Those of us in our advancing years can remember when the present Cumbria was Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire. Each one hosted at least one of the Lakes highest peaks. This race visits each of the old counties and makes its way to the top of their respective peaks, Sca Fell Pike, Helvellyn and Coniston Old Man. This involves a race distance of 37 miles and an ascent of over 10,000 ft. Andy Hirst loves the Lake District and this sort of race. You have to run it in pairs and he normally teams up with Pete Jackson. This year, Pete was injured and he therefore joined up Simon Franklin who had also lost his partner through injury. Below is a link to Andy's account of the day. For anyone who knows the Lake District, Andy's graphic descriptions take you round those fells and valleys and as you read through it, you realise the magnitude of the challenge that this race represents.
There is also a link to Simon's account who has written his it from the stand point of someone for whom this was his first experience of this race.
Leg One. Gary Shaw & Nick Treitl. 4th
Leg Two. Scott Baistow & Michael Thistlethwaite. 15th
Leg Three. Gary Bradley & John Boothman. 19th
Leg Four. Sam Wadsworth & Andy Berry. 16th
Leg Five. Rob Weir & Dave Halliday. 18th
Leg Six. Stephen Chew & Shaun Chew 15th.
For a club that has only been in existence for 5 months, that is a good performance. Well done to all those who took part.
Further updates will follow during the course of the day.
The team for this Sunday's race is:
|Leg One||Leg Two||Leg Three|
|Gary Shaw||Scott Baistow||Bob Jackson|
|Nick Treitl||Michael Thistlethwaite||John Boothman|
|Leg Four||Leg Five||Leg Six|
|Sam Wadsworth||Rob Weir||Stephen Chew|
|Andy Berry||Dave Halliday||Shaun Chew|
The winner of this race was Spencer Riley of Wharfedale who finished in a time of 27:21.
A few Barlick enthusiasts of this league turned out for this race and they finished as follows:
9 Daniel Taylor 28:52
15 Rob Weir 29:13
41 Derek Walkden 31:49
103 Rachel Lowther 39:20
The race was won by Darren Kay of Pudsey & Bramley in a time of 31:45.
Of the Barlickers, new junior member Lloyd Davies had a cracking race to finish 14th overall and 1st U16 with a time of 37:56 and Mark Browne finished 82nd in a time of 48:37.
|02-03-13||Stanley Park 10K|
|09-03-13||Haworth Hobble - Wuthering Hike|
|09-03-13||Stan Bradshaw Pendle Round|
|17-03-13||Kendal Winter League - Elterwater|
|02-04-13||Bunny Run One|
|09-04-13||Bunny Run Two|
|16-04-13||Bunny Run Three|
|04-05-13||Pendle Cloughs Split Times|
|10-05-13||Pin Haw Moor|
|18-05-13||Old County Tops|
|19-05-13||Calderdale Way Relay|
|24-05-13||Burnley Lions 10K|
|25-05-13||Hutton Roof Crags|
|02-06-13||Coniston Epic Swim|
|02-06-13||Run the Lanes 10|
|23-06-13||Shrewsbury Half Marathon|
|27-06-13||Witton Park Relays|
|28-07-13||Towneley Park 10K|
|04-08-13||BOFRA - Farleton Knott|
|12-08-13||Askern 10 Mile|
|24-08-13||Burnsall 10 Mile Road Race|
|10-09-13||Timed Training Run|
|14-09-13||Lothersdale Show Fell Race|
|14-09-13||Sabden 6 Mile Trail Race|
|26-10-13||Mid-Lancs Cross Country League - Townley Park|
|27-10-13||Accrington 10K Road Race|
|03-11-13||Lancaster Half Marathon|
|06-11-13||Night Point Scoring Event|
|10-11-13||Wadsworth Half Trog|
|14-11-13||Lothersdale Night Event|
|17-11-13||Leeds Abbey Dash|
|23-11-13||Mid-Lancs Cross Country League - Liverpool|
|23-11-13||Tour of Pendle|
|27-11-13||Pendle Owl Event|
|01-12-13||Guys 10 Mile|
|14-12-13||Mid-Lancs Cross Country League - Hyndburn|
|14-12-13||Gathering Winter Fools Relay|
|14-12-13||Really Wild Boar|
|15-12-13||Hurst Green Turkey Trot|
|29-12-13||Ribble Valley 10K Road Race|
|31-12-13||Auld Lang Syne|
There were twelve Barlick members in this race with three finishing in the top ten. Their final positions and finishing times were as follows:
7 Nick Treitl 33:26
9 Ian Livesey 33:49
10 Dan Taylor 33:50
14 Andy Berry 34:38
24 Andrew Carson 36:13
30 Stuart Bryan 36:52
45 Chris Smedley 38:32
48 Des Walkden 38:50
64 John Boothman 40:17
99 Michael Alexander 45:45
105 Richard Treitl 47:16
107 Rachel Lowther 48:09 (19th Lady)
The Pub Run this week will be from Gallagher's Ale House Cross Hills and wil be led out by Carl Pawson. There is plenty of parking in the Co-op car park. Be ready for a 7:00 pm start.
Barlick Fell Runners have a structured training programme which caters for all abilities and the details are below. In addition, we have a complete beginners session which is basically a couch to 5K course and the next one will start in the Spring, when the weather gets better. The training sessions for the coming week are shown below. Further details of what is involved in each session is lower down the page.
Monday with Leanne Dinsdale
These sessions are off road over fell and trail and sometimes they are a cross fit/circuit type session. To take part, you need to be able to run 5-6 miles comfortably and turn up with off road shoes and for winter nights, a head torch. The sessions cover a wide range of abilities and the main thing is that no one is left behind as the group always keeps tracking back to the slowest runner, so that everyone is always working to their ability level. If you are not sure if this session is for you, turn up and give it a try - you will be made most welcome.
Tuesday with Nick Treitl & Andy Berry.
These sessions will be focussed on progressing abilities for both flat speed & hill strength through varied sessions. All abilities welcome & catered for, but the sessions will be demanding and will take place from various locations.
Tuesday Track Session with Harvey Grace
These sessions are for those who want to improve their speed.
Wednesday - Pub Run
These are informal sessions and cater for all abilities. Each week, those taking part meet up at a local hostelry, have a gentle running session lasting around an hour and then retire to the bar to sample the local ale and chew the fat. Everyone is welcome on these runs including none members, in fact, they are a good way to get to know the ethos of the club and decide if it is for you.
Thursday with John Boothman
This is aimed at intermediate runners, people who have completed the beginner course and want to take their running a little further. Having said that, the session also attracts the more experienced runners. The group always tracks back during a session so that no one is left behind. The better runners feel as much benefit as the less experienced as they run much further. Each week, the group will cover around 8 -10 km. In winter, trail or fell shoes are recommended, although not every week is off road. Bring along a head torch in the winter months.