Volunteer guidance ….. Marshals
There will be a lead bike, who will be making all the route direction calls for the lead of the field
Stationed at pillars near Twemlow avenue.
To guide runners through as they run towards you, their left hand lane. They will turn around a cone and exit via their now, left hand lane.
(We may station an extra marshal to help if available) so that marshal 1 can be visible to guide towards the correct gap in the pillars. The 2nd marshal can stand at turn cone. Lead bike will help with directions for this process.
Extra information : Sign for closed park will need to be moved beyond the turn around cone, cone will need to be put in place and removed back to where the signs and closed road poles are stored.
Closed road poles will need to be unlocked removed and put to one side for duration of run, can be put back in when field narrows down.
Stationed midway between roundabout and pillars
To Keep runners on their left as they come from the roundabout before the pillars and again on their left as the come from the pillars towards path towards war memorial
Stationed at slip path from cycle track towards road.
To guide runners off the cycle track towards pavement before they head back towards the roundabout. This position can be filled by a volunteer who has duties at the finish and when flow of runners is established can be replaced with a sign.
Extra information Marshal to place sign directing runners up the slip path just after the runners have passed at the start, also to put two stakes in place with tape between to deter runners from cutting the corner.
Marshal positioned at end of slip path. Marshal assist in keeping runners on their right as they leave the pavilion area after the start. Will assist to keep runners on their right of the road as they run towards the pavilion for the first time and finishers on their left of the road.
Marshal positioned at the junction of the car park to the Ark. Marshal assist in keeping runners on their right as they leave the pavilion area after the start. Will assist to keep runners on their right of the road as they run towards the pavilion for the first time and finishers on their left of the road, also runners leaving the cycle track via the slip path heading towards the roundabout on the path.
Roundabout Marshal, Marshal assist in keeping runners on their right as they leave the pavilion area after the start and send them on towards West field (Toilets). Will assist to keep runners on their right of the road as they run towards the pavilion for the first time and finishers on their left of the road. Will make sure front runners head towards pillars at Twemlow (left) when they return from cycle track on pavement.
Extra information. Will take a stake and arrow, to direct runners left towards pillars at Twemlow and bring back.
Stationed in road near war memorial. From start/roundabout, keep runners on their right hand side of road as they head to West field/toilets. On runner return from the Kitchen car park, keep runners on their right hand side of the road. Lead runners /finishers will come past a second time, keep these on their left hand side of the road as they head towards the roundabout.
At top of Kitchen car park. Will send runners straight on towards West field marshal from the start and direct the runners back towards the pavilion, when they return from West field/play park, through the car park. These runners should be directed to run on their right hand side of the road. The runners will later come back up through the car park from the war memorial, these should be directed to merge and run on their left hand side of the road.
Extra information Will take an aluminium sign and place on the lake path to direct runners coming from the playpark/West field up through the car park. Another sign if there is no 6A marshal to direct runners up through the car park as they return from the War memorial.
Stationed by path from war memorial leading towards the Kitchen car park.
To direct runners up through the car park to marshal 6, making sure they do not cut the corner.
At Finish area and bollard by drinking fountain on access path to cycle track. Marshal assist in directing runners as they leave the pavilion area after the start (positioned near finish line). Will assist to keep runners on their right of the path as they run towards the pavilion for the first time and finishers on their left of the path. (positioned in front of bollard near drinking fountain).
Marshal positioned in the road outside East gate Lodge (Access to council depot). Marshal assist in keeping runners on their right as they leave the pavilion area after the start. Will assist to keep runners on their right of the road as they run towards the pavilion for the first time and finishers on their left of the road.
Marshal 9 (2 marshals)
Marshal positioned on road from roundabout heading towards pillars at Twemlow where path heads towards War memorial. Marshal to keep from runners left as they emerge from the roundabout heading towards the pillars then direct the runners to their left as they return from the pillars to take them on the path towards the war memorial.
Extra information. Marshals take 4 small cones to put in car park by the roundabout to keep runners from cutting across the car park (keep them close to lake edge) Also take 3 signs, one to direct runners left returning from the pillars to take the path, another to direct runners to take shore path near war memorial(not up steps) and another to direct runners towards the kitchen car park as they leave the path around the war memorial.
Marshal 10 (Two marshals)
To direct the runners to their left when they come from the start onto west field, keeping the runners inside of the signs so as not to cut the course. (One marshal midway through field)
Also to deal with motor vehicles coming into the park, the road has been completely closed with no access even if it previously permitted from 9am until 9:30am When tail walker has come past assist marshal 6, still watching out for vehicles from this position.
Extra information 4 large cones will be left behind the toilets, 3 to close the road and one to direct the runners around as they head through West field. Will take two stakes with arrows to keep runners close to the hedge/playpark perimeter and an arrow to direct the runners to their left as they come down to the lake path, towards the car park. Remove signs (to return to pavilion) when tail walker has come past. Remove cones at 9:30am (and put behind toilet) or when locating to marshal position 6.