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 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

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.