Teignbridge Trotters Running Club
Newton Abbot, Devon
Established 1982
Born to Run

Teignbridge Trotters latest members


March new members

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.

February's new members

Kay Shillabeer, 42, from Newton Abbot. Kay started in the beginners a few weeks ago and has progressed to the improvers and is enjoying being with us. She was given the suggestion of joining the Trotters by Jo Taylor.

Deborah Sommerfeld, 42, from Kingsteignton. Deborah has had a mixed past with running having done the Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon in 2009 and also the Commando Challenge 4 times. She likes the extreme events having done Rock Solid, Go Hard and Wolf Run. She also does Park Run most weeks having reached the 50 milestone.

Jon Lucas, 34, from Newton Abbot. Jon has been coming for a few weeks on a Monday and has taken the plunge joining online.

Andy Distin, 48, from Ashburton. Andy is a referee on the local football circuit and has also already done a Marathon in Edinburgh. Sure that Andy is looking to improve his times with us. 

Matthew Rayner, 33, from Newton Abbot. Matt has been a Tennis partner of Gary Watson and has joined us to improve his fitness levels for his Tennis and to get more into running.

Kelly Rainbow, 30, from Newton Abbot. Kelly has been out of running sometime and is on the comeback trail and has shown on training nights a lot of potential. Kelly has been threatening to drag her husband along to try us but has yet to get him along.

Nicola Leibrick 45 and Lara Taylor 15 from Kingsteignton are mother and daughter. Lara came along first but soon convinced Nicola to try us as well. Nicola is improving by the week and Lara will be a great addition to the Junior relay squad.

Corinne Bright, 42, from Newton Abbot. Corinne has been a regular at training nights and has also joined in on a few of the weekend social runs. Has kept up well with everything and am sure a Marathon will not be beyond her.

Keith Gore, 32, Ben Mukharjee, 40 and Mark Gilligan, 47 all from Newton Abbot have all come back to the Trotter fold after a spell away and having missed the October renewal. Welcome back to the trio.

Tracyann Tweedie, 36, from Bovey Tracey. Traceyann has recently joined and has been taking part in the improvers group runs and am sure it wont be long before she is trying the other sessions.

Ling Shum, 28, from Newton Abbot. Ling moved to the area late last year and finally came along to join us. Ling thoroughly enjoyed her early sessions and she is looking to complete some 10k and half marathon events in 2017

Kevin Lofts, 46, from Bovey Tracey. Kevin is partner of Kim Nicholls and has been running with the Dirty Burger group on Saturdays so is no slouch. Dartmoor Discovery are apparently among his targets.

January's new members

Deb Hart, 57, from Newton Abbot. Deb has been running on and off for quite a few years and was with the Womens Network for a while. Quite a few colleagues are already Trotters and Deb felt it would be a great way to start running again. Deb's aim is to complete a Half Marathon before she reaches the age of 60 and is looking forward to doing some 10k races in the meantime.

Kay O'Flaherty, 49, from Paignton. Kay started running a year ago with a group where she worked and enjoyed the motivation of others. She has since done a couple of 10k events and would like to increase her distance. She has challenged herself to doing a Half Marathon in her 50th year.

Lucy Holmyard, 26, from Totnes. Lucy has done a few half marathons in the past and has been regularly running upto 6 miles. She joins us with a place in London 2017 so has a need to increase the mileage.

Rosey Oakes, 49, from Exeter. Rosey is Fiance of Steptoe Stu and been under pressure to join in for a while. Rosey has recently got a job at Hannahs at Seale hayne so is around more and to quote Rosey she "has basically run out of excuses". Rosey has run the Honiton Hippo and Taunton 10k with Stu a few years ago but has suffered a few injuries. She is looking to start in the beginners.

Michael Smerdon, 46, from Widecombe. Mike is a returning member having missed the renewal deadline in November.  

matt-rayner.jpg Matt Rayner, a keen tennis player, is looking forward to getting stuck into his running.
deb hart1.jpg Deb Hart aiming for a half marathon before she hits 60.