May new members.
Scot Wiggins, 37, from Denbury. Scot spotted our group of Trotters at the East Allington 10K where he ran a time of 48.05. After seeing us there he decided he wanted to become one of us and joined online. Scot has an entry in the Torbay Half Marathon for his Trotter debut.
Vanessa Hurst, 53, from Abbotskerswell. Vanessa is a complete beginner to running, she has been doing a few Park runs on her own so decided to give us a go. Last year Vanessa watched her Daughter do the British 10k and was inspired to have a go herself. So she is entered for this year's race on 9th July. She is now up to four miles and says she has joined us to work on her fitness and for the sense of achievement she feels as she improves.
Stephanie Townsend, 38, from Paignton. Stephanie comes to the Trotters having already done a number of Marathons including London, Amsterdam, Paris and Rome. Has also run a number of half marathons and 10k's. Wants to increase her overall fitness and speed with the Trotters and next year is looking to run Loch Ness and Brighton Marathons.
Lewis Anthony, 15, from Sandygate. Lewis has joined us on the Anthony family membership on his 15th birthday. Is he going to have the speed of his Mum or the endurance and staying power of his Dad.
Tracey Granger, 44, from Paignton. Tracey recently complete the London Marathon with her partner in a very respectable 4 hours 6 minutes. Tracey has only ever run with friends previously and would like to get a faster pace with the help of the Trotters. Tracey has a current average pace of around the nine minute per mile mark.
April new members.
Rebecca (Becky) Harvey, 33, from Newton Abbot. Becky has been running since June 2016 when she started off running on her own round Decoy and Stover. She has expended this to road running and woodland tracks up to 7 and 8 miles. Becky has joined the Trotters to experience the joys of running with others, I am sure we can help with that, and to explore new routes. She wants to improve her technique, sure we can help with that too, and work towards a debut Half Marathon
March new members
Ian Porter, 38, from Chudleigh. Ian has recently moved to the area and juggles running with looking after his young daughter. He is hoping to improve his fitness and run the odd Marathon along the way.
Joanne Webber, 55, from Newton Abbot. Jo has been coming for a few weeks with fellow new recruit Kay Shillabeer. Has made rapid progress to the Monday social runs.
Estafanna Balague Fores, 38 , from Newton Abbot. Stef originates from Spain but is currently working in Newton Abbot. She has been running on and off since she was about 15 years old. Stef is trying to be sociable with the locals and have fun, sure the Trotters can help with that.
Sarah Frost, 48, from Teignmouth. Sarah started running as a Dawlish Coaster in 1998 and was a Trotter for about five years up to about 2009 and was for a while a coach on club nights. Sarah wasn't a member with anyone for a while though did still run with the Coasters from time to time. She is rejoining the Trotters to push herself a bit harder
Rob Cooper, 41, from Kingsteignton. Rob was previously a Trotter a few years ago until a back injury brought an end to his running. Rob has entered the London Marathon for the last eight years and has now finally got in so he thought he had better come back to us to make sure he gets round.
Victoria Chammings, 23, from Torquay. Victoria has run on and off for a few years both on her own and as part of various groups. She wants to improve her fitness and does not see herself as competitive. Perhaps that will change after a while with us.
Mitchell Hockin, 23, from Newton Abbot. Mitchell has joined us to improve his fitness with two main goals in mind for this year. On April 16th he is in a Kayak doing the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race which is 125 miles over 24 hours. In addition he is looking to run the Cornish Marathon later this year.