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
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Juniors Section

Barlick Fell Runners have developed an advanced training program for our thriving junior section. The program is available to all junior members who have attended training sessions on a regularly basis thus far.

Some of our juniors are with us because they enjoy the fun aspects of our regular training sessions and they may not necessarily wish to advance beyond that, which is fine.

However, for those who would like to progress their running we have designed a challenging program for all abilities.

Juniors will be given the opportunity to advance through three stages - Bronze, Silver and Gold (one award per year) over a period of 12 weeks starting in May.

To reach the required standards the following criteria must be met within the 12 week period.  Extra time will be given to achieve target lap times, but only if all the other criteria has been achieved within the 12 week period. It will be difficult to attain the Gold status for some, but this is because the bar has been deliberately set high.

If your child would like to take part in the scheme the onus is on you to let one of the coaches know.  

We will post a notice on Facebook and on the noticeboard in the cricket club to let you know when each program is due to start.  Details of the three schemes are below.

Bronze
 Target Period - 12 Weeks

⚫Must be a member of the club and have your own club vest.
⚫Wear appropriate kit. (Please see Monday Training Page on the club website)
⚫Consistently display positive attitude and appropriate behaviour.
⚫Attend a minimum 8 out of the 12 sessions and turn up on time each week.
⚫Represent the club in at least three races (park runs allowed). (Please see our race calendar on the club website).
⚫Attain required target time over 1 lap of the circuit used for Monday night training.  A target time will be set by one of our coaches.

 

Silver
Target Period
12 Weeks
 ⚫Must attain Bronze status within 12 week period.
⚫Continued excellent attendance, attending a minimum of 9 out of the 12 sessions and turn up on time each week.
⚫Represent the club in at least 3 more races, 1 park run allowed. (Please see our race calendar on the club website).
⚫Attain required target lap time. A minimum 5% improvement on lap time achieved attaining Bronze award.
⚫Train away from the club at least once per week (10 – 20-minute run). Please see to your coach for further advice on this. Participation in other sporting activities is encouraged.

 

Gold
Target Period 
12 Weeks
⚫Must attain Silver status within the 12-week period.
⚫Attend a minimum of 10 out of the 12 sessions and turn up on time each week.
⚫Represent the club in at least 3 more races, not including park runs (please see our race calendar on the club website).
⚫Attain required target lap time. A minimum 10% improvement on lap time achieved attaining Bronze award.
⚫Train away from the club at least twice per week (Schedule of training to be agreed with coaches.) Participation in other sporting activities is encouraged.  However at least one activity should be a run. 
⚫Start using own watch.
⚫Start a training diary or on-line log.
⚫Adopt a ‘healthy diet’ make sure you eat your 5 a day and stay well hydrated.

Youngsters develop at different rates, so do not be concerned if your child goes through a period where they do not seem to making any progress.  This happens to all runners, not only juniors.  So long as they are training seriously and enjoying their running, improvement will come as naturally as day follows night.

We hold a series of time trials so we can monitor how our junior runners are progressing and these are recorded below.

 Lap Times - 19 June 2017

 

Lap Times - 19 June 2017

  • Any junior runner age 8 to 16 is welcome to come along to our Monday night training sessions. Please note we do not train on Bank Holidays.
  • New runners and members of other clubs are welcome to come along and try our sessions, however you will be expected to join our club if you attend our sessions regularly. Membership is £5 per year (please see the membership page on our website for further info).
  • In summer (Apr-Sept) we meet at Letcliffe Park in Barnoldswick and in the winter (Oct- Mar) we meet at Victory Park, Barnoldswick from 18:30 until 19:30.
  • The youngest group (Donna & Lorraine) will finish at 19:15.
  • The session costs just £1 and is payable on the night.
  • All children MUST register between 18:15 & 18:30.  A register will be kept of all children as we need to know the numbers & names of all children in our care.
  • Please ensure that you come to collect your child by the finish of the session.
  • A parent or responsible adult will need to complete a consent form.
  • All training is aimed at preparing our juniors to take part in races - see our General Information Page.
  • At training we split into several mixed ability groups led by Nick Treitl, Sarah Bell, Andy Berry, Lorraine Slater, Hannah Newbold and Donna Milligan. We use regular time trials to help determine the groups. All new starters will train initially with Andy Berry and Hannah Newbold.
  • All our sessions take place outside in all kinds of weather therefore it is very important you come prepared. Appropriate clothing and footwear should be worn. We can give more detailed advice if needed but, in brief, you’ll need a synthetic base layer top (long sleeve/short sleeve/one or more) to suit the temperature and a windproof or waterproof jacket. Shorts are fine but you may prefer leggings if it’s especially cold. A thin hat (such as a ‘buff’) and thin gloves are also needed depending on the time of year. We supply Hi Visibility vests and head torches which must be worn when specified by the trainers. Footwear should be proper running shoes (not fashion pumps or imitation football boots) with decent grip. Sports Direct usually have a good selection of junior shoes.
  • It’s best not to try and eat a full tea before running; just have a light snack (banana, toast & jam etc.) and a drink, at least 40 minutes beforehand. You shouldn’t need a drink during the session but you’re welcome to bring one with you just in case.
  • If you have any questions, please get in touch our contact details can be found on the contact us page at http://barlickfellrunners.org.uk/contact-us
  • Finally, please join our Facebook page (Barlick Fell Runners Juniors) to keep up to date with all the latest information on training and racing.  

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.