Okay, it doesn't have quite the same sense of summer joy as "going to Barbados" but far more fun, from my sideways point of view.
A few months ago, in response to a forum post, I volunteered my services as marshall/helper/general dogsbody for the West Highland Way race in June. Although I'd had a response from the "Lord of the Bridge" I wasn't sure if it was going to be accepted (not surprisingly there are plenty of "repeat" marshalls who all have their favourite locations and duties) so I didn't know where, or even if, I might be helping.
Then today, I receive a text "I have a vacancy for a marshall at kll....".
I can do that....
Now, where can I buy a midgie net......?