November new members
Matthew Day, 46, from Torquay. Matt has run all his life and has a particular liking for Cross Country and Trail races. He has though done everything from Track to Marathon’s. Matt is Race Director of the Cockington Christmas Caper and “on the road” Race Director of the City 2 Sea. Matt says he has been made very welcome at the Trotters and loves the variety of the sessions on offer.
Roger Moss, 65, from Teignmouth. Roger retired ten years ago from being an Accountant and moved to Teignmouth from Worcestershire. Roger took up running when he got a charity place in the 2016 London Marathon for Haven Breast Cancer charity. Roger is looking forward to running with the Trotters having previously always run on his own. Roger has a season ticket for Wolves which I am sure will be subject of some comments good and not so good
October new members
Paul Dean, 53, from Bishopsteignton. Paul says living in Bishopsteignton means every run from home is Hills. Paul is an avid hasher and enjoy the trail running and active social life involved with this. Paul says however, having trained for a 250km sponsored run through Germany this summer, where my son and I retraced the escape route of his great-grandfather from a WW1 PoW camp on the 100th anniversary of his escape, I rekindled my love of road running. Age has crept up and my pace has slowed.
Paul says he is really appreciating the variety of group runs the Trotter's offer and looking forward to taking part in some races soon. He has a place on the Grizzly, so that will provide some motivation too.
September new members
Amy Robson, 28, from Paignton. Amy started running in October 2017 jumping straight into a Marathon in memory of her Nan. She did that one with no plan having previously only completed 5 mile walking events prior to and while recovering from mental health struggles. Amy has since completed 7 marathons / ultra marathons and was second Lady in this year’s Dartmoor Prison break 12 hour Ultra.
Amy runs for her own enjoyment and to raise money for Mind and the mental health and wellbeing of others. She is currently doing 12 Marathons in 12 months for Mind and has a place in the 2019 London Marathon
Natalie Cusack, 31, from Teignmouth. Natalie started running when she moved to Devon three years ago and has so far completed four Marathons. She is hoping to progress to an Ultra in 2019. Natalie says she has joined the club to add structure to her training and to enjoy the social side of running with a club.
Julia Street, 53, from Teignmouth has recently joined but as yet have no details to add for her, sure this will follow soon.
August new members
Danny Brown, 33, from Kingskerswell. Danny has recently taken up running having given up playing football. Has run a couple of Half Marathons and is looking forward to getting miles in his legs and getting his times down.
Ed Hounsell, 68, from Dartington. Ed lives on the route of the Totnes 10k and came to join us after seeing all the runners pass his house. In fact on his first night with us he returned a couple of signs left behind from the race
July new members
Kate Cantwell, 38, from Newton Abbot. Kate has lived in Devon most of her life but in Newton Abbot only for a year. Kate has previously run with Exeter Harriers and a hashing group but not terribly seriously. Kate has no plans to compete but just to improve and enjoy her runs and the social side of the group
Richard Jellyman, 33, from Newton Abbot. Richard’s Father, Keith, was a Trotter a number of years ago and Richard has picked up the running bug from him. Richard used to run for Staffordshire County at Secondary School and is now getting back into running. Richard has a particular liking for Cross Country and 10k events
June new members
Steve Fletcher, 27, from Plymouth. Steve joins us as second claim with his first claim club being Plymouth Harriers. Steve has been training quite a bit with Kev Woodard and joined us to help make up a team in a relay event. Steve has a preference for the shorter events of 5k and 10k though back in April completed his first Marathon at Taunton in a great time of 2:59.23. He is hoping this will be enough for a good for age place in London 2019. Steve’s half marathon PB is 1:21.23 and is hoping to break 1:20 this year
Max Conroy, 26, from Totnes. Max has until now been running as an individual and done a number of 5k and 10k events. He has also dabbled with Cross Country and has now decided to take the lunge and join a club.