Meet The Marshals

The TT Races on the Isle of Man are held every year, and the ‘Orange Army’ of Marshals are the unsung heroes of the event.  All unpaid volunteers, around 500 of them are needed for every practice session or race around the 37.73 mile road course. From first-day newbies 50+ year veterans (yes, really) the event couldn’t run without them. They’re the beating heart of the TT and it’s been fascinating and frequently hilarious to meet and photograph them at their posts. I’ve heard many amazing tales and been plied with gallons of tea and more biscuits and cake that you can shake a stick at. Groups of friends, husbands and wives, dads and daughters, brothers, uncles and grandparents – not to mention a few oddballs – from all walks of life. All human life is here!