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

Meet the Coaches

Mark Walker ~ Coach Coordinator

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 Taylor ~ Level 2

Eleanor joined the Trotters in 2004 and has been a level 2 coach since 2008.

Gary Watson ~ Level 2 

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.

Jan Caunter ~ Level 2 

Jan joined the Trotters in 1999 and became a level 2 coach in 2004.

Neil Pallant ~ LIRF 

Neil (AKA Big Mac) joined the Trotters in 2010 and became a coach in 2012. He was voted 'coach of the year' in 2015.

Lance Mason ~ LIRF

Lance (AKA Skippy) joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2013.

Jacki Woon ~ LIRF

Jacki joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2014.

Sharon Sharples ~ Level 1

Sharon (AKA Fizz) joined the Trotters in 2008 and became a level 1 coach in 2011.

Alan Boone ~ LIRF

Alan joined the Trotters in 2009 and became a coach in ?

Keith Anderson ~ LIRF

Keith joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2014. He was the coach coordinator before Mark's appointment.

Mel Dunn ~ LIRF

Mel joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2014.

Ewan Walton ~

Ewan joined the Trotters in 2003 and became a coach in ?

Caroline Clark ~ LIRF

Caroline joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2013.

Clare Youngman ~ Level 2

Clare joined the Trotters in 2001 and became a level 2 coach in 2009.

Donna Walker ~ LIRF

Donna joined the Trotters in 2014 and became a coach in 2017

Ian Langler ~ Level 2

Ian joined the Trotters in 2001 (second claim) before joining us first claim in 2003, and became a level 2 coach in 2005.

Jess Whitehouse ~ LIRF

Jess joined the Trotters in 2011 and became a coach in 2012.

Rod Payne ~ LIRF

Rod joined the Trotters in 2008 and became a coach in 2011. He has previously been a coach coordinator.

Claire Gillard ~ Level 2

Claire joined the Trotters (second claim) in 2006 and became a level 2 coach in 2010.

Kevin Woodard ~ LIRF

Kevin joined the Trotters in 2015 and became a coach in 2017

Derek Skinner ~ LIRF

Derek joined the Trotters in 2013 and became a coach in 2017

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, Emily Levy, Gary Clark, Helen Anthony, Kevin Woodard, Mark Walker, Matthew Dunn, 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.