LATEST TROTTERS NEWS
Volunteering. The committee is aware we have a lot of members who volunteer for the club on a regular basis, but who may not want to run a marathon or cycle 100 miles. We have therefore decided to fund eight free places for next years BUPA 10000 for those volunteers. Contact Keith Thornton for more details.
Just to let you know we have two Wednesday night Trail runs coming up, maybe the group leaders would like to take their whole group along and stay in the pub afterwards for a drink or two.
Weds 20th August, start time 6pm at the Bongow Indian restaurant in Kelvedon Hatch, 6 miles mostly off road, cost £4 (includes a £2 voucher to be redeemed in the Indian - food or alcohol) RESULTS HERE (Click - PDF)
Weds 27th August, start time 6pm at the Viper Pub in Fryerning, 6 miles mostly off road, cost £4 (includes a £2 voucher to be used in the pub afterwards)
Thanks to Sylvie for this. Please note that you can start later than 6pm, but bear in mind the shorter evenings versus the 6 mile distance. We Trotters love a trail. These should be good. See you there?
The Essex Way Relay, Sunday September 7th 2014
We invite you to join us and run for the club in the annual Essex Way Relay. There are 10 legs, starting at Epping Tube Station at 8am, finishing at Harwich (82 miles later) at about 6:30pm. Legs vary in distance from about 5 miles up to about 12 miles (average about 7.5 miles). Each leg has its own start time, and you can choose a leg to fit in with your availability and fitness levels. You don't have to commit to the whole day - some runners follow the whole event, some turn up at their leg, run it, then go home. It's up to you. Arrangements will be made to get you back to your car (if you left it at the start of the leg). You can run with a friend, if you prefer.
Details are on http://www.essexway.org.uk/ for maps, route description etc.
Please note that on Weds next (13th) AFTER group runs, Nick, Steve, Jo and Alison will be at the Cafe/Bar to explain what it's all about, and to answer any questions.
I ran my first Essex Way in 1997. All I can say is that it's a truly great event, and a memorable day out. I totally recommend it to all runners. PP
NEW BNY MELLON BRENTWOOD 10K SUN 6TH JULY 2014
A massive thank you to all you Trotters who helped us to stage the 2014 Brentwood 10K over our NEW course.
It was a professional performance.
The facilities provided by the community of Blackmore were outstanding.
Further thanks are due to the runners who supported us in this years event, the feedback was very positive.
Full Results available by clicking here
The children had a fine time on their Fun Run and no doubt future 10K talent was in evidence.
For Fun Run results click here.
We already look forward to 2015.
Brian Harding - Race Director
Heather Eltham - Race Secretary
Alison Norrington - Chief Marshall
Jo Day - Fun Run Organiser
SOME RACES YOU MAY LIKE TO THINK ABOUT
CROWN TO CROWN 5K 7PM WED 3RD SEPT
Why not join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly through the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon?
Our last summer series race will be held on Wednesday 3 September 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at Westley Heights Country Park, High Road, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 6HU (behind The Crown [Harvester] Public House)
Entry fee: £2.00 [on the day only]
Organised by Pitsea Running Club. All ages and standards welcome, but children under 12 must have parent / guardian running with them.
Toilets available, but no changing or shower facilities. Full details are on the Pitsea Running Club website – www.pitsearunningclub.org.uk
This race will be our “Run for a Child” charity race for bccs (Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society)
IINGATESTONE 5 (Sunday 14th Sept 2014 – 11:00 am)
For the information of your members (many of whom have competed in previous years), the “Ingatestone 5” Mile Road Race will take place on Sunday 14th September 2014.
Details of the race, route and entry forms are downloadable from the website:
DUNTON DEMON 5M SUN SEPT 28TH 10.30AM
Essex wildlife trust and Phoenix Striders present a hilly and truly testing 5 miler round the beautiful Langdon nature reserve
This is a cheap run to enter. £6 pre entry donation or £7 on the day
Langdon Visitor Centre, Lower Dunton road.
Details at www.phoenixstriders.org.uk
Our junior section (for children 15/17) is on a wedneday evening at 7.30pm from the Brentwood Centre. .Application Forms are available by clicking HERE. For further details, please contact Melvyn Cooper (See Contacts page on this site)
IF YOU WANT TO RENEW ONLINE, YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED USER OF THIS WEBSITE. PLEASE USE THE CONTACTS PAGE TO EMAIL PAUL PRICE, AND YOU'LL BE SENT YOUR LOGON DETAILS SHORTLY AFTERWARDS. THANKS
Subscriptions are due on the 1st March, and will be accepted after 1st February. If you have joined since 1st January then your subscription is valid until 28th February 2015
All members, including those renewing, need to complete a new member or renewal form. We are asking for an extra item of information on the forms, that is an emergency contact and number, which will be kept at the Brentwood Centre in case of emergencies during runs from the Centre. The new forms will be available on the website in early February
Fees are unchanged for 2014/5, and are:
New member (First claim) - £45
New Member (Second claim) - £35
Membership renewal (First claim) - £30
Membership renewal (Second claim) - £20
Second claim members are members of another running club, and represent them in races. Second claim Trotters cannot race for us against their First claim club. They can, however, race for us if their First claim club is not competing
Methods of payment are:
· By cheque, made payable to Thrift Green Trotters. Please try to avoid cash. This should be accompanied by a Renewal Form or a New Members' Application Form,which can be downloaded from the website, and handed to me or any member of the committee.
· By Standing Order -please ensure that it is from 1st March. There are still some members with SOs from 1st September (please change!). A renewal or application form still needs to be completed and handled as above.
· Online through Paypal – see the website for further details. An additional £1 is payable for using Paypal. A completed form is still required
· Bank transfer –this is a new and recommended method. You can pay your fee straight from your bank account to the Club’s Santander account. Remember to ensure that the transfer contains your full name so that it can be identified, and that you still need to submit a form separately
Account Number 73777309 Sort Code 09-01-51
New wristbands will be available during February, and will be issued when your payment is confirmed. Please wear them to ensure you gain unchallenged entry to the Brentwood Centre. Existing blue bands will not be valid after 31st March
Tthe following groups are running from the Brentwood Centre on Sunday
Jodie Timbrell – 9:00 pace
Alison Norrington - off road group
Why not visit (and Like) our Facebook Page? You can post messages for other Club members, and keep in touch with what's happening at the club
Click here for our Facebook Page (you may need to register for a FB Account)
UP AND COMING LOCAL RACE CALENDER
We try to feature forthcoming races and runs to allow you to plan ahead, and perhaps to join in something new.
For more info on road, trail and adventure races in Essex try www.essexroadrunning.org.uk/ and click on to the Essex running calender
Aug 31st Takely 10k
Sept 6th Weald Country Park10k
Sept 7th Essex Way Relay
Sept 14th Ingatestone 5m Canvey Island Rotary 10k
Sept 21st Pleshey half marathon Valentines park 5k Saffron walden 10k
Sept 28th Dunton Demon 5m (Phoenix Striders)
Last Updated (Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:34)
CLUB WELFARE POLICY
Please see below for details of a generic Welfare statement, which is adopted by our Club.
In additon to this, we also we have our own Welfare Policy.
Please feel free to read or download these documents. Any questions, please direct to Jackie Woodroffe or Melvyn Cooper
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Last Updated (Monday, 13 January 2014 22:34)