Saturday, November 29, 2014
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  • A G M, Cellar Bar - 8:00 pm Monday 8 December 2014

    All paid up members are invited to come along and have their say on how the club is run.  If  anyone wants a specific item putting on the agenda, please email the club secretary, Stephen Chew.

  • Pub Runs

    Please note that these will now include a road run in addition to the traditional off road run.

  • 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

Instead of the usual pub run, there will be instead an off road pre-Christmas social run from Higher Stone Gappe, the home of Graham & Pat Wadsworth.  The run will be led out by Sam Wadsworth and afterwards, there will be meat & potato pie, chile, a few bowls of chips and draft ale courtesy of the Bridgehouse Brewery.  To mitigate the cost, there will be a charge of £5 per head and £2 for juniors. 

To get some idea of numbers, it would be helpful if you could email Graham Wadsworth (details on contacts page) or ring or text 07976 794749.

The start time for the run is 7:00 pm and will last about an hour. 

Detailed directions are below.

Location Map         Directions

1448 Gary Parkinson 2:01:36

The race was won by Horwich runner Thomas Carson.  Chris Singleton was 4th in a time of 36:36

Lee Athersmith was back at Skipton and he looked to be flying, but he didn't quite make a PB.  Lucas Payne was chasing him down during the run, but the gap was too large to close and in the end, he had to settle for 2nd place.

1 Lee Athersmith (Bingley) 17:44
2 Lucas PAYNE 18:06
8 John BOOTHMAN 21:12
17 Richard STARKIE 22:34 New PB
41 Emma BAILEY 25:34
77 Gary BAILEY 31:29 New PB
80 Jenna BOOTHMAN 31:43
89 Chloe BOOTHMAN 35:37
90 Angela BOOTHMAN 35:32

17 Lorna HARGREAVES 25:17

At last the results are out and the 17 Barlickers who took part finished as follows:

15 Luke Maude 2:42:05
64 Andrew Driver 2:57:48
73 Andy Berry 2:59:29
147 Tom Beebe 3:16:20
149 Gary Bradley  3:16:28
158 Lorraine Slater 3:18:30
159 Derek Walkden 3:18:51
209 Glenn Whittaker 3:31:05
232 Pete Beresford 3:37:11
233 Dave Halliday 3:37:12
259 Chris Smedley 3:42:21
260 Rob Hodgkinson 3:42:22
277 Ben Hoyle 3:45:53
301 Rachel Lowther 3:56:07
358 James Stead 4:20:32
DNF Nick Treitl
DNF John Boothman

It was ideal conditions for this navigation evening as 35 competitors, including a junior, set off to challenge their navigation skills against the dark and the clock, with some running solo and others as teams.

The penalty points for taking more than the allotted hour are quite harsh and most of the runners with previous experience of this event made sure that they were back with time to spare.

It was close between the top five finishers, but once more Mark Nutter showed his mastery of this event and his intimate knowledge of the area to finish first solo runner and overall winner.  This saw him once more add his name to the Badger Trophy as first runner from Clayton.

Close behind Mark was the Chew brothers team who finished second overall and first team winners.  They were chased hard by Sam Wadsworth & Andrew Driver, who finished in joint third position, along with the redoubtable Neil Hardiman, another Claytoner renown for his night time navigational skills and knowledge of the local area.  As if to emphasise that this is Clayton territory, Ralph Baines was the third solo finisher and his club mates Andy Firth & Peter Dugdale were third team.

First solo lady was Jean Brown, who took her young son Christopher with her. 

The harshness of the time penalty points was brought home by the fact that the last four runners and teams ended in negative point territory.  There was a prize of the "Richard Briscoe Wooden Spoon" for the runner or team with the least points.  Richard tried hard to win the spoon bearing his name by losing a battery out of his head torch and returning in the dark, but Chris Barnes was having such an enjoyable time trying to find the check points that he overlooked the price he would pay for being back late and it was he who returned home with his dubious prize.

Full Results


Sarah Tipler, Jen Hird & Leanne Dinsdale - Leading Division Three Sarah Tipler, Jen Hird & Leanne Dinsdale - Leading Division Three Graham Wadsworth

The results are now out for this meeting and make good reading for those who made the long journey to Barrow.  The men's team were second overall out of all four divisions and have once more secured maximum points towards the target of the division three championship.

The ladies' team were 10th overall and secured maximum points in the third division and they are now leading their table.

Individual Results - Ladies

3 Sarah Tipler 20:22
41 Jennifer Hird 24:39
64 Leanne Dinsdale 27:05

Individual Results - Men

7 Stephen Chew 31:16
11 Chris Singleton 31:33
13 Marc Hartley 31:55
31 Ian Livesey 33:16
32 Chris Smale 33:38
50 Dan Taylor 35:25
60 Andrew Carson 35:5
128 Stuart Bryan 40:43
190 Robert Whipp 49:57


Two quick times in a top quality race:

133 Matt Lalor 32:33
183 Julian Hood 33:16

Three club members went up to Whinlatter to do an off road Duathlon.  David Poole and Charlie Murgytroyd competed as a relay pair with Charlie running (Dave is struggling to run at the moment). They came 7th out of 27 relay pairs. They had a laugh all day, the highlight being when David came back from his ride to find Charlie was missing. After shouting his name, he found him in the back of the car with his feet up.  Luckily he ran well and redeemed himself. 
Lee Edwards also raced but he was solo. It is is tough solo course and Lee did himself and the club proud finishing 42nd out of 177 with a time of 2:25:55. The course is 6.5k run/18k mountain bike/5.5k run.
7 David Poole / Charlie Murgatroyd 2:07:43
42 Lee Edwards 2:25:55
David Poole David Poole Woodentops

This year, the event was won by cyclist Rob Jebb who set a new course record of 35:43.  First lady was a harrier, Victoria Wilkinson, who also set a new course record of 40:07.

45 David Poole 45:14

Jennifer Hird Jennifer Hird Graham Wadsworth

We had both ladies and men's teams out at Barrow, and as at Hyndburn, both put in great performances. 

Sarah Tipler finished in 3rd place overall and should have been second, but took a wrong route.  She was supported by Jen Hird and Leanne Dinsdale and hopes are high for a third division first place.

In the men's race, the Barlickers were led home by Stephen Chew in 6th place overall, followed by Chris Singleton, Marc Hartley and Ian Livesey.  It is difficult to judge where the team came overall, but they should have secured maximum points in division three.

Further details follow shortly.

Luke Maude heads up Ogden Clough on the second half of the race Luke Maude heads up Ogden Clough on the second half of the race Andy Holden

A good turnout of Barlickers at this event, but sadly no details of finishing positions.  The only news so far is that Luke Maude led the Barlickers home.

10 Luke Maude
Lorraine Slater 3rd V45. New PB by 17 minutes.

2 Lucas PAYNE 18:21
72 Jenna BOOTHMAN 31:27

12 Lorna HARGREAVES 24:50
18 Emma BAILEY 27:24

7 Andrew CHEW 19:30 New PB
71 Daniel CHEW 26:45

Elite Race

6 Matt Lalor 16:04
8 Ian Livesey 16:35
16 Andrew Carson 17:49
17 Chris Smale 18:00