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
Tuesday, 04 August 2020 08:53

PBGP Summer Series, Townley - 2 August 2020

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Not quite the excitement and buzz of conventional racing, but good sport and good competition nevertheless and good training too for those taking part.  How many times in a race does a runner find him or herself in the middle of nowhere, with no other runners close by and no supporters around to cheer them on?  In that situation, a runner has to call on that inner strength and keep pushing. - something a virtual races teaches well.  Virtual races also help you understand that in conventional racing, you should ignore what other runners around you are doing and run your own race, in your own way.  So virtual racing will enable our juniors to get a feel as to what are the best tactics for them, so when conventional racing returns, those getting out now will be better equipped and prepared for race day.

So, well done to the juniors who turned out for the first race in this series.  They all put in some good performances and were rewarded with some good results.

4 Summer Fitzpatrick 9:57

1 Harry Roberts 8:03

1 George Fitzpatrick 7:55
3 Will Pease 8:00

1 Connor Fitzpatrick 16:07

Another race put on by Trawden AC in the form of a time trial.  Not like proper racing, but much better than nothing in this shut down and well done to Trawden AC for organising it.  A few Barlickers turned out with six finishing in the top twenty, including Emma Pease who had a really good run to finish as first lady.

Well done too to Gemma Carson for turning out for her first race for the club.


After a long period with no racing, Trawden AC organised the Neil Alderman Trawden Celtic 7 Memorial Race.  To maintain social distancing, runs took place during Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st May, with time slots from 7am to 7pm each day.  Once completed, the times were collated.   Great performances  by Alex Mason and Molly Ralphson.

2 Alex Mason 42:01
4 David Mirifield 44:28
11 Andy Berry 47:16
16 Ian Cocks 48:38
19 David Pease 49:45
27 Molly Ralphson  51:28
28 Sean Fitzpatrick 51:36
29 Andrew Smith 52:33
39 John Boothman 55:43
49 Paul Elcock 58:13
62 Heather Driver 1:02:19
109 Jackie Bonsall 1:19:37

Well done to Trawden AC for putting this event on.

For some of the Barlickers not doing the relays, it was because they were doing this race.  Stephen Shorrock led them home finishing in 17th place.  Karl Robb paired up with Declan Bulmer from Wharfedale and they were the second pair home.  John Boothman was next to finish, but he struggled over the last 10K, due to lack of miles recently, but he was still 2nd Vet 55.  He was followed home by Gary Bradley

Katie Towers had a strong run  finishing 121st and then came Jamie Milligan, who was paired up with Pete Beresford.  At 7:04:50, it was a 39 minute PB for Jamie, a good effort considering that he only started running again six months ago.  Couch to 52K in six months!

17 Stephen Shorrock 4:59:17
27 Karl Rob & Declan Bulmer 5:16:40 (2nd pair)
49 John Boothman 5:38:27 (2nd M55)
121 Katie Towers 6:41:38
136 Jamie Milligan & Pete Beresford 7:04:50
236 finishers.

Monday, 16 March 2020 07:41

Clitheroe Junior Park Run - 15 March 2020

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2 George FitzPatrick 7:56 New PB
4 Toby Nixon 8:44
15 Summer FitzPatrick 9:52 New PB

282 Chris Smale 1:01:19

This was an unusual relay in that it was effectively four separate 10K races with the combined results put together at the end.  So the second race or "leg" started before the first race finished, so no one new the standing of their team.  Having said that, it made each "leg" feel like a proper race.  Barlick had a good day finishing 1st ladies, 1st men, 1st mixed with the vets taking second place.  It was also good to see so many "social runners" out racing and what was interesting is that they put on a damn good show.   

The Barlick teams finished as follows:

1 Barlick Leg Ends:  Barrie Charnley, James Austin, Ian Cocks, Ben Whitehead (1st Men)

3 BFR Pub Run Mixed:  Emma Taylor, Jac Collins, Zac Kaye, Andy Collins (1st Mixed)

4 Barlick Vets,:  Jock Boothman, Andy Smith, Andrew Driver, David Pease (2nd Vets)

10 Barlick Ladies:  Molly Ralphson, Heather Driver, Paula Cullen, Emma Pease (1st Ladies)

19 BFR Mixed Allsorts:  Eve Boothman, Jamie Fox, Leanne Dinsdale, Sean Fitzpatrick

24 BFR Social Runners:  Jackie Bonsall, Maggie Bugler, Jayne Lee, Daren Holdsworth

29 Quad Squad:  Hayley Whitehead, Marie Beech, Amanda Holden, Megan Worswick

37 Teams

13 Shane Muller 20:40 PB
14 David Pease 20:49 PB
21 Sean Fitzpatrick 21:33 PB
71 Nicola Muller 25:25

14 Lucille Pickles 23:44

40 Michael Alexander 22:48 PB
246 Sara Hardacre 32:46

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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.