Monday, 17 October 2011

Sunday 16th October. Club Triumph 3 Counties Rally

A freezing cold Sunday morning saw my navigator Amanda and I setting out for Bovingdon services and the start location for the Club Triumph three counties rally. It was Amanda's first attempt at plotting rally routes so we arrived early to try and get a bit more time to work out our course.
The three counties rally is notoriously difficult and we probably should have chosen an easier one for Amanda's first attempt. We eventually worked out our route (or thought we had!) and set across the counties of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and got to see some beautiful scenery and drive some great roads.

All too soon it was early afternoon and we were heading to the finishing location at the Valiant Trooper in Aldbury, Hertfordshire. We waited with baited breath to find out if we had bettered our dismal last place of the previous year. (Although Amanda wasn't the navigator on that one) The results were announced and we finished third in class. Pretty good in the end, although I did feel that we could have done better.
This was also the first event that my estate has taken part in as well and I have to say, she performed faultlessly. Normally, I would have used one of the saloons for this event, but we used the estate for reasons which will become apparent in the next post!

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