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

Full Results

This show used to take place in September, but is now being put on earlier in the year in the hope of enjoying some better weather on the day.  Unfortunately, when planning this change, the Young Farmers never gave any thought about the fell race and with a week to go, no race had been planned.  Wharfedale Harriers normally host this race, but they could not help this year, due to it clashing with the Alva Games.

However, with the help from a couple of locals in the village, the race went ahead and even at such short notice, it managed to attract 17 runners.  

First home was Ian Beresford of Barlick, who was effectively having a duel with team mate Lee "Swell" Hird.  Third home was James Fieldhouse who wenet home with two trophies, one for being the first young farmer and the other for finishing first local.

The Lothersdale Show Fell Race harks back to the Victorian era and in common with races at that time, all competitors run together, bot young and old.  As a result, the first lady home was under 14 Megan Wilkinson and her father took much delight in confiscating the bottle of wine which she had won, leaving her just with a rather attractive iced ginger bread figure, which she won as first GU14.

The weather was kind for the new date and hopefully, next year will attract more runners to this historic race.

1 Ian Beresford 11:51
2 Lee Edwards  13:05






5 Martin Carson 19:18 New PB
7 James Austin 19:38
10 Emma Bailey 20:19

71 Daniel Van Hessen 33:55

A good run and new PB for Barlick junior Harry Roberts. 

25 Harry Roberts 22:47 New PB

A good turnout for this Lakeland club championship race where the Barlickers were led home by Jimmy Craig.

11 Jimmy Craig  1:19:16
15 David Poole 1:22:19
21 Stephen Shorrock 1:24:48
25 Tim Chadwick 1:25:37
41 Ian Cocks 1:31:42
53 Karl Robb 1:35:48
58 David Pease 1:36:57
59 Andrew Smith 1:38:52
72 John Boothman 1:42:02
77 Dave Halliday 1:45:02
94 Ian Beresford 1:53:59
103 Hannah Newbold 2:00:54
104 Katie Towers 2:02:19
110 Richard Treitl 2:48:49

Lothersdale Show Fell Race is one of the oldest fell races still in existence, being first run in 1847.  It is probably one of the few fell races left where both young and old run together.  The race starts in the road by  the show field and goes past the school till it turns sharp right up Sidegate Lane. A short distance up the lane, there is a track on the left.  Climb a fence by this track and bear right up the ridge to the summit of Town Edge. From the summit there is a steep descent back down to cross Sidegate Lane. Then a steep drop over a wall before returning through the fields to climb the wall and run back up the road, towards the show field.

Distance / Ascent 

1.5 miles / 400 ft


Lothersdaler Show Field

Entry is on the day. Seniors £2. Juniors £1.  Registration opens around 2:00 pm.

Juniors and Seniors run together. 
Prizes by age category, Senior, U17, U14, U12

The age is based on age on day.  Minimum age to enter is 10.

Race Start

The race starts at 3:30pm. 

Race Map

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Monday, 08 July 2019 09:11

2019 F R A Junior Championships Roundup

Written by

A massive well done to all the juniors that competed in the FRA Junior Championships. This year has seen some of the most brutal races for juniors ever seen in this competition. Team BFR finished 14th out of 53 competing teams over the six races. Whether you did one race or all six you should be proud of yourselves. Those that finished in the championship / T-Shirt positions were:

Oscar Clayton 6 races
Isabelle Teal 5 races

U13s ( out of 67 runners)
3rd Lucille Pickles
25th Lily-Grace Clayton

U17s ( out of 52 runners )
11th Jack Villiers

Club Position (out of 53 competing clubs )

14 Barlick Fell Runners

This is the real tough challenge in the Grand Prix Series and there was some quality competition at the front of the field.  Credit therefore is due to our two athletes with a top ten finish, Jon Cleaver and Andy Collins.  Jon has written an interesting account of the day from the perspective of battling it out in the tough environment at the front of the field.

"The Jewel in the the GP crown. 2000ft half(ish) marathon taking in the stunning countryside of Pendle. I set of with the intention of hitting it hard and going for broke to try and make the immortal Hall of Fame list of runners who had made it round in under 83 minutes. From the start I knew a Podium was going to be tough with the 3 times champ David Rigby, Ben Fish & Ben Coop toeing the line. I was leading the race until the climb to the Shooters where the Ben(s) took over which was fairly inevitable at some point. I stuck with Rigby until just after Thursden where I started to put a gap into him. For the rest of the race I was on my own versus the clock as I knew that third would happen as long as I kept on pushing and Coop had too big a gap for me to claw back. In the end I came in 01:22:18 which I was delighted with. On the day fortune favoured the brave!

Some other cracking runs from the club with Andy Collins & Andy Berry in the men’s seniors putting in solid times.

On to the next one!

PS - Shout out to Luke Turner who is on his way back in the BFR vest. One to watch in a few months!"

3 Jonathan Cleaver 1:22:18
8 Andrew Collins 1:28:40
14 Andy Berry 1:35:07
18 Luke Turner 1:36:26
32 Carl Dawson 1:40:31
37 Jacqueline Collins 1:43:50
45 Carl Nevison 1:45:31
59 Shane Muller 1:50:16
124 Cloey Mason 2:09:00
154 Nicola Muller 2:17:28
181 Helen Harrison 2:25:07
182 Emma Pease 2:25:07
184 Maie Eden 2:25:13

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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.