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

Lucas Payne has been nursing an injury for some time and he entered this race to see if his body was on the mend.  Here is his report of the day.

It was a very cold, windy day.  224 runners all lined up, or should I say huddled together, off went the hooter and we were away.

The route was very interesting in that it was a mix of trail, soft sometimes very muddy ground and normal narrow tarmac roads,  basically an uphill first section, then undulating and finally a killer hill at the end. Super views were the order of the day.

I was delighted at finishing 8th in a time of 38:09.  However, I was brought back to planet Earth when the fellow who had pursued me relentlessly from the start finished just behind me. Heasked my age to see if I had robbed him of a prize. I said that I was 44.   He said "That's fine, I am a vet 55. OK,  I may look like Gollum off Lord Of The Rings, but that made me realize that I was almost dead ...  you have to laugh.

My lady wife and her chum also finished their first 10k race in 1 hour.  Round of applause. You never know, we may tempt them to sign up to BFR.

The Race Director and his colleagues really did organise a super event, very well marshalled.  Hot drinks, flapjack and bananas for the finishers - many thanks to them all.

This event is over 60 miles, involving some very hard rugged moorland and climbing over 11,000 feet. As you might expect, Mick Plummer was there, but unusually for Mick, he retired at Cray, as he was not feeling well.

However Gareth Bradley stayed the course and completed it in 17 hrs 41 minutes. But for the grouping time that he incurred, he would have completed it 25 minutes quicker.

 In his first race for the club, Chris Smedley came 31st out of 158 finishers, with a time of 1:11:58

This race was postponed from 24 March. Our sole representative was Andrew Carson and he had a PB, finishing in 40th position out of 808 finishers.

40 Andrew Carson 40:17

We had eight Barlickers entered in this race. Two did not start, Pete Jackson due to injury and John Boothman on doctor's orders but he joined the supporters who were out there to cheer on those who did take part. Only four completed the course and we have no note at the moment why the other two did not finish. The times were:

Nick Treitl 3:30:48
Andy Berry 4:15:34
Michael Thistlethwaite 4:34:29
Tom Bebee 5:01:54
Mark Sandamas DNF
Richard Treitl DNF

Barlick were 35th team.

This race was first held in 1971 and was part of the Barnoldswick gala weekend. It used to start at the Rolls Royce club and go through the centre of the town before makings its way to the narrow lanes that lead to open moorland and the 1,302 ft summit of Weets. It was a straight up and down race and as a lot of the running was on the road, it was very fast. In its day, it attracted a field of top runners, such as Kenny Stuart and Ron Hill.

The costs of closing off most of the roads through the centre of Barnoldswick meant that the race was eventually abandoned, but it was resurrected by Kevin Rogan with a new course which did not involve running through the town.

The new course is half a mile shorter than the old one, but is much more challenging in that there is more off road running and more climbing, some of it on the return leg when you least expect it. The course is still partially on the road and as such, it will not suit off road purists, but if you are looking for a different race with a bit of a challenge, this race will not disappoint.

Records: 2013 Tom Cornthwaite 37:14 / 2010 Victoria Wilkinson 40:31

The race starts at 11:00 am. 

Junior Races  U9, U11, U13, U15, U17.

These start at 10:00 am

The presentation will be at The Greyhound which is just down the road from Letcliffe Park.

Further details of the race are on the links below.

History of the Weets Race

Weets Race Details

Race Map

Entry Form

Race Profile

Roll of Honour

Results

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014

2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

This race was first run in 1981 and the course was designed by Peter Jebb, who together with his wife Anne, organised the Buckden Fell Race for 20 years. Peter was asked to organise a race by the Buckden Gala committee after winning the Fellsman Hike in 1981. In 1987, Peter altered the route to make the race more interesting and tougher. The course has remained the same ever since and this was the course on which the records were set.

Records: 1988 Colin Donnelly 30:51 / 1993 Carol Greenwood 36:32

This is a category A race and if warranted by the weather conditions, you will be required to carry full body cover. The decision will be made by the race organiser on the day and will be final. If you have no kit, you will not be allowed to race, so please come prepared.

Parking in Buckden is very restricted.  There will be a special car park for fell runners and their supporters, so please do not obstruct the lanes in and around the village, but use the specially designated car park, for which there will be a small charge.  This will be on the road to Hubberholme.  The charge will be £3.00 and will go towards enhancing the income from the gala.

The race starts at 2:30 pm

Buckden Pike Race Details

Entry Form

Race Map

Roll of Honour

The Story of Buckden Pike Memorial Cross

Results

2011 2001 1991 1981
2012 2002 1992 1982
2013 2003 1993 1983
2014 2004 1994 1984
2015 2005 1995 1985
2016 2006 1996 1986
2017 2007 1997 1987
2018 2008 1998 1988
  2009 1999 1989
  2010 2000 1990

Club Vests

The cost of a club vest is £22.50 or £18.00 for one for a junior.  These can be ordered from Joanne Sadowsky whose details are on the contacts page.

Other Branded Club Kit

If you require other kit branded with the club colours and logo such as Tee Shirts, Polo Shirts and Hoodies and matching pants, there is a selection of good quality products available from:

MC Sports
Sackville Mills
Sackville Street
Skipton
BD23 2PR

Tel: 01756 791688

View available products in club shop.

Club Championships 2019

To cater for the different interests and abilities within the club, the club championships are divided into four categories; Cross Country, Fell, Park Runs and Road.  Details of each category are on the links below.

2019 Results

Fell

Park Runs

 2019 Races

Fell

Park Runs 

Road

2018/19 Races

Cross Country

Previous Years

2018

Fell - Men
Fell - Women
Park Runs
Road - Men
Road - Women

2017

Cross Country - Men
Cross Country - Women
Fell - Men
Fell - Women
Park Runs
Road

2016

Cross Country - Men
Cross Country - Women
Junior Cross Country 2015-2016
Junior Club Championship
Fell
Park Runs
Road

2015

Cross Country

Junior Cross Country 2015-2016
Fell - Men
Fell - Women
Park Runs
Road -Men
Road - Women

2014

Cross Country
Fell
Park Runs
Road

2013

Fell

Barlick had three teams in these relays.  Two conventional teams and what was supposed to be a family team, but it was registered as a mixed team.  The details are:

A Team Pos    Time
Andy Berry 17 11:24
Michael Keegan     21 11:16
Rob Weir 21

10:58

 

 

 

 

B Team Pos    Time
Simon Kelly 33 11:51
Andrew Carson      22 11:16
Scott Baistow 25 12:01

 

Mixed Team         Pos    Time
Sam Wadsworth 13 10:34
Fiona Brotherton 75 19:52
Sam Wadsworth 61 10:26
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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.