Interclub Social Navigation Run
Sunday 15th September 2019
Organised by MR2 Owners Club
Eleven teams from four clubs met at our Rocklea clubrooms on Sunday 15th September for Round 7 of the Interclub Challenge. This was a social navigation run organised by the MR2 club. MGCCQ was represented by Chrystellee Semple in her MGTF with navigator Jim Scott, and Don Webster in his MGTD with an old mate as navigator who had been called in as a late replacement.
After a short briefing, the teams were set off at intervals, with those teams more familiar with the MR2 format sitting down quietly in the shade and planning their route. With 40 questions to be answered, 200km to cover, and a three hour time limit it was going to be a busy morning!
The route instructions took us along Ipswich Road under many bridges where we had to find clearance heights, to Amberley Airforce base where we had to count the number of exhaust flaps on the F-111C and take a selfie at the monument. Staying with the aviation theme, the next stop was the Canberra at Willowbank to count the number of screws on an inspection plate and find an MR2 logo. Then a long run to Fassifern Memorial Park with a few questions on the way, to eventually arrive at the Dugandan pub at Boonah where the cost of a pint of Alcoholic Ginger Beer had to be found.
After a few more twists and turns that took us via Lake Wyaralong, the outskirts of Beaudesert, and Springfield, the run ended back at our clubrooms.
The run was won by m
embers from the MR2 club, Chrystellee and Jim came a creditable fourth, while Don and his novice navigator came last.
A special thanks to Ben Pinkstone and his team from the MR2 club.
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