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Sep 09, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Rab’s Home Run - Sunday 14th August 2011

A lovely day when 11 minis with their enthusiastic drivers met at Cairn Lodge, Happendon Services at 10.30am for a mystery run. Once we all had a comfort break we set off for the hills of Lanarkshire.

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Visibility was fantastic so we were able to enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside. We drove along many twisting and winding roads through picturesque villages and either frightening or cheering the many locals who spied the spectacle of a snake of Minis passing by.
An hour or so later we arrived at our first goal, The Village Cake Shop in Kilncadzow. Luckily they had advance warning of our arrival as it would appear that this wee shop was not used to large queues. We spied the biggest cream cakes you have ever seen, one would feed a family of four. I’m surprised that the locals aren’t all roly-poly’s! We all ordered a take-out lunch and enjoyed it in the continuing good weather.
We were aware that we were en-route to Biggar but every time we saw a sign for Biggar we seemed to turn in the opposite direction. Unfortunately, along the way, Rosie’s wee yellow pick-up started to smoke, so she peeled off for home and we continued the run.
Later, Rosie grabbed a Land Rover and joined us on the way to Biggar.
Arriving at Biggar, parking was a real problem as the annual Vintage Show had come to town. Nevertheless we found a wee nook to park in and headed for the ice cream shop to buy ices to cool us down.
The day was great, The run was great. The company was great. The food was great.
Thanks Rab and Moira for your excellent organisation!
Many thanks to Bill & Sheila Florence for this excellent Run Report.
Last Updated ( Sep 09, 2011 at 04:53 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.