February already!?

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So January is over and didn’t that go fast?  Or was that just me as work was crazy busy and I didn’t even know what day of the week it was most of the time.  Hopefully things will calm down a bit – can’t get any worse – right?  

Our regional volunteering coordinators are in the process of updating the database with dates for 2021.  There’s already been some changes so we held off launching until now.  However there’s likely possible changes to come and is therefore still provisional.  

It is as yet unclear what Government restrictions we will be running under when we do start – numbers per post / event to be confirmed etc.  So please bear this in mind when you volunteer.  And obviously we will keep you updated as and when we know ourselves.  What worked last year maybe how we start this year but all subject to change.

Here’s hoping we get a British Grand Prix again this year but as yet we don’t know if it will be behind closed doors again.  Your applications have been reviewed in the last month (a little later than normal process) so those who are successful will hear in due course.

Also as a reminder if you have volunteered direct to the organising club please ONLY volunteer through our database as “Insurance only”.  Remember our insurance covers you from home to event as long as you volunteer through our database – so it is always worth ticking the box to ensure you are covered.

For rally events Jon Cordery is again keeping the calendar up to date (https://www.brmc.org.uk/images/pdfs/Calender/Rally_Dates_in_2021_Combined_Update_3_250121.pdf) and please follow the BRMC Facebook page for updates (https://www.facebook.com/groups/109840512523716/?ref=share) – thanks Jon!

BRMC are working on multiple training events covering the modules outlined in the PRC on various dates in the coming months. These are being prepared now following the survey we carried out over Christmas and New Year. This was conducted to ensure we provide the training required. We aim to make the sessions around 45 minutes to an hour long and each session available on more than one date.  As soon as final details are available, it will be put on to the training page of our website (https://www.brmc.org.uk/training)

Our regions are also planning training days for race / speed marshals but many of these will not be face-to-face.  Zoom is probably the way we will go and regional updates will be forthcoming – we hope to enable some National training sessions so that you don’t just need to attend your local event if other dates are more suitable.

Our 50% renewal offer came to an end in January – you can still renew but it will now be at the full rate.  Thank you to all of you who continue your membership with us.

Looking forward we have our first Marshals Advisory Group and Race Committee meetings this month to make sure marshals are kept at the top of Motorsport UK agenda.

If there’s any topics or issues that you would like me to raise to Motorsport UK or address in a future blog please do not hesitate to get in touch by replying to this MailChimp.