Apr 13 2012 by Lizzie Smith, Kilmarnock Standard
LINDSAY McMahon and Mark Smith are working as club promoters for the Kilmarnock Harriers.
The pair have the job of encouraging more people in the wider community to get involved with athletics.
Young and old are being invited to join the Kilmarnock Harriers be it for fun, as a competitor or as a volunteer.
Lindsay, 40, has been a Kilmarnock Harrier for 30 years.
She said: “The club caters for all ages and levels of ability. Everyone is welcome.
“It does make it easier running with other people. It is a great way to make friends and go to competitions.”
Lindsay and Mark are currently seeking new volunteers to assist coaches and to help with the general administration of the growing club.
Sprints coach Mark, 29, said: “We are expecting a big influx of new members, kids and adults, to the club with the opening of the new facility this summer.
“We need to have volunteers in place to assist by then.”
Lindsay added: “Training and support will be given to volunteers and there will be an opportunity to gain coaching qualifications.”
Mark and Lindsay are sharing a part-time post set up by Club Together a partnership project between the Kilmarnock Harriers, Scottishathletics and East Ayrshire Council.
The project is also part of the Club Legacy 2014 to develop athletics nationally.
The Kilmarnock Harriers were quick off the mark as the first athletics club in Scotland to have their club promoters in place.
Anyone wanting to volunteer with the Kilmarnock Harriers or to find out more about the club, can contact Lindsay on 07983 330967 or email mcmahon469@ talktalk.net or call Mark on 07901 106083 or email marksmith email@example.com