Every Windmiler event needs a team of marshals and volunteers to help things run smoothly, and club events only happen if people get involved.

For example, the monthly club handicap through the summer needs marshals to ensure runners don't head down the wrong tracks. It also needs a 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 even the smallest race needs a considerable number of helpers.

Lots of events need volunteers, it's not just races. And it's not always about doing things on the day - a little help with tasks before and after really helps to ease the burden on those who are doing most of the work.

Volunteering is good fun, and will also help ensure you're eligible for the club's ballot for London Marathon places (although ideally that wouldn't be your main, or only, reason for helping out).

There will be plenty of opportunities to get involved in 2019, so please keep an eye out for notifications. And if there's something you'd like to make happen then just say so. Send any ideas to the relevant committee member, and if it doesn't fit then you can use the feedback@windmilers.org.uk address.

Next events:

  • Quarter Marathon, 21st Sep.
  • 'World Cleanup Day' Litterpick after Quarter Marathon, 21st Sep.