S Yorks Road Race League

S Yorkshire Road Race League is back! Here are the dates and venues:

March 30th

3 Merry Lads, Lodge Moor Sheffield

6th April


20th April


25th May


The cost is £10 for all 4 races. To be in with a chance of a prize you have to complete all 4 races, but it’s not compulsory to do all 4. Each race is 5 miles. Please email me at maltbyrunning@gmail.com with your EA registration number and D.O.B. if you would like a race number. Once you’ve signed up I will get billed £10 so no running off and hiding…..

It’s first come, first served and race numbers are limited, so don’t delay.


Maltby Running Club invites members to its Annual General Meeting, to take place on Wednesday 26th January at 6.30 for 7pm start at Maltby Catholic Club. If you are attending and would like to join us in a light meal (pie – veg option available – and peas) which is free to members, please let Bob Houghton know.

Couch to 5k

Congratulations to Ruth and Paula on completing the Couch to 5k programme. Their progress was hampered by successive lockdowns and even the celebratory run has been postponed because of Covid. But, undeterred and supported every step of the way by Richard Chandler, Ruth and Paula kept on going and have now succeeded in running 5k non stop (and at rather a cracking pace, if they’re still as fast as when I last risked a run with them!) . Well done to both of them and a big thank you to Richard for coaching them to success.
We still hope to support Ruth and Paula when park runs recommence – hopefully not too long to wait!

Next week

For those who fancy a social run next week, there will be the following: Sunday’s run will start from the cafe at Langold (not the one adjacent to the lake) at 9.30 am.
Tuesday’s run will be from Maltby Leisure Centre at 6.30 pm.
Thursday’s run will be from Maltby Leisure Centre at 6.30 pm.

see you soon!

Run to the hills

Hi everyone, hope you’re getting back into the swing of running, especially as now it can be a sociable activity as well as a health promoting one. Come and join us on our regular run sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Tomorrow’s run will be the Laughton Laff. It’s mostly trail but a few short stretches of road. Start at Maltby Leisure Centre at 0930.
Tuesday’s run will be from Maltby Leisure Centre at 1830. Various distances and speed groups to suit participants.
Thursday’s session will be structured training, comprising hill repeats. This week will start off relatively gently. The hill training programme is progressive so increases in intensity in subsequent weeks. Meet at Maltby Leisure Centre car park ready to run at 1830.
In addition to these sessions we will also have walk/run groups, so there’s something for all our members.
Whatever else you do, keep on running!

Gaining Momentum now….

It was lovely to see lots of MRC members on Tuesday for our first run together this year. We have the following lined up so hope you can join us. Remember our training and social runs are inclusive. You will never be left behind and we will support you every step of the way to achieve your running aims.

Tomorrow (Sunday) we meet at Andy’s cafe in Langold Country Park, ready to run at 0930. Route will be fairly easy trail, possibly a bit of road, mileage tbc.

Tuesday we meet at Maltby Leisure Centre car park ready to run at 1830. Route will be the Micklebring Meander, about 6 miles, road and trail.

Thursday we meet at Maltby Leisure Centre car park ready to run at 1830. We will have the first of our hill training sessions.

In addition to all the above sessions, we will have a walk group and a walk/run group, so there’s something for everyone.

Don’t forget to bring your smart phone if you have one, to register your participation with the NHS test and trace tracker.

Also we hope you are very well but if you have Covid symptoms or are self isolating please stay safely at home.

Back Up And Running

We are pleased to announce that we plan to resume club training sessions from Tuesday 30th March.

We will meet us usual outside the Leisure Centre in Maltby, ready to run at 6.30p.m.

We will be following government advice to safeguard all our members. In particular we will ask you to register your attendance at a training session using your smart phone and the MRC track and trace NHS QR code. We will run in groups of no more than six people (or whatever the regulations and advice say at any time). We also ask that, if you are unwell or are self isolating, you stay safe at home.

We hope that you have managed to get out running or otherwise keeping fit. We will, in addition to a run group, have a walk/slower paced running group. We also plan to start specific hill training sessions in April.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our club.

best wishes from the MRC Committee

On the run since 1983