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

Black Combe - 12 March 2016

Kelly Whiteside Kelly Whiteside Eve Boothman

In this race, many of the top runners went astray in the notorious Black Combe clag.  However, the conditions were no problem for Ben Mounsey of Calder Valley who took the honours.  Not far behind him were Kris Jones and Rhys Findlay-Robinson of Dark Peak, a club who had four runners in the top eleven. Also in the top ten,was the grand old man of fell running, Ian Holmes who finished in eight position. 

Against this background, it says a lot that our own Luke Maude finished twelfth.  He coped with the conditions that caused problems for so many and also the physical challenges of this race. A truly great performance.   What was also amazing was that David Poole finished second Barlicker.    David is ostensibly a cyclist. Perhaps he is also a closet fell runner.

In the ladies race, another living legend had a day out that will go down in the annals of fell running.  She led from the start, she coped with the conditions and whilst some of the male runners went astray, she stuck to the course and not only came home the race winner, she also set a new course record.  Who says that women cannot navigate?

For Barlick, Kelly Whiteside demonstrated what a valuable addition she is to the club, by leading our ladies team home.  A great performance by Kelly.

The Barlicki finishing positions were:

12 Luke Maude 1:15:48
88 David Poole 1:24:07
96 Chris Smale 1:24:36
101 Andy Berry 1:25:00
122 Ian Livesey 1:28:49
123 Lee Edwards 1:28:53
168 Jonathan Boothman 1:33:22
171 Andrew Collins 1:33:30
232 Kelly Whiteside 1:38:43
241 John Boothman 139:24
311 Jen Hird 1:48:06
314 Pete Beresford 1:49:09
316 Glenn Whittaker 1:49:34
325 Leanne Dinsdale 1:51:28
344 David Halliday 1:54:28
361 Richard Lowther 1:56:19
369 Nicolas Kendall 1:57:08

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.