Marshals – and other help
Marshals for hill climbs
For hill climbs (and for some other events), we really do need as many volunteers as possible. If you’ve never marshalled before it’s fairly simple. We have nine posts, from Post 9 at the top of the hill to Post 1 at the bottom. In the event of an incident, the nearest post radios “Red Flag and post number”, all post below hold/wave red flags to stop the next car from reaching the incident. All posts above and beyond the incident don’t put out flags. Hill control will ask the nature of the incident and if you need assistance, Medic, Recovery or extra bodies to push or sweep. It’s pretty much as simple as that. There is radio silence unless something happens, except for posts 3 and 7 which “clear” the cars as they go past so that Hill Control can understand what’s going on and line up the next cars.
We would like to have two marshals at every post, ideally, three at the bottom hairpin, though this seldom happens. There’s a free lunch and £10 petrol money. So, roll up for a couple of days of every kind of weather and a chance to see some people taking some very strange lines through the corners. For people new to motor sport, it’s an ideal introduction and the opportunity to see the action up close. If you want to know more get in touch with Iain Paterson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Help to set up the track
We also need help to set up for events and to pack up when the event is over. This work involves cutting grass, putting up temporary fencing, arranging the paddock and more so if you are feeling energetic and fancy a day out in the fresh air, please come and help. At the moment we rely on a small band of regulars but they are getting on a bit and we need some fresh faces and strong arms. Remember that all the events at Forrestburn rely on volunteers to prepare the track and marshal. Without them, these events simply wouldn’t happen.
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