August 21, 2014
Birtley AC have provided volunteers to work on one of the finishing funnels of the Great North Run for many years, and we are still looking for half a dozen people to help out with this year’s special “Millionth finish”. Lunch, instruction and a nice waterproof coat will be provided – all that is required is enthusiasm and the ability to get out of bed early on Sunday 7th September!
Speaking from experience, I can say that this is a very rewarding experience. Many runners are often emotional as they cross the finish line, some are exhausted, some even bloodied – but they’re all really grateful for your help and encouragement. If you’re interested in helping out (minimum age 12), contact our Coach Co-ordinator, Ed Lown or see him at the club; club secretary Val Baxter can also be contacted on 07739097411 or emailed by clicking here.