After a weekend of rain and the possibility of a weather window brought out the Hash crowd raring to have a go at a virgin Hare’s run; Self Naming Bastard (with a little help from his friend) did not disappoint. It was On Out and On Up and Up and Up but only gently at first. Eventually we got high enough on the ridge for the wind to add a wind chill factor for the FRB’s who definitely found a few checks. Down, Down, Down into the valley to a nice drink stop at the bridge over Piesse Brook. For those who were foolish enough not to take the short cut home, on the road, it was On Up and Up and then steep Up to a view of Piesse brook from the opposite ridge. Finally back at the start for a well earned beer. The RA mysteriously disappeared, obviously to a private raindance which sent a downpour to cool off the hashers. The rain stopped in time for the circle which was notable for a few On Downs to reward Scarlet Runabee for 300 runs, someone had new shoes and of course the hare for getting lost at his own check. On On till next week…..P. Merah
Magnificent drizzly weather was the setting for the Hare’s run this week. We had a decent turnout and the instructions were clear as mud (for some !) Runners and walkers set off in the same direction but never seen …. together … only a horny sound now and then !
The walk started off well with good trail marked in flour W’s. Of course, as it was in GreenMOUNT … we expected a hill or two and were not disappointed. It was up n’down all the way but relatively gentle terrain. It was a longish walk and after the designated 1 hour the stragglers returned. Runners were back already scoffing the snacks on offer (greedy guts …) so circle was called and the visitor (Chicken man …. ?) was welcomed. Down-downs were far and few as the RA was not aware of any serious miscreants (other than phones in the circle !) but it seems that Dripper will have his name emblazoned on the Lame Duck hat as he scores it regularly. As the drizzle continued we packed up the pack, on instruction from the Hare, quick smart and some of us (crazy …. ) went to the outdoor cinema to sit through the drizzle and watch a movie ….
(Hm …. has me thinking it was a clever ploy by the RA to inflict unusual pain on some unsuspecting Hashers. ?)
On – On
Pink Bits x x x
It was a bit of an unusual venue this week as it was in Midland which is a townie type place without bush, hills or water BUT it was a surprisingly interesting run. The Hares, Pink Bits & Dripper had checked this area out and deemed it good ! We gathered in a car park and wandered over to a hidden park that had railway history and heritage. Absolutely amazingly well constructed seating resembling cabooses/train carriages with train tracks left as indication of the industrial activity in the area in the early 1900’s up to as late as the 1980’s.
Walkers and runners set off in opposite directions but soon criss-crossed on trail. The trail took in the Coal Dam park with a boardwalk circling the dam. Here we had a surprise spying a big mob of long neck turtles in the dam (great to see) as well as a fly past of aeronautic expertise by a mob of ducks (specially commissioned by Pink Bits !) Further on our trail we inspected the huge new development of impressive housing in the area. Absolutely a million miles removed from Midland so it seemed !
There was a lot of signs explaining the different areas in the Railway Workshops so good info for history buffs !
Once we got back and moved cars … (you had to be there …) as the GM was off having a trip visiting his off-shore accountant & Vice was starting his new career as kitchen fitter, yours truly tried to step in but to no avail ….lost all control quite quickly. Thank goodness that RA was in control. She fined those not wearing GREEN in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day …… Although the run/walk were deemed very good (run REALLY REALLY long) the Hares were also charged and … BLISS … to be sure …twas that dark liquid we love …
A few charges later, the circle endeth as the NOSH arrived (eventually after a few bog laps )…. Beef & Guinness stew with mash … yummy ! Thanks go to Red Dwarf as per usual …. !
After most Hashers left, we were enchanted by the blue light show running under the rail tracks … magical !
On – On
In true form, the run and walk were quite a challenge with the chosen terrain and warm weather ! We gathered in a quiet cul-de-sac on what we found later to be on a precipice. There were a few virgin participants (visitors) and, disturbingly, regular appearances by the El Keeno tribe. !!! YAY …! We were informed by the Hares that the drink stop was only for the runners …Hmm…. is that fair ? (Charge them !)
Starting off on the run/walk there was a very pleasant track through very pleasant bush that began to narrow to the point of barely there ! Gingerly placing one foot in front of the other, the walkers descended into the abyss (or so it seemed ….) The perambulator brigade were having to find alternative options doing bog laps ! Of course, Teflon Kid was not in the least perturbed ….
After what seemed like a very long time, the walkers arrived back just minutes before the runners, who were quite red and puffed (except Skippy !) stating they had concerns that GPS was still a few kilometres away …. He was but we kept having refreshments, thinking how to go look for him, which we didn’t ! (As he arrived just as the circle was called ….. )
Of course there is some difficulty charging the GM and RA …. However, this did not stop us and various charges were bestowed despite it being voted as a great run with wonderful lookouts ! … GPS ended up with the *Skunk of Shame* as well as the bucket …Well deserved ! Other charges were quickly disposed of and so the circle ended.
Next week …..WEAR GREEN !
On – On
P B xxx