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

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

 

 

 

 

 

5 Martin Carson 19:18 New PB
7 James Austin 19:38
10 Emma Bailey 20:19

71 Daniel Van Hessen 33:55

A good run and new PB for Barlick junior Harry Roberts. 

25 Harry Roberts 22:47 New PB

A good turnout for this Lakeland club championship race where the Barlickers were led home by Jimmy Craig.

11 Jimmy Craig  1:19:16
15 David Poole 1:22:19
21 Stephen Shorrock 1:24:48
25 Tim Chadwick 1:25:37
41 Ian Cocks 1:31:42
53 Karl Robb 1:35:48
58 David Pease 1:36:57
59 Andrew Smith 1:38:52
72 John Boothman 1:42:02
77 Dave Halliday 1:45:02
94 Ian Beresford 1:53:59
103 Hannah Newbold 2:00:54
104 Katie Towers 2:02:19
110 Richard Treitl 2:48:49

This is the real tough challenge in the Grand Prix Series and there was some quality competition at the front of the field.  Credit therefore is due to our two athletes with a top ten finish, Jon Cleaver and Andy Collins.  Jon has written an interesting account of the day from the perspective of battling it out in the tough environment at the front of the field.

"The Jewel in the the GP crown. 2000ft half(ish) marathon taking in the stunning countryside of Pendle. I set of with the intention of hitting it hard and going for broke to try and make the immortal Hall of Fame list of runners who had made it round in under 83 minutes. From the start I knew a Podium was going to be tough with the 3 times champ David Rigby, Ben Fish & Ben Coop toeing the line. I was leading the race until the climb to the Shooters where the Ben(s) took over which was fairly inevitable at some point. I stuck with Rigby until just after Thursden where I started to put a gap into him. For the rest of the race I was on my own versus the clock as I knew that third would happen as long as I kept on pushing and Coop had too big a gap for me to claw back. In the end I came in 01:22:18 which I was delighted with. On the day fortune favoured the brave!

Some other cracking runs from the club with Andy Collins & Andy Berry in the men’s seniors putting in solid times.

On to the next one!

PS - Shout out to Luke Turner who is on his way back in the BFR vest. One to watch in a few months!"

3 Jonathan Cleaver 1:22:18
8 Andrew Collins 1:28:40
14 Andy Berry 1:35:07
18 Luke Turner 1:36:26
32 Carl Dawson 1:40:31
37 Jacqueline Collins 1:43:50
45 Carl Nevison 1:45:31
59 Shane Muller 1:50:16
124 Cloey Mason 2:09:00
154 Nicola Muller 2:17:28
181 Helen Harrison 2:25:07
182 Emma Pease 2:25:07
184 Maie Eden 2:25:13

14 Emma Bailey 20:12
229 Max Villiers 29:28
334 Graham Wadsworth 34:25

4 James Crook 21:51

A good run by Andy Collins saw him take a podium place in this race with to colleagues also finishing in the top ten.  Jacqueline Colins also secured a podium place in addition to being 1st F35.

3 Andrew Collins 39:39
5 Tim Chadwick 40:53
10 Carl Pawson 42:36
16 Jaqueline Collins 46:42 (3rd female 1st F35)
18 Andrew Driver 47:08
24 Dave Halliday 49:51
27 John Boothman 51:33
43 Heather Driver 56:00
45 Gavin Spencer 57:04
50 Amanda Haines 59:22
56 Katie Towers 1:02:19
63 Donna Milligan 1:09:34

As usual a few Barlick teams in this event, with the men's 1st team missing out on 3rd place by one second.  However the good news that two of the team were "Young Turks" Alex Mason & Jack Villiers and what will we do next year when they are one year older?  The ladies team did well in that they were first senior ladies team, although they get shown the way home by a few of the female junior teams.

Barlick Men 1
Jon Cleaver 15:18
Alex Mason 15:43
Jack Villiers 15:24
4th Place - Time 46:25

Barlick Men 2
Andy Berry 15:32
Ian Beresford 16:50
James Austin 18:04
11th Place - Time 50:26

Barlick Men Vets 1
Chris Smale 18:00
Scott McCredie 17:48
Carl Pawson 16:57
22nd Place - Time 53:05

Barlick Ladies 1
Paula Cullen 18:44
Jacqueline Collins 20:31
Lucy Brown 19:34
55th Place - Time 58:49

Barlick Mixed 3
Andy Smith 18:58
Emma Pease 21:54
Hayley Whitfield 21:46
75th Place - Time 1:02:38

Barlick Ladies 2
Laura Craig 21:39
Leanne Dinsdale 20:38
Hannah Newbold 20:50
80th Place - Time 1:02:57

Barlick Mixed 1
Karen Lemon 23:13
Nicola Muller 23:50
Dave Halliday 19:48
92nd Place  - Time 1:06:51

Barlick Mixed 2
Jamie Milligan 23:58
Donna Milligan 25:48
Anne Marie Beech 19:48
119th Place - Time 1:16:12

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.