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The Glen Clova Run
Sun 9th Oct 2011
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 12
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The Glen Clova Run

Sunday 9th October 2011

Where has the year gone? It only seems like yesterday that we were all out enjoying the first run of the year (Maggie’s Run) and here we are on the last Central Scotland run of the year and also my last run as Area Co-ordinator. The weather looked pretty grim as we drove up to the start point at Kinross in the rain. Carol and Evan’s car was the only MX-5 in the car park when Jacqueline and I pulled in; they were pleased to see us as they had thought the run had been cancelled due to the weather. A little bit of rain doesn't put us off, we’re tougher than that and sure enough the cars all started to arrive. Ali & Drew, Chris, Susan & David and last but definitely not least Sue & Gordon

The start point at Kinross

With all the tops up, our six cars headed off on the winding roads through Milnathort, Glenfarg, and Bridge of Earn before slipping onto the M90 then A90 to Glendoick garden centre. Here we were joined by Allie, Jen & Tom (and little Jake, looking very smart with his latest hair cut), Alex and Colin our Tayside friends, in another four cars. As the weather had now improved and the sun was shining, the tops were lowered. We enjoyed a few moments chatting together while we waited for one of our members (who had gone into the garden centre for a handbag) to appear with what must be the most expensive fried egg roll in the world (an eye watering £3.95). Still, I’m sure it was delicious and less expensive than a handbag.

Continuing on the run, we wound our way past Kilspindie, Kinnaird, Abernyte and on to Newtyle where we were joined by Dot and Ian from Tayside taking the car count up to 11.

The next part of the run saw us driving past Glamis Castle and through Kirriemuir and up into Glen Clova. Driving up the glen the rain clouds gathered and it looked like our drive in the sunshine could be coming to an end. Pressing on through the drizzle we finally arrived at the Glen Clova Hotel just as the sun once again came out to find yet another Tayside member’s red Mk3.5 parked at the door. Now, we were twelve cars. Some reversed perilously close to some rather large boulders in the car park, thankfully without actually touching any. Thirsty and hungry we all headed to the hotel for sustenance.


At the Glen Clova Hotel

Following a hearty lunch and the usual banter we headed back down the glen to Kirriemuir then onto the Glen Isla road. Onwards through Blairgowrie and the brilliant A923 to Dunkeld where a few members were welcomed by the friendly smiling face of the municipal toilet attendant, ‘that’ll be 30 pence each she growled’. The run finally ended at the Glover Arms in Perth, where we all said our goodbyes. The end of another great year of Central Scotland runs made even more enjoyable by sharing it with our friends from the Tayside area.

Report by: Ian Ness


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9th Oct 2011 15:31 :: Tom and Jen
Many thanks to Ian and Jackie for this run out today.The weather was kind to us all and allowed us to have our hoods The six Taysider cars who joined central region had a fantastic day out.Once again many thanks.

9th Oct 2011 17:27 :: Colin(alf)
A nice wee run out for us Taysiders, Thanks to the Central folke for leting us join in once again !

9th Oct 2011 17:29 :: Ali & Drew
Ah - last run of season and did it with roof down. Time for final wash and tuck away for winter (the 5 that is - not the wife). Thanks Ian and Jacqueline for a good day.

9th Oct 2011 17:43 :: Allie
Another fantastic run, thank you for your company, just wish it was the first of the season instead of the last !!! loking forward to meeting everyone again next year.

9th Oct 2011 18:49 :: tom
Hi,dont know about you lot but it is not my last run yet !!

9th Oct 2011 19:35 :: allie
hey Tom, is that a promise, i,d better put off changing into my winter wheels then.

9th Oct 2011 19:45 :: Alex
Thanks again Ian for an ace day out. Top down all the way is always good. Would agree with Tom though, hopefully it\'s not our last outing for the year. SO Tom, where and when.......?

9th Oct 2011 20:17 :: TOM
Well Alecif you looked at the event page you will see that i have posted a run at the end of the month !!!
  R U coming ?????? ha ha !!

9th Oct 2011 21:57 :: Chris K
Many thanks for another cracking run out today. Good MX5 roads and great company as always.

14th Oct 2011 18:27 :: Evan & Carol
Another fantastic topless  run. many thanks to Ian & Jacquelinne for organising the run. The car performed well with its new lowered suspension , with many thanks going to Marshall who kindly fitted the new shorter springs for me.

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