I took another opportunity to volunteer at a race this past weekend and it was yet another great experience. I never would have guessed when I became a Pacers Ambassador that the volunteering I would do, would be more exciting then actually racing sometimes. This week I got to work alongside the Pacers Race Director, Kathy Dalby, and help solve some problems that came up and then work the finish line area.
When I got to the race I was thrown right into a problem with some of the data coming up wrong in the computer, luckily I am pretty good with excel and was able to fix the problem in no time - saving all of us A LOT of time. After working with some data and adding runners into the spreadsheet I was sent to the start/finish line to work the clocks. The hardest part of my job was working a keyboard type thing that had me put in the bib numbers and the time that people crossed the finish line. The hardest part was that my vision isn't exactly 20/20 at all times so I was just praying that I read most of the bib numbers right that I typed in. I don't think I messed anything up, but I'll know next time I go to volunteer based on where I'm sent!
Next week I will be running the race if everything with my sisters flight coming in goes according to plan. If I get there early enough maybe I'll be able to volunteer again.
Here's a picture of me working at the line...unbeknown to me