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
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Great result for Craig Shearer as he took the honours in this race.

1 Craig Shearer 33:42

A fantastic effort from all the juniors that competed in The Kendal Winter League 2019, some fantastic racing in some nasty conditions. The final standings below show how well all the Juniors have done.

U17 Boys ( out of 21 competitors)

Jack Villiers 3rd 

U15 Girls ( out of 22 competitors )

Ciara Duffy 8th

U13 Girls  ( out of 41 competitors )

 Lucille Pickles 1st 

Jody Whitfield 9th

Lily-Grace Clayton 13th

Amber Muller 20th

U11 Boys ( out of 59 competitors)

Oscar Clayton 16th

Alfie Muller 29th

1 Andy Berry 19:09
2 Carl Pawson 19:59
20 Garth Duffy 24:05
22 Tony Duffy 24:16

7 Emma Bailey 20:48
44 Danny Butterworth 25:03

5 Ian Beresford 17:46 New PB
7 Alex Mason 18:04 New PB
17 James Austin 19:46
74 Cloey Mason 23:48 New PB
125 Nicola Muller 25:40
181 Marie Beech 27:32

A good turnout of Barlickers in this event and only Paul Oldham of Trawden, finishing third, broke the train of the four Barlickers as the front of the field.   Nevertheless, five Barlickers in the top ten is not a bad result, particularly as further down the field, Jacqueline Collins finished third lady.  It was nip and tuck at the front of the field with Dave Mirifield just shading it over David Poole.  However, good racing from the pair.

1 David Mirifield 40:47
2 David Poole 40:54
4 Andrew Collins 44:10
5 Shaun Chew 44:33
7 Andy Berry 45:08
15 Carl Pawson 48:33
16 James Austin  48:50
24 Jacqueline Collins 52:45 (3rd lady)
35 Zac Kaye 55:43
67 Cloey Mason 64:08

110 Kristian Clayton 1:10:38

Six Barlicker took part in this challenging 15 miles / 3071 ft race.  They finished as follows:

25 Andy Berry 2:07:19
71 Zac Kaye 2:22:13
83 Lorraine Slater 2:24:56 (3rd FV40)
86 Nick Kendall 2:26:35
125?? John Boothman 2:36:16??
230 Andrew Smith 3:03:10

John Boothman does not appear in the results although there is photographic evidence of him finishing the race.  Pending the race organisers sorting out this issue, his results, as above are provisional.

25 Barlick Ladies 2:12:19

1 Rachel Villiers (28) 31:59    2 Hannah Watson (35) 17:51
3 Helen Harrison (37) 18:14   4 Jacqueline Collins (28) 31:01
5 Cloey Mason (28) 17:54   6 Emma Bailey (26) 15:20

Emma Bailey was 9th fastest runner on her leg.

33 Barlick Men 3:41:29

1 David Poole (54) 27:59    Shaun Chew (53) 13:59
3 Jonathan Cleaver (45) 26:46   4 Andrew Collins (42) 13:35
5 Ian Beresford (42) 27:19   6 James Austin (38) 14:24
7 Ian Livesey (34) 25:50   8 Derek Walkden (35) 15:11
9 Andrew Carson (36) 14:26   10 Chris Smale (36) 14:38
11 Scott McCredie (34) 13:50   12 Ian Cocks (34) 14:02

The only Barlicker entered was Gary Bradley.  300 started this race, but only 286 finished.  The conditions were good, except there was a headwind on the first and last quarters of the route.  By the same yardstick, there was a nice tailwind in the other half of the race. 

132 Gary Bradley 3:53:30


8  Emma Taylor 21:13
21 Harley Treitl 23:32
27 Connor Fitzpatrick 24:22 New PB

104 Amber Muller 28:23
105 Nicola Muller 28:25

Another cracking run from Ian, to finish second in this race and also from Gaz Shaw who finished first V45.  The conditions were quite warm, despite the 7:30 start. The seafront front from the birthplace of Aphrodite to Paphos was in to a headwind, so pretty tough. 

2 Ian Livesey 2:42:29
11 Gary Shaw 3:08:11 (1st V45)
60 Dan Taylor 3:36:30

A great run and a PB for Rachel Villiers in this race.  

553 Rachel Villiers 1:31:46

Zac Kaye took part in this race. The course a 5k off-road run, then a 20k road bike followed another 5k off road run. He finished in 29th place, with the following times. 

Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
29 Zac Kaye 23:01 1:44 58:26 1:57 23:34 1:48:41

This race is always a challenge, particularly as it takes place at this time of the year.  Last year, it was the Beast from the East.  This year it was gale force winds coupled with driving rain.  The race itself is enough of a challenge without those extra handicaps.  We had two runners take part.  John Boothman, the hero of the Spine Race and Lucas Payne, the legend of the Iron Man competitions.  John completed the race, although it took him two hours longer than last year and Lucas pulled out.  The following is an account from each runner about an extremely tough and challenging day.

John Boothman

 I travelled up with Lucas and Kathryn, setting off at 5:00 am for an 8.00 am start which was delayed by about 15 mins.  he wind and rain were relentless apart from the occasional sheltered sections. There were just short of 500 entered but not sure how many actually started.  Lucas made a fast start whilst I knew I had to go steady as my fitness wasn’t up to scratch and not fully recovered from my Spine Race.  There was no let up in the weather which was predominantly head on or side on until just before dark when the skies cleared a little, which led to the temperature dropping.   I found the going very tough indeed and seemed to lack strength to run at my normal pace. I walked and jogged in intervals where I could.   The wind made it feel like driving with the hand brake on and dangerous in places where there were tricky descents with some sections were extremely sticky and slippery with all the rain making it muddy. 
About 20 miles in I saw Kathryn who told me Lucas had retired and I did consider it myself as I was struggling and also had cramps.   I decided to plod on and after 31 miles, I was relieved when I got to Osmotherley Village Hall check point  where I had a 30 minute stop to have noodles and rice pudding and fill up my water.   There was still 22 miles to go, but fortunately the going was easier in places allowing me to make better pace, but not the pace I would normally be capable of. 
From Kildale I seemed to be constantly being passed by other runners.  Normally I find my space and can hold it.  I reached White Horse check point just after dark (bottom of Sutton Bank) where Angela had come to meet me and she had brought a flask of hot chocolate which was very welcome, although I have to say I was so tired and demoralised I was tempted to jump in the car!   Having come this far I decided to finish the job.   It seemed a long 9 miles but I dug deep into my reserves to eventually finish in 13.31.05 (nearly 2 hours slower than last year).  
I was convinced I was nearly last due to the number of runners who had passed me but looking at the results, I was 120th out of 287 finishers so not just as bad as I thought.   When I finished,  they told Angela that at already 114 had dropped out, Lucas being one of them but not because of the weather but knee and cramp problems. 
After finishing it took me a while to come round.   I had some food, a shower and changed then we set off home.  As we came over the top of Sutton Bank, probably near two hours after I finished, there were stillrunners crossing the road with 8 miles to go, which makes you realise just how spread out we all were.   I am always determined but yesterday’s race certainly tested me and my waterproofs!  
Lucas Payne
So to be frank I messed up somewhat.
Firstly I have had a knee issue which I was rather hoping would not hamper my progress.
Secondly,  we all knew the weather was going to be awful - very windy and wet, so kit choice was tricky.   I opted for loads of layers including leggings and over trousers. I set off at a reasonable pace but simply got so hot it was impossible not to take clothing off.   So the heavy waterproof leggings were popped in my backpack,   I felt liberated and quick once again.  The trouble was that I got utterly soaked to the skin, leggings, undies, merino wool base layer, the lot - then I was so cold that my teeth were chattering out of control.  My form disappeared and my knee was getting worse.   I knew at that point that it was utterly foolish to carry on. I could not have even walked those extra 34 miles.

So I pulled out which was hard because I smashed the ‘Beast from The East’ weather last year. I have to say though that heavy wind and rain was tougher than freezing cold as per last year.

I got changed which took ages then went for fish and chips, followed by supporting John.  It was a lovely change to be honest.

All in all not a good day, the take from would have to be this:

Wear shorts and light tops, pack all your dry gear up for later when the pace drops and the miles add up, It’s the only way to keep warm and dry.

Ian Cocks took part in this race which is a 5K run, a 27K bike ride and then another 5K run.  He finished in 24th place, with the following times.

Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run2 Total
24 Ian Cocks 19:32  1.26 57:43 1.11 21:02 1:40:54

Just two Barlickers out in this race - Virgil for the men and Molly for the women.

126 Virgil Barton 56:03
243 Molly Ralphson 1:06:11

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