The Opel and the MINIs

Beastmaster and Peanut Adventures

Malverns 4.0 - August 2008

Below is the original blurb as we promoted this run on MINI2 and NewMiniSeverns.

The main run will be on the Sunday and again we have camping and a fun get together on the Saturday before the run. We will be on site at the campsite from about 3pm onwards, so any campers please join us for food al fresco or a pub meal. The camping is at The Marlbank Inn - the same place we used last year and it is ideal. Basically it is camping in the grounds of the pub which will be open until 1am!!!! The pub has reserved a whole field for the mini run so if we can fill the field with MINI campers we will have a great time - camping is from £6 for two adults depending on size of tent. For those making a weekend of it there will be a smaller run on the Saturday morning prior to the tent pitching rituals - this will run from the malverns to The Forest of Dean showcasing the stunning scenery in that part of the world!

Bookings should be made as soon as possible by phone, quoting MINI EVENT when you book. Tel No 01684 310603


When you have booked please let us know.

As with the previous years, we have opted for a buffet style lunch on the Sunday. This is still going to be a fiver a head and we will pm everyone on the run regarding this in due course. The buffet will be at the Marlbank Inn, who are setting up a marquee for us, as before. Hopefully it should be a hot day we will be able to cascade into their gardens with our food. We are using the pub as a stop as it has good plentiful parking, which is a rare in The Malverns in Summer and it hedges our bets should the weather be drizzly. We hope this appeals to everyone, but if anyone has any questions please PM me with them.

The Start point is the car park in Upton Upon Severn opposite the river and adjacent to the Texaco garage and will be 10.00am for a 10.30 start. Toilets are available at the car park and petrol can be obtained at the adjacent texaco garage - Optimax lovers need to plan ahead as nearest Shell garages are 15 miles away!

Peanut x

1. Beastmaster & Peanut (Camping)

2. Aston (Camping)
3. Paa100 (Camping)
4. Matrog and Becca 3003
5. Purple Piper
6. Mad John
7. KMS and Lorna
8. Don and Betty
9. Seth
10. Scooby Doo
11. The Hyperactives
12. Bhozar (Camping)
13. Dealmaker & Star Girl
14. Mr & Mrs Sonic (Camping)
15. Mandy Moo & Minifriz (Camping)

16. Dav 51 (camping)
17. Astilla
18. Beggzie
19. ChrisandJax
21. withoutabix

22. ChillicooperS
24. Richard,Crofts &Emma

25. Sunshine & Russell

26. Swiper plus 1
27. spike jr

28. Phil21PCW + Stacey
29. emu_p + Panther(Camping)
30. Tommy (Debs +Nibs)(Camping)
31. Minibee (Neil + Sarah)
32. Katie & Mike(Camping)
33. S-Monster(Lynne & Joshua)
34. Darrgothh & Kristy (Camping)
35. Mike Edwards
36. RVW and Storm (Camping)
37. Kenner, Kristy & Co (Camping)
38. lizziemini
39. coombezie(Camping)
40. Merv

Tom Tom Files

There is a file to get you to the pub where we are camping. A file to take you to the start point of the run on Sunday and three files one for each leg of the run on Sunday. Each one to be done on "fastest" route. For those who prefer written pace notes they will be available tomorrow evening for download. Right click each link and "save as" then transfer them to you .itn folder in Tom Tom. Open them in Tom Tom by selecting itinerary planning and selecting the appropriate file.

For those doing the Saturday morning run, the start point is The Marlbank Inn.

Start Point

The Marlbank

First leg

Second Leg

Third Leg

Pace Notes

So How did it turn out?

This was our fourth year in The Malverns with this run and it was as good as any and in many ways better. We had a great run out on the Saturday morning to Andy's in The Forest of Dean and the whole camping thing was  quite simply a lot of fun. yes the camping weekend is a lot of fun and a format we will definitely do again!

Here are some photos from the weekend