Karen joined the Trotters in November 2014 and is one of our many leaders. She brings with her a wealth of experience, having completed numerous Ironman events.
The Trotters are fortunate to have an experienced, dedicated group of coaches, whose main aim is to provide structured training for our members, catering from complete beginners right through to the more experienced runner.
Our coaches are always on hand to answer any questions you may have and to offer advice whenever needed.
Karen O'Brien was elected Coach Coordinator in January 2019.
LIRF is a leader in running fitness qualification
All our coaches and leaders have a valid DBS certificate
Eleanor joined the Trotters in 2004 and has been a level 2 coach since 2008.
Gary joined the Trotters in 1996. He became a level 2 coach the following year. He specialises in efficient running and is the club's longest serving coach.
Jacki joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2014. Jacki has won coach of the year twice!
Sharon (AKA Fizz) joined the Trotters in 2008 and became a level 1 coach in 2011.
Keith joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2014. He has previously been the coach coordinator.
We also have large number of committee approved 'Leaders'. These are members of the club who can lead a social run. They are;
Adam Johnson, Allen Taylor, Bruce Campbell, Mark Walker, Peter Blakesley, Roger Hayes, Karen O'Brien, Graeme Baker, Marie Farrelly, Suzie Mills, Richard Stephenson, Emma Foreman, Lucy Evans, Peter Hayward, Tracey Jolly, Kevin Besford and Travis Wood.