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Braithwell Boxing Day Race

Don’t forget it’s the Braithwell Boxing Day Race very soon! Race HQ is the Butcher’s Arms, High Street, Braithwell. Race starts 11am. Register on the day from 9.30am. Entry £5 to EA affiliated runners, £7 unaffiliated. A multi terrain race of about 4.5 miles. Prizes for race and age category winners. Followed by presentation of KMR series trophies.


Minimum age for entry: 16 on race day.

Letter from the British Heart Foundation

We were very pleased to receive a letter of appreciation and thanks from the British Heart Foundation in respect of the donation we made recently. This represents a huge effort by club members who organised, marshalled, supported and promoted our races during 2019. It’s also right to thank runners who turn up and support our races. We hope you will continue to support us as we are very happy to support such a worthy cause.

Here is a link to the letter – BHFletter2019

Butchers Dog Leg results

What a great turnout to the 2019 Dog Leg! We hope you enjoyed the new course- faster, flatter and above all safer.

Here is a link to provisional  results:     kmrhandler-2019-#7-butchers dogleg

As always please report any errors or omissions.

We value your feedback, which will help us make improvements to future races, so please post here or on our Facebook page- and don’t forget to send us your pictures too!


Plastic free – a realistic option?

If, like many people, you are concerned about the plastic which is polluting our environment, and you want to take steps to reduce your impact on our planet, then you will understand the discussions we at Maltby Running Club have had recently to try to do our bit to avoid waste.

You will notice that we are phasing out plastic bottles and cups for our water stations. We have decided to use paper cups but these are about three times the price of plastic! We are using paper plates at our race buffets too. We have also decided to give all Bawtry Forest Trail Race entrants  a lovely gift at this year’s race – a beautiful, bespoke printed cotton bag which initially will contain what is probably the UK’s top goody bag; afterwards the bag can be reused and will hopefully be a reminder of a brilliant event. You can’t have one unless you enter the race though, so hurry up and sign up using the link from this page to make sure you get your hands on one.

Other things you can do to reduce waste; perhaps recycle your safety pins? We use around 5000 pins every year and they must end up somewhere – at the bottom of your kit bag? in the washing machine? in the car ashtray? It helps everyone if you can reuse them – as far as we are concerned this means we can donate more money to charity and it offsets the greater cost of using cardboard products over plastic.

You are also very welcome to bring your own drinks bottle for your post race drink, and even your reusable mug for tea or coffee afterwards. An extra benefit is that you will look like an elite runner if you have your own drinks bottle!

See you at the next MRC race (only 3 days away!).



Did you enjoy the Abbey Dash?

We hope you enjoyed tonight’s Abbey Dash. A sunny evening, lots of friends old and new, and a great buffet. We are working hard to format and check the results and will post them as soon as we can. Please check back later.

And if you thought that was a good event, wait till you try the Bawtry Forest Trail Race. We have a great selection of prizes again this year, including a fabulous Suunto sports watch for the winners of the men’s and ladies’ races respectively.

Here’s a photo of a kind volunteer posing with the watches (we are not having a caption competition). To enter Bawtry Forest Trail Race, please follow the link on the top right of this page.

suunto watches

Grand Prix races June 2019

See below for a list of races in June which are included in our Grand Prix. Remember, you will earn a point for each grand prix race you complete- and an extra point for KMR races (Kimmy Kanter and Ulley Res in June). Don’t forget to wear your club vest!


  • Kimmy Kanter KMR 3 04/06/2019
  • Calver fell race 05/06/2018
  • Barnsley Boundary Race 8/6/2019
  • Goole riverbank challenge 9/06/2019
  • Handsworth Hobble 11/06/2019
  • Midsummer Mad Dash 18/06/2019
  • Ulley Res. KMR 4 19/06/2019
  • Silkstone Shuffle (Barnsley H.) 22/06/2019
  • Elmton Chase 26/06/2019
  • MRC Summer handicap 27/06/2019
  • Tideswell fell race 28/06/2019
  • Round Sheffield 30/06/2019

Bawtry Forest Trail Race 8 September 2019 – important announcement

Most of our races are entry on the day only but the Bawtry Forest Trail Race is different – entries are online and in advance. Here is a link to the entry form on Run Britain:

We are delighted to announce that once again this year we have received fantastic sponsorship from Suunto and have two sports watches to present to the winners of the men’s and ladies’ races.

We also have an amazing goody bag lined up as well as our famous t shirts for everyone who completes the trail race. Don’t forget to enter early to be sure of getting a place – entries are limited to 300 runners.