Teignbridge Trotters Running Club
Newton Abbot, Devon
Established 1982
Born to Run

Stats

Club Stats

This page on our website covers the history of the Teignbridge Trotters and provides a wealth of information. It's a statistical feast!

Haytor Heller;

The first race took place in July 1986. It was called the Moorland Run, it was re-named the Haytor Heller in 1991.

Race Directors; Tom Edwards 1986 - 1995 ~ Mike Hicks 1996 - 2009 ~ Buzz Terrill 2010 - 2014 ~ Rod Payne 2015 ~ Nigel Barnett 2016 - current date

Totnes 10K;

The Trotters took over the staging of the event in 2000. It had become to big an undertaking for local Totnes resident Sean Dooner, who created the event in 1996. A 1-mile fun run was introduced in 2010 and had a record entry of 174 in 2017. The 10K had a record entry of 631 in 2014.

Race Directors; Roger Hayes 2000 - 2016 ~ Roger Easterbrook 2017 - current date

Ladies 10K;

The first race took place on 15 August 1993 and started in Newton Abbot town centre. The race moved to its current location, Dornafield Caravan and Camping site in 1997.

Race Directors; Buzz Terrill 1993 - 1996 ~ Jose Waller 1997 ~ Martin Foster 1998 ~ Stella Imong 1999 - 2005 ~ Vicky Hales 2006 - 2008 ~ Michelle Willocks Watts 2009 - 2011 ~ Lucy Payne 2012 - 2014 ~ Angela Blakesley 2015 - 2016 ~ Lucy Payne 2017 ~ Tracey Jolly 2018

Templer Ten;

The Trotters took over the staging of the event in 2002. It was originally organised by Devon & Cornwall Police. In 2015 it moved from its original Race HQ at the Passge House, Kingsteignton to its current location at Stover School.

Race Directors; John Caunter 2002 - 2012 ~ Ian Langler 2013 - 2014 ~ Ryan Anthony 2015 - 2017 ~ Chris McIntosh 2018

Dartmoor Discovery;

The Trotters took over the staging of this event in 2011. It was created by Phil Hampton in 1998, back then the course was 34 miles long. It changed to its current distance of 32 miles in 2002.

Race Directors; Roger Hayes 2011 - current date

Most year's spent as a Race Director for one race;

17 years ~ Roger Hayes, Totnes 10K

Most number of races as a Race Director; 

30 ~ Roger Hayes (17 Totnes 10K's, 8 DD's and 5 4x4 Teignbridge Relays)

Record Membership; 342 (September 2018)

Membership Fees; 1984 - 1985 £2 ~ 1985 - 1988 £3 ~ 1989 - 1991 £4 ~ 1991 - 1994 £5 ~ 1995 - 1996 £8 ~ 1996 - 2006 £10 ~ 2007- 2016 £12 ~ 2016 - current time £24

Chairman; Dave Rowe 1984 - 1994 ~ John Scott 1994 - 1995 ~ Bob Luker 1995 - 1998 ~ Roger Hayes 1998 - current date

Secretary; Brian Hall 1984 - 1994 ~ John Scott 1984 - 1994 ~ Jose Waller 1994 - 1999 ~ Gary Caunter 1999 - 2007 ~ Mark Becker 2007 - 2016 ~ Liz Barnett 2016 - current date

Treasurer; Charles Soudain 1984 - 1992 ~ Bob Luker 1992 - 1995 ~ Martin Foster 1995 - 1998 ~ John Caunter 1998 - current date

President; Dave Rowe 1994 - 1997 ~ John Scott 1997 - 1998 ~ Maurice Piper 1998 - 2004 ~ Dave Foster 2004 - 2007 ~ Reg Tole 2007 - 2010 ~ Buzz Terrill 2010 - 2013 Jose Waller 2013 - 2016 ~ Mark Becker 2016 - 2019

Committee members serving 20+ years; Reg Tole 1987 - 2007 ~ Dave Dunn 1993 - 2015 ~ Roger Hayes 1994 - current date ~ John Caunter 1997 - current date

Longest serving Lady on the committee; 15 years ~ Tina Caunter 2003 -2018

Longest serving Man on the committee; 24 years ~ Roger Hayes 1994 - current date

Life Members; John Scott ~ Reg Tole (2007) ~ Robert Tinnyunt (2007) ~ Jose Waller ~ Dave Foster ~ Maurice Piper ~ Dave Dunn (2014) ~ John Caunter (2014) ~ Roger Hayes (2016)

Trotter Magazine Editor; Peter Wade dates unknown ~ John Humphrey 1991 - 1994 ~ Roger Hayes 1994 - 2002 ~ John Crocker 2003 - 2008 ~ John Ludlam 2008 - 2012 ~ Keith Anderson & Sarah Seymour 2013 - 2014 ~ Jon Grimes 2014 - 2015 ~ Emma Donovan 2017 - current date

Most Trotters finishing a race; 55 in the Chudleigh 6 (18 July 2014)

Most Trotters finishing a marathon; 26 in the City2Sea Marathon (1 September 2018) 

Most Trotters finishing an ultra marathon; 29 in the Dartmoor Discovery (2 June 2018)

Most Trotters attending a training session; 95 on Monday 8th January 2018 ~ 97 on Wednesday 30th August 2017

Trotters who have completed over 100 Marathons; Robert Tinnyunt (2002) ~ Selina Da Silva (2003) ~ Sally Ingledew (2012) ~ Roger Hayes (2013) ~ Roger Hales (2013) ~ Mark Wotton (2016) ~ Lance Mason (2017) ~ Richard Keatley (2018)

Trotters who have completed an Ironman; Simon Mayo ~ Dave O'Keefe ~ Stephen Morfey ~ Pete Hayward ~ Gary Caunter ~ Sharon Bowman ~ Tracy Elphick ~ Geoff Davey ~ Eamon Crowe ~ Helen Anthony ~ Karen O'Brien ~ Mikey Johnson ~ Keith Anderson

Trotters who have completed a 100-Miler; Patrick Gaskins ~ Allen Taylor

Most marathons/ultras completed in a calendar year by a Trotter; Female: Sally Ingledew 34 in 2012 ~ Richard Keatley 50 in 2017

Male Trotters who have won the Club Championship more than once; Garry Smart 2 ~ Mike Hicks 2 ~ Gary Watson 2 ~ Lance Mason 2 ~ Roger Hayes 3 ~ Dave Foster 3 ~ Dave Tomlin 4 ~ Mike Eveleigh 5

Female Trotters who have won the Club Championship more than once; Cathy Donovan 2 ~ Gia D'Aprano 2 ~ Tracy Elphick 2 ~ Eyvoll Aston 3 ~ Jacki Woon 3 ~ Stephanie Ross 4

Trotters with the Trotter tattoo; 1. Adrian Bailey* ~ 2. Julian Head* ~ 3. Gary Watson ~ 4. Gary Caunter ~ 5. John Skinner ~ 6. John Caunter ~ 7. Dave Dunn ~ 8. Roger Hales ~ 9. Roger Hayes ~ 10. Stephanie Ross ~ 11. Vicky Hales ~ 12. Cathy Donovan* ~ 13. Tina Caunter ~ 14. Chris Wride ~ 15. Mark Becker ~ 16. Sue Brown ~ 17. Gia Daprano* ~ 18. Jimmy Donovan ~ 19. John Tweedie ~ 20. Andrew Ludlam ~ 21. Stewart Dunn* ~ 22. Mark Wotton ~ 23. Nathan Elphick ~ 24. Daryl Milford* ~ 25. Rod Payne* ~ 26. Ben Epps* ~ 27. Lance Mason ~ 28. Kim Nichols ~ 29. Nigel Barnett ~ 30. Richard Keatley ~ 31. Christian Robinson

*indicates no longer a member

Trotters Club Trips; 1998 New Forest Half & Full Marathon ~ 1999 Pewsey Half Marathon ~ 2000 Ash Excellent 8 ~ 2001 Deviock Bounder ~ 2002 Seaton Half Marathon ~ 2003 Musbury Castle Challenge ~ 2004 Ash Excellent 8 ~ 2005 Wellington 10 ~ 2006 Black Death Run ~ 2007 Kit Hill Run ~ 2008 Cow Pat Canter ~2009 Treggy 7 (42 ran) ~ 2010 The Magnificent 7 (37 ran) ~ 2011 Otter Rail & River Run (46 ran) ~ 2012 Langport 10K (32 ran) ~ 2013 Jack & Jill Challenge (28 ran) ~ 2014 Swimbridge 10K (30 ran) ~ 2015 Cotleigh Canter 10K (35 ran) ~ 2016 Ottery 10K (22 ran)  ~ 2017 no trip ~ 2018 Otter Rail & River Run (48 ran)

Trotters Foreign Marathon Trips; 2004 Amsterdam ~ 2005 Budapest ~ 2006 Berlin ~ 2007 Venice ~ 2008 Nice ~ 2010 Athens ~ 2011 Ljubljana ~ 2012 Marato Del Mediterrani ~ 2014 Lisbon ~ 2015 Brussels ~ 2016 Palma ~ 2017 Munich ~ 2018 Lanzarote

Trotters Club Camps; 2001 Dennis Cove, Padstow ~ 2002 Brean ~ 2003 Golden Cap, Chideock ~ 2004 Wooda, Bude ~ 2005 Tregoad Park, Looe ~ 2006 Napps, Berrynarbour, near Combe Martin ~ 2007 Polmanter, St Ives ~ 2008 Trevornick, Holywell Bay ~ 2009 Bagwell Farm, Chickerell, near Weymouth ~ 2010 Polmanter, St Ives ~ 2011 Stowford Farm Meadows, Combe Martin ~ 2012 Budemeadows, Bude ~ 2013 Newlands Holiday Park, Charmouth ~ 2014 Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park ~ 2015 Higher Harlyn Park, near Padstow ~ 2016 Manor Farm, Charmouth ~ 2017 Higher Rew, Salcombe ~ 2018 Dinham Farm, Rock

Lads Weekend Away; 2001 Blackpool (Watsa's stag do) Blackpool 10K ~ 2004 Tenby (old ladies) Tenby 10K ~2005 Weymouth (swindon lads) Portland 10 ~ 2006 Little Stretton, Callow 5 ~ 2007 Worthing (Martin Argyle stag do) Hedge Hoppers 5 ~ 2007 Snowdonia (Dangerous Dave's stag do) Snowdonia 10 ~ 2008 Marlbrough (Lighthouse's stag do) Terminater ~ 2008 Brighton (Stew Dunn's stag do) Aronball Castle 10K ~ 2009 Wargrave (Evo's stag do) Wargrave 10K ~ 2010 Little Stretton, Callow 5 ~ 2011 Salisbury (YMCA) Salisbury 10K ~ 2012 Radstock, Jack & Jill Challenge ~ 2013 Tavistock (Boobster's stag do) Bere Pen 10K ~ 2014 Little Stretton (old ladies) Tandem Tri & Callow 5 ~ 2016 Bath (bubble football) Two Tunnels 10K ~ 2017 Ilfracombe (Jimmy's stag do - golf) Arlington Court Canter

allen t.jpg Allen Taylor, one of only two members who have completed a 100-miler
dave1.jpg Life member, Dave Dunn, enjoying a well earned pint after the Florence marathon
tina.jpg Tina Caunter, the longest ever serving lady committee member
rk.jpg Richard Keatley, the holder of the most marathons/ultras completed in a calendar year