Thank you everyone who organised, marshalled, supported and above all ran yesterday. It was a muddy one wasn’t it – and that even after we’d made a last minute alteration to avoid the really, really muddy bits!

We’re pleased to attach a first cut of the results. I have no one here sane enough to sanity check them so please give us a shout if there are any errors.

As you know, our club is all about supporting and encouraging runners of all abilities, and raising funds for charity. Our chosen charity for 2023 is Amy’s House, a local charity that provides support to children with special needs and their families – you can find out more here: Ozzie, who is leading the charity drive, was able to take £110 to the charity this morning.

Meanwhile, the KMR series will continue, with the Scholes Coppice race on Wednesday 31st May; see the KMR website or the Rotherham Harriers Facebook page: for more information.

Maltby Running Club’s next race will be on Wednesday 5th July – the Abbey Dash – same registration arrangements as the Memorial Race (6pm for 7pm start, Maltby Catholic Club). See you there!

Maltby Memorial Race 2023

We’re pleased to invite you to join us at this year’s Memorial Race. A 7km circular trail race taking in the countryside around Maltby, near Rotherham, the race is across meadows, through woods, across stepping stones by a waterfall, around the abandoned Cistercian Roche Abbey and up a hill to admire long distance views before a fast descent to the finish. The woods at this time of year are scented with wild garlic and the large swathes of bluebells are a spectacular sight.

This race is the first in the 2023 KMR series, details of which can be found here –

This year for the first time we have a defibrillator, the purchase of which has been made possible by the generous sponsorship of Maltby Town Council and England Athletics. We hope not to need to use it but it adds extra reassurance to our aim to host safe, enjoyable races for runners.

Due to the nature of the terrain we regret that the course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Entry (on the day only) is £5 for UKA registered competing runners and £7 for everyone else – we are keeping the price very low to reiterate our commitment to providing low cost, grassroots running events.

Registration is at Maltby Catholic Club, Millindale, Maltby, from 6pm on race day. The race starts at 7pm at Maltby crags, near St Bartholomew’s Church, about 500 metres away.

Prizes will be awarded for first 3 men and women, and first man/woman in 10 year veteran categories (V45, V55, V65. Also V75 depending on number of entries in the category))

The race will be run under UKA rules and as such entrants must be aged 16 or over. Running with dogs is not permitted.

KMR series

Looking for some great local races? The KMR series is back again for 2023! The collaboration, between MRC, Rotherham Harriers and Kimberworth Striders, is a 12-race series, starting in May and culminating on Boxing Day. Each race is a standalone event but you also accrue points for the series.

Full details can be found here

Boxing Day Race 2022

It’s back, after a two-year layoff. The Boxing Day Race will be held in Braithwell at 11 am on, er, Boxing Day.

A slightly amended course (to make it even more muddy), starting and finishing on Austwood Lane, the route is mostly off road or on footways.

Distance: 4.3 miles

Registration: from 10 am Butchers Arms, High Street, Braithwell

Entries: on day only, £5/7

Minimum age: 16 years.


Butcher’s Dog Leg Race 4 August

And back for 2022 is the next race in the KMR series, the Butcher’s Dog Leg. A 4 mile race around Braithwell. Registration from 6.15 at the Butchers Arms, Braithwell. Race starts in Austerfield Lane at 7pm. Entries on day only £5/7. Please note you must be aged 16 or over to participate in this race.

On the run since 1983

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