Scotland 2014 part 1

Friday Before Run somewhere south of Edinburgh

Run2 Scotland began with our mini convoy to Scotland on the Friday (22nd Aug). The plan was to meet up at Keele Services on the M6. Our convoy initially consisted of teams Sleazy Jet, Bio Hazard, Honey Monster, M.I.D.G.E.T, Back Seat Bosses and ourselves (the organisers).
Can't say the first part of our weekend was much fun, raining on the M6 on a bank holiday.....Oh Joy!

However once past Manchester (many ours later) we joined up with Team Horne Star and continued into Scotland on our way to our first hotel about 15miles from Edinburgh.
Pre Run digs Barony Hotel, Eddleston.

Here we joined up with 4 more Teams, The Black Watch, Viking,Team Grez and the Chillies. Here we unveiled the New Trophy....
The Jayne Burbage Trophy dedicated to a founder member of our group who sadly passed away this year after her battle with cancer, we thought would be a fitting tribute as she would in this way continue on our road trips across the UK and Europe.
Thanks to Stu Woolridge for his work on this.
Jayne Burbage Trophy

Next morning we set off to meet with the last of our Teams, JeffW.

Start point, Edinburgh Ski Centre

So in the pouring rain (it is Scotland) we set off for our first destination.....Callander the gateway to the Trossachs.

Here we started off the challenges with a Treasure Hunt, this involved answering questions about the town, collecting fudge, getting Waylade (it's a beer) and getting your photo taken with the local celebrity (George Johnson, antiques dealer and star of Dave's "Storage Hunters UK"), must say he was a good sport.
Seb outside Fudge Shop

Nige and Tom looking for "things"

Stu, George and Danny (Lady Kentmores)

After a short break in Callander we had another rendevous with a couple from the Nissansportz who had just finished their holiday in Scotland. So the convoy formed up again heading for Tyndrum.

Convoy filling up lay by on way to Tyndum

Jeff W's mascot for weekend
 JeffW with Tom (Nissansportz)

Wee Danny and myself 

It was here (at Tyndrum) we had a quick check of the map and look at possible routs to our overnight stop in Fort William. The coastal path looked like a good option until that is Sian and myself bumped into a local "Zen" like character in the pub (more of a Rab C Nesbit to be fair). He insisted we should take the road through to Glencoe on the way to our hotel (can't repeat what he said about Fort William mind you....).
What can we say, the man was right.....


We said goodbye to Tom and his wife at probably Scotland's best burger van spot then continued onto Fort William and the Ben Nevis Hotel.

Whilst talking to Tom he did mention a convoy of super cars had passed through Tyndrum around half an hour before we had arrived, I wonder where they were off to....?