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 [...]

Battered, Tattered, Crashed….Completed!

The British Touring Car Championship's annual meeting at Oulton Park took place over the weekend. The event attracts a huge crowd to the Cheshire circuit, and quite rightly so. The premier Motorsport in Britain should provide some exhilarating, fast pace racing. The weekend always brings a lot of promise, sadly that wasn't to be this [...]

A Fun Day with the BRSCC

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 [...]

Easter Monday Marshalling

In my last blog I mentioned that I am normally at Oulton Park for the British GTs, and as the World Endurance Championship finished on Sunday it meant that I had Monday free, so I decided to pull on my overalls and complete another day of marshalling. Still tired from the weekend, I was running [...]

ON YOUR MARKS!

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 [...]

Ladies and Gentlemen….Start Your Engines.

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 [...]