Another problem cropped up in that the next section was subdivided. We had the markers but weren't sure if it was low numbers first or high ones. It was off to another section to find somebody who could give us the answer. While Pam was getting answers I took some pictures of the crumbling industrial heritage of the area.
By the time we had the correct course set out with the help of Bernie and his team, it was too late to go for lunch so we settled down to wait for the competitors. We were the only marshals so we worked out how to handle it. Pam did the start and I did the restart which was in sight of the finish marker. This unfortunately left an unobserved part of the course and we just had to trust the honesty of the competitors. Another problem was communication. We had no radios and couldn't see each other. Pam didn't know if the section was clear so had to hold the competitors a short time to hopefully avoid them having to stop mid section.
I got the video camera set up in a fairly sheltered spot and the game was on.
That's the story of our first time in charge of sections and we really enjoyed it. If we made you happy, please let us know. If we mucked it up, tell that guy over there....the one with the bobble hat....yes, that's him running away down the track.
If you want any pictures, full size, by email, just let me know which one and I'll sort it for you.