Green Lane run attracts country-wide interest

n Stephen McGowan and Mervyn Alexander.

JUST under 100 Land Rovers took part in the Green Lane charity run in Ballynure.

The event, organised by local enthusiasts Gary and Margaret Mills, was supported by the Northern Ireland Land Rover Club, raising funds for the local Ballynure community.

n John Wallace and Robert Mills. :

The event attracted enthusiasts from as far away as Dublin, Monaghan, Omagh, Crossgar, Ballynahinch and Newtownards for what the organisers classed as a “potter through farm lanes and tracks, across a field or two and up (and down) a few hills.”

And, on a bright clear morning, there was plenty of scenery for the visiting ‘rovers’ to admire, with views of County Down, including Scrabo, and of course, Scotland.

After forming up at the Presbyterian Church car park, following breakfast in the church hall, the cavalcade headed towards Jackson’s Farm, through the Ballylagan Organic Farm and up towards the forest and reservoir at Woodburn.

Then it was back to Ballynure for a finger buffet, supplied by Jackson’s Butchery and Bakery, and off for another run in the afternoon.

n Andy and Zack Smyth, with Ben and Rebecca Cousins. :

The organisers would like to thank everyone who took part; the landowners for letting them drive through their lanes and fields; Jackson’s for the finger buffet; all those who helped out with the breakfast; the Presbyterian Church for the use of the facilities; the marshalls, and everyone who helped in any way to make the event a resounding success.


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