January new members
Zoe Winterbourne, 37, from Newton Abbot.Zoe was gifted her membership as a Birthday Present from her husband having badgered him since they moved to Newton Abbot last year. Zoe used to run a fair bit before she had her daughter in August 2016 when exercise of any kind dropped off her radar. Zoe says she is nervous that as a beginner she will hold everyone up so I am sure all of us with welcome Zoe to the fold and support her as she progresses.
Mandy Plummer, 50, from Liverton. Mandy ran with Erme Valley Harriers until she took a bit of time out from club running when she moved to Liverton. She has run various events in the past including Cardiff Half, the Grizzly, Haytor Heller and our Ladies 10k. Mandy has an entry for the Grizzly again this year. Mandy enjoys the social of running and hopes to improve her speed as a club member.
Fiona Hingston, 49, from Kingsteignton. Fiona has run a couple of Marathons in the past having done her first while living on Isles of Scilly doing the Tresco Marathon. Did this with her husband but he has not joined Fiona in joining us. Fiona has a place in the 2018 London Marathon and is hoping to get round in 4 and a half hours.
December new members
Yasemin Jeffrey, 52, from Teignmouth. Yasemin is quite new to running having started with couch to 5k in 2016 and then pushed herself to do the Great West Run in a time of 2.33. She now wants to keep up her running and improve her pace. Having trained for the Great West Run on her own she now wants to be inspired and pushed to become a better runner and to make new friends on the way
Bob Small, 70, from North Bovey. In Bob's own words -
'An avid, London based, athlete in the 60's, 70's and 80's competing in all distances from 880 yards (as it was in the 60's) right up to the marathon. High weekly mileage didn't mix well with family life, work and study and so, somewhat reluctantly, in 1985, running became a thing of the past. The years past and cricket and golf became leisure time pursuits. Then, in 2013/14, my daughter Georgia showed an interest in athletics and this reintroduced me to the sport. The weekly ParkRun at Parke has been followed by the occasional 3,000m on the track, Exeter City Run 5K Series, 10k and 10 mile races and, most recently, the Great South West Half Marathon in Exeter. All of this has been challenging and fun; but, above all, it has introduced our family to a completely new circle of friends - all of whom love their running. I look forward to developing even more friendships within the Trotters and competing in road races with like minded people! '
November new members
Emma Valentine and Richard Hayes, both 30 from Murchington. Have recently moved back to the South West having left University in 2007. Have run 7 marathons between them most recently in Seattle in July. Both Emma and Richard would like to get fitter and faster and are looking forward to the Club sessions of Speedwork and Intervals which they know will be painful.The motivation of the Club is just what they need.
October new members
Sharon Still, 41, from Totnes. Sharon moved to Totnes from Perth, Australia six months ago. She is getting back into running after not having run much for about 10 years. Sharon is looking to run some 10k races with the aim of working her way up to a Marathon.
Charles Bowerman, 24, from Teignmouth. Charles always enjoyed cross country at school and got properly into running last year thanks to introduction from Skins. Looking to get to doing a decent 10k in the coming months
Melanie Saunders, 54. from Totnes. Melanie is the wife of James who joined us in August. Melanie is totally new to running and looking forward to the challenge
Chris Vinall, 46, from Kingsteignton. Chris has run two New York Marathons in 2014 and 2015 and a number of Half Marathons including Dartmoor Vale, Plymouth, Bodmin and Bath. Stopped due to injury about a year ago and has recently returned to the fold. Looking to get back to running Half and Full Marathons in the near future with our help.