January new members
Gillian Hewlett, 41, from Teign Village. Gill has been running since 2006 and especially enjoys running off road . She has completed a number of marathons and half marathons in the past and join trotters looking to do a few races again find a social running network. Gill's other love is mountain biking and competes regularly in marathon distance cross country races.
Rachel Kidd, 42, from Whimple. Rachel started running in 2012 and over the years since has run several 10k’s, a few 10 milers, seven half marathons, 3 marathons and a 50k event in 2015. Rachel hasn’t run regularly over the last two years due to health issues but is now in a position to run regularly again. Rachel has decided it is time to join a club again and perhaps even get back to running a Marathon.
Flo Barratt, 23, from Torquay. Flo was introduced to the Trotters by Karen O'Brien and signed up after just a couple of sessions.
Ian Bowles, 62 and his wife Ella, 60 from Broadhempston are returning TRotters from a numer of years ago. They have both been throwing themselves into the sessions and been enjoying their running.
Simon Bond, 47, from Tedburn St Mary. Simon has signed up online and hasn't been to our training sessions but has been busy introducing himself in the facebook group
December new members
Chris Andrews, 59, from Teignmouth. Chris was brought along to Trotters by Scott, his son, who is a long standing Trotter with his wife Nej. Chris has been running all his life being a member of Notts AC during his school years. He has completed a number of half marathons in the past and started running again only recently doing Park Runs and running on Teignmouth sea front. Chris’s other love is football and he is a qualified coach and has worked in the academy at Nottingham Forest and Torquay United. He says that Scott & Nej convinced him to join mainly for the social and enjoyment side of it, “How right they were”.
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.