Hash Down On The Flats ???

Well, yes, once in a while we do venture far and wide … We have to get an RAC weather report and take a packed lunch !
Still, this was a beautiful day and we gathered at the lovely McDougal Park. Scooby Doo was the Hare and he gave a few scant directions stating that runners and walkers were on the same trail for a while, then walkers would find a short cut to get to a (possible) joint drink stop !
So, although well marked, there were a few glitches on the trail … W’s becoming M’s – runners being miss-led on the long FT’s – distance running !
Seeing as it had been the “Run for a Reason” day, (with many of our athletic Hashers partaking in the marathon 🙂 we still had a good turn out
Back at the circle, there were just a few sparse charges and … SIGNIFICANTLY … a NAMING !
The person previously known as ‘Hubert” is now …. On Hold … Congratulations ! – Life’s like that  ??? !
Afterwards, we descended on a super little Indian restaurant that we have missed in the Hills area very much ….. Great curries and good company !
Curry On – On
Pink Bits  🙂

What A Day For A Daydream ?!

It was a good group of keen Hashers that came out on a sunny Sunday to enjoy the camaraderie and company of courageous folk !
The Hare, Downhill, gave some minimal instructions and the plethora of runners (just 3 I believe) took off at the rate of knots as the walkers, some super fast, some average & some slower, meandered off into the beautiful bushland.
It was a beaut run, with leafy glades and bushy bush. Not too many hills but, obviously, some of the trail was gently going up – and up – and – up, which was acceptable ! (Just) You truly could enjoy the bush !
Now at the drink stop, there was a bit of interest, as is usual, but it seemed that the runners had been and gone before the slower walkers arrived ! Still, we all enjoyed some refreshment before going the short – ish way back !
In the circle, we welcomed another *virgin* (they come out of the woodwork !) and an errant mother, who came very late and tried to sneak them both into the circle – as if ! – What are you teaching your offspring ?
There were presentations for numerous runs (*Get a life* song was sung, of course !) but not many charges – HOWEVER, of super significant note was our *** Cyborg Man*** None other than P M complete with leg iron ! Please get that knee well soon as we need our On Sec back !
The Hare had done a great job so the run was rated very well ! We all went home happy !
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Not More Bloody Hills !

Well it seemed that the pack got a bit fed up of hills ! We gathered in the fertile valley of Helena Valley, in the new oval car park …
The Hares pointed walkers and runners is opposite directions with a cryptic message of drink stops/toilets/and secret locations !
The walk was quite civilized but …. yes ! … obviously …. the Hare deviously managed to include each and every hill in the area.
Runners were way over the hills and dales, as their run disappeared miles away but somehow, miraculously, the whole pack arrived together at the drink stop only to be confronted by one of the steepest driveways in the suburb.
Still, the view was worth the effort and the Pina Colada’s and other delicacies went down very well ! ! !
Back in the notorious car park, the circle agreed that this had been a great run and the Monk had very little to charge anyone. He opened up the charges to the pack but they were too tired after the run so that fizzled out too !
On – On (smiling a lot !)
Pink Bits xxx

Vying For Run Of The Year Eh ? ….. or No Chocolate Was Harmed On This Run

Well, well, well, – Was this a blatant attempt to get run of the year or what ?
The Hare chose a venue that was suitable for most (not all of course …) but somehow it didn’t matter … Up or down – it was all the same as the runners and walkers just loved it !
Not a tough run …. but not easy … not a difficult walk but not a walkover … Oh ! it just gets better and better !
Well, it did get better as the drink stop (at the end) was the icing on the cake ….. or is that the egg ? Come on …. so much effort went into creating gorgeous delicacies that cannot be described – YOU HAD TO BE THERE !
Well done Hare …
The charges seem quite trivial after all that but were dished out anyway …..
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Short On Trail ……

A good pack gathered at the venue, somewhat swamped by the trail bike riders also gathered at the same spot ! This was the Easter weekend so to be expected !
The Hare set the pack off and soon had runners scratching heads due to minimal trail (scarcity of flour at the shops or Easter baking requirements ?)
Walkers enjoyed a shady bush saunter …
All returned safely ….
Charges in circle were minimal and the RA is off yet again to discuss matters with druids around the world … A stand-in has been chosen …
The BIG event was the birthday of the GM …. always a cake event and this was a stunning Rocky Road creation ! (Thanks Mum !)
GM got his new car covered in tape words (as opposed to tape worms …) embarrassing – (thanks Mum ???)
On – On
Pink Bits x

North, South, East, West – Which Way Is The Best ?

The pack assembled at the lovely playground in the new Bushmead development, complete with balloons left by a group of party animals.The Hare, Free Beer, was missing as she had to re-set the trail due to some precipitation that had washed the flour away ! She had set it the day before but the heavens opened up and rained on her parade !
Nevertheless, she left good instructions with Skimpy (and Pink Bits) to send everyone off in a North-Easterly direction. WELL, ….. GPS (living up to his name) was hopelessly going the wrong way as was the rest of the pack ….blindly going in an … err … um …. other direction ??? Hands up – who can tell the points of a compass ….. Not our lot it seems ….. ! It did rain on the run but not too much and it was very pleasant meandering on level, wide paths recently constructed by the developers. Looks like its a place well worth revisiting.
Still, everyone ran or walked in the opposite direction to what had been planned but somehow managed to get back to the start.
Of course, in the circle, now that the RA was back, the there were many fines but particularly for Hashers going through DISPLAY HOMES ???? even though the trail did not point them in that direction ….
After we had sung the Hash song with gusto, we settled down to a tasty Hash Nosh feed. Thanks “Light My Fire”
Pink Bits x

The Bramble-iscious Run ! – or – What Time Does The 4pm Run Start ?

It was a small pack that gathered at the leafy car park. SNB and his off-sider Crusher, had set about giving arm waving instructions with runners and walkers on the same trail for a while, then splitting away. A drink stop was on the menu, so off we went. Most of the walkers found trail but some got a bit mixed up following false trails numerous times. This resulted in wild meanderings (with Leapfrog & no sense of direction !) and a late arrival at the drink stop …. but what an achievement to arrive virtually with the runners.
It seems that there was a special section of run designed deviously by the Hares just for Franga !The title says it all …..!
In the circle, Hash Splash was seriously charged straight off …what a stuff up … he was arriving for 5pm !
The RA has been in Melbourne doing some special communing with druids and other weirdo’s so her poor spouse got to hold court this week (again – he was not prepared ??? What is the RA teaching her lot ???)
We had nothing much else happening and the circle closed with a fine rendition of the club song !
On- On
Pink Bits x

The Filthy, Dirty, Dusty Mile Run …

Well, that only actually applied to the arrival track ! Those who had recently spent good money having car washes, were shaking heads !
The Hare, Skippy, had us in the circle – quick smart – despite a few late arrivals. Runners and walkers started off in the same direction, soon veering apart. It was a lovely walk, with just the sound of birds twittering, Skimpy and Free Beer having a mini-domestic and the wind in the trees. Bliss …
All was well with the world except it was a down> down > down trail which meant up > up > up later, so a few walkers made a Hash executive decision and turned back. No sooner had they returned, than rest of the walkers & the runners turned up so, not an overly long run due to darkness coming in sooner ! (& no drink stop either ???)
In the circle, as the RA was again (???) absent without a note, SNB, being a relative, had the job foisted on him. He was mild mannered as he said it was a surprise and he wasn’t prepared (as if …) Skippy had to down-down for no drink stop, dreadful drive to venue and other stuff, all well deserved …
A visitor (new Hasher) Hubert was inducted into Hill Hash and, apparently, will come again !!!
On On
Pink Bits x

The Guildford 3.0 RUN

Seems some Hashers (no names …!) were still looking for the green attire for this run ! Made us late – Great start …
So, the Hare, Sheep Shunter, had devised a run that reminded him of of his native country … NZ … famous for “slippages” You had to know this …
Apparently there was a dodgy bit of trail near the river that could, at any time, slip away with the Hashers on it ! (didn’t)
Some-one spent far too much time having fun in playgrounds and eating ice-cream …who was that ? No, not one of the kids …!!
The drink stop was magnificent …. Margaritas, dancing girls, swaying maidens with coconuts and flowing palm trees ! Dripper … eat your heart out !
NO … WAIT … it was just the delirium from the run …..
Everyone got back to the start and congratulated no-one on a great run !
The circle went on for a mammoth 2 hours with the GM ranting on about sexy cactus plants and playing a gig at the ARENA with Elton John (I ask you …as if …)
The RA was more subdued, dishing out some average charges for nothing in particular BUT … Taa Daa … Little Weed managed to get her 300 badge (get a life & a car !?) Also, Franga was given a round of applause for being such an athlete (GPS kicked him in the shins so that stopped him for a while !) It was complete mayhem … if you missed it … do join us …we have a good time !
Pink Bits xxx

To Be Sure … To Be Sure ! … OR …. The IRISH Run !

A hearty bunch of Hashers assembled in the park in Mt Helena attired (mostly) in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (or any excuse to dress up)
The Hare’s, Pink Bits and Dripper, set the runners and walkers off in opposite directions with the promise of a drink stop. It was going to be good !
Walkers were treated to a leisurely stroll around the more bushy trails finally arriving at the drink stop ….. AT THE SAME TIME AS THE RUNNERS ….
Yet another stunningly well choreographed run by the Hares ! Everyone enjoyed the Irish tipple and headed back for the circle.
As the RA was back from her “secret RA’s business” – she was keen to dole out some charges on a few, and inflict Birthday honours on White Pointer.
After that it was on-on with the BBQ and some black stuff to drink !
Another great Irish event by Hills Hash !
On- On
Pink Bits xxx