Tunnel of Lurve ? … or …

Great turn out for the Hills Hash … weather was mild and sunny with a hint of summer !
There were 3 versions of the run this week – there were the runners, the walkers & the other walkers with 4 footed friends …! We are flexible …….
After the correct time apart – we all met up and had a gorgeous reunion !
So, there was a drink stop – tick
The runners liked the run – tick
The long walkers liked their walk – tick
The doggie-doo’s also liked their walk – tick
In all – this was a lovely run set by Sheep-Shunter
In the circle, the stand-in GM administered absolutely no control which had to be given to the stand-in RA who did a job lot of charges to move things along as NOSH was ready ! Lovely to meet *Son-of-Up-Hill* …..  ! Anyway, charges disposed off, we moved on to marvellous nosh by *Light My Fire* and as the sun set we thought …we are fortunate indeed to be here enjoying this afternoon !
Pink Bits xxx
P.S. Next week we are a in a Far, Far Galaxy, a LONG, LONG way away !

The Pirate Run (with Botanical Overtones)

Ahoy me Hearties ! Capt. P M  did a good job of making us walk the plank (numerous times !)
Hashers gathered at the appointed footy oval in the relatively flat lands of Maida Vale. I now understand the comments from P M that there were some “obstacles” to overcome on the run.
How right he was … Runners and walkers were directed on the same trail for much of the journey. The trail was very well marked and from the flats it went somewhat up and up with plenty of gravel. As all things that go up, so they must come down ! Down and down … so to the planks … at least 3 (Did the Hare carry them and plonk them down himself ?) It almost seemed like we were going round in circles, crossing and re-crossing a waterway … There were no bodies in the water so the assumption was that the runners had traversed with dry feet, we heard the horn a few times so maybe they were warning honks ! The runners had a bit more hills and bush to play in, and they seemed to surround us at times.
The fast walkers and runners had to wait for a few slower walkers who had some botanical adventures on the way back. It had been another long run !
In the circle (round the bonfire …) we had the Vice-GM welcome us back as well as introductions from 2 new runners. The “mystery” R A set to work and the Hare was charged for his great run (planks and all …) as well as other miscreants. We soon ran out of down-downs so had to wind up the night.
Pink Bits x
REMINDER – As the nights draw in, could Hares  be mindful of keeping the runs to 50-60 minutes (just in case we lose someone and have to search by torchlight !)

The Banyowla Big Bush Bash ….. or …. Marathon Run

What started off as a long way from home .. (Hills Hash do not stray far …) found a goodly pack of eager Hashers congregating at the gates of a lovely reserve. This totally surprised the Hares and therefore, caused some consternation as the ” not so substantial” drink stop supplies may be lacking !? …
We were given a few options for run and walks so each to their own, we set off into the rugged terrain (or not…)
After many gruelling hours, (or so it felt …) the slower, safer walkers arrived at the drink stop after about 45 minutes. MAGIC destination, gorgeous views and sunset about to happen but …. no other members of the pack ? There were a few random humans who were just taking photos of all aspects of the quarry so we sat about for a while, wondering if there was another quarry (with pool …) We searched and searched for any refreshments but to no avail, Just as we were about to give up, a few intrepid, parched runners arrived with Hare in tow (who unearthed the secret stash of refreshments …) and eventually, as most of the pack arrived, there was indeed enough to go around. The dogs entertained us with their version of synchronised swimming and we headed back to the start.
Let me just mention that this was indeed a MARATHON run as it was well and truly close to 1 & 3/4 hours …… before we got back.
After much needed munchies, we had a slightly accelerated circle as the clouds were ominous and the light had all but gone !
It was voted as a great run, well marked (with enough flour to feed a small country) so no one could get lost and quite a novel spot for most of the pack. In fact (hold on to your hats ….! ! ! )  the sage old Passiona was heard to say that it was the most difficult run he had EVER been on ! That’s saying something isn’t it ?
On-On, if we make it to the next run …,
Pink Bits x

Grey Sky Grooving …..

Well, you missed a great run ….. Believe it or not, it did not rain till the end ! (Thank you RA at the footy !)
The usual boutique group of stalwart Hashers gathered at the chosen venue and the valiant Hare had decided to not only mark 3 trails (brave)  but had a designated drink stop as well ! ! !
We set off in a few directions and the very well marked trails had us joining up at the DS. Well, a few walkers, being a bit deviant, decided to hide the refreshments in the bushes and wait with great mirth and amusement as the runners and fast walkers milled about, like ants, looking everywhere. Of course, we thought that SOPHIE the GIANT SAUSAGE DOG may give the game away by looking for the pack and barking ….. however, we were sprung by the Hashers sniffing out a good drink spot !
It was fun though …..
The On-Home was not far away so we sprinted off, some slowly, back to the snacks and nibbles on hand. In the circle, (with stand-in GM & RA) which started well, we were soon speeding through the proceedings as the heavens opened up (was that the gods crying over the Dockers game ?) and decided that there was no time for anything else. A few Hashers were very fearful of getting wet so sat in their cars …… WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE ! YOU WILL BE PUNISHED !
Pink Bits xxx

Dodging Traffic & Star Gazing …….

Sunny autumn days has Hashers venturing out to remote and distant lands. This promised to be a short run/walk and virtually flat ! Guess what, …?   It was ….. The joint Hares had devised a great traverse across roads (bad) and low bush land (good) that had us following random trail across vast vistas (lucky to find the trail sometimes …) Runners and walkers were on the same track for quite a while (saved on flour …) and then walkers veered off (I believe …) to later come across the walkers at the On Home. Of course, there was another dash across 6 lanes of fast moving traffic (no collisions !) and back to the start.
Circle called, we welcomed back the long-time-no-sees with a down-downs and a few charges were administered to the Hares plus sundry others !
As it was Hash Nosh, Red Dwarf arrived with another winter warmer of chilli to die for … some nearly did due to adding hotter pixoflexles to their repast !
As the sun set and the slight darkness moved in, we found an excellent viewing spot for viewing stars and consternation’s …. Ah …! … the wonders of the sky !
Pink Bits xxx

Back To Skool ….!

So it came to pass that the Hills HHH met up at school on Mothers Day. There were no pinny’s to be seen, nor scones and cups of tea but there was a bunch of raring-to-go Hashers. The weather was very mild and pleasant (again … yawn … where is the rain ?) & we were regaled by El Keeno’s wit and wisdom about the run. Runners and walkers had separately and well marked trail that crossed every now and then. The biggest challenge was a steep gully with a fallen tree (“it just fell” said the Hare … ?) and an equally steep ascent. Walkers went through it carefully but the (younger) runners took it in their stride -as in a hop skip(py) & jump !
We all returned safely (always good…) and found a substantial snack station at which we re-fuelled!  Once the circle was called, the Hare had a few down-downs as did the show-off (I can leap buildings …) and a few other trivial charges…..The run was voted good by everyone so that made for a happy El K.
As the sun started to set, we wandered off home or to curry favour elsewhere.
Pink Bits x

…. And The Run Goes On & On & On…..

The rain kept off and we had a good turnout for the run. We slithered into Skimpy and Free Beer’s property hoping not to get bogged or slip into the dam.
The Hare gave vague instructions (what would you expect  >>>?) and sent us on our way through the ups and downs of this flat area !
From what I could see as well as later hear, there was total confusion among the runners and we all looked liked ants milling about all over the place. Walkers were led astray by the Hare’s offsider (not actually a Hasher ….who assisted in setting a run ….I mean …..I ask you … !!!) and we all kind of … just went round in circles. However, HOORAH ! … we actually found the promised drink stop with a safety port and quizzical looks !
Back in the circle, the true massive length of the run was hot gossip ….  Yes fellow Hashers …. we probably went about 3.5 km in all …just over and over and over ! (sort of …)
So, the GM welcomed yet another ‘VIRGIN’ into the fold. (Good to see so many coming out …!) and there were charges for the Hare (you think … ?) as well as others. Can’t think of the others …. sorry…  but the Hare was charged numerous times. A significant moment was a naming –  of young “Snake Charmer” who will truly appreciate his name as he gets older !
We then had some cake to celebrate Down-Hills b’day (in January …. we keep up to date !) and Free Beer said there were lots of tarts in the back of the van ! All male Hashers rushed over ….. (sweet tooth ….what were you thinking ?)
The BBQ had been on for ages so a select few cooked some stuff and settled down to re-hash (oh I’m good !) the days event ! We kept the home fire burning too !!! It was hot …..
On – On
Pink Bits xxx

The Long & The Short & The Bandicoot !

Hills Hash gathered on the flats of South Guildford on a particularly hot 30+ degree day. There were promises of ‘no hills, water, flour and watch out for low flying aircraft’ and, due to circumstances beyond their control, the Hares were not having a drink stop midway !
Runners and walkers were sent in the same direction, runners quickly losing their way (although clearly marked …) at the start. It was evident from the beginning that this was not a street run as we emerged into some lovely bushland/parkland along the Helena river.
 Walkers had one ‘mini’ hill and a moment to ponder what exactly Ewing VDM meant on a sign. (Very Disorganised Man …. Leapfrog thought ! …) the walk was quite short (thankfully as it was hot)
Runners had to contend with some streets and railway crossings … but made it back alright, even though it was a good 7.5 km run.
Once we were all back, the Hares surprised everyone with some rather nice creamy drinks as ‘drink stop’ along with chips and lollies. The younger Hashers were amused for some time by the appearance of a bandicoot (the Hares had arranged Horace the Bandicoot to perform some cute and cuddly moves ….)
In the circle, run by Vice GM and stand-in RA,(groan)  we had 2 …YES 2 VIRGINS who were initiated to Hash goings on and may even come again !
Otherwise, the Hares were charged and there were a few ridiculous other charges from the floor. We had fun and as the sun set on our Common, we ventured into the darkness and a pub dinner.(As the Dockers lost there was misery among some patrons and mirth and silliness from the Eagles lot)
On – On
Pink Bits   x

The Two ridges of Piesse Brook with a wet dream ending

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

Total Disappointment But Not That Bad !

Well, the Hills Hash House Harriers were really disappointed as there was no rain (as is usual …) on the Canning Vale run !
However, we had a lovely turn out which included a few Freo friends and other hangers-on ! We were really happy with the weather as it was glorious !
We were not so happy with the run instructions though … there were various chalk-talk descriptions that were vague or  … really vague but nevertheless, we were instructed to watch out for    ->   or    W    or other stuff and sent on our way ! Remember, this is Canning Vale and not many Hills folk had EVER seen the terrain without rain ! It is also FLAT, so flat that we were in awe of the ease of the run. !
Runners were gone for a long time … walkers not so bad … still it was good !
Back in the circle, with no losses, we had to have a stand-in RA, (again !) & young Skippy managed to don the brown garb and perform his duty ! (horn n’all)  No many real down-downs but a single VIRGIN (Immobilise Her … from Freo) and a few visitors and LONG-TIME NO-SEES ! Oh ! and a Burpday Cellerbration for Lady GaGa !  X
After the formalities, we had a smashing meal of chilli stuff that was delish ! Thanks …. Yummy … Yummy !
Pink Bits x x x