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.
Sorry, but due to the Covid 19 outbreak, this event has been cancelled.
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
These are available from Pete Bland Sports and can only be bought online. The club no longer keeps a stock of vests. They cost £22.50 and £20 for a junior vest. The links are as follows:
Other Branded Club Kit
These are some of the items of kit branded with the club colours and logo which are available to purchase by club members and supporters. They include, training jersey, training top core, casual hoody, training rain jacket, training pants, training bag and backpack. These quality Puma products can be ordered online from:
Club Championships 2020
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.
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:
In 1999, on the old course, Sam Wadsworth won the egg stage in 3:26, only 4 seconds outside the record. Inspired by memories of former glories, he started at a furious pace, hoping that once more, he might do well in this part of the race. Going up the hill, he was second behind Tom Adams of Ilkley, but from there on, his advancing years and lack of training gradually took their toll. The mad dash at the start took too much out of him and his overall race time was down. However, further down the field, Fiona Brotherton continues to improve with each race.
49 Sam Wadsworth 18:43
308 Fiona Brotherton 34:31
The club was formed in December 2012 as a fell running club, but now also competes successfully in all running disciplines - Road, Cross Country, Fell and Trail. There is a strong spirit of inclusiveness and friendship within the club.
The club welcomes new members. You do not have to be a top runner to join the club. The existing membership covers a whole range of abilities, from those who like to compete at the top level, those who merely like to enjoy the experience of running, to those who are completely new to the sport.
So, whatever your level, you will always find a place in the club, whether it is going out with others of similar ability or joining one of our many training sessions, if you want to push your running to a higher level. And you will always find members in the club who will be happy to pass on their knowledge or offer you advice.
In addition, the club now has a large junior section which encourages participation in the sport by youngsters. You will find details of our junior activities in the Junior Web Site.
If you are interested in the joining the club, you will find an application form on our Membership Page.