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The Borders Run
Sun 18th Sep 2016
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 17
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The Borders Run

Sunday 18th September 2016

On a cloudy but dry day, 17 cars left Musselburgh with tops down. Despite the best efforts of the Musselburgh half marathon and 4 way traffic lights at road works, we all made it onto the B6355 heading for Duns.

Apart from the many Sunday cyclists we encountered, we had a good run through some of the lovely villages of East Lothian and into the Borders. One moment of concern was when we were passing through the attractive village of Gifford and came across what seemed to be a local vigilante videoing speeding motorists! The lead car slowed to a respectful 20mph before realising that it was a club member! We then had a great run down to the Scottish Borders and past the Whiteadder reservoir.

At the first potential disaster area where we expected to lose a few on a difficult right turn at Cornhill, we did very well to keep together on the road to the toilet stop at Yetholm where, once again, Gordon won the old man's race.


From Yetholm it was through the village of Morebattle to Crailinghall and Oxnam towards Towford where we enjoyed some great open roads. As road closures at Hownam ruled out a run through the “car wash” at Towford, we took another great MX5 road to join the A68 north of Carter Bar on our way to an excellent meal at the Carters Rest in Jedburgh. The raffle raised £90 for CHAS and Combat Stress.

After lunch, we surprisingly made it all together up the Castlegate and over the Dunion towards  Denholm where we took some great back roads to Melrose, where the threatened diversion  was absent.

It was then on past Sir Walter Scott's home at Abbotsford and across the A7 where we came across what we now know were people leaving a sheep dog trial. We carried on through the Yair Valley over good open roads to rejoin the A7 via Clovenfords and onwards to Stow where we took the B6362 to the end of the run in the hills just above Lauder.

The end of the run

It was  good to see some new and prospective members on the run and, hopefully, they all enjoyed their day.
Finally many thanks to Ian Ness for all his help with Tom Tom and the web page.

Report by: Gordon & Moira

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Your Comments
18th Sep 2016 18:05 :: Jacqueline & Ian
What a brilliant run we had today. Great border roads, food and best of all company. Many thanks to Moira and Gordon for all the hard work they put in organising it for us all to enjoy.

18th Sep 2016 18:26 :: Karine and Hugh
Great run on Borders roads today, big thankyou  to Moira and Gordon for organising.

18th Sep 2016 18:45 :: Drew & Ali
Thanks everyone for a lovely day. Hope the newbies enjoyed their first run, Gail feels better after cutting run short through car sickness (Grant - you will have to drive more considerately in future!) and specialthanks to Gordon and Moira for organisation.

18th Sep 2016 18:53 :: Belinda & George
Thanks to everyone for a great day out, especially the organisers. Cheers

18th Sep 2016 19:06 :: alan
Thanks to Moira And Gordon for a brilliant day. Great roads and excellent lunch and the weather was great,

18th Sep 2016 19:11 :: Jim Ford
A great day out with superb roads, company and lunch. Thanks to Moira and Gordon for organising another Borders run.

18th Sep 2016 19:40 :: Moira & Gordon
You left Jed at the right time.It's raining!
Thanks to you all for coming,and to Ali and Jim for keeping us in contact throughout the run.Ian Ness' s input as always was invaluable.
We hope Gail is feeling better.

18th Sep 2016 20:26 :: Marcia
many thanks to Gordon & Moira for all their hard work organising the run today. Thanks also to Dave for letting me join him on the run.

18th Sep 2016 21:41 :: Ian wi nae Fiona
What a grand day.  Thanks Moira and Gordon for organising and everyone who made me feel so welcome after not being on a run for so long.  It was great to see everyone again and meet new peeps as well. 

18th Sep 2016 21:42 :: Alastair Davidson
Could the photo's locations be identified somehow?

19th Sep 2016 07:53 :: Wattie97
Well done Moira and Gordon a fab day out on some super borders roads. Great company as usual and a most enjoyable lunch.
A good haul of cash for our charities as well. Thanks to everyone for that.
Roll on the October weekend (better get quiz ready) ,
Wattie and Janet.

19th Sep 2016 15:38 :: Jon Morris
Hello - local vigilante here - actually a long time member of the club - didn't you see my Arizona at the side of the road? I will post up my video somewhere soon. Hope you had a great day... cheers Jon.

19th Sep 2016 20:21 :: Carol & Evan
Many thanks to Moira & Gordon for organising another great Borders run, and excellent lunch. Looking forward to the October W.E.

21st Sep 2016 20:33 :: Stewart
Add my thanks to Moira and Gordon for a great day out on unfamiliar Borders roads.

25th Sep 2016 14:42 :: George & Chris
Great run.  I always love the Borders roads and scenery.

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