Posted on 8 May 2014
In 2004 Cirencester Car Club promoted its first Touring Assembly and Economy Run. The event was very well received by participants who enjoyed a scenic tour through beautiful countryside in the picturesque Cotswolds. Since then, the Corinium Run has grown rapidly to become one of the most popular annual events in the Scenic Tours calendar.
Starting and finishing near Cirencester, the run takes in the pretty villages and the dry-stone walled rolling countryside of the Cotswolds and covers approximately 100 miles on a Tulip road book. Split into several sections, with route checks and a lunch stop, there are plenty of opportunities to pull over for photographs or a enjoy a picnic.
As well as asking participants to nominate the fuel economy figure that they expected to achieve (and calculating the deviation from this target) the organisers resurrected the efficiency formula pioneered by the Mobilgas Economy Runs of the 1960s and 1970s as an incentive to drive as economically as possible. This formula involves the vehicle running weight (including the crew).
A finisher's certificate recording the crews' achievements and a photograph of the car taken along the route is presented to each team at the end of the run.
Thornley Kelham are proud to have sponsored the 2014 Corinium Run held in April which was attended by 65 cars and 9 travelling marshals. Two of our team, Matt Tupman (a talented and budding race driver) very ably drove Simon's Austin Healey 100 through the beautiful Cotswolds with Project Manager, Rod Webb navigating on a very hot and sunny Sunday. We are keen to sponsor this great event next year!
Many thanks to Martin Saunders, Stuart Greenstreet and Keith Vaughan who have kindly supplied the accompanying photographs. Many thanks also to Cirencester Car Club for organising such a successful event.