Things to do before the event
- Check clothes:
- Overalls aren’t mandatory although they will protect you from fire and keep clothes underneath clean.
- Shoes/boots – should not be trainers but stout boots, steel toecaps optional.
- All clothes worn should be of natural fibres (cotton, wool) i.e. jeans, long sleeve shirts, woollen socks in case of fire. Avoid red clothes as drivers could mistake you for a red flag.
- Pack a bag, which should include:
- Tickets – to get in!! You should have been sent some in the post prior to the event.
- Waterproofs – jacket & trousers (any colour but red).
- Packed lunch/flask/water – never know if or when a lunch break will be taken.
- Gloves – welder’s gauntlets are best for general marshalling, £5 or so from welder’s shops or available at Prescott.
- Caps – handy for keeping sun & rain out of eyes.
- Sunglasses if you need them in bright conditions.
- Woolly hat – keep your head warm if necessary.
- Sun Cream of a high factor – just in case we get a sunny day and you are in the sun all day.
- Black bin bag – put your normal bag in it to keep it fairly waterproof it if rains.
- Spare clothes – in case it is colder than you thought – always better to have more layers than necessary.
- Check sign on location/time. (Details should be on the letter with your tickets).
- If for any reason you are unable to attend even at the last minute let the Chief Marshal know.
On the day
- Allow plenty of time to travel to the venue in time to sign on with the Chief Marshal.
- Have tickets handy in the car for getting in.
- If you are unsure where to park or what to do ASK any marshal (usually in orange), we all had a first day once and they will be happy to help.
- Listen to the briefings given by the Chief Marshal and your Post Chief.
- ENJOY YOURSELF!!
- Ask questions at any time.
After the event
- If you have any comments good or bad please let the Chief Marshal know, we are always looking for ways to improve marshalling at Prescott.