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Train-ing Excercise …….

So, huddling closely in tiny carpark and surround, we managed to accommodate quite a decent group for this week’s run.
The Hare’s, Skippy and Pink Bits, indicated that there were many, many hills in this part of Hazelmere and that we needed to take heed of cars, buses and trains. Both runners and walkers set off in the same direction ( however, not to meet again till the drink stop !)
It was a hot day and therefore the run/walk was long (obviously) and had a few nearly expiring but everyone got to the drink stop for a few refreshing beverages and sweeties.
It cannot be said that everyone got back at the same time as, (sigh) Team Leapfrog had a bit of a loose-lip problem and  *EVENTUALLY*  (keep that word in mind !) came from the wrong direction.
In the circle, ther were some fines from the stand-in RA but thankfully not too many. Once the formalities were over, we had a bit of a wait for the fish n’chip supper but, lets face it, it did  EVENTUALLY arrive in vast quantities and no-one went home hungry. In fact, there were chip parcels avaiable for OXFAM if required, and I think they are still in transit !
Can’t win ’em all ! ?
On – On

Another Boutique (with Gourmet Overtones) Run …..

A select group of keen Hashers congregated ouside a well known establishment in Chidlow to partake of a ramble/scramble in the back-blocks ! Hare’s Dripper and Pink Bits were worried that it would be a very hot day so went early to set the moderate length  trails. As it turned out, it was overcast and not that hot after all.
Both the run and walk were not too long or arduous so we had everyone back in under an hour. The drink stop was at the end and was refreshing.
In the circle, the RA could not think of any charges so it was left up to the pack to suggest a few…. Nothing too significant as we were looking forward to a BBQ. Once the barbie was hot we cooked and cooked and ate and ate.
Twas good … and very gourmet ……. !
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Crushed and At Rock Bottom !

A mighty turn out of Hashers converged in a tiny parking area in the flatland of Kalamunda. Run instructions were given by the Hare (his off-sider refused to have any credit or otherwise) and there was a run and 2 walker trails … long and short … when I say short, it wasn’t at all,  just less hilly !
The promise of a drink stop was enough to keep all Hashers going forward and once we got there (runners first) it was well worth it … Magic views but with looming hill to traverse on way back, we stuck close to the Crushless – One in order to get home safe and sound.
In the circle, visitors were welcomed with down – downs, shirts exchanged and others were enticed by the very efficient RA, who kept things moving along nicely. A whole family of leaners were charged heftily, as they should, and others were just fined for anything at all.  Hash Splash made a late appearance (not in Hash gear …) but everyone had some cool fluids to end the H O T days event …..
Great venue …
On – On
P B xxx

How Steep Is My Valley ?

This week’s run was set by P M (he of notorious claim to fame of setting *significant* runs) from the flat suburb of Darlington ! ! ! All of you who missed the run, be grateful …. By all accounts it was a lengthy, arduous and tough-mudder ball-breaker-type run. It lasted for well over an hour and by the state of the runners, the word *knackered* was an appropriate word to describe them.

In the (late) circle P M was charged for everything but his paltry excuse was that there were lovely views … Lovely views are all good if you have the energy to look ! There was a bit of surprise from the pack that there were no injuries, scratches or lost limbs !
On a happy note, one certain Hasher celebrated his 18th birthday with a down-down containing an adult beverage. Well done … more to come !!!
Word of warning …. next week’s run is is little old FLAT Kalamunda.   Groan …keep them short if weather hot and tricky terrain ???
Hash nosh was a welcome feast … thanks Hash Nosh folk !
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Boutique Stand-In Run

This was indeed a select boutique run with a moderate number of Hashers rolling up on a warm evening.

It was evident at the start that the GM, RA & On-Sec were not going to be present so it was a *STAND-IN* event. Taking on their roles VERY importantly, the temp. GM welcomed everyone and the Hare gave out some vague instructions (as usual) There was a runners and walkers trail, so we were off in different directions. The walk was most pleasant and very well marked, (which did not stop some walkers going off in wrong direction down driveways …!) Runners were not even heard (horn) for quite some time but on returning, judging by the RED faces (not making a joke of this …!) it had been of a fair distance and, despite the heat, (AND NO DRINK STOP) a good run. Apparently, there had been a short stop to investigate a ….. ahem … little cubby deep in the bush which was of some interest to some !

In the circle, the temp RA did his best to deliver charges but was at a loss as he had been on the walkers trail due to a niggling leg. However, there were plenty of charges from the pack to keep the Hash Splash busy !

On a special note, Hills Hash House Harriers are now sporting a new look t-shirt ! It is very smart and makes us look really sporty (Hee ! Hee !) Its all about the look …. get yours soon …….. Thanks to Sheep-Shunter/Light My Fire for your efforts in getting the gear !

On – On

 

Pink Bits xxx

To Infinity And Beyond ………….or …..I Think I’m Lost !

Amazingly, most Hashers remembered it was a 5pm start ! There were however, a few tardy’s but they managed to catch up !
As it had been a warm day,  the Hares wanted to make this a short run, but, it did not pan out that way … Runners and walkers set off in the same direction and then went separate ways, converging and overtaking … The run had been set around an old quarry so to say the trail was very rocky in parts was not an understatement ! There were some splendid views if you dared take your eyes from the ground and, thankfully, shady parts. It had been a bit of a challenge setting the trail and both Hares managed to get lost (read confused …) at times so they were thinking it may be way too long in the hot weather …. For one Hare, it really felt like infinity and beyond …..
However, it was well marked and there was a much appreciated drink stop (which was secretly filmed by a spy camera, cleverly disguised as a … CAMERA …!!!  Watch out ASIO …) Refreshed and revived, the pack set off for the *On Home* and arrived back to the very welcome sight of the Hash Splash (much consternation at the start as there was no sign of the splash wagon … !)
The circle had some good comments for the Hares even if the run was a tad long. The RA had a few charges for this and that (mostly that …) late arrivals were fined as was the Hash Splash for worrying us …… There was a most interesting accolade for GPS (so he could not be dissapointed ! ! ! ) He was named *** International Global Hash Hero*** by Skimpy and ……….. NO  ….. WAIT ….. What does that mean ???  Oh, …  it was just Simpy’s musings ….ignore …
Skippy (Hash Horn) had his moment to show us his new, bigger and better instrument and he demonstrated how he played it ! Most impressive …..
We had some nibblies and more refreshments and a visit from a local who was wondering what we were up to ……….Ah, the joy of being a Hills Hash House Harrier ……
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Spooky Sunday Shuffle with Stones

A warm and pleasant afternoon had Hashers gathering in a glade just past the boys in blue …. (you had to be there …!!!) Most Hashers were suitably attired in Halloween garb of scary proportions.
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
We were a good pack in anticipation of Skippy’s stunning trail and we were not dissapointed. It was relatively flat, if not a bit gum nutty, but no diasasters on the way. There was a lovely drink stop too, so we enjoyed some refreshments and  then got on with the trail back. No-one got lost but the GM did come in a bit later than everyone else (with some lame excuse I think …)
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
The circle was quite lively with some charges from the frocked-up GM (who looked most weird with eyes that were spooky …..aaaarrrggghhhh …!) Then the RA, resplendent with blood and ghostly features, had some awards to give out as well as some more charges. All this could have been caught on camera if Hash Flash had bought it with him but instead, we have a record of it from a few mobile phones … come on Dripper …get your act together …
FROM NEXT WEEK RUNS ARE AT 5PM
So endeth another great Hills Hash Run and we adjourned for nibblies and snacks.
I hope, dear reader, (and there is one of you ….?) that you noticed my subliminal message about 5pm starts from now on …. If not, you will be too early …
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Short On Parking – But A Great Run …..

As usual GPS, a Master at setting runs, did a stirling job. The trail wound through various parks, waterways and even hills (mini ones) We had good weather so everyone enjoyed the run. No-one got lost and, apart from some unfair charges, the circle went very well.
The highlight of the night was a BURN at Skimpy’s that involved twisted ankles, scratches and pizza … in that order…….
Short & sweet due to time constraints this week
On – On
Pink Bits   xxx

Back To The Bush – Part 2.

Wonderful turn out with many, many Hashers present at this run ! The weather was perfect, (if not a little warm …) and in anticipation of a quality run from P M, we were not disapointed …(except GPS … who is always dissapointed, poor soul)
Just for once, the walkers trail was not an arduous Annapurna – type  trek and although lengthy, was really pretty with LOTS of PINK flowers (very appropriate)
Runners, with the sad twisted Horn, did not fare so well as there were hills and valleys and bare bush which led to a few scrapes…..
However, on returning to the start, everyone was back eventually so the *search & rescue* team could stand down …….
The circle was a mis-mash of Vice GM or a stand -in GM ? and the usual retorts ! The RA was a hoot as per usual dishing out her sharp – tongued charges…. with WAIT FOR IT …. C I D E R  as someone (no names but you know who) did not fill the refreshment wagon with enough for the crowd of Hashers. (it was a genuine argument as we did have a vast crowd)
I think there was a birthday moment with the ubiquitous photo shoot …then we had Hash Nosh and a sliver (if lucky …) of cake. Yum … thanks to all ….!
Great run ….
On – On
Pink Bits  xxx

Meanwhile, Back in the Bush ……

Well, this was a return to the wonders of National Parks with no hills, rocks, slopes and absolutely flat trails !
The Hare, who is no stranger to remoteness, had set a wondrous trail for both runners and walkers through some great bushland. There was a separate trail for both and it was very well marked (well for most !) with a word of warning for walkers that it was STEEP AND UP for the first kilometer or so then …..all flat and downhill !
True to her word it was just so, and with the added attraction of a bubbly drink stop (!!!) so we converged to have refreshment.
On the way back, due to a dodgy Hash Horn (sad …) we did not hear where the runners were but got back just before them.
In the circle, there was some muttering and, as usual, the GM lost control… which was quickly gained by the RA who had the Lame-Duck award ready to dish out to Scooby-Doo….. other charges were duly administered as well as one accolade which went to P M for his splendid run reports in my absence.
On – On
Pink Bits x
PS A *cheerio* goes out to certain bicycle riders (you know who you are …) who get a teensy bit of mirth from these run reports !