As we enter the ‘meat’ of the rally there are an ever increasing number of timed sections, time controls and passage controls to add to the competition. These start out with quite achievable times and, as we will discover, get harder. Most of the time we will turn up at the start or finish of the timed sections on our own but occasionally there is a queue – one that is much more relaxed at the start of the section than at the finish when a time card has to be stamped and signed by the marshall.