The Tamar Trotters is a sociable running club that caters for runners of all abilities from the absolute beginner to the seasoned regular. We have an active social scene as well as an organised training and racing policy. The Club was formed in 1996 from a small band of local enthusiasts, since then the Club has steadily grown and is now one of the largest running clubs in the South West of England.
We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Saltash Rugby Club, Moorlands Lane, Saltash from 6:30 p.m. runs depart at 7:00 p.m. and generally last for one hour. On these training evenings we run in organised groups which cater for all abilities from sub 6 minute/mile pace to absolute beginners. Tuesday runs normally comprise a structured training session and Thursday runs are normally a steady pace.
The policy of this club is to cater for absolutely everybody who has an interest in running regardless of ability from age 7 to 77 and beyond. The club has qualified coaches and a wealth of experience and knowledge amongst our members, please feel free to ask any question you like on training, kit, injuries etc. there will almost certainly be someone who can help you.
Apart from the regular training meetings we also hold several social functions throughout the year and attend many local and not-so-local races. Entry details for most races are available from our website
We organise the 'Magnificent 7' road race in July of each year and the Saltash Half Marathon in May. In addition to this we also provide support to several other local events.
Each year the club organises its own Grand Prix series which comprises a selection of races over various distances and terrain. Each race completed counts towards an award.
Please regularly check the club notice board and the website for details of all races, social events, the Grand Prix series and other matters of interest. The notice board is regularly updated.
The safety and welfare of everyone attending our training sessions is of paramount importance and the Tamar Trotters Running Club has a duty of care to safeguard all members from harm. In return we ask that all members also accept responsibility for their own safety. Prior to joining the Tamar Trotters we require that you read and acknowledge the Club Codes of Conduct and complete and sign the Application for Membership form, and return it to the Club Membership Secretary.
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Annual membership is renewable on 1st April each year.
Single membership costs £20 per year for existing members.
New Membership costs £32 for the first year only and includes a free club vest
Registration with England Athletics costs an extra £13 per year
There is a 50p subscription payable on every training evening attended
Club colours are black shorts and a burgundy running vest or 'T'-shirt. Also available are jackets, sweatshirts, polo shirts, woolly hats, baseball caps, fleece tops and long sleeve 'T'-shirts.
Please refer to clothing order forms for sizes and prices of club clothing. Click here to visit the Club Clothing pages
All members attending Club training sessions during dark evenings must wear light coloured or reflective clothing. It is also advisable to carry a torch.
Occasionally we do win prizes at races! Any individual who wins a trophy whilst running for the club is of course entitled to keep the trophy at home or display it in the club trophy cabinet. However, any team prize won at an event must be displayed in the club trophy cabinet.
The club will pay for any engraving of trophies won by club members.
We hold training sessions for any young athlete aged 7 years or above on Wednesday evenings. These sessions are run by UK Athletics qualified coaches and comprise specific training programmes aimed at developing athletic ability in a progressive and fun way in a safe environment.
Training takes place at the Saltash.net Community School, Saltash on Wednesday evenings. There are two separate sessions aimed at differing age groups:
School Years 3 to 5 from 17:30 to 18:30
School Years 6 to 11 from 18:30 to 19:30
Summer training uses the grass track at the rear of the school during good weather and is held indoors in the sportshall during inclement weather
Winter training is held indoors in the sportshall
Following initial training there will be opportunities to compete in road runs, Sportshall and cross-country competitions.
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