MAR­SHAL THE MAR­SHALS

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

My friend re­cently ran a half marathon for a char­ity that is close to her heart. She had to walk the last few miles be­cause of in­jury but still got back within the cut-off time – how­ever, the mar­shals had al­ready gone and the last few run­ners didn’t know where to run. I ended up di­rect­ing them my­self while wait­ing for her to fin­ish. I know mar­shalling is vol­un­tary – I’ve done it many times my­self – but it’s just not nice for the fi­nal fin­ish­ers to get any less sup­port than the first – they’re the ones who need the en­cour­age­ment. Caro­line Mone, Belfast

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