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Jun 01, 2003 at 12:00 AM
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For some it was an early start to the picturesque setting of a car park in Stirling Uni, well okay the Wallace Monument towered majestically over us but we did have to contend with a rogue Mazda that had, by rumour, never been moved in 6 months! We pondered bouncing said Mazda out of the way but when the security guards asked us what we were doing we decided against it.

Image From that early time the organisation was set up: Check Point Charlie established, Scorcher at the front gates as a welcoming guide and the tea van arrived just in time for the first of the early Clanners, decked with Satires and Lion Rampant, to ensure their place at the front of the Thistle Run convoy.

Over the course of 2 hours 140(?) minis were carefully directed, cajoled, gathered and repaired in a rather tight wee space (around said Mazda) until just before 10.30, where upon your compere for the day, Collin X, delivered the run instructions in his own inimitable style and then we were off to Oban, with the departure covered live by Central FM.

Last Updated ( Sep 27, 2006 at 10:07 PM )
Thistle Run 2018 Entry is now open!

This year the Thistle Run takes place on 27th May 2018 and sees a return to the Newtongrange to Eyemouth route. As always we will support two charities, namely Eyemouth RNLI ( and SANDS (

Please click the link below to complete the entry form and pay the entry fee by PayPal. The entry fee for this event is £20. As always The MiniClan will try to minimise organisation costs through sponsorship and donations, to ensure that the maximum amount possible goes to the Charities. Entrants will also have the opportunity to raise money through the sponsor forms included in the run packs.

We look forward to seeing you for another great Thistle Run!

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