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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:
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  • For non-running members
  • £5/year
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  • Support the club and all the senior and junior runners
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Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

Three Peaks Fell Race - 29 April 2017

Julian Hood at Sulber Nick with a couple of miles to go. Julian Hood at Sulber Nick with a couple of miles to go. Andy Holden

First of all, those watching this race saw history being made, as an incredible performance from Victoria Wilkinson saw her come home  in 13th position overall as first woman and settting a new women's record of 3:09:19 in the process.  This was quite an incredible achievement from an incredible athlete.

We had a record number of Barlickers out in this race, many running their first peaks race and they produced some feisty performances.  First home was Julian Hood who ran a superb race and secured himself a top twenty finish, knocking 6 minutes from his time of last year.  Next behind Julian was Jimmy Craig, who had a ding dong battle with peaks first time David Poole.  David was leading the pair at the top of Ingleborough, but Jimmy dug deep into those famous reserves and managed to cross the line just ahead of his team mate.  A great performance from David to make a race of it with Jimmy.

Virgil Barton.was another Barlicker who ran a superb race.  He was not in the top hundred at the top of Pen Y Ghent, but Virgil is an experienced runner who appreciates the advantages of not going off to fast.  He gradually worked his way through the field until at the top of Ingleborough, he had managed to pass his team mate John Whiteside who had a run a good steady race around 50th position.  The two raced downhill from Ingleborough towards the finish at Horton, passing three runners on the down with Virgil just managing to hang on to lead over his mate.  Andy Collins was another first timer and he had a good steady race to have a creditable finish well inside the top hundred.  

Then came the first of our girls.  There was nothing to chose between Leanne Dinsale and Lorraine Slater at the top of Pen Y Ghent.  However, Lorraine put on a bit of a spurt on the descent to Ribblehead and opened up a bit of a gap on her team mate.  However, Leanne kept to her won pace and by the summit of Whernside, there was once more nothing to chose between them.  On the descent, Lorraine once more opened up a bit of a gap, but the steady dogged pace of Leanne was beginning to pay off, for as the reached the summit of Ingleborough, she had opened up a gap of 21 places.  On the descent, Lorraine once more stepped up the pace, but it was a case of too little too late and Leanne managed to come home first seven places to the good.

 Pete Jackson is now a V60 and he certainly knows how to run these longer fell races.  In actual fact, he had a great race, knocking over 30 minutes off his time for last year.  For Pete Beresford, it was his second attempt at this race and his experience from last year paid off, as he finished ninety place higher up the field, knocking nearly twenty minutes off his previous time, in the process.  Gary Bradley and John Boothman are always in the top half of the finishing table, but this year Gary managed to reverse the position last year and come home ahead of John.  Nick Kendall appeared to be battling a bit this year, but at least he completed the race, albeit in a slightly slower time than last year. Our two back markers were both first timers and both ran sensible races, not racing off two quickly and working their way up the field and both showing that determined grit to complete the race.  

All in all, it has been a good day for the Barlickers and given the number of them in the race this year, it is perhaps not too surprising how many pairs amongst them towed each other along.   

The provisional times for the Barlickers are as follows:

Pos   Name Horton  



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Pen Y


19 Julian Hood 3:11:46    2:41:01    2:10:12    1:52:42   1:19:44   57:55   31:46
35 James Craig  3:24:12    2:52:40    2:18:50    1:58:22   1:21:01    58:30   31:43
37 David Poole 3:24:48    2:51:57   2:19:52     2:00:13   1:25:39    1:01:52    33:36
47 Virgil Barton 3:31:32    2:56:33   2:22:54     2:02:27    1:28:05    1:04:53   35:34
48 John  Whiteside 3:31:41   2:56:37    2:19:58   2:00:26    1:25:37   1:01:51   33:34
82 Andrew Collins 3:40:46    3:02:02    2:25:36    2:02:47   1:25:39   1:02:15   33:51
 277 Leanne Dinsdale  4:12:54    3:32:02   2:50:58   2:26:32    1:44:40    1:16:17     41:49
284 Lorraine Slater  4:13:48   3:35:09   


  2:26:37     1:42:40   1;14:54     41:52
331 Pete Jackson 4:21:10    3:38:46    2:52:50    2:27:36   1:42:19    1:15:09    41:49
350 Pete Beresford 4:23:36   3:41:08   3:54:21   2:28:11     1:43:40   1:15:53    41:22
364 Gary Bradley  4:25:19    3:40:10   2:53:12    2:27:52    1:43:15    1:15:30    42:06
448 John Boothman 4:38:59    3:44:06   2:54:21    2:27:45   1:43:18     1:15:06   41:29
630 Nicolas Kendall 5:04:18    4:15:05   3:08:32   2:36:16    1:44:41    1:13:34    39:15
 665 Michael Alexander 5:21:06   4:26:47    3:27:43   2:57:52     2:03:06    1:29:35    48:49
 679 Heather Driver  5:26:34   4:27:36    3:30:10    2:59:00   2:03:49     1:30:37    49:28
  Luke Maude  -   -   -   -   1:27:47   1:01:59     32:54

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