was of course that we didn’t actually get to see any of the race at all. we chatted with a few of the runners who left their stuff with us, but it would have been nice to actually see some action. maybe i’ll try to sign up as a tea-lady next time. will have to get my arse in gear a little earlier. 20 months ago
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left in our tender care. it was a fun sunday. incredibly chilly to start (we had to be there at 8am) and slightly stressful when everybody started throwing their bags at us at once, but enjoyable. amazingly, one of the two women i was working with turned out to be a student research assistant at the place i work. how likely is that??? 20 months ago
am signed up to help at the clothes drop at the half-marathon on Sunday! hoorah! it was the only job that was still available by the time i signed up, but i think it suits me: you need to be an anal type who takes great care in sorting things away in the right order but can also communicate in multiple languages. c’est moi!
when i heard “clothes drop” i initally thought of a long table, something like a jumble sale. and me plus a couple of grannies putting things in a pile. but no, the dimensions are incredible. there will be 32,000 participants, and 65 lorries for them to leave their stuff at while they run, manned by 200 volunteers. blimey.
oh, and i get free stuff! a t-shirt, breakfast-in-a-bag, and €10 expense allowance. can’t say no to that. 20 months ago