Category Archives: Volunteers

Volunteers needed

To run the event we need to have a number of marshals as the course in on a public area, along with help setting up, taking down and catering. The safety of athletes is paramount, so having marshals is essential. If you can help with any of these please e-mail Ian as soon as possible:
Setting up 9-11
Marshalling 12.45 – 3.30. We arrange marshals in 10 pairs and give full guidance – no experience necessary!
Clearing up 3.00 onwards. There’s a lot of tape, posts and rubbish bags to clear from the site
Catering 12- 3.30. Liz arranges these in time slots, and will be e mailing shortly. You are able to go out to see your child compete.

The event can’t take place without your help, so please aim to give us your help and support. If you have any questions, just ask either by e-mail or on Saturday mornings at training.

Olympians Games Catering

We need volunteers to make and serve sandwiches, cakes and drinks for the Olympian Games on Sunday 15 July, our major fund raiser of the year. If you can help at any time during the day (usually in 1-2 hour slots), or bake cakes before hand, please let Liz know ( Further details have gone out at training.

Many of you will be there for all or part of the day supporting your children, please try and also spare some time to help the club. Many thanks!


Wenlock cross country

This Sunday  – November 5 – is the third of the SYAL cross country league, our home event at Wenlock.

We are unfortunately still looking for volunteers, to set up, marshal and help with catering. Please contact Ian if you can help.

Obviously we want a good turnout of Wenlock athletes. If you only run in one race all season – this should be it!

The race times and course can be found below

2017 Wenlock XC General Plan v1

Wenlock XC Help Wanted

Sunday, November 5th is our cross-country event.

If you are available to help with the setting up and/or running of the cross-country event on Sunday Nov 5th, please, e-mail

We need help with:
Course marking in the morning from 9.00 – 11.30 No skill required and guidance given – just a warm coat and possibly a waterproof! We need to mark out the route with posts and tape.

Marshalling on the course to guide the athletes in the right direction.12.30 – 3.00. We need a lot of marshals in particular!

Clearing up. As we are using the hill, field and railway cutting we must ensure everything is  cleared away.3.00 – 4.00

Catering We also need help with catering from 11.30 -3.15 in the pavilion. Please contact Liz at

We need as many volunteers as possible to make the event go smoothly. Many thanks!


We rely on a small group of dedicated volunteers to coach, officiate and run all aspects of the club.

Administration: We currently have people looking after kit sales, membership and catering, but really need people to take on other administration roles, or participate in an informal ‘standing committee’ to run the club. We are also looking for someone to increase our online presence and communication.

Officials: All athletics competitions depend on a significant number of officials, from trained time keepers, to people prepared to rake sandpits. If clubs don’t provide sufficient officials, they are penalised points and their athletes suffer; equally if times are not recorded properly they will not count towards official PBs. We always need volunteers, and if you want to get more involved we can offer access to training.

Coaching: We can’t expand our membership without increasing our number of coaches. If you are interested in coaching we can offer access to courses and support from our existing dedicated team.

Team managment: It is really important that teams are organised, both before competitions, and on the day, to ensure that we have enough athletes, and that they are in the right place at the right time. We currently have a very good e mail system for inviting athletes to compete, but we are always looking for parents/ guardians to look after teams.

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Ian (


Wenlock Olympians Athletics Club which is based at the Leisure Centre in Much Wenlock.  Club training takes place on Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. The club accepts members from age 9 upwards and a waiting list is in place for under 9s. If you are interested in joining please contact the membership secretary – Vicki Jones at  For all other enquiries contact Ian Dadswell at Tel: 01952 882848