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Xmas Run
Sun 7th Dec 2008
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 8
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We awoke to a white and frosty morning. “I’ll go and scrape the windows” volunteered Paul armed only with a Travel Inn key fob. I would have gone after him to tell him my scraper was in the boot but breakfast had just arrived and he seemed to be doing ok.

Before long we were joined by Glen, on his first run with the club, then Linda, Kenny, Andrew, Andy, Joyce, David and Colin. After a couple of photos we were ready to set off through the mill trail villages of Menstrie, Alva and Dollar which funnily enough attracted children, adults and passing vehicles pointing, waving and tooting at us. It’s strange how a red coat and white beard has an effect on people at this time of year.

Glendevon and Gleneagles are always nice drives however the frost had turned them into a winter wonderland in the bright morning sunshine making them spectacular.

Avoiding the A9 as much as possible we took the local road round the back of the Gleneagles hotel and soon we were at Baxter’s for a warming bowl of soup.

Although the run had finished another plan was forming, when someone said “the Sheriff Muir road would be interesting if it had not been gritted”. What is it about MX5 drivers that make us relish a challenge? Interesting and a lot of fun it certainly was.

Many thanks to everyone who took part and Nikky, Tracy, Paul and Tony for their company the whole weekend and to Colin for being at the tail end.

Rob and Margaret

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7th Dec 2008 15:37 :: nkkidoll
great run great roads great company thanks to the organisers and santa

7th Dec 2008 17:12 :: David I
As Nikki said, another great day.  Thanks to Rod & Margaret for leading us through the snow, Colin for his tail-gunner role and everyone who took part.

7th Dec 2008 19:44 :: David I
Oops - just spotted a typo in my comment, Rod? Who he? Sorry, Rob!

7th Dec 2008 19:45 :: Colin
Thanks R&M for making sure it all came together. Hoods down all day - spot on !

8th Dec 2008 10:22 :: linda
Great day - thanks to Rob & Margaret,for leading the way & Colin , for staying behind me- ("O no he isn't")- well it is panto season)!!!!

8th Dec 2008 11:21 :: Rob and Margaret
Many thanks to all who took part and to Colin for being tail end.
We enjoyed the weekend and everyone's company.

Please see the forum events for a wee report

8th Dec 2008 13:04 :: Si
Report copied from forum and pasted above.

8th Dec 2008 15:59 :: Rob and Margaret
Thanks Si

9th Dec 2008 11:13 :: tony (ynot)
hi to everyone just to say i had a great from start to finish and tracy enjoyed her first ever run andthenk you rob and margeret

9th Dec 2008 11:21 :: tony (ynot)
tracy cant wait for the next run (i think she is getting the mx5 bug )c u all @the meeting

19th Dec 2008 15:26 :: tony(ynot)
hi sorry i did\\\\\\\'nt make the pub meet work commitments.and sorry to andy for soiling his car on the christmas run

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