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

This event took place at Aireville park pitch and putt course. Lots of schools from the area took part and Jenna Boothman ran in her Barlick vest & represented Thornton in Craven school in the year 6 girls with around 50 runners covering about a mile.  She finished 4th and was well pleased, as last year she finished 18th.  As a result, she is through to the semi finals at Giggleswick.

Ian Livesey won this race with Andy Berry finishing fourth.  Andy and the two chaps following him took a half mile detour (wrong turn),, otherwise we were on for a Barliick one-two.

A bit of a different race - it was all uphill.

Full Results

Ian Livesey Barlick 24.10
Jon Green Preston 24.53
Garry Wilkinson Clayton 27.43
Andy Berry Barlick 27.57
Mark Irving Bowland 28.05
Mick Toms Blackburn 28.06
Damien Fox Bowland 29.39
Colin Whittaker Bowland 29.51
Sarah Ridehalgh Accrington 29.59
Suzanne Budget Horwich 31.18
Tony Hesketh Horwich 32.13
Nancy Bailey Accrongton 34.23
Allan Heaton Bowland 36.43
Martin Walsh Bowland 37.28
Peter Ehrhardt TodmoDan 42.07
Paul Walsh 44.10

This weeks pub run took place at The Calf's Head at Worston.  After much Facebook organisation Dave Halliday decided to take the green mystery machine and pick me, Andy 'whipped' Collins, Screw, Fat Jock and Pete 'smooth Legs' Beresford up.  We arrived early for a change due to the fact Screw wasn't driving and we were met at our destination by young Sellors on his Hairdryer.  Having recently passed his bike test the Ultra specialist is becoming a permanent fixture on the pub runs.  Nick Kendall and Craig Childs made the 7pm cut off point for the start of the run.  No Satnav, Palin or Massive this week so surely we wouldn't get lost!  We decided the best route to take would be the Mearley Clough ascent which was tough and relatively straight forward. Then the clag got thicker, the skies got darker and Sellors got faster.  Usually its the whipped back of Collins we see on the pub runs but Sellors was off like an eager spaniel yapping away as he decimated the pub run field.  Its fair to say the young lad needs to dig deep and buy himself a proper headtorch for the winter season as Swellheads bonce gives off more light on a clear night.  Once we reached the scout cairn it soon became clear we couldn't find a proper path so we just headed in the general direction of where we wanted to be.  It turns out it wasn't at all where we wanted to be at all.  Usually we have John Boothman's quality Satnav gizmo to put us back on track, not tonight!  So on we ploughed over rocks, through bogs, peoples gardens and farmyards.  We eventually found a road and could hear the A59 and Fat Jock went into auto pilot.  We didn't believe he knew where he was going so we consulted everyone's google sat nav on the phone and it turned out the big man was right.  We returned to what used to be a decent pub only a year ago.  Not tonight, Basil Fawlty was more organised than this crew.  After 20 minutes at the bar whilst the staff got their act together we eventually got sat down to discuss whose fault the getting lost part was.  We decided it fell on the heads of the 3 stooges of Satnav, Palin and Massive for not being present.  The craic ensued and we found the perfect mobile phone app for Andy Collins.  It turns out there is an app you can download that does the sound of a whip cracking when you do the whipping motion at your perceived target.  Needless to say poor old Collins got it all the way home.  Great night but we're still missing sicknote Ingham and his astounding level of sarcasm.  We have however worked out that when Screw is at the pub runs he's nowhere to be seen.  Speculation is mounting he makes regular trips to Priory Way come 7pm Wednesday.  Its the last of the summer pub runs next week but you'll need a headtorch for definite.

Russell Parrington is targeting the Dublin Marathon at the end of October and as part of his build up to it, he has done the English Half Marathon.  Russell ran a great time of 1:15:47 in this race, finishing 6th and just edging out Nick Leigh of Horwich who is a top performer on the road.  The race winner was Daniel Cliffe of Liverpool Harriers in 1:07:44.  Looking good for a big pb at the Dublin Marathon.

 Take a short(ish) journey to Lancaster next year and you’ll enjoy 6 miles of flat, fast competition in this well organised event, which can be entered on the day.  But beware of the “sting in the tail”.  To enable you to finish running through the portcullis of Lancaster Castle, the last 0.2 miles involve an unwelcome uphill grind.

Just one Barlick rep, in this race won by Dan Balshaw (C Le M) in 35.27. 173, took part receiving medal, tech t-shirt etc for his efforts.

44  TERRY LONERGAN   2ND M65     47.56

Yet even more success for Barlick Fell Runners this weekend.  Gary Shaw won this race quite comfortably with and Andrew Chew finishing third.

1 Gary Shaw 35:20
3 Andrew Chew 37:33

What a weekend for Jimmy Craig.  Yesterday, he ran the fastest leg for Barlick in the Road Relays and today, instead of putting his feet up, he took part in this race.

Ted Mason was there and both Jimmy and Ted have their eyes on the 2015 BOFRA championship title.  If Ted had won today, the championship race would have been over.  The only way to keep the title race alive was for Jimmy to get a win.

Jimmy found it tough after yesterday.  He set off in front, but half way up the hill, Ted passed him and was slowly pulling away.  When Jimmy got to the summit, he felt like he could not move his legs, but he dug deep and managed to get them moving again and pushed hard.  He caught Ted on the descent, passed him and pulled away, but it was a hard and close race.

It is now down the the last race at Wasdale Head to decide who wins the title. 

In the ladies race, Angela Donlan finished 2nd lady and 1st LV40 and in the junior races, we had three girls.

1 Jimmy Craig 18:53
34 John Boothman 25:40
38 Angela Donlan 26:22 2nd Lady, 1st LV40
48 Craig Child 27:34

U12 Girls

11 Jenna Boothman 11:4

U9 Girls

19 Clover Edwards 6:29
21 Chloe Boothman 6:44

The Barlick lads took to the roads again in the northern 6 stage following on from the 5th place in the North west 4 stage relays and the silver Lancashire medal.  The six quickest after Matt Lalor were picked because he was on holiday.  Jimmy Craig was 2nd quickest last week but was quickest Barlicker on the day and came home 19th after the fast and furious first leg.  He was only 50 seconds behind the leg winner just to show you how stacked the field was.  Next up was Chris Singleton who pulled a few places back and brought the team home in 16th.  Gary Shaw also had a quality run and consolidated the 16th position.  Marc Hartley then took up the baton and pulled 3 places back and the team were sniffing a top 10 finish.  Tom Corrigan pulled another place back to get the team up to 12th.  Ian Livesey then ran hard and pulled another spot back to bring the team home in 11th overall.  This week the lads were first Lancashire team beating lLncs champs Preston and Blackburn.   A cracking performance which bodes well for the 12 stage, with the quality the club now possess'.  

The winner of this race was Danny Hope and hot on his tail in second place was the ever improving Luke Maude.  Richard Lowther and Nic Kendal allso took part. The following appear to be the times and positions of the Barlickers.

2 Luke Maude 1:08:29
26 Richard Lowther 1:21:11
43 Nic Kendall 1:40:26

1 Lucas PAYNE 18:12
78 Kathryn PAYNE 28:40
92 Susan HIRD 29:47
116 Graham WADSWORTH 31:54
131 Julie BRYAN 33:19
138 Patricia WADSWORTH 36:04 New PB

48 Craig CHILD 22:38 New PB

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

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