The focus of this role will be to show competitors the direction they need to be moving. Volunteers will be located in key positions along the course where participants may need to be prompted. The amount of time volunteers will likely spend in these locations varies from 1hr to approximately 2.5 hours. As soon as the final competitor has passed the volunteers location the volunteers’ role is complete. Volunteers will be made aware by the course sweeper (person running at the back of the pack to demonstrate to competitors the slowest possible pace) that the last person has passed.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 31
This position requires a mature individual to ensure competitors are safe at road crossings and junctions. The amount of time Marshals will likely spend in these locations varies from 1.5hrs to approximately 3 hours. There will be no road closures on the course; it is the competitor’s responsibility to cross any roads with due caution and not place themselves or others at any risk. Marshals will be located at key crossings and junctions on the course to provide competitors with advice to “slow down” before crossings and at junctions. Marshals are not to stop or try to control traffic or pedestrians.
Number of Marshals Needed: 10
This position requires individuals to supervise the aid station. Self-fill fluid containers will be prepared in advance. Not much needs doing here, apart from motivating runners and ensuring the fluids are flowing!