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 [...]

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;ย "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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Out With the Old, In With the New!

There are many thinks that change within marshalling, some take a bit of time like updates to a race track, we see race series come and go, but none seem to be more emotional that letting go of old overalls and purchasing new ones. We grow attached to our overalls as they become very personal [...]

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 [...]