Turtles, Art & Train-Lines …..

It was a bit of an unusual venue this week as it was in Midland which is a townie type place without bush, hills or water BUT it was a surprisingly interesting run. The Hares, Pink Bits & Dripper had checked this area out and deemed it good ! We gathered in a car park and wandered over to a hidden park that had railway history and heritage. Absolutely amazingly well constructed seating resembling cabooses/train carriages with train tracks left as indication of the industrial activity in the area in the early 1900’s up to as late as the 1980’s.
Walkers and runners set off in opposite directions but soon criss-crossed on trail. The trail took in the Coal Dam park with a boardwalk circling the dam. Here we had a surprise spying a big mob of long neck turtles in the dam (great to see) as well as a fly past of aeronautic expertise by a mob of ducks (specially commissioned by Pink Bits !) Further on our trail we inspected the huge new development of impressive housing in the area. Absolutely a million miles removed from Midland so it seemed !
There was a lot of signs explaining the different areas in the Railway Workshops so good info for history buffs !
Once we got back and moved cars … (you had to be there …) as the GM was off having a trip visiting his off-shore accountant & Vice was starting his new career as kitchen fitter, yours truly tried to step in but to no avail ….lost all control quite quickly. Thank goodness that RA was in control. She fined those not wearing GREEN in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day …… Although the run/walk were deemed very good (run REALLY REALLY long) the Hares were also charged and … BLISS … to be sure …twas that dark liquid we love …
A few charges later, the circle endeth as the NOSH arrived (eventually after a few bog laps )…. Beef & Guinness stew with mash … yummy ! Thanks go to Red Dwarf as per usual …. !
After most Hashers left, we were enchanted by the blue light show running under the rail tracks … magical !
On – On
Pink Bits


DOSH & WACUDA Deliver …….

In true form, the run and walk were quite a challenge with the chosen terrain and warm weather ! We gathered in a quiet cul-de-sac on what we found later to be on a precipice. There were a few virgin participants (visitors) and, disturbingly, regular appearances by the El Keeno tribe. !!! YAY …! We were informed by the Hares that the drink stop was only for the runners …Hmm…. is that fair ? (Charge them !)

Starting off on the run/walk there was a very pleasant track through very pleasant bush that began to narrow to the point of barely there ! Gingerly placing one foot in front of the other, the walkers descended into the abyss (or so it seemed ….) The perambulator brigade were having to find alternative options doing bog laps ! Of course, Teflon Kid was not in the least perturbed ….

After what seemed like a very long time, the walkers arrived back just minutes before the runners, who were quite red and puffed (except Skippy !) stating they had concerns that GPS was still a few kilometres away ….  He was but we kept having refreshments, thinking how to go look for him, which we didn’t ! (As he arrived just as the circle was called ….. )

Of course there is some difficulty charging the GM and RA …. However, this did not stop us and various charges were bestowed despite it being voted as a great run with wonderful lookouts ! …  GPS ended up with the *Skunk of Shame* as well as the bucket …Well deserved ! Other charges were quickly disposed of and so the circle ended.

Next week …..WEAR GREEN !

On – On

P B xxx

Oh ! Susannah Don’t You Cry For Me ……

Magic warm afternoon saw a great turnout for the run on Sunday. As GM and RA were missing,  in charge of bicycles, Skippy stepped in as both GM and RA (which was sensible !) The Hare, PM,  was keen to set a short run with a long drink stop – OR – a long run with a short drink stop ??? .Hmmm … … in view of the time it took the walkers to get back (albeit the wrong way !) it was a long run ! We went through some lovely bush winding our way around a couple of lakes with a drink stop on the bank of one ! Lovely ….and not too many hills on the way. It was one of PM’s more picturesque and restrained runs and much appreciated by most Hashers.
The circle (eventually ….. !) was about 1 hour and 20 minutes after the start so it really was a L O N G run alright. (there was a bit of car ferrying etc. but we wont mention it )
The Hare was given a down-down for a slight lack of trail marking and confusing people. Otherwise the charges were far and few between ! Note needs to be taken of a new item found on trail of a SKUNK that will be awarded to … well …any skunk in the pack ! Interesting ….!
Incidentally, I forgot to mention that last week, Hoover collected (or picked up) a disgusting piece of roo (?) backbone about 30 cm long, greenish and proceeded to chew and munch on it…. delightful…. or it must have been as he wouldn’t let it go (no-one was too keen to get it off him though !)
Till next week
On – On
Pink Bits x

…….. And The Rain Came Down !

A reasonable group of Hashers turned out in the back blocks of Mt. Helena to enjoy a run through the bush. The Hare Scooby-Doo announced that the trail had been washed out due to a deluge ( what  … where … ?) In fact most of the Hills had been quite cloudy and threatening rain but most of us never saw a drop. Obviously it ALL fell in Mt Helena as was evident by the WATER everywhere.
So the Hare indicated that there was water and NO FALSE TRAILS only checks. In the absence of the GM, vice-GM blew his horn and we all set off onto the wet trail. Walkers were given a bit of notice about a short cut which some of us took as there was no drink stop to worry about !
Once back, runners and walkers all safe, we gathered in the circle to disseminate the run ! Lets be honest, no-one ever believes the Hare about no false trails or water everywhere, In fact, THIS WAS TRUE…. many puddles to skirt round or through and not a single false trail … unheard off … There were a few grumbles about lack of flour marking intersections and so on but overall, a good run in a good location. The R A was short on charges so just a few down-downs were inflicted on the willing (Ha Ha) and we headed back to the dry parts of the Hills !
On – On
Pink Bits x

Confucius say …. “It Is Better To Run On Trail, Not In Circles”

It was a very good turn out for the run set by Crusher and Nick (who was named on this run) They set a wondrous trail in the thieve-dom  of Kalamunda. The trail was well marked and runners & walkers had separate sections which was confusing as …. walkers witnessed some runners going round in circles ! Intriguing to also see a member of the public pop up in front while going in the opposite direction.  I swear there were some ‘black holes’ or such on this run. It was really nice though with plenty of bush and fairly flat (for a change …)
As there was a drink stop, everyone was eager to get there and so we did (mostly …?) Some Hashers were still circling ….!?
Back in the circle, we had down-downs for visitors, long time no-see’s, the many *circlers*. and Spitfire’s shoes were welcomed into the fold. Man, that girl can drink a good shoe ! (Psst Don’t tell her mum) There was a blood-rule moment for Dripper who had lost about 1 litre of the stuff while attempting a slalom-style descent on gravel !
Possibly the highlight was the naming of Nick … he is now known as *Self Naming Bastard* Fairly evident why …Ha Ha !
The evening ended with super nosh – thanks Rock Bottom Great job…
but sadly the orange foot on the road was STOLEN (it is the crime capital of the Hills ….!) unless someone has it ! GIVE IT BACK !
Pink Bits  x x x

Hills Hashers Cause A Stir In The Neighbourhood ……. !

As we had the usual Valentine’s Day (linger longer ….)  lingerie run, the brave Hare GPS, had a great venue with maximum exposure (Ha ! Ha !) for the world to see the madness we get up to on these runs.
It was a very well marked run/ walk !
Mostly a good walk – there and back but … (as in Fawlty Towers) – done in two very different ways ! …. DOWN the road on one side and UP the road on the other side ! Ingenious of the Hare to think of that … ?
Of course there was a delectable drink stop with all the trappings of cocktail potential and pink beer … Yes … * PINK*  beer cos it was a Valentine’s Day moment …
To be honest the boys went all out to be GORGEOUS and of course caused quite a stir on the trail, … some passersby having to take a second look and some having to truly support the boys in frocks (so to speak) I am nearly in tears thinking how we may have helped some guys to just be themselves …. but digressing …
The whole pack got back in tact !! (Har … Har) and we had a great circle ending with a prize for best dressed Harriette and Harrier ! Those see-through flares were just amazing and the sexy looking gals were super …. Well done …
On – On
Pink Bits x x x

The Run That Launched A Thousand Slips !

Well, young Skippy did splendid job setting this run. As it was in Darlington, we knew there were no hills or GRAVEL ! True to form, he set the runners off on a merry dance with the AMAZING incentive of not one but TWO drink stops ! – Not so lucky for the walkers – only one !
An early bit of advice (from the Hare) helped the blind lead the lame on a shortish-cut ( of all of 5 minutes … well I ask you … ?) Slipping and sliding was still the order of the day … mostly down hill for ages. We heard the horn a bit here and there (mostly way over there) and eventually arrived at drink stop number 1 with MAGNIFICENT views.  We really needed the refreshments as it was a hot day. Revived and refreshed, we sped on to the finish but where there is a downward spiral … there is an upward trudge … and trudge it was … up, up, and away ! The trail was soooo narrow on occasion, you’d think it was a roo trail !
Back at the start, we waited a while for the runners  (apparently, the second drink stop was worth it …. !) So,  the circle was called and all parties who had short-cutted, fallen over, skidded and slipped were duly fined. The Hare won accolades for a good run (Doh…  !) & Pink Bits was awarded a foot for 400 runs (really … get a life !) another great Hills Hash Run bites the dust …..
On – On
Pink Bits x x x

G’Day from Glen Forrest!

A fine day it was to be running from Glen Forrest, probably Hills Hash most popular location at Morgan John Morgan park. Run number 1850 (getting up there in numbers aren’t we!) The hares led us an a medley of old and new streets, trails and back alleys culminating in a drink stop under the watchful eyes of a few fenced in guard dogs. Back to the start to enjoy some cold beer accompanied with a birthday cake (Dripper at 58?). The circle welcomed new runner Suesara along  with a few On Down’s for accomplishments and misdemeanors.  On On to a BBQ


Till next week

P. Merah

ANTZ in Your Pantzs …. or …. She ‘Aint Heavy, … She’s My Daughter …..

It was HOT … the weather was hot, the day was hot, the teeny bit of shade was hot and the ants were aplenty ! It was a spectacular view though !
We assembled at the start and did the *Watusi* and other stamping dances while waiting for the GM & RA who had some * sparking*  issues.
When they arrived, the Hare (P M) gave us instructions, said there was a drink stop and warned that if we thought the ants were bad now, wait till we were on trail. HE WAS SO RIGHT ! They were big, so  B I G  and many ….MANY MANY …all over the place so you could not help but keep moving. As the heat was still intense at this time of day, walkers were dousing themselves with water and turning funny shades of red. The trail went up and up (gently – said the Hare) mostly without shade …but the views were good ! We loved the views … they were everywhere …just like the ants so not time to stop and admire !
Miraculously, the drink stop appeared and it was on a rock …. NOT covered with ants so the walkers sojourned a bit, mostly to drop the heart rates …no sign of runners but then rumours start to go round as to who was lost, who was lost with whom, and such. All was well though (no-one was lost …) … the runners did arrive in dribs and drabs, and sucked on the last drop of water & other fluids …
Then a mere 25 kilometres later, (a bit of an exaggeration …) we were at the end and back to the splendid view !
As most Hashers arrived back the decision was made to not remain in that area for Nosh but to travel a mere short distance to a lovely grassy area with a lake and playground for the littlies …. joy – bliss !!! no ants …….  so we could eat in comfort.
The circle called (it was getting late due to late start and all the late arrivals) the Hare quite rightly got super fined for the ANTS but commended on the splendour of the run. The RA was fined for the battery* sparky* issue, there were fines for talking, being a long time no-see, for gardening on the run (!) and, most impressively, for picking up a lady driver for a lift (You scoundrel Maddona !)
Then we ate and enjoyed the cooling breezes …… Did I mention it had been very hot …!
Thanks to chef Red Dwarf ……
Pink Bits x x x

Decadent Desserts At Birthday Bash ! or Won’t You Come Home Bill Bailey

Stop Press …… it was THE event of this year !
Ominous clouds of smoke were up in the sky due to a serious bush fire in the area, but it would not stop the Hash run going ahead. We were celebrating Leapfrog’s Birthday so, as usual, it would be a ‘Just Desserts’ theme.
The Hares promised a short run, with trails for both runners and walkers. They lived up to their promises and the trails were very well marked. We meandered around local reserves (sometimes being harassed by L A R G E  dogs ! …. or was it their owners … ?) and leafy back streets. There are no hills in the hills …..
There were a few spatters of rain but nothing could dampen our enthusiasm as we returned to the start. The circle called, we had good remarks about the run and trail (a few disgruntled runners complained a bit but were soon shot ….. shot down I meant !)
Then after some charges and amazing down – downs of G I A N T marshies and Bill’s ….. 🙂 we got on with the feasting and celebrating with a H U G E sugar overload that had Hashers going home climbing walls ! Just like kids ……..
On – On
Pink Bits x x x