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Offline Mark Gregg

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Observing update..
« on: August 27, 2019, 08:57:05 pm »
Frustrating news from Derbyshire. With a greatly increased entry come opportunities, !!!the most significant of which is a frustrating shortage of marshals / observers especially through the night.  We have two hill starts neat Ashbourne  in class R as yet unmanned at 01:50 and a second at 02:30 both will be complete in an hour and just need two folk each to run. We ve two tests Ethier side of the Hollinsclough tea break as well that can't run for the sake of two people at each at 09:15 and 10;00 they should take about 2.5 hours each to run. If you can help contact me via this forum contact David Malin davidmalin26@gmail.com  or clerk of course Mark Gregg 07784798710 for more info. 

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 06:32:42 am »
We re also short at the breakfast halt at the Duke of York Mr Buxton we need two marshals to run the time control ( indoors) between 5 am and 10am

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Re: Observing update..
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 11:24:51 am »
as of 11am friday 19/9

We are at a critical point in gathering our observers together, with a significant increase in competitors this year, we have seen a fall in the number of volunteers to the point where difficult decisions are scheduled for the middle of next week. We cannot run sections with levels of marshals that cannot ensure the safety of the public, volunteers or competitors. Sections at night are particularly difficult to find support fo,r although even roles based at the pub have proved impossible to cover. The following is the bare minimum that we require volunteers for before Tuesday so that we dont have to take those decisions which will impact ALL competitors.

Saturday morning 02.30  5 miles north of Carsington Water nr Ashbourne. super hill start for class R on loose gravel on tarmac base, possibly the stiffest class R hill start 1 person to assist the single volunteer duration an hour

Saturday morning 09.15 near Hollinsclough 5 miles south of Buxton, all tarmac observed test on a private driveway for classes r and O duration approx. 2.5 hours 2 people minimum no volunteers at present

Saturday morning  10.00 near Hollinsclough 5 miles south of Buxton super steep hill start for classes R and O. duration 2.5 hours, 2 people minimum no volunteers at present

Saturday morning 05.00am Duke of York Pomeroy, breakfast halt time control, from the comfort of the breakfast marquee 2 people required to man the in and out time control duration 5 hours no volunteers at present

Saturday morning  08.00am Duke of York Pomeroy breakfast halt car park marshal to support derbyshire class entrants in the car park who ll be starting at 9.30am duration 2 hours no volunteer at present

Saturday morning 08.00 Duke of York Pomeroy breakfast halt 2 people to sign the derbyshire class entrants in and issue numbers control cards etc. duration 2 hours no volunteers at present

Saturday morning 10.17 Hob Hay section to observe/push on the deviation 2 people required duration 5 hours no volunteers at present

all offers of help gladly received, please share the information widely, last week a number of non members and newbies filled some of the gaps. We 've had  a couple of non members from leek who have never been to a trial before, read a facebook post, and  who are now finishing a shift at work at 3.30am and driving over to observe.

the number to contact is 07784798710 or totalshell@aol.com

Offline Myke Pocock

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Re: Observing update..
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2019, 07:29:34 pm »
I have copied your request Mark to a group up here called the Dirty Fingernails group, an informal group of car nuts. Hope you may get some interest.

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Re: Observing update..
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 06:29:42 pm »
the main focus of our search is now hob hay section particularly the new deviation for classes A B 7 8 this is a toughie and we expect plenty of action and pushing and shoving.. so all you big strong girls and boys especially prop forwards step forward. thats Saturday morning 10.15 roll call for about 5 hours. great views high on the moors about 3km west of warslow, immediately above Upper Elkstone.

then the deal breaker thats a real challenge and needs folk to ake a real sacrifice and spend the morning at the pub. specifically the Duke of York Pomeroy between 5 am an about 10.30am clocking competitors in and out of their breakfast. a seated role under cover next to the bacon butty serving hatch 2 folk needed

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Re: Observing update..
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 09:25:27 am »
the two lots of support in the post above are now becoming a more urgent issue. Especially the crew to man the time control at the Duke of York from 5am to 10am.

The control at breakfast is central to the trial ensuring that we can understand who had made it through the night and who we might have lost and need to account for.It also guarantees that all competitors get a break and the chance of warm food and shelter and that the trial regroups and restarts at a time and place we can control.

equally without the control we cannot start the daylight derbyshire class at all and those motorcyclists i know are wanting a good days sport in the Peak district.

There is always a solution to every issue but we dont have to spend time finding one so please if you can spare us your Saturday morning

mark 07784798710 or totalshell@aol.com