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
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 18:37

2019 BOFRA Season

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 Well done to all the juniors who took part in the BOFRA Championships this year.   There was some excellent running by all involved and in particular by Jacob Reeday who was the Under 11 Boys Champion and by Lucille Pickles who was the U11 Girls Champion.  

U17 Boys
4 Jack Villiers

U14 Boys
9 Harley Treitl

U14 Girls
Ciara Duffy 7th
Amber Muller 9th

U12 Boys

1 Jacob Reeday  League Champion

9 Logan McCredie
13 Will Pease
14 Garth Duffy
17 Alfie Muller

U12 Girls

1 Lucille Pickles League Champion

5 Jody Whitfield
7 Lily-Grace Clayton
17 Isabelle Teal
20 Annabelle Hoyle

U9 Boys & Girls

Oscar Clayton 15 Races
Isaac Reeday 15 Races
Bella McCredie 11 Races


1 Lucille Pickles Champion

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:24

Withins Junior Quarry Runs - 13 October 2019

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24 Oliver Teal 4:49

4 Will Pease 7:33
10 Alfie Muller 8:20
22 Isabelle Teal 9:36 (9th girl)
23 Summer Fitzpatrick 9:40 (10th girl)
24 Zachary Beresford 9:59

13 George Fitzpatrick 7:44

5 Connor Fitzpatrick 7:15
12 Ciara Duffy 8:23 (6th girl)
15 Amber Muller 8:40 (9th girl)

45 David Pease 55:06
61 Shane Muller 57:33
83 Lucy Brown 1:02:03
123 Nicola Muller 1:11:16

Sunday, 13 October 2019 09:44

Red Rose Country, Leigh - 12 October 2019

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U11 Boys
9 Will Pease 8:08
10 George Fitzpatrick 8:11
29 Alfie Muller 9:13
32 Harry Driver 9:16
59 Elliot Shckleton 10:36

5th team

U11 Girls
33 Isabel Teal 9:46
59 Summer Fitzpatrick 10:19

U13 Girls
3 Lucille Pickles 10:23

U15 Boys
20 Connor Fitzpatrick 14:25

U15 Girls
39 Ciara Duffy 16:26
45 Amber Muller 18:03

15 Jonathan Cleaver 35:17
16 Gary Shaw 35:35 (3rd Vet)
17 Alex Mason 35:39 (first U20)
115 David Pease 43:40
188 Tony Duffy 51:26

56 Heather Driver 25:03
73 Karen Lemon 26:40

There is a small but growing band of runners within the club who are getting the taste of serious fell running in the Lake District. This is one such race.  It is 13 miles in length with 4,757 ft of ascent and is a tough challenge.   Luckily, the weather was kind and a record number of starters set off (just short of 400).  In view of the recent weather, the going underfoot was very slippery on the rocks and very boggy everywhere else.  As a result, many runners spent quite a bit of time on their arses. Stuart Heaviside had a good run and posted a good time as well as leading the Barlickers home.  Ben Hoye did not look too great before the start, but he came to as the race progressed and he also had a good run.  John Boothman set off wearing an old worn pair of trainers, which were not ideal for the conditions underfoot and they did not help his race.  In addition, John also suffered from "sheep syndrome" and after the bad step on Crinkle Crags, he followed a group of runners who led him on a longer excursion than he need have taken.  This probably cost him about thirty places, but he still managed a quicker time than last year.

Special mention should be made of Helen Harrison.  She made up her own mind to take on this race and whilst she has done long runs, they were probably not anything like the terrain of this race.  However, she not only completed the course, but finished in good shape and looking cheerful.

69 Stuart Heaviside 2:42:18
93 Ben Hoyle 2:50:10
194 John Boothman 3:16:35
374 Helen Harrison 4:32:55

396 starters - 377 finishers.

40 Heather Mitchell 32:34
57 Daniel Van Essen 38:15

For the first time since the club was formed, we had a ladies team out in this race and they worked well as a team, they all put in a tremendous effort and came home with a very creditable 6th place.  

Again, another good performance from the men, equalling last year's finishing position of tenth place and the third time that the club has made the top ten.  

Leg  Name Time Pos
1 Ian Beresford & Alex Mason 41:22 10
2 Andy Collins & David Mirfield   1:14:42 10
3 Jimmy Craig & David Poole 56:58 10
4 Nick Treitl & Luke Maude 1:17:38  10

10th place.  Overall Time 4:10:40

Leg  Name Time
1 Lucy Brown & Hannah Newbold  54:37 
2 Emma Taylor & Molly Ralphson   1:35:41 
3 Victoria Peel & Paula Cullen 1:24:51 
4 Jackie Collins & Lorraine Slater 1:51:05 

6th Ladies Team 5:46:14

1 Julian Hood 19:19
4 Tim Chadwick 18:17
17 Paul Elcock 22:01

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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.