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Jun 01, 2003 at 12:00 AM
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The Minis did however beat a quick escape along the banks of Loch Awe towards Oban and as we descended into the town the locals had their first experience of Mini gridlock, as a lap of the town was completed in Classic Clan style, we contended with the local triathlon running through our car park!

The finish line in the Corran Halls was the perfect venue for the milling around, “oooing” and “ahhing”, the Show ‘n’ Shine and a wee trip into the town for an ice cream on the lovely sunny day we brought with us! The judges donned their yellow jackets and assessed everything from paint jobs to sound-off, MOTs (sorry again! – Ed) to oil leaks.

Awards were presented, the rosettes and cans of juice (along with some suspicious looking trophies), by our Master of Ceremonies and the grande finale was when a Councillor from Oban Council, who helped us arrange, presented the Clan with a lovely quaich, now in the treasure chest of The Tea Lady!

After a great day we completed a final lap (or two) of Oban, providing yet more gridlock for the locals which this time was accompanied by the sounding of horns. The Thistle Run 2003 came to a close.

And finally, to draw this little tale to its conclusion, as an anonymous observer I feel I have to mention one last thing and encourage all Clanners to visit. Chicken Lady was our sole sponsor from Oban, even though we asked every business within 100 miles!! She gave us laminated flyers for every run pack, detailing a wheen of events on her open farm. So if you ever find yourself in Oban-country again go visit, say hi…. I did and she is lovely!



Last Updated ( Sep 27, 2006 at 10:07 PM )


We at the miniclan are delighted to announce that the 2016 Thistle Run has raised a record-breaking £8000 for the charities, CLAPA and RNLI Anstruther.

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed so generously to the event, and also to all of our volunteers who have spent months planning and organising the day to make it go as smoothly as possible.