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

John Scott Trophy

2024 date to be confirmed

It's a 4-mile handicap event, so in advance of the race your individual start time will be calculated (based on a recent 3k, 5k,10k), with the aim being that all runners cross the finish line within a few minutes of each other. If you haven't run one of those distances recently, please let Graydon know an honest time of what you think you would complete an undulating 4 mile run in.

The course itself starts near the Sandygate Inn, and takes runners up a two-mile section towards Gappah, following quiet country lanes.  Then, runners turn around and run back the way they came, to the finish.  It's a great course as you're always in sight of other runners either on their way out or on their way back, and of course the element of friendly competition makes it all the more enjoyable.

There's a £5 entry fee, which goes to the clubs chosen Christmas Card charity. Please pay Stuart Moulson on the day (cash only).

Please don't park in the Sandygate Inn's car park.

After the event it's a chance to socialise with fellow Trotters, and have a festive meal and a drink back at The Rec. Sorry but the deadline for ordering food has now passed.

NOTE: As this is an internal Trotter event, club kit does not need to be worn to comply with the club championship rules.

Where does the name of the event come from?  

John Scott is the first life member of the club, and the event is named after him.  John had various roles within the club, including Club Secretary from 1984-1994, Chairman from 1994-1995 and President from 1997-1998.  John emigrated to Spain with his wife many years ago, but before he left he gave us the trophy, and as a club we came up with the idea of a handicap race. 

For any questions about the race, please contact Graydon Widdicombe;  membership@teignbridgetrotters.co.uk

deb.jpg Deb Hart on her way to winning the 2019 JST.