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Author Topic: The 'Maybug Medal'  (Read 425 times)

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The 'Maybug Medal'
« on: 13 August 2020, 05:23:08 pm »
At Tuesday's Stretton meet Geoff suggested that we include a sprint trial; an individual timed lap from a standing start. This was very well received and a lot of fun. Tuesday's results should however, be considered as a practice session rather than an inaugural event ....  due to the fact that it descended into a shambles pretty quickly. Future events will be better briefed.
The proposal is therefore, that at future meetings we should include the 'Maybug Medal' as part of the day's activities; a timed individual sprint tailored to suit the venue and the occasion. Geoff has kindly agreed to manufacture a suitable trophy, therefore ensuring the victor their fifteen minutes of fame.

For those who are interested (and for what its worth!) Tuesday's results are as follows (minutes and seconds)

Bill Alexander           00.55.84
Jim Tanner               00.56.30
Marek Nahajski         00.57.14
Chris Slade               00.57.77
Graham Hill               01.00.01
Adrian Gosling           01.02.31

Many thanks to Anton for the accuracy of the timekeeping ?? Congratulations to Bill, it was a lot of fun.

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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #1 on: 13 August 2020, 06:43:12 pm »
There was nothing wrong with the briefing, just the participants couldn't understand very simple instructions. The Tippee Timekeeper and the flag man understood from the very beginning.


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #2 on: 13 August 2020, 07:12:25 pm »
Oh look Chris, Marek is ahead of you...just like he was when you were trying to do your timed lap!   Oops!  Perhaps we should include a record of how many random cars each driver had to pass on their timed lap!?   I promise to marshal the end of the pit lane next time.   Mea Culpa!


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #3 on: 14 August 2020, 06:56:20 am »
Maybe end of pit lane on the main track would be a place for start finish then it could be marshalled and timed by one or two, and you can see Oak tree hairpin from there too. That way Stefan could have a go too :)


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #4 on: 14 August 2020, 07:08:39 am »
I really enjoyed the maybug medal part of the day. I hope we can have lots of other fun and chaotic games at future club events. Maybe get a score board going with points like the supremely informative and technically perfect tv programme "Top Gear "


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #5 on: 14 August 2020, 09:58:43 am »
Thanks to everyone else for getting in each others way, my lap was beautifully clear  ;D ;D ;D
The Maybug Medal was indeed great fun, and hilarious...
only not always for the right reason.

For instance I would dispute the briefing having nothing wrong with it for two reasons...

1. When some of the competitors started to query what they had been told, the persons giving the briefing headed off regardless.
2. A raised arms crossed signal was used without ever having explained to anyone what this signal means.

Conclusion if there is room for ambiguity then confusion will be guaranteed!


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #6 on: 16 August 2020, 08:46:11 am »
I think there is lots of potential for this and can’t wait to see how we do this in the future


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Re: The 'Maybug Medal'
« Reply #7 on: 16 August 2020, 10:14:38 am »
I think if the actual start finish for the standing start lap were beside the exit from the track, as opposed to any real start line, and a "controller/starter/flag thingy" then that person  with a full set of flags, could release the next person to go out and go round the track to their start after the hot lap was finished, then the issues which arose would be covered. Then there will be new ones  to deal with. ;D