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 [...]

Marshalling Moment #2 – A Race to Remember

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 [...]

#3 – Twice Around the Clock

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 [...]

#4 – An Observation into the Unknown

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 [...]

#5 – Startline and the Three Amigos

Whilst the marshalling season is over for me, it's always good to reflect on the year you've had and pick out the best moments from that year. For me there are five moments that stand out in particular. I've only selected my best moments from the times I've been in orange so sadly there will [...]

BRSCC – Winter Meeting a Season Finale

It's said that every good story, every good film and every good act must come to an end. So as the sun set over Anglesey Circuit, I can safely say that the same can be said about a year of marshalling. The BRSCC Winter Meeting brought an end to my time on the bank for [...]

CSCC and Mission Update 4 – A Longer Bike Ride

It was a rare weekend for me, normally when it gets to the middle of Autumn I rarely venture out to marshal due to rugby commitments, but this weekend I decided to pull on my orange overalls and head to Oulton Park for the last car meeting of the year. The meeting seemed to have [...]