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

1 Nick TREITL 18:01
10 Michael THISTLETHWAITE 20:43

The race was won by the in form Tom Cornthwaite who finished in a time of 1:15:29, breaking the long standing record set by Roger Brewster.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

32 Andy Carson 1:42:12
37 Chris Smedley 1:44:30
54 Des Walker 1:54:12
Stephen Chew DNF


Victoria Wilkinson hobbles over the line with a suspected broken leg to win the ladies race

When Victoria Wilkinson of Bingley Harriers crossed the line to take first place in this English Championship race, she was limping badly and obviously in a great deal of pain.  She was attended to by the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue, who suspected that she might have a broken leg.  However, an x-ray later revealed that no bones were in fact broken, but her leg is very swollen and she cannot walk without the aid of crutches.  Victoria ran a sterling race and was obviously going all out for victory on the descent where she was enjoying a good lead.  On the final steep descent towards the beck, she adopted a cautious approach and descended very steadily, but she went over on her ankle and despite the pain, she ran on with grim determination that she was not going to let victory escape from her grasp.

Helen Finnes looked to be going well in the race, but on the day, she could not match the pace of Victoria Wilkinson and had to settle for second place.  Judith Jepson of Dark Peak took third place and was first FV40. 

A great performance by Emma Gould of West Bromwich Harriers, saw her finish fifth and first U23 and a quite amazing performance by the in form Gill Myers of Wharfedale saw her finish 10th overall and first Vet 50.

In the men's race, Morgan Donnelly and Rob Jebb attacked the steep first field and were neck and neck at the stile halfway up the climb.  The race then becomes more runnable and with Simon Bailey only 20 yards behind, it was turning into a classic battle at the front.  Of the locals, Sam Watson of Wharfedale was leading the way with Mark McgGldrick in close contention.   As the first runners came into view after the summit, Morgan Donnelly and Simon Bailey were neck and neck with Donnelly holding a slender advantage back at the stile.  Bailey attacked as soon as the descent became more severe and took the honours.  Rob Hope and Lloyd Taggert caught Bingley's Rob Jebb on the descent. Donnelly took first V40.  Sam Tosh, last year's winner was first under 23 with a time that was nearly two minutes quicker, showing the class of this year's field. A youngster who did stand out was Max Wharton, who is only 16 years old and yet he finished in 12th position overall.  A very bright prospect for the future.  Ian Holmes was first V45 and 13th overall. First vet 50 went to Mark Roberts of Borrowdale.  All in all, it was as you'd expect for an English Championship race - very competitive.


A few runners complained about the heat in the five and a half mile Weets Race.  Imagine running 23 miles in the same conditions.  That is what Andy Hirst did and it took him five and three quarter hours.  He finished 84th out of 140 runners and felt that he did not have a particularly good run, being 20 minutes down on his last year's time and 39 minutes slower than his pb.  He was 100th on Kirk Fell, so he made up 16 places over Pillar and Haycocks.

His split times were:

Great Borne           46:32
Red Pike             1:18:48
Black Beck Tarn  2:12:12
Green Gable        2:49:12
Kirk Fell              3:18:08
Pillar                   4:01:24
Haycock             4:35:07
Iron Crag             4:59:23
Crag Fell             5:27:11
Finish                 5:46:07
Andy has written a full account of his day.

3 Ian LIVESEY 00:17:19
27 Derek WALKDEN 00:21:15

Tom Cornthwaite wins the race and sets new record.

Good conditions underfoot saw a faster race than usual with Tom Cornthwaite cruising to an easy win and a new course record, but with the first three finishers beating the previous record. The other two in the first three were previous winners Mark McGoldrick and Sam Watson. The race and conditions also suited Paul Stevenson of Pudsey & Bramley who, as a V50 finished first overall Vet and 5th overall in the race.  An amazing performance.

In the ladies race, last year's Pendle & Burnley Grand Prix Champion, Amy Green, had an easy win with the second fastest ladies time on this course.  She was followed home by Claire Cooper of Keighley & Craven & Fiona Hall of Trawden AC. 

Of the Barlickers, it was nice to see six of them in the top twenty.  Shaun Chew led them home in 6th place, Rob Weir was 10th and showing that he is returning to form, Lucas Payne finished 11th and 3rd overall V40.

Full Results

Video of Race

This was a British Championship race and attracted most of the top fell runners.  Morgan Donnelly ran out the winner ahead of Joe Symonds and Robb Jebb. Our one representative in the race finished as follows:

145 Scott Baistow 1:31:54


Ian Livesey was out again this weekend, this time finishing this 10 mile race from Preston in 6th place with a time of 59:38.

2 Ian LIVESEY 17:34
59 Michael ALEXANDER 23:38

It seems like the  Barlick Fell Runners name is cropping up everywhere and this time it is in a swimming event.  Mark Sandamas cannot run at the moment, but he can swim and he entered this event as a Barlicker.  Did pretty well too - 34th out of 148.  Full results and times are in the results section

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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.