Learners help to keep Cambridge Half Marathon running

UPS and Sport learners at HRC supported the Cambridge Half Marathon last weekend as volunteer marshals at the event.

A group of 15 learners braved a 7am start and chilly weather conditions to receive their Event Crew jacket, event pack and briefing on their role from members of sports event management company, One Step Beyond.

They worked in teams of four in Zone 2 of the course, near Kings College, to ensure public safety at road crossing points along the race route and provide information about the event.

Connor Rice, a Level 2 Sport & Exercise learner, said: “I gained a lot of confidence in communicating with members of the public and working as part of a team.”

“I would recommend taking part to other learners.”

A competitor in the Half Marathon added: “Thank you to all the volunteers, marshals, first aiders and, most of all, event organisers for putting on such a wonderful event.”

One Step Beyond gave induction training to the learners involved during a visit to the College two weeks earlier.

The company has invited HRC to recruit learners to volunteer as marshals at the 2017 Half Marathon and get involved in other events.

Steve Paley, Operations Manager at One Step Beyond, said: “The students did a great job and we couldn’t deliver the event without the help of a huge team of volunteers.”

Half marathon marshals

Pictured: HRC learners prepare as marshals at the Cambridge Half Marathon

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