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
Race Reports Archive
An archive of all the race reports

1 Lee Parrington 18:01

11 Jack Villiers 19:42 New PB

2 Dan Mills 17:44
17 Paul Elcock 21:18
74 Amanda Haines 26:38 New PB
85 Aaron Slater 27:37
90 Susan Hird 27:45

1 David Mirfield 1:52:25 
24 Derek Walkden 2:17:52 New PB 3rd M50

The winning team this year was Dark Peak, followed by Edinburgh University and Keswick.  The winning ladies team was not unsurprisingly Ribble Valley..  The winning time was 4:10:21.  The Barlick teams finished as follows:

25 Barlick A 4:54:43   Nick Treitl / David Poole, John Whiteside / Ian Beresford , Andy Berry / Dan Mills
66 Barlick Vets 5:37:49   Virgil Barton / Chris Smale, Lucas Payne / Gary Bradey, John Boothman / Carl Pawson
111 Barlick Ladies 6:18:08   Sarah Bell / Leanne Dinsdale, Jacqueline Collins / Jennifer Hird, Victoria Peel / Lorraine Slater (14th Open Female Team)

The new season got underway at Cuerdon, with the men looking to defend their championship status and the women, newly promoted to the first division, looking to make their mark at the top level.  The ladies were off first with somewhat of a depleted team in that several runners were missing because of the FRA relays the following day.  However, it shows what strength we have in depth, as the girls who turned out, put on a brilliant show to enable the team to finish second in the division.  For her first outing for Barlick in the cross country team, Sarah Jarvis made her mark, leading the Barlickers home and finishing 5th overall.  Because all of our leading runners were in the V35 category, we finished first team in that category.

5 Sarah Jarvis 22:47
11 Rachel Villiers 23:40
20 Paula Clark 25:42
26 Laura Craig 26:20
64 Cloey Mason 29:58
85 Lisa Fitzpatrick 32:09
88 Katie Towers 32:47
97 Marie Beech 34:07
134 Sharon Newbold 40:07

It was the same with the men.  The team was depleted because of the FRA relays.  Again what strength in depth do we have as those who turned out put on a tremendous show to bring the team home in second place against a very strong Preston team.  Marc Hartley led the team home, with Lee Parrington not far behind and these two were supported by Stephen Shorrocks, James Tingle, Dan Balshaw and Ian Cocks.

14 Marc Hartley 39:25
18 Lee Parrington 40:00
37 Stephen Shorrocks 41:56
39 James Tingle 42:18
46 Dan Balshaw 43:02
54 Ian Cocks 44:00
67 Lee Edwards 45:17
105 Ben Hoyle 47:47
111 James Austin 48:02
130 Paul Elcock 49:15
132 Andrew Smith 49:25
162 Pete Beresford 52:39
208 Richard Starkie 59:05

Scott Boardman was out in this race and he finished with a PB - just!

360 Scott Boardman 1:29:15

About 7,500 finishers

Despite having yesterday's cross country race in her legs Cloey Mason managed a massive PB and a sub fifty time and Terry Lonergan, despite his advancing years also managed the same. 

108 Cloey Mason 49:55
109 Terry Lonergan 49:59

1 Matthew Lalor 17:45 

12 Emma Bailey 20:46
80 Susan Hird 27:42

Our intrepid trio at this race caught the eye of the reporters from the Lancashire Telegraph who featured them in their report.

4 Matthew Lalor 2:32:33
6 Julian Hood 2:35:24

It was a lovely day for this race and nice to see a few Barlickers turning out for a fell race.  Ian Holmes did not take part as he had run in the Langdale race, the day before, but John Boothman is made of sterner stuff and turned out for both.  Perhaps it was the sunny autumn day, but something put a spring in the step of Pete Jackson as he looked like a gazelle as he came past Top Withens, rather than a V60.

15 Andy Berry 48:26
73 Pete Jackson 54:52
121 Andrew Smith 58:50
130 John Boothman 59:37
188 Victoria Peel 63:34
201 Zac Kaye 64:31
280 Cloey Mason 73:28

Imagine two back to back marathons with 4,000 metres of ascent thrown in.  Add to that the rough terrain of the Lake District and that is the setting for this race.  It runs from Caldbeck in the north of the Lakes, near Blencathra and finishes at Cartmel in the south.  That is a total of 50 miles and it includes Blencathra, Helvellyn and Fairfield to name but three of the hills en route.  Not only that, but Saturday was not the most brilliant weather in which to be out running. Gary Bradley completed the run in 14:49:14 and finished 64th male.  There were 214 finishers and numerous others who retired.

This classic fell race was won by Carl Bell of Keswick AC in 2:13:14.  Our only representative was John Boothman who finished in 154th position, which was better then last year, but in a slower time.  The conditions were tough and John went astray for ten minutes.  You would think that after 4 races, he would know where he was going.  But the conditions were not good and a lot of the other runners struggled as well.  

154 John Boothman 3:21:26

Two Barlick ladies did the club proud in this race.  Emma Bailey was first lady and Susan Hird was 2nd LV60.  The leading lady was Lucy Williamson of Ilkley Harriers until 300 metres from the end, when a sprint finish from Emma enabled her to pass Lucy and take the honours (and a £50 first prize).

On the other hand, Susan was the leading :LV60, but towards the finish, she lost her legs and had a "Brownlee wobble" and just missed out on a category win.

15 Emma Bailey 1:33:35 (1st lady)
198 Susan Hird 2:13:07 (2nd LV60)
260 Gary Bailey 2:52:16


2 Andrew Carson 19:30
28 Lucile Pickles 25:07 New PB
37 Tom Duffy 27:01
67 Lisa Pickles 33:04
71 Wendy Duffy 33:38

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.