Day 5: Volunteering

In addition to the pleasure I’ve had from running, I’ve also discovered the joy of volunteering at running events. To date this has revolved around being a funnel manager at Cannon Hill parkrun. It’s incredibly satisfying to contribute in a small way to the success of the event and also to be able to congratulate the runners as they queue with their barcode to register their times.

Today I decided to register as a volunteer with Kings Heath Running Club to help out with their 5k programme for new runners. The club are simply incredible in terms of the support they give to new and experienced runners. I’ve benefitted personally from this in several ways but notably the help the club gave me with their half marathon training programme earlier in the year.  It’s great to be given the chance to offer something in return. Looking forward to getting started!

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