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
Hellifield Gala Fell Race
The latest in the series of races organised by Barlick Fell Runners.
Buckden Pike Fell Race
Weets Fell Race - 10 June 2017
The race organised by Barlick Fell Runners.
Juniors
As a serious Running Club we are committed to providing our Junior Members with the best advice and opportunities to develop as athletes
Tour of Pendle
Lorraine Slater battling through the snow and on her way to first lady.

Race Reports

  • Fleet Half Marathon - 17 March 2019

    A great run and a PB for Rachel Villiers in this race.  

    553 Rachel Villiers 1:31:46

  • Lancaster Duathlon - 17 March 2019

    Zac Kaye took part in this race. The course a 5k off-road run, then a 20k road bike followed another 5k off road run. He finished in 29th place, with the following times. 

    Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
    29 Zac Kaye 23:01 1:44 58:26 1:57 23:34 1:48:41
  • Hardmoors 55 (50) - 16 March 2019

    This race is always a challenge, particularly as it takes place at this time of the year.  Last year, it was the Beast from the East.  This year it was gale force winds coupled with driving rain.  The race itself is enough of a challenge without those extra handicaps.  We had two runners take part.  John Boothman, the hero of the Spine Race and Lucas Payne, the legend of the Iron Man competitions.  John completed the race, although it took him two hours longer than last year and Lucas pulled out.  The following is an account from each runner about an extremely tough and challenging day.

    John Boothman

     I travelled up with Lucas and Kathryn, setting off at 5:00 am for an 8.00 am start which was delayed by about 15 mins.  he wind and rain were relentless apart from the occasional sheltered sections. There were just short of 500 entered but not sure how many actually started.  Lucas made a fast start whilst I knew I had to go steady as my fitness wasn’t up to scratch and not fully recovered from my Spine Race.  There was no let up in the weather which was predominantly head on or side on until just before dark when the skies cleared a little, which led to the temperature dropping.   I found the going very tough indeed and seemed to lack strength to run at my normal pace. I walked and jogged in intervals where I could.   The wind made it feel like driving with the hand brake on and dangerous in places where there were tricky descents with some sections were extremely sticky and slippery with all the rain making it muddy. 
     
    About 20 miles in I saw Kathryn who told me Lucas had retired and I did consider it myself as I was struggling and also had cramps.   I decided to plod on and after 31 miles, I was relieved when I got to Osmotherley Village Hall check point  where I had a 30 minute stop to have noodles and rice pudding and fill up my water.   There was still 22 miles to go, but fortunately the going was easier in places allowing me to make better pace, but not the pace I would normally be capable of. 
     
    From Kildale I seemed to be constantly being passed by other runners.  Normally I find my space and can hold it.  I reached White Horse check point just after dark (bottom of Sutton Bank) where Angela had come to meet me and she had brought a flask of hot chocolate which was very welcome, although I have to say I was so tired and demoralised I was tempted to jump in the car!   Having come this far I decided to finish the job.   It seemed a long 9 miles but I dug deep into my reserves to eventually finish in 13.31.05 (nearly 2 hours slower than last year).  
    I was convinced I was nearly last due to the number of runners who had passed me but looking at the results, I was 120th out of 287 finishers so not just as bad as I thought.   When I finished,  they told Angela that at already 114 had dropped out, Lucas being one of them but not because of the weather but knee and cramp problems. 
     
    After finishing it took me a while to come round.   I had some food, a shower and changed then we set off home.  As we came over the top of Sutton Bank, probably near two hours after I finished, there were stillrunners crossing the road with 8 miles to go, which makes you realise just how spread out we all were.   I am always determined but yesterday’s race certainly tested me and my waterproofs!  
     
     
    Lucas Payne
     
    So to be frank I messed up somewhat.
     
    Firstly I have had a knee issue which I was rather hoping would not hamper my progress.
     
    Secondly,  we all knew the weather was going to be awful - very windy and wet, so kit choice was tricky.   I opted for loads of layers including leggings and over trousers. I set off at a reasonable pace but simply got so hot it was impossible not to take clothing off.   So the heavy waterproof leggings were popped in my backpack,   I felt liberated and quick once again.  The trouble was that I got utterly soaked to the skin, leggings, undies, merino wool base layer, the lot - then I was so cold that my teeth were chattering out of control.  My form disappeared and my knee was getting worse.   I knew at that point that it was utterly foolish to carry on. I could not have even walked those extra 34 miles.

    So I pulled out which was hard because I smashed the ‘Beast from The East’ weather last year. I have to say though that heavy wind and rain was tougher than freezing cold as per last year.

    I got changed which took ages then went for fish and chips, followed by supporting John.  It was a lovely change to be honest.

    All in all not a good day, the take from would have to be this:

    Wear shorts and light tops, pack all your dry gear up for later when the pace drops and the miles add up, It’s the only way to keep warm and dry.
     
  • Parbold Duathlon - 17 March 2019

    Ian Cocks took part in this race which is a 5K run, a 27K bike ride and then another 5K run.  He finished in 24th place, with the following times.

    Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run2 Total
    24 Ian Cocks 19:32  1.26 57:43 1.11 21:02 1:40:54
  • Stretton Hills Fell Race - 17 March 2019

    Just two Barlickers out in this race - Virgil for the men and Molly for the women.

    126 Virgil Barton 56:03
    243 Molly Ralphson 1:06:11

  • Haworth Hobble - 9 March 2019

    Haworth Hobble - 9 March 2019

    Two firsts for Barlick

    This race was run in atrocious conditions in the morning and first home was Rory Harris, an unattached runner, in 4:22:59.  Not far behind him was Ian Livesey & Nick Treitl who put in a cracking performance to finish second overall and 1st in the pairs section.  Another terrific performance from Ben Hoyle and Lorraine Slater saw them finish first mixed pairs. 

    Emma Taylor finished 2nd lady and Pete Jackson was 1st V60.

    2 Nick Treitl & Ian Livesey 4:24:01 (1st Pair)
    15 Stephen Shorrock 4:56;52
    29 Lorraine Slater & Ben Hoyle 5:06:30 (1st Mixed Pair)
    31 Andy Berry 5:07:01
    72 Pete Jackson 5:45:26 (1st V60)
    80 Emma Taylor 5:51:26 (2nd lady)
    94 Gary Bradley 5:57:47
    96 Karl Robb 5:58:10
    100 Shaun Chew & Stephen Whitaker (Trawden) 6:03:58
    172 Katie Towers 6:52:05

  • Pendle Park Run - 9 March 2019

    4 Shane Muller 22:31
    16 Connor FitzPatrick 26:56

  • Burnley Park Run - 9 March 2019

    25 Molly Ralphson 21:49

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Race Reports

  • Fleet Half Marathon - 17 March 2019

    A great run and a PB for Rachel Villiers in this race.  

    553 Rachel Villiers 1:31:46

  • Lancaster Duathlon - 17 March 2019

    Zac Kaye took part in this race. The course a 5k off-road run, then a 20k road bike followed another 5k off road run. He finished in 29th place, with the following times. 

    Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run 2 Total
    29 Zac Kaye 23:01 1:44 58:26 1:57 23:34 1:48:41
  • Hardmoors 55 (50) - 16 March 2019

    This race is always a challenge, particularly as it takes place at this time of the year.  Last year, it was the Beast from the East.  This year it was gale force winds coupled with driving rain.  The race itself is enough of a challenge without those extra handicaps.  We had two runners take part.  John Boothman, the hero of the Spine Race and Lucas Payne, the legend of the Iron Man competitions.  John completed the race, although it took him two hours longer than last year and Lucas pulled out.  The following is an account from each runner about an extremely tough and challenging day.

    John Boothman

     I travelled up with Lucas and Kathryn, setting off at 5:00 am for an 8.00 am start which was delayed by about 15 mins.  he wind and rain were relentless apart from the occasional sheltered sections. There were just short of 500 entered but not sure how many actually started.  Lucas made a fast start whilst I knew I had to go steady as my fitness wasn’t up to scratch and not fully recovered from my Spine Race.  There was no let up in the weather which was predominantly head on or side on until just before dark when the skies cleared a little, which led to the temperature dropping.   I found the going very tough indeed and seemed to lack strength to run at my normal pace. I walked and jogged in intervals where I could.   The wind made it feel like driving with the hand brake on and dangerous in places where there were tricky descents with some sections were extremely sticky and slippery with all the rain making it muddy. 
     
    About 20 miles in I saw Kathryn who told me Lucas had retired and I did consider it myself as I was struggling and also had cramps.   I decided to plod on and after 31 miles, I was relieved when I got to Osmotherley Village Hall check point  where I had a 30 minute stop to have noodles and rice pudding and fill up my water.   There was still 22 miles to go, but fortunately the going was easier in places allowing me to make better pace, but not the pace I would normally be capable of. 
     
    From Kildale I seemed to be constantly being passed by other runners.  Normally I find my space and can hold it.  I reached White Horse check point just after dark (bottom of Sutton Bank) where Angela had come to meet me and she had brought a flask of hot chocolate which was very welcome, although I have to say I was so tired and demoralised I was tempted to jump in the car!   Having come this far I decided to finish the job.   It seemed a long 9 miles but I dug deep into my reserves to eventually finish in 13.31.05 (nearly 2 hours slower than last year).  
    I was convinced I was nearly last due to the number of runners who had passed me but looking at the results, I was 120th out of 287 finishers so not just as bad as I thought.   When I finished,  they told Angela that at already 114 had dropped out, Lucas being one of them but not because of the weather but knee and cramp problems. 
     
    After finishing it took me a while to come round.   I had some food, a shower and changed then we set off home.  As we came over the top of Sutton Bank, probably near two hours after I finished, there were stillrunners crossing the road with 8 miles to go, which makes you realise just how spread out we all were.   I am always determined but yesterday’s race certainly tested me and my waterproofs!  
     
     
    Lucas Payne
     
    So to be frank I messed up somewhat.
     
    Firstly I have had a knee issue which I was rather hoping would not hamper my progress.
     
    Secondly,  we all knew the weather was going to be awful - very windy and wet, so kit choice was tricky.   I opted for loads of layers including leggings and over trousers. I set off at a reasonable pace but simply got so hot it was impossible not to take clothing off.   So the heavy waterproof leggings were popped in my backpack,   I felt liberated and quick once again.  The trouble was that I got utterly soaked to the skin, leggings, undies, merino wool base layer, the lot - then I was so cold that my teeth were chattering out of control.  My form disappeared and my knee was getting worse.   I knew at that point that it was utterly foolish to carry on. I could not have even walked those extra 34 miles.

    So I pulled out which was hard because I smashed the ‘Beast from The East’ weather last year. I have to say though that heavy wind and rain was tougher than freezing cold as per last year.

    I got changed which took ages then went for fish and chips, followed by supporting John.  It was a lovely change to be honest.

    All in all not a good day, the take from would have to be this:

    Wear shorts and light tops, pack all your dry gear up for later when the pace drops and the miles add up, It’s the only way to keep warm and dry.
     
  • Parbold Duathlon - 17 March 2019

    Ian Cocks took part in this race which is a 5K run, a 27K bike ride and then another 5K run.  He finished in 24th place, with the following times.

    Pos Name Run 1 T1 Bike T2 Run2 Total
    24 Ian Cocks 19:32  1.26 57:43 1.11 21:02 1:40:54
  • Stretton Hills Fell Race - 17 March 2019

    Just two Barlickers out in this race - Virgil for the men and Molly for the women.

    126 Virgil Barton 56:03
    243 Molly Ralphson 1:06:11

  • Haworth Hobble - 9 March 2019

    Haworth Hobble - 9 March 2019

    Two firsts for Barlick

    This race was run in atrocious conditions in the morning and first home was Rory Harris, an unattached runner, in 4:22:59.  Not far behind him was Ian Livesey & Nick Treitl who put in a cracking performance to finish second overall and 1st in the pairs section.  Another terrific performance from Ben Hoyle and Lorraine Slater saw them finish first mixed pairs. 

    Emma Taylor finished 2nd lady and Pete Jackson was 1st V60.

    2 Nick Treitl & Ian Livesey 4:24:01 (1st Pair)
    15 Stephen Shorrock 4:56;52
    29 Lorraine Slater & Ben Hoyle 5:06:30 (1st Mixed Pair)
    31 Andy Berry 5:07:01
    72 Pete Jackson 5:45:26 (1st V60)
    80 Emma Taylor 5:51:26 (2nd lady)
    94 Gary Bradley 5:57:47
    96 Karl Robb 5:58:10
    100 Shaun Chew & Stephen Whitaker (Trawden) 6:03:58
    172 Katie Towers 6:52:05

  • Pendle Park Run - 9 March 2019

    4 Shane Muller 22:31
    16 Connor FitzPatrick 26:56

  • Burnley Park Run - 9 March 2019

    25 Molly Ralphson 21:49

  • Stanley Park 10K - 24 February 2019

    This was a battle between the first two finishers, with Gary Gregory just shading it over our own Jon Cleaver.   However good racing from the pair of them who left the chasing packing some way behind.

    2 John Cleaver 33:32

  • Podium 5K 'B' Race - 2 March 2019

    12 Alex Mason 17:54 (New PB)

  • Tokyo Marathon - 3 March 2019

    Two good results from this race.

    Men's Race
    337 Jon Cleaver 2:37:16 (PB)

    Women's Race
    269 Emma Bailey 3:11:41 (PB)

  • Accrington 10K - 3 March 2019

    318 Richard Shilton 57:41

  • Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round - 2 March 2019

    Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round - 2 March 2019

    Quite a few Barlickers turned out for this race with Nick Treitl finishing in the top ten amongst a classy field.  The ladies put on a tremendous show with four in the top ten, all finishing one behind the other, like a train.  They were led home by Emma Taylor, shortly followed by Victoria Peel, who was also 2nd F23, then it was Molly Ralphson who was first F40 and finally Jacqueline Collins.

    7 Nick Treitl 1:08:25
    24 Andy Collins 1:14:55
    29 Tim Chadwick 1:15:57
    31 Stephen Shorrock 1:16:37
    32 Andy Berry 1:16:39
    70 Nicolas Kendall 1:24:49
    76 Emma Taylor 1:25:29 (4th FS)
    83 Victoria Peel 1:26:48 (2nd F23)
    88 Molly Ralphson 1:27:12 (1st F40)
    89 Gary Bradley 1:27:13
    92 Jacqueline Collins 1:27:26 (5th FS)
    125 Andy Smith 1:33:40
    207 Heather Driver 1:48:21 (15th FS)
    231 Bob Jackson 1:57:47
    233 Jean Rawlinson 2:00:34 (3rd F60)
    240 Richard Treitl 2:10:30
    241 Susan Hird 2:10:30 (4th F60)

  • Pendle Park Run - 2 March 2019

    30 Connor Fitzpatrick 26:36

  • Burnley Park Run - 2 March 2019

    16 Martin Carson 19:56

  • Trans Gran Canaria 128K - 24 February 2019

    Another Barlicker into Ultra running is Tim Pigott and at the weekend he did the 80 miles run across Gran Canaria.  There were 772 starters, but with a 32% drop out rate, only 525 finished. 

    186 Tim Pigott 22:35:49 (80th M30)

    Official Video

    Tim's Strava

     

  • Midgley Moor - 24 February 2019

    5 Andy Berry 44:48
    14 Chris Smale 51:22

  • Ilkley Moor Fell Race - 24 February 2019

    Good to see Barlick out in numbers on the fells again and well done to David Poole for a podium finish.  A brilliant performance from Alex Mason saw him finish 3rd MU18  and well done too to Victoria Peel for finishing 3rd FU23.

    3 David Poole 39:56
    25 Shaun Chew 44:24
    26 Stephen Shorrock 44:26
    28 Andy Collins 44:40
    47 Scott McCredie 48:30
    60 Ian Cocks 48:54
    71 Zac Kaye 49:32
    72 Alex Mason 49:445 (1st MU18)
    77 Nick Kendall 50:54
    79 Jack Wainman 51:03
    89 James Austin 51:49
    94 Emma Taylor 52:06
    106 Victoria Peel 53:09 (3rd FU23)
    114 John Boothman 53:51 
    116 Jackie Collins 54:09
    127 Paula Cullen 55:44
    128 Leanne Dinsdale 55:44
    137 Andrew Smith 56:40
    162 Hannah Newbold 58:58
    182 Jamie Fox 1:01:31
    188 Heather Driver 1:02:20
    208 Katie Towers 1:05:26
    238 Bob Jackson 1:10:45
    242 Amanda Haines 1:11:22
    256 Diane Macdonald 1:19:26

  • National XC Championships - 23 February 2019

    Senior Men
    294 Craig Shearer 42:44
    311 Nick Treitl 42:50
    369 Julian Hood 43:31
    508 David Poole 44:58
    1346 James Austin 53:10
    1470 Daniel Taylor 54:35

    Barlick 60th team.

    Under 15 Boys
    97 Jack Villiers 15:02

  • High Cup Nick - 23 February 2019

    High Cup Nick - 23 February 2019

    Six Barlickers made the trip for this classic race. A beautiful day for a fell race with spectacular view from the “Nick”

    32 Stephen Shorrock 1:12:26
    42 Virgil Barton 1:14:35
    104 Karl Robb 1:22:38
    122 Gary Bradley 1:24:40
    143 Molly Ralphson 1:26:35
    ??? Katie Towers 1:45:46

  • Stanley Park 10K - 23 February 2019

    21 Derek Walkden 41:25
    243 Richard Shilton 60:47

  • Clitheroe Park Run - 23 February 2019

    2 Tim Chadwick 18:47
    3 Alex Mason 18:56
    10 John Boothman 23:15
    29 Cloey Mason 26:14
    30 Graham Tarn 26:17
    36 Gary Parkinson 26:45
    38  Nicola Muller 26:52
    61 Anne Marie Beech 29:55
    76 Amanda Tarn 33:18

  • Lancaster Valentine's Day 10K - 10 February 2019

    29 Derek Walkden 41:42
    194 Terry Lonergan 59:18

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