NOT a Boutique Run … !

Well, it was really but am fed up of that statement …….

So, a small but sophisticated group of 4H banded together in wonderful weather (am a poet too …!)

We had some (as we now know …) vague and not complete instructions from the Hare – Downhill,- and set of at a cracking pace. We were warned that there was no water, but we could cross it without getting our socks wet … this was good news for Dripper …

Cherisse, our new walker, was a bit tardy in her appearance but managed to catch up. (Her limo driver was unavailable so she had to drive herself ….aaahhh !)

Despite all the worries or not, we all managed to converge back at the start eventually.

The Hare was duly charged for not being specific about his trail for walkers (WHERE HAD THE W’s GONE ?) and not much else happened …

or I forgot ! It was a very good run though and enjoyed by all …. Great to see a few returnee’s too !

We were a tad chilly as the sun set so the circle got smaller and smaller as we huddled around Skippy’s fire. He even managed to get his oldish sneakers a wee bit molten …. Watch out for new shoes !

Till next week

On On

Pink Bits x

The Post-Spinifex Run !

 

A small select boutique gaggle of Hashers congregated at the very tiny car park that young Skippy had chosen. We managed to cram ourselves in and, as the weather was kind, we waited in anticipation for run instructions. They were a bit vague with lots of hand waving and gesticulating ! However, runners and walkers set off in the same direction with lots of W’s veering off for walkers.

According to my inside information, the run was a bit lumpy, rocky and steep. The trail was well marked and the pack kept together. Also, Dripper did not come back with wet socks despite having to cross a few creeks ! The walk was really pleasant for all …

Once we had all returned safely, we convened the circle with the stand-in GM and stand-in RA …. we were surprised to see the RA, in full Monk attire, wearing the Lame-Duck hat ! Hmmm …. more to come …..

There was a virgin walker this week (with her limo driver) so welcome to Hills Hash …… Ha Ha Ha – was fun showing how to do a down-down !

Other charges were, of course, for the Hare and a few others who were not that significant, were you Skimpy ??? ! The Lame Duck wearer explained it was a gardening accident but, you know ….. well …..um !?

A significant mention needs to be made that THERE WAS NO SPINIFEX ON THIS RUN … OMG …. thank goodness ! Some of us have had enough of those needles ….

On-On

Pink Bits xxxxx

Priscilla Queen of the Desert …or … Frocks on Rocks !

This week, Hills Hash had a spectacular Hash-Away in the warm and sunny Nor’west ! We had a couple of visiting Hashers join us ! The theme was as above so, needless to say, there was a great deal of dress-up. We were fortunate to have semi-professional make-up artists (daughter and friend of hosts) who assisted in *glamming* us all up and did a fab job.
The Hares – Tickhead and Wacuda  – The terrain – up a dirty big hill the hard way through the famous Pilbara banded ironstone on rocky trails that were not for the faint-hearted. Lets say where there was a significant up, there was a significant down, as one of the visitor Hashers found out to her peril ! The climax and 1/2 way point, was to be on top of the rock to toast the sunset !!!  Lovely !
Runners had a tough time of it. The Hares made an unfortunate decision to run in DRAG through a North-west mining town that caused some consternation among the blokes ! They were back within the appointed time (unscathed !)  but, the walk was much longer than expected so we had a very quick photo shoot, sunset admire and then had to descend to the bottom (the quick way) before it got dark. (Some got a lift – Ha Ha !)
The circle was convened at the hosts home with great gusto and some robust charges were administered in the form of the marshmallow and Mr Bailey ! There was a bit of whingeing about inadequate flour marking trail, so the run must have been good. We continued celebrations late into the night.
There will be more stories and photographic evidence of the event for the rest of the Hills Hash shortly.
Huge thanks to Pick Up Chick, Tickhead and Family for their hospitality, friendship and fun time ! Also, for showing us the sights in the area. Was a really great experience.
On- On
Pink Bits xxx

Tunnel of Lurve ? … or …

Great turn out for the Hills Hash … weather was mild and sunny with a hint of summer !
There were 3 versions of the run this week – there were the runners, the walkers & the other walkers with 4 footed friends …! We are flexible …….
After the correct time apart – we all met up and had a gorgeous reunion !
So, there was a drink stop – tick
The runners liked the run – tick
The long walkers liked their walk – tick
The doggie-doo’s also liked their walk – tick
In all – this was a lovely run set by Sheep-Shunter
In the circle, the stand-in GM administered absolutely no control which had to be given to the stand-in RA who did a job lot of charges to move things along as NOSH was ready ! Lovely to meet *Son-of-Up-Hill* …..  ! Anyway, charges disposed off, we moved on to marvellous nosh by *Light My Fire* and as the sun set we thought …we are fortunate indeed to be here enjoying this afternoon !
On-On
Pink Bits xxx
P.S. Next week we are a in a Far, Far Galaxy, a LONG, LONG way away !

The Pirate Run (with Botanical Overtones)

Ahoy me Hearties ! Capt. P M  did a good job of making us walk the plank (numerous times !)
Hashers gathered at the appointed footy oval in the relatively flat lands of Maida Vale. I now understand the comments from P M that there were some “obstacles” to overcome on the run.
How right he was … Runners and walkers were directed on the same trail for much of the journey. The trail was very well marked and from the flats it went somewhat up and up with plenty of gravel. As all things that go up, so they must come down ! Down and down … so to the planks … at least 3 (Did the Hare carry them and plonk them down himself ?) It almost seemed like we were going round in circles, crossing and re-crossing a waterway … There were no bodies in the water so the assumption was that the runners had traversed with dry feet, we heard the horn a few times so maybe they were warning honks ! The runners had a bit more hills and bush to play in, and they seemed to surround us at times.
The fast walkers and runners had to wait for a few slower walkers who had some botanical adventures on the way back. It had been another long run !
In the circle (round the bonfire …) we had the Vice-GM welcome us back as well as introductions from 2 new runners. The “mystery” R A set to work and the Hare was charged for his great run (planks and all …) as well as other miscreants. We soon ran out of down-downs so had to wind up the night.
On-On
Pink Bits x
REMINDER – As the nights draw in, could Hares  be mindful of keeping the runs to 50-60 minutes (just in case we lose someone and have to search by torchlight !)

The Banyowla Big Bush Bash ….. or …. Marathon Run

What started off as a long way from home .. (Hills Hash do not stray far …) found a goodly pack of eager Hashers congregating at the gates of a lovely reserve. This totally surprised the Hares and therefore, caused some consternation as the ” not so substantial” drink stop supplies may be lacking !? …
We were given a few options for run and walks so each to their own, we set off into the rugged terrain (or not…)
After many gruelling hours, (or so it felt …) the slower, safer walkers arrived at the drink stop after about 45 minutes. MAGIC destination, gorgeous views and sunset about to happen but …. no other members of the pack ? There were a few random humans who were just taking photos of all aspects of the quarry so we sat about for a while, wondering if there was another quarry (with pool …) We searched and searched for any refreshments but to no avail, Just as we were about to give up, a few intrepid, parched runners arrived with Hare in tow (who unearthed the secret stash of refreshments …) and eventually, as most of the pack arrived, there was indeed enough to go around. The dogs entertained us with their version of synchronised swimming and we headed back to the start.
Let me just mention that this was indeed a MARATHON run as it was well and truly close to 1 & 3/4 hours …… before we got back.
After much needed munchies, we had a slightly accelerated circle as the clouds were ominous and the light had all but gone !
It was voted as a great run, well marked (with enough flour to feed a small country) so no one could get lost and quite a novel spot for most of the pack. In fact (hold on to your hats ….! ! ! )  the sage old Passiona was heard to say that it was the most difficult run he had EVER been on ! That’s saying something isn’t it ?
On-On, if we make it to the next run …,
Pink Bits x

Grey Sky Grooving …..

Well, you missed a great run ….. Believe it or not, it did not rain till the end ! (Thank you RA at the footy !)
The usual boutique group of stalwart Hashers gathered at the chosen venue and the valiant Hare had decided to not only mark 3 trails (brave)  but had a designated drink stop as well ! ! !
We set off in a few directions and the very well marked trails had us joining up at the DS. Well, a few walkers, being a bit deviant, decided to hide the refreshments in the bushes and wait with great mirth and amusement as the runners and fast walkers milled about, like ants, looking everywhere. Of course, we thought that SOPHIE the GIANT SAUSAGE DOG may give the game away by looking for the pack and barking ….. however, we were sprung by the Hashers sniffing out a good drink spot !
It was fun though …..
The On-Home was not far away so we sprinted off, some slowly, back to the snacks and nibbles on hand. In the circle, (with stand-in GM & RA) which started well, we were soon speeding through the proceedings as the heavens opened up (was that the gods crying over the Dockers game ?) and decided that there was no time for anything else. A few Hashers were very fearful of getting wet so sat in their cars …… WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE ! YOU WILL BE PUNISHED !
On-On
Pink Bits xxx

Dodging Traffic & Star Gazing …….

Sunny autumn days has Hashers venturing out to remote and distant lands. This promised to be a short run/walk and virtually flat ! Guess what, …?   It was ….. The joint Hares had devised a great traverse across roads (bad) and low bush land (good) that had us following random trail across vast vistas (lucky to find the trail sometimes …) Runners and walkers were on the same track for quite a while (saved on flour …) and then walkers veered off (I believe …) to later come across the walkers at the On Home. Of course, there was another dash across 6 lanes of fast moving traffic (no collisions !) and back to the start.
Circle called, we welcomed back the long-time-no-sees with a down-downs and a few charges were administered to the Hares plus sundry others !
As it was Hash Nosh, Red Dwarf arrived with another winter warmer of chilli to die for … some nearly did due to adding hotter pixoflexles to their repast !
As the sun set and the slight darkness moved in, we found an excellent viewing spot for viewing stars and consternation’s …. Ah …! … the wonders of the sky !
On-On
Pink Bits xxx

Back To Skool ….!

So it came to pass that the Hills HHH met up at school on Mothers Day. There were no pinny’s to be seen, nor scones and cups of tea but there was a bunch of raring-to-go Hashers. The weather was very mild and pleasant (again … yawn … where is the rain ?) & we were regaled by El Keeno’s wit and wisdom about the run. Runners and walkers had separately and well marked trail that crossed every now and then. The biggest challenge was a steep gully with a fallen tree (“it just fell” said the Hare … ?) and an equally steep ascent. Walkers went through it carefully but the (younger) runners took it in their stride -as in a hop skip(py) & jump !
We all returned safely (always good…) and found a substantial snack station at which we re-fuelled!  Once the circle was called, the Hare had a few down-downs as did the show-off (I can leap buildings …) and a few other trivial charges…..The run was voted good by everyone so that made for a happy El K.
As the sun started to set, we wandered off home or to curry favour elsewhere.
On-On
Pink Bits x

…. And The Run Goes On & On & On…..

The rain kept off and we had a good turnout for the run. We slithered into Skimpy and Free Beer’s property hoping not to get bogged or slip into the dam.
The Hare gave vague instructions (what would you expect  >>>?) and sent us on our way through the ups and downs of this flat area !
From what I could see as well as later hear, there was total confusion among the runners and we all looked liked ants milling about all over the place. Walkers were led astray by the Hare’s offsider (not actually a Hasher ….who assisted in setting a run ….I mean …..I ask you … !!!) and we all kind of … just went round in circles. However, HOORAH ! … we actually found the promised drink stop with a safety port and quizzical looks !
Back in the circle, the true massive length of the run was hot gossip ….  Yes fellow Hashers …. we probably went about 3.5 km in all …just over and over and over ! (sort of …)
So, the GM welcomed yet another ‘VIRGIN’ into the fold. (Good to see so many coming out …!) and there were charges for the Hare (you think … ?) as well as others. Can’t think of the others …. sorry…  but the Hare was charged numerous times. A significant moment was a naming –  of young “Snake Charmer” who will truly appreciate his name as he gets older !
We then had some cake to celebrate Down-Hills b’day (in January …. we keep up to date !) and Free Beer said there were lots of tarts in the back of the van ! All male Hashers rushed over ….. (sweet tooth ….what were you thinking ?)
The BBQ had been on for ages so a select few cooked some stuff and settled down to re-hash (oh I’m good !) the days event ! We kept the home fire burning too !!! It was hot …..
On – On
Pink Bits xxx