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

Barlick Fell Runners have a structured training programme which caters for all abilities from absolute beginners to top class athletes.  This training programme for beginners will operate over a twelve week period, so all beginners will start together and gradually improve together.  Any new beginners will have to wait until the next twelve week cycle begins before they can join the programme.  You will not be asked to progress to the next level until your coach feels that you are ready to do so.  The next 12 week cycle commences on 6 Februay and is set out below.

The information below is a guide to all of our training sessions.  Any variations will be published on the calendar and in the notices column on the home page of the web site. 

Monday  6:30 pm Victory Park Entrance Gates.  Beginners Session.  New 12 week cycle starts 6 February.

This is for complete beginners and the first six weeks, will involve getting fitter by walking, jogging and running on the flat. You will also learn about the importance of warming up and warming down to prevent injury. The second phase of six weeks will involve more structured sessions once you feel at ease that you can maintain a sustained effort.  These sessions are designed for complete novices to take up running with the aim of being able to finish a 5K Park Run within 12 weeks.

The session is open to both men and women.  Footwear - Road Shoes.

Contact James Stead.

Beginners Training Programme

 Tuesday 7:00 pm - Track Session.  Experienced Runners

This takes place at Seedhill Athletics Track, Surrey Rd, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 7TY.  It is a speed session and is designed to help experience runners develop both speed and stamina.  If you would like to come along, arrive at 6:45 so that you are ready for a 7:00 pm start. 

Run Leader - Harvey Grace.  Contact Stephen Chew for details. 

Wednesday 7:00pm - Pub/Social Run

These runs cater for intermediate and experienced runners who fancy a gentle paced run and social beverage afterwards.  Ideal for those intermediates who may not want to train seriously but just enjoy a run out in the surrounding hills.  Glenn Whittaker, Pete Jackson and a host of other runners put the calendar together which are listed on the link below.

You don’t have to be a member to come to a pub run, in fact, pub runs are an ideal way to get to know us and find out whether Barlick Fell Runners is the club for you.

Summer Pub Runs

Thursday 7:00 pm -  Seedhill Running Track

This is a Fartlek session.  Fartlek is a Swedish word meaning "speed play".  Simply defined, it means periods of fast running, intermixed with periods of slower running.  The session has some track, but also includes some road and some hills.  It is a good session if you are new to racing and fancy pushing yourself with other runners.  

Footwear - Road Shoes
Run Leader - Harvey Grace.

Thursday 7:00 pm Anchor Inn.  Intermediate Session

This session is for intermediate runners and those who are looking to step up from the beginner's group into some structured training.  The sessions will include:

  1. Interval sessions of prolonged efforts with recovery
  2. Hill reps up runnable hills with recoveries,
  3. Threshold sessions - sustained pace training

The session will be split into two groups.  One for the beginners who have completed the couch to 5K programme and the other for the more experienced runners who are looking to increase their performance and stamina.

Footwear - Road Shoes.
Run Leaders - Contact John Boothman & James Stead 


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.