Accredited Marshaling Scheme

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JGSI
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Accredited Marshaling Scheme

Postby JGSI » Wed Jul 18, 2012 08:18 am

How is this going..? anyone know?
Interested as apparently 1 lead car in Sundays' race was pulled by the police and given a talking to about over zealous marshaling. race was under TLi rules.

mamba80
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Re: Accredited Marshaling Scheme

Postby mamba80 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:33 am

In the s/w there was talk of it a yr or so back...nothing came of it :(
no-one was interested, everyone wants to race but few racers seem prepared to give anytime to help out (seem to think that races just "appear" by magic) let alone commit months in advance.

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Pross
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Re: Accredited Marshaling Scheme

Postby Pross » Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:12 pm

They do a great job in Wales. There was a bit of an issue a week or so back where the accreditations hadn't come out in time and a race was on the brink of being cancelled (may have even been cancelled) but on the whole it is very good. Most of the NEG bikes really know their business.

hammerite
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Re: Accredited Marshaling Scheme

Postby hammerite » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:59 am

Was talking about this the other day. My understanding is that the scheme has to be recognised by the local police force before it can be used in a county, as the marshal has the power to stop traffic and report anyone who doesn't stop.

The main problem round here are the numbers, there aren't enough accredited marshals. New ones are interested, but due to the cost of the training they want you to commit to marshalling 3 races per year. People want to marshal their own club's race, but not too fussed about helping at other races.


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