How Steep Is My Valley ?

This week’s run was set by P M (he of notorious claim to fame of setting *significant* runs) from the flat suburb of Darlington ! ! ! All of you who missed the run, be grateful …. By all accounts it was a lengthy, arduous and tough-mudder ball-breaker-type run. It lasted for well over an hour and by the state of the runners, the word *knackered* was an appropriate word to describe them.

In the (late) circle P M was charged for everything but his paltry excuse was that there were lovely views … Lovely views are all good if you have the energy to look ! There was a bit of surprise from the pack that there were no injuries, scratches or lost limbs !
On a happy note, one certain Hasher celebrated his 18th birthday with a down-down containing an adult beverage. Well done … more to come !!!
Word of warning …. next week’s run is is little old FLAT Kalamunda.   Groan …keep them short if weather hot and tricky terrain ???
Hash nosh was a welcome feast … thanks Hash Nosh folk !
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Boutique Stand-In Run

This was indeed a select boutique run with a moderate number of Hashers rolling up on a warm evening.

It was evident at the start that the GM, RA & On-Sec were not going to be present so it was a *STAND-IN* event. Taking on their roles VERY importantly, the temp. GM welcomed everyone and the Hare gave out some vague instructions (as usual) There was a runners and walkers trail, so we were off in different directions. The walk was most pleasant and very well marked, (which did not stop some walkers going off in wrong direction down driveways …!) Runners were not even heard (horn) for quite some time but on returning, judging by the RED faces (not making a joke of this …!) it had been of a fair distance and, despite the heat, (AND NO DRINK STOP) a good run. Apparently, there had been a short stop to investigate a ….. ahem … little cubby deep in the bush which was of some interest to some !

In the circle, the temp RA did his best to deliver charges but was at a loss as he had been on the walkers trail due to a niggling leg. However, there were plenty of charges from the pack to keep the Hash Splash busy !

On a special note, Hills Hash House Harriers are now sporting a new look t-shirt ! It is very smart and makes us look really sporty (Hee ! Hee !) Its all about the look …. get yours soon …….. Thanks to Sheep-Shunter/Light My Fire for your efforts in getting the gear !

On – On

 

Pink Bits xxx

To Infinity And Beyond ………….or …..I Think I’m Lost !

Amazingly, most Hashers remembered it was a 5pm start ! There were however, a few tardy’s but they managed to catch up !
As it had been a warm day,  the Hares wanted to make this a short run, but, it did not pan out that way … Runners and walkers set off in the same direction and then went separate ways, converging and overtaking … The run had been set around an old quarry so to say the trail was very rocky in parts was not an understatement ! There were some splendid views if you dared take your eyes from the ground and, thankfully, shady parts. It had been a bit of a challenge setting the trail and both Hares managed to get lost (read confused …) at times so they were thinking it may be way too long in the hot weather …. For one Hare, it really felt like infinity and beyond …..
However, it was well marked and there was a much appreciated drink stop (which was secretly filmed by a spy camera, cleverly disguised as a … CAMERA …!!!  Watch out ASIO …) Refreshed and revived, the pack set off for the *On Home* and arrived back to the very welcome sight of the Hash Splash (much consternation at the start as there was no sign of the splash wagon … !)
The circle had some good comments for the Hares even if the run was a tad long. The RA had a few charges for this and that (mostly that …) late arrivals were fined as was the Hash Splash for worrying us …… There was a most interesting accolade for GPS (so he could not be dissapointed ! ! ! ) He was named *** International Global Hash Hero*** by Skimpy and ……….. NO  ….. WAIT ….. What does that mean ???  Oh, …  it was just Simpy’s musings ….ignore …
Skippy (Hash Horn) had his moment to show us his new, bigger and better instrument and he demonstrated how he played it ! Most impressive …..
We had some nibblies and more refreshments and a visit from a local who was wondering what we were up to ……….Ah, the joy of being a Hills Hash House Harrier ……
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Spooky Sunday Shuffle with Stones

A warm and pleasant afternoon had Hashers gathering in a glade just past the boys in blue …. (you had to be there …!!!) Most Hashers were suitably attired in Halloween garb of scary proportions.
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
We were a good pack in anticipation of Skippy’s stunning trail and we were not dissapointed. It was relatively flat, if not a bit gum nutty, but no diasasters on the way. There was a lovely drink stop too, so we enjoyed some refreshments and  then got on with the trail back. No-one got lost but the GM did come in a bit later than everyone else (with some lame excuse I think …)
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
The circle was quite lively with some charges from the frocked-up GM (who looked most weird with eyes that were spooky …..aaaarrrggghhhh …!) Then the RA, resplendent with blood and ghostly features, had some awards to give out as well as some more charges. All this could have been caught on camera if Hash Flash had bought it with him but instead, we have a record of it from a few mobile phones … come on Dripper …get your act together …
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
So endeth another great Hills Hash Run and we adjourned for nibblies and snacks.
I hope, dear reader, (and there is one of you ….?) that you noticed my subliminal message about 5pm starts from now on …. If not, you will be too early …
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Short On Parking – But A Great Run …..

As usual GPS, a Master at setting runs, did a stirling job. The trail wound through various parks, waterways and even hills (mini ones) We had good weather so everyone enjoyed the run. No-one got lost and, apart from some unfair charges, the circle went very well.
The highlight of the night was a BURN at Skimpy’s that involved twisted ankles, scratches and pizza … in that order…….
Short & sweet due to time constraints this week
On – On
Pink Bits   xxx

Back To The Bush – Part 2.

Wonderful turn out with many, many Hashers present at this run ! The weather was perfect, (if not a little warm …) and in anticipation of a quality run from P M, we were not disapointed …(except GPS … who is always dissapointed, poor soul)
Just for once, the walkers trail was not an arduous Annapurna – type  trek and although lengthy, was really pretty with LOTS of PINK flowers (very appropriate)
Runners, with the sad twisted Horn, did not fare so well as there were hills and valleys and bare bush which led to a few scrapes…..
However, on returning to the start, everyone was back eventually so the *search & rescue* team could stand down …….
The circle was a mis-mash of Vice GM or a stand -in GM ? and the usual retorts ! The RA was a hoot as per usual dishing out her sharp – tongued charges…. with WAIT FOR IT …. C I D E R  as someone (no names but you know who) did not fill the refreshment wagon with enough for the crowd of Hashers. (it was a genuine argument as we did have a vast crowd)
I think there was a birthday moment with the ubiquitous photo shoot …then we had Hash Nosh and a sliver (if lucky …) of cake. Yum … thanks to all ….!
Great run ….
On – On
Pink Bits  xxx

Meanwhile, Back in the Bush ……

Well, this was a return to the wonders of National Parks with no hills, rocks, slopes and absolutely flat trails !
The Hare, who is no stranger to remoteness, had set a wondrous trail for both runners and walkers through some great bushland. There was a separate trail for both and it was very well marked (well for most !) with a word of warning for walkers that it was STEEP AND UP for the first kilometer or so then …..all flat and downhill !
True to her word it was just so, and with the added attraction of a bubbly drink stop (!!!) so we converged to have refreshment.
On the way back, due to a dodgy Hash Horn (sad …) we did not hear where the runners were but got back just before them.
In the circle, there was some muttering and, as usual, the GM lost control… which was quickly gained by the RA who had the Lame-Duck award ready to dish out to Scooby-Doo….. other charges were duly administered as well as one accolade which went to P M for his splendid run reports in my absence.
On – On
Pink Bits x
PS A *cheerio* goes out to certain bicycle riders (you know who you are …) who get a teensy bit of mirth from these run reports !

A Delightful Darlington Drama

1 Oct. 2017

Darlington prides itself in its artistic accomplishments. Not to be outdone the Hare presented to the Hills Hash House Harriers a drama production consisting of three acts on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Act 1 consisted in a traverse of Glebe Ave onto the bridal path. After a couple of checks there was an intermission while the FRB’s decided to check for some marks up a 45-degree slope. The hare was noticeably reluctant to follow. Act 2 was a delightful meander along the bubbling Nyaania brook ending up at the Glen Forest superblock. Act 3 was a forceful finish along bush trails to avoid pounding the pavement of Ryecroft Rd. The GM and RA must have been rolling in the flowered meadows of Piessed Brook as they were “no shows” thus Dripper took it upon himself to be the leader of the circle’s entertainment. Long-time no sees in the form of White Pointer, Wisecrack and Spekle    were welcomed back. A new walker, Carmen was a welcome addition to the youth group. After the usual On Down’s it was over and we socialized over a pleasant BBQ.

On On till next week in Piesse Brook….P. Merah

Talbot Trials and Tribulations

Talbot Trials and Tribulations

 

Most members drove to the start location in raining weather and were probably thinking…why I am doing this? Nevertheless the RA prevailed and the clouds cleared for the start of the run in Talbot reserve. The route more or less circumvented the park with the Hare making sure that large quantities of sand underfoot were encountered. After a quick 20 minutes of flower viewing the drink stop was reached. The hare, Sheepshunter, was dishing out German Beer; alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Did this have anything to do with the German election being held that Sunday? Methinks all those who went for the non-alcoholic beer should have been relegated to an East German prison camp for their sins. It soon became obvious that the FRB’s led us astray and missed a portion of the run which meant that after the drink stop we headed out again to do the missing bits; well some of us did….where were you GPS? The circle was well placed adjacent to the heavy traffic on Talbot road. Welcome backs to the Tickhead family who were getting too much sunshine in Karratha and were in need of a dose of Perth winter weather. New runner Jessica promised to return next week. There were, some other charges, a birthday cake and plenty of Aussie beer to wash it down. On On till next week in Darlington….

 

  1. Merah

The Jacobite Uprising !

The Jacobite Uprising !
After a little bit of a mix up, we congregated at the lovely Jacoby park to listen to run instructions from the joint Hares. As the runners set off, walkers were instructed that there was a significant hill which may be a challenge for some, so an alternative route was offered. There was a parting of the ways but it seems that the *hill* turned out to be quite reasonable and was not too much of an uprising ! We could not hear the runners horn as it in a desperate disrepair …it could be terminal …Any spare horns out there ? Apparently it is not easily fixable.
Back at the circle that was short and sweet with the run getting a thumbs up, there were the usual suspects getting charges and down downs.
We were delighted to see Nosh arriving so went to enjoy a scrumptious curry ….a variety even … Thanks to the Red family as usual.
Till next time …
On – On
Pink Bits x