The Boxing Day Handicap is an internal club event (club members only) and has been a Boxing Day tradition for many years. It is a very simple format – runners estimate their own time for the 3-4 mile route around Langley and Trentabank and the winner is the person who finishes closest to their predicted time – runners are not permitted to wear watches.

The route traditionally starts by the Methodist Church on Cock Hall Lane, Langley and finishes by Bottoms Reservoir or The Leather’s Smithy (organiser’s decision) – it is a mix of quiet lanes and a forest trail. After the run there is usually a ‘social’ gathering to to discuss the run and present the prizes!

Boxing Day Handicap

2023 – Organiser (Sally Ann Hales) and venue (Langley Cricket Club).

Registration: 9.00-9.45am (Macclesfield Harriers Club Members only)

Helpers are needed – please contact Sally using the contact form below.

Staggered start – first runners off at 10.00am outside Methodist Church

Social in the Cricket Club afterwards…the bar will be open!

The route was changed in 2022 to end by the Leathers’ Smithy pub (on the track) to avoid the final road section (busy traffic).

Note: In the event of bad weather/ice there may be an alternative route proposed.