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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Sunday, 18 June 2023

Buckden - 17 June 2023

Billy Cartwright of Matlock AC started this race as he meant to go along.  Conventional wisdom is that with such a steep ascent coming in this race before you have even had the chance to warm up, then it is better to walk up this ascent, saving your energy for the long steady ascent to the summit which follows.  Billy showed no such respect for convention and never fell below a steady jog, once he had crossed the beck, until he disappeared out of sight through the fell gate.  That is quite awesome running and demonstrated what a supreme athlete he is.  It was therefore no surprise that he was the first to re-appear to make the descent, with a good lead over his challenger, the evergreen Graham Pearce from Pudsey & Bramley.  Having shown the crowd, that had gathered on the opposing hillside, how to ascend, he then proceed to give a classic demonstration of how to make a steep descent at speed.  What a great all round fell runner and a deserved winner of the race.  Perhaps with some stronger competition, he could have been pushed to challenging the record for this race.  

In the ladies race, Nicola Jackson came 2nd last year when it was a British and English Championship race, so she was always going to be the one to beat and she finished 4th overall and first lady.  Her challenger was the young Lauren Munro-Bennett from Ambleside and she put in a good performance in her debut appearance in this race as a senior and she is definitely one to watch for the future. 

Sam Watson is not doing very much fell running these days, but he is keeping himself fit by doing a lot of cycling and he demonstrated all of his old his prowess on the fells by taking  a podium place and finishing third and his team mate from Wharfedale, Anne Hassell, also had a good run to finish third lady.

Nick Treitl was the leading member of the host club to take part, finishing in 4th place in the men's race. 

It was a good day's racing in almost perfect conditions with the recent dry weather leaving it firm underfoot and the beck reduced to almost a trickle and it was a very good start for new race organiser Andy Berry.

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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.