Archive | June, 2018

Tunnel of Lurve ? … or …

Great turn out for the Hills Hash … weather was mild and sunny with a hint of summer !
There were 3 versions of the run this week – there were the runners, the walkers & the other walkers with 4 footed friends …! We are flexible …….
After the correct time apart – we all met up and had a gorgeous reunion !
So, there was a drink stop – tick
The runners liked the run – tick
The long walkers liked their walk – tick
The doggie-doo’s also liked their walk – tick
In all – this was a lovely run set by Sheep-Shunter
In the circle, the stand-in GM administered absolutely no control which had to be given to the stand-in RA who did a job lot of charges to move things along as NOSH was ready ! Lovely to meet *Son-of-Up-Hill* …..  ! Anyway, charges disposed off, we moved on to marvellous nosh by *Light My Fire* and as the sun set we thought …we are fortunate indeed to be here enjoying this afternoon !
Pink Bits xxx
P.S. Next week we are a in a Far, Far Galaxy, a LONG, LONG way away !

The Pirate Run (with Botanical Overtones)

Ahoy me Hearties ! Capt. P M  did a good job of making us walk the plank (numerous times !)
Hashers gathered at the appointed footy oval in the relatively flat lands of Maida Vale. I now understand the comments from P M that there were some “obstacles” to overcome on the run.
How right he was … Runners and walkers were directed on the same trail for much of the journey. The trail was very well marked and from the flats it went somewhat up and up with plenty of gravel. As all things that go up, so they must come down ! Down and down … so to the planks … at least 3 (Did the Hare carry them and plonk them down himself ?) It almost seemed like we were going round in circles, crossing and re-crossing a waterway … There were no bodies in the water so the assumption was that the runners had traversed with dry feet, we heard the horn a few times so maybe they were warning honks ! The runners had a bit more hills and bush to play in, and they seemed to surround us at times.
The fast walkers and runners had to wait for a few slower walkers who had some botanical adventures on the way back. It had been another long run !
In the circle (round the bonfire …) we had the Vice-GM welcome us back as well as introductions from 2 new runners. The “mystery” R A set to work and the Hare was charged for his great run (planks and all …) as well as other miscreants. We soon ran out of down-downs so had to wind up the night.
Pink Bits x
REMINDER – As the nights draw in, could Hares  be mindful of keeping the runs to 50-60 minutes (just in case we lose someone and have to search by torchlight !)

The Banyowla Big Bush Bash ….. or …. Marathon Run

What started off as a long way from home .. (Hills Hash do not stray far …) found a goodly pack of eager Hashers congregating at the gates of a lovely reserve. This totally surprised the Hares and therefore, caused some consternation as the ” not so substantial” drink stop supplies may be lacking !? …
We were given a few options for run and walks so each to their own, we set off into the rugged terrain (or not…)
After many gruelling hours, (or so it felt …) the slower, safer walkers arrived at the drink stop after about 45 minutes. MAGIC destination, gorgeous views and sunset about to happen but …. no other members of the pack ? There were a few random humans who were just taking photos of all aspects of the quarry so we sat about for a while, wondering if there was another quarry (with pool …) We searched and searched for any refreshments but to no avail, Just as we were about to give up, a few intrepid, parched runners arrived with Hare in tow (who unearthed the secret stash of refreshments …) and eventually, as most of the pack arrived, there was indeed enough to go around. The dogs entertained us with their version of synchronised swimming and we headed back to the start.
Let me just mention that this was indeed a MARATHON run as it was well and truly close to 1 & 3/4 hours …… before we got back.
After much needed munchies, we had a slightly accelerated circle as the clouds were ominous and the light had all but gone !
It was voted as a great run, well marked (with enough flour to feed a small country) so no one could get lost and quite a novel spot for most of the pack. In fact (hold on to your hats ….! ! ! )  the sage old Passiona was heard to say that it was the most difficult run he had EVER been on ! That’s saying something isn’t it ?
On-On, if we make it to the next run …,
Pink Bits x