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

A night 10K, a race win for Peter Heckles and Richard does his final marathon of the year

Three Trotters took part in the Dark Dart Dash 10K on the evening of Thursday 15th December, which is a 10K night race around the woods of Dartington.  Results were Geoff Davey (3, 44:19), Paul Dodson (73, 1:05:46) and Sarah Pike (76, 1:06:22).  135 people finished the race.


Richard Keatley competed his 33rd and final marathon of 2016 taking his total to 36, which includes a 50-miler, 3-in-3 and plenty of doubles.  This weekend’s event was in Samphire Hoe in Kent. It was a really warm day for December, as just a T-Shirt was needed after a couple of laps.  It included 7 * 3.85 mile laps in total, and the event was organised by Saxons Vikings & Normans.  Richard commented that it was a really enjoyable course with roughly a mile back up to an aid station, plus a couple more along sea wall in the strong sun.  Richard finished in 4:41, and he would again like to thank all Trotters for their support this year and has big plans for next year.


Peter Heckles took part in the Brean Santa Scramble on Sunday 18th December, which is a tough, offroad, muddy, hilly 5K events.  Peter stumbled a couple of times and was also sent the wrong way, but still went on to win in a time of 21:36 to claim his first race victory.  76 competitors finished the race.

richard.jpg Race Directors kindly photobombing Richard's pic

Jim Donovan and Emma Pearcy represented the Royal Blues at the Torrington Christmas Caper on Sunday December 18.

This 9.5-mile, multi-terrain, muddy run tracked a course along the Tarka Trail, fields and a few hills.  All finishers were given a Christmas pud and clotted cream.
Jim was 79th in 1:27.36 and Emma crossed the line in 1:42.53 and 132nd place.  There were 192 finishers.

emma and jim.jpg on Pressling and Cathy Parkinson of Torbay AC with Emma Pearcy and Jim Donovan of the Teignbridge Trotters with young Josh Parkinson, also of Torbay AC, at the Torrington Christmas Caper 2016