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

Results
(posted at 5:15 pm 1 August 2015)

James Stead has taken some pictures of the races.  Please feel free to download or print, but please retain the acknowledgement.

Junior Races

Senior Race

Woodentops Pictures Set One

Woodentops Pictures Set Two

The race was once more won by the local lad Jimmy Craig, although he was pushed for a lot of the way round by the talented young Josh Boyle. Behind him in 3rd place was another young talent, Matthew Merrick of Bingley.  

First lady home was yet another talented young runner, Victoria Merrick from Bingley.

It was also great to see a few of the new Barlick Juniors out and having a go in their first race.

The Barlickers finished as follows:

1 Jimmy Craig 24:27
6 Sam Wadsworth 27:04
8 Sam Gibbs 27:26
16 James Wadsworth 31:39
18 James Fent 0:31:51
21 Nicolas Kendall 0:33:39
24 Richard Wadsworth 35:01
29 Hannah Watson 36:13
32 Heather Driver 40:46
37 Graham Wadsworth 51:37

38 Ran

Junior Races

U12 Girls

4 Jenna Boothman 10:57
6 Lilly Pickles 12:18

U10 Boys

5 Kayden Watson 5:29
6 Jack Latham 5:35

U10 Girls

7 Fennella Turner 7:11

U8 Girls

1 Annabelle Hoyle 6:44
2 Isabelle Chew 8:14

Josh Boyle scored another victory tonight winning this race in a time of 24:51.

4 Chris Smale 25:48
14 Nicolas Kendall  32:13 

Marc Hartley is living down in Crewe where he works as a teacher, so took on his local 5k. He won the race comfortably in a time of 16.05. Moving in the right direction in time for the 6 stage road relays in September. 

Mark Holgate and Lee Parrington both had solid runs at the Lancaster 5K on Saturday. They finished 13th and 14th, with times of 16.53 and 17.07 respectively. Looking good for the forthcoming cross country season.

Five Barlickers and three Trawdeners made their way to Derbyshire at the weekend to take part in a 24 hour endurance race. The team was a mixed team of 8 with every member having to complete at least a lap of the 10k cross country course. The race kicked off in earnest at 12 noon on Saturday and team Fastrax soon got into the swing of things and after leg 4 held a slender lead.  It was a lead they never relinquished over closest challengers Luton AC. In the end the team broke the course record running 36 laps in the allotted time and winning by two laps. 

Four Barlickers in the top ten and Paula Clark leads home our ladies

5 Tom Corrigan 1:27:30
6 Marc Hartley 1:30:00
8 Andrew Chew 1:31:54
10 Lucas Payne 1:34:32
22 Andy Berry 1:37:36
24 Andrew Carson 1:37:54
46 Nathaniel Whitbread 1:43:07
50 Ben Hoyle 1:44:38
58 Michael Alexander 1:46:35
63 Derek Walkden 1:47:43
87 John Boothman 1:53:45
90 Paula Clark 1:54:32
92 Angela Donlan 1:55:21
114 Richard Starkie 2:00:42
115 Emma Bailey 2:01:11
127 Lucy Beresford 2:05:00
128 Pete Beresford 2:05:00

The Saltaire Shaker is a little 15K race which is entirely off road and run on riverside paths, wide towpaths and woodland trails.

Nicholas Kendall took part and finished in 36th position with a time of 1:10:48.

There were 200 finishers.

Four men and one woman represented Barlick in this club championship race. Andrew Driver came home first for the club, just pipping Richard Lowther. John Boothman followed not too far behind and last was Dave Halliday who was just not on form.

Rachel Lowther was our only female representative.

Comment by John Boothman. "This is a very hard race considering it is only about 7km".

Further details follow when the results are available.

Tom Adams of Ilkley broke the record and won this race in a time of 38.44.  Julian Hood was 2nd, finishing in a time of 42:10.

Hannah Watson is first lady at Cowling.

Hannah Watson won her first race finishing first woman and first W40.  She finished not far behind V70 Norman Bush who completed the race bare foot. (Picture in gallery above).

In the U9 junior race, Harley Treitl was second boy and  Elle Honeyman was 4th girl.  

56 Graham WADSWORTH 34:20 New PB

8 Scott BOARDMAN 20:51 New PB
70 Jenna BOOTHMAN 27:30
86 Susan HIRD 29:06

Mattew Lalor was our sole representative in this tough 25.5K /1285M classic.  He had an eventful day with a couple of falls and a Paula Radcliffe break in his race.  Despite this, he ended up winning the race in a time of 2:44:21.

Cracking result for Angela Donlan who finished 2nd lady and 1st W40 in this race, with a time of 29:27.

In the men's race, Jimmy Craig finished in 4th place behind race winner Simon Bailey of Mercia and Ted Mason and Jack Smith.  Chris Murgatroyd finished in 14th position.

4 Jimmy Craig 21:52
14 Charlie Murgatroyd 25:07
34 Angela Donlan 29:27 3rd woman, 1st W40
54 Hannah Watson 32:35

U9 Race

8 Harley Treitl 3:26

Elle Honeyman also entered the race, but she tripped at the start and was trampled by the rest of the field.  By the time she realised what was happening, they were half way up the hill, so there was no point in her starting.  This was a shame as it was nice to see he out in her new Barlick shirt.

Des Walkden took part in the Half Marathon and reports on his day as follows:

Competed in The Pendle Family Running Festival Road Half Marathon, a tough 1800 ft of climb run around Barley / Pendle Hill. The event was very well organised by Molly Ralphson (Trawden) and run around the beautiful setting of Barley. Only a small field of 63 entered this first year. I finished 15th in a time of 1.47.27. A good warm for Hendon Brook next week.

Seven Barlickers entered this Gala race in Ingleton. The race also doubled up as a selection race for an upcoming international race, so it had a very competitive field. Marc Hartley won the Burnley Park run in the morning and ran a pb, then did this race in the afternoon. He was first Barlickers back in 12th place. Andy Berry had another good run finishing inside the top 30. King Leonidas himself came 63rd, but the real battle was between fast Jock and Richard Briscoe of Clayton. Briscoe is renowned for his flat speed and duly dispatched his nemesis Jock. John "satnav" Boothman was doing his second race of the day and 5th of the week, living up to his title of Barlick's answer to Darren Fishwick. He had a good battle with the returning Glenn Whittaker and managed to out descend his counterpart. Bringing up the rear was Ingham as he danced his way down from the summit with his unmistakable style and grace.

1 Steve Hebblethwaite Keswick 47.12
12 Marc Hartley 52.07
28 Andy Berry 54.10
63 Richard Lowther 59.57
83 Jonathon Boothman 63.17
95 John Boothman 65.12
101 Glenn Whittaker 65.51
136 Jack Ingham 73.00

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.

Only one Barlicker in this race, Lee Parrington, but he took the honours in what is for him a local race, coming first in a time of 39:58

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.