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Hi all, i'm pretty new to the karting world, i've been karting in the past a few times and always enjoyed it. Last one was an iron man challenge which I really liked.

Anyway, i'm 38, had a hip replaced last year which has ended my Judo hobby so i've been trying to find something that still has a competitive aspect, and a social side. My local track is Ellough, and I see they run open leagues which i'm planning on entering. Just wondered if anyone on here does their leagues? i'd always be up for a pint post race/post me losing badly

anyway, hi all
 
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Welcome! Sorry for the late reply.

Well in terms of health, give it a go and see. I'm 31 and have ankylosing spondylitis, effects my back, hips, general energy etc etc. But for whatever reason Karting seems to agree with the condition, which I am very thankful and lucky for. You'll find in the kart your fitted very snug into the seat. However getting in and out could be a bit of an issue with your hip.

Go and have some fun and give it a go!
 
i'm not so bad getting up and down. It's more a case if i'm forced to go down haha (as I was in judo) that makes the getting up alot harder.
 
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i'm not so bad getting up and down. It's more a case if i'm forced to go down haha (as I was in judo) that makes the getting up alot harder.

Yeah understandable! My Mum has had many hips done in the past, so I can relate in a way.

Rental karts is for sure a good place to start. Then move up to owner driver stuff if you want to. I would say a good helmet, gloves, boots, suit and a rib protect is a must. Rib protector helps me massively!
 
I've got a lesson booked for the 13th and hoping to start the open grand prix session on the 26th.

they run that once a month so I can get a couple in before the end of the year then start afresh in january with the new championship.

My immediate aim is to get onto the "pro grand prix" then I'll feel like i'm making progress.

From there, I'm not sure really. I might go owner driver but in all reality something like club 100 is probably a better choice as I can just show up without worrying about the kart.

Long term I'm aiming to be a karting dad. My lad is coming up to 4, so he's too young as yet but i'd like to get to a point that once he's old enough to do it, I'll have been round the block enough to give him good support. It would be great if we could both do it together (of course in different categories) But I don't know how practical that is.
 
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Welcome to the club buddy, I started out pretty much like yourself, doing hire kart championships then turning my hand at owner driver, good luck to you Buddy 😁
 
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Welcome to the club buddy, I started out pretty much like yourself, doing hire kart championships then turning my hand at owner driver, good luck to you Buddy 😁

cheers mate.

yeah I think something like club 100 would be a nice target if things go well, and at least they have 1 round at Ellough so I can give it a go and see how it feels.

with the owner side of things, I think i'd wait till my lad can get involved.

Do they run different ages on the same day? i.e. is it feasible for him to be running in bambino and me to run senior? different karts obviously. Just wondered if long term this is something we can both do or in reality is it going to be a case of when he starts I'll probably stop. Which is fine, just wondered.
 
So yes on a race day you will both be racing (or practicing etc) but I’ve found a friend of mine struggled to run a bambino and himself so gave it up to focus on his lad. Now if money is no option then getting in with a team can help with the spannering to relieve some tension from yourself
 
see the Father in Law is an ex helicopter engineer, used to kart with his dad when he was younger so he's well up for the idea of being pit crew lol.

But that being said, he works bloody slow, might not be the best choice over getting involved in a team.

Both doing it would be fun, but yes, perhaps a step too far. Have to see what happens.
 
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Hi all, i'm pretty new to the karting world, i've been karting in the past a few times and always enjoyed it. Last one was an iron man challenge which I really liked.

Anyway, i'm 38, had a hip replaced last year which has ended my Judo hobby so i've been trying to find something that still has a competitive aspect, and a social side. My local track is Ellough, and I see they run open leagues which i'm planning on entering. Just wondered if anyone on here does their leagues? i'd always be up for a pint post race/post me losing badly

anyway, hi all
53 years young and bought my first kart this year.
Best move I've made ..rental karts are good but as an owner driver you can custom fit the kart to suit your needs and abilities
 
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