Thursday, May 28, 2015
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  • Ingleton Scenery Trail Race - Thursday 28 May 2015

    This is a new race this year.  Details.  Web Site:

  • Training Session - Thursday 28 May 2015

    In view of the Ingleton Scenery Trail Race, this training session will be cancelled.

  • Club Vests

    If you are wanting a club vest, these are available from the club secretary, Stephen Chew.  The cost is £20 for adults and £16.50 for juniors.  Please do not leave ordering your vest until the last minute, as they sometimes need to be ordered.

  • Web Site Gallery

    If we have more than one picture of a race, they are all stored beneath the main race picture.   To see them all, click on the article to enlarge it.  Then click on the picture and it will open up a gallery.  If there is no right or left arrow, then we only have one picture.

Barlick Fell Runners - Reports

Not available on the day of the race was the fact two Barlick juniors turned out for a run in the U8 race.  They finished as follows:

23 Harry Driver 3:09
24 Ruby Beresford 3:12

Two intrepid Barlickers made the journey to Austwick to take on this fell race. Nick Charlesworth of Wharfedale won the race by 4 seconds from Chris Singleton. Mick Keegan came 40th and Jack Ingham was 135th out of the 169 that ran.

The winner of this race was Simon Bailey who came home in 15:35.  A top ten finish however, for Chris Smale who finished in 10th position in a time of 18:31

Jean Rawlinson was our only representative in this race.  She naturally won her category and was 59th overall out of 79 runners.

59 Jean Rawlinson 62:46 1st FV60

Some of the Barlick squad at Ilkley Some of the Barlick squad at Ilkley Woodentops

Tom 'Machine Gun' Corrigan set off hard from the start, but was eventually passed by Julian Hood after 2 miles. After that, the race pretty much settled down. The Barlick men took the team prize with Julian 4th, Tom 6th, Chewy 8th and Sam Gibbs 21st. Also running were Andy Driver, Derek Walkden, Rachel Lowther, Lucy Beresford and Heather Driver. Great to see Lucy back racing again.

The race was won by Jamil Parapia from Otley AC in a time of 41:15.  The Barlickers finished as follows:

4 Julian Hood 41:55
6 Tom Corrigan 42:35
8 Stephen Chew 42:52
21 Sam Gibbs 45:36
39 Andrew Driver 48:04
71 Derek Walkden 50:14
194 Rachel Lowther 59:44
206 Lucy Beresford 1:00:53
284 Heather Driver 1:10:16

337 finishers

Tom Addison won against a stacked field in a time of 47.11.  Sam Gibbs was running for Barlick and finished in a time of 1:00:55 and 25th place.  

40 Craig CHILD 23:29 New PB
115 Graham WADSWORTH 32:35
123 Clover EDWARDS 33:32
124 Lee EDWARDS 33:35

Six Barlickers at Burnley today and six PBs, including those who raced last night.  Another good performance from young Daniel Chew.

6 Andrew CHEW 18:20 New PB
14 James FENT 19:40 New PB
25 Daniel CHEW 21:13 New PB
33 John BOOTHMAN 21:47 New PB
48 Emma BAILEY 22:47 New PB
143 Jenna BOOTHMAN 28:23 New PB

A one-two for Barlick in this race with 4 Barlickers in the top ten. Provisional positions:

1 Marc Hartley 34:45
2 Tom Corrigan 35:11
8 Andrew Chew 37:52
10 Andrew Collins 38:12
17 Andy Berry 38:57
28 Carl Pawson 40:16
73 Michael Alexander 44:41
76 John Boothman 45:05
82 Glenn Whittaker 45:46
84 Jennifer Hird 46:05
85 Emma Bailey 46:07
93 Richard Starkie 46:56
96 Jackie Hodgson 47:17
152 Jack Ingham 53:24
164 Jean Rawlinson 55:17
202 Hazel O'Hara 62:51

Only one Barlicker in this race, but he secured a top ten finish.

1 Danny Hope, Horwich  30:24
5 Chris Smale 32:37

Lorraine Slater - 1st lady Lorraine Slater - 1st lady Woodentops

It was good to see the usual pub runners out tonight, plus a few more, taking part in this race.  On the way to the top, Matt Lockyer of Pudsey & Bramley was leading, but Luke Maude was hot on his tail.  When they had completed the loop and returned to the Pinnacle, the situation was the same and everyone thought that Luke was playing a tactical game.  However, as things turned out Matt, managed to hold on to the lead and he ran out the race winner, in front of Luke.   Behind this leading pair, Stephen Chew was putting in a solid performance and he retained the third place which had secured on the ascent right until the finish.   Not that far behind, was Stephen's brother Shaun and  to complete the top ten finishers, was Carl Pawson. 

Lorraine Slater dominated the ladies race.  She took the lead on the way up and with her usual gritty determination,  there was no way that she was going to relinquish that lead.  She said after the finish that she did not look back at who was chasing her, but her lead at the end was comfortable.  It was also nice to see Rachel Lowther racing, even though in the Calder Valley, she had been nursing a shoulder injury.  It was also nice to see so many Barlick shirts out and to see five of them in the top ten.  The results are:

1 Matt Lockyer 26:05
2 Luke Maude 26:19
3 Stephen Chew 26:48
6 Shaun Chew 27:56
10 Carl Pawson 29:19
18 Andrew Driver 30:28
20 Mick Keegan 30:50
24 "Fat" Jock Boothman 31:57
26 Lorraine Slater 32:08 (1st Lady)
30 Des Walkden 32:30
37 John Boothman 33:19
43 Glenn Whittaker 34:12
57 Rachel Lowther 35:34 (6th Lady)

86 Ran

Under 12 Race

15 Aaron Slater 12:16

Michael Alexander Michael Alexander Sport Sunday

To say that this is a hilly half marathon is an understatement.  It is a half marathon with ascent of 2704 feet.  

34 Michael Alexander 2:31:43

Whilst many were anticipating the Calderdale Way Relay on Saturday, a couple of Barlickers made their way to the Lakes for this race.  

48 Richard Lowther 1:44:18
119 Pete Jackson 2:03:35

209 Finishers

Pete was happy with his performance in what for him was a comeback race.

The results from this race, including a full breakdown of leg times are now available.

Full Results

These reveal further facts which were not readily apparent yesterday.  The first is that on legs two and three, Barlick were the fastest team.

The second thing the results reveal is that our vets team were 4th vets team.  

Lastly, they reveal that there were 88 teams in the competition and that our B team finished in 38th position, comfortably in the top half of the table. This is remarkable when you consider that some members of this team were not even running at this time last year.

All in all, they reflect a great team spirit within the club and everyone who took part in this event can be justly proud of what we have achieved.

Luke Wallwork Luke Wallwork

Another good performance this weekend was that of Luke Wallwork in the hilly Windermere Marathon.  Luke has been quietly working his socks off over the last few months and has been rewarded with a cracking time of 3hr 12mins 51secs on his marathon debut.  

Lianne Dinsdale looking very happy at this point on her leg. Lianne Dinsdale looking very happy at this point on her leg. Woodentops

It was an amazing day as 48 club members all came together to put out 4 teams in this prestigious event.  Calder Valley fielded some class runners and once again came away with the honours.  But this year, Barlick were chasing them all the way and at the end of leg 2, their lead was down to two and a half minutes.  However, the strength in depth of Calder Valley showed and they came home nine minutes in front of Barlick.  Both teams were way ahead of the rest of the field and there was then a 14 minute gap to third place Holmfirth.  This is a brilliant result for the club and it is quite amazing when you think that the club has not been in existence for three years.

However, the action was not all at the front of the field, as our mixed team were putting in some terrific individual performances and they finished 23rd overall and first mixed team and taking away the mixed team trophy.

The full details will follow shortly but the teams finished as follows:

1 Calder Valley 5:53:06
2 Barlick A 6:02:47 (20 mins improvement on last year).
3 Holmfirth 6:17:05
23 Barlick Mixed  7:14:20
28 Barlick Vets 7:26:14
38 Barlick B 7:47:12

The two Barlick Vests on display In Dolgellau before the race The two Barlick Vests on display In Dolgellau before the race Gary Bradley

Gary Bradley was on holiday in Wales and, as you do, thought that he would enter the local fell race.  He was nursing a niggle so he didn't do as well as he would have liked. With a little bit of breeze, the weather was great and the summit views were magnificent.  Maybe too much sightseeing and not enough racing.  He was joined by Richard Treitl who made the trip down for the day.  

159 Gary Bradley 2:13:00
201 Richard Treitl 2:27:00

270 starters.

38 Daniel CHEW 22:14 New PB
230 Hazel O'HARA 30:05 New PB