You Maldon Prommers are so lucky.....
Your dedicated and fun-loving core team have once again volunteered to host festive events on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Both events will start at the usual 9am. This means that on NY Day you have the option to whizz over to Chelmsford afterwards and run again there, both runs will count towards your next milestone.
On Xmas Day the event will be run on a shoestring. What this means is that there will be no signage and no formal finish funnel. The Run Director will start the event with both stopwatches. Two of the first few finishers will be asked to take over these roles and a few more will be asked to start barcode scanning. We may even ask some of you to create a human finish funnel! As the event progresses it would be good if others could take over these roles in case some of the faster ones need to leave early. Clearly this could result in chaos (!) but it worked for our first ever Xmas Day event and I'm confident you guys will pull out all the stops to make it work again.
We will still need 2 marshals to cover the entrance roads as the park will be open as usual however these are great roles to support family so if you have non-running people coming with you please ask if they will be happy to do this. All they need to do is warn drivers of the risk to runners and ask them to be extra careful.....and shout lots of encouragement of course!
Please be willing to help out after your run, even just scanning for 10 minutes. Ideally we need people who have done the roles of time-keeping and scanning frequently so no training will be required. You'll need to bring warm clothing, how about your new Christmas jumper Here's a reminder of last year's event...
I look forward to seeing you on 25th December and Alison will be looking after you on 1st January for your first parkrun of 2018.