The Halloween Run 2015
The Halloween Run of 2015 proved to be a complete day of ups and downs.
The morning started with thick fog for the run to the meet up point.
On arrival the sun came out and we were able to greet a total of sixteen cars and crews suitably dressed in all sorts of outlandish dress. Ghouls, witches, skeletons and even a Tigger, what else.
A great attendance for this time of year.
We were able to welcome a group of the local Stag Owners Club who had been invited to come and join us.
On the first part of the route my son’s car broke down and I had to backtrack to find him with a group of other members.
I managed to roll into the back of Mark’s car in my haste to see what the problem was , fortunately the large pumpkin on the front of my car saved any damage.
Mark Winter and Gerry Foullger thought they had found the problem and we were able to get on our way.
It stopped again!!
Just as I was phoning for a recovery truck, good old Mark finally found the problem, and off we went again, taking a short cut in an endeavour to catch up with the rest of the group.
The fog returned worse than before and the temperature dropped several degrees. Also on arrival at the coffee stop we were told that no booking had been received so a fairly chaotic session developed as the barman tried to retrieve the situation. In my defence I must add that the reception did admit to missing the booking.
We managed to catch up just in time to grab a very quick coffee with the rest of the guys.
With the fog becoming even thicker I decided to cut the run short and head for the lunch stop. As we progressed this proved for once today to be the correct decision as the weather worsened.
We all managed to arrive at The Huntsman safe and sound and back on time for an excellent lunch
Even with all the problems everybody said, (to my face at least) they had had a good day out. Many thanks to all the drivers and crews for putting up with what could have been a better day, but we made it.