LATEST TROTTERS NEWS
It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our former Club Secretary and long-term Club member, Alan Shirley, passed away at his home on Saturday 15th November.
Alan was very popular among Club members, and he used to take charge of the announcements before our Wednesday runs during our Courage Hall days. These announcements were characterised by Alan's wit, but always with a deep respect for all runners. If Alan had to refer to somebody by name he would always prefix that name with 'the Lovely ......'
So, the Lovely Mr Shirley (or Lord Shirley as he was known to some, following his retirement and elevation to the Trotters' 'House of Lords') will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I am not the first, nor will I be the last, to refer to Alan as a true Gentleman.
To Alan's wife Delia and his family we extend our sincere sympathies. May he rest in Peace.
Alan's funeral will be held at Bentley Crematorium, Straight Mile, Ongar Rd, Brentwood at 11.00am on Thursday 4th December 2014.
TGT SOUTH ESSEX LEAGUE CROSS COUNTRY SUN 26TH OCT
VIRGIN LONDON MARATHON 2015
It would seem that rejection slips have been raining down in Brentwood for the last few weeks.
You can still however put your rejection slip in for the club draw.
The main criteria are that you have been a club member for over a year, and be 100% committed to raising funds for St Francis Hospice.
The committee places were allocated at our meeting on the 21st October. The main club draw will be this coming wednesday 12th November in the bar/cafe at the Brentwood Centre
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.
CROSS COUNTRY SEASON 2014/15
The cross country season is upon us. The Trotters are entered in both the Saturday Essex l'gue and the Sunday South Essex l'gue.
SATURDAY ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY L'GUE
No pre entry or entry fee, no numbers, just turn up, all abilities welcome. After finishing, hand in positional disk to designated Trotter who will then hand in scorecard and disks to the results team. Please wear club colours
Womens race 6/7k 1.40pm Mens race 8k 2.15pm
6th Dec Braintree (Great Notley)
10th Jan Orion (Epping Forest)
31st Jan Colchester
More details nearer the time of each event
2ND ROUND HYLANDS PARK CHELMSFORD SAT 15TH NOV
Ideal weather, but not underfoot conditions were the order of the day for round 2 at Hylands Park. The recent heavy rain made it very slippery on many sections of this fairly flat course. First off were the TGT women (3 1/2 miles), fielding a full team of 4 . First home in 50th, was newcomer Holly Meyers 50th, followed by Nina Barrett 71st, Marijke Van Eeetvelve 76th, Julie Reeves 76th, finishing 11th team.
The men fielded 8 runners on their 4 mile course. John Barker 47th, Sion Parry 70th, Mark Read 94th, Peter Barrett 127th, Keith Thornton 129th, Steve Rebel 164th, Melvyn Cooper 185th, Ian O'Neill dnf (hamstring) The men finished 12th team
Full results on facebook (Essex cross country league) and on power of 10 results
SUNDAY SOUTH ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY L'GUE 10AM Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthEssexCrossCountryLeague
There is no pre entry, but a £1 fee is payable on the day to Ken & Evelyn Bench. They are usually located next to their car in the car park near the start. On receipt of your entrance fee, you will be given a club identity letter to pin on the front of your vest /t-shirt. Please wear club colours.
This is a very friendly l'gue, (not that the saturday one isn't). There are 2 l'gues of 5 teams in the match and we are currently in the top flight. The scoring system is 7 men (must include 2 vets over 40) and 3 women (include 1 vet over 35). After every race, the host team provides cakes and refreshments. Our club hosts the first event on Oct 26th at South Thorndon, and as well as organising it and providing all the marshalls, we are all asked to bring cakes along as part of our hospitality.
All one race start time 10am distance 7/8k
14th Dec To be decided
11th Jan Gloucester Park (Basildon)
15th Feb South Weald
8th March Hadleigh
More details nearer the time of each event
Note There is a list for volunteers for our event on Oct 26th, on the club noticeboard at the Brentwood Centre
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP RACES
Nov 29th Essex Vets champs 5m Claybury, Woodford Green
Jan 3rd Essex Senior champs Claybury, Woodford Green Women 5m Men 7.5m
These events must be pre entered, the club pays. Look out for the list on the club noticeboard in the coming weeks.
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
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
15th Nov Roding Rally 12m
23rd Nov Chelmsford 10k
26th Dec Crown to crown 5k 26th Dec Witham Boxing day 5m
18th Jan Benfleet 15m
25th Jan Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10k
8th Feb Great Bentley half marathon
Last Updated (Tuesday, 18 November 2014 18:50)
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
Last Updated (Friday, 03 May 2013 15:05)
Last Updated (Monday, 13 January 2014 22:34)