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Old 5 Jul 2022, 19:34 (Ref:4118362)   #1
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Returning to marshaling

Hi all,

I’ve been out of orange for 7 years, and looking to come back to the bank.

I obviously need to attend a training day but will I have to register as a trainee again?

Thanks
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Old 12 Jul 2022, 17:33 (Ref:4119295)   #2
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I too was away for a number of years, due to ill health. Having been an Examining Post Chief I hoped, with a training day to return. But no, according to Motorsport UK I could return but as a trainee again. Decided to stay an armchair supporter. Hope this helps.
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Old 16 Jul 2022, 17:30 (Ref:4119677)   #3
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I too was away for a number of years, due to ill health. Having been an Examining Post Chief I hoped, with a training day to return. But no, according to Motorsport UK I could return but as a trainee again. Decided to stay an armchair supporter. Hope this helps.
Sad to read this Chris, happy memories of learning from you in my early days
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Old 19 Jul 2022, 21:18 (Ref:4119910)   #4
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Sad to read this Chris, happy memories of learning from you in my early days
Thanks Dave. Good to hear from you.
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Old 30 Jul 2022, 19:22 (Ref:4121033)   #5
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I had been looking at returning to the bank after 20 years away, but looking at the hoops to jump through with Motorsport UK I have decided not to bother.

I have never wanted to be a flag marshal but it seems to even become a track marshal I need to do at least 2 days flagging, plus two assessments and 4 training modules.
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Old 2 Aug 2022, 18:43 (Ref:4121583)   #6
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I had been looking at returning to the bank after 20 years away, but looking at the hoops to jump through with Motorsport UK I have decided not to bother.

I have never wanted to be a flag marshal but it seems to even become a track marshal I need to do at least 2 days flagging, plus two assessments and 4 training modules.
Hi Mark, you'd be surprised at flagging. It can be an enjoyable discipline. If you can read a race, ie remember the first 5/6 cars, when it comes to blues it is easy. Give it a go. If not, and you wish to stay on the bank as a track marshal, then you can say you've tried it.
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Old 3 Aug 2022, 19:46 (Ref:4121716)   #7
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Sadly, I'm rapidly losing enthusiasm for motor racing, so I think I shall be hanging up my (new and unworn) probans any day now.
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Sadly, I'm rapidly losing enthusiasm for motor racing, so I think I shall be hanging up my (new and unworn) probans any day now.
Felt the same way myself 4 years ago, so after 18yrs on bank I decided to take a break and spend sometime spectating. Initially was just having a year out enjoyed the free time and freedom to come and go as I please and haven't had the urge to return.
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Old 17 Sep 2022, 17:05 (Ref:4126335)   #9
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This is my 36th and last season, My Wife Elaine and I are moving over to Northern Ireland in retirement and it feels like a good time to say thank you and good night, might carry on Stewarding if MSUK will have me.
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Old 17 Sep 2022, 20:57 (Ref:4126358)   #10
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This is my 36th and last season, My Wife Elaine and I are moving over to Northern Ireland in retirement and it feels like a good time to say thank you and good night, might carry on Stewarding if MSUK will have me.
You and Elaine will both be missed. All that experience and knowledge.
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Thanks Chris.
I think after 36 years it's time to say thank you and goodnight.
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Old 19 Sep 2022, 09:43 (Ref:4126478)   #12
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This is my 36th and last season, My Wife Elaine and I are moving over to Northern Ireland in retirement and it feels like a good time to say thank you and good night, might carry on Stewarding if MSUK will have me.
You will be missed but I hope you both enjoy retirement.
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Old 9 Aug 2022, 14:43 (Ref:4122333)   #14
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Don't confuse jumping through MSUK grading hoops with marshalling. Volunteer for the meetings you want and, provided they are not one of the "important" or very over-subscribed ones, you will be welcome. By all means make sure the organising club's chief marshal knows of your situation. Having said that, things have changed and a training day will help make sure you are up-to-date.

I can assure you that many meetings are BADLY under supplied with marshals.
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We down in the colonies have what is called "Recognised Prior Learning" which should count for something when it comes down to the training requirement hoops to jump through to get back to a minimum grading.

Obviously one who has left should not expect to immediately go back to where they were on the grading ladder straight away.
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