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
Races We Organise

The first ever gala was held in Hellifield in 1969 and was called the Youth's Gala. Although there were children's sports, there was no fell race until the early seventies when Peter Metcalfe, amongst others, organised a cross country race which, like the present day fell race, went over Haw Hill. The first reference to the name being changed to a fell race was in 1976. Peter kept things going until the early eighties, when the Northern Sports Promoters Association was founded. This was superseded by the British Open Fell Runners Association, now mainly known as BOFRA. In 1986, BOFRA asked if Hellifield would stage their championship race. This was the only time that it was used as a championship race, as runners had to cross the railway and they had to wait until it was safe to do so and they did not feel that this was appropriate for a championship race.

In 2002, the route was changed following the building of a new housing estate at the back of the old auction mart, although Haw Hill is still the main feature of the race. Since then, the race has often been used as a Yorkshire Championship race and the course record is presently held by Yorkshireman and Olympic Triathalon Champion, Alistair Brownlee.

Distance / Ascent  5.6km / 260m


Hellifield Recreation Field

Entry is on the day. Seniors £4.  Juniors £2

Junior Races

There will be gold silver & bronze medals for the following age groups

U15, U13, U11, U9, U7

The age is on 31 December 2017 for each category.

Senior Race

Anyone 15 and above will race in the senior race.  There will be prizes for both men and women as follows:

1st U17
1st U23

1st, 2nd & 3rd Senior
V40, V50, V60, V70

Team Prize - 3 to count.

Race Start

Senior race starts at 3:15pm.  Junior races start at 2:15 pm


M - 2007  Alistair Brownlee 23:02
F - 2013   Annabel Mason 26:11

Past Results



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.