Posted: Today at 08:43
Carl - here is the first report that I did last week: http://www.teignbridgetrotters.co.uk/news/573/
And I published one earlier for the races that took place this weekend: http://www.teignbridgetrotters.co.uk/news/576/
Slightly cut down versions of these get published in the two local newspapers.
Yes, I'm enjoying the club. I'm not complaining as I knew this when I signed up for the role but it's a bit of a stressful role as I obviously have to get the details right. For example, on the first report I missed a couple of PBs (I wasn't made aware) and on the second one I nearly missed a club mate who didn't appear in the results as a Trotter. It's only when I went to double check everything before I submitted it that I noticed she wasn't mentioned in my report. If I had missed her, that wouldn't have gone down well!!
There are some crazy races out there. One guy did a marathon around a track on the weekend. I get bored on an out-and-back route, so 105 laps of a track?!? Then another guy did a 33-mile off road race - I knew he was good as before I took on the role I remember that a few months ago that he won an ultra (it was something like a 60-miler). Bonkers!
At the end of the day, the report is only as good as what people tell me they're up to. I obviously know about the "big" events (especially the championship races) and chase up photos etc for this, but all these other races go on so if people want a mention they have to let me know.