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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Sunday, 19 May 2019

Calderdale Way Relay - 19 May 2019

There was a new look about the race this year.  Instead of the usual finish at Heath Rugby Union Club,, this year, Spring Hall was the finishing venue.  In addition, for the first time ever, chip timing was introduced to the race, although it suffered from a few teething problems.  As a result of finishing at Spring Hall, there was a big change to leg six.  

As a sign of the growing strength of the club, this year Barlick entered two male and two female teams.  Such is the spirit in the club that everyone gave their all and there are tales from all legs of people pushing themselves to the limit.  Whether it was Laura Craig, who had only recently had her second baby and who stepped in at the very last minute to replace a flight delayed Hannah Watson.  Or Gary Shaw, who finished leg two looking like he had had been put through the wringer by Julian Hood (he had), or Andy Berry whose face at the end of leg 5 showed that he had nothing more to give.  Then there was Leanne Dinsdale who looked so bad when she had finished her leg that she was given the once over by the medics. Luke Maude was another whose partner, Nick Treitl, pushed him to the limit, leaving him completely drained by the end of his leg.  Finally, there was Ian Livesey who was in the final leg with Jon Cleaver.  They started in third position.   Chasing down second place was out of the question due to the time difference, but behind our final pair was the Wharfedale "B" team who were looking strong.  At the canal bridge, Ian and Jon Cleaver had a lead over Wharfedale of a minute, when Ian suddenly felt a sharp pain in his leg and realised that he had injured his achilles tendon.  He could have been forgiven for pulling out at that point, but not only did he fight through the pain, but our final pair opened up the gap between them and the chasing Wharfedale pair.  All this commitment and effort was put in by people proud to wear the Barlick vest.  

What did all this effort lead to? The first two clubs last year were Calder Valley and Wharfedale and this year, their positions were reversed, with Wharfedale putting in a very good all round performance and taking the honours.  In a year when several top Barlick runners left the club to chase glory elsewhere, the A team came home third, the same as last year.   It was a great performance from all who took part.   Last year, our "B" team finished in 20th position, but this year, they finished 14th.  Again due to great commitment from everyone.

What about the ladies?  Once more, all the commitment and effort paid off and they were rewarded with 3rd place, after good performances throughout all legs.  Our first ever ladies "B" team also gave their all and finished in 11th position.  

There was a great spirit and camaraderie amongst all the Barlick teams at this race and everyone who took part can be proud of what they achieved today. 

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.