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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!
FINAL SOUTH ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY SUN 16TH MARCH 10AM
The final cross country takes place this sunday. This is the reserve date due to an earlier fixture cancellation.
Venue Secret Nuclear Bunker, near Kelvedon Hatch, Brentwood, CM14 5TL
Time 10am ( all one race)
Distance 4 miles ( 2 laps)
Fee Ken & Evelyn Bench will be in or near the car park with identity letters (£1)
Please wear club colours
For more info, go to bottom of page under cross country.
Going by the pictures and comments on Facebook, the Trotters thoroughly enjoyed their weekend at the seaside town of Seaton in Dorset. The weather was sunny all weekend, maybe too warm for both the 20 mile Grizzly and the 9 mile cub run.
Well done to all our runners in both races and to all the TGT supporters who walked many miles to various sections of the course to cheer them on.
Full results at www.axevalleyrunners.org.uk/
ESSEX 20 MILE CHAMPS
A large number of Trotters took part in the Essex 20 mile champs at Langham near Colchester, many in preparation for spring marathons in London and Manchester.
As at Grizzly, the weather was a bit too warm for an ardious 20 mile race on a undulating 3 lap course. The TGT men consisting of Mat Saward (14th), James Marshall (26th) and Barney Mccarthy (45th) finished 4th team, just missing out on bronze Essex team medals.. Jayne Pinner was the first Trotter women home in 239th position.
Winner Blair McWirter 1.48 (Ilford) 1st women Nikki Brocklebank 2.14 (Springfield)
Mat Saward 2.06 James Marshall 2.11 Barney McCarthy 2.17 Nick Knight 2.24 Martin Maher 2.39 Nimo Saeed 2.47 Wayne palmer 2.51 John Bozza 2.57 Jayne Pinner 2.58 Julie Reeves 3.02 Nigel Morgans 3.12 Jenny Allen 3.13 Alison Clifford 3.18 Kerry Clark 3.19 Daisy Martin 3.26 Paul Ford 4.03
Found full results at www.powerof10.info/ click on athletes, input name and your profile will appear, then click on appropriate race
WHITSTABLE 10K BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 5TH MAY
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 www.whitstable10k.org.uk/ as there is no on line entry. Entries do fill up fairly quickly, as this is a popular event
FOOTPRINT IS BACK
Footprint, the regular TGT newsletter, is back with the intention of being a brief monthly update of what is going at the club.
January Edition can be downloaded below
Our new Junior Section (For Children over the ages of 15) started on Wednesday April 3rd, and will continue on every Wednesday thereafter.
The sessions are 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
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
Phil Olson - 8:45 pace marathon group
Jodie Timbrell – 9:00 pace
Jeff Hamilton and 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)
CROSS COUNTRY SEASON 2013/14
SATURDAY ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
This league has now ended
SUNDAY SOUTH ESSEX CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE
Unlike the saturday league, this is one combined race over 5 miles approx, starting at 10am prompt. There is no pre entry. Simply turn up at the designated car park and look for the Trotters car where you will find Ken and Evelyn Bench. For a £1 fee, you will receive a identity letter to pin to your vest. At the finish, hand your position disk to a designated Trotter. They will then (Ken and evelyn) collate the Trotter results before handing them to the event organisers. More detailed information nearer the time of each event. All abilities welcome. Please wear club colours.
This is a more friendlier l'gue (not that the saturday l'gue isn't) and ideal for the beginner with a wide range of abilities. After each race, the hosts provide hot drinks and a mass of cakes for the runners. This is all free and donated by the members of the host club. We too are a host club and will be calling on our members to volunteer and donate cakes for our race on 16th Feb at Thorndon Park.
All 10am start Distance All 4/5miles approx
Round 5 (Reserve date) March 16th This will be held near the Secret Nuclear Bunker in Kelvedon Hatch. Details to follow
Andrew Mason of Springfield Striders is organising a trail race on 6th April
Date 6th April Start times 9.30 to 11am Distances 5 & 11 miles
Venue Danbury Common National trust car park, Bicknacre road, Danbury
The courses for both distances are quite technical with lots of twists and turns. The longer course is quite hilly
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
16th March Colchester half marathon
19th March Tarmac Twister (Trail) Springfield, Chelmsford. Click here for flyer
22nd March Orion 15 mile (off road)
22nd March Essex road relays (Chelmsford)
23rd March Brentwood half marathon
5th April (Sat) A Day at the Races Trail - a trail with a difference - click here for details
6th April Newham Classic 10k 6th April Waltham Forest half marathon
13th April London Marathon
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 Bkluebell 5 miles (off road)
Last Updated (Monday, 10 March 2014 21:39)
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)