Mark joined the Trotters in 2014 and is one of our many leaders. He will tell you he hates running and loves beer, but we know different!
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.
Mark Walker was elected Coach Coordinator in May 2016.
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.
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 was the coach coordinator before Mark's appointment.
Rod joined the Trotters in 2008 and became a coach in 2011. He has previously been a coach coordinator.
Claire joined the Trotters (second claim) in 2006 and became a level 2 coach in 2010.
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, Wilf Taylor, Karen O'Brien, Derek Skinner, Graeme Baker, Graydon Widdecombe, Marie Farrelly, Suzie Mills, Richard Stephenson, Wendy Goldthorp, Lucy Evans and Peter Hayward.