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The Borders Run
Sun 1st Sep 2013
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 11
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The Borders Run

Sunday 1st September 2013

We had a good start to the run, all 11 cars appeared on time at Peebles, where the Borders autumn had arrived to greet us. It was cloudy, windy and a wee bit chilly but thankfully dry. I was going to name the wimps who started the run with hoods up but it would take too long!


Via Cardrona and Traquair we realised once again that cyclists and Volvos are breeding like rabbits, before we re-grouped at The Gordon Arms where we picked up two motorbikes  who joined us for the next few miles! A few more hoods came down.

We enjoyed a good run through Ettrickbridge and Selkirk and passed Sir Walter Scott's home at Abbotsford before a 30mph drive through Tweedbank  and on through Gattonside en route to Scott's View. Just before Scott's view we passed one of the best examples of  parallel parking I have ever seen in my life. A nice wee silver Corsa parked parallel to the road but unfortunately wedged between two trees!


I think we all enjoyed the stop at Scott's view despite the lack of toilet facilities!
As it was still a bit windy and cool, we were all looking forward to our lentil soup at the Carters Rest.
Leaving Scott's view we had a good run around Kelso to Maxton where we turned off towards Jedburgh and after a few miles and round a corner suddenly a huge phallic symbol appeared, which is the Waterloo Monument on Peniel Heugh. I loved Abba!

Once again we enjoyed a great lunch at The Carters, and the raffle was as usual marred by intertable rivalry and calls of fix!

After lunch and with a rise in temperature, all hoods were down for a cross country run to Carfraemill.
We left Jedburgh heading for the Roman road (Dere Street) towards Morebattle, passing Hoselaw Nature reserve. After travelling along No man's land (the border)  we left Coldstream heading for Westruther along some of the best roads in the Borders to Carfraemill where Susan summed it up for most when she said I didn't want it to end!

It was good to meet Les and Joanna, and I hope they enjoyed their day.

Report by: Gordon

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2nd Sep 2013 09:29 :: Ali & Drew
Thanks Gordon & Moira for a great run yesterday in the borders. Roof down for the whole trip (apart from last bit back home - co pilot wimped out!!) Lunch was great and it was good to meet up with friends old and new.

2nd Sep 2013 17:39 :: Jim and Maria
Thanks to Moira and Gordon for organising another great day out in the Borders.Good to meet new and old friends.

2nd Sep 2013 19:26 :: Jo and Les
Thanks to everyone for making us so welcome on our first run.
Look forward to meeting up with you in October.

2nd Sep 2013 21:04 :: watty97
Big thanks to Moira & Gordon for another great day in the borders. lovely roads and good lunch venue.

2nd Sep 2013 21:24 :: Susan
Thanks again Moira & Gordon for a fabulous run. Some amazing roads :-)

2nd Sep 2013 22:19 :: Robert craig
Thanks Moira and Gordon for a great day. 
See you all soon
Robert and lesley

3rd Sep 2013 10:46 :: Gordon & Moira
Many thanks for your comments and for making the run easy to lead.The rivalry at the raffle was of course "intertable"
Thanks to Ali and Drew for a great photo of our car and as always to Ian for his IT help.

3rd Sep 2013 11:00 :: Ian
Hi Gordon

"intertable" Report now fixed and put back to what you originally sent me:-)

5th Sep 2013 20:41 :: Margaret & David
Thanks to Moira & Gordon, well organised run on great roads in the Borders.  Good to meet up with everyone again.

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