Happy New Year

We would like to wish everyone a very happy 2020 and hope that you will have a successful running season. To inspire you, we invite all club members along to our Annual General Meeting on 5th February 2020. You should have received an e mail giving you details. Please let us know if you are coming so we can arrange catering. The AGM is not just a round up of everything that has happened in our club in 2019; it’s a great social event and a chance to find out about lots of brilliant races. We are always pleased to promote local, low cost races and there is a packed programme on offer in and around South Yorkshire this year.

The AGM is also our club prize giving event – the Summer and Winter Handicaps, the Club Open race and the Grand Prix. Come along and find out who’s won the trophies this year.

If you are a keen runner then it’s probable that you are also a keen eater. I’m pleased to share with you a recipe for energy balls. They’re based on nuts and dates and not too heavy on the sugar so they’re a tasty treat that is actually good for you.

Here’s a link to the recipe: energy balls recipe

Boxing Day Race

What a fantastic turnout to this year’s Boxing Day Race! 182 runners took part on a muddy course in bitterly cold conditions. Well done to everyone. We’ll be posting results here as soon as possible. In the meantime here are some cheerful pictures.

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!).



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