A Trip Across the Border

As a marshal who has only ever marshalled at Oulton Park, I leapt at the chance to marshal at the Super Touring Car Festival at Knockhill on 3rd and 4th June 2017. Racing would come from the Super Touring Cars, Legends, Minis, Formula Fords, and Fiestas to name a few. With 24 races over the [...]

Welcome to the Green Hell

The last week of May saw me take a huge leap into the unknown. After almost nine years on the bank in the UK, I was about to marshal abroad for the first time. Not only that but at the most iconic and fearsome circuit in the world, the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and for a 24 [...]

Going into the Learning Curve

Before you start reading I want you to ask yourself these two question: Have you learnt anything new at marshalling this year? Why should the orange army visit the track I call home? Even though I've not been around marshalling for long, seven years to be precise, I've found that you are always on a [...]

Why Do We Go Back?

I was asked possibly the hardest question ever the other day when I was asked; "What sets Motorsport apart from other sports for me?" I dismissed the question at first because I thought it was unanswerable. Then giving it a little bit more thought I realised the question went a little bit deeper. I wasn't [...]

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 [...]

Don Hall – The Golden Marshal

The 2016 Gold Cup didn’t just mark 50 years of the event, it also turned into a special celebration for one of our very own marshals. Just a few days before the event Don Hall celebrated his 90th Birthday, which makes him possibly the oldest marshal in the world,   and showed his passion and [...]

A Life in Red – A day with the Rescue Unit

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 [...]