David McLennan (MGFmad) Memorial Run.

7 years 5 days ago #109979 by cjj
Yesterday the MGFreedom guys & gals travelled down from Scotland to stay at the Longhirst Hall in Morpeth.

The idea was to commemorate MGFmad in a run around the Northumberland area and raise some money for MND.

After a lot of stress and cancellations/uncancellations due to some of the worst weather for a while, it all came together and we all had a great time.

Despite the snow warnings etc, we managed to get up as far as Alston before being turned back due to road closures. We never made the Hartside Top Café, but we did return to an overwhelmed staff at the Brocksbushes Farm near Hexham where we all indulged in some food/cake/coffee or a combination of all 3.

Thanks to the MGFreedom team for being so patient and thanks to all others for making the effort, some having to dig their cars out, and showing their faces in support of this poignant but also enjoyable occasion shared with friendly people.

Basically..... Thanks everyone for your support.

Here are some pictures taken today.























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7 years 5 days ago #109981 by John and Sue
Excellent Clive, thanks for sharing.

We had hopes of attending but I have an early start Monday. Couldn't chance weather delays.
All the cars look great: much respectful polishing in evidence!

Well done to all that attended.

It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..

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7 years 5 days ago #109987 by David Aiketgate
Congratulations to all the brave souls who managed to take part in this!:yesnod:

David
:shrug:

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7 years 5 days ago #109995 by Bob
Well done everyone! I would have loved to come on this but with other commitments I was unable to,

Great shots Clive it looks sooooo coooold.

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7 years 5 days ago #109998 by cjj
It was very cold. Thank god for heaters and Heated seats. ;)

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7 years 5 days ago #110004 by Leigh Ping
A well represented, commendable and fitting tribute. Thanks for the pics and the great write up Clive. :broon:


Respect to you all and RIP David McLennan. You all did him proud. :hugs:

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7 years 5 days ago - 7 years 5 days ago #110026 by pendle lass
we have had a fantastic weekend.... it was so worth making the effort and digging bcaww out on Saturday... longhirst hall was a lovely venue, great company the mgfreedom lads and lasses made us so welcome and we hope to get up to one of their runs one day. the evening meal and breakfast were really nice.

great run out clive and at least we know we can reserve an area at brockbushes.... felt a bit sorry for the couple who it appeared they were on a blind date lol

was fab catching up with everyone and lets look forward to some nice weather

well done mgfreedom and the border "snow" patrollers

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7 years 5 days ago #110031 by David Aiketgate
Is that a cue for a video with Snow Patrol singing chasing cars?

David
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7 years 5 days ago #110032 by Davem
Looks like everyone had a great time. Thanks for nice pictures, I enjoyed looking at them. Tops down in the snow, great.

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7 years 5 days ago #110166 by birks
Thanks Glenn, Clive and everyone else who contributed to a great cause and a very enjoyable day out
As always, it was a pleasure to lead one of the groups on the way over to Alston even if Phil had to wing it as I managed to lose our map of the route in the two minutes from Clive giving it to me and getting back in the car!
It was a shame we couldn't get all the way to Hartside summit (hopefully Phil will get over in the next couple of days so will post pics of what we missed!) but we can all blame Tracy as she's the Border Patrol weather organiser
However it did mean we could call at Brocksbushes cake shop for a final natter!!!!
It was lovely to see some old faces and plenty of new ones, hopefully this will be the start of good year for MG runs on both sides of the border.
Thanks all for a good day, good fun, good laughs and good responsible driving from all concerned
Phil and Maggy x


The car park attendant was a bit fierce.....



















some of the Freedom crew thought they'd cover their petrol costs with a bit of windscreen washing....



















the windscreen washing was a profitable exercise!


Was nice to see Deep Blue back on a run....


thanks everyone for a great time till next run ...


click on the linky for lots of other pics linky



This girl doesn't mind getting her hands dirty !!! :lol:
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7 years 5 days ago #110168 by David Aiketgate
Great photos! :broon:

David
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7 years 3 days ago #110473 by Uncletone
Well done to all the guys and gals who turned out and a fitting tribute.

Looks like a great time was had by all.

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