5 Andrew Collins 32:05
11 Tim Chadwick 33:45
14 Carl Pawson 34:40
22 Jacqueline Collins 37:45
31 John Boothman 38:59
34 David Pease 39:23
39 Paul Elcock 40:10
47 Jamie Fox 43:10
50 Tony Duffy 44:07
52 Emma Pease 44:23
53 Andrew Smith 44:24
60 Chris Thomas 46:54
62 Jackie Hodgson 47:28
68 Nicola Muller 49:41
71 Anne-Marie Beech 52:38
A good run out for a couple of our girls in this race. Lorraine Slater put in a top performance to hold off Heather Dalgleish of Rossendale to win the ladies race and Lucy Brown came home in 6th place.
22 Lorraine Slater 41:06 ( 1st lady, 1st W40)
45 Lucy Brown 45:22 (6th lady)
Those of you with a good memory may recall that Emma Bailey picked this, her first marathon, as a charity raising event. She made her cause a contribution towards a new, state of the art, scanner at the Yorkshire Cancer Centre. The good news is that thanks to Emma and others like her, the target of £2.4 million has now been reached. This will push the treatment at the cancer centre to an even higher level for the benefit of future cancer patients.
Thanks to everyone from the club who contributed.
A good turnout for this Bank Holiday race set in the lovely dales village of Austwick with its traditional street market. Jonathan Cleaver found himself up against two in form runners, John Stretton & Lee Athersmith, but nevertheless, put in a top performance to take third place. Stephen Shorrocks had a great run to finish 6th and take the 1st V40 prize.
In the ladies race, Jacqueline Collins led the Barlick ladies home. but this was not her type of race and she struggled to emulate the form which she showed in the Burnley Lions race. (Or was it because she put so much into that race, only two days earlier?).
There were a a few podium prizes for our junior runners and these are detailed on our Junior website.
3 Jon Cleaver 52:17
6 Stephen Shorrock 53:49 (1st M40)
16 Andy Berry 57:17
20 Ian Cocks 58:09
47 Shane Muller 1:02:50
50 Andrew Smith 1:03:36
53 Jacqueline Collins 1:03:50
54 David Pease 1:03:57
60 Paul Elcock 1:05:06
61 John Boothman 1:05:12
69 Glenn Whittaker 1:06:54
76 Pete Jackson 1:08:03
95 Jamie Fox 1:10:46
111 Heather Driver 1:13:58
113 Hayley Whitehead 1:14:39
142 Katie Towers 1:21:47
143 Nicola Muller 1:22:06
It is not often that a club from round here goes up to the Lakes and takes the team prize, but as a result of three cracking performances, that is what Barlick did today. This is a typical out and back race over 15.5 miles with 5,300 ft of climbing in it. Sadly the clag was down for most of the day with only brief glimpses of the usual great Lakeland views.
Julian finished 8th, Andy Collins was 10th and with Tim bringing up the rear in 15th place, it was enough to secure the team prize. Good fell running in what is serious fell running country.
8 Julian Hood 2:31:19 (2nd M40)
10 Andy Collins 2:34:58
15 Tim Chadwick 2:37:01
109 Karl Robb 3:57:07
A great performance by Jacqueline Collins saw her comfortably take the honours in the women's race, with Heather Driver finishing 8th. In the men's race, Jonathan Cleaver led the Barlickers home, finishing in 5th place. Junior runner, Alex Mason is getting used to mixing it in the senior races and he enjoyed a top ten finish (finishing 8th overall) and 1st under 18 by a comfortable margin. A good turnout of Barlickers with many finishing amongst the top category positions.
5 Jonathan Cleaver 34:43
8 Alex Mason 36:28 (1st MU18)
21 Steven Roberts 39:07 (2nd M50)
25 Carl Pawson 39:45 (2nd M45)
27 Scott McCredie 40:06 (3rd M40)
41 James Austin 41:49
42 Carl Nevison 42:02
44 Jacqueline Collins 42:11 (1st Woman, 1st W35)
53 Shane Muller 43:21
63 Anthony Brown 44:16
65 Andrew Smith 44:24
69 David Pease 44:36
74 Paul Elcock 45:05
77 John Boothman 45:44
103 Jamie Fox 48:04
112 Heather Driver 48:42 (8th Woman, 2nd W35)
117 Tony Duffy 49:04
129 Emma Pease 50:34 (13th woman)
138 Richard Starkie 51:04
143 Helen Harrison 51:35 (19th woman)
164 Nicola Muller 53:36 (27th woman)
202 Jean Rawlinson 58:18 (45th woman, 1st W65)
There was a new look about the race this year. Instead of the usual finish at Heath Rugby Union Club,, this year, Spring Hall was the finishing venue. In addition, for the first time ever, chip timing was introduced to the race, although it suffered from a few teething problems. As a result of finishing at Spring Hall, there was a big change to leg six.
As a sign of the growing strength of the club, this year Barlick entered two male and two female teams. Such is the spirit in the club that everyone gave their all and there are tales from all legs of people pushing themselves to the limit. Whether it was Laura Craig, who had only recently had her second baby and who stepped in at the very last minute to replace a flight delayed Hannah Watson. Or Gary Shaw, who finished leg two looking like he had had been put through the wringer by Julian Hood (he had), or Andy Berry whose face at the end of leg 5 showed that he had nothing more to give. Then there was Leanne Dinsdale who looked so bad when she had finished her leg that she was given the once over by the medics. Luke Maude was another whose partner, Nick Treitl, pushed him to the limit, leaving him completely drained by the end of his leg. Finally, there was Ian Livesey who was in the final leg with Jon Cleaver. They started in third position. Chasing down second place was out of the question due to the time difference, but behind our final pair was the Wharfedale "B" team who were looking strong. At the canal bridge, Ian and Jon Cleaver had a lead over Wharfedale of a minute, when Ian suddenly felt a sharp pain in his leg and realised that he had injured his achilles tendon. He could have been forgiven for pulling out at that point, but not only did he fight through the pain, but our final pair opened up the gap between them and the chasing Wharfedale pair. All this commitment and effort was put in by people proud to wear the Barlick vest.
What did all this effort lead to? The first two clubs last year were Calder Valley and Wharfedale and this year, their positions were reversed, with Wharfedale putting in a very good all round performance and taking the honours. In a year when several top Barlick runners left the club to chase glory elsewhere, the A team came home third, the same as last year. It was a great performance from all who took part. Last year, our "B" team finished in 20th position, but this year, they finished 14th. Again due to great commitment from everyone.
What about the ladies? Once more, all the commitment and effort paid off and they were rewarded with 3rd place, after good performances throughout all legs. Our first ever ladies "B" team also gave their all and finished in 11th position.
There was a great spirit and camaraderie amongst all the Barlick teams at this race and everyone who took part can be proud of what they achieved today.
This a tough day covering 37 miles from Langdale over Helvellyn, Scafell Pike & Old Man of Coniston making 10,000ft of ascent. The weather was kind, which was a bonus. We had three pairs out, but with mixed results, from 1st MV110 to a DNF.
50 Gary Bradley & John Boothman 9:23:02 (1st MV110)
64 Karl Robb & Simone Capponi 9:42:42
DNF due to injury Pete Beresford & Declan Bulmer.