Marshal Journey: Track to Experienced

Following last year’s blog by Andrew Garrett on what it takes for a marshal to get from the Trainee grade to the Track grade, or White to Green as it is more commonly known, and since having recently upgraded myself in the marshalling world, I have decided to focus on what it takes to get … Continue reading Marshal Journey: Track to Experienced

When it’s not Motorsport, It’s Motorsport!

The title may be a confusing one, but you’ll have to bear with me, as every marshal knows that when they aren’t at the track they sometimes struggle for things to do to keep them occupied. It’s hard to really think that there was once a time before marshalling and that we used to occupy … Continue reading When it’s not Motorsport, It’s Motorsport!

The Master of the Blue Flag.

To many, flagging is an art, to some it is uncharted territory, for the few it is the only marshalling way of life, but for all of us it is something that we should do at one point or another. Certain flags can be classed as an exact science, as there is the correct time … Continue reading The Master of the Blue Flag.

Life’s a Beach! Where’s the Track?

In a previous blog, I wrote about how you sometimes need to take a short break away from marshalling and that it helps clear the mind and soul. Then once you've been away for a few weeks, months or even years you realise you miss it. You come back to it, meet up with all … Continue reading Life’s a Beach! Where’s the Track?

Can You Do It on a Cold, Wet Weekend in Anglesey?

As I sit here listening to the sound of the rain hit my window, it got me thinking about two things. The first is the old saying in football; "Can they do it on a cold, wet, Tuesday night in Stoke," and how that can actually be applied to marshalling. You're probably thinking, what the hell … Continue reading Can You Do It on a Cold, Wet Weekend in Anglesey?

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marshalling

Motorsport! Glitz, Glamour, that Rock and Roll lifestyle by the sea, on yachts, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous. Champagne on tap, the most exotic locations at your finger tips. For everyone in Motorsport......even the marshals? After a bit of studying, especially at university for a module, it is clear why marshalling isn't as … Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll Marshalling

The Power of Positivity!

There will be many ups and downs during your days marshalling, some days you're buzzing around with the best hobby in the world, the next you will just think, why am I here? Am I enjoying this? Should I continue? These thoughts normally come when you've had a bad day or something just doesn't feel … Continue reading The Power of Positivity!