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

26 Chris Snell 41:46

25 Andy Berry 21:36
257 Richard Treitl 32:48

146 Andy Berry 3:38:41

78 Sara Hardacre 27:03

1 Matthew Lalor 17:24
3 James Tingle 18:02
14 Daniel Plant 21:09

78 Jamie Fox 25:42 New PB
114 Susan Hird 28:17

A trail marathon with over 7,000 ft of climb.  That was the latest challenge for Cloey Mason.  She finished in 67th position and 12th female in a time of 4:29:28.  There were 297 starters.

We had no team selected for these relays, but Sam Boardman stepped up to the mark at the last minute, put a team together which qualified for the finals in Birmingham.  Well done to Sam and to everyone who turned out and put in such good performances.  Sam has put together a report of the day.


It was good to see a record number of Barlickers taking part in this race and it was good to see Jimmy Craig back racing.  He is not yet back to his old self, but he was up there, coming home in 6th place.  We had quite a few women out  and they all put in some great performances.  Leanne Dinsdale was back out racing and although she was nursing an injury and ostensibly going steady, she still led the girls home, finishing 6th female.   The conditions were not the best for this race, as in view of the recent inclement weather, there was quite a bit of mud about which made the climbs even more energy sapping.  

6 Jimmy Craig 17:01
17 Andy Berry 18:54
53 Zac Kaye 21:07
67 John Boothman 22:07
72 Leanne Dinsdale 22:31 (6th female)
93 Victoria Peel 23:41
106 Hannah Newbold 24:29
112 Jenna Boothman 24:51 (GU15)
128 Eleanor Moore 26:42
135 Eve Boothman 27:22
163 Anne Marie Beech 30:34

This year we had one mens team and one ladies team out for the 12 and 6 stage event. Both teams put in strong performances to ensure that they both qualified for the nationals in a few weeks time. \

Mens 12 Stage 

26 Barlick Fell Runners 3:32:57

33 Raymond Edgar 26:01 
32 James Tingle 13:12
29 Lee Parrington 25:41
26 Gary Shaw 13:12
27 Marc Hartley 26:53
26 Scott Boardman 13:26
25 Craig Shearer 25:37
25 Lee Edwards 13:49
25 Christopher Smale 14:21
27 James Austin 14:27
27 Daniel Balshaw 14:09 
26 Ian Livesey 12:09 

Ladies 6 Stage 

18 Barlick Fell Runners 2:07:08

20 Sarah Jarvis 30:22
19 Jacqueline Collins 15:15
17 Jennifer Hird 15:25
15 Rachel Villiers 31:23
17 Heather Driver 17:30
18 Victoria Peel 17:13 

David Mirifield had a great run to comfortably take the win in this race, with a 3 minute lead over Paul Crabtree of Wharfedale, who just managed to hold off David Poole who came home in third place.Wharfedale.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

1 David Mirfield 51:00
3 David Poole 54:10
15 Chris Snell 1:00:15
26 Zac Kaye 1:04:54 (1st MU23)
29 Andrew Smith 1:05:24
30 Anthony Brown 1:07:19
69 Richard Treitl 1:31:05

77 finishers.

Only one Barlicker out in this race and he was the one man you could have forgiven for not running this week after his 55 mile run last week in arctic conditions.  Considering the state of his legs after last week he had a pretty reasonable run finishing in 47 position.

47 John Boothman 2:40:41

2 Andy Berry 19:37 New PB
7 Alex Mason 21:13 New PB
12 Scott McCredie 21:44
16 James Austin 22:31
17 Rachel Villiers 22:31
28 Lucille Pickles 24:39 New PB
32 Garth Duffy 25:09
33 Tony Duffy 25:27 New PB
39 Ciara Duffy 26:25 New PB
44 Nicola Muller 27:05
62 Anne Marie Beech 30:17


81 Susan Hird 28:10
132 Amanda Tarn 32:26

This was a race put on by Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team and it attracted a few of our Wednesday pub runners.  The race was won by Sam Watson of Wharfedale.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

3 Andy Collins 50:22
15 Andy Berry 51:28
22 James Austin 54:24
38 Zac Kaye 57:30
61 Paul Elcock 60:43
68 Victoria Peel 61:32
84 Jacqueline Collins 67:14

174 starters

This is an incredibly hard challenge, but even more so in the conditions which prevailed on the day.  Read all about it from the account of the day by John Boothman, from the link below.

Hardmoors 55 by John Boothman

Our two intrepid runners John "three races a day" Boothman and Lucas "ironman" Payne decided together to take on this challenge which is a 55 mile race, including 6,561 ft of ascent.  John was determined not to go off too fast but, as can easily happen in a race, he got swept along with the crowd and completed the first nine miles to CP1 at an average pace of 5.81 mph.  This was much faster than his target pace of 5 mph.  Lucas went off even faster, finishing the first leg at over 6 mph.  By CP2, there was a 12 minute gap between our runners and this is very much how it was throughout the rest of the race.  Sometimes, John would close the gap and then Lucas would extend it again. On the tops, all the runners were exposed to prolonged periods of extreme weather.  The wind would bring you to a standstill and your supply of water completely froze up.     The last big climb was Roseberry Topping, by which time, the gap was down to eight minutes, but John's water had frozen up again and he entered a real bad spell.  He forced some food down and drove himself on finishing quite strongly.  In the meantime Lucas pushed on finishing in 11h 14 m 54 seconds a full 22 minutes ahead of John. Given that they were up against specialist runners and the conditions on the tops were horrendous, this was a remarkable performance from both of them.

27 Lucas Payne 11:14:54 (31st overall)
34 John Boothman 11:37:39 (40th overall)

343 started. 164 finished.  179 retired.


106 Maddison Parrington 29:31

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.