I AM A MARSHAL
Ooops didn't mean to shout
I have marshalled all over the country I think over the last 15yrs, If I can't run then I ask to marshal. London every year, BH this year, Outlaw Tri, blah blah blah !
Can't say I've seen Smiffy on my travels though
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
Only three groups of people have legal rights to stop traffic.Coppers, lollipop ladies and blokes with a STOP/GO sign.....
Only three groups of people have legal rights to stop traffic.
Coppers, lollipop ladies and blokes with a STOP/GO sign.....
...and race marshalls accredited under the CSAS scheme LB.
never marshalled a running event but have got up early on many occassions to stand on cold roadsides in far out places to help marshall at cycling events!!!
There's definitely no thanks for that or even any smiles from cyclists as they zooooooom by but it's a way of keeping these small cycling events alive in the south west!!
Infact I am amazed at how many people give up their time to help organise and run events put on by clubs. And I love being part of it when I can.
M.ister W wrote (see)
Down on the South Coast we have a volunteer organisation called Worthing REAC who do nothing but marshal races and events. That's real dedication to the community and I think should shame any runner who can't be arsed to help with even one race a year to keep their sport going.
They obviously enjoy it. Could spin it around and say they should race at least one race a year, give something back to the sport they get so much out of.
Don't get me wrong. I'm very grateful to marshals and everyone involved in organising races. I shall probably volunteer and do some more marshalling in the future. But those that do get something out of it too, be it a happy sense of well being or a nice morning out.
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