I’ve helped at a fair few Goodwood Stages over the years, and am used to the event being in February and wearing lots of layers, Dickies and once it even snowed! With the pandemic and lockdowns having impacted events, a sunny day at Goodwood was a pleasant surprise both for setup on the Friday and the event itself on Saturday.
For this event I was a Competitor Liaison Officer (CLO), alongside Ian Collings. Goodwood has strict noise limits and planning conditions so aside from dealing with queries from competitors, the CLO role can involve handing out noise tickets/warnings to competitors who have triggered Goodwood’s noise monitoring systems.
There were a few of these to hand out during the day, and I did a little marshalling too, but all in all a good day out and rather different to the winter rallies I’m used to!