Archive | May, 2019

The “Not Suitable For Wheelchairs” Run …..

That’s what the Hare, (Sheep Shunter) said as we congregated at the start … !
Well, if that wasn’t a thrown gauntlet ….. ? We checked if the Zimmer-frame run would be arranged soon but that was scorned by the Hare who said it was just a feud between him and PM (or words to that effect)
Looking around there were no prams, walking frames or wheelchairs to be seen – and just as well … the run/walk was of mammoth proportions, (specially designed for Franga – who did not show …) possibly a half marathon, or something similar … Lets say the runners said it was L O N G !!
Again, we Hashers are very good at finding ALL the possible hills, slopes and elevations in any area … even on flat land ! So on and up we went, trailing past the river, (very pretty) and up sets of stairs, followed by Annapurna type embankments.
However, we did get a great drink stop and surveyed the land from the heights. On the way back, there was a special performance by the ” Hash Girls Elephant Walk” navigating the steep descent.
In the circle, the run/walk were rated well, (not sure if Sheep Shunter won the feud) and a few charges were dished out to un-wary Hashers.
Pink Bits x

Hash Down On The Flats ???

Well, yes, once in a while we do venture far and wide … We have to get an RAC weather report and take a packed lunch !
Still, this was a beautiful day and we gathered at the lovely McDougal Park. Scooby Doo was the Hare and he gave a few scant directions stating that runners and walkers were on the same trail for a while, then walkers would find a short cut to get to a (possible) joint drink stop !
So, although well marked, there were a few glitches on the trail … W’s becoming M’s – runners being miss-led on the long FT’s – distance running !
Seeing as it had been the “Run for a Reason” day, (with many of our athletic Hashers partaking in the marathon 🙂 we still had a good turn out
Back at the circle, there were just a few sparse charges and … SIGNIFICANTLY … a NAMING !
The person previously known as ‘Hubert” is now …. On Hold … Congratulations ! – Life’s like that  ??? !
Afterwards, we descended on a super little Indian restaurant that we have missed in the Hills area very much ….. Great curries and good company !
Curry On – On
Pink Bits  🙂

What A Day For A Daydream ?!

It was a good group of keen Hashers that came out on a sunny Sunday to enjoy the camaraderie and company of courageous folk !
The Hare, Downhill, gave some minimal instructions and the plethora of runners (just 3 I believe) took off at the rate of knots as the walkers, some super fast, some average & some slower, meandered off into the beautiful bushland.
It was a beaut run, with leafy glades and bushy bush. Not too many hills but, obviously, some of the trail was gently going up – and up – and – up, which was acceptable ! (Just) You truly could enjoy the bush !
Now at the drink stop, there was a bit of interest, as is usual, but it seemed that the runners had been and gone before the slower walkers arrived ! Still, we all enjoyed some refreshment before going the short – ish way back !
In the circle, we welcomed another *virgin* (they come out of the woodwork !) and an errant mother, who came very late and tried to sneak them both into the circle – as if ! – What are you teaching your offspring ?
There were presentations for numerous runs (*Get a life* song was sung, of course !) but not many charges – HOWEVER, of super significant note was our *** Cyborg Man*** None other than P M complete with leg iron ! Please get that knee well soon as we need our On Sec back !
The Hare had done a great job so the run was rated very well ! We all went home happy !
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

Not More Bloody Hills !

Well it seemed that the pack got a bit fed up of hills ! We gathered in the fertile valley of Helena Valley, in the new oval car park …
The Hares pointed walkers and runners is opposite directions with a cryptic message of drink stops/toilets/and secret locations !
The walk was quite civilized but …. yes ! … obviously …. the Hare deviously managed to include each and every hill in the area.
Runners were way over the hills and dales, as their run disappeared miles away but somehow, miraculously, the whole pack arrived together at the drink stop only to be confronted by one of the steepest driveways in the suburb.
Still, the view was worth the effort and the Pina Colada’s and other delicacies went down very well ! ! !
Back in the notorious car park, the circle agreed that this had been a great run and the Monk had very little to charge anyone. He opened up the charges to the pack but they were too tired after the run so that fizzled out too !
On – On (smiling a lot !)
Pink Bits xxx

Vying For Run Of The Year Eh ? ….. or No Chocolate Was Harmed On This Run

Well, well, well, – Was this a blatant attempt to get run of the year or what ?
The Hare chose a venue that was suitable for most (not all of course …) but somehow it didn’t matter … Up or down – it was all the same as the runners and walkers just loved it !
Not a tough run …. but not easy … not a difficult walk but not a walkover … Oh ! it just gets better and better !
Well, it did get better as the drink stop (at the end) was the icing on the cake ….. or is that the egg ? Come on …. so much effort went into creating gorgeous delicacies that cannot be described – YOU HAD TO BE THERE !
Well done Hare …
The charges seem quite trivial after all that but were dished out anyway …..
On – On
Pink Bits xxx