Out With the Old, In With the New!

There are many thinks that change within marshalling, some take a bit of time like updates to a race track, we see race series come and go, but none seem to be more emotional that letting go of old overalls and purchasing new ones. We grow attached to our overalls as they become very personal [...]

The Marshalling Essentials (Vol. 2)

  In last weeks blog I spoke about the essentials you need to pack before you get to the race track. This blog will look at the argument between bag and box, gloves and their serious importance, whether a scanner is good or bad and a few more things you may not have thought of! [...]

The Marshalling Essentials (Vol. 1)

Marshalling is all about preparation, you can do all the training in the world but, if you aren't ready for a day on the bank you are really going to struggle. Never has a day been more challenging. In more ways than one you are going to be tested; whether that be from the elements, [...]

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 [...]

What Makes a Marshal?

There are loads of questions that I have been asked whilst I've been at marshalling, and the look on the person's face when I answer them is often startling. It left me wondering, why do people think there are so many different factors that could stop you from marshalling? Mind over Matter   The first [...]

The Marshalling Journey – Trainee to Track.

As a lifelong Motorsport fan, I wanted to give something back, so in 2013 I did a Marshals ‘taster day’ at Silverstone. The day included a tour of the circuit, some flagging practice and had visits to race control and the medical centre. Unprecedented behind the scenes access. The afternoon was spent on post and [...]