Sun, Sea, Sand and the Occasional Crash!

So why, when I get up for work at half seven, was my alarm ringing at 4:30 on Saturday morning? Why do I get up at these times when I could be having a lie in? I’m sure I have a screw loose. This weekend, however, answered these questions for me. It was an amazing … Continue reading Sun, Sea, Sand and the Occasional Crash!

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!

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, … Continue reading We Got Ourselves a Convoy!

Swapping the Orange for a Race Suit

After an overall fourth place finish last time out, it was the general goal to grab a podium this weekend. With a seemingly bombproof car beneath me, and the support of my fellow marshals lining the track, I was confident of reaching the higher end of the field once again. Blazing sunshine and temperatures in the … Continue reading Swapping the Orange for a Race Suit

A Trip Across the Border

As a marshal who has only ever marshalled at Oulton Park, I leapt at the chance to marshal at the Super Touring Car Festival at Knockhill on 3rd and 4th June 2017. Racing would come from the Super Touring Cars, Legends, Minis, Formula Fords, and Fiestas to name a few. With 24 races over the … Continue reading A Trip Across the Border

Welcome to the Green Hell

The last week of May saw me take a huge leap into the unknown. After almost nine years on the bank in the UK, I was about to marshal abroad for the first time. Not only that but at the most iconic and fearsome circuit in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and for a 24 … Continue reading Welcome to the Green Hell

ON YOUR MARKS!

As a Startline marshal, the first thing I do when I get up in the morning is to check the weather forecast. Far from it being merely the pre-occupation of most marshals in terms of deciding how many layers of clothes they might need to put on underneath the overalls, for the Startline marshal, there … Continue reading ON YOUR MARKS!