Over 190 new and seasoned marshals attended the training day on Sunday 17th March.
With less than a month to go to Howards Day on Easter Monday 22nd April, it was time to gather the troops for the yearly marshal training day. The training day has now gained legendary status within the community and has become the place for seasoned marshals to hone their skills or those completely new to marshalling to get a feel of what to expect.
With the weather holding out, it didn’t take long for everyone to get out on the circuit and start getting involved. With five rooms of classroom training and three outdoor activities, it was a varied and exciting day. From basic first aid, rescue techniques and familiarisation with fire extinguishers the day ran like clockwork.
Chief Marshal Richard Beard commented, "The training day here at Combe has always been popular but we were blown away with the largest attendance of almost 200 volunteers! I am delighted that we had 50 people brand new to marshalling brought into the sport and the feedback was fantastic."
Also on the day there was representation from The British Motorsport Training Trust as well as Motorsport UK in the form of Andrew Bisping, Regional Development Officer for Go-Motorsport. Andrew commented, getting out and meeting those involved with the sport is always fantastic and Combe are a real testament to attracting new volunteers.
Head of Sales and Marketing at the Circuit Tom Davis was on hand in the morning handing out well deserved goody bags to everyone. He commented, "I am always blown away by the amount of people and to think that they are all volunteers is amazing. The circuit simply wouldn’t operate on race days if wasn’t for the orange army and we are proud to have such a great team."
Richard Beard would like to thank the whole of the training team and all of those in the club who helped make the day such a success. Richard commented, a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes and this day makes it really worthwhile. Anyone who missed the training day can contact Richard to attend a taster day at a race meeting.
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For further information visit the Racing Club's dedicated website: http://www.ccracingclub.co.uk/marshalling/