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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Senior Men

91 Gary Shaw 41:21

179 Stephen Hall 44:05

187 Ben Whitehead 44:19


Under 13 Boys

32 Will Pease 12:56

3 Stephen Hall 70:09

30 Andy Smith 82:19

The Montane Spine Race is designed to be gruelling, and this year’s British winter didn’t disappoint. Blizzards, 70-mile-per-hour winds, waist-deep snow, and low overnight temperatures all took their toll on race participants. “Britain’s Most Brutal” event takes place along the 268-mile Pennine Way, which stretches from the Peak District in England to the Scottish borders. Participants run unsupported: they carry all their supplies (food, sleep system, clothing, and medical supplies), and no pacers are allowed.

John Boothman has become a bit of a club specialist in these challenging events and even though he has entered this competition previously and knows what it entails, he once more put himself forward for days of pain and suffering.

He was not long into the race and he felt sickly, to the point where he considered pulling out of it. Not only that, but there were strong winds and it was raining heavily and the going was very tough People were constantly passing him and by the time he got to Hebden Bridge, he was in 46th position. However, he slowly started feeling better and although he was just plodding steadily along, he was actually improving his position as many people were dropping out.

He slowly started clawing his way back up the field to the point that when he reached Alston, he was in 28th position. At one stage, because of the snow fall, he veered off the track and found himself up to his waist in a snow drift. He managed to get back on the track, but lost half an hour and a lot of energy with that mishap.  Ascending the last major hill before the finish, again he did not feel well and his stomach felt upset. However, once on the descent, there was a hut where he could get a coffee and eat a chicken wrap and with that inside him, it gave him a new lease of life. I was a good job too, because as he was leaving the hut, three chasing runners were just arriving. He felt that he had to put as much space as he could between himself and these three runners and he was going as fast as he could. When he left the hut, there was a group of runners about a mile in front of him. With just seven miles to go, catching them looked an impossibility, but with his new found energy, he kept going and not only passed them, but led them home by 33 minutes. As for the chasing group, he led them home by 40 minutes. It says a lot about his strength of character and determination that after 260 gruelling miles, he could muster the energy to actually jog towards the finish, whilst those around him were just concentrating on slowly plodding home.

His final position was 21st man which was quite some comeback from his position at Hebden Bridge.

19 Stuart Heaviside 57:44
21 Ian Cocks 57:59
80 Andy Smith 1:07:27
132 Heather Driver 1:16:19

Under 13 Boys
6 Will Pease 10:47 - Lancashire Vest
24 Tony Nixon 12:32

Under 15 Girls
13 Lexie Allen 16:57
16 Gemma Roberts 17:11

22 Laura Craig 29:32
38 Hannah Newbold 33:33
44 Paula Cullen 35:07

37 Ben Whitehead 37:35
70 Carl Nevison 42:38
89 Andy Smith 46:46

B. Race 

5 Stephen Hall 16:29 

3 Carl Nevison 21:33 
15 Paula Cullen 24:43
17 John Boothman 25:06 

7 Will Pease 21:25 - 1st U14 Boy
9 David Pease 21:26
21 Emma Pease 25:02

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.