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

Langdale Fell Race - 12 October 2019

There is a small but growing band of runners within the club who are getting the taste of serious fell running in the Lake District. This is one such race.  It is 13 miles in length with 4,757 ft of ascent and is a tough challenge.   Luckily, the weather was kind and a record number of starters set off (just short of 400).  In view of the recent weather, the going underfoot was very slippery on the rocks and very boggy everywhere else.  As a result, many runners spent quite a bit of time on their arses. Stuart Heaviside had a good run and posted a good time as well as leading the Barlickers home.  Ben Hoye did not look too great before the start, but he came to as the race progressed and he also had a good run.  John Boothman set off wearing an old worn pair of trainers, which were not ideal for the conditions underfoot and they did not help his race.  In addition, John also suffered from "sheep syndrome" and after the bad step on Crinkle Crags, he followed a group of runners who led him on a longer excursion than he need have taken.  This probably cost him about thirty places, but he still managed a quicker time than last year.

Special mention should be made of Helen Harrison.  She made up her own mind to take on this race and whilst she has done long runs, they were probably not anything like the terrain of this race.  However, she not only completed the course, but finished in good shape and looking cheerful.

69 Stuart Heaviside 2:42:18
93 Ben Hoyle 2:50:10
194 John Boothman 3:16:35
374 Helen Harrison 4:32:55

396 starters - 377 finishers.

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.