BAMGOC Bristol Area MG Owners Club
BRUNEL RUN WEEKEND LOWDOWN The Brunel Run was held annually by BAMGOC until 2016 so some members may have no idea what it is all about. Like many good ideas, the Brunel Run was 'born' in a pub, the initial brainchild of Danny Fenton, Simon Hawkes and George Barnard. The ethos of the weekend has always been to enjoy a great run out in an MG (not compulsory) and, hopefully, make a bit of money toward a charity along the way. In 1993 the princely sum of £150 was raised. It is a testament to Brunel attendees that in later years we have been able to present a sum more in the region of £1500 to our charity. Since 2007 we have been privileged to use the premises of the Bristol Children's Help Society at Barton Camp near Winscombe. The facilities there are fantastic, with indoor accommodation, camping facilities plus a heated swimming pool. All the funds raised go to help with this worthwhile charity that exists to give needy children time away from the stresses of home life. We are planning to hold the Brunel Run Weekend again in 2022. The weekend dates are 9-11 September with the run itself on Saturday 10 September. The indoor accommodation at Barton is referred to as “dormitory” but don’t be fooled! There are comfortable beds in bright, clean rooms and we only allocate one couple to each room. Toilets and showers are right next door to the rooms. You will, however, need to bring pillows and sleeping bags or sheets/duvets We also offer camping on a spacious field with use of all the facilities in the main building which is just yards away. [SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF WEBSITES WITH ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION] For those booking for the whole weekend, full English breakfasts are included for Saturday and Sunday plus a two course evening meal on Saturday followed by entertainment. On Friday evening we usually arrange for a pre-ordered delivery of fish and chips or you can bring a meal with you. Alcohol is BYO but tea/coffee is available all weekend in the refectory. If you don’t want to stay at Barton, you can just come for the day for the Brunel Run on the Saturday The usual programme of events is something like this: Friday: The site is open from 3.00pm Saturday: Breakfast from approx. 7.00–8.45am in the refectory. The Brunel Run starts from about 9.30 - a scenic mystery drive of around 90 miles with tea and cake on your return to Barton Camp. Later on Saturday evening, after your chance to watch the sun set over the Somerset countryside, we will sit down together for dinner followed by entertainment. Sunday: Breakfast approx. 7.30 to 9.00am (followed by activities to be decided), Then farewells and departures by 2pm All the details are on the booking form which is available HERE. . Barton Camp is fabulous and the Brunel Weekend has always been known for its friendly, sociable, relaxed atmosphere. Here are some pictures to tempt you……..

The Brunel Run

PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2016
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2015
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2014
© 2022

CAKE APPEAL

We will need home-made cakes to feed our Brunel guests when they return from the Brunel Run. If you could make a cake then please let Pauline or Helene know - email: secretary.bamgoc@gmail.com
BAMGOC Bristol Area  MG Owners Club
BRUNEL RUN WEEKEND LOWDOWN The Brunel Run was held annually by BAMGOC until 2016 so some members may have no idea what it is all about. Like many good ideas, the Brunel Run was 'born' in a pub, the initial brainchild of Danny Fenton, Simon Hawkes and George Barnard. The ethos of the weekend has always been to enjoy a great run out in an MG (not compulsory) and, hopefully, make a bit of money toward a charity along the way. In 1993 the princely sum of £150 was raised. It is a testament to Brunel attendees that in later years we have been able to present a sum more in the region of £1500 to our charity. Since 2007 we have been privileged to use the premises of the Bristol Children's Help Society at Barton Camp near Winscombe. The facilities there are fantastic, with indoor accommodation, camping facilities plus a heated swimming pool. All the funds raised go to help with this worthwhile charity that exists to give needy children time away from the stresses of home life. We are planning to hold the Brunel Run Weekend again in 2022. The weekend dates are 9-11 September with the run itself on Saturday 10 September. The indoor accommodation at Barton is referred to as “dormitory” but don’t be fooled! There are comfortable beds in bright, clean rooms and we only allocate one couple to each room. Toilets and showers are right next door to the rooms. You will, however, need to bring pillows and sleeping bags or sheets/duvets We also offer camping on a spacious field with use of all the facilities in the main building which is just yards away. [SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF WEBSITES WITH ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION] For those booking for the whole weekend, full English breakfasts are included for Saturday and Sunday plus a two course evening meal on Saturday followed by entertainment. On Friday evening we usually arrange for a pre-ordered delivery of fish and chips or you can bring a meal with you. Alcohol is BYO but tea/coffee is available all weekend in the refectory. If you don’t want to stay at Barton, you can just come for the day for the Brunel Run on the Saturday The usual programme of events is something like this: Friday: The site is open from 3.00pm Saturday: Breakfast from approx. 7.00–8.45am in the refectory. The Brunel Run starts from about 9.30 - a scenic mystery drive of around 90 miles with tea and cake on your return to Barton Camp. Later on Saturday evening, after your chance to watch the sun set over the Somerset countryside, we will sit down together for dinner followed by entertainment. Sunday: Breakfast approx. 7.30 to 9.00am (followed by activities to be decided), Then farewells and departures by 2pm All the details are on the booking form which is available HERE. . Barton Camp is fabulous and the Brunel Weekend has always been known for its friendly, sociable, relaxed atmosphere. Here are some pictures to tempt you……..

The Brunel Run

PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2016
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2015
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2014
© 2022

CAKE APPEAL

We will need home-made cakes to feed our Brunel guests when they return from the Brunel Run. If you could make a cake then please let Pauline or Helene know - email: secretary.bamgoc@gmail.com
BAMGOC Bristol Area MG Owners Club
BRUNEL RUN WEEKEND LOWDOWN The Brunel Run was held annually by BAMGOC until 2016 so some members may have no idea what it is all about. Like many good ideas, the Brunel Run was 'born' in a pub, the initial brainchild of Danny Fenton, Simon Hawkes and George Barnard. The ethos of the weekend has always been to enjoy a great run out in an MG (not compulsory) and, hopefully, make a bit of money toward a charity along the way. In 1993 the princely sum of £150 was raised. It is a testament to Brunel attendees that in later years we have been able to present a sum more in the region of £1500 to our charity. Since 2007 we have been privileged to use the premises of the Bristol Children's Help Society at Barton Camp near Winscombe. The facilities there are fantastic, with indoor accommodation, camping facilities plus a heated swimming pool. All the funds raised go to help with this worthwhile charity that exists to give needy children time away from the stresses of home life. We are planning to hold the Brunel Run Weekend again in 2022. The weekend dates are 9-11 September with the run itself on Saturday 10 September. The indoor accommodation at Barton is referred to as “dormitory” but don’t be fooled! There are comfortable beds in bright, clean rooms and we only allocate one couple to each room. Toilets and showers are right next door to the rooms. You will, however, need to bring pillows and sleeping bags or sheets/duvets We also offer camping on a spacious field with use of all the facilities in the main building which is just yards away. [SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF WEBSITES WITH ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION] For those booking for the whole weekend, full English breakfasts are included for Saturday and Sunday plus a two course evening meal on Saturday followed by entertainment. On Friday evening we usually arrange for a pre-ordered delivery of fish and chips or you can bring a meal with you. Alcohol is BYO but tea/coffee is available all weekend in the refectory. If you don’t want to stay at Barton, you can just come for the day for the Brunel Run on the Saturday The usual programme of events is something like this: Friday: The site is open from 3.00pm Saturday: Breakfast from approx. 7.00–8.45am in the refectory. The Brunel Run starts from about 9.30 - a scenic mystery drive of around 90 miles with tea and cake on your return to Barton Camp. Later on Saturday evening, after your chance to watch the sun set over the Somerset countryside, we will sit down together for dinner followed by entertainment. Sunday: Breakfast approx. 7.30 to 9.00am (followed by activities to be decided), Then farewells and departures by 2pm All the details are on the booking form which is available HERE. . Barton Camp is fabulous and the Brunel Weekend has always been known for its friendly, sociable, relaxed atmosphere. Here are some pictures to tempt you……..

The Brunel Run

PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2016
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2015
PICS FROM BRUNEL RUN 2014
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Made with Xara PRIVACY & WEB TERMS
© 2022

CAKE APPEAL

We will need home-made cakes to feed our Brunel guests when they return from the Brunel Run. If you could make a cake then please let Pauline or Helene know - email: secretary.bamgoc@gmail.com