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Marshalling numbers positive for 2008 TT Races

Author: IOM DTL
Posted on: Monday, Apr 14 2008

The Isle of Man TT Marshals Association today announced that over 360 people had already returned marshal registration forms for TT2008 after the forms were sent out last week.

Bill Carden, Chairman IOMTTMA, commented: “These figures are in line with previous year’s numbers at the same time of year so contrary to the ill-informed doom merchants, people are still showing their interest in marshalling. However we can always do with more so if anyone fancies joining the ‘Orange Army’ they should get in touch.”

A record number of people have gone through Incident Management Courses (IMC) this year; the courses are now available in many parts of the UK and here on the Island. Bill Carden commented: “The courses are proving really popular and we’ve just added our first course in Scotland due to popular demand.”

The TTMA have worked closely with the Isle of Man Constabulary to establish operational guidelines for marshals working on the Isle of Man. Superintendent Carolyn Kinrade commented: “Marshals will have clearly defined responsibilities and a recorded check list to make sure that everything required has been completed. We believe that this will make it easier for the marshals to carry out the role required.”

Adrian Earnshaw MHK, Chairman, TT Organising Committee commented: “The TT Marshals are the lifeblood of the races and without them it wouldn’t take place. I’d like to personally thank them for their hard work throughout the year I’ve already sent my form in for Brandish Corner.”

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