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2017 Gordon Bulmer Memorial Run - 8th July 2017

Report by Sheila Mason Photographs Stuart Bulmer (additional photographs Jim Clark).


21 cars met at the Mirage car park Thirsk at 10am, on a wonderful sunny day. We were greeted by Stuart and Lucy and the 2 photographers, Andy Ellis and John Waide, who had offered to take the official photos at strategic points on the run. There were 13 MG's, 2 Fords, 2 Porsche, 1 Alfa Romeo, 1 BMWZ3, 1 Mazda and 1 Toyota. The cars also came in 8 different colours, what a pretty sight in the sunshine! I would also like to mention the navigators, they were an elegant group ranging in age from 11 to 70+, thank you navigators for doing such a terrific job.



The run was 94.3 miles long, starting at 10.30 with an arrangement for a 45 minute coffee break at either Pickering or Thornton-le-Dale. The first village we went through was Carlton Husthwaite, heading then for Hovingham. At the 27 mile mark there was a photo shoot at a ford, sadly there was no water! On through Hutton-le-Hole where there were plenty of sheep on the road.



Once we had all had a break at either Pickering or Thornton-le-Dale we headed in the direction of Castle Howard were there was another photo shoot near the entrance of Castle Howard just after the Monument and through to the second archway. Next village we passed through, at the 75mile mark, was called BULMER Village, how appropriate. Only 20 miles to go but with all the beautiful scenery, gorgeous villages and 5 narrow bridges to navigate over the time had passed very quickly. Last village to pass through was Flawith then onto Tholthorpe passing the village pond to our eatery, The New Inn. We all arrived in good time, with no mishaps except for Stuart who had a minor breakdown.