Carrying On In Karragullen

Was this a great run or what ???  We had shade (nearly all the way..)
We had not many hills
( well, if the runners did, there was not a lot of mention …)
The drink stop was sensational… ! ?
The venue was lovely … ?
The company was amazing … 35 Hashers came to the run … come on … to a Hills run a L O N G  way from HOME … well done folks … !
We had a few virgins and visitors in the circle … some have gone now so we can talk about them … Hee … Hee ! VIVA BRAZIL   !!!
Charges in the circle by the RA were very unfair ( I mean, fancy charging someone for mistaking VODKA for GIN … by accident ? )
Still, in the scheme of things, this was a grand day out and worthy of a   nomination of *Run of the Year* …  ( steady on … its just a thort !)
On-On to the next stagger of the year !
Pink Bitsy … Hic … xxx

Sheep Shunter Shepherded Us Successfully !

Meeting on the banks of the river on the posh polo ground in Guildford, we were quite a large pack for a holiday weekend ….. As the New Year approaches but still full from Christmas over-eating, the pack was keen to get off and lose a few kilos. The Hare’s instructions were quick and concise, with a drink stop  ….runners and walkers took off in slightly opposite directions.
The trail was (apparently) marked with chalk, flour & loo roll ???
The walk was a delight to traverse vast expanses of grassland on the edge of the river with NO HILLS (for a change), following great trail marking. The horn could be heard every now and then, so we knew the runners were not too far away. The Hare was always around, gathering up any stragglers … woof !
Arriving at the drink stop, we were welcomed with some celebratory bubbly and then on-on back to the polo ground past some of the best houses in Guildford.  (Wonder if its worth seeing if any for sale ?)
Once everyone arrived back, we formed a large circle & welcomed some virgins, long-time no-see’s and visitors. The Hare was charged for lack of loo paper (or at least only visible on hands and knees (not going there … what was he thinking ?)The RA was absent so we had GPS as the very capable stand in (although he was a bit disappointed that Franga was not present so he could charge him …… however the pack said … NO … DO IT … so…  2 very obliging Hashers with similar chrome domes took the down-down on his behalf) Otherwise not too many charges, more accolades – the ones who had attended the Combined Hash in Crawley AND sang the club song, again lead in the singing !  We are getting the hang of it !
See you next year
On-On to 2019
Pink Bits x

Mixed-Up Confusion

We assembled at P M’s house in the flats of Darlington. We knew it would be a flat run this week and flatly refused to believe there would be hills !
The Hare, with usual brevity, pointed to the on-on and runners took off fast as a drink stop was promised. Walkers soon found themselves off-trail …except for Skimpy who may have been on ??? At this point the runners were seen milling around madly, also looking for trail (which, we were warned,  was sparse …. hmmm …. saving all the flour for Christmas cakes and goodies ?)
The cavalry turned up (Hare …in car … P M ) to point us in the right direction and so we eventually arrived at the drink stop to enjoy bubbles and orange juice. Walkers were first for a change but as they left, the sound of the horn was close by as the runners arrived for a short rest. (we left them a bit of liquid refreshment !)
Back at the start, there was muttering of too long, too short, too hot, but mostly too many hills and not enough trail. Needless to say, the Hare got a few down-downs and other charges were doled out by the RA who had help from the pack. Being a hot day, the drinks esky was nearly cleaned out and we welcomed a light cooling breeze. Long time no-see Pullet and new puppy companion Django were welcomed back for Pullet’s annual attendance !
A few of us went for a Christmas curry afterwards ……
Pink Bits x

Twas The Week or So Before Christmas ……

Not much was stirring … except the Hills Hashers gathering at the start of another epic Christmas Run.
Of course, as the Hares Passiona & Leapfrog, had spent hours setting the run, we knew it would be a quick one, as we had to consume a lot of festive food !
We were set off in run/walk directions and had a mighty fine time running/walking about, taking in the lovely scenery.(except for the people we found and named *fire-starters* who we told off in no uncertain terms …)
On the return, we quickly got on with the job of eating, drinking refreshing liquids and camaraderie ! It was indeed a lovely evening and we had such good weather (compared to last year ….. remember ….. the rain – falling horizontally – that really ruined our event ?!)
So, after a while, those Hashers wanting to see * Bohemian Rhapsody* at the outdoor cinema, trundled along WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHER PEOPLE and queued up in an orderly manner and eventually got inside, to be met with a wine tasting table (Oh the coincidence …) We had an amazing night with everyone enjoying the movie …..
(It has the seal of approval from the majority of Hills Hashers !)
Till next week back at 5 pm …..
Pink Bits   xxx

A Bit of An Arduous Run ……!

The Hares felt it was time to visit the new car park at Glen Forrest Train Park so there we were gathered in a very pleasant spot under shady trees. Little did the pack know that the run would include the WORST hills in GF. Yes, there are a coupe of doozy’s.
We set of across the Community Garden to the amusement of a group of the gardeners having a little celebration. Then the run and walk continued to the first of the *hills* –  huffing and puffing we carried on. After that the groans and complaints could be heard from a fair distance as the really, really steep hill beckoned. . However, the  drink stop (in a shady front garden copse) was really welcomed … there was even chocolate  ! ! !
Then a longish on-home had everyone back for charges and down-downs.
We finished off the night with a BBQ  🙂
On On
Pink Bits xxx
REMINDER .. Next week it is the Annual Christmas Celebration
* 4PM start * Bring some finger food – chairs – tables – and maybe a raincoat for the movie later  (just sayin’)

The S.W.A.T. Team !

Warm it was … flies in abundance … however, the Hills Hash were prepared (by Made Muffin actually with a fly-swat and fluids !)
In true Hills fashion, there were no hills or water or flies ! Just a really great walk (set by MM) – run (set by Skippy) In fact, it was so good that it ACTUALLY FAZED FRANGA !
Walkers were encouraged on a trail of *W’s* that were so clear and concise that anyone could follow … runners were challenged with a trail of flour dots that were also clear and concise unless you missed some ! Needless to say, we all managed to get to the drink stop …. ALL !
Then a short hop, skip and a few kilometres had us back On – Home …
when I say short … I mean it was a L O N G run and walk …. one of those marathon things that you reminisce on in future moments of clarity !
Needless to say (but I will) we had quite a few Down-downs and charges (I think even GPS was charged and he wasn’t even present.)
*NOTE* – No Lame-duck awards this week ! Good job eh … Scooby ?
Some snacks and chit-chat later a few of us went to the Parky Pub (or a small foodie/bar place nearby ???) In the Parky we met up with no one special … only Two-Stroke ! Much more chat and a few refreshing beverages too !
On – On
Pink Bits

Kalamunda Circuit Challenge

Late on Sunday the Hills hash invaded the space of the mountain bikers for a run from the Kalamunda circuit. We knew it was going to be a challenge when instructions from the hares went On and On. There was some drivel about being lost and no markings and the walkers were to what… walk slowly and not trip on the rocks???? It proved to be quite a good trail, very scenic, relatively flat with no serious mountain bike encounters and no camel encounters. The rocks were well obstacles to be overcome.  A very enjoyable drink stop….for those who stopped instead on rushing On Home. The circle was a medley of….well I forgot! Oh yes the naming of a recent new addition to the walkers pack now called Choir Girl. On On till next week

P. Merah


STOP PRESS ….. P M Racks Up 300 Runs ! (Get A Life)

The Hare, P M set this run which coincided with his 300th run. Hashers gathered in the depths of J F Nat. Park which was difficult to find for a few ! However, once we had all signed on and calmed down as Splash had arrived, the Hare gave some instructions and set us on our way.  It was somewhat of a false start as the gravel up-slope was a challenge for a number of the pack. (noticeably Pink Bits who just gave up and stuck to the perfectly good road)
Anyway, the runners took off followed by walkers who then veered off on their own trail. Always a joy traversing through the National Park, we all had encounters with roos, joeys and numerous wildflowers. We had been warned that there may be a payment required to enter the park but that was not for people on foot. The drink stop was by the picturesque lake and enjoyed by everyone (who made it there)
Some walkers were back sooner than others, followed by the huffing and puffing runners. In fact, Franga was so overcome by the run that he sped past us and carried on to do it again ! NO …    wait ……. he just needed to use his phone and as the signal was not great where we were he sought higher ground !
In the circle the RA gave a down down to the Hare for his mammoth run and a few other charges. Of note was the helpful effort of Pink Bits that went horribly wrong … she picked up the foot (to give to next week’s Hare) thereby completely stuffing up the directions for Hash Nosh (Light my Fire) Sheep Shunter stated that she is a little navigationaly challenged so he had to go and look for her. SORRY ….. ?
At the conclusion of the circle we did a fine rendition of the club song … we are improving … then enjoyed a great meal provided by Hash Nosh.
Pink Bits x

Sand Saga ….. or ….. The Tale of Little Big Foot !

The Hare felt it was important  to recognise the 11th of the 11th so we were directed off into the distance with warnings of sand, trenches and (maybe) danger. (Hashing is dangerous !)
So, like Frank Herbert’s DUNE Trilogy,, we were like giant sand worms, rolling about trying not to feel the pain, going in and out and up and down ! Running on sand was, so I am told by the brave runners, very hard going on the calves etc. but as a drink stop was arranged in the trenches, we were all spurned on to keep going.
Walkers soon discovered that we had a perfectly good road parallel to the sand torture trail but did we decide to veer off … no way ….. Hashers through and through ! Anyway, the rest of the troops arrived at the drink stop, red faced and complaining about the sand (again) so refreshed, we all set off back to the start.
Circle was called quickly as for once no-one was lost ! The Hare got a down-down but with accolades of a great run ! Not sadly for his positioning of the foot to indicate where the run was … actually, in the mode of war, he did good as he confused the enemy (& Skippy)
Despite the sand, this was one of those bush areas full of wildflowers enjoyed by all. Can’t remember any blood loss so no lame duck and not a huge number of charges all round.However there was a little moment, forever etched in our memories when El Keeno (who should have known better) questioned why our orange foot had 2 feet on it – one big, one little ??? He was informed in no uncertain terms by Passiona (the wise …) that it had Hash historic relevance and had been made many years ago ! Shame on you El K !
We then retreated (figuratively speaking as we had defeated the enemy) into the sunset getting ready for next weeks run – (Its HASH NOSH – bring eating irons)
Pink Bits x

The Really Flat Run in HILL St Goosebury HILL

Well, there we have it … it was to be a FLAT run (not) and as DOSH and Wacuda were setting it, it must have to be a challenging one !
It was – but mostly for the runners … they disappeared and were not seen again for some time ! Walkers were warned by DOSH that there was a nasty bit of down and then a nasty bit up – BUT after that …. THE DRINK STOP ! (one for walkers and a separate one for runners) followed by a flat return … It was all that … and some …
We had a fairly significant uphill moment (sort of steps ?? tree roots ???) but once at the drink stop and enjoying the bubbly it was all forgotten (bit like having a baby ! … well not exactly …..) The trail was full of lovely spring flowers so we really enjoyed our walk. Not sure about the runners though, as will be explained later, as there was a lot of blood. A LOT OF BLOOD !!!
We all returned to the start and the circle began in earnest with the Hare’s getting the first down-downs. The RA was not too fussed this week so charges were mostly from the pack – the usual suspects but spectacularly – Scooby Doo got the lame duck award for copious amounts of blood (blood rule was applied ie. bandages and TLC from DOSH) Scooby was trying hard to stretch the leg so it wouldn’t seize up, but think it did !
Also, we had a visitor from Portugal, who was only here for a short time but was going to check out Hash Harriers in Porto, his home town.
All in all,we then had a few nibblies and finished off our refreshments. Then we set off back into the early evening … 5 pm start was a success with everyone turning up on time … even Skimpy and Co.
Pink Bits xxx