What it is like to Volunteer
So far this year Leighton Fun Runners have had the pleasure to be involved in 3 epic races which have seen plenty of the club members not only running but also working just as hard behind the scenes to make sure everyone has an amazing run. It feels like a long time since we have our very own 10k but some of your club members are already busy organising next years event.
Since Oakley I've not really been running much at all, a little from laziness and a bit from recovering from a blood blister but also because I've been busy over that past few weekends experiencing what it's like on the other side of a race course. This year I was lucky enough to Marshal at both the Virgin Money London Marathon and the Milton Keynes Marathon.
This was my 3rd year in London and whilst I never ever ever plan on running a marathon still being able to experience one of the most iconic marathons in the world has got to up there on one go my favourite things to do. Leighton Fun Runners are regulars at sector 5.1 now which overs a couple of spots just after Mile 14 and again at Mile 21.
Getting to see not only the Elite runners flying past doing less than a 5 minute mile to the 1st timers running for charity and best of all your running buddies some of who you ran with during their training sessions is definitely worth the 6am coach. We all work pretty hard at London but there are loads of things that you can so to help support a race. Milton Keynes saw our team breaking and entering to make sure runners didn't have to climb fences, thinking they had signed up for Tough Mudder and also able to help make sure the runners got round safely.
Over the course of the year ahead we will be looking out for anyone who has a bit of free time. Nothing is too scary and even if you don't have a huge amount of time to offer every little helps.