70 days away from what I call my marshalling home and if I am honest I thought I wouldn’t have missed it as much as I did. However, rolling through the gates and over Warwick Bridge (Bailey Bridge if you are of an older generation) a feeling built up in me as if it was the first time I’d ever been to a racetrack.
Cars circulating as though they were on rails and little drama occurring made the first hour and a half of marshalling on Saturday very dull and dreary. As soon as the first Fun Cup race of the weekend started that summary of the day completely changed. It was on lap three of the race when … Continue reading Boring, Slow and Nothing to do…. Yeah right!
Whilst thinking about what to talk about in this blog, one of the most terrifying and gut-churning thoughts crossed my mind, and wiped the smile clean off my face. Without making it too dramatic, the reason that my mood had change was because I'd realised that November was drawing to a close meaning I had … Continue reading A Farewell to a Fantastic 2017
Last Saturday saw the Fun Cup roll into Oulton Park for their annual four hour race in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. Having done the split six-hour race last year in Anglesey, where they run three hours in the afternoon before continuing the other half of the race after nightfall, I decided to give … Continue reading A Fun Day with the BRSCC
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.
Now, I know in the last blog I mentioned that I would have been going up to Blackpool and marshalling a rally however, university studies cropped up and of course you do have to focus on which is more important. One of the simple joys of marshalling; it is totally flexible around you, no one … Continue reading A Celebratory Weekend with Friends
As the legendary 'Don Hall' once said "They're observers, not Post Chiefs, as they are looking what else is happening, including what is going on, on the track". Whilst this is very much up for debate by lots of people in marshalling, but with the quote and the clue from last weeks blog, you can guess that … Continue reading #4 – An Observation into the Unknown
It's said that every good story, every good film and every good act must come to an end. So as the sun set over Anglesey Circuit, I can safely say that the same can be said about a year of marshalling. The BRSCC Winter Meeting brought an end to my time on the bank for … Continue reading BRSCC – Winter Meeting a Season Finale
When myself, Steve Land and Mark Noble were asked to write about the Rescue Unit to give people an idea of what it is and what we do, we first thought of how the two are inexorably linked as Rescue does not work or happen without Marshals or Marshalling. Why is this not #alifeinorange? It … Continue reading A Life in Red – A day with the Rescue Unit