Hare: Skimpy & Free Beer
On On: Helena Valley Rd
A semi-run report from me, as I had to leave straight after run to meet Hot Mamma…so I can do the run bits if others will post bits about the circle and other such adventures.
It was great to have a large group, and Hills Hash was well outnumbered by the Bush Hash mob. Good to see them again after a fair while. Runners started east, bounding (falling, tripping, evading, cursing) over the first obstacle–it being a barbed-wire fence. The trail turned out to be quite elusive from this point, but we picked it up along the roadside and then dug into some of the new developments, bits of suburbia, parkland and riverside. There was some confusion on all sides at one point where the trail apparently crossed a small bridge and then did some weird things… I won’t go into detail, but 10 minutes or so and some cursing later, we’d backtracked and re-encountered the trail some distance from where we thought it ought to be. All the while, the omnipotent presence of the Hare accompanied us on his bike…not helping much, but keeping us comforted with his proximity.
That about marked the turn for home, and we crossed Helena Valley Road, charged south, and then made the north-westy turn for home. The trail did a rather good job of hiding itself at that point and I think most runners (after wandering around scouring the shrub) turned for home and stumbled on the final remnants of the run just before Home. All in all, a good run. A tad hot for me, but it’s a good reminder of what running at 3pm feels like. The beer afterwards sure went down well.
I didn’t hear much from the walkers and didn’t see if or what they brought back with them, so feel free to add more detail in the comments. I hope Bush Hash enjoyed the occasion.