Volunteers needed - Beacon circuit races, Stourport, 9 May

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Volunteers needed - Beacon circuit races, Stourport, 9 May

Post by laurence_cooley » 02 May 2017 15:19

Sorry to add yet another call for volunteers, but I'm organising a round of the Stourport Summer Series of circuit races at Stourport next Tuesday (9 May) and could do with some additional helpers. I already have a few people who are likely to be racing some rounds of the series signed up, and Pete is doing the first aid, but I could do with some extra marshals.

The first race is at 19:00 and the last starts at 20:20, so we should be all done shortly after 21:00. If you're able to help, please do post here or send me a message.

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Post by gmac » 02 May 2017 15:45

Put down for the signing on Laurence.

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Post by jdtate101 » 02 May 2017 16:03

Put me down as a maybe. I should be able to make it, work permitting (assuming they don't send me to London or up north that day)

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Post by laurence_cooley » 03 May 2017 10:10

Thanks both. James, if you could let me know as soon as you know either way, that would be great. It doesn't matter if you can't make the start, as Gavin is marshalling the first couple of races and then wants to race the last, so we could do with someone taking over from him.

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Post by Gareth » 03 May 2017 17:52

Hi Laurence,

I should​ be able to help out next Tuesday.

I should be able to make the first race, but it depends a bit on my wife getting back from work on time so I can have the car.

If you've got loads of marshalls already let me know and I'll probably race, if I make it. (though if you are short I will probably race Tudor Grange the following evening instead so don't worry about asking for the help).

Hope that makes some sort of sense!

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Post by David Cole » 03 May 2017 20:32

I can Help on Tuesday Laurence
What time do you want me there?

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Post by laurence_cooley » 03 May 2017 20:47

Thanks Dave. I'd say about 18:30, if you can make it for then.

Gareth, perhaps you could do the 4th-cat and then take over from Gavin for the 2/3/4, which is last, so that he can race in that?

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Post by Gareth » 03 May 2017 21:07

Sounds like a plan. I'll race if I make it in time and if not just take over from Gavin.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 05 May 2017 11:11

Thanks to everyone who's volunteered. I've checked the circuit risk assessment and we need four marshals plus the first aider. Here's who I've got down to help so far:

Marshals: Dave Cole, James, Gavin/Gareth, Stuart White
First aider: Pete
Organiser: Me
Sign-on: Gary

So that's just about enough people, but it would be good to have a couple more in case anyone can't make it on the night. It's also useful to have someone to run start sheets up from the sign-on desk to start line, and someone to get teas and coffees and perhaps be a back-up finish-line judge.

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Post by keith » 05 May 2017 18:44

Im happy to help

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Post by laurence_cooley » 07 May 2017 16:15

Thanks Keith - much appreciated.

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Post by StuartWhite » 08 May 2017 09:32

I'll be leaving from Fort Dunlop around 5:30pm if that's of any help to anybody needing a lift.
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Post by laurence_cooley » 08 May 2017 22:47

Martin has also volunteered to help out, so I think we're all good to go. See you at Stourport. I'll be there before 6 to meet the commissaire, but if others can aim to arrive at 6:30 then that would be great.

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Post by laurence_cooley » 09 May 2017 23:02

Big thanks to Gary, Pete, Martin, Keith, Stuart, Dave Cole, Gavin, Gareth Powley, plus Dave Hughes and Barry (surprise appearances) for helping out tonight. It was a largely incident-free evening, apart from a minor crash in the first race and the fact that the commissaire was unaware that laps out for mechanicals are no longer allowed in circuit races. He told the riders that they could have laps out for genuine mechanicals, and Sod's law, the only rider who took advantage of this went on to win the 2/3/4 race. Several other riders complained and the rider who had taken the lap out, who was only 17, agreed that the win should go to the next rider to have finished - which I thought was pretty grown-up of him, so I gave both the official winner and him prize money. It's not our job to enforce the rules, although I should have corrected the commissaire when I heard him telling he riders, but everyone seemed to leave happy enough in the end.

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Post by GavPass » 09 May 2017 23:31

Thought tonight went well and the most civilised looking 4th cat race I've seen (Dave may correct me).

Shame that the commisaire hadn't read the rule book as everyone else in the sport seems to know about the change. Understandably it caused some upset, but kudos to the kid for saying he was happy to be DQ'd and well handled at the end!

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Post by keith » 10 May 2017 06:16

Agreed but he was going that well that plenty of wins will follow .
Really nice night for it. if a little cold at the end

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Post by laurence_cooley » 10 May 2017 09:03

keith wrote:Agreed but he was going that well that plenty of wins will follow .
That's what I told him at the end - just turn up next week and do it again without the mechanical - but apparently his GCSEs start next week. :roll:

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