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
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Weets Championship Races - 27 May 2017

Chris Arthur of Bowland on his way to winning this race Chris Arthur of Bowland on his way to winning this race Woodentops

Woodentops Men's Race Pictures - Album One

Woodentops Women's Race Pictures - Album One

What a day.  First of all, it was, baking hot sunshine, then a torrential downpour with thunder storms.  The ladies were up first and as usual, Victoria Wilkinson was way out in front and came into the finishing field with not another runner in sight.   Second home was Sarah McCormack of Ambleside.  She was the first of three Ambleside runners to finish in the top seven, which enabled the club to easily win the team race. Third home was Nichola Jackson of Preston.  As part of the impressive Ambleside team, Lou Roberts was first W45, as well as being 4th overall.  Another runner to catch the eye was young Hannah Russell who, despite her young years, managed a top ten finish.  Of the local runners, Sarah Tipler came home in 14th place.    A few of the ladies were really struggling with the heat, with two runners being taken to hospital with Heat Stroke.

 The men's race went ahead in completely different conditions. with thunder and lightning as well as the rain which came as a tremendous relief.   Chris Arthur of Bowland ran a stormer and took the win, ahead of Jamie Parkinson of Pudsey & Bramley and third place, Carl Bell of Keswick.  He was the first of four runners from Keswick to finish inside the top thirteen, which enabled them to easily run out the team winners.  It was a particularly impressive run from young John Spill from Oxford University,  who is in the U23 Category, yet came home in 4th position against the elite of the Fell Running world. Another impressive MU23 was Matthew Elkington of Dark Peak, who finished in 7th place.  These are two talented youngsters to look out for in the future.   Of the local runners, Thomas Corrigan had a great run finishing 6th overall.  

Thanks must go to the marshals, landowners and sponsors of the race which were Agrispares, Weston's, Riley and Shutt and Pearsons Farm Supplies.  

The results for these races are as follows:

Women's Race

Men's Race

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.