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 [...]

We Got Ourselves a Convoy!

After discovering Donington Park’s “Convoy in the Park” meeting purely by accident, I decided it would be a great experience to marshal it and to expand my knowledge of marshalling to dealing with these beats. As well as the trucks, there would also be a very strong support package featuring Legends, Formula Fords, Mighty Minis, [...]

First Time for the F1!

Formula 1 is seen by many as the pinnacle of motorsport, so when I first started Marshalling and had conversations with other marshals, F1 became a personal goal. To get to Marshal at the British Grand Prix isn't easy, to even apply, yes apply, you need to be a minimum grade of Green Badge (Track [...]