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

Mel is second lady and Ewan gets a top 10 finish

On Saturday 18th August Trotters took part in the 3 park run venues within the area. Their results and positions are as follows:

Velopark Paignton:James Saunders (12, 19:49), Graydon Widdicombe (27, 20:54), Rod Payne (67, 23:53), David Taylor (104, 25:27), Lucy Payne (152, 28:21). A special mention for Rod Payne who smashed his previous best time by 1:19 to create a new PB.Parke: Geoff Davey (1, 19:52), Geoff Woods (42, 25:13), Bob Small (50, 25:42), Joanna Randall (56, 26:12), Tamsin Cook (122, 34:16), Gavin Forbes (133, 35:46), Tim Pratt (135, 35:49), Kay Shillabeer (137, 35:57). A new PB for Kay, slicing 35 secs off her previous best.Exmouth: Richard Gentry (21, 20:13).


On Sunday 19th August a group of Trotters travelled the short distance to take part in theTorbay 5 Bays Challenge. The start and finish was at the picture post card setting at Broadsands Beach. The course took the runners on an uphill trail to Churston village and then across country which made up the old Churston estate to the outskirts of Brixham. In Brixham, the field passed by the fish market before heading back along the coast path via Oxen Cove, Fishcombe Beach. Winner of the event was Arran Tocknell in a superb time of 42:16. Our first trotter home was Ewan Walton (9, 48:23) a great time on a very tough 10k route. Other finishing positions and times: Melanie Dunn (25, 54:03), Peter Haywood (37, 56:43), Kate Lenthall (67, 63:32), Richard Keatley (112, 75:11), Zilpah Walton (150, 90:31), Sharon Sharples (160, 91:39), Paul Sharples (161,91:39). Melanie also claimed 2nd female finisher. Very well deserved. There were 172 entrants.


Kurt Read travelled to Hertfordshire on Sunday morning which mean't an early start on the road. Sharon took part in a marathon in memory of Leila Taylor, who loved running and was an active member of the Garden City Runners and 100 Marathon Club, having completed over 200 marathons!! Some parts of the route were tracks that Leila had trained on. The course comprised of 4 laps, 60% off road and quite undulating. The weather was quite warm and humid, but Sharon still managed a great time of 3:46.

trotters posing on broadsands beach before torbay 5 bays challenge.jpg Trotters posing on Broadsands Beach before Torbay 5 Bays Challenge