So why, when I get up for work at half seven, was my alarm ringing at 4:30 on Saturday morning? Why do I get up at these times when I could be having a lie in? I’m sure I have a screw loose. This weekend, however, answered these questions for me. It was an amazing … Continue reading Sun, Sea, Sand and the Occasional Crash!
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
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; "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 … Continue reading Can You Do It on a Cold, Wet Weekend in Anglesey?
May Bank Holiday over the past few years has become a regular event for me, and that's the Ty Croes Sprint. Once again organised by friends, I was asked to be part of a three man team to help with the running of startline. You're probably wondering what the difference is between a Sprint and … Continue reading Under Starters Orders
Easter weekend may have been my first weekend back in orange, but it was last weekend that I felt like I was finally back into the swing of things at the circuit. I wasn't originally down to marshal last weekend, as rugby normally dictates my schedule until the rugby season has finished at the end … Continue reading Back Into the Swing of Things
First of all, Happy New Year! The countdown to the 2017 season is firmly under way and it will be upon us in no time, so I guess it's time to get writing again after a few weeks off. So whilst we wait for the season, here is another countdown. It's number two on my … Continue reading Marshalling Moment #2 – A Race to Remember
In last week's blog, "An observation into the Unknown", I mentioned how some challenges are a leap into the deep end, something that you can't really prepare for, all you can do is practice to try and make yourself perfect at the task at hand. This week's blog is about something equally as difficult, as there are … Continue reading #3 – Twice Around the Clock
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