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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Saturday, 03 February 2024

Pendle Way in a Day - 3 February 2024

There are two running races, one over 30 miles and the other over 45 miles.  You would think that John Boothman, having only recently completed the 268 mile spine race would have had the weekend off.  But John is always up for a challenge and he entered the longer race.  He went steady with the object being to get round injury free and that is what he did.  Having said that, he did finish 3rd M60.

Richard Cranham took part in the 30 mile race, which was a surprise as he has recently being experiencing a niggle with his ankle.  However, he was going well and was in 3rd in third place at the final check point and his ankle was holding up. However, shortly afterwards, he went wrong and lost a place and then, going up Pendle, he rolled his ankle and fell.  He could no longer run on it, but he decided to walk the last 4 miles to the finish.  At that point, as he was no longer running, he should have put his kit on and it was only when he was near the trig and walking really slowly that he realised that he was getting cold.  By the time he reached the steps, he was cramping badly and could hardly walk.  A passing runner lent him his poles.  Further down the steps, another passing runner, Dan Anderson, sacked off his race and stopped to help.  Robert does not remember it, but Dan said that he found him shivering, saying that he was tired, but otherwise not talking a lot of sense. All classic signs of hypothermia. He stripped Robert down and put on his emergency kit, even stopping a walker and borrowing his coat as well.  Dan also gave him his hat and dry gloves.  He then walked him to the finish.  What a brilliant guy.  Robert finished in 34th place, but had it not been for Dan, this race might have been his last one.  This incident is a reminder to us all of the dangers of hypothermia.  If you ever have to stop running, then layer up immediately as your body temperature can drop rapidly and it is quite frightening, but the human body can only function within a very narrow temperature window.  Thankfully, Robert got warmed up and is now OK.

45 Mile Race

57 John Boothman 10:21:06 (3rd M60)

30 Mile Race

34 Robert Cranham 6:50:27

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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.