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TGT SOUTH ESSEX L'GUE CROSS COUNTRY SUN 26TH OCT
WE ARE THE HOSTS
As most members should know by now, we are hosting a cross country meeting this sunday morning. There has been a marshall and running list on the club noticeboard for a number of weeks. Ken Bench and Keith Thornton have been putting things together behind the scenes and all it needs now is for club members to turn up and marshall or run.
Date Sun 26th Oct
Venue South Thorndon Country Park (entrance via Halfway House off the A128)
8am Those volunteering to mark the course
9am All other marshalls and helpers
10am Race starts
Don't forget to bring some cakes
Ps There is a £3 parking charge and the car park fills up quickly. Better to car share
Thanks very much
VIRGIN LODON MARATHON 2015
It would seem that rejection slips have been raining down in Brentwood for the last few weeks.
You can still however put you 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 will be allocated at our next meeting on the 21st October, so if you want to be considered please make sure I have your slip by then. We will also set a date for the draw.
I will be down the Brentwood Centre this Wednesday from 7pm, or you can give them to any committee member.
Good luck! KT
Club Newsletter - Footprint
Thank you to Steve Birkett, our Footprint editor who has produced a newsletter for September
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 nearly 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
15th Nov Chelmsford (Highlands Park)
6th Dec Braintree (Great Notley)
10th Jan Orion (Epping Forest)
31st Jan Colchester
More details nearer the time of each event
1ST ROUND ONE TREE HILL SAT 18TH OCT RESULTS
The Trotter men had one of their best turnouts for many a year on a pleasant afternoon at One Tree HIll. The new 5 mile course is one of the toughest in Essex, including 2 very long energy sapping climbs. 8 TGT men completed the course, finishing a creditable 11th team out of 23.
Well done to Diane Fairchild on her Essex league debut, placing 64th in the equally tough womens race over 4 miles
Men 5 miles 45th John Barker 53rd Matt Saward 76th Ian O'Neill 92nd Mark Read 101st Peter Barrett 106th Keith Thornton 110ish Nick Knight ( not in results) 141st Steve Rebel
Women 4 miles 64th Diane Fairchild
Thanks to our supporters, Ken Bench, George Smith and John Read
Full results www.powerof10.info/ click on results at the top, then Essex league
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
26th Oct South Thorndon (Near the Halfway House) We are hosts
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
Nov 2nd Billericay Striders 10k Nov 2nd Lactic Fallout 8k or 16k
Nov 9th Stebbing Remembrance Day 10m
Nov 22nd Chelmsford !0k
Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:17)
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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