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

This is the sort of event that would appeal to Shaun Chew, that is, a ten mile run with a series of pretty tough obstacles.  With Shaun on honeymoon, it fell to Andy Berry to represent the club and he proved that he is no sissy, dealing with the run and those challenging obstacles in style and finishing 6th out of 1,097 finishers with a time of 1:26:03.

List of obstacles

The race was won by Gary Shaw of Burnley in a time of 39:48.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

2 Stephen Chew 40:03
16 Andrew Carson 46:33
20 Simon Kelly 47:10
72 Tom Mason 59:27

The race was won by James Hall of Wharfedale in a time of 23:43, with Jimmy Craig of Wharfedale second.  In 6th place was the amazing Annabel Mason, who was the first U18 runner, first female runner and finishing in a time of 26:11 which was a new course record.

The only Barlicker at this race was Sam Wadsworth who finished in 8th place in a time of 27:45.

The route starts at Barbon Church and finishes at Settle Market cross, it is 36 miles 1,0600 ft ascent with 10 summits which make up the Southern Dales Skyline if viewed from the Bowland hills or 7 summits with the Three Peaks Sandwiched between.
Andy Hirst ran this with Kirsty Hall and he has written an account of the day, which is well worth reading.

212 Scott Baistow 4:42:14
DNF Mark Browne

The first ever Towneley Park 10k saw 6 Barlickers take to the start line.  The course is quite a hilly and there were some fast runners in attendance, ensuring that the pace would be unforgiving.  A group of 5-6 runners broke away at the start with Marc Hartley, Gary Shaw, Jimmy Craig, Will Smith and Stephen Chew setting the pace.  By Mount Lane, where the classic Cliviger '6' used to start, the front group had dropped to 4.  Then Will Smith dropped away half way up the climb. Steve Chew made a break for it, forcing the pace at the brow of the hill and he and Gary Shaw pulled a little lead out of Marc Hartley, a move which proved to be decisive.  For the next 2 miles the lead changed about 5 times between Shaw and Chew.  As they entered the park Shaw put in a decisive burst and finished 13 secs in front of Chew.  All the Barlickers in the race ran well, with the ever improving Andy Berry and Andy Carson both inside the top 20.  Good performances too from Andy 'Screw' Driver, Des Walkden and Chris Smedley.

2 Stephen Chew 33:01
16 Andy Berry 37:59
19 Anndy Carson 38:25
45 Chris Smedley 41:54
48 Andrew Driver 42:24
59 Derek Walkden 43:38

88 John Beswick 26:23

The sun was shining on Barlick Fell Runners' Chairman, Shaun Chew and Jennifer Brown, his childhood sweetheart, as they emerged from Ghyll Church as husband and wife.

The whole club wishes Shaun and Jen a long and happy life together.

Scott Baistow

This was a Skyrunning European Championship race.  It was 22 km in length with an ascent of 1,702 metres through woods and steep craggy paths.  Scott Baistow has been unable to train properly over the past few months as a result of injury and taking this into account, he finished this race in a very creditable 3 hrs 20 minutes.

Sam Wadsworth                          Picture Courtesy of Dave Woodhead

Young James Hall won this race in a time of 20:54 with Shaun Godsman 2nd and Ian Nixon 3rd. Other BOFRA stalwarts were pushed further down the field, (Ted Mason 4th, Luke Maude 6th, Jimmy Craig 7th).

Sam Wadsworth (24:04) finished in 14th place just behind Paul Carman.

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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.