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

Peter Wilkinson was our sole representative at Garstang and finished 88th in a time of 1hr 53.  It's a tough hilly course, but Peter managed to snaffle the V60 category as well as the V65 category.

The absence of Ben Mounsey left the Yorkshireman Half Marathon wide open this year. At the head of the race, there was a group of 5, including Julian Hood, pushing on up Lee Lane.  This number whittled down to 3 along the conduit and up onto the tops towards the old Withins pub. Julian and the eventual winner, Joe Baxter pushed on until mile 10, when Joe slowly pulled away and established a good lead by the end to take first place with Julian coming home 2nd.

Further down the field were Rob Hodgkinson and Lucy Beresford. Rob finished in 32nd place with a time of 2:05:04 and Lucy was 132nd with a time of 2:36:57.  There were around 300 in the race.

Pete Beresford ran in the full marathon which he completed in 4:42:45.

Fresh from winning her bronze medal yesterday in the road relays Emma Bailey set off today along with James Tingle, John Boothman, Mark Nutter and Jack Ingham to take part in this race.  The finishing times were:

505 James Tingle 1:27:28
2005 john Boothman 1:37:26
3179 Emma Bailey 1:42:05
11568 Mark Nutter 2:00:09
20246 Jack Ingham 2:15:21

Mark Nutter finished in spectacular fashion.  He entered the last mile on 1:46 and was on for a 1:55 finish.  However, with 200m to go, he decided to a Mo Farrah impersonation and sprint for the finish.  Instead of hitting the finish line, his blood sugar level reached rock bottom and he hit the ground instead.  Thankfully, some friendly Scottish lads helped him up and dragged him over the line. 

Following on from his cracking run in the road relays yesterday, Jimmy Craig followed it up by winning this race and beating Carl Bell in the process.

Michael Alexander found this race tougher than he expected, but he still finished it in 3:33:44, which was a new PB by 26 minutes

Lee Parrington and Mark Holgate had cracking runs in the Pilling 10k. Lee won the race in 34.40 and Mark was 3rd in 36.54. That's Lee's 3rd win in the last two months.

This race is quite unusual in that all age groups run together and compete over the same course.  It was a little sad therefore to see only a few runners turn up and take part.  As it is only a short stroll from his back door, it was perhaps inevitable that Dave Halliday and his lad were there.  They finished as follows:

10 Dave Halliday 14:34
20 Elliott Halliday 18:06

Full Results

The ladies A team won Lancashire bronze medals.

A Team - 3rd

Jennifer Hird (5) 21:21
Lorraine Slater (4) 21:31
Emma Bailey (3) 22:06

B Team - 8th

Angela Donlan (8) 22:02
Leanne Dinsdale (8) 22:15
Lucy Beresford  (8) 23:44

Two of our men, Matt Lalor and Jimmy Craig were both in the top ten fastest Lancashire lap times and we had three teams in the Lancashire top ten with our A team winning silver. The A team was 5th overall out of Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire.

A Team - 2nd

Marc Hartley (7) 16:47
Chris Singleton (6) 16:46
Matt Lalor (3) 16:17
Ian Livesey ((2) 16:40

B Team - 5th

Jimmy Craig (4) 16:22
Tom Corrigan (4) 16:53
Nick Treitl (5) 16:56
Luke Maude (5) 17:33

C Team - 7th

Garry Shaw (8) 16:50
Russell Parrington (7) 17:16
Chris Smale (8) 17:56
Stephen Chew (7) 17:56

D Team - 15th

Andrew Chew (15) 18:26
Andy Berry (15) 18:56
Pete Beresford (15) 20:35
Lee Edwards (15) 20:08

6 John BOOTHMAN 21:59
7 Mark LOVESEY 22:03 New PB
15 Daniel CHEW 23:48
25 Jenna BOOTHMAN 28:43
46 Graham WADSWORTH 33:20 New PB

9 Nic Kendall 20:19 New PB
84 Kathryn PAYNE 29:38
102 Clover EDWARDS 35;51
103 Susan HIRD 35:56

Jack Ingham went up to the Lakes for this Trail Race and came home in 114th position in a time of 1:30:06.

There were 464 finishers.

Luke Maude had a great run, securing a top ten place in his first attempt at this race.  He was duly rewarded for his efforts by winning the J A MacPherson Trophy for the best newcomer.

Another runner who had a good inaugural run was Lee Edwards, so much so that he was a team counter for the club.  Barlick were 8th team with 108 points as follows:

9 Luke Maude 1:44:40
27 Nick Treitl 1:51:14
72 Lee Edwards 2:03:13 

Please note that this will be from the main car park at Gargrave and NOT from the Devonshire at Skipton.

This is a good race,  with a bit of up and down with the bridges over the A1 and about half the race on gentle trail for good measure.  Julian Hood had a great run, coming second after Mike Burrett of Leeds City with a time of 34:27.

U9 Girls

9 Chloe Boothman 4:01

U12 Girls

10 Jenna Boothman 8:12


28 Nicolas Kendall 36:49
38 Craig Child 39:40

Just John Boothman and Glenn Whittaker showed up for this race.  Dave Halliday was down to run it, but he was perhaps suffering from Ben Nevis legs or could it have been Ben Nevis nipples. 

137 John Boothman 94:38
154 Glenn Whittaker 98:15

Matt Lalor made a stop half way round but still managed a win, gearing up for his marathon at the end of October in Ireland.  He managed to dip under the 2 hour mark with a 1.59 clocking.  

Scott Boardman is also in marathon training and he also took part in this race. He finished in a time of 2:45:10, but his position is not yet known.

Full results to follow.

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.