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

All That Is Lost Is Found Again…….

By all accounts it was a L-O-N-G run. Just for once, GPS did not get lost this time…….Instead it was apparently Taz. However, for good measure he was given his Hash name …. He will now be known as *  NAVIGATOR  * and his son was named  * COMPASS  *  I’m sure we will have some amusing variations on these names in the future……

Also worth noting *** IT WAS SKIPPY’S 800 run ! ! ! ***  Well done  (but are you sure you counted correctly Oh dyslexic one …Eh ?)

On-On

 

PB xxx

The Long and Winding Road (Daa Daa Daa Daa !)

It was a very pleasant Sunday on which we congregated in the wilds of Mundaring Weir…. a good number of Hashers turned up on a beautiful day for Hashing !   Anticipation was high as the Hares were clear with instructions and we were directed to enjoy but beware of the bike track as we could be mowed down ! (Hashing is dangerous!)

Runners ran off somewhere and we heard sounds of anguish but walkers were fine to walk in a roundabout and round and round and round and….am dizzy !  fashion looking at weird signs and information for the mountain bikers track…lovely ! They were actually very clever signs that the remarkable Leapfrog had found (whilst setting the walk alone and without the help of Passiona  ” oh, you’ll be alright or come out  at South Ledge or something…. DoH !” )

Needless to say we all came back and had the circle with interesting down-downs of what looked like Cepacol or Harpic (Hashing is dangerous !)

Redlight arrived with Nosh so all was forgotten and another sun set on the Hills Hashing Fraternity…..

Doesn’t get much better than this…….

On-On

 

Pink Bits   xxx

The Trainwreck Good Event !

WOW … !  What a run this was … so exciting and fabulous…….with adventure at every turn….

NO ! wait… maybe I got that wrong….. Nah…just joking !

It was good…very good and everyone came back (eventually) but the Hare had set a challenging run.

He was adamant that runners and walkers would return pretty much at the same time and we did ! The trails were quite separate, winding through pretty bushland and crossing creeks.

At the circle it was clear that there had been some interesting false trails and checks for runners but despite that the Hare was commended for a goodly run…..and fined for it too !

We had a great BBQ afterwards……

Next week is HASH NOSH….REMINDER TO BRING EATING IRONS AND PLATES ETC

ON-ON

 

P B xxx

Hunny Bunny’s Very First RUN ….. (not walk)… RUN !

It was a very auspicious occasion as Hunny Bunny, accompanied by Mum Dosh, ran this week for the first time and was back pretty much with everyone else. Well done Miss…….!  🙂

 

The location was a bit secret but we managed to find it ! Only a few Hashers convened to hear the Hare give some vague instructions and point in the direction of the bush… Being very brave we headed off.  Walkers were told there were a few W’s  to mark our trail. Little did we know they were far and few between and not that clearly marked. However, on the positive side we were spurred on by the prospect of a drinks stop..(and we found it !) as did the runners who were heard blowing their horn now and then while scratching through some rather nasty bush !

 

Back at the circle, the Lame Duck award was bestowed on Dripper, who seriously deserved it for 2 weeks worth of blood flow ! There were a couple of “long time no see’s ” so down-downs a plenty.

GPS didn’t get lost this week !

 

ON – ON till next week

 

P B   x  🙂

Victor Rd Victorious Notorious

In point form:

  • hills (mostly up)
  • not enough checks to appease my lack of fitness
  • rusty barbed wire
  • premium snake country
  • hidden holes in undergrowth
  • eye-height pointed branches
  • numerous water crossings
  • blackberry
  • I didn’t find even a single free beer
  • even my 6 year old returned wounded

So, par for the course for Hash.

Once again I split before the circle, so perhaps Pink Bits can add something about the walk and other shenanigans…
On On
El Keeno

 

And now over to PB:

The walkers trail, au contraire dear El K, was just that…..a very pleasant stroll on a branch, water, spiky bush and nasty stuff FREE trail. It was a wee bit hilly in parts so was slightly challenging in sections but over all very pleasant. We were offered a choice of going as far as we wished, there and back, but recommended to continue to the end point as it was by far the best view….so most walkers did there own thing and had a lovely time. Babies returned early…walkers were next and then…..much later the runners came back as scarred warriors from the battlefields……  There was enough blood to stock Dracula for a while, especially as it was on the eve of Halloween ! ! !

Just as we thought we were all safely back,…….GPS  was noted to be missing. After the usual drinks and chat, more chat and drinks and then a bit of a discussion, no-one in particular was keen to look for him, but we eventually persuaded young Skippy to run on his young legs to look for him. It was just a short wait before they both came back running. GPS yet again lives up to his name.

After usual charges and complaints including one for El Keeno for lousy directions and welcoming new Hashers, the circle wound up and we left the local residents to THEIR road ! ! !

(Hey did the Monk fine himself for getting lost….?)

 

On-On

Pink Bits x

 

***  NOTE  5PM runs from now on  ***