Every Windmiler event needs a team of marshals and volunteers to help things run smoothly, and club events only happen if people choose to 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 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 also help ensure you're eligible for the club's ballot for London Marathon places (although hopefully that wouldn't be your main, or your only, reason for helping out).