Every Windmiler event needs a team of marshals and volunteers to ensure things run smoothly. The club only functions if people choose to get involved.

For example, the monthly 3 mile handicap through the summer needs marshals at turns to ensure runners don't head down the wrong tracks! It also needs an overall coordinator, people to hand out race numbers and start times, plus timekeepers. Once the race is over the results have to be calculated and prizes awarded. So as you can see, even the smallest race needs a considerable number of helpers.

Lots of different types of events need volunteers, it's not just races. Most are good fun to be a part of, and volunteering will help ensure you're eligible for the club's ballot for London Marathon places (although hopefully that wouldn't be your main reason for helping out).

The next thing coming up is the Wimbledon Common MABAC (Tue 1st Aug). At present, we're looking thin in terms of help on this - depending on the role, some volunteers will also be able to run, so please don't assume the two things are mutually exclusive.

Please email Colin Harris (mabac@windmilers.org.uk) or Jeff Hoadley (membership@windmilers.org.uk) if you're able to help.