As it's about two hours drive to the start and the same back we decided to make it a mini break and stay over for two nights.
Travel down was an easy run in the MG3 and the satnav took us across the top of the hills on some super roads but they were nothing compared to the roads on the tour.
Saturday morning saw us up bright and early for the 20 minute drive from our hotel to the start where a hot cuppa and a humongous bacon butty awaited us.
Pam managed to get some photos at the start.
On runs like this I don't have much idea of where we are at any given point as I'm just following instructions but the roads we were on were superb and challenging at times. The scenery was outstanding and the villages were picturesque.
It was soon time to head off for the 64 mile run back to the start point with a detour for some tricky driving tests which we thoroughly enjoyed.
There were two serious accidents on the A65 fairly close to each other and both involved the road being closed. This meant that we had to divert and this messed up our mileages and times but Pam managed to work it out and we sere soon back on track.
Pam really enjoys the time element of this run as she is more involved than she would be on an ordinary road run.
Back at the finish there was time for nattering before the hearty two course meal which was most welcome.
The prize presentation was next. As this event is not competitive there couldn't be a winners prize so six competitors were selected from those who had clean sheets and to our surprise, we were selected. Thanks to Pam Broom for the picture.
The time to leave came all too soon and we set off for the drive back to our hotel. We couldn't believe it when the road we wanted was closed because of an accident. We couldn't detour round it with the satnav as it just kept trying to take us back to the same road.
Out came the trusty map and Pam delved into her handbag for our super torch and we soon found a way round the problem and arrived safely back at our hotel.