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10K Baggage Handlers in fine form!

A dozen intrepid volunteers braved the Knavesmire cold wind (yes, really!) on Sunday 6 August to run the “left luggage” storage area for those taking part in the Jane Tomlinson “Run for All” charity event. The club has supported this for many years now; it’s always exciting to receive some 4000 pieces of luggage, and even more satisfying to be able to return them to the correct participants!

The morning is always a curious mixture of having very little to do, then having a great deal to do, then a pause while the Run takes place, then a very busy slightly nerve-wracking time as the runners return in the hope and expectation of reclaiming their possessions. I’m pleased to report that on this occasion nothing was lost or misplaced and all contestants appeared to go away happy, with lots of thanks and appreciation of our efforts.

This all works, of course, only because of excellent teamwork, and I’m really grateful to the team for a) getting up early on a Sunday morning b) working so efficiently and effectively and c) keeping cheerful! Thanks everyone – now the Kids’ Triathlon marshalling (done by the time you read this) and the York Marathon Baggage Handling in October. With the donations given to the club in acknowledgement of our support at the three events, we hope to be able again to contribute around £1000 to the Club Charity Fund.

Well done, team!

Mike Hay

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