Archive | June, 2019

Please Don’t let The Rain Come Down On Me ……

This was the catch-cry of our poor Hare Scooby Doo this week ! Alas, to no avail as the heavens opened up just as he was finishing setting the run. What to do ? Our intrepid Hare just turned around and started again … Talk about dedication.
Meanwhile at the start, replete with pre-run port, a committed (they should be …) bunch of Hashers waited for the Hare to show. However, just cos he wasn’t there did not mean he had not left strict instructions with Dripper ! Everyone was to go to the *falls* – no mention of which ones !
Getting underway before the next downpour was important so, we scattered in various directions … and there the trouble started.
The runners were back after 35 minutes (having missed a couple of k’s) and enjoyed refreshments whilst scratching their heads about the walkers. We had some messages (via jungle tom-toms) that the walkers were at a set of falls FAR, FAR AWAY ! Amusing when they came back after about 8 km’s !
Still, in the circle, the Hare got a down-down for sure … The RA was back, wielding lots of power (& gossip) and presented (half-heartedly) a roughly 100 run mug to Franger ! No-one cared …..
There were lots of *long time no see’s* – special mention goes to Yodeller who has been missing from Hills Hash for 20 or more years (don’t let that put you off joining us …. he was NOT lost on a run !)
Then, as the sky got decidedly blacker and a few drops fell from the heavens, we hurried up with the proceedings and ended the night with a smashing rendition of “I’m still standing” – (No No No … sorry that was from the Elton John movie – my ear worm !) I meant our great club song …..
Pink Bits xxx

Wandering In Wooloroo With Paper Feet !

Was it good ? …or .. was it good ! … It was ! A very good *virgin* run by Hare Choir Girl. So, there were not too many hills here, mostly paddocks and vista’s … Therefore, the runners just ran and ran …. trying to follow some teensy-weensy little paper feet attached to trees ! (we may have to use them on a future run ?) At least that was the intention as the weather forecast was wet and windy ! Well done Hare ….INNOVATION …
The walk was just as entertaining and we got to see a bit of another world ! Err … I mean part of the hills …
We eventually converged back at the start and had some snacks and refreshments .. Then on to the circle… We had a new runner … Love Tube (?) who hails from Pommie shores .. She has been in the Hills for ages but only just showed herself … Tsk …Tsk … The RA was ashamed of her recent performance so was missing … Stand-in this week SURPRISE was Sheep Shunter who instantly went into action dishing out charges to all and sundry …even Franga … and his mate GPS ! Talking of feet, there were a few new shoes this week but significantly Passiona had the honour of drinking from his …We then sang the song (Wolooroo will never be the same !!!) and trooped over to the kitchen for a myriad of soup, bread and general camaraderie. Then the magnificent bonfire was lit and we were delighted to watch the clever GM, find a very long stick, bung 10 or so marshmallows on it and toast them. Lots of fun …
Pink Bits x

P.S. Disregard any nice things said about the Hare -Choir Girl – ….she is a nasty piece of stuff who tried to trick Pink Bits.

We Beat The Rain !!!

In view of the inclement weather, we had a good turn-out at the first mentioned venue. The Hares, Made Muffin/GPS were confident we would avoid the rain so we gathered with only trees for shelter.
After some strange instructions about trail markings from GPS, Maid Muffin told the walkers that we would be on *W’s* but runners and walkers would converge and separate on the run.
It was a bit of road and bush, with some obstacles here and there, just to keep it interesting ! Many of us were amazed by the lovely bushy paths around the suburb. Most of the way, we only encountered a few light showers and eventually got to the drink stop under a convenient veranda. This was no ordinary drink stop …. oh no ! Liqueur port was handed out in celebration of Maid Muffin’s birthday. Woo Hoo !
Back in the circle, we had the usual charges for the Hares but also, as the RA had returned from her secret RA’s business in climes far and away, she was duly charged for bringing the rain ….. She then proceeded to dig deep and find charges for all and sundry ….
After another fine rendition of the club song, we had snacks and birthday cake …. thanks Maid Muffin ! The rain had held off and as it was time to depart, the sky looked ominously dark … Winter is coming …….
Pink Bits xxx

Rocky Road …. But Not A Good One ! ! !

We all love a tasty Rocky Road prepared by Leapfrog BUT THIS WAS NOT THAT SORT OF CHOCCY …
It was a very challenging run that even Franga rated as GOOD ! (Of course)
The Fit-Bit …. (known as Skippy) had the Hashers in his grasp as he set the run from a notoriously FLAT area in Darlington – nothing Darling about it folks !…
As soon as we had our instructions to set off, we were in for a torrid time ! Runners (all 5 of them – it was a long weekend) flew off .. silly them …
Walkers were told to wait a bit and then given “gentle” instructions about the trail … with a drink stop … so not all was lost ! Or was it ?
Oh Dear … ! One of those runs/walks with many, many ups/downs and with the added novelty of moving rocks to tread on … Lovely touch …
So, the pack were carefully making their way (some – not) to the drink stop …. It was worth it … a bit of an Everest climb (note – last week was only Annapurna !) but the bubbles, for some, made it all worth while ….. (Moan/Groan … Huff/Puff)
Eventually the pack made it back to base camp … not without a few scratches, bruises, lost arms and legs, (just flesh wounds) and glazed eyes !
Unfortunately only Wombat got the Lame Duck Award … should have been many others ! 2 Hashers got special FOOT Awards (Cant remember …was delirious !) and we did not scare any (many) children or passers-by. Gosh …it was a good run and hope to have more like that …. (I LIE)
Well done Skippy …. !
Pink Bits xxx