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In my experience, Marshals attend an event because they want to be there because they enjoy motorsport, not because they get paid. Part of that enjoyment should include being made to feel welcome and valued both by the organisers and competitors. Motorsport is a hobby, and hobbies cost money.

just a few comments from rally people that i was chating to a rally recently

Something else to bear in mind, is that all Course Car crews should make a point of being polite and thanking marshals for their efforts. I have heard stories of course car crews shouting at marshals, which I personally think is unacceptable. We are all there to help the event run smoothly, and most people don't get paid for it.

Perhaps it is time that marshals united to create a Symbol that can be displayed in the Regs of an event to show that they are Marshal friendly, if events can't recognise the value of Marshals then perhaps they don't deserve any...!

These sort of things are out there, and as mentioned in a couple of posts not always wanted, so clubs need to think of different ways of thanking the Marshals / Radio Op's in other ways, after all Safety / Recovery Crews always get something back.(Hopefully not too controvertial).

At the end of the day we all venture out in all weather all over the country for the love of Rallying and I will continue to do so, with or without rewards.

One thing I have seen and liked was a pack that had information in it like a map of the course contact details of those involved a full competitors list so people could see who and what was out there and also a sticker and a keyring just some ideas.


I think the main thing that marshals want is not money or keyrings or monetary goods, but the feeling that they are appreciated. I think we need to keep marshals in the information loop with full entry lists, stage information, timing information and such like..

Marshals need to have their voices heard; they deserve recognition and support. If not, they will eventually lose heart, and motorsport will lose out all the way.
 

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I disagree with the idea of monetary recognition of marshals, with the possible exception of a token fuel allowence...perhaps a €10-15 fuel voucher which would be useable on a nationwide basis.

The idea of pack & momentos is not a bad one & can be financed by sponsoring companies.
 

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The wee pack thing is a great idea. Also I marshalled on a few local stage events this year and had no idea how the event was going. It would be nice if some of the officials could hand you a print out every few stages when they come past just to let you know how things are going.

[Edited on 2-11-2005 by GKnight]
 

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If the stage is being run twice shuffle the marshalls about between runs then they wont get bored watching the same spot :idea::idea::idea:
 

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What about this Marshalls day in Mondello? Might go for a look myself never been, but it sounds like a good start for drivers to say thanks
 

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Originally posted by MAD ARAB
If the stage is being run twice shuffle the marshalls about between runs then they wont get bored watching the same spot :idea::idea::idea:
Thats a bloody good idea, if it could be accomodated time wise- a change of view would be nice, and if you get a better spot next time it spreads it fair
 

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I have marshalled quite a few times for different clubs all marshalls should be suppllied with a stun gun so if any toe rag gives u any sh.t give him a good zap :p:p:p
 
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