Sunday, 6 April 2014

M Is For Marshal

We have a little agreement with William that after every five parkruns he completes he marshals once. He really enjoys this and he gets to tick another box off on the parkrun countdown chart we made for him.

He's marshaled three times now and is getting a little more confident each time he does, shouting out a bit of support and clapping the runners as they go by. Now that he's running with the WWC Cubs too he recognises some of our run leaders as they go by and can shout their names out.

William's photo of me.
William's first time as a marshal, modelling the latest trend in how to wear a high vis vest.
I think it's important to show him this side of parkrun, especially as parkrun relies on volunteers each week in order to keep going. It doesn't magically just happen every Saturday morning, but is the result of a brilliant team of volunteers and runners alike. Barrow parkrun has such a great community of runners and volunteers and it's lovely to be part of that. Looking forward to our next stint after another 5 runs!

If you'd like to marshal at Barrow parkrun (or volunteer for one of the other glamorous jobs!) click here to find out more!

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