I made a promise when I started park runs that after 10 or 12 runs I would volunteer. Well last week was my 11th park run so today I did my first volunteer session, I believe that as these events are free for us to participate in it is only right we give back and allow some of the other volunteers the chance to run. I was a marshall out on the course where there is a slight incline which seems to get steeper with every lap so I hope my clapping and words of encouragement helped spur the runners on. Again for those who have never been to a park run, I can only add how friendly and welcoming these events are, they made me feel very welcome on my first marshalling activity. I even had the honour of having one of the keys to unlock the gates to the park should we need an ambulance, thankfully the key stayed in my pocket and was not needed. Back to running next week but will definitely volunteer again once I reach 22/24 park runs.
Happy running everyone.