Going For Gold!

If you are after a blog on Super Saturday, sadly you're over three years too late and I am of course on about the loud, proud and beautiful, Gold Cup at Oulton Park, that takes place across the August Bank Holiday weekend. The Gold Cup is a rare occasion in the North West, in which [...]

Mini Mayhem!

On a Saturday of ever changing weather and plenty of Mini's, Oulton Park was the scene for my latest weekend marshalling. Being spurred on by the previous week's disappointment of only collecting debris off the track, I was hoping for an incident. It didn't take long either. A red flag in the first race at [...]

CarFest 2017 – Part 2 – Fancy Dress and the Sunset

Saturday and Sunday is much to the likeness of Friday, the racing is not the focal point of the day. There aren't many race meetings you know that have a 2.5km and 5km Fun Run before proceedings began! As we were on post it was only right to encourage everyone along and give out high [...]

CarFest 2017 – Part 1 – Buckets and the Astronauts

The title of this blog is not a new band that is breaking onto the scene, it is in fact about the first day and a half of marshalling CarFest North. This is the first time that I've ever had to break an event down into two blogs purely because of the amount of things [...]

We Got Ourselves a Convoy!

After discovering Donington Park’s “Convoy in the Park” meeting purely by accident, I decided it would be a great experience to marshal it and to expand my knowledge of marshalling to dealing with these beats. As well as the trucks, there would also be a very strong support package featuring Legends, Formula Fords, Mighty Minis, [...]

First Time for the F1!

Formula 1 is seen by many as the pinnacle of motorsport, so when I first started Marshalling and had conversations with other marshals, F1 became a personal goal. To get to Marshal at the British Grand Prix isn't easy, to even apply, yes apply, you need to be a minimum grade of Green Badge (Track [...]

The Marshalling Essentials (Vol. 2)

  In last weeks blog I spoke about the essentials you need to pack before you get to the race track. This blog will look at the argument between bag and box, gloves and their serious importance, whether a scanner is good or bad and a few more things you may not have thought of! [...]