The Opel and the MINIs

Beastmaster and Peanut Adventures

The Great Malvern Run 6th August 2006


Well, seems like The Great Malvern Run 2005 came and went quite well and attracting 48 cars was quite something! For those that missed it this year, you can read all about it in the October issue of gomini

So just thought I'd let you know that it is on the calendar for next year and as the events for next year are already booking up very quickly, I've reserved the same weekend on the Mini2 calendar for it - the 6th August 2006.

It will be a whole new run with different roads and more of the same breathtaking views, but the exact route and format will be finalised closer to the time.

For those wanting to stay over we have camping and B&B (3 rooms) at The Marlbank Inn. We have had a look at this and it is ideal. Basically it is camping in the grounds of a pub which will be open until 1am!!!! For those who don't fancy camping, if you are quick there are three rooms for B&B. Room prices £45 for a double, camping from £6 for two adults depending on size of tent.

What more could you want? Bookings should be made as soon as possible, quoting MINI2 when you book.
Tel No 01684 310603 Website

When you have booked please let us know.
Please find below tomtom files of the three legs of the run which can be downloaded to your Tomtom sat nav. The first itinerary will take you from your home to the start of the run and then around the first leg:
Also for those who have Autoroute here are the three legs in Autoroute:
To download these files please right click on the links and select "Save Target As".


1 Matrog (Matt)
2 Wigley (Jane and Stuart)
3 MCdicky (Richard)3
4. Beastmaster and Peanut (camping)
5. TonyM (Tony and Marilyn
6. The Jaffa Racers
7. kms (kev and Lorna) (camping)
8. Emu_p (Pat and Tracy)
9. Minisoopercooper (Paul)
10. BlackEyedPurple (and Steph)
11. kitten341636 (and Master of kitten) (camping)
12. Fru_T_Bun (Dave and Marie)(B&B booked)
13. Gregg Chandan (Joe and Anna)
14. chrisandjax (Chris and Jax) (camping)
15. minifriz and mandy moo (Darren and Mandy)
16. PHIL T21 PCW (Phil and Stace)
17. schapman (Stuart and Sheila)
18. Mini Moocher
19. Stu2 and Skippy
20. Mike Edwards
21. Lucky Dave and Splash (Dave and Tracey)
22 Richard.Crofts
23. Miniboy
24. Sonic
25. Mad Brummie (Chris)
26. Cooperminx
27. Robbie13 (+1)
28. RVW (Ray, Gail and Ashleigh)
29. Wibbly (Dave and Carmen)
30. HyperCooper (+1)
31. Bluecoopers
32. Minidon76 (+Nicky)
33. Hyperactive, HyperDiane and Nitrous-Karl
34. CooperS3xy (Boo & Steve)
35. Buzz (& mate)
36. Maggie444 (Paul & Kirsty)
37. woodsy_bear
38. Humph (Simon & Dan) (camping)
39. Spider-S
40. MattLHA (& Rach)
41. Paul Begg
42. Richard22b
43. R1
44 MJ
45 Piston n Broke
46 John England
47 mc feezer


Well the run came and went before we knew it and was every bit as good as the first one, attracting 47 cars - one less than last year. Tomtom files to assist with driving the run, was once again a welcome option and the lunch stop at The Marlbank Inn was very popular. The buffet lunch was served in a marquee in the gardens and was very well received by the miniacs on the run!

For those stopping over prior to the run, camping and bed and breakfasr at the Marlbank was the option and six tents and one B&Ber took up the option. This was a very pleasant addition to the run and a fun Saturday night -with good food- was had by all. Hopefully, next year we can fill the field with miniacs camping!

The weather was perfect and made for a fun lunch stop too.The marquee and the gardens at The Marlbank really did make lunch a pleasant occasion. Car parking at the morning coffee stop, lunch and at the end seemed so much easier than last year - even though we were only one car less. The run was its usual mix of single track, "B" and "A" roads and was suitable for puddlers and spirited drivers alike! For myself and Peanut it was a pleasure to organise the event and (just as it did last year) it gave us a chance to put something back into the mini community from which we get so much.

Beastmaster August 2006

A seven minute video of the day can be downloaded here. The Malverns 2006 Video