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

In the autumnal conditions, getting a PB gets harder, but despite that, there were two new PBs this week.

4 Lucas PAYNE 19:48
14 John BOOTHMAN 22:00
58 James STEAD 30:16 New PB
59 Helen STEAD 30:20 New PB

Barlick Fell Runners hosted their first ever Owl event.  This is not a race as it is run off road in the dark, but is effectively a timed training event.  For a bit of fun, participants can guess their time for a bottle of wine.

Steve Chew was not going to run this event, but decided to enter on the nigh and finished a remarkable five and a half minutes in front of Steve Brock Craig who was second home.

Lloyd Davies might be a junior runner, but he is not frightened of mixing it with the seniors and he finished seventh overall. 

First lady home was the FRA female V50 champion, Gill Myers.

Finishing Times

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 £3 per head and £1 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

There was a good turnout from the club for this challenging race.  It was good to see Sarah Tipler sporting her new Barlick vest for the first time in a competitive race and to see that Andy Hirst, despite his advancing years and a restricted training regime, is still a force to be reckoned with.  The times and places of the Barlickers were as follows:

57 Andy Berry 2:46:47
91 Rob Weir 2:52:25
148 Sarah Tipler 3:04:17
156 Andrew Hirst 3:06:46
161 Scott Baistow 3:07:52
185 John Boothman 3:11:48
209 Pete Jackson 3:16:57
216 Derek Walden 3:17:55
275 Tom Beebe 3:31:12
354 Dave Halliday 3:56:37
361 Rachel Lowther 3:56:37
406 Mark Browne 4:27:18

A report of the night be Stephen Chew

For the first annual Barlick fell runners presentation, the club decided to do a sit down meal at the Stone Trough in Kelbrook.  58 people came to the presentation and were treated to a meal and music by Tom Richardson.

The club has come a fair way since it started last December and now has 95 members.  We, as a committee, never envisaged such a number after 12 months.  The committee have worked very hard to get it all up and running.  Training sessions, memberships, England athletics and of course the bread butter of racing.  There has been a real improvement in people's times this year right across the board and that needs to complimented.  Also when we have put races on everyone has contributed and really pulled together, especially at Buckden Pike, which was an English Championship race.  There are obviously a lot of unsung heroes that contribute to the club and runners indirectly, for example the runner's partners, as ell as Graham and Pat Wadsworth.  Graham does a fantastic job of putting the club out into the big wide world via the club website.
All the awards handed out on the night were as follows.

Young runner of the year- Lloyd Davies
Performance of the year- Steve Chew
Most improved male- Andy Berry
Most improved lady- Lucy Beresford
Clubman of the year- Steve Chew
1st Vet 40- Des Walkden
2nd vet 40- Dave Halliday
1st vet 50- Glenn Whittaker
2nd vet 50- Bob Jackson
Ladies club champ- Rachel Lowther
3rd male club champ- Sam Wadsworth
2nd male club champ- Andy Berry
Club champion- Shaun Chew

Harvey Grace was given honorary membership.  Graham and Pat's contribution to the club was also rewarded on the night for their tireless effort organising races.  A great night was had by all and we look forward to the next year with more expectation rather than hope.


Race Winner - Andy Vernon (Aldershot, Farnham & District) 28m 48s

146 Shaun Chew 34:39
177 Nick Treitl 35:34
275 Dan Taylor 38:44
357 Stuart Bryan 41:38
402 Michael Plummer 43:18
406 James Fent 43:31
445 Michael Thistlewaite 45:53

There were 515 finishers.

4 John BOOTHMAN 22:08
28 Mark BROWNE 26:14
54 James STEAD 30:48 New PB
58 Helen STEAD 31:31

2155 Michael Alexander 45:59

9443 finishers.

The first of the winter night events was held at Lothersdale.  For the uninitiated, these are not races, but are timed training events.  Wharfedale's Jack Smith demonstrated that he is getting back to form by recording the fastest time of the night of 27:58 for the run up to Pin Haw and back.

The two Barlick contenders finished as follows:

10 Dave Halliday 32:54
15 Pete Jackson 33:16

Des Walkden completed this race which is a 6.5k trail run, an 18k mountain bike ride and 5.5k trail run.

He finished 77th out of 203 solo finishers in 2:47:05
He felt that his lack of mountain bike experience let him down as the course was very steep, icy and technical and suited the better mountain bike riders.  Other than that, he thoroughly enjoyed his day out in what he described as a well organised event.

31 Scott Baistow 1:31:47 (2nd U23)

10 John Boothman 22:55
42 Mark Browne 27:57

It was a wet night, but it still saw 28 individuals compete in teams or on their own in this popular event.

The first team back and overall winners were Shaun & Steve Chew and were just in front of the first individual back - John Raho.

Kirsty Hall was first solo lady.

In the absence of Mark Nutter, Ivan Whigam had a clear run to finish as the leading Clayton runner to take the Badger Trophy.

 Full Results

Shaun Chew ran the five miles of this night race of terrifying trails, hills of horror, menacing marshals and a final downhill sprint to the finish, to win this race in 37:14

54 Michael ALEXANDER 22:02 New PB
281 Sara ALEXANDER 31:37

79 Michael Alexander 45:08

303 finishers.

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.