This morning I marshalled the Burnham Beeches half marathon and 10K running races with Berkshire RAYNET. Situated in and around the woods of Burnham Beeches this event is well supported with over 1000 runners taking to the road.
As usual my role is to report the progress of the race to a P.A. at the start /finish area. This was particularly difficult as the 10K runners short cut the half marathon course and the runners from both races converge again at my marshal point.
Unfortunately one runner collapsed on the way to my marshal point but I was able to radio for medical assistance and an ambulance came to look after them very quickly and later took them back to the start.
I really enjoy marshalling and have been volunteering to do this for a number of years. It gets me out into the fresh air and is free.