We have reduced the size of the world for marshals to visit by our thirst to communicate and share our great memories. Our orange family has grown to proportions that are truly staggering and we have made orange friends across the world now. For this, I am truly grateful for the internet.
You’ve probably heard many drivers in motorsport talk about ‘Life on the Edge’ the perfect balance of exploring the limits of what is possible in a race car versus the outer limit before everything ends in wreckage and ruin.
Last year I wrote part one to a day in the life of a motorsport marshal and it was rather successful, so I decided to follow it up with the rest of the action which sometimes follows from 12 noon to the end of the day.
After seeing a blog about the day in the life of a digital communications officer, I thought it would be an idea to do a blog or two about the day in the life of a Motorsport marshal.
There are moments and experiences in marshalling that don’t come around very often and if you are ever offered or get the chance, you should take it with both hands. The opportunity may never come back again. You’ve got a role with it Back in June when the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) was at … Continue reading A Taste of something new
As the chequered flag falls on a race the crowds erupt into a roar of emotion, whether their driver won or not, it is vocally expressed. Media teams from around the world rush to the podium to get the interviews with the top drivers. The teams celebrate or console, some prepare the champagne others prepare … Continue reading A wall of invisible orange
After just six race meetings of being an Incident Officer I find myself writing about it? Before it goes against me that I’m either too big for my boots or trying to tell more experienced I/Os what to do, I can inform you that this isn’t that. Instead it is about the struggles and changes … Continue reading Finding My Feet
Over the years that I have been marshalling I’ve heard many people, many non-marshals, have a dig at our overalls. Some have called them jump suits, others boiler suits and on one occasion we have had people mistake us for astronauts and ask if we were on a stag do, although it was pointed out … Continue reading That colour doesn’t suit me!
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