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Mumbles of a Motorsport Mum, namely karting!

Of course there are safer hobbies, cheaper hobbies, ones that don’t need such early starts… but James loves it, it really gets him excited and its the one thing that will drag him out of bed in a morning… EARLY in a morning…..

First MSUK Race at Whilton Mill

This weekend was James’s first MSUK race since he completed his ARKS test in December. We are absolutely over the moon after the weekend. James’s performance far surpassed anything we could have hoped for. Friday 21st February – Testing We left the house at 5am! These mornings are really starting to get earlier. I had […]

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Wombwell IKR Round 6

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End of the first week back to school

Sat here in the playground, pondering the week that has been. From tears and tantrums to content and settled once more. This was Lucys first week at school and not without tears. I suspect not because of school but after havkng had the whole summer at home. Something she’s never experienced before due to my […]

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James’s 5th Birthday

Why did we book a karting birthday party? Well, everything we had read suggested James couldn’t start karting till he was about 7 or 8 years old and over 25kg. Dad had even spoken to people at the Autosport show. As it turns out, he had spoken to people that only knew about cadet karting […]

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Kids Karting at Teamsport.

How did we find out about cadet academy? James has tried karting a few times. He’s always wanted to take it up as a hobby, but we thought he had to be 10 years old or so. We once took him to an indoor electric track for his 6th birthday and he loved it. He […]

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Asthma

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Which kids Rib Protector for Karting?

Its a minefield out there, looking for the best kids rib protector! Whilst I didn’t want to spend too much initially in case this was just a phase. Ensuring James was safe and comfortable was paramount. Coming from an equestrian background, I know the benefit of good body protection. I also know how it feels […]

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My sister came karting too!

I did a 48.52 lap time! I have been to TeamSport Leeds like 4 times now, and my lap time is down from over a minute to under 50 seconds! YES! I am slowly getting more confident now. I am now a member and have my own membership card. We are hoping to come every […]

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