Volunteers

Over recent weeks we have found it increasingly more difficult to fill all of the Volunteer roles required. We have also repeatedly appealed on a Saturday morning for additional Volunteers to come forward.for the following weeks. We have also introduced our White board for athletes to register their offer to help.

We are extremely fortunate that we have a very good, but small, nucleus of volunteers that have so unselfishly sacrificed their running, for the benefit of others. However, I also feel that these kind people should also have the opportunity to run, occasionally.

A lot of events suggest that if all athletes volunteer maybe three times a year, then it spreads the responsibility fairly. Certainly people should not feel intimidated that any of the roles are difficult. I can guarantee that just about anybody could do any of the roles. However, people do have their preferences as to what they like to do. There are even roles that can be done which allow you to run as well.....

We are so fortunate to have such a fantastic group of volunteers and runners, which makes our event so friendly and welcoming. I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to everyone's lovely nature. Next time you think, "I can't run this week"....please consider "I can volunteer this week"

Please.... try it just once, and I guarantee you that the thrill of helping someone else is far greater than anything you can achieve for yourself.......

I look forward to being inundated with offers of help. A problem that somehow I will find a way to deal with.......