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

321 Graham Wadsworth 37:34
334 Wendy Duffy 40:19

3 Lucas Payne 19:01
7 Martin Carson 19:42 New PB
77 Sarah Jones 26:44

Uphill out and downhill back, so not really a course where you would expect to achieve a PB.  Nevertheless, it was a pretty impressive performance from race winner Ben Fish of Blackburn.  The rest of the field, led by Jonathan Cleaver gave chase, but could not close the gap he had built up

2 Jonathan Cleaver 16:26
6 Alex Mason 17:21
26 Steven Roberts 18:58
52 Shane Muller 20:11
64 David Pease 20:52
76 Jen Hird 21:29
115 Heather Driver 23:21
121 Gavin Spencer 23:33
131 Emma Pease 24:10
153 Helen Harrison 25:10
155 Nicola Muller 25:18

5 Nick Treitl 24:21
16 Andrew Smith 28:18
18 David Pease 28:52
53 Tony Duffy 34:50
55 Emma Pease 35:44
65 Nicola Muller 40:52
74 Kristian Clayton 56:38

This was a well organised run supporting local charities, with plenty of BFR support.  It produced some good Barlick performances with young Alex Mason finishing 5th overall and Emma Bailey 3rd woman and 1st W40.

4 Alex Mason 36:25
29 James Austin 40:50
39 Emma Bailey 41:57 (3rd woman, 1st W40)
563 Richard Shilton 1:02:18

Eight Barlickers were out in this race where conditions, by the mid afternoon start,  were perfect for racing, cloudy but dry with a tailwind for the climb.

Results:

16 Andy Berry 56:42
54 Gary Bradley 1:03:44
59 Karl Robb 1:04:34
63 Barrie Charnley 1:05:29
69 Shane Muller 1:06:21
71 Peter Jackson 1:06:32
79 Glenn Whittaker 1:07:24
83 John Boothman 1:08:34

Barrie took a nasty fall on the descent & was patched up by the medics at the finish.

John & Glenn were contesting for their own private Ingleborough trophy which Glenn re-took back from John  ... The Whitman Cup?

All in all a great afternoon’s racing.

50 David Poole 1:20:42
85 Tim Chadwick 1:25:16
132 Zac Kaye 1:33:27
244 Victoria Peel 1:40:49

77 Daniel Van Essen 35:02

18 Lucille Pickle 21:17 New PB
64 Garth Duffy 23:46 New PB
68 James Macdonald 23:56
75 Ciara Duffy 24:13
266  Wendy Duffy 37:13
267 Tony Duffy 37:41

There was a battle royal at the front of the field in this race between Max Wharton of Calder Valley & Gary Priestley of Salford.  The pair finished way ahead of the following pack with Max Wharton just shading it over the second place man by just three seconds and setting a new course record in the process.  It was great racing between these two athletes.

The rest of the field came home nearly four minutes after the battling duo with Andy Collins leading the Barlickers home with another top class run.  Barlick were joint second place team along with Todmorden, although strictly speaking, they should have been third, based on the third counter rule.

4 Andy Collins 52:46
13 Andy Berry 57:08
20 Zac Kaye 1:00:25
27 Andrew Smith 1:03:13
30 Andrew Driver 1:03:23
37 David Pease 1:05:14
41 Anthony Brown 1:05:54

171 Andy Smith 5:40:49
499 Helen Harrison 7:26:16
500 Emma Pease 7:26:16
501 Marie Eden 7:26:18

643 Finishers 

70 Tony Duffy 44:49
82 Kristian Clayton 1:12:40

Tim Pigott won this ultra race, although not perhaps in the manner he would have wished.  Tom Fairbrother was leading and with only five miles to go, he took a wrong turn.  When he realised what he had done, instead of back tracking to the point where he went wrong, he tapped the finish line into his phone and followed the directions to take him there.  In doing so, he actually ran an extra mile.  Even though he approached the finish in the wrong direction, he was greeted as the winner, until the organisers realised what had happened.  When they did, he was disqualified and Tim, who had been in second place was declared the winner.  As Tim said, "He made an epic error and ended going along the main road - it's a trail race and was disqualified, but I am gutted that he did not get the prize he deserved".  

But your ability to follow the route is much a part of the event as as having the physical fitness to endure being on your feet for nine hours and as hard as it was on Tom, Tim Pigott got the honours.

1 Tim Pigott 8:43:54.

 

3 Craig Shearer 39:40
7 Andy Berry 45:02

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

Jonathan Cleaver set off determined to give the lads from Blackburn Harriers a run for their money and led everyone out of Townley Park onto the roads.  However, he was up against some class competition and when they returned Ben Fish was leading, with Jacob Watson second and John Cleaver third - all finishing under the 34 minute mark - some top class racing from all three.  Luke Turner continues to improve and finished just outside the top ten.

In the ladies race, Jacqueline Collins had a good run to finish 3rd lady.

3 Jonathan Cleaver 33:50
11 Luke Turner 37:28 (1st M50)
19 Barrie Charnley 38:56
23 Steven Roberts 39:39
34 James Austin 40:53
41 Carl Nevison 41:23
45 Jacqueline Collins 41:40 (3rd Lady, 2nd F35)
56 Shane Muller 42:45
66 Anthony Brown 43:41
94 Jenn Hird 46:54
121 Heather Driver 49:54
148 Nicola Muller 52:51
200 Marie Beech 59:44

Full Results

This show used to take place in September, but is now being put on earlier in the year in the hope of enjoying some better weather on the day.  Unfortunately, when planning this change, the Young Farmers never gave any thought about the fell race and with a week to go, no race had been planned.  Wharfedale Harriers normally host this race, but they could not help this year, due to it clashing with the Alva Games.

However, with the help from a couple of locals in the village, the race went ahead and even at such short notice, it managed to attract 17 runners.  

First home was Ian Beresford of Barlick, who was effectively having a duel with team mate Lee "Swell" Hird.  Third home was James Fieldhouse who wenet home with two trophies, one for being the first young farmer and the other for finishing first local.

The Lothersdale Show Fell Race harks back to the Victorian era and in common with races at that time, all competitors run together, bot young and old.  As a result, the first lady home was under 14 Megan Wilkinson and her father took much delight in confiscating the bottle of wine which she had won, leaving her just with a rather attractive iced ginger bread figure, which she won as first GU14.

The weather was kind for the new date and hopefully, next year will attract more runners to this historic race.

1 Ian Beresford 11:51
2 Lee Edwards  13:05

 

 

 

 

 

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.