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


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This is a nice little 7.5 mile race over the tops from Wycoller to Haworth.  Angela Donlan continued her good form to finish 1st FV40 and the race saw the debut of Eve Boothman as a fell runner.  The fourteen Barlickers who turned out, finished as follows:

11 David Poole 59:04
15 Carl Pawson 1:01:28
17 Lee Edwards 1:02:35
20 Andrew Collins 1:03:17
32 Andrew Driver 1:05:16
35 Rob Hodgkinson 1:05:43
47 Nicolas Kendall 1:08:45
51 John Boothman 1:09:25
61 Pete Jackson 1:10:50
64 Angela Donlan 1:11:22 (1st FV40)
65 Chris Smedley 1:11:23
86 Dave Halliday 1:14:11
132 Bob Jackson 1:24:25
147 Eve Boothman 1:29:04

192 finishers

There was a great atmosphere in the lovely setting of Cuerden Park as everyone set off to compete over what the purists would say was a proper cross country course.  It had everything.  Water, bogs, hills and streams, with some runnable bits in between.  There were lots of Barlick vests on display with nearly as many juniors out as seniors.  Most of our juniors are new to running and new to racing, yet they proved formidable opponents with our U11 boys running out first team.

Our women too are also now looking like formidable opposition , with Sarah Tipler finishing 4th overall and with her two team mates, Jen Hird & Rachel Villers,  also finishing in the top twenty, it was enough to secure them 1st place. Our ladies B team finished 12th out of 32 teams and our women's vet 35 team also secured first place.  

What a challenge for the men to emulate.  Tom Corrigan looked like that he meant business and from the start, he was in the leading bunch of runners. Further down the field, his team mates were battling with each other.  Before the race, Livers moaned about not running on tarmac, but in the race, it didn't look a problem and Jimmy Craig had all on to force him into finishing 3rd Barlicker.  Marc Hartley and Luke Maude were also having a ding dong battle with Marc just edging it at the finish.  The result of all this inter team rivalry was that the others did not stand a chance and we had five finishers in the top twenty which was once more enough to secure first place.  

So, a good day for the club with four first team places.

4 Tom Corrigan 33:16
12 Jimmy Craig 34:24
13 Ian Livesey 34:35
19 Marc Hartley 35:42
20 Luke Maude 35:44
30?  Nick Treitl 36:39 ??
39 Andrew Chew 37:41
49 Virgil Barton 38:26
59 Carl Pawson 39:05
120 Tim Piggott 42:42
151 Gary Bradley 4:13
160 Scott Boardman 45:15
214 David Cockell 48:03
1st team
16th Barlick B team

4 Sarah Tipler 20:24
13 Jennifer Hird 22:28
16 Rachel Villiers 22:45
23 Leanne Dinsdale 23:28
47 Rachel Lowther 25:06
48 Laura Craig 25:15
76 Karen Naylor 26:51
128 Nicola Muller 31:21
1st Senior Team
1st WV35 team
12th Barlick  B team

U11 Girls
36 Lucille Pickles 8:24
39 Chloe Boothman 8:38
44 Clover Edwards 8:44
50 Annabelle Hoyle 8:58
53 Charlotte Porter 9:24
7th team

U11 Boys
3 Jacob Reeday 6:23
6 Jayden Whitelock 6:38
9 Harley Treitl 6:47
14 Jack Latham 6:59
21 Arran Byrne 7:16
30 George Fitzpatrick 7:44
1st team

U13 Girls
24 Jenna Boothman 12:47
25 Emily Shuttleworth 12:50
33 Teigan Judson 13:19
7th team

U13 Boys
10 Jack Villiers 13:52
33 Oliver Hartley 15:21
42 Connor Fitzpatrick 16:24
6th team

U15 Boys
15 Daniel Chew 14:48

Tom Adams of Ilkley was the comfortable winner of this race in 27:29

79 Richard Treitl 50:12

99 ran.

12 Paul Elcock 21:30
132 Susan Hird 30:16

41 Emma Bailey 22:25 New PB
184 Graham Wadsworth 30:11
208 Gary Bailey 31:46

The dark nights have started and so have the winter pub runs. Plenty of fun, especially when Pete Jackson is in charge of the route choice. This week, it was Widdop and the Pack Horse. It's a cracking little pub, situated on the moors between Lancashire and Yorkshire. It sounds far away but going up Lenches and through Thursden valley, it only takes about 25 minutes to get there from the capital of the North (Barnoldswick). Once we got there, it was time to don the head torches and head out into the unknown. The race route would've been a little long for our social jaunt so Pete had been and reccied a route over the weekend and said those words we all dread to hear him utter- "Don't worry lads, I know the way!". So off we went minus the Gaffer(fat cankle Jock). We hopped over a stile into the first field and Pete got us lost. We scurried about looking for the elusive exit from the first field and eventually stumbled across it. At this point I was dreading the rest of our night time excursion into the unknown but to be fair, it was the only time we went wrong. It had a bit of everything in it, a forest, a reservoir, rock, bog, mud, stone slabs, ups, downs and lots of leaves as Pete pointed out through the forest. With the pub being at the top of the world there was a little sting in the tail with a three quarter mile climb back up to the drinking hole. The run was pleasant and the beer was top notch. Satnav even ordered a black pudding stacker and then had the audacity to ask for a poached egg with it. The chef told him where to go in no uncertain terms much to our amusement. A good night and next week is the more local Punch Bowl in Earby so hoping to see even more people enjoying the unique banter the pub run brings.


Three Barlickers at this road race.

11 Lee Edwards 30:29
34 Emma Bailey  34:15 (4th lady & 2nd FV40)
38 John Boothman 34:47

100 ran

Simon Bailey won this race ahead of Tom Adams.  Victoria Wilkinson was first lady in 15th place.

13 Dan Mills 34:29
25 Nick Treitl 37:51
30 Andy Berry 38:43

2 Marc Hartley 17:05
4 James Tingle 17:41 New PB
229 Graham Wadsworth 30:24
231 Gary Bailey 30:25

11 Jennifer Hird 20:30 New PB
12 Rachel Villiers 20:33 New PB
17 Paul Elcock 21:15 New PB
27 Aaron Slater 22:25 New PB
35 Jack Villiers 22:56 New PB
37 Rachel Lowther 23:04

This was a low key 10 mile race to raise funds for brain tumour research.  Julian Hood led from gun to tape in what was a friendly race in muddy conditions around the tracks and fields near Boroughbridge and in the end, ran out an easy winner.

1 Julian Hood 58:52

183 finishers.

139 Macie Dykes 27:30 New PB

Emma Bailey won this race last year and she returned to defend her title.  She did so in style by finishing first lady once more and getting a PB in the process.

20 Emma Bailey 43:03 (1st lady).

414 finishers. 

Senior Ladies

19 Rachel Villiers 23:22

U13 Boys

25 Jack Villiers 10:37

A couple of Barlickers were in this race

219 Ian Cocks 1:24:26
855 Paul Elcock 1:35:11

1 Lee Parrington 17:41 New PB

Two teams were sent to this years relay championship which took part on the Western shore of Loch Lomond. The decision was made by Andy Berry and Rachel Lowther that two teams would be sent to compete, a mixed team and a V40 team and it proves that the decision was the right one. 

The mixed team had an amazing run to finish 1st beating 15 other mixed teams and finishing 44th overall. The V40 team also put in a strong performance to finish 8th team and 53rd overall. 

Below are the teams and the leg splits 

44 - Barnoldswick Mighty Mixed - 5:01:31

Leg 1 - Sarah Tipler - 29:13 
Leg 2 - Angela Donlan & Jen Hird - 1:53:25
Leg 3 - Ian Beresford & Andy Berry - 1:54:23
Leg 4 - Luke Maude - 44:30 

53 - Barnoldswick Rapid Veterans - 5:09:40

Leg 1 - Chris Smale - 29:12
Leg 2 - Virgil Barton & Carl Pawson - 1:41:18
Leg 3 - Gary Bradley & John Boothman - 2:08:28
Leg 4 - Gary Shaw - 50:42

8 Chris Smedley 21:33

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The main aims of the club are to increase the participation of running in Barnoldswick and to keep organised running as accessible as possible.