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Monday Night Track Sessions

Further to Nick's announcement Wednesday evening we are please to have agreed a six week trial to hire the refurbished athletics track at Brentwood school. Monday nights 7 - 9 pm. Cost £2.00 per runner. Parking is available at the prep school (click here for a map),0.311746,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47d8beebb42714b1:0x1adcb22c79228cdd?hl=en UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES PARK IN THE COURAGE HALL CAR PARK PLEASE. Changing and toilet facilities are available next to the track. Nick will be running his speed and strength session on the track, and I will be running 10k + sessions, with all abilities welcome. As this coming Monday will be the first week I would suggest we meet in the prep school car park at 7 pm and walk down together for a 7.15 start. Hope to see you Monday, KT.

Prudential Ride London 2014 - Volunteering Opportunities - Sunday 10th August

We have the opportunity to volunteer on this years Prudential Ride London on Sunday the 10th August. We will be staffing a feeding station at Leatherhead, or if you prefer you can do crossing duties (though this involves a training day on the 20th July)

The club will be providing a round trip coach and volunteers will get kit and lunch provided .You will also get the chance of a free place in the Ride London 2015.

To sign up please follow the instructions below.

1)      Visit
2)      Click ‘volunteer here’ at the bottom of the page
3)      Click on the sign up button and register to volunteer – the last question asks for a affiliation code. Put PRLTGT1 it will open up the hub volunteer role that is currently set to private

4)      The role you need to choose is in Leatherhead and is called a ‘Hub Volunteer'.

It’s really important that you use the code as the organisers will then know we are all Trotters and will be crewed together.


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


The KIRSTE 5 Memorial Race - Sunday 10th August (Benfleet)

Hiya, just wanted to remind you that entry for this years Kirste 5 Memorial Race is starting to fill up, and due to the nature of the course we do have a race limit.
Our on the day entry desk will only be open if we are not full beforehand.
Sunday 10th August
10am        The Kirste 1 Mile Family Run
10:15am    The Kirste 5 Mile Walk
10:30am    The Kirste 5 Mile Race (under UKA Rules - Permite No. 2014-10159)
Entry form, and details of online entry can be found via our website

Brizes Park 10K, 5K and childrens races, Sat 23rd Aug. 10.30 start.

I ran this last year, and it's a lovely route, and a great event. Plus we'll be helping out Melvyn, one of our members who does so much for the Club (PP)

It is totally off-road in the picturesque grounds of Trinity School, Crown Corner, Kelvedon Hatch and so ideally suited to beginners as well as more experienced runners.

It has been organised by the school P.T.A. in conjunction with "Nice Works" event company. 

Please use the link below for your convenience.


ST LUKE’S HOSPICE 5K (Sunday 17th August - 11.30am)

Here is the link to the website where you can ready all about the 5k and register online:-
Here are some good points about the 5k:-
·        Completely based with Lake Meadows so no roads or traffic to contend with!
·        Timed! All runners will receive a timing for their 5k run.
·        MEDALS! All runners will receive a medal when they complete the run.
·        Mini massage, food and fitness advice, games and stalls all available on the day.
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:


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

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)


Tthe following groups are running from the Brentwood Centre on Sunday

Jodie Timbrell – 9:00 pace 

Alison Norrington - off road group 



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Crown to Crown 5k Race Series    

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Why not join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly through the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 6HU (behind the Crown (Harvester PH)
 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!

Crown to Crown dates 
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.





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

Aug 2nd     Hadleigh Castle 10k

Aug 10th    Kirste 5 mile

Aug 13th    Crown to crown off road 5k

Aug 17th    Stanflord le Hope 5k       St Lukes Hospice 5k        Thames Chase 5k

Aug 19th    Phoenix Striders off road 5k

Aug 23rd    Brentwood Brizes Park 10k/5k and fun run

Aug 24th    Mel Batty 10k       Mersea Island 10m/5m

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, 29 July 2014 23:29)



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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