We love a bit of marshalling, almost as much as running in an event, so we try and give something back if we have time and help out in whatever roles are needed as marshals, maybe this will motivate you to give it a go too!
Ever fancied soaking up the exhilarating atmosphere of a trail race without the hard graft of running it? Or perhaps you're nursing a niggly knee and missing the buzz of the running community? Well, let me tell you about a fantastic way to get involved and still be at the heart of it all - marshalling!
Marshalling is't just standing about waving arms; it's an experience - it's about becoming a pivotal part of the event, ensuring everyone's safety and, most importantly, cheering on, fuelling up and motivating those brave souls tackling the trail. .
Top 5 Tips for Trail Race Marshalling:
Roseberry Topping during the Hardmoors 110
5 Benefits of Marshalling:
Fancy dress on the Lakeland 50 Checkpoint at Howtown
So, whether you're an avid trail runner looking to give back, someone wanting a fresh outdoor experience, or perhaps introducing a friend to the joys of the trail community, marshalling is your ticket in. Dive in, embrace it, and you'll soon realise that there's nowt like being in the thick of a thrilling trail race day.
One of the Hardmoors signs!
And remember, even if you're not pounding the trail, you're still part of the adventure!