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Sep 10, 2011 at 12:00 AM
Long Road For A Short Cut and Clan BBQ – Sunday 26th August 2011

Twelve Minis, complete with drivers, shady shorts and pasty white legs arrived at the Riverside Museum car park in anticipation of the ‘Long Road for a Short Cut’.
Through sunny Govan, with the toot salute at Braehead we headed through Renfrew towards the open roads of Inchinnan and beyond.

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The route took us through some of the lovely B roads of Renfrewshire and Inverclyde, with a quick stop to look over the stunning views of Greenock and the River Clyde below.
Even on a drab, grey day the view is still amazing!
The jaunt to our next viewpoint was hilarious. Andy - remember no right turn means no right turn! After getting a wee bitty lost, we all found our way through Greenock and headed to another viewpoint stop at the top of the monument where all the cars parked up to take in more stunning views of the Clyde.
We left the viewpoint and headed down single track country roads to the Greenock Cut Centre for a comfort break before finishing the run at Vikingar in Largs.
The winner of the best shady shorts went to Colin with Ross receiving the prize for best child!
The hungry Clanners were then invited to Casa Gourlay for a BBQ. Even with the lack of sunshine everyone managed to sit in the garden for a bit before heading into the warmer climbs of the house.

Thank you Andy and Brenda for providing us with a great run and for your hospitality.
The food, salad & pasta were top notch.
Thanks also to Joanne fortaking the role as Clan Cook for the afternoon.
A great day out was had by all and withour bellies full we all headed home.

Another great Run Report, many thanks to Bob and Lorraine!
Last Updated ( Sep 12, 2011 at 01:20 AM )


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.