Archive | May, 2017

What … No PUDDLE Warning ???

On a somewhat overcast, dark and … oh … !!!       lets face it ….  WET Sunday we gathered in a crowded carpark (but with the potential promise of hot chips later from a food van parked conveniently close)

The Hare DOSH, was quick to point in the direction of the run start and gave comprehensive instructions for both runners and walkers. So off we trudged (never a truer word !) over an EXTREMELY rocky trail, that although so well marked you could not get lost, was, nevertheless, tough as  …… Hmm I was wondering if this was a pre-cursor to one of those *Mudder* runs that I was thinking of joining ! (NOT !) It started by mostly going down but that meant, at some point, it would have to go up !

We skipped and twirled with excitement didn’t we…RUNNERS I meant as you all came back with bloodied limbs that invoked visions of twirling …. ??? Mostly falling and scratching but who am I to comment on that.

Eventually, everyone returned safe and sound ( NOTE : GPS was not present this week) Some charges were timidly given for lack of water information (Hey I’m sorry) and others for whatever the circle could think of under the circumstances. Dripping from the roof of the shelter hastened the end of the circle and, although the chips beckoned for some, others went for the yummy curry….

Hash Nosh next week folks



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The long and the short of it

From: Train playground, Glen Forrest

Runners enjoyed a fun-sized run; some in their aprons. Franger enjoyed scooting down a hill, while Nameless scored less than 10 for his diving. Walkers trekked there and back again at double the runner’s duration, the stragglers wandering in as the Circle strained if it was or wasn’t.


(Sorry, this is the post from 2 weeks ago, and the other one is more recent. I am slack…El Kenno. Now on to the run report by Pink Bits…)

Kia Ora to all… Good to be back …

Well on a splendid evening, a very well turned out group of Hashers, resplendent in red frocks and all manner of red attire, were duly positioned in front of Leapfrogs new toy…. a tractor … (what else …?) for the photo shoot. Oh, and for the run of course.

This was a celebration of wedding anniversary (Leapfrog/Passiona) and a Heart Foundation Fund Raiser. With the promise of a drink stop from Hare Leapfrog, we all headed of into the surrounding bushland along a very well marked trail. There were not many incidents on the way to the drink stop, although the beverage was less than gorgeous (other than to Made Muffin) so that was an incident in itself. It seems that the runners veered of trail quite a bit and arrived back from a number of directions. Maybe a few red faces too ?

Despite that we had a satisfactory circle, no least memorable due to the naming of a Hasher * SPARROW * (WARNING: Never mention a favourite movie character unless you are prepared to wear their name for ever ! Could have been worse though …)

After the circle we waited for the fabulous Nosh to arrive (thanks again to Redlight and Red Dwarf) it was a great red chilli con carne….mmmmmmmmm with some cake/sweets to follow.

All that was needed was a short wedding movie from the 80’s  …. NO WAIT … WE DID HAVE THAT TOO !

Great night

On – On

Punk Buts (spoken in New Zealandish)


Another glorious day had the pack assembling at the end of Victor Rd (note: NOT near the Water Corp gates as stated on website …)

PM as Hare gave a few pointers and we set off onto some great, gravelly bush tracks. Runners and walkers were on the same trail for a while then we veered off never to be seen again … till at the end.

That was an ominous statement as you will read on …

So walkers had a very pleasant, if warm, afternoon  (more like summer than autumn) and a few slippy paths to navigate until we reached the beachy pondy rivery thingy!  We had a look (no sharks PM …was joking !) then retraced our steps following M’s. We were almost back at the start when the horn was sounded and the runners raced past getting back just before walkers. Unfortunately, the one runner that had splash was a bit further behind so we had to wait with thirsty tongues a bit longer !!!

As the GM called the circle, we noticed (only just …) that …yes you guessed it … one of the runners was missing (actually 3 but we didn’t know that the other 2 had decided to run today …safety first guys !!!)

A search party was eventually organised with rope, tackle and emergency beacons (I lie …) and set off to find GPS !

This allowed for a few more beverages while waiting and watching the sun set (Oooooh… its getting dark….)

Then just in time, all errant Hashers were sighted and circle called. The safety bra had to be brought out in place of the lame duck attire for cuts, bruises and general all over pain for Dripper but as the down-down utensils were forgotten (down-down for that too !) we had a *shared * container for the mouthful of dubious splash !

Great event yet again…….


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