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.
May new members
Cathy Bray, 48, from Kingsteignton. Cathy has previously been a Trotter a few years ago and is now coming back to the fray. She has been getting stuck in to a few on the Improvers sessions.
Elizabeth Blakesley, 27, from Kinskerswell. Elizabeth has joined us as a new addition to the Blakesley family membership. She has started by joining in with the beginners group.
Narina Shorland, 35, from Chudleigh. Narina is an experienced runner having previously been a member with Hayle Harriers before moving to Chudleigh. Sure she will be seen on the racing scene in Trotter colours before long.
Amanda Wallace, 33, from Newton Abbot. Amanda is another of the growing number of teachers to join the Trotter ranks. She has gone straight into the faster groups very comfortably.
Alison Prior, 35, from Totnes. Alison originates from Australia and was encouraged to join by fellow member Sharon Still. She has jumped straight into the Improvers and is enjoying her running in the group.
Rory Donnelly, 41, from Totnes. Rory is partner of Alison and took a few weeks longer to take the plunge and come along after Alison had paid a joint membership. Rory has started gently getting into the beginners group but should not be long before he progresses to the Improvers.
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