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

The Race to the Castle 10km is a new race which saw runners charging to Lancaster Castle and completing a loop around the battlements before heading for home. Given that and the fact that there were steps up to the castle, this was not a PB course. The course was wet and slippery with a few climbs, but our girls coped well, with Emma Bailey winning the ladies race and Cloey Mason finishing fist LV45.

6 Emma Bailey 43.06 - 1st lady
27 Cloey Mason 49.14 -1st LV45

Ambleside were the hosts for this year's relay event in the idyllic town of Grasmere. Over 1,400 runners descended on the sleepy town to partake in the 4 leg Fell relay. For those who aren’t familiar with the format, every year, Leg 1 is a solo leg with a defined/flagged route, Leg 2 is a pairs leg with a defined/flagged route, Leg 3 is a navigational Leg where runners are given a map with a series of check points on as they start their leg and are then expected to navigate their way between these, finally there is Leg 4 which is a solo leg with a defined/flagged route.

On the day BFR entered a ladies team, men’s A & B team and also an MV40 team. Leg 1 saw Jon Cleaver lead in the men, closely followed by Tim Chadwick and Virgil Barton with Jacqueline Collins representing the ladies.

Leg 2 saw Paula & Heather head out up the hill along with James Austin & Zac Kaye for the B team and the 2 Dave’s (Poole & Smurf) for the A team. It’s worth mentioning that the 2 Dave’s had a great leg coming in 22nd fastest from 248 teams - beating teams such as Ribble Valley. Great run!

Leg 3 (the dreaded Nav!)......Andy B and Nick T got round nice and cleanly for the A team, both Dave Halliday and Pete Beresford were 2nd fastest for BFR with a sub 2 hour run, then an AMAZING run from Vic Peel and Jen Hird saw the ladies come home just over 2 hours and 14th in the female open category....brilliant! Now for the bad news.....Pete Jackson and Gary "Navigational Expert" Bradley were the last BFR team home and got suitably ribbed by their team mates!

Leg 4 was the quickest leg of the day, we had Stephen Shorrocks for the vets, Emma Taylor for the ladies, Nicolas Kendall for the B team and Like Maude for the A team. Notably Emma was 20th in the female category and Luke was 15th in the Male open category - 2 top quality runs!

So, in summary, a great club day with BFR mixing it up with the top end as usual.  Next year will be better still!

Andy B (Fell Captain and navigational god).

34 Barlick A 4:25:21 28th Male Open Team
96 Barlick B 5:14:20 9th Open Team
108 Barlick MV40 5:19:15 21st MV40 Team
171 Barlick Ladies 5:53:29 21st Female Open Team

Leg 1

57 A Team Jon Cleaver 55:50
64 B Team Tim Chadwick 56:25
75 MV40 Team Virgil Barton 57:09
145 Ladies Team Jacqueline Collins 1:07:08

Leg 2

22 A Team David Poole / David Mirfield 1:08:21
133 B Team Zac Kaye / James Austin 1:26:57
138 MV40 Team John Boothman / Andrew Smith 1:27:41
218 Ladies Team Paula Cullen / Heather Driver 1:46:01

Leg 3

56 A Team Andy Berry / Nick Treitl 1:38:15
144 B Team Dave Halliday / Pete Beresford 1:58:15
157 Ladies Team Jennifer Hird / Victoria Peel 2:02:49
181 MV40 Team Gary Bradley / Pete JAckson 2:07:28

Leg 4

15 A Team Luke Maude 43:00
49 MV40 Team Stephen Shorrocks 46:57
99 B Team Nick Kendall 57:43
142 Ladies Team Emma Taylor 57:21

27 Lucille Pickles 21:49
260 Graham Wadsworth 34:25

8 Paul Elcock 21:16
37 Jamie Fox 23:55 New PB
148 Kristian Clayton 33:49 New PB

2625 Billy Haines 4:34:13
2626 Amanda Haines 4:34:13

A new cross country season and a new competition for the club. After the success, in recent years in the mid lancs league, it is almost like starting again.  For the men's team, Jon Cleaver put in a good performance to lead them home.  Nick Treitl did not look his usual self and he ended up finishing further down the field than we would normally expect of him.  For the ladies  team, Jacqueline Collins led them home with a sterling performance which saw her finish just outside the ten.  It was good to see some new faces in the ladies team and they will only get better with experience.  The teams finished as follows:

Men

24 Jon Cleaver 37:24
58 Scott Boardman  41:16
70 James Austin 42:09
100 Shane Muller 43:56
110 Nick Treitl 44:35
145 Andrew Smith 47:52
174 Richard Starkie 51:28
188 Gary Parkinson 56:59

Seniors 11th
Vets 16th

Women

11 Jacqueline  Collins 21:58
28 Paula Cullen 24:11
37 Cloey Mason 25:23
79 Hannah Newbold 26:56
80 Eleanor Moore 26:57
90 Nicola Muller 27:21
104 Diane Macdonald 28:21
105 Susan Hird 28:33
139 Sharon Newbold 32:13

21 Emma Bailey 22:13
125 Graham Wadsworth 35:15
126 Susan Hird 35:17

34 Sara Hardacre 32:20 New PB

Great performances and team work today saw the club finish in 10th position, which is our second best position in this race since the club was formed in 2013.  The club only finished higher in 2014 when they came home in eighth place.   The opening pair of Ian Beresford & Tim Chadwick got the team off to a sound start, handing over at Hartsop to Craig Shearer and David Mirfield.  This pair tore into the opposition, pushing the team into 8th place by the Kirkstone Inn handover.  Andy Berry and David Poole then set off up the long steep climb of Red Screes and lost a place before handing over to the final leg runners of Nick Treitl and Luke Maude.  They too lost a place, as they found themselves up against the formidable duo of Ian Holmes & Victoria Wilkison.  However, it was a great all round performance and sets up a sound platform for future years.

Leg  Name Time Pos
1 Ian Beresford & Tim Chadwick 40:07 12
2 Craig Shearer & David Mirfield   1:10:50 8
3 Andy Berry & David Poole 59:10 9
4 Nick Treitl & Luke Maude 1:13:06 10


Overall Time 4:05:13

9 Ian Livesey 2:31:02
42 Julian Hood 2:43:38
246 Dan Taylor 3:00:55

Rachel Villiers not only won this race, but she did it in style, finishing way out on her own, with a comfortable lead of almost three minutes over the chasing pack.  A truly great performance. A good run too from James Austin who secured a top twenty finish out of a starting field of 225 runners.

19 James Austin 1:34:10
25 Rachel Villiers 1:35:55 (1st Lady)

 The following results are provisional and the times will follow.

54 Zac Kaye
84 Shane Muller
109 Victoria Peel
184 Nicola Muller
218 Richard Treitl

21 Michael Alexander 23.58 New PB

3 Lucas Payne 19:15
6 Derek Walkden 20:30
7 Emma Bailey 21:02
8 Paul Elcock 21:08
65 Susan Hird 26:17 New PB
104 Gary Bailey 29:54

10 Alex Mason 18:14 New PB
43 Lucille Pickles 21:28 New PB
111 Cloey Mason 24:27
259 Sara Hardacre 29:29 New PB
340 Graham Wadsworth 35:05

Paul Elcock went up to Glasgow for this Half Marathon and had a good run, earning himself a new half marathon PB and a sub 90 minute time.

473 Paul Elcock 1:29:38

45 Andy Driver 41:36
49 James Austin 42:05
50 Andrew Smith 42:31
136 Nicola Muller 55:15
146 Richard Treitl 56:52
148 Susan Hird 58:12
161 Sara Hardacre 72:57

21 Paul Elcock 20:38 New PB

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.