Bud’s Run: a race marshal’s perspective

At the start of the year I shared my 2015 running goals. One of my goals was to volunteer at a minimum of six running events. On Saturday I volunteered as a race marshal at Bud’s Run.

Rather than write pages and pages of waffle about my experiences as a volunteer (it was awesome), I thought I’d share some of the photographs I took.

Apologies for the slightly dubious photo quality. I was using my iPhone and it was pretty gloomy outside. Although the conditions weren’t great for taking photos, the runners seemed to appreciate the weather 🙂

Pre-race briefing: what to do if there is a fire on campus.Race briefing

For some reason I dreamt about bottles of water and yellow plastic bags.Bags

Getting some stretching tips from Steve Cram.Stretching with Steve

Non Stanford 🙂Non

Waiting to start: friendly banter between two great universitiesConcentration at the start

Ladies race winner: Julia CookeLadies winner

Male race winner: Ian Crowe-Wright (I think!).Male winner

I hope that the 407 finishers enjoyed Bud’s Run as much as I did. Although I can’t run, on Saturday I discovered that I can support other runners.

If you want to be popular at the end of a 5k race, hand out bottles of water 😉

I had a brilliant time, made some new running friends, and met up with some runners I hadn’t seen for a long time. As an added bonus I managed to avoid Mr Whippy and the BBQ.

Hopefully I’ll be on the start line of Bud’s Run in 2016.


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