Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Duty Time

I gave back on Sunday. I volunteered at a club race.


No race goes on without largely faceless support. Here are the volunteers manning the finish line. It was cold and windy.



I did duty at the Gatorade and water stop. I got it down after awhile. Gatorade up high and away, water down low and tight.








It got a little tricky at times. Good thing I practice yoga.

14 comments:

akshaye said...

Yea.. I always try and thank volunteers at the stops. There would be no race without them! Good for you.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Thanks for being a volunteer. Volunteers ROCK!!

Rainmaker said...

Nicely done, good for you. I really need to make it one of my annual goals to volunteer at races.

Sunshine said...

Hey! Good for you (and good for the runners, too, to have cheerful volunteers out in the weather.)
Awesome, really!

Just12Finish said...

That lady in the blanket looks like she brought everything except her mattress!

ShirleyPerly said...

Thank you! (I always thank volunteers, even when I'm not running :-)

cindy said...

Way to give back!!

I, too, thank the voluteers at races :)

Tomas said...

Volunteers make races possible... and what a nice service... drink station within a 10km race...
In Iceland there is just drinks at the finishline in that short of a race. Great service, great work!

DawnB said...

I volunteer for the first time last year I hope to do more. I still can't give up the races though.

jeanne said...

you really ARE the volunteer of the year!

skoshi said...

Thanks for sharing. I like the "I practice yoga" comment. It does take skill to get the hand-off done right!

CewTwo said...

Tom (you met him) volunteered at a half-marathon I did last year. He got the daunting task of removing the chips from the shoes of the runners. He ended up being much sorer than I was! Thanks for volunteering, Peter!

Jade Lady said...

Peter, you're so wonderful to offer to do race support in cold weather like that! What would people do without volunteers to support the races! I tell you, they wouldn't be nearly as fun without the support! Funny yoga comment - like Gumby, huh?

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