Yesterday I sat in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside marshalling the annual Christian Aid walk with the Reading and District Amateur Radio Club.My checkpoint was located next to Pages Farm near the Warburg Nature Reserve. On arrival, we were met by the local resident and had a lovely chat.
Starting from the small village of Bix, just over 100 people enjoyed the hot sunny day by walking one of the 5, 10, or 15 mile routes out to, and around the reserve.
This is a nice relaxed event to marshal and all I have to do is sit and enjoy the view of the countryside, watch the Red Kites soaring overhead, listen to the many bird songs, and from time to time exchange pleasantries with the walkers as they pass. Rotten job but someone’s got to do it!
Once our friendly event marshal had checked all the walkers off her list our checkpoint was closed. I then went back to the start at Bix where the BBQ was still hot. I had a sausage in a roll before helping dismantle the radio control station.www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/events/walking/england.aspx