lead and made little effort to keep it under control.

As is normally the case, several runners finished the race with a wide range of cuts, bruises and blisters. Regrettably we were amongst the carnage - my left knee and elbow took a battering when I tripped on the way up and Nick had a couple of nasty blisters on each foot.

In spite of the inconveniences noted above, we felt that we both ran well and are looking forward to improving our times next year.

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.