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Pub Night and Mini Run Kilsyth
Thu 7th Jul 2016
organised by Central Scotland

Car Count : 8
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July Pub Meet and Mini Run

The Boathouse,
Auchinstarry Marina,
G65 9SG

Thursday 7th July 2016

Click here for a short video of the start of the run

The Boathouse at Auchinstarry Marina, Kilsyth was the venue for our second pub night and mini run of the summer. Fifteen hungry diners arrived on time and although we did not have our usual room at the far end of the restaurant, we were all comfortably seated near the bar. However there was not much evidence of alcohol being bought (even Carol had to be prompted to finish her glass of wine after the meal).

The usual catch up chat ensued while we finished our meal and, as 8:30 crept up, I was prompted by my better half that we should get a move on, pay the bill and make a start on the driving bit of the evening. I looked out over the marina and the odd spot of rain was starting to dapple the water.
Undaunted we went to the cars and got everyone sorted. Ian and Jacqueline were not driving as he had just had eye surgery and Raymond was on his way home after working away from home, so eight cars left the marina, roofs down, for a short run up  the Tak-Ma-Doon road towards Carron valley. If we had stopped at the view point near the top we would have had a fine view of Lanarkshire and West Lothian but I kept going. Also the learner driver in the civic coming the other way must have felt a bit worried by eight cars moving swiftly past him.

On past Carron Valley reservoir and then onto the Crow Road to Lennoxtown on road surfaces varying from good to a bit lumpy. However there was not much traffic and allowed a brisk pace to be achieved on great windy MX-5 roads. We continued back to Kilsyth Boathouse where we had a final chinwag before heading for home. Midges also made a move more urgent.

Everyone commented on how good the mini run was and I can agree. A lovely meal and drive.
See you all at another run soon.

Report by: Drew

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Your Comments
7th Jul 2016 23:26 :: Jacqueline and Ian
Enjoyable pub night, great to catch up with everyone again. Pity we couldn't join you on the run, hope you all enjoyed it.

8th Jul 2016 10:25 :: drew & Ali
Another good pub night and mini run. Thanks everyone. Report added and also mini video of start by our resident club film director.

8th Jul 2016 19:50 :: Ian and Irene
Great night, thanks to everyone.

8th Jul 2016 20:21 :: Jim Ford
An enjoyable meal and run, weather just managed to behave itself

8th Jul 2016 21:28 :: Raymond.
A nice detour to my usual run home and nice to see everyone.

11th Jul 2016 20:09 :: Carol & Evan
Great pub night & mini run.

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