Ulster Pre-War Austin Club
RUN TO ‘THE GLEN’ - SAT 20th APRIL 2013
Saturday 20th April saw our first run of the season –
‘Spring Run to The Glen’. A new area this year and a new organiser,
William Todd. A great entry of 25 cars and 52 people assembled at Omagh
Showgrounds, all arriving on time. Just after 11.00am William, navigated by
his 11 year old granddaughter Bethany led the cavalcade in the direction of
Drumquin, but not by the main road. Using all the little quiet side roads we
made our way up to the Pigeon Top where everyone marvelled at the amazing
views. Thankfully we were blessed with a lovely clear day and you could see
for miles. William had another surprise in store. Vincent Howe had very kindly
sent his ice cream van to supply all with an ice cream. From here we made our
way down off the mountain into the village of Drumquin to stop at the church
for soup, sandwiches and tea which was really enjoyed by all, especially by
those who had travelled a distance.
was then off to our special feature, a visit to Sloughan Glen and its
waterfall. Surprisingly very few people knew this place existed. It really is
County Tyrone’s answer to the Niagara Falls!! Nearly everyone walked the
short distance to the waterfall and those feeling energetic took in the lovely
walk along the top path.
our homeward journey we travelled through Baronscourt, over the mountain to
Mountjoy and finally up to Glenhordial where we had great views looking down
over Omagh and finally finishing at the Silver Birch Hotel for a very welcome
buffet meal followed by a sweet, tea or coffee.
thanked everyone for coming. Our chairman then thanked William for all his
hard work in organising a very successful run which was enjoyed by all. He
thanked Todd Insurance Brokers for sponsoring all the printing and declared
that the award for the best navigator on the day must go to Bethany who
followed the instructions perfectly all day. A special mention was made of all
the new faces. We had people from the Banbridge Club, the Morris Minor Club
and the Donegal Club, all of whom said they had a brilliant day and really
enjoyed exploring a new area. The UPWAC were delighted to have them all.
Get Well Card was signed by all for our Treasurer, Wesley Lamont, along with
our best wishes for a speedy recovery.
a perfect start to our season. Well done William. Your hard work was
appreciated by all who attended. All we want is for you to do it again next