|Posted by Marie & Buster on May 27, 2013 at 4:30 AM|
Report by Ken Paul.......
The Mid-Wales MGOC‘DRAGON RUN’ – 19th May 2013
Ian & Jackie and Silvia & Ken took their MG’s to Wales to take part in the above run. We drove up to the Welsh border on the day before the event without problem and checked into our B&B for two nights in the small Shropshire village of Newcastle on Clun which was about 15 miles from the starting point at Abermule. After settling into our rooms we enjoyed a very nice three course dinner and then strolled down to the village pub for a pint, as you do!
The weather on the day of the run was perfect and although chilly to start with there was hardly a cloud in the sky and it soon warmed up. At Abermule we checked in and found that there were over 60 cars taking part, ranging from a 1950’s TF, MGA’s, MGB’s, MGC’s and modern MGF’s and TF’s.
The route was approximately 90 miles long and the ‘route book’ was easy to follow, which was just as well as we could not even guess how to pronounce some of the places we passed through! The route took us through green valleys, over high moorland with steep hills and some spectacular views. Throughout the roads were virtually traffic free and in good condition, in fact it was perfect MG driving conditions. The route ended back at Abermule where tea and cakes were provided and the raffle was drawn.
The run raised close to £1800 for the Welsh AirAmbulance service.
We returned to our B&B for another tasty three course meal but unfortunately the pub was closed on Sunday night!