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

Short On Trail ……

A good pack gathered at the venue, somewhat swamped by the trail bike riders also gathered at the same spot ! This was the Easter weekend so to be expected !
The Hare set the pack off and soon had runners scratching heads due to minimal trail (scarcity of flour at the shops or Easter baking requirements ?)
Walkers enjoyed a shady bush saunter …
All returned safely ….
Charges in circle were minimal and the RA is off yet again to discuss matters with druids around the world … A stand-in has been chosen …
The BIG event was the birthday of the GM …. always a cake event and this was a stunning Rocky Road creation ! (Thanks Mum !)
GM got his new car covered in tape words (as opposed to tape worms …) embarrassing – (thanks Mum ???)
On – On
Pink Bits x

North, South, East, West – Which Way Is The Best ?

The pack assembled at the lovely playground in the new Bushmead development, complete with balloons left by a group of party animals.The Hare, Free Beer, was missing as she had to re-set the trail due to some precipitation that had washed the flour away ! She had set it the day before but the heavens opened up and rained on her parade !
Nevertheless, she left good instructions with Skimpy (and Pink Bits) to send everyone off in a North-Easterly direction. WELL, ….. GPS (living up to his name) was hopelessly going the wrong way as was the rest of the pack ….blindly going in an … err … um …. other direction ??? Hands up – who can tell the points of a compass ….. Not our lot it seems ….. ! It did rain on the run but not too much and it was very pleasant meandering on level, wide paths recently constructed by the developers. Looks like its a place well worth revisiting.
Still, everyone ran or walked in the opposite direction to what had been planned but somehow managed to get back to the start.
Of course, in the circle, now that the RA was back, the there were many fines but particularly for Hashers going through DISPLAY HOMES ???? even though the trail did not point them in that direction ….
After we had sung the Hash song with gusto, we settled down to a tasty Hash Nosh feed. Thanks “Light My Fire”
On-On
Pink Bits x

The Bramble-iscious Run ! – or – What Time Does The 4pm Run Start ?

It was a small pack that gathered at the leafy car park. SNB and his off-sider Crusher, had set about giving arm waving instructions with runners and walkers on the same trail for a while, then splitting away. A drink stop was on the menu, so off we went. Most of the walkers found trail but some got a bit mixed up following false trails numerous times. This resulted in wild meanderings (with Leapfrog & no sense of direction !) and a late arrival at the drink stop …. but what an achievement to arrive virtually with the runners.
It seems that there was a special section of run designed deviously by the Hares just for Franga !The title says it all …..!
In the circle, Hash Splash was seriously charged straight off …what a stuff up … he was arriving for 5pm !
The RA has been in Melbourne doing some special communing with druids and other weirdo’s so her poor spouse got to hold court this week (again – he was not prepared ??? What is the RA teaching her lot ???)
We had nothing much else happening and the circle closed with a fine rendition of the club song !
On- On
Pink Bits x

The Filthy, Dirty, Dusty Mile Run …

Well, that only actually applied to the arrival track ! Those who had recently spent good money having car washes, were shaking heads !
The Hare, Skippy, had us in the circle – quick smart – despite a few late arrivals. Runners and walkers started off in the same direction, soon veering apart. It was a lovely walk, with just the sound of birds twittering, Skimpy and Free Beer having a mini-domestic and the wind in the trees. Bliss …
All was well with the world except it was a down> down > down trail which meant up > up > up later, so a few walkers made a Hash executive decision and turned back. No sooner had they returned, than rest of the walkers & the runners turned up so, not an overly long run due to darkness coming in sooner ! (& no drink stop either ???)
In the circle, as the RA was again (???) absent without a note, SNB, being a relative, had the job foisted on him. He was mild mannered as he said it was a surprise and he wasn’t prepared (as if …) Skippy had to down-down for no drink stop, dreadful drive to venue and other stuff, all well deserved …
A visitor (new Hasher) Hubert was inducted into Hill Hash and, apparently, will come again !!!
FROM NOW ON HASH IS AT 4PM      *** NOTE: YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED ***
On On
Pink Bits x

The Guildford 3.0 RUN

Seems some Hashers (no names …!) were still looking for the green attire for this run ! Made us late – Great start …
So, the Hare, Sheep Shunter, had devised a run that reminded him of of his native country … NZ … famous for “slippages” You had to know this …
Apparently there was a dodgy bit of trail near the river that could, at any time, slip away with the Hashers on it ! (didn’t)
Some-one spent far too much time having fun in playgrounds and eating ice-cream …who was that ? No, not one of the kids …!!
The drink stop was magnificent …. Margaritas, dancing girls, swaying maidens with coconuts and flowing palm trees ! Dripper … eat your heart out !
NO … WAIT … it was just the delirium from the run …..
Everyone got back to the start and congratulated no-one on a great run !
The circle went on for a mammoth 2 hours with the GM ranting on about sexy cactus plants and playing a gig at the ARENA with Elton John (I ask you …as if …)
The RA was more subdued, dishing out some average charges for nothing in particular BUT … Taa Daa … Little Weed managed to get her 300 badge (get a life & a car !?) Also, Franga was given a round of applause for being such an athlete (GPS kicked him in the shins so that stopped him for a while !) It was complete mayhem … if you missed it … do join us …we have a good time !
On-On
Pink Bits xxx

To Be Sure … To Be Sure ! … OR …. The IRISH Run !

A hearty bunch of Hashers assembled in the park in Mt Helena attired (mostly) in green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. (or any excuse to dress up)
The Hare’s, Pink Bits and Dripper, set the runners and walkers off in opposite directions with the promise of a drink stop. It was going to be good !
Walkers were treated to a leisurely stroll around the more bushy trails finally arriving at the drink stop ….. AT THE SAME TIME AS THE RUNNERS ….
Yet another stunningly well choreographed run by the Hares ! Everyone enjoyed the Irish tipple and headed back for the circle.
As the RA was back from her “secret RA’s business” – she was keen to dole out some charges on a few, and inflict Birthday honours on White Pointer.
After that it was on-on with the BBQ and some black stuff to drink !
Another great Irish event by Hills Hash !
On- On
Pink Bits xxx

What Could Possibly Go Wrong ?

The Hare, GPS, was a little disappointed this week as there were only 3 runners in the pack. After all, he had gone all out to set a substantial run (mainly to get at Franger !)
Still, putting on a brave face (with bottom lip quivering …) he expanded the virtues of the run – omitting to mention the worst hills in the area were at the beginning !
It was up and up with even more ups ! The walkers, spearheaded by Baldrick,(FRB) were charging ahead when GPS asked if they were on trail …he was just checking … but the reply was “are we on trail ?” Funny that … There were many instances of walkers talking too much and not paying attention. (or blindly following Baldrick who was gleefully – on purpose veering all over the show)
Once the walkers were on a more even (read “flat”) track, it was plain sailing back to the start.
There was no sign of the runners for quite some time and this was somewhat perturbing for GPS – after all his efforts could they be lost …..? Things were taking a significant turn for the worst …. GPS was worried now – things were going wrong – … you could tell … he was having splash and grimacing – He moaned that it would be his job to go and search for the missing runners.
Then, suddenly, ….. they swooped in together, like a bunch of galah’s … a bit hot and bothered but beaming …It was voted a good run ! (You missed it Franger !)
As the RA was still missing, (deep in conference with “important” persons) the stand-in took charge – well not really – but dished out all sorts of silly down-downs ! Skippy awarded himself his 900th run badge (get a life) and a couple of little (25 & 50) feet were presented. Can’t recall much else but its getting darker now so will be an earlier start soon !
WEAR GREEN next week for St Patrick’s Day – BYO meat for BBQ – salads provided.
On-On
P B 🙂

DAM … DAM … DAM

The enthusiastic pack gathered at the picturesque Coal Dam in Woodbridge …. White Pointer, the Hare, set us off with vague instructions ….
Trail was actually well marked, for walkers at least, however, there were a couple of complete botch-ups at some intersections ! We got to see some really lovely homes in this area … surprising ! The Hare actually was shepherding us around, which helped keep us on trail. Not sure about the runners … just know it was about 8 km’s !
As the drink stop was in White Pointers bag, (or so we thought !) we weren’t sure just exactly it would be … but, no fear, it was a Trillion miles away ! Of course, he hoped the runners and walkers would converge at the same time – as we did… HOWEVER, the pack did not expect such warm welcoming beverages …..
In the circle, of course, there was a charge for an all together far too warm welcome … it was a hot day after all ! Despite that we forgave the Hare for awkward hills (yes in Woodbridge) – mud (where a raging torrent will be in winter) and slight confusion.
It was a good run and after, some of us went to a local establishment for a very good meal !
On- On
Pink Bits x