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May 28, 2006 at 12:00 AM
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We hope that all of you who came on the Run liked our bulging run-pack, especially our “Thistle Run for Dummies” guide (thanks to Tom Hunter for the cover and Nick Harland for the design), and all the goodies that were inside (hope the soup was to your taste!). Thanks to Vaila Alexander for arranging all those.
Our Thistle Runners headed off at 11am for a fantastic scenic drive through Lothian and the Borders, with some great rural country roads (watch out for the deer and pheasants) and then a wee climb over the Lammermuir Hills. Great roads for a mini! Some of our Runners did call on the services of our dedicated AA van following on at the end, and Bob, our AA man, did a great job at getting the one or two overheating Minis to on the road again.
There was a brief re-group (aka loo stop!) and then we were on route again for a ‘sneaky raid’ into English territory!

However it wasn't long before we were queued up to cross back into Bonnie Scotland at the Union Bridge. The bridge was opened in 1820 and was then the longest iron suspension bridge in the world! Today it is the oldest suspension bridge carrying traffic, and the delicate timber decking was flexing and wobbling as we all gingerly crossed, one by one, after being “mugged”. Not to worry – it was only this years souvenir mug with its slogan ”The Mini Clan – Bordering on Genius” – one for every entrant!

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Thistle Run 2019 Entry is now closed

Many thanks to all who entered, entry is now closed. You may still turn up on the day and enter as a day runner. See you there!