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
Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

Wadsale Horseshoe - 13 July 2019

Gary Bradley & Stephen Shorrock Gary Bradley & Stephen Shorrock

This is a tough challenge and not for the faint hearted, but three intrepid BFR members made the trip to Wasdale Head for this 21 mile, 9000ft AL Lakeland Classic.

It was a cloudy start to the day but by the time race start came, the forecast was proving accurate with the sun beating down.  It was a day for slapping on the sunscreen & staying hydrated.

140 started and only 117 finished.

It was very hot & humid on the first couple of climbs but a bit of cloud started building up as the afternoon wore on and the runners got some respite from the heat.  Gary Bradley had a good run and knocked 18 minutes off his previous best.  Stephen Shorrock also had a good run too, knocking 6 minutes off his best as well.  As for Jack Ingham, he said that had forgotten just how tough it was.

55 Stephen Shorrock  5:36:08
73 Gary Bradley 5:49:03
108 Jack Ingram 6:38:05

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.