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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An archive of all the race reports

1 Jimmy Craig 16:58
35 Hannah Newbold 23:08

13 Lucas Payne 19:52
42 Emma Pease 23:40

6 Ian Livesey 43:58
13 David Pease 46:40
21 Andy Smith 49:26

3 David Pease 20:58
6 Will Pease 22:21
12 Hannah Newbold 25:23
51 Sharon Newbold. 33:44 

145 runners turned out on an overcast Wednesday evening for the last race of the season, with a number completing race number 14 of 14. Jimmy Craig took the honours in 22:31, followed closely by youngster Joe Hopley of Rossendale, who is defiantly one to watch out for in the years to come, and Lawrence McCourt in third. For the ladies once again it was Hannah Jarvis who crossed the line in 22nd, 1st lady, Sarah Bell dusted off her racing vest to take 2nd and Liz Ensor took third. Team prizes went too Barlick for both the mens and the women's prizes with Jimmy, Smurf and Ben making up the mens team and Sarah, Laura and Molly the ladies. 


Race Results


The Bob Graham Round is a fell running challenge in the Lake District covering 42 peaks over 66 miles with around 27,000 ft of ascent / descent.
If you complete the round under 24hrs, and have a witness to confirm you reached each summit, you are eligible to become a member of the Bob Graham 24hr club.
Gary Bradley started hhis attempt at 21:05 on Friday 13th Aug and finished at 19:54 on Saturday 14th Aug for a total time of 22hrs 49mins.
“I had an excellent support team, both on the fells & at the leg change-overs, without their support this would not have been possible”.
Support runners:
Leg 1 - Michael Plummer, Simon Franklin, Carol Morgan
Leg 2 - John Boothman
Leg 3 - Stephen Shorrock, Tom Hollins
Leg 4 - Andy Berry, Tom Hollins
Leg 5 - Andy Berry, Nick Treitl plus Harley Treitl on the last road section
Leg changeover support - Steven Plummer, Michelle Plummer, Becci Daggett, Katie Towers, Leanne Treitl
It was a memorable weekend that will live long in my memory and I’m now looking forward to supporting some other BFR attempts (you know who you are….)  in the future….

10 Ian Cocks 36:56 

The penultimate race in the Pendle and Burnley Grand Prix league saw runners make their way over to Barlick to take on what many describe as the hardest race in the league, Weets. A damp start to the morning soon cleared as 129 runners made their way to the start line.
A quick check to see if anyone had misplaced some keys and the race was off with Gary Priestley taking the lead and maintaining for the whole race, with the battle on for 2nd and 3rd. Up and coming runner Alex Mason was looking comfortable in 2nd with a strong lead over current Grand Prix leader Jimmy Craig however towards the latter end of the race Craig found his feet and managed to pull past Mason to take 2nd. In the ladies race Hannah Jarvis took the honours in a time of 47:02, followed by Wharfedales Liz Ensor and Molly Ralphson just over a minute behind.

The team prizes this year went to Rossendale for the men and Barlick for the ladies.

The final race in what has been a jam-packed grand prix series for 2021 is Kelbrook on Wednesday a short 3.4 mile race with 700ft of ascent.  

Race Results 

Another outstanding performance by Jimmy Craig.  He decided to take the initiative and took an early lead, but he was being pressed all the way by Jacob Watson of Blackburn as they ran the first loop past the Alma.  To those watching, the question was; would he be able to maintain that lead?  It seemed like an age before the runners came into view again and this time, Jimmy was well and truly in front with a thirty second lead as the came down the hill from the Alma.  It was a big ask for Jacob to close that gap and that was how it finished, with another first place for Jimmy. 

Just two more races to go and with performances such as this, Jimmy has got his sights on being this year's Grand Prix Champion.  Let us hope that he stays injury free for this last cluster of races.

1 Jimmy Craig 33:55
14 Andy Berry 38:53
15 Barrie Charnley 39:06
33 Andrew Smith 43:41
34 Laura Craig 43:43
39 Jacqueline Collins 44:22
61 Lucy Brown 48:08
69 Emma Pease 49:31
83 Hannah Newbold 52:00
85 Katie Towers 52:29 

This race took place from Hutton-le-Hole  and was 29 miles with around 4500ft of ascent.  Cloey Mason was 35th overall and 5th lady.

15 Sean Fitzpatrick 23:32

These are the finishing times for the Barlickers taking part in the above series of races.

Andy Berry 17:55
Barrie Charnley 18:37
David Pease 19:10
Molly Ralphson 19:16
Laura Craig 20:13
Andrew Smith 20:37
Lucy Brown 21:45
Gemma Carson 24:04

What a perfect day for a fell race. There was a shower of rain in the morning but by the start of the race, it was a bright cloudy day, with a slight breeze – ideal running conditions. The race starts with a long climb. Coming up the hill out of Worsthorne, there was nothing to chose between Jimmy Craig, Gary Shaw and Stephen Hall. After the first initial climb, there is a slight downhill section before anther climb to the race summit. As the runners disappeared from view, the race opened up and it rapidly became a two horse race between Jimmy Craig and Gary Shaw. The race has a sting in its tail in that after passing the second reservoir, there is another climb before the final descent back to Worsthorne. As the two leading runners approached this last ascent, Gary Shaw made a challenge on Jimmy. To those watching, it was fascinating. There was a vet runner was taking the lead from a “young Turk”. The fact that he was able to do so says a lot about the fitness of Gary Shaw. One assumes that at this point, he was trying to break Jimmy and build up an unassailable lead. But Jimmy did not allow this to happen and settled in behind him and kept up with him. As they approached the top of this climb Gary was leading, but Jimmy Craig was on his tail and it left everyone wondering who would come out tops on the run in. As it turned out, Jimmy just had the edge and he passed Gary on the downhill run and with a bit of a sprint at the finish, he made it home with an eleven second gap. However this was a race and a half and it says much that Gary could push Jimmy so close. This was racing at its best.

Further down the field, Barlick had two runners in the top ten, with Ian Beresford finishing 5th and Andy Berry finishing 9th. Afterwards Ian admitted that he owed his position very much to being pushed by Andy during race.

In the ladies’ race, Jackie Collins led the Barlickers home in 5th place with Molly Ralphson close on her tail. Laura Craig has an excellent run to finish 8th overall and third Barlick lady.



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The main aims of the club are to increase the participation of running in Barnoldswick and to keep organised running as accessible as possible.