Five Hills Run

30 January 2019 / Report by Giulia Schiemer, Photos courtesy of Rob Wilkins and Rod Nicholas

It was a very warm Sunday afternoon in January when 28 MX-5s gathered at the Cooleman Court car park in Weston for our first official run of 2019.

A keen group of 45 starters, including 4 visitors, took off at 4.15 to explore the Five Hills of Canberra. This is a traditional run that has been organised for many years, and this year the Run Leaders Wal and Jane Hick did an excellent job.

Our first stop was Mount Stromlo where we all gathered for a group photo.

From there we proceeded to Red Hill for some scenic driving, and on to Capital Hill which took us past Parliament House.

The convoy travelled on to Black Mountain Drive, then on to the National Arboretum. (Dairy Farmer’s Hill). Not being Canberrans, the convenors got lost, so many thanks to Ron and Maree for taking the lead and preventing us from ending up in Goulburn!!

Our National Arboretum is a beautiful Botanic Garden which in time will be home to 104 forests of rare, endangered and symbolic trees from Australia and around the world. If you haven’t been there it is well worth the visit.

We set up dinner at the picnic spot and lookout on Himalayan Cedar road. As always, there was lots of laughing, drinking and eating in the true spirit of our Canberra Chapter Members.

Thanks to Wal and Jane for organising such a great run as the first for 2019 to welcome in the New Year.

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