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
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93 Michael Alexander 46:38

234 finishers.

Five  Barlickers entered this race, which was won by Tim Ellis of Calder Valley.  He was followed home by Sam Watson of Wharfedale and Lee Athersmith of Bingley. 

Sam Wadsworth had a good run to lead the Barlickers home, finishing in 8th position,

Conditions for the race were such that it was muddy underfoot, with the prevailing wind behind the runners, but when the showers did come down, they were heavy, with hail greeting the runners as they reached Water Sheddles Reservoir.  In the early stages of the race, Sam Watson was shadowing Tim Ellis and looked to be waiting for the moment to pounce, but he ran out of steam in the last stage and could only watch Tim pull away from him. 

Sam Wadsworth was lying 10th at Water Sheddles Reservoir, but climbing the gate, as opposed to the stile moved him into 9th place and on the descent to Ponden Reservoir he gained another place which he retained until the end.

8 Sam Wadsworth 58:33
65 Andrew Driver 1:10:04
81 John Boothman 1:12:05
86 Dave Halliday 1:13:06
97 Tom Mason 1:15:34

Nine Barlickers turned out for our first race in this league.   As a new club in the league, we have to start in division four, but teams from all four divisions run together.  As a result, it was difficult to know how the team was doing. 

The race was fast and furious and there was no respite.  The first six finishers from each team are counters, but runners further down the field can still play their part, if they can push opposition team runners further down the field.

The provisional results indicate that Barlick were 13th team overall, which at first glance seems to suggest that we beat some division one teams.  However to confirm this, a bit more detailed analysis is required.  However, it does appear that we are at least in the first two teams of division four.  The finishing positions were as follows:

48 Nick Treitl 37:18
49 Shaun Chew 37:18
77 Dan Taylor 39:08
94 Andy Berry 39:59
129 Rob Weir 41:29
130 Stuart Bryan 41:29
158 Des Walkden 42:52
243 James Fent 48:30
245 Alan Davis 48:39

Today, we are used to seeing Richard Treitl down the field battling it out with the other V60s, but it hasn't always been like that.  Years ago, he was there at the top of the field battling with the leaders, as the above clip from the 1984 Kelbrook Race Results shows.

Lloyd Davies ran as a guest in the under 17 race as a Barlick Fell Runner and he finished in 22:34 which would have put him in 20th position.

This will be held at the Old Stone Trough at Kelbrook.  Everyone in the club is welcome along with partners.  If you wish to some, please email your choice of food to Rachel Lowther and also get the money to her.  No one is definitely booked in until she has your money.  There are only 70 places so if you snooze, you could miss out.

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John Boothman returned from a holiday in Florida on Thursday and being jet lagged and a lack of serious training whilst on holiday is not the best preparation for a marathon. As a result, he ran out of steam on the last 10K and had bad cramps.  However, taking everything into account, his was still not a bad performance.

444 John Boothman  3:33:21

3,880 finishers.

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It was certainly a good day for Dark Peak at these races.  The leading teams were:


1 Dark Peak
2 Mercia
3 Dark Peak 'B'


1 Hunters Bog Trotters
2 Ambleside
3 Dark Peak

56  Barlick Fell Runners    5:38:39    +1:36:39

Leg1: Des Walkden 48:10    72 48:10    72  
Leg2: Pete Jackson & Dave Halliday 1:56:21    79 2:44:31    80  
Leg3: Sam Wadsworth & Andy Berry 1:59:15    47 4:43:46    59  
Leg4: Scott Baistow 54:53    33 5:38:39    


45 Kathryn PAYNE 29:27
51 Helen STEAD 30:52

Earlier in the year, before the clocks went on, we held the first night points scoring event.  In view of the popularity of that event, we are putting on another one.  It will be on the above date and it will be in place of the normal pub run. It will start from the Pendle Inn at Barley. 

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A great run by Tom Adams of Ilkley Harriers saw him win this race in a records time of 39:26.  He was followed home by Simon Bailey of Mercia in 41:32 and C Farrell of Horwich in 42:52.

21 Sam Wadsworth 45:56
30 Andy Berry 48:56

Under 8s

57 Tabitha Berry 4:41 (18th girl out of 28)


Winner - Shaun Chew in 53 minutes.

James Fent 1 hour 9 minutes.

446 Richard Starkie 2:00 51

Richard was pleased with this result, as it was an improvement of 15 minutes over his time for last year.

74 Helen STEAD 30:42 New PB

28 Marcus PAYNE 21:15
50 Mason PAYNE 23:55 New PB

22 Michael ALEXANDER 55:59

The end result was that Barlick were 19th overall in 4:29:37.

It was a day of highs and lows.  Everyone set off from Patterdale and there was Barlick, the new boys, in second place, as they made their way up  the steep ascent to Boredale Hause.  The commentator on the loud speaker at Patterdale was perplexed.  His commentary was, "Borrowdale are in the lead, closely followed by... er ... Barlick...".  Gary Shaw and Stephen Chew, first leg runners, then moved into the lead and things were looking good. But the Ian Hodgson relay is not so simple.  Clag covered the tops of the hills and suddenly our leaders were not so sure of the route.  They waited for others to catch them up and then they discovered that lines which looked good in a recce were not quite so good on the race day.  The long and the short of it was that at the changeover at Hartsop, Barlick were in 8th place.

Sam & Scott then took over and ascended into the clag and into the head wind which now included rain.  Sadly this leg lost many places, although they were not the only ones to do so.  Helm Hill, who were 10th at Hartsop suddenly found themselves in 1st place, much to the surprise of their 3rd leg runners who were not ready to set off.  Our third leg team of Andy Hirst & Pete Jackson set off into the rain and mist in 23rd place.  Despite their years, their experience of Lakeland races soon made itself felt and they gained two places to hand over in 21st place. 

Nick Treitl and Shaun Chew set off on the final leg, again in poor conditions and an exciting sprint finish saw them finish just in 19th position, just in front of Ilkley.

Although we hoped that we might do better in this race, given that we are a new club, we perhaps did not do too bad against clubs with runners who have years of experience in this event.   Afterwards, everyone agreed that we learnt a lot on the day and that next year, with a little bit of experience ourselves under our belt, we will do much better.

The race was extremely well organised, there was a great atmosphere and it was great taking part in this Lakeland classic.  Roll on next year.

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