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

329 Graham Wadsworth 32:46

There was a good turnout of Barlickers for this race which saw Danny Collinge return to form, take the lead and hold it to the end.  However, he was chased all the way by a train of Barlickers, Julian Hood, John Whiteside and David Mirfield, who were all competing fiercely with each other.  Such strong competition amongst those team mates closed out the opposition and Barlick came away with the men's team prize.  Andrew Chew also had a particularly good run to finish in 7th position, as did Andrew Carson who came home 12th.

 Just as Danny Collinge dominated the men's race, Rachel Villiers dominated the ladies' race.  She took an early lead, kept her concentration and came home as 1st woman and 1st WV35.  It was good to see Jen Hird back racing and she has lost nothing in her time away as she demonstrated by coming home in 2nd place and 2nd WV35.  This set the scene for a possible ladies team prize, but where would our third counter be?  Fresh from her successes in the Three Peaks race and a couple of triathlons, Heather Driver, looking very determined, came through to make the third counter for Barlick and the ladies too, took the team prize.

This was a bit of a different slant on fell running, with only uphill running.

10 Dan Mills 21:22

238 John Carr 1:30:01
4502 Gary Parkinson 2:13:53
5152 Catherine Jackson 2:14:00

4 Mark Holgate 18:31 New PB

32 Paul Elcock 20:41 New PB

88 Taylor Edwards 27:50
93 Susan Hird 28:13

1 Matt Lalor 16:51
4 James Tingle 18:26

Full Results

The conditions were perfect this year for this race. The course was bone dry, it wasn't too hot so fast times were expected. However, the record set by Andy Norman in 2006 stays in tact. It is a ridiculously fast time and sets a serious challenge for the future. It was Mark Addison who took the win in a good time, being chased home by Matthew Hobbs of Pudsey. Of the locals, Nick Treitl continued his comeback with another good run just in front of John Whiteside. Julian Hood was 5th thus bringing home the team prize for Barlick.

The ladies race was won Holly Page from Calder Valley, with Sarah Tipler taking second place. Third was the ever improving Rachel Villiers. Laura Craig came 7th so the Barlick ladies took the team prize.

Other notable performances on the night were 1st vet 50 for Chris Smale, 1st lady 65 for Jean Rawlinson and excellent performances from Jenna Boothman and Jack Villiers.

Thanks once again to the marshals, volunteers and Earby Cricket Club for holding the presentation.



6 Andy Collins 34:01
22 Stephen Shorrock 36:50
36 Nicolas Kendal 38:40
50 John Boothman 40:42 
66 Gary Bradley 41:36
67 Pete Jackson 41:37
85 Dave Halliday 43:40
86 Paula Cullen 43:41
145 Hannah Newbold 51:13
162 Katie Towers 53:30


A few member entered this event as Barlickers.  Heather Driver once more showed what a natural she is at this event and came home 63rd overall and 9th lady, despite suffering from "Three Peaks Legs" in the final run.

Three of the men entered as a relay team and came first.  The were Luke Maude (swim), Andy Berry (bike) and Nick Treitl (run).  During his ride, Andy Berry was knocked off his bike and sustained a broken collar bone, but he still managed to finish.  The times for the Barlickers were as follows:

Pos Name Swim T1 Bike T2 Run Total Time
1 BFR Relay Team   5:32 0:52 40:53 1:07 18:51 1:07:16
63 Heather Driver  6:20 1:09 48:14 0:48 27:31 1:24:31

Mark Holgate was our only member out in this four miler.

4 Mark Holgate 23:04

254 finishers.

Mark Holgate had a cracking run out in this race to come home in third place and first V40.

3 Mark Holgate 36:46 (1st V40)

273 finishers.

83 Vicky Holgate 26:55

70 Chris Bateson 35:19

This race saw Stephen Chew back in the fell race scene where he came up against Jack Smith, a regular winner of this race.  Steve gave him a run for his money, but in the end, younger legs prevailed and once more, young Jack took the honours.  It was quite a race, in that whilst Steve was trying to chase down Jack, his team mates were chasing him and he finished just ahead of Nick Treitl and John Whiteside.  Barlick dominated this race in that the club secured five places out of the top ten finishers, with Carl Pawson narrowly missing out on joining that group.

The ladies race saw Sarah Tipler return to the fells to win the ladies race by a comfortable margin.  After her gruelling performance in the Three Peaks race, Leanne Dinsdale put in a surprisingly good performance to finish second woman, making it a Barlick 1-2.  Further down the field, it was good to see new runners Victoria Peel and Donna Milligan out on the fells and with more race experience, these girls will only get better.

A terrific run by Steven Snape saw him run out an easy winner in this first of the Grand Prix series.  On the ascent, he had a huge lead and although Danny Collinge tried to chase him down on the return, there was never any danger that he would end up being the race winner.  Of the Barlickers Julian Hood ascended well and on the approach to the summit was lying in 4th place with John Whiteside just behind him.  However, Julian faded on the descent, whilst John kept his place to lead the Barlickers home.  A good run by David Poole saw him finish in 8th position and secure Barlick the men's team prize.

In the ladies race, once more Rachel Villiers once more demonstrated that she is a good performers in all disciplines of running and finished 3rd lady and 2nd WV35.

40 Samantha Day 26:14 New PB
42 Logan McCredie 26:20
43 Scott McCredie 26:22
56 Heather Mitchell 28:26 New PB

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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.