Under Starters Orders

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 [...]

Back Into the Swing of Things

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Weekend Away at WEC

Easter weekend normally sees me in one of two locations; on a rugby pitch or at Oulton Park for the British GT's! This year, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and headed to Silverstone for the World Endurance Championship's six hour race. As I was only able to travel down to the circuit on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Memorable Members’ Meeting

The historic circuit of Goodwood hosted the 75th Members Meeting at the weekend. These meetings started back in 1948 when the 9th Duke of Richmond opened the circuit and held the first in a series of meetings for members of the British Automobile Racing Club. They halted in July 1966, but were revived in 2014 [...]