Startline, Smiles and Sombreros

Bank holiday weekend was upon us and another chance to pull on my orange overalls and get out marshalling. It wasn’t a normal race weekend, instead I was volunteering at a sprint which is simply the competitor going one on one with the clock with no one else to beat other than yourself. It was … Continue reading Startline, Smiles and Sombreros

Boring, Slow and Nothing to do…. Yeah right!

Cars circulating as though they were on rails and little drama occurring made the first hour and a half of marshalling on Saturday very dull and dreary. As soon as the first Fun Cup race of the weekend started that summary of the day completely changed. It was on lap three of the race when … Continue reading Boring, Slow and Nothing to do…. Yeah right!

Why Do I Do This?

As I sat at my desk in work I thought to myself, “Why do I do this?” Not the blog, that’s an easy question to answer but why marshalling? Everything really does point at it being something that isn’t enjoyable; the long days, standing out in the elements, it’s voluntary? Yet, it is the exact … Continue reading Why Do I Do This?

From Oulton Park in the snow to Albert Park in the Sun!

A big trip deserves a big blog, so sit back and enjoy this one! They say a week is a long time in politics, but it can also be true for motorsport marshals! After braving the snow and -2 temperatures of Oulton Park for the season opener, Sarah and I were heading down under for … Continue reading From Oulton Park in the snow to Albert Park in the Sun!

An Easter Weekend with the British GTs

Easter Weekend, Oulton Park and the British GT and F3 Championship rolled in and promised to be a huge event. It didn’t disappoint; Flick Haigh became the first female driver to take and outright pole position and race win in the British GT Championship and the #33 Lamborghini Hurican of Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen … Continue reading An Easter Weekend with the British GTs

Cold but, Gold!

After a long off season, it was time to get out the orange overalls, the boots, the waterproofs and to dig out the notepad to get ready for the new season of marshalling. With plans to continue blogging over the winter sadly gone to tatters, I thought I better pick up the writing and pray … Continue reading Cold but, Gold!

A Farewell to a Fantastic 2017

Whilst thinking about what to talk about in this blog, one of the most terrifying and gut-churning thoughts crossed my mind, and wiped the smile clean off my face. Without making it too dramatic, the reason that my mood had change was because I'd realised that November was drawing to a close meaning I had … Continue reading A Farewell to a Fantastic 2017