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
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
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!
There are loads of questions that I have been asked whilst I've been at marshalling, and the look on the person's face when I answer them is often startling. It left me wondering, why do people think there are so many different factors that could stop you from marshalling? Mind over Matter The first … Continue reading What Makes a Marshal?
With the 2017 season just around the corner, it's just three days away in fact, it's important that all the marshals get themselves trained ready for the new season, whether it's to make sure they're up to date with the latest rules or just to refresh themselves. So what makes the training days not only … Continue reading Ladies and Gentlemen….Start Your Engines.
I've finally made it through my countdown and at the number one slot, and you're probably scratching your head as to what could feature as the Race of Remembrance was in at number 2. I will admit it was hard to put that in second place, but the one that sits on the top of … Continue reading Marshalling Moments #1 -It’s Electrifying