Archive | May, 2018

Grey Sky Grooving …..

Well, you missed a great run ….. Believe it or not, it did not rain till the end ! (Thank you RA at the footy !)
The usual boutique group of stalwart Hashers gathered at the chosen venue and the valiant Hare had decided to not only mark 3 trails (brave)  but had a designated drink stop as well ! ! !
We set off in a few directions and the very well marked trails had us joining up at the DS. Well, a few walkers, being a bit deviant, decided to hide the refreshments in the bushes and wait with great mirth and amusement as the runners and fast walkers milled about, like ants, looking everywhere. Of course, we thought that SOPHIE the GIANT SAUSAGE DOG may give the game away by looking for the pack and barking ….. however, we were sprung by the Hashers sniffing out a good drink spot !
It was fun though …..
The On-Home was not far away so we sprinted off, some slowly, back to the snacks and nibbles on hand. In the circle, (with stand-in GM & RA) which started well, we were soon speeding through the proceedings as the heavens opened up (was that the gods crying over the Dockers game ?) and decided that there was no time for anything else. A few Hashers were very fearful of getting wet so sat in their cars …… WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE ! YOU WILL BE PUNISHED !
On-On
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Dodging Traffic & Star Gazing …….

Sunny autumn days has Hashers venturing out to remote and distant lands. This promised to be a short run/walk and virtually flat ! Guess what, …?   It was ….. The joint Hares had devised a great traverse across roads (bad) and low bush land (good) that had us following random trail across vast vistas (lucky to find the trail sometimes …) Runners and walkers were on the same track for quite a while (saved on flour …) and then walkers veered off (I believe …) to later come across the walkers at the On Home. Of course, there was another dash across 6 lanes of fast moving traffic (no collisions !) and back to the start.
Circle called, we welcomed back the long-time-no-sees with a down-downs and a few charges were administered to the Hares plus sundry others !
As it was Hash Nosh, Red Dwarf arrived with another winter warmer of chilli to die for … some nearly did due to adding hotter pixoflexles to their repast !
As the sun set and the slight darkness moved in, we found an excellent viewing spot for viewing stars and consternation’s …. Ah …! … the wonders of the sky !
On-On
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Back To Skool ….!

So it came to pass that the Hills HHH met up at school on Mothers Day. There were no pinny’s to be seen, nor scones and cups of tea but there was a bunch of raring-to-go Hashers. The weather was very mild and pleasant (again … yawn … where is the rain ?) & we were regaled by El Keeno’s wit and wisdom about the run. Runners and walkers had separately and well marked trail that crossed every now and then. The biggest challenge was a steep gully with a fallen tree (“it just fell” said the Hare … ?) and an equally steep ascent. Walkers went through it carefully but the (younger) runners took it in their stride -as in a hop skip(py) & jump !
We all returned safely (always good…) and found a substantial snack station at which we re-fuelled!  Once the circle was called, the Hare had a few down-downs as did the show-off (I can leap buildings …) and a few other trivial charges…..The run was voted good by everyone so that made for a happy El K.
As the sun started to set, we wandered off home or to curry favour elsewhere.
On-On
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…. And The Run Goes On & On & On…..

The rain kept off and we had a good turnout for the run. We slithered into Skimpy and Free Beer’s property hoping not to get bogged or slip into the dam.
The Hare gave vague instructions (what would you expect  >>>?) and sent us on our way through the ups and downs of this flat area !
From what I could see as well as later hear, there was total confusion among the runners and we all looked liked ants milling about all over the place. Walkers were led astray by the Hare’s offsider (not actually a Hasher ….who assisted in setting a run ….I mean …..I ask you … !!!) and we all kind of … just went round in circles. However, HOORAH ! … we actually found the promised drink stop with a safety port and quizzical looks !
Back in the circle, the true massive length of the run was hot gossip ….  Yes fellow Hashers …. we probably went about 3.5 km in all …just over and over and over ! (sort of …)
So, the GM welcomed yet another ‘VIRGIN’ into the fold. (Good to see so many coming out …!) and there were charges for the Hare (you think … ?) as well as others. Can’t think of the others …. sorry…  but the Hare was charged numerous times. A significant moment was a naming –  of young “Snake Charmer” who will truly appreciate his name as he gets older !
We then had some cake to celebrate Down-Hills b’day (in January …. we keep up to date !) and Free Beer said there were lots of tarts in the back of the van ! All male Hashers rushed over ….. (sweet tooth ….what were you thinking ?)
The BBQ had been on for ages so a select few cooked some stuff and settled down to re-hash (oh I’m good !) the days event ! We kept the home fire burning too !!! It was hot …..
On – On
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The Long & The Short & The Bandicoot !

Hills Hash gathered on the flats of South Guildford on a particularly hot 30+ degree day. There were promises of ‘no hills, water, flour and watch out for low flying aircraft’ and, due to circumstances beyond their control, the Hares were not having a drink stop midway !
Runners and walkers were sent in the same direction, runners quickly losing their way (although clearly marked …) at the start. It was evident from the beginning that this was not a street run as we emerged into some lovely bushland/parkland along the Helena river.
 Walkers had one ‘mini’ hill and a moment to ponder what exactly Ewing VDM meant on a sign. (Very Disorganised Man …. Leapfrog thought ! …) the walk was quite short (thankfully as it was hot)
Runners had to contend with some streets and railway crossings … but made it back alright, even though it was a good 7.5 km run.
Once we were all back, the Hares surprised everyone with some rather nice creamy drinks as ‘drink stop’ along with chips and lollies. The younger Hashers were amused for some time by the appearance of a bandicoot (the Hares had arranged Horace the Bandicoot to perform some cute and cuddly moves ….)
In the circle, run by Vice GM and stand-in RA,(groan)  we had 2 …YES 2 VIRGINS who were initiated to Hash goings on and may even come again !
Otherwise, the Hares were charged and there were a few ridiculous other charges from the floor. We had fun and as the sun set on our Common, we ventured into the darkness and a pub dinner.(As the Dockers lost there was misery among some patrons and mirth and silliness from the Eagles lot)
On – On
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