Archive | December, 2018

Mixed-Up Confusion

We assembled at P M’s house in the flats of Darlington. We knew it would be a flat run this week and flatly refused to believe there would be hills !
The Hare, with usual brevity, pointed to the on-on and runners took off fast as a drink stop was promised. Walkers soon found themselves off-trail …except for Skimpy who may have been on ??? At this point the runners were seen milling around madly, also looking for trail (which, we were warned,  was sparse …. hmmm …. saving all the flour for Christmas cakes and goodies ?)
The cavalry turned up (Hare …in car … P M ) to point us in the right direction and so we eventually arrived at the drink stop to enjoy bubbles and orange juice. Walkers were first for a change but as they left, the sound of the horn was close by as the runners arrived for a short rest. (we left them a bit of liquid refreshment !)
Back at the start, there was muttering of too long, too short, too hot, but mostly too many hills and not enough trail. Needless to say, the Hare got a few down-downs and other charges were doled out by the RA who had help from the pack. Being a hot day, the drinks esky was nearly cleaned out and we welcomed a light cooling breeze. Long time no-see Pullet and new puppy companion Django were welcomed back for Pullet’s annual attendance !
A few of us went for a Christmas curry afterwards ……
Pink Bits x

Twas The Week or So Before Christmas ……

Not much was stirring … except the Hills Hashers gathering at the start of another epic Christmas Run.
Of course, as the Hares Passiona & Leapfrog, had spent hours setting the run, we knew it would be a quick one, as we had to consume a lot of festive food !
We were set off in run/walk directions and had a mighty fine time running/walking about, taking in the lovely scenery.(except for the people we found and named *fire-starters* who we told off in no uncertain terms …)
On the return, we quickly got on with the job of eating, drinking refreshing liquids and camaraderie ! It was indeed a lovely evening and we had such good weather (compared to last year ….. remember ….. the rain – falling horizontally – that really ruined our event ?!)
So, after a while, those Hashers wanting to see * Bohemian Rhapsody* at the outdoor cinema, trundled along WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE and queued up in an orderly manner and eventually got inside, to be met with a wine tasting table (Oh the coincidence …) We had an amazing night with everyone enjoying the movie …..
(It has the seal of approval from the majority of Hills Hashers !)
Till next week back at 5 pm …..
Pink Bits   xxx

A Bit of An Arduous Run ……!

The Hares felt it was time to visit the new car park at Glen Forrest Train Park so there we were gathered in a very pleasant spot under shady trees. Little did the pack know that the run would include the WORST hills in GF. Yes, there are a coupe of doozy’s.
We set of across the Community Garden to the amusement of a group of the gardeners having a little celebration. Then the run and walk continued to the first of the *hills* –  huffing and puffing we carried on. After that the groans and complaints could be heard from a fair distance as the really, really steep hill beckoned. . However, the  drink stop (in a shady front garden copse) was really welcomed … there was even chocolate  ! ! !
Then a longish on-home had everyone back for charges and down-downs.
We finished off the night with a BBQ  🙂
On On
Pink Bits xxx
REMINDER .. Next week it is the Annual Christmas Celebration
* 4PM start * Bring some finger food – chairs – tables – and maybe a raincoat for the movie later  (just sayin’)

The S.W.A.T. Team !

Warm it was … flies in abundance … however, the Hills Hash were prepared (by Made Muffin actually with a fly-swat and fluids !)
In true Hills fashion, there were no hills or water or flies ! Just a really great walk (set by MM) – run (set by Skippy) In fact, it was so good that it ACTUALLY FAZED FRANGA !
Walkers were encouraged on a trail of *W’s* that were so clear and concise that anyone could follow … runners were challenged with a trail of flour dots that were also clear and concise unless you missed some ! Needless to say, we all managed to get to the drink stop …. ALL !
Then a short hop, skip and a few kilometres had us back On – Home …
when I say short … I mean it was a L O N G run and walk …. one of those marathon things that you reminisce on in future moments of clarity !
Needless to say (but I will) we had quite a few Down-downs and charges (I think even GPS was charged and he wasn’t even present.)
*NOTE* – No Lame-duck awards this week ! Good job eh … Scooby ?
Some snacks and chit-chat later a few of us went to the Parky Pub (or a small foodie/bar place nearby ???) In the Parky we met up with no one special … only Two-Stroke ! Much more chat and a few refreshing beverages too !
On – On
Pink Bits