It was a leisurely start to the day as we didn't have to be at Ormesby Hall until about 9.30 to sign on for a ten o clock start, and it was only a short drive to get there. After signing on and collecting our route books, it was time for coffee and some chinwag. These runs are very relaxed, start when you like, have a break when you like, just be back at the finish for about 3pm so the results can be calculated for the presentation at 3.30.
The run was over 100 miles with a great mix of good driving roads, tight twisty narrow ones and wider roads with sweeping bends, some lovely villages and great hills. It gave old Numbum a good workout.
Weather was mostly kind to us with only short sharp showers until about 15 miles from the end, when it really chucked it down. We were a bit late in stopping to put wet coats on and by the time we'd dug them out from the back, the seats were soaking so it was a bit of a damp finish. We weren't the only ones who got wet. There were a few others showing signes of dampness at the finish.
Only two cars didn't make the finish. Geoff Brown was taking part in the run for the first time in ages as he'd always been one of the organisers. This year he's managed to duck out of organising and it's a real shame that he came to a halt with a dead fuel pump and didn't make the finish. The other non Finisher was Mark who was having difficulty with visibility due to the TC misting up with the hood & sidescreens on so he made an early run for home.
Our run only had one problem, the rear exhaust mount came adrift and needed temporary repair.
At a very wet presentation we got the award for the oldest car. We were one of a four way tie for overall winner but lost out on the tie break question.
Derek & Pat did all the hard work of planning this run and were helped at the start & finish by Ian & Jackie and they deserve a round of applause for their excellent work.