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  • Pendle Cloughs Fell Race - Saturday 2 May 2015

    If anyone is fancying a gentle jog out, as opposed to racing, Andy Hirst could do with a couple of sweepers for this race.  If you are able to help, please contact Andy Hirst tel: 01282812701 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Pub Runs

    The light nights are here and they herald a new list of pub runs.  This can be accessed from the Training Page

  • 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.

Barlick Fell Runners - Reports

The Podium 5K is an excellent race if you are chasing a 5K PB.  A flat course with no sharp turns and quick runners makes for an exciting night.  Andrew Chew carried on his march up the ranks with another PB and Lee Edwards had another cracking run.

5 Andrew Chew 17:46
15 Lee Edwards 19:45

Chris Singleton at the start of the race Chris Singleton at the start of the race Manchester Evening News

There were impressive performances from the four Barlickers at the Manchester Marathon, with three finishing in the top thirty and all with personal bests over the 26.2 mile race.  First home was Chris Singleton who finished in 17th place with a time of 2 hrs 33 mins.  Next, in 19th place was Gary Shaw with a time of 2 hrs 34 mins.  Ian Livesey also had a great run to finish 29th with a time of 2 hrs 37 mins.  Tim Piggot ran this race as part of his preparation for the Three Peaks and Old Counties Tops races and his time was 3 hrs 25 mins.  Once more, good performances from Barlick on the roads.

1 Matt LALOR 16:25 New PB

6 Derek WALKDEN 19:45
28 Pete JACKSON 22:54
50 Robert WHIPP 25:11 New PB
99 Graham WADSWORTH 32:22 New PB
117 Clover EDWARDS 37:05
118 Susan HIRD 37:12
122 Patricia WADSWORTH 38:39

Some of the team with the Division Trophy Some of the team with the Division Trophy James Stead

Two years ago, we joined the Mid Lancs Cross Country League and as with all newcomers, had to start in Division Four, the lowest division.  Last year, we were Division Four Champions and got promoted to Division Three.   At the end of this season, we again finished as Division Champions and thus secured promotion to Division Two.

This year, we also had a vet's team and again they started in Division Three - the lowest Division.  They finished as runners up in this Division behind Thornton-Cleveleys, which was good enough to secure promotion to Division Two.

Our ladies narrowly missed out on promotion by a couple of points and in the early part of the season before injury struck, Sarah Tipler put in some stunning performances to win a bronze medal for the best individual results from all divisions.  She achieved this by only completing four races and we can only wonder what she might have done had she been fit enough to compete in them all.

The above picture shows only a few of the Barlick members who participated in this series, but Cross Country is very much a team sport and these excellent results were only achieved by everyone who turned out to represent the club. 

In the gallery are also other pictures of the night.  Further pictures may be added later.

Barlick Runners out in this Club Championship Race Barlick Runners out in this Club Championship Race

 Andrew Chew is definitely coming along as a runner in all disciplines and he showed this today by leading the Barlickers home in this club championship race and finishing with a top ten place. Newcomer Andrew Collins also had a great run to finish 3rd Barlicker with a top twenty finish. Lorraine Slater is a formidable opponent on the fells and showed this today by finishing 4th lady in the race and first lady for the club.  The finishing times and places for all the Barlickers were:

7 Andrew Chew 51:30
14 Andrew Driver 52:45
16 Andrew Collins 53:11
33 Lee Edwards 55:00
57 Derek Walkden 56:59
60 Lorraine Slater 57:08
71 Dave Halliday 58:19
85 John Boothman 1:00:40
90 Glenn Whittaker 1:01:21
92 Jennifer Hird 1:01:42
97 Rachel Lowther 1:02:16
122 Leanne Dinsdale 1:04:52
167 Jean Rawlinson 1:12:11

Full Results

The Barlick men's 12 stage team travelled to Sutton in Coldfield to take on the UK's best in the National 12 man relay.  Apart from Luke Maude coming in for Julian Hood, it was the same team that managed to qualify from the northern 12 stage.

Chris Singleton ran the fastest long leg of the day with the top runners on the first leg bringing the team back in 43rd place. Jimmy Craig backed this up with the fastest short leg of the day bringing the team up 6 places to 37th. Nick Treitl pulled another place back with another great run on leg 3. Lucas Payne did a great job on leg 4 before Gary Shaw got the team back up to 37th taking back 4 places. Leg 6 and it was the turn of Shaun Chew and he ran a solid leg. Ian Livesey consolidated the position on 7 as did Russell Parrington on leg 8. At this time Rossendale were about 3 and half minutes up and Blackburn 90 secs. Chris Smale ran a cracking leg overtaking Blackburn in the home straight. Stephen Chew took the baton on leg 11 and pulled back 4 places before Luke Maude overtook Rossendale on the last leg with the second quickest short leg of the day.

A very creditable 32nd of 60 teams who compeletd - a fantastic achievement for a club our size. Next stop Calderdale relay to see if the men can improve on last years 3rd place.

5 Andrew CHEW 19:04
9 James FENT 20:19
17 John BOOTHMAN 21:28
23 Emma BAILEY 22:19 New PB
33 Jackie HODGSON 23:14
50 Robert WHIPP 25:43 New PB
71 Jenna BOOTHMAN 27:35 New PB
75 Helen STEAD 27:48 New PB
92 Gary BAILEY 30:33
95 Hazel O'HARA 30:43 New PB
121 Graham WADSWORTH 34:36
129 Clover EDWARDS 37:13
130 Susan HIRD 37:13

A very happy looking Paula Clark on the descent A very happy looking Paula Clark on the descent Woodentops

More pictures from this weekend.

34 Michael ALEXANDER 21:54 New PB

Nick Treitl - Lancs Bronze Medallist Nick Treitl - Lancs Bronze Medallist John Boothman

What a brilliant day on Pendle, with the skylarks singing, long distance views of the Lake District Hills and ideal weather for running.  There were some good times from the many Barlickers who turned out, including a cracking first fell race from Paula Clark.

The club got four runners in the top twenty five and were rewarded with the first team prize and Nick Treitl had a great run to lead the team home and scoop a Lancashire bronze medal.  In the Junior Races, Harley Treitl came 4th in the U8s race which was part of the English & Lancashire Championships.

7 Nick Treitl 35:34
13 Luke Maude 37:22
17 Sam Gibbs 37:35
25 Tomas Corrigan 38:59
45 Andy Berry 41:13
51 Andy Driver 41:37
53 Andy Collins 41:33
60 Lee Edwards 42:19
67 "Fast Jock" Boothman 42:51
90 Richard Lowther 44:39
122 Dave Halliday 46:57
137 Glenn Whittaker 47:48
145 Andrew Carson 48:20
153 Rachel Lowther 48:54
223 Paula Clark 53:59
243 Richard Treitl 56:18

A few pictures follow shortly

1 Julian HOOD 16:48 New PB
24 John BOOTHMAN 21:44
88 Heather DRIVER 28:05
115 Graham WADSWORTH 33:58 New PB
127 Clover EDWARDS 36:47
128 Susan HIRD 36:47

3 Carl PAWSON 20:51
13 Chris SMEDLEY 22:47

At last the results have appeared for last week's race.  The Lowther family were out representing Barlick and finished as follows:

46 Richard Lowther 35:24
55 Rachel Lowther 36:41

It would have been a bit of a sad evening if  Royton Road Runners had not got the majority of their club to turn out for this event, as they made up more than half of the field.  To be fair the conditions were poor due to the bad weather but the event was well marshaled and friendly.  The Barlickers finished:

37 John Boothman 21:45
40 Emma Bailey 22:14
51 Richard Starkie 22:50

54 Jen Hird 1:09:56
55 Lee Edwards 1:09:57
74 Jean Rawlinson 1:18:20