The Run That Was A Walk !

What a fabulous turn-out for the Trek The Trail event… We had a total of 20 Hashers, including babies, small children and middle sized children and sort of adults ….. who were ready to participate in this terrific morning ramble.

Once last minute arrangements were sorted out and we all knew where to gather, all went very smoothly……

We set off from the J F Tavern with the hope we would return there for lunch !

The trail was well marked (by the Shire…thank you) so no-one could get lost. It was a bit of a straight there and back fairly flat track and involved trudging through the Swan View tunnel ( dark…very dark and wet…..and the brave hearts went through without torches…hero’s !)

After arriving at the old Swan View railway station for much needed coffee…(give me coffee and no-one gets hurt !) we returned on the same trail and were back at the Tavern before we even knew it ! Smashing…on to a lovely lunch which left us all replete and smiling !

Great event Shire of Mundaring !

P B  xxx

ONLY THE BRAVE……

With the weather report not being crash hot AND NO Hash Nosh a very respectable group of Hashers still turned up for this week’s run. Dosh and Wacuda set the trail through some simply stunning scenery with many, many wildflowers. To top it off there was a drinks stop with view and snakes ( you had to be there !) Wacuda used some interesting material for marking the trail and we can only hope it will not confuse anyone later on !!!

No-one was lost this week so as GM ran off to more important event….. (really ?) Vice stepped in to run the circle. Everyone agreed it was a great run. The Monk (whom we need to thank for keeping the rain away) had a few charges, mainly for sitting, leaning and some other obscure misdemeanor ! Other much more interesting charge was for Franger (again !) for telling us before the start that he was running over some ground to look for orienteering markers……..Phaff ! ………we all knew he was chasing Pokémon’s He was charged of course ! As the circle started to completely disintegrate into a talk fest, Leapfrog gave us next week’s run info…

NOTE

 

We are participating in TREK THE TRAIL walk

Meet at BILGOMAN POOL at 9- 9.30 am on Sunday 25th September We will get a bus to the start of the walk in John Forrest  N P. W

Walk is approx. 2 hours

NO DOGS

We have a table for 12 people  booked for lunch at the Tavern for noon

Please let Pink Bits know asap if you haven’t already said you will be having lunch

P B

 

P M Does It Again on Father’s Day !

Don’t know how he does it, but P M managed to set another amazing (boutique quality, I’d say) run. There was a substantial turn out for this week’s run with some returnee’s and a very NEW-NEW Hasher in Max J, baby of Free Beer & Skimpy.

Cute baby ! ! !

After some photos of everyone wearing beards, mo’s and other hairy appendages, we got the run instructions and set off with gusto, knowing “go down the road”  actually meant “go UP”  so expecting hills as usual we were not disappointed. Runners were off and gone while walkers plodded on up and over ridges and past lovely babbling brooks (only to find you had to cross the babbler…) Still, walkers and runners crossed paths and eventually came back to the start. Welcome drinks were consumed and once GPS found his way back… the circle was called.

First down-downs were presented to all Dad’s by GM and it was a very decent, quality, boutique drink. Then as there were many down-downs poured, people with new shoes, anyone who spoke out of turn, someone who upset the RA and of course, Franger got to sample the special down-downs.

A fantastic presentation was made to iPadius of the Monks Dash award as he was not at the Annual Dinner. He was completely surprised and stoked to hear that he got to keep it for 1 whole year. (he was told to keep it polished !)

So ended a beautiful day of Hashing…for which we had the RA to thank.

Curry restaurant beckoned …. it was great !

Pink Bits

A Boutique Run.

It was a select crowd of Hashers rolling up to the back blocks of Mt Helena.  Perhaps the threatening skies and the lack of an RA gave some pause, though the weather was excellent for running.  Nevertheless the Boutique crowd gathered in the sight of our Hare and GM Skippy, and all agreed that, as the Splash had turned up, all of the important person had arrived.

 

For a run ostensibly set in the middle of the Darling Escarpment, it was remarkably flat.  Quite dulating in fact.  The Hare had spent a great deal of time and effort on the run and all three runners were extremely impressed.  Passiona, due to illness, remained at camp and we returned to a well tended fire.  Walkers were equally pleased, both with the walk and the fire.

 

Nameless, possibly yearning for a summer still some weeks away, joined the group at the end of the run.  There was a circle, there were down downs, and there was agreement that a boutique run with a boutique crowd was simply…. well… boutique.

-Dripper

….And After The Wash-Up …!

Wet, wet, wet was the weather report but in lovely sunshine the Hare P. Merah said he set the long run as it was such a fine day. Runners and walkers set out onto a gorgeous trail through spring flowers springing up everywhere with what appeared to be clearing skies. WRONG…Not many looked back at the BLACKNESS looming ominously.

The intrepid runners could be heard in the distance with occasional horn blowing and shouting. Walkers and runners parted trails and wound their various ways to the start. There were some steep hills and true to form, P.M. set a long run for all. Just towards the end of run and walk, the heavens opened up and it got somewhat damp.

Early back at the start Baldrick (I walk fast)  decided to light the fire we had prepared  earlier which warmed the wet Hashers. We debated the prospect of eating at the bush venue or moving to more shelter so had a quick circle while the hailstones hammered us relentlessly ( joking… there were only a few !) There were lots of SCB’s etc then off we fled to the shelter of the Train Park. After a bit of a nervous wait (surely the Nosh will arrive here soon …lets have another port/drink ?) we were beautifully fed-up with Red Dwarf’s magnificent Chilli con Carne….in 3 very distinctly different levels of heat….Mild, Medium and….I Dare You ! Fabulous delicious and warming to the cockles of the heart…

Till the next adventure…

ON-ON

 

Pink Bits   ?

Net flat

Hare: Traiwreck
On On: Darlington oval

Darlington, renown for its vast open spaces and complete lack of undulation, provided us with a pleasant environment to walk, wander, occasionally run, and watch the death throes of a flattened duck. It was my first run back for 6 months, and Nameless also made an appearance after 2 or 3 years of not appearing. The run was without incident and reasonably inoffensive, for those not offended by knee destroying hills, will conquering loops, and numerous little spots of plain (or self raising!) flour.

So we ran around Darlington. Walkers walked around Darlington. Someone was temporarily lost, then found again (but aren’t we all???). Beers were drinked…

After 6 months I am glad and also horrified to see the circle behaviour hasn’t changed. Pink Bits meandered. Skippy displayed no semblance of control. The crowd was ugly and defiant.  All was at it should be in a perfect Hash world.

On On,
El Keeno

 

Skippy’s Avon Stuff-up !

So, in the words of our illustrious GM, there are 52 weeks in the year and the Avon descent is only on one of them and he chose Fishmarket Reserve, Guildford  ON THAT DAY  and it would be packed with cars and sightseers !

After hasty emails, texts and Facebook entries, everyone was notified of the change of place…..(not too far from original)  so it was still busy but nevertheless we assembled, got instructions and set of with a blackening sky

 

The run and walk were criss-crossing a fair bit and included some great bushland around Kings Meadow Polo fields. Sadly, the skies opened up and had walkers (wimps) dashing off for tree shelter. It didn’t last long though, so everyone eventually got back, somewhat damp, but relieved to find the splash was in place. There was a bit of a debate about the fact that a bazillion footy fans (it was a derby match !) would be getting off the train in Guildford and attacking Alfred’s Kitchen, where we too were going to partake of the delicacies. Some of us dashed off to order food but already, we had to wait a while.

 

Imagine our shock and surprise when we got back, the circle was over (What….without us ! ?)  and many Hashers had gone home…well…really !!! I gather there are fines and down-downs being kept over to next week ??? (Is that legal…will anyone remember ?….Does anyone care…?)

So with full belly’s and damp heads (and socks !) we left Guildford to its influx of footy fans…..Eagles won…. Whoopee Do !

 

ON-ON

Pink Bits     x

Dripper’s Really Good Run (Pink Bits…are you running out of catchy names for run reports? :P )

So, it was a great run from the car park of a PUB ! ! ! Forget the run  ( well not totally as it was very good… BUT…) ….the entertainment came afterwards as a bloke…? …  came to say things to us that may have made others pack up and RUN…RUN…AWAY… but not us so we stayed… We smiled and went for curry.. It was goodly as usual…

Till next week

On-On

Pink Bits ( You just had to be there)

The Short-cut Flour Run

After some traffic control directions from Little Weed, a jolly big group of Hashers gathered under the magnificent oak tree at Jacoby Park on a most perfect afternoon. The Hare gave some obscure details for the runners who set off and disappeared. The walkers were kept back to be given alternative instructions but this was all to no avail. Runners soon mingled with walkers, who knew where they were going  (for the moment) as the trail stopped or went round in circles ! This confusion really upset Franger who just wanted to get away from the walkers but the whole jumble was watched on by the Hare and his hench-woman with great big smiles on their faces. (Shame on you)   ?

As t turned out, the trail for everyone was very low on flour so walkers felt unsure where they were going and thought potentially they were on the runners trail. The runners were everywhere including, possibly, on the trail Skippy set some time ago ? ? ?

Despite everything, it was a lovely run and had a spectacular outlook along the way. As a bonus (and extra points…) there was a smashing drinks stop  ?

After a long time we got back, some of us a bit later but all safe and sound. Due to Hash On-Sec  AND Hash Hacker error there was some confusion around dates, venues  and BBQ opportunity….but this will be sorted… Won’t it ?

The down-downs went down very well but the dark started to come so the really keen stayed for the BBQ while others went for a curry or a movie !

 

On-On

Pink Bits     ?