TAMAR TROTTERS

COMMITTEE PROFILES

CHAIRMAN

TREASURER
Colin Bunting

SECRETARY
Ellie Peck

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Helen Roper

CLUB CAPTAIN
Dominic Parnell

SOCIAL SECRETARY
Shelley Kirk

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Maggie Bunting

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Julia Mansell

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Julie Gillbard

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Eve Tandy

TRIATHLON CAPTAIN

WELFARE OFFICER
Helen Ralph

PRESS SECRETARY
Ayesha Gillespie

CHAIRMAN

TREASURER
Colin Bunting

I have been a member of the Tamar Trotters since the club started in 1996. Since then I have run thousands of miles proudly wearing the club colours. I have finished hundreds of races of various distances, in recent years I have focused on marathons in the UK and abroad and I have now reached my target of 100 marathons.

I like to help the club wherever I can and have held various roles within the club over the years. It is a fantastic club to be part of and I have enjoyed meeting lots of great people of all ages.

SECRETARY
Ellie Peck

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY
Helen Roper

CLUB CAPTAIN
Dominic Parnell

 

 

Committee member
Maggie Bunting

I have been running with Tamar Trotters since 1996. I am an Athletics Coaching Assistant and qualified to run and lead groups in the running club. I have run various distances including 30 marathons, over 60 half marathons and other race distances too numerous to count. I have also paced at Plymouth Half Marathon on various occasions. I help with the Couch to 5k on a regular basis at the club on Fridays at 6.15pm and find I enjoy meeting new people and helping them achieve their goal.

SOCIAL SECRETARY
Shelley Kirk

PRESS SECRETARY
Ayesha GIllespie

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Julia Mansell

Although I had run alone for more years than I would like to admit to, I only joined the Tamar Trotters in 2009, when I figured that my children were old enough to be left in the house for an hour. I discovered that I really liked running in a group – chatting to others took my mind off the pain! I let myself be persuaded to run the Plymouth Half Marathon in 2013 by a work colleague and found that I really enjoyed that distance, so entered a few more over the next couple of years. I finally felt ready to tackle the marathon distance in 2015 and ‘16; I don’t think I feel the need to do that distance again…

For me, the benefits of running are improved cardio-vascular fitness, weight management and the freedom that comes with lacing up my running shoes and heading out of the house. Recently, I have been taking part in the odd virtual challenge, having discovered them during lockdown: RED January (which led to a 67-day running streak) and The Cornwall RNLI Virtual Challenge (228 miles in February and March) are examples of these.

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Julie Gillbard

COMMITTEE MEMBER
Eve Tandy

WELFARE OFFICER
Helen Ralph

I have been a member of the Tamar Trotters since 2000. Wearing the Trotters Vest I have taken part in marathons, half marathons and many shorter distances. My biggest achievement has been completing 19 Grizzly off road runs. Through the Trotters I started doing Triathlons in 2007 with other club members and compete each year in an event.    

TRIATHLON CAPTAIN