Franger’s Fabulous Fancy *Feet* … !

The Hare was quite stressed before  the run as he was trying to work out how to satisfy runners and walkers with a drink stop. Alas, as he is but one man (yes – really …) and there were 2 distinct trails, it was a big ask.
Nevertheless, after his chalk talk (man of few words) he was seen carrying a jolly heavy (he ‘aint heavy, he’s my drink stop !) back-pack to cater to all. I actually feel he was just wanting to carry a heavy pack for training purposes.
So we all set off in the same direction, but with a bit of directing, the Hare managed to give the walkers an official short-cut whilst the runners did their first 3 Km loop !
This set the scene for the run and as the runners ran off into the distance, the walkers promenaded around and over a lovely creek with a few crossing challenges, but oh ! … so shady and pleasant. Did I say L O N G … ? …well it was longish.
Eventually, walkers regrouped at the start (with splash keys, I might add) Good job we could get refreshments as it was a L  O  N  G  E  R wait for runners. Quite a while after we had returned, the first of the runners came in to view .. Is that you PM ? Not normally a front running B … but he had given up … Then slowly the rest of the pack came back, a little puffed but nevertheless, satisfied by the gallant Hare ! It had been a good 8 Km run and rated as great by most !
Once again the drink -stop controversy came up with Franger saying he waited for the walkers but had to go on to catch up with runners (some favouritism suspected – he was charged) Then, he was charged again for having set the run with a view to the following day and his *Masters of the Universe – West Coast Hash* The cheek of it – well deserved charge we thought. A few other charges were awarded then the circle concluded, the song was sung & the splash flowed on a very pleasant evening.
We ended the night with a great Hash Nosh prepared by our super Light-My-Fire,with plenty of take-home meals as well.
On On
Pink Bits xxx

Out Of Africa … Or Beyond !

Delightful spot for a Hash run on a Sunday afternoon.We assembled in the lovely park/playground on the banks of the Swan. The Hare, Free Beer, was keen to get the pack off but warned us that her off-sider, Skimpy, may not remember where he was meant to set up the drink stop !
Still, we had a well marked trail that could have followed the river but, instead, meandered its way up the one hill in Woodbridge, through stubbly grass that left spiky bits in your socks, while making you sprain your ankles in the invisible ruts here and there ! The runners were having some trials and tribulations finding trail but the Hare kept a sharp lookout for them so she didn’t lose them.
Looking around, I was instantly reminded of the African landscape, expecting to come across a pride of lions, or a herd of antelopes majestically sweeping across the plains, but instead we came across Skimpy – (bitter disappointment) although this was at the drink stop ! (Yes … he found it !) Refreshing ourselves with juniper juice and a tonic, we headed back to the start, this time along the river. Very nice …
In the circle, we had charges administered by the RA for the usual sins but the Hare got an accolade for managing to set the run in a proper Hash manner, UNHINDERED by Skimpy !
It was a good end to the Hash run ….
On-On
P B x

By the way, just a reminder that it is the annual Valentine’s Day LINGERIE run this week and Franger is looking forward to it … Wear something alluring or Leapfrog will kit you out in some crazy number you may regret !

Sweet Treats = Hashers Bouncing Off the Ceilings !

A luscious bunch of Hashers descended on the Hare’s property armed with some amazing goodies ! There was quite a large group considering it has been hot, but the evening was perfect.
The SOLO Hare, Leapfrog, directed everyone to the On-On and so we set off, with the promise of a drink stop …
The trail was great, very well marked and runners and walkers were soon a fair distance from each other. We had plenty of shade on the run and suddenly came upon the designated drink stop. Welcoming us was the slack b*****d (Passiona) who had some minor injury/ailment/fever/delirium/runny nose …..
Anyway, after a couple of sips of sweet bubbly and juice, (& one measly beer) we were ready to keep going, back to the *overdose* of sweetness !
The circle was quite short as we were eyeing off the massed array of cakes, chocolates, flans, rocky road and even fruit covered Blue Cheese (Yum …) I cant remember if the charges really measured up as the RA had been on grandson-sitting duties so had to rely on here-say and gossip !?
We demolished the sweet treats in a nanosecond but it seemed to have been a popular *Just Desserts* run … again ….. (no-one was sick )
On-On
P B x

BEST {left} ….. Run Report 1

Stunning, amazing, spectacular, outstanding, award-winning & classy are NOT words to describe this run ….. However, memorable is a good word… ! What was the Hare thinking ? That a rogaining/orienteering run was appropriate for Hashers ??? Don’t think so … neither did most of the pack …
However, we still enjoyed a splendid walk/run (albeit under difficult circumstances) As one Hasher put it ….”The sparse amount of flour must have been due to someone baking a cake instead …! (Can I also add …too many cooks ….?)
Runners found that they all returned to the start from different directions as the trail was intermittently marked & confusing … Walkers just made it up and came back anyway … On a positive note … there was a drink stop ….
The stand-in, stand-in GM, Passiona (him of many years experience as a Hasher)  lost complete control in the circle which was funny to see … and the stand-in RA … GPS (now there is a good story to tell … keep reading !) tried to find some unwary Hashers to charge but had to resort to charges from the circle, and as they were far and few, just gave up ! There was a birthday celebration ( so a cake HAD been baked …) then another reasonable rendition of the club song rounded off the run.
Run Report Part 2 …..
After nearly everyone left, GPS (bless him … he was sooooo disappointed …) realised he had MISLAID his car keys ! I use the word “mislaid” loosely as he admitted to having put them under a rock …. are you cracking up now … we were ! (cracking … get it … rock ! Oh ! Dear )
We spent quite some time searching for the said keys (and relevant rock …) and,  after the SAS, SES, Mounted Police, RAC Helicopter and other Search and Rescue Teams had been summoned, (read – Free Beer ) the keys were found in a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT location to where he thought they would be ……
THIS WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT CHARGE NEXT WEEK …. Almost a highlight of the year …
This cannot be discounted or forgotten !
Still laughing …
On-On
Pink Bits xxx

The Very Important Run – Pack On Heat …

In view of criticism, I will refrain from mentioning anything about the ACTUAL  Run number of this “special” run … which was special … Fortunately, Dripper had his 666 moment and Passiona had his 1500 (show off – get a life) run.
The Hare (bless them – xxx) informed us that the walkers trail was reasonably short as it was 40+ degrees and they felt a short walk was the reasonable thing to do ……. HOWEVER, no such promise was provided to the runners … No …..No …. (see later)
I must say the walk was beautifully marked and you could not possibly get lost at all … but the clever Hares had made it quite circuitous with many twirls and roundabouts just to get to the drink stop – The drink stop was very, very welcome as the heat had got to most of us – we were almost delirious ….
It was just a short return for the walkers back to the start … but a bit of a wait before the runners materialised from the trail …Yes, they had a good 6.5 km’s to run and came back for the first time EVER craving WATER …H2O .. before any other beverage ! Even they were shocked (told you …delirious …)
Charges were thrown about in the circle for all sorts of reasons including a few lame ducks and short cutters. All special awardee’s were presented with various memento’s and awards. Mainly it was too hot to bother to keep up the charges so we ended with a ripper version of the song (no … I lie) and then we descended on to the Hare’s property to party and celebrate the special occasion – BBQ & lovely salads at the ready – we ate and drank in true Hash style.
On-On
Pink Bits xxx   ?

The Curious Case of PM’s FLAT ANT Run !

It is not often that PM sets a flat run so that was a change but in keeping with past history, we had ANTS ….. lots of them  !
We assembled in Guildford, near the Lilac Hill cricket ground where it was clear we needed to move on quickly …ants….
The Hare pointed off into the distance and sent the runners off, followed by the walkers who strolled past the river, took photos of ducks and other aquatic birds, and generally circumnavigated a giant paddock whilst avoiding ants !
We eventually stumbled on the drink stop (with not too many ants) and refreshed a bit. The runners were no-where to be seen, just occasionally heard, so we left some splash for them to enjoy.
Nearly back at the start, a few of us did not take note of the BIG W that encouraged us to continue for another 50 mtrs or so and cross back into the car park in a dignified way …… Oh no … a select few chose (with a level of difficulty !) to climb over the large gate. A stunned PM said that was silly had we followed trail (FAIL) we would have been fine.
In the circle, there was some mention of the competition (wipe my mouth out with soap !) between Sheep Shunter’s run and PM’s but the runners could not really decide …other than both were LONG – there were mutterings of 10km’s or thereabouts ….. I think the gauntlet has been laid down !
Charges by the RA were dished out along with charges from the circle, but it had been a great run and evening so nothing could spoil it !
Till next week and the SPECIAL reverse Run 1600, Drippers 666, Passionas’s big number (?) and a few Birthdays event !
On-On
Pink Bits x

Carrying On In Karragullen

Was this a great run or what ???  We had shade (nearly all the way..)
We had not many hills
( well, if the runners did, there was not a lot of mention …)
The drink stop was sensational… ! ?
The venue was lovely … ?
The company was amazing … 35 Hashers came to the run … come on … to a Hills run a L O N G  way from HOME … well done folks … !
We had a few virgins and visitors in the circle … some have gone now so we can talk about them … Hee … Hee ! VIVA BRAZIL   !!!
Charges in the circle by the RA were very unfair ( I mean, fancy charging someone for mistaking VODKA for GIN … by accident ? )
Still, in the scheme of things, this was a grand day out and worthy of a   nomination of *Run of the Year* …  ( steady on … its just a thort !)
On-On to the next stagger of the year !
Pink Bitsy … Hic … xxx

Sheep Shunter Shepherded Us Successfully !

Meeting on the banks of the river on the posh polo ground in Guildford, we were quite a large pack for a holiday weekend ….. As the New Year approaches but still full from Christmas over-eating, the pack was keen to get off and lose a few kilos. The Hare’s instructions were quick and concise, with a drink stop  ….runners and walkers took off in slightly opposite directions.
The trail was (apparently) marked with chalk, flour & loo roll ???
The walk was a delight to traverse vast expanses of grassland on the edge of the river with NO HILLS (for a change), following great trail marking. The horn could be heard every now and then, so we knew the runners were not too far away. The Hare was always around, gathering up any stragglers … woof !
Arriving at the drink stop, we were welcomed with some celebratory bubbly and then on-on back to the polo ground past some of the best houses in Guildford.  (Wonder if its worth seeing if any for sale ?)
Once everyone arrived back, we formed a large circle & welcomed some virgins, long-time no-see’s and visitors. The Hare was charged for lack of loo paper (or at least only visible on hands and knees (not going there … what was he thinking ?)The RA was absent so we had GPS as the very capable stand in (although he was a bit disappointed that Franga was not present so he could charge him …… however the pack said … NO … DO IT … so…  2 very obliging Hashers with similar chrome domes took the down-down on his behalf) Otherwise not too many charges, more accolades – the ones who had attended the Combined Hash in Crawley AND sang the club song, again lead in the singing !  We are getting the hang of it !
See you next year
On-On to 2019
Pink Bits x

Mixed-Up Confusion

We assembled at P M’s house in the flats of Darlington. We knew it would be a flat run this week and flatly refused to believe there would be hills !
The Hare, with usual brevity, pointed to the on-on and runners took off fast as a drink stop was promised. Walkers soon found themselves off-trail …except for Skimpy who may have been on ??? At this point the runners were seen milling around madly, also looking for trail (which, we were warned,  was sparse …. hmmm …. saving all the flour for Christmas cakes and goodies ?)
The cavalry turned up (Hare …in car … P M ) to point us in the right direction and so we eventually arrived at the drink stop to enjoy bubbles and orange juice. Walkers were first for a change but as they left, the sound of the horn was close by as the runners arrived for a short rest. (we left them a bit of liquid refreshment !)
Back at the start, there was muttering of too long, too short, too hot, but mostly too many hills and not enough trail. Needless to say, the Hare got a few down-downs and other charges were doled out by the RA who had help from the pack. Being a hot day, the drinks esky was nearly cleaned out and we welcomed a light cooling breeze. Long time no-see Pullet and new puppy companion Django were welcomed back for Pullet’s annual attendance !
A few of us went for a Christmas curry afterwards ……
On-On
Pink Bits x

Twas The Week or So Before Christmas ……

Not much was stirring … except the Hills Hashers gathering at the start of another epic Christmas Run.
Of course, as the Hares Passiona & Leapfrog, had spent hours setting the run, we knew it would be a quick one, as we had to consume a lot of festive food !
We were set off in run/walk directions and had a mighty fine time running/walking about, taking in the lovely scenery.(except for the people we found and named *fire-starters* who we told off in no uncertain terms …)
On the return, we quickly got on with the job of eating, drinking refreshing liquids and camaraderie ! It was indeed a lovely evening and we had such good weather (compared to last year ….. remember ….. the rain – falling horizontally – that really ruined our event ?!)
So, after a while, those Hashers wanting to see * Bohemian Rhapsody* at the outdoor cinema, trundled along WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE and queued up in an orderly manner and eventually got inside, to be met with a wine tasting table (Oh the coincidence …) We had an amazing night with everyone enjoying the movie …..
(It has the seal of approval from the majority of Hills Hashers !)
Till next week back at 5 pm …..
HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE FESTIVE SEASON AND BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER FOR ANOTHER FUN YEAR OF HASHING !  (Getting a bit mushy there …..)
Pink Bits   xxx
Rhapsody**