Archive | December, 2016

Xmas all over again

It was a nice day to be at the lake. The grass was fresh, the air was warm, there were plenty of children to attract the ravenous march-flies away from myself…

We started promptly with a customary run around the lake, with cheers in the air all the way (kind of). It was good to see such a big crowd, and lots of long-time Hashers.

Santa turned up on his kayak after the run, and kiddies ran towards him (or were otherwise shoved) with glee. Prezzies gallore rained from his sack, and not a Hasher was disappointed.

Chrissy Dinner was a delight, with loads of everything…and deserts were awesome.

Thanks as usual to the usual suspects of organisers that make this happen every time, and to that magical eski that somehow appears every week to provide me with beer. And thank you, beer!

Lost In Space ! ? !

We have duel run reports this week. First From Pink bits:

 

So, what on earth is happening ? (How apt is that title…?)

On a lovely Sunday that had a slight promise of rain, the Hash gathering was in the Kalamunda side of the Hills…….(the DARK side I am thinking…)

As I was not there, I checked details from those who were and the end result was the following ……..

Great but steep run…mostly at 40 degrees … actually really, really hard going !

Fun run…

Best run… (just saying that)

Skimpy, Free Beer and baby went missing (Found)

Compass ran off and left the family with Leapfrog (BIG mistake…)

They got horribly lost …there was much shouting of being lost and local residents had to step in and find and help LOSERS…..! (probably cos of the noise )

Never mind all that…..the Hare left at circle time to pick up kids and was gone for 45 mins (whatever !!!)

The GM disappeared to some random gig (phaff !) The Vice GM was absent…..the RA was absent…(on the ocean). the Hare was still absent …..Leapfrog (with entourage) were absent ….

Dear Oh ! dearie me !

The On- Sec stepped up and did what had to be done… provide liquid refreshment (as Hash  Splash also WASN’T there) and try to look like he was in charge…

No Hashers were disadvantaged by this run…..Wish I’d been there…

On-On till Christmas fun !

P B xxx

 

Now, from Passiona:

Hash Headline – Record 9 lost on Hash Run

It all started so well – a glorious cool Sunday afternoon, an eager pack including 10 children and the promise of a great run (with drink stop) and a ‘walk in the park’ by our hare DOSH.

Well it ended up to be none of these……it even rained at the end .

We started at the end of Alpine Road in Kalamunda so that gave a clue to the expected terrain. BUT nobody expected actual vertical rock climbing!!

The pack of walkers parted company at the base of the rock face, no way was baby Max and his chariot going to follow the trail up the cliff. The walkers had lost their trail and ended up following the runners. We never expected to be stranded on the rough, rocky outcrops of Whistlepipe Gully.

Leapfrog ended up herding the four Mirline children up hill and down dale with the promise of the ‘drink stop’ around every corner. We all enjoyed the amazing views across to the city and a close encounter with a majestic raptor flying close by our heads.

At one point we lost direction with trail markings going all over the place.We had been walking for almost 2 hours and felt the Hash Rescue Team would be close at hand SO Leapfrog suggested we all scream a chorus of ARE YOU ON ….. No result. BUT when we all screamed WE ARE LOST we got the attention of a couple of dog walkers.

We followed their calls to the bottom of the gully where by some miracle we picked up new bold blue walkers trail markers.

The runners got back in just over an hour and enjoyed the well deserved refreshments including yummy nibbles provided by Thumper. Nobody was interested in going to hunt down the LOST walkers on the scrubby slopes.

Both groups of LOST walkers came home together. We all compared bloody cuts and grazes, the hare missed out on a HUGE fine thanks to our absent monk BUT we will all be a lot wiser when it comes to future DOSH runs. She is the ‘Queen of Crazy Trails’. Let us not forget her famous Zig-Zag marathon.

ON  ON to the Christmas Run next week at 4pm Lake Leshenaultia.

All That Is Lost Is Found Again Part 2

Oh dear…..we seem to be having a spate of *losing or mislaying* Hashers.

Gathering on a splendid Sunday afternoon, we were given vague and generic instructions by the Hares and set off. Moments later, runners and walkers criss-crossed and generally milled about until some trail was found and horn blowing commenced !

Walkers had a relatively pleasant and easy time of it until we nearly missed a poorly marked turn. Unfortunately, one Hasher was up ahead and did miss the turn……and so the saga unfurled.

Back on trail the runners enjoyed their torture and walkers were sauntering back as again we criss-crossed and joined up just in time to find On Home. As a fitting finale, we were directed through a lovely Community Garden to refreshing beverages and comparison of bloody wounds…..

All in all it was a great run but suddenly, yes….. someone (not GPS !) was missing…search parties were contemplated (just for a minute !) but eventually it became clear that a concerted effort had to be mounted and full scale search was co-ordinated….to no avail actually as while the searchers were off looking, the *lost* Hasher with little persons attached returned a bit puffed but valiantly had followed the runners trail. Well done all….A BBQ followed (or curry which was yum !)

 

On-On

 

P B xxx

All That Is Lost Is Found Again…….

By all accounts it was a L-O-N-G run. Just for once, GPS did not get lost this time…….Instead it was apparently Taz. However, for good measure he was given his Hash name …. He will now be known as *  NAVIGATOR  * and his son was named  * COMPASS  *  I’m sure we will have some amusing variations on these names in the future……

Also worth noting *** IT WAS SKIPPY’S 800 run ! ! ! ***  Well done  (but are you sure you counted correctly Oh dyslexic one …Eh ?)

On-On

 

PB xxx