Archive | July, 2012

Run report: July 29

Run #1564
Hare: Mrs Wobbly
On-on: Coles lower carpark, Mundaring

It was of course our annual truffle run so we were all decked out in frog affair, mostly thanks to Leapfrogs bottomless bag of tricks (i.e. a ton of berets!). Some people did make an effort and dress up, so well done folks.

Mrs Wobbly set a corker of a run.   While Effigy (un)assisted the pack and did his best to give us shonky directions, we proudly found our way along the trail.  It was quite a cunning affair, looping back a few times and suitably confusing the front-runners (not that it takes much to accomplish that).  It was nice to get on the western side of Stoneville Rd for the tail end of the run–a  spot I personally haven’t run before–and especially good as I stumbled onto the on-home and just had to stand and wait for most everyone else to catch up.

Walkers came in well after the runners, apparently after being led astray by the directions of a seven year old… No other feedback from them, so assumed all went well.

Hash treats were provided after the run, thank you very much, treat-providers all and sundry.  Ben and Lisa officially received their Hash Handles of “Frodo” and “Toe Stumbler” respectively. (Actually, I think I’m mistaken on that second one…anyone care to correct me?) Ben/Frodo did a ripper job downing his ginger beer (I think he’s been watching us too closely, which is a bit of a worry), while Lisa/the-other-one stood there like a dazed deer and was probably still thinking about which biscuits she wanted to shove in her mouth.

Baby Dosh (handle?) made an appearance, much to the delight of the crowd (Jessie was rather obsessed by her), but was upset by some of the circle ruckus.  (Shame, hashers!)

That’s about it.

On-on.
El Keeno

 

Here’s an attempt to show the run in Google Maps.  I’m stuffed if I can get rid of all those markers…but you can kind of make it out.

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Run report: July 22

Run # 1563
22 July 2012
Hare: Dripper
Start: The Pines, Darlington

The pre-run surprise was provided by Scarlett Runnerbean, by means of her guest “Velvet”.  Velvet was a small horse, or “pony” as is the technical term.  I love ponies … but I couldn’t eat a whole one. (yes…sad I know, but I couldn’t resist)

The Hare had walkers and runners starting off together down the back of Darlington.  I had my handy GPS tracker in my pocket, planning to upload a nifty Google satellite view of the run afterwards (for which I was fined!), but of course the stupid device refused to find any satellites…one bump too many methinks.

We crossed the little stream there in Darlington, and for a minute I thought we might head up the bloody steep hill way out the back of beyond–but thankfully we turned about and rounded back home through the guts of the township/village/what-have-you.

Passiona allegedly performed a bit of shortcutting at the end…that (alleged) scoundrel!

Some run badges were awarded in the circle.  Congratulations toMadonna for hitting 500 runs.
Apart from that, not much more to it really.

Bit of a short report.  Feel free to add your two cents in the comments.

On-on,
El Keeno

 

Run review: # 1 for the year

Run number: 1562
Date: 15 July 2012
Hare: Scarlett Runnerbean
Starting: Pioneer Park, Mount Helena

Scarlett Runnerbean  has developed the cunning and deviousness of veteran run-setter/nazi interrogator.  Today’s run was the epitome of form and function (and punishment!), a marvel of design, and setting a high bar for the rest of the year.  The trail looped in and out, frequently returning to the walker’s trail before before spiralling outwards again, like a wayward moonlander full of Hashers desperately trying to stabilise themselves in orbit around a giant planetry eski full of beer.   Most ingenious of all was when we skimmed by the Mt Helena Tavern, smelling the sour beer in the wind, hearing the drunken hubbub from inside…but unable to get our noses in the door for a pip.  And the grand finale was the final leg looping back inside itself to have a grand tour of the Mt Helena bush block (and we thought it was nearly over!) and finally heading home.

Somewhere along the way we lost a certain short-cutting bastard.  I’m not sure what happened to him (Passiona!) in the end, but he had that well-rested look by the time everyone else staggered Home.

Special honours go to to Effigy for having a near-perfect run of false trails.

Treats were abound after the run, with some pancakes thanks to Made Muffin, and then Hash Nosh thanks to Red Dwarf….curry on a cold day is hard to beat.  Secondary thanks go to the shire for having working BBQs that warmed out pot, our hands, and perhaps even our hearts.

The circle marked GPS’s first run as GM.  I can’t remember anything that happened from then on, as it was a blur of relief and pancakes, curry and exhaustion.

2012 AGM

Starting and ending at Po Po’s Chinee restaurant, the AGM was a vomitty affair–not from binge-drink hashers as you might expect, but from a number of children, specifically El Keeno’s kids vomiting directly upon him.

No photos of that, but other photos of the evening follow…

Feel free to comment.

Hello world!

Nothing works here yet!  But just in case you made it here…this week’s run is at:

The Pines, Darlington, 4pm
Hare = Dripper

 

I’m trialling a forced registration system on this website before people can comment.  If it sucks…I’ll just turn it off.  But give it a go first.