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

Membership & Renewal

To join or renew your membership to the Teignbridge Trotters online click here .

Membership Form (paper version)

Membership Renewal Form (paper version)

REC Membership Form

Whichever method you use to join the Trotters you are guaranteed a warm welcome.

kev.jpg Kevin Besford ~ Membership secretary

Anyone can take up running, we have members of all capabilities and new members are joining on a regular basis. Age is certainly no barrier to joining us.

You will soon get to know all our members and what sessions are available. You will also get to know of all our varied social activities.

If you are unsure about taking the plunge then please come along and try us for free for a couple of weeks.

Running Sessions are Monday and Wednesday 7:00pm at Newton Abbot Recreational Trust.

We cater for all abilities including absolute beginners.

If you are a beginner, please come on a Monday when we have a beginners specific group, you will be well looked after and will not be left behind.

Monday sessions tend to be just miles whether it be beginners, a recovery / social run for those who may have raced at the weekend or one of the main training groups.

Wednesday sessions tend to be more structured and will include specific sessions for Speed, Endurance and Hills as well as groups suitable for those who feel not quite ready for the main training efforts.

How the membership works. Our current fees per year are just £24 for an individual plus a one off £5 joining fee. Family rates are available where more than one member lives at the same address

In addition if you wish to register with England Athletics this is an additional £14 per individual.

Once you have joined us you will also get access to our facebook group where many social runs at the weekend are arranged, often with cake involved as a reward.

Kevin Besford, Membership Secretary, 01626 351892    kevinbesford@uwclub.net

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A few of the many comments we receive from new members.

Can I say a huge thank you to every Trotter who has given advice and encouragement to me over the last few months. It was the best decision I ever made to join the club ... I finished my first half marathon and I am feeling very proud and was even prouder to wear the shirt.
Oh ... and I missed the photo at the start : AJ De Montjoie

I would firstly like to say a big thanks to all that I have already met in the last 4 weeks and have now joined the Trotters.
Gary Watson for egging me on to Join.
I am running this Sunday for the great west run with my new vest and can’t wait to represent the Trotters.
Thanks again
Foxy  Andrew Fox

So 4 months ago I would never have believed that today I would be wearing a Trotters vest and running my first ever 10K. Thankyou to everyone who believed in me and for all the amazing Trotters that helped get me round today   Lorraine Kirtland

As some of you already know, my family and I are relocating next week to Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire. I just wanted to say a massive thank you to each and every Trotter for all the support, advice and general kicks up the arse that has given me such a love for running - one I never knew I'd have! I have met some great people - who I'm lucky enough to call friends and whilst I won't be able to attend regular training sessions I will be staying a member of this amazing club as without it I would never be able to say I've ran a marathon! A very special mention to Neil Pallant - who after many chats at the school gates encouraged me to do the Exeter Half Marathon and then to pop along to TT to give it a go! You are an amazing bunch of people who are so supportive to all abilities - it's no wonder that you are part of the best club in the world! Hoping to get to REC on Wednesday evening even if it's just for the foooooood!!!! Drop me a message if you're ever up my neck of the woods and need a place to crash! See some of you at C2S! On On Trotters!  Oli Prouse

A week ago I did my first ever race, the British 10k in London...so I have a personal best of 1hour 22mins and 30secs! I was really pleased and friends/family who know me were amazed! I couldn't have done it without Improvers Group on Mon and Wed. Thanks to all for your patience, advice and encouragement. I learned something from all the leaders, but a special 'shout out' goes to Richard Stephenson and Karen O'brien with whom I have run the most! Thank you! Vanessa Hurst

Can I just say.....after picking up on super supportive weekend social runs (you know who you are), the last Sandygate Loop, Torbay Half, Erme Valley Relays, Haytor Heller Recce Run and Chudleigh Carnival Road 'Almost' 6 Miles I'm really loving the Trotters family.....(all over again)! Thank you one and all 😉xxx Maggie Butt

Exactly one year ago today I messaged my dear school friend Allen Taylor asking him if I could try a run with the Teignbridge Trotters. He told me to turn up... The first person who spoke to me and stopped me feeling nervous was Lucy Evans and we've had a lovely friendship ever since, I chose the social group lead by Donna Walker out through Templer way to Teigngrace, the first time I'd ever run across a field since childhood. it was such a friendly run and can remember chatting to Sally Ingledew about running and marathons etc. completely unaware she had run so many and was the Marathon Queen.

Joining such a lovely bunch of crazy, friendly, supportive runners is one of the best decisions I've made. There is no elite group that bigs themselves up or thinks they are better runners, everyone is seen as an equal and advice, support and encouragement is always there with a wealth of knowledge from members happy to share their experiences. It's genuine compassion for anyone who enjoys running. Our Trotters family is truly unique. I'm so glad I rocked up and joined the best running club in Devon because this past year for me as a Trotter has been an amazing year. Thank you to all you awesome Trotters. Tracey Jolly

Thank you to all the social group last night who went out with Rod, for all your support & encouragement. Also just like to say thank you to everyone in every group I've been out with for all the support I have been given. Great people, couldn't do it without you. Kay Shillabeer

No-One can say you're not a supportive club. I honestly couldn't have finished without you all. Louise Stokes

First run in my club vest this morning at Torbay half. Thank you for the smiles and cheering along the way from fellow Trotters. Nice to be part of such a friendly club. Kate Williamson