Lovely run

It was not a lovely run at all. I lied. It was awful and torturous. In other words: a normal day at Hash. I am still limping several days later, although my recent lack of exercise may have something to do with that.

We started from Strettle Rd in Mahogany Creek, heading into a patch of reserve that I suspected was a mite too small to contain P Merah’s machinations. Turns out I was right, as we spent little time in the area and were instead flung southwards like so many tiny meteors sling-shotting around the sun (although in a more wheezing, grumbling manner). An eventual drink-stop compensated us for our complaints, and we soon returned home to a selection of treats and a few choice tick bites (I am still scratching).

 

 

1800 Shades of Lingerie.

On this monumental and auspicious occasion, we were gathered at the back of the Sculpture Park (so as not to frighten the children … or parents …) Sadly, we did not have as big a group as we had hoped, but despite that the outfits were lovely and lingery to also celebrate Valentines Day (Oh the lurve ! ! !)

After the obligatory photo shoot (so Leapfrog doesn’t complain !) we were sent off to completely embarrass ourselves around the township of Mundaring…… round the pub, round the shops and cafes and round the neighborhood. No…it was NOT embarrassing it was liberating and fun…. GPS got a thumbs up from 2 young lasses in a car (sly old dog….!) everyone smiled at us and no-one got lost. In fact walkers and runners came back within 15 minutes of each other. That was the clever plan of the Hares, Dripper and Pink Bits as we had a feast to prepare and consume to celebrate the 1800th run. We had a celebratory drink that was not too popular (Dripper wanted to get rid of some sticky fortified wine which was mixed with soda water to dumb it down……..err…..lessen the sweetness)

Charges were few but NASTY as someone slipped that Sarspirella product in the down-downs…….then it was off to the BBQ’s for lovely “Deconstructed” (very in foodie style !)  burgers and snaggers.

No one went home hungry and even the woofers had a few treats. As the sun set we went home replete and Leapfrog will not pass out at the cost of the event.

 

On-On

P B xxxxxxx  :).

Long and Bloody Marathon Run or Lost ?

The Tickheads do live off the beaten track but we didn’t expect Hashers to :

  1. Get lost
  2. Take a long way round to get there.

3.Go to the wrong venue. (err… not a real excuse)

  1. Turn up late dressed in lingerie (mind your own business… we cater for all tastes)

However, despite that we had a good turnout and were directed by the Hare towards the ON-ON. Of course it was a vague wave of hand in that >>>>>> direction which confused some of us. Off we marched at a cracking pace, runners took off like the wind, (bet they wished they hadn’t) and on and on and on and on and on we went…walkers following a long  stretch of power line access and some of it as very much uphill…(no hills in Chidlow  ?) After the FIRST HOUR  we were almost at the On Home mark but it was still another 10 minutes before the house came into view…..(Pink Bits had been delirious a while back swearing she had seen the house in the bush….!)

Watching in anticipation of the runners coming back, we had a beverage and waited some more and some more and some more  then after the SECOND hour there was some movement in the bush and a front running Hasher was seen coming in….BUT… Whoops…he tripped and  fell 2 minutes from home and needed First Aid assistance from Pick-up Chick (Blood everywhere and he had 3 deep gashes on his knee…poor lad was in a bad way but Pick-up didn’t sew it up as she forgot the needle and thread…..Hashing is a bit dangerous !)

Yes the RUN lasted about 2hours ! ! ! but wait….. one more Hasher was missing so when Tickhead had gone off to look for him, he was ok but wanted to come in on his own so, we waited and waited and waited and then he came back…10 minutes was about 20…All up a marathon of 12 km, I believe….

In the circle the Hare was fined numerous times, especially for setting such a long run in a vehicle, (naughty, naughty..) for providing the runners with a drink stop but not the walkers…(really, really, really naughty !…) and other charges were insignificant in the scheme of things

It was an awesome run despite the complaints……pity Franga missed it…….

He would have thought it a walk in the park …..!

On-On

 

P B  x

Blood Letting In The Wild …….

It was a good turnout on a warmish Sunday and a great run/walk in the Weir catchment area set by P Merah. As usual, it was really long and a bit arduous as was witnessed by everyone who came back with scratches, grazes, cuts, rips and  gravel burn ! It wouldn’t have been a Hash run without ! The lucky recipient of the Lame Duck award was Free Beer but the competition was stiff ….. !

 

ON-ON

 

PB  xxx

*** EPIC BIRTHDAY RUN ***

It was the best of runs, it was the worst of runs….or so I am led to believe.

With the mercury still hovering on 36 degrees, scared Hashers were ushered on to the trails that were very, very long. The only saving grace was the great drink stop … so I am told.

Dripper was fined twice (not nearly enough ….I mean give the man a small Haberdash job and he stuffs that up too …!) and Hunny Bunny was fined for RACING …….Hunny Bunny …? What kind of edumacation is your Mum Dosh providing ?

On a sad note Gaylord the Pony was injured but not seriously …Phew….( Vet insurance not included in Hashing )

Orange cake and Pavlova were the desserts of choice for celebrating the lousy Haberdash stand-in’s birthday. ! Then it was off for fish n’chips (in that order…Gagging …) and the sun sets on another wonderful Hills Hash event.

 

ON-ON

P B  xxx

Fan -Taz -Tic Run !

Well, it was a “virgin” run set by Navigator and what a good effort it was too !

We gathered in secret Sawyers Valley location and a good turn out it was too. The Hare gave an outstanding set of directions (as he is tall) and off we ventured into quite thick bush. The trail was very well marked but we could not see the runners much. We did hear the horn every now and then, occasionally very faintly, but nevertheless, we had a great run.

There was a great deal of pipeline which was where we were meant to have a drink (As a drinks stop…..= FAIL) I have to admit I thought we may have had another disastrous set of “losses” but …what a surprise when walkers and most runners returned back at about the same time. Of course a few missing persons did turn up about 5 – 10 minutes later but that was not enough time to notice they were missing !

The charges in the circle were mostly around the fact that the run was ‘SO STRAIGHT ! ‘ (Did I mention the pipeline ?) plus a few other random fines. Oh, and YES for all the Franger watchers….he got a down-down this week.

Till next week….
On-On

 

P B x

 

Also: received this email:

 

G’day Hashers,

As one of the 5 survivors of all Aussie Nash Hashes I was asked to write a history of it.

That was about 5 years ago.

I have just finished it and it is now on the web.

 

As a contact for your club I’m sending you the U.R.L.

It would be very much appreciated if you could forward it on to the other members of your club.

 

Many thanks,

 

ON ON

Ballpoint.

 

sites.google.com/site/aussienashhashhistory

Brand New Year Run !

So, on a lovely New Years Day, we had a good turn – out with apparently not many hangovers. We assembled at Skimpy’s (who set the run with co-hare Dripper)  and were given convoluted instructions (of course…) eventually working out which way to go. Weather being favourable, it was a nice walk but not so for the runners, who had many extra km’s to complete the circuit. Flour and markings were far and few between so there was a bit more confusion for all, but we managed to get to the gorgeous drink stop at almost the same time.

I think everyone took a different way home, (just to add to the madness…) but when the circle was called, there were no lost Hashers……great way to start the year !

Charges were inflicted on a few undeserving Hashers ( I mean ….leaning !? ….) and all the usual nonsense ensued. It was a great run all up and nibbles were offered (as a means of deflecting from Skimpy’s rantings…..)

Till next week….

ON-ON

P B xxx

Xmas all over again

It was a nice day to be at the lake. The grass was fresh, the air was warm, there were plenty of children to attract the ravenous march-flies away from myself…

We started promptly with a customary run around the lake, with cheers in the air all the way (kind of). It was good to see such a big crowd, and lots of long-time Hashers.

Santa turned up on his kayak after the run, and kiddies ran towards him (or were otherwise shoved) with glee. Prezzies gallore rained from his sack, and not a Hasher was disappointed.

Chrissy Dinner was a delight, with loads of everything…and deserts were awesome.

Thanks as usual to the usual suspects of organisers that make this happen every time, and to that magical eski that somehow appears every week to provide me with beer. And thank you, beer!

Lost In Space ! ? !

We have duel run reports this week. First From Pink bits:

 

So, what on earth is happening ? (How apt is that title…?)

On a lovely Sunday that had a slight promise of rain, the Hash gathering was in the Kalamunda side of the Hills…….(the DARK side I am thinking…)

As I was not there, I checked details from those who were and the end result was the following ……..

Great but steep run…mostly at 40 degrees … actually really, really hard going !

Fun run…

Best run… (just saying that)

Skimpy, Free Beer and baby went missing (Found)

Compass ran off and left the family with Leapfrog (BIG mistake…)

They got horribly lost …there was much shouting of being lost and local residents had to step in and find and help LOSERS…..! (probably cos of the noise )

Never mind all that…..the Hare left at circle time to pick up kids and was gone for 45 mins (whatever !!!)

The GM disappeared to some random gig (phaff !) The Vice GM was absent…..the RA was absent…(on the ocean). the Hare was still absent …..Leapfrog (with entourage) were absent ….

Dear Oh ! dearie me !

The On- Sec stepped up and did what had to be done… provide liquid refreshment (as Hash  Splash also WASN’T there) and try to look like he was in charge…

No Hashers were disadvantaged by this run…..Wish I’d been there…

On-On till Christmas fun !

P B xxx

 

Now, from Passiona:

Hash Headline – Record 9 lost on Hash Run

It all started so well – a glorious cool Sunday afternoon, an eager pack including 10 children and the promise of a great run (with drink stop) and a ‘walk in the park’ by our hare DOSH.

Well it ended up to be none of these……it even rained at the end .

We started at the end of Alpine Road in Kalamunda so that gave a clue to the expected terrain. BUT nobody expected actual vertical rock climbing!!

The pack of walkers parted company at the base of the rock face, no way was baby Max and his chariot going to follow the trail up the cliff. The walkers had lost their trail and ended up following the runners. We never expected to be stranded on the rough, rocky outcrops of Whistlepipe Gully.

Leapfrog ended up herding the four Mirline children up hill and down dale with the promise of the ‘drink stop’ around every corner. We all enjoyed the amazing views across to the city and a close encounter with a majestic raptor flying close by our heads.

At one point we lost direction with trail markings going all over the place.We had been walking for almost 2 hours and felt the Hash Rescue Team would be close at hand SO Leapfrog suggested we all scream a chorus of ARE YOU ON ….. No result. BUT when we all screamed WE ARE LOST we got the attention of a couple of dog walkers.

We followed their calls to the bottom of the gully where by some miracle we picked up new bold blue walkers trail markers.

The runners got back in just over an hour and enjoyed the well deserved refreshments including yummy nibbles provided by Thumper. Nobody was interested in going to hunt down the LOST walkers on the scrubby slopes.

Both groups of LOST walkers came home together. We all compared bloody cuts and grazes, the hare missed out on a HUGE fine thanks to our absent monk BUT we will all be a lot wiser when it comes to future DOSH runs. She is the ‘Queen of Crazy Trails’. Let us not forget her famous Zig-Zag marathon.

ON  ON to the Christmas Run next week at 4pm Lake Leshenaultia.

All That Is Lost Is Found Again Part 2

Oh dear…..we seem to be having a spate of *losing or mislaying* Hashers.

Gathering on a splendid Sunday afternoon, we were given vague and generic instructions by the Hares and set off. Moments later, runners and walkers criss-crossed and generally milled about until some trail was found and horn blowing commenced !

Walkers had a relatively pleasant and easy time of it until we nearly missed a poorly marked turn. Unfortunately, one Hasher was up ahead and did miss the turn……and so the saga unfurled.

Back on trail the runners enjoyed their torture and walkers were sauntering back as again we criss-crossed and joined up just in time to find On Home. As a fitting finale, we were directed through a lovely Community Garden to refreshing beverages and comparison of bloody wounds…..

All in all it was a great run but suddenly, yes….. someone (not GPS !) was missing…search parties were contemplated (just for a minute !) but eventually it became clear that a concerted effort had to be mounted and full scale search was co-ordinated….to no avail actually as while the searchers were off looking, the *lost* Hasher with little persons attached returned a bit puffed but valiantly had followed the runners trail. Well done all….A BBQ followed (or curry which was yum !)

 

On-On

 

P B xxx