April new members
Miranda Stone, 35, from Newton Abbot. Miranda joins us with legs still tired from recently completing the Manchester Marathon. Sure she will be a regular on the racing scene.
Nikki James, 28, from Teignmouth. Nikki has moved to Teignmouth from Elgin in the North of Scotland a few weeks ago with her Husband and two young Daughters. She is hoping to make new friends. Nikki got into running after baby number one but has never properly stuck at it. Nikki is struggling with her 5k runs in Teignmouth as it is so hilly compared to Elgin.
Mikey Johnson, 36, from Bovey Tracey. Mikey did briefly try us back when we were at Teign School. Has joined us now primarily to help with his training for an event in September, an Ironman Triathlon no less. Talk about straight in at the deep end
Estefania Clavel, 30, from Newton Abbot. Estefania originates from Argentina and is currently staying here with her sister. Estef saw the Friday Club in action and stopped Del Skinner to ask about us. Subsequently she came to the Monday and Wednesday night sessions and went straight into the 8 mile group and joined immediately. She has also comitted to Friday Club and the weekend Burger run.
Kyle Hutchins, 15, from Widecombe. Kyle is son of Mark & Sharon and has been putting in the effort in recent weeks in sessions. Perhaps he will be following in the standards set by Mum and Dad, meantime a useful addition to the Junior ranks
March new members
Hannah Trebilcock, 29 from Kingsteignton. Also originally from Cirencester but moved to Devon after uni. I haven't really ran since doing a bit of the couch to 5k program 4 years ago before I got married. I've joined the trotters to meet new people and get back in shape after having my baby boy, Ollie, who is now 16 months. Everyone has been really friendly and encouraging and I'm already chuffed with the distances I've been able to run.
Susanne Westgate, 57, from Denbury. Susanne started running a couple of years ago when she moved to Denbury and enjoys running along the lanes and through Broadhempston Woods with her dog Lily. She is no stranger to hills running there. Susanne has completed a number of 10k events including our own Totnes 10k and her target for 2018 is to do a half marathon. She is looking forward to meeting and running with other members and getting help with her training.
February new members
Leanne Bartlett, 28, from Kingsteignton. Originally from Cirencester, lived in Australia for 5 years where she first started running. It was obviously bit warmer over there and Leanne only managed a couple of miles. She has joined Trotters to get fit, meet new people and to challenge herself to run further. She has certainly started well with the last one clocking up the miles in the Improvers Group
Darren Wills, 50, from Newton Abbot. Darren says he has average pace of 8.30 miles and has entered two marathons this year including Berlin and has his fingers crossed for the New York ballot. Also in the half marathon at Madrid and Liverpool. Darren only started running three years ago and already has close to 100 races under his belt.
Lynda Cooper, 38, from Newton Abbot (although Northern Ireland born and bred). Lynda started going out on evening walks with regular Trotter Caroline Clark last year. This progressed to jogs, then longer runs and now she finds herself doing interval training of a night....Caroline has a lot to answer for! Lynda hasn't raced before, or joined a club, but is getting ready for her first half later this year and hopes to work up to Social pace soon. With two little kids at home she's enjoying the time out running brings, and looks forward to meeting other club members over the coming months.
Dean Hughes, 38, from Marldon. Dean originates from Reading and has recently moved down from Basingstoke where he was social secretary at his previous club. Now married with an 11 month old daughter and a second child due in May he felt the time right to join a club again. After training with my more 'local' clubs, South Devon and Torbay AC, both reliably informed me that Teignbridge Trotters were the 'drinking club', therefore for me it was a no-brainer who to join!Dean says Half Marathon is probably his favourite distance with a PB of 1-27 and last year he did a spell of 5 marathons in 5 weeks for a local charity. Dean says his main aim is to get back to being as fit as he was 12 – 24 months ago but more importantly to discover the social side of the club.
Kate Rew, 50, from Teignmouth. When Kate first joined the Chairman said he knew this lady and she was a fine artist, I hope he meant with paint and brush as the first reaction from Kate when told about the Rec was that she liked the idea of a discount at the bar. Kate used to sprint competitively as a teenager when she grew up in Australia but she openly admits she knows little about how to run longer distances. She is hoping to learn from the Trotters and to survive some 10k races to start with.
January new members
Katey Blackmore, 35, from Buckfastleigh. Katey is married and mother to Bethany and Joseph. She has never run before and is looking to get fit and lose weight. Two fiends who are already Trotters have given her the inspiration to join us. Katey has been for a coupel of weeks and has enjoyed the friendly welcoming atmosphere. She has now progressed to the Improvers group and is aiming to do her first 10k in the Summer
Sadie Barclay, 39, from Torquay. Sadie loves to run near water and in the woods in company of her dog Boo. Sadie did the London Marathon in 2013 and has done a number of half marathons. Sadie loves to travel and is partial to a drop of booze, so will fit in well there then.
Thomas MacTaggart, 32 from Newton Abbot. Tom started to run in June 2017 with the Park Run at Parke and he has now completed 25. Competed in the Dartmoor Vale 10k last year and has entered the Torbay Half this year.
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.