Our Helpers…

You all know the effort it takes to finish a race, but to get you round the course we need a lot of volunteer helpers – here are just a few of those people…

Our Marshals are a friendly bunch of volunteers, who will point you in the right direction and always with a smile. Please give them a smile back as you pass.

We need roughly 50 to man the course and our Chief Marshal is always busy finding volunteers to help out. The Blackmore Vale Lions have been our main source, but we also need to call on the help of Doddler, friends and family.

Water Stations – We have 6 water (plus one hidden extra) and 3 sponge stations (and maybe a hose or 2, depending on the weather).

We want you to enjoy the race and not get dehydrated. You don't need to take a drink at every station but you can feel confident to know that if you miss one there will be another just around the corner!

One of our water stations (The White Horse in Hinton St Mary), has been maned by Pete Cowley, family and friends for 22 years. His family have been in the plumbing business for over 100 years - so they know a bit about water! bramley

Plus, if you have run the race before you would have noticed an element of fun at the stations? we never know what they are going to do until the day – I hope you will enjoy what they do this year.

It is great to have people out there cheering on the runners and we really appreciate the support of the residents of Sturminster Newton and the surrounding villages.

bramleyWe also appreciate them putting up with our signs and for also picking up any cups and sponges that the runners throw into their gardens. If you can, please throw somewhere so we can see where they go please!




Thank you to our Vounteer Timing/Results Team who always come out and support the race and make sure we have the correct results for you.



The Refreshment Team – A brilliant team, they provide refreshments, put up tents and generally help out where needed. Please support them, they are raising money for the High School Walking Club.


Thank you to all our photographers. If you take any photos of the race that you think we could use, please let us know.





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