Yes, I meant the steward.
During the FM 'practice' at Hidden Valley on the Friday prior, the police were in attendance and giving instruction on how to use the radar gun. We were to use the Falcon model, which allows for a wider view of the approaching vehicle, but needs to be operated at a relatively close range to be effective.
It was proposed that we give the new laser equipped radar gun a go, but this proved to be too heavy to use by just one person over any length of time, had a longer viewing range, but needed to read the number plate to be able to get an accurate read. Even then, the trained operator had problems focussing on the 'read' zone, so there was no chance in hell that I was going to do so for a much longer period. Besides, it was too late in the week to organise a mounting attachment to make life easier.
So, with that, I had to position myself, and my off-sider, at a position that was within the radar guns operating capabilities, ensuring that we were also safely positioned in the case of an accident. My worst-case scenario was a vehicle motoring through at 200+kph, destroying a motor/gearbox, dumping oil over the tyres, and spearing off in to the wilderness, right where we happened to be set-up.
No point in getting upset about it now, but as I said, at no stage did anyone in authority approach us re: our location. If he was so concerned about us, I'm sure he would have done something about it.