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After a year in the wilderness, our 10k road race is back in business with a new venue and course.

It will be held on sunday 6th July 2014 at Blackmore Village Hall, the main race starting at 11am.

It will be a fairly flat, scenic, rural one lap course.

New features will include chip timing, technical t-shirts and on line entry only. 

Entry fee will be £13 attached and £15 unattached, with an extra £1 on line fee for postage.

There will also be a childrens fun on an enclosed field at 10.15am

Our club chairman Brian Harding is the architect of this event and will be the race director. This new 10k would not be possible without the help of Heather Eltham, who has kindly agreed to be race secretary.

Could all Trotters please put this date in your diaries, as we need as many marshalls and supporters as possible



Well done to all the Trotters who ran, marshalled and supported the the London Marathon on a lovely, sunny Sunday morning. 

Many of our runners completed the gruelling 26.2 mile distance, but only a handful are on the official results as TGT, mainly due to them taking up charity places or not being club runners at the time of entry. Nevertheless, we will collate all the results in the coming days.

Although we are not sure of our first woman home yet, Mark Read was a resounding winner of the male section, completing the course in a personal best time of 2 hours, 44 mins and 58 secs. A sub 2.45 clocking earns Mark a championship place for next years race.

Results at

Post Marathon Celebrations

There will be some food in the bar area after next Wednesday's run. This will be an opportunity for all Trotters to share stories and experiences from Sunday's Marathon. Bring your medals, photos etc, and let us know how you did. We are proud of you all.

Trotters, St Francis Hospice & the London Marathon

See how we are helping St Francis Hospice raise funds by our members running the 2014 London Marathon. Click here for our Press Release


See further down the page for details of how you can join the club, or renew your membership for this coming year. 

You are requested to renew your membership without delay, this makes life easier all round, both for the club, and for you!


A number of Trotters ran marathons at Manchester and Brighton on the weekend before London. These are the results we have so far.


Matt Saward  2.59.40 pb    Michael Turrington  3.50.43 pb    Jenny Allen   4.11.09 pb    Jayne Pinner  4.27.20 ( obviously the time suggests something went wrong for Jayne and we hope she's on the mend).


Martin Maher 3.23 pb  and Daisy Martin 4.21.12 pb. Well done both

Well done to all the TGT members at both marathons. I'm sure there are more Trotters who ran at these events and we will add them to the list when the info comes in.


Keith Gould is again kindly organising the annual pigrimage to the charming fishing village of Whitstable for the 10k road race.  As per usual, the club will be putting on a subsidised coach for the event and there is currently a list on the noticeboard for that. The coach cost is £5 for adults with children going free. The coach normally leaves the Brentwood centre car park at about 8.30am (no confirmation yet) and returns from Whitstable at 5pm prompt.

This year Keith won't be dealing with the entries. Entry forms can be printed off at as there is no on line entry. Entries do fill up fairly quickly, as this is a popular event


Entry is on the day and plenty of entry forms will be available.  Any Thrift Green Trotter members would be very welcome.


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)



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

New Member Form (Word) 

New Member Form (PDF)

Member Renewal Form (Word)

Member Renewal Form (PDF)


Marathon training is well underway now, and the following groups are running from the Brentwood Centre on Sunday, both for the marathon and general running

8:30 am:

Phil Olson - 8:45 pace marathon group

Jodie Timbrell – 9:00 pace 

Steve Ward 9:30-10:00 marathon group

Tina Leung and Julie Buckley 10:00-11:00 marathon group

Alison Norrington - off road group 

9:00:    Steve Rich - marathon 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)



Harlow Running Club's Ladies 5k Series of races taking place on 7th and 21st May and 4th June on Wednesday evenings. I would be grateful if you could mention these to your female runners and encourage them to participate in a friendly, but competitive series.

If they want more details, they may be found at    

Many thanks for your help.

Colin MoodySecretary


Why not join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly through the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon?
Our first race of the year will be held on Good Friday, 18 April 2014 at 11.00 a.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.
Come and join us for our very popular event, and bring friends, family and other Club members – the more the merrier!

I also attach the dates of our popular Crown to Crown 5k Races for the remainder of 2014 - again, any publicity you could give would be really helpful.
Evening races on the second Wednesday of each month (except September*) as follows:
14 May at 7.30 p.m.
11 June at 7.30 p.m.
9 July at 7.30 p.m.
13 August at 7.30 p.m.
* 3 September at 7.00 p.m. (Charity race for bccs (Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society))
Boxing Day (26 December) at 11.00 a.m.
Many thanks
Peter Bates
Pitsea Running Club


Grange Farm & Dunmow Runners

Third Crusade Trail

Date                          Sunday, 8 June 2014

Start time                  09.30 – 11.00 am

Location                    from Saracen’s Head Hotel, High Street, Great Dunmow

Distance                    approximately 7.5 miles

Terrain                      mainly off road

Cost                           £5 including £2 drinks voucher

Parking                     public car parks behind the Saracen’s Head in Chequers Lane (free on Sundays)

Many thanks, hope to see lots of you there


Good Afternoon,

I am emailing on behalf of the Women’s Running 10K Race Series.
As you may be aware, 2 of our events are based in London.

The first is on the 3rd of May at River Lee Country Park, (less than 6 weeks away). And the grand finale of the race series will take place in Finsbury park on the 27th September.
More information can be found at -
I would be really grateful if you could pass this on to your female members/anyone else you think this might be of interest too.

I would also be thankful if you could add this to your social media pages wherever possible.
We also have opportunities for experienced female runners to pace at the event, with time slots of 50, 55,60,70 minutes available. If you know anyone this may appeal to, please ask them to get in touch with me direct.
If you’d like any further information on this matter, please feel free to get in touch, your support is really appreciated.
If you would like some A5 printed versions of this for distribution please let me know quantities – we also have A4 posters available if you are interested?
Please let me know your thoughts.



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 and click on to the Essex running calender

18th April    Good Friday Crown to Crown 5k  (off road)

19th April     Victoria Park 5 mile

23rd April     Skylark 3k  (off road)

27th April     Braintree Skyline 5 mile       27th   April Hackney half marathon

5th May        Whitstable 10k

11th May     Halstead marathon       11th May   Bluebell 5 miles (off road)



Last Updated (Monday, 14 April 2014 15:58)



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 

Generic Welfare Document (PDF)

TGT Welfare Policy (Word)





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