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London Marathon 2012; Request for Helpers 

This year's Virgin London Marathon is on SUNDAY 22nd APRIL and we need your help to make it a success. I'm sure it's going to be another record year for entries and the elite field is looking as good as ever.

For those that have not helped before you'd be most welcome, as would any friends or relatives you can cajole into helping but don't be under any illusions it'll be an easy day. Helpers need to be on site between 9 and 9:30 and you most probably won't get away until 4 to 4:30pm. We need 140 volunteers to cover the five crossing points in the last 2 miles of the course at Waterloo Bridge, Parliament Square, Birdcage Walk, St James and Spur Rd. All the team leaders are very experienced, as are many of the stalwart helpers that return year in year out, so don't worry if you're new to helping, they'll be plenty of advice. At this stage I need:

  • name
  • address
  • e-mail
  • phone contact (preferably a mobile)

If you have a preferred location please specify as we can usually accommodate most requests. In return you'll get the best view on the day, a T-shirt, helpers medal and will be helping to secure a donation to BAAC Club funds, not to mention the 20 guaranteed entries the club receive each year. Talking of which, if you've helped at London, it goes a long way to pushing you up the list for a guaranteed place the following year if you're unsuccessful through the ballot.

I'll only have kit for 140 volunteers so get in early to bag your space.

If you and your friends/ relatives can help, please e-mail me at, it would be great to have you on board.


Simon Turton

Quality Business Partner

Engineering Quality Assurance



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