Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 24th November 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1531)
When - Monday 24th November at 6pm
Where -Wardell Sporting Recreation Club, the address says its 75 Pine Street, but in reality its 72 (ish) Bath Street which is the extension of Wardell Road. If you are coming down Wardell road from Alstonville its on the left about 500mtrs from the next intersection.
They are going to do a sausage sizzle @ $5 per head which will give you 2 snags bread onion and some sauce, drinks are at bar prices. 
Hares - Saddle Sore and No More Gaps

Last Run (no 1530)
When - Monday 17th November at 6pm
Where - Canoe Club, Spinks Park, Lismore
Hares - Hootu and Polarised

An excellent turnout to the Canoe Club - including Claytons. A total misunderstanding between brother and sister resulted in the run being set by Hootu at the Canoe Club instead of in Clunes. However Hootu made the most of the flat terrain in Lismore, by taking in most of South Lismore and the CBD, including one hill! The start of the run/walk was totally confusing as we all managed to run/walk a complete circle before ending back at the Kirkland Riviera car park next to the Canoe Club. At which stage, the Hootu joined us. The runners kept running past in both directions - obviously as confused at the walkers. It was then down the rock embankment to the path by Hensley car park, which tested some of the walkers rock scrambling abilities. Auntie Lush was temporarily relieved of storming Storm, by the gallant Space Cowboy, to allow her a more gentle descent. The decision was then made by the walkers to follow the runners over the bridge, at which stage Hootu left the walkers to their own devices. A power group led by Slurrr charged up Bridge Street, whilst the back walkers, including yours truly, decided the trail had to go into South Lismore and called everyone back.

The runners were now no longer to be seen, as the walkers did the circuit back over Ballina Street bridge and back to the Canoe Club. Lost with Space however created a stir, as she groped the inflatable karate man in Union Street. Space Cowboy who is possibly used to Lost with Space's antics was left to pickup the pieces.

The walkers got back just before the runners,  Procol and Polarised raced in. Who said Hash wasn't a race? (Procol won..).

Impulse described the run as 'a very interesting 8km run', although he was non too impressed with the on-back up John Street. Runnymede attempted to talk about the walk but appeared lost for words. However Space Cowboy did comment that walkers 'didn't do on-backs' as it spoilt the chatting time!

Down Downs were given to:

Hare - Hootu
Hash Virgins - Craig - who also naively asked "why are there holes in the mug?"
Hash Virgin - Tricia
Phantom Hare - Claytons
Sue - who was renamed Spin Cycle
Lost with Space for inappropriate behavior in union Street

Claytons, Spin Cycle and Lost with Space achieved the impossible by not spilling a drop when drinking from the board!




Sausages and salad were then devoured by all. Many thanks for Hootu and Polarised for a good, but confusing trail and great Hash Nosh.



Receding Hareline

1/12/2014                  Simon and Dayle Morrison
8/12/2014                  Faye Benge and Rod Bailey
15/12/2014                Narina and Phil Rowe
22/12/2014                Sue and Steve Miller
29/12/2014                Plugger and Goanna

On On

Goanna
--   Anna Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal   NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Friday, October 24, 2014

[Hhh] Hash Trash - 20/10/2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run
What: AGPU
When:   27th October 2014 at 6pm
Where: 93 Rous Mill Rd, Rous Mill
Hares : Lost with space (Sue)

NOTE:  It was suggested that the event have a collar and tie dress code.  Though this was not "locked in", as this is our first AGPU, Hashers may want to make a bit of an effort.

Last Run
When: 20 October
Where: Nesbitt Part, South Lismore
Hares : Procol (Gary) and Alternative Root (Mary-anne)

A good collection of walkers and runners gathered at the car park of Nesbitt Park to take on the course laid out by Procol.

The runner's started off with a lap around the track while the walker's took the shorter distance to the road.

The course took both the walkers and runners on a winding route through South Lismore, along train tracks, over a worn-out bridge and crossing back and forth over the Hollingworth creek before taking everyone over the Richmond river and down past the spray painters and roses on the eastern side of the river.

At the HHH mark runners had the choice of two ways to get back to the beginning.  The shorter path involved backtracking along the way that everyone had run.  This resulted in a number of walkers giving up and heading back before reaching the HHH, a site that they will one day come to regret.

Back at Nesbitt, Hash Brown (Peter) (one of the walkers who remarkably kept pace with the runners) provided a report from the walk, aided by interjections from other members of the walking group.  It was noted that the walk was the "best walk in years" that collected a few dunny canes (I am not sure if I wrote that down correctly), someone attempting to usurp No More Gaps (Faye) of her title, and everyone collecting many farmers friends.  It was noted that the walk was a very educated walk because it took on the three R's.  Rail, Road and River.

Yarnbomber (Dayle) was volunteered to provide the report for the run.  She had been focused more on just being able to "last the distance" and as a result had not taken that much notice of how the run went.  Though she did comment on Bituman's (Patrick) ballet impression when trying to signal that he had found a circle on the ground.

Down Downs were given to:

Procol - Hare and host/cook
Alternative Root - Hare and host/cook
Yarnbomber - 50 runs

Snags, spuds and Salad went down a treat with everyone having a great feed (though maybe some tomato sauce would have been the icing on the cake - or the sauce on the snags in this cake)

NOTE: Bali Interhash  20-22 May 2016 - start saving now....

Apologies for not providing a list of the next run locations.  My list is out of date.

On On!

Upcycler

Thursday, October 16, 2014

[Hhh] HHH for Monday 20th October 2014

Hhh for Monday will be at Nesbitt Park - South Lismore. next to Rural
Buying.
See link for google maps

http://goo.gl/PZY4m3

gary aka ProCol

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

[Hhh] NRH3 Xmas 2014 Camp Flyer in PDF

In case anyone can't open the Word doc.

Gary

aka ProCol

[Hhh] Emailing: NRH3 Christmas Camp 2014 flyer

Hi fellow Hashers,
 
The Christmas Camp Flyer for 2014. I hope you can all come along?
 
Slurrrr

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

[Hhh] NRHHH AGPU - Current Committee Nominations

Hi Hashers

The AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) is on Monday 27th October to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee. It will be a free night, no payment for the run, food or grog!

Currently, we have
nominations for the Hash Committee  as follows:

Hash Patron - Hash Brown (Pete)
Grand Master - Plugger (Rick), supported by Hash Brown when away
Religious Adviser - Upcycler (Simon)
Hash Cash - Slurrr (Fay)
Trail Master - No More Gaps (Faye)
Blog Mistress -
No More Gaps (Faye)
Brew Master - Procol (Gary)
Web Master -
Procol (Gary)
On Sec - Lost With Space (Sue)
Hash Scribe - Goanna (Anna)
Hash Haberdashery - Toe Cutter (Mary-Anne)

Further nominations are welcome. It is expected that the Hash Committee will change every 12 months, at the AGPU, which is usual for a Hash Committee.

Look forward to seeing you there!

ON ON

Plugger

--
Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 20th October 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1526)
When - Monday 20th October at 6pm
Where - To be advised
Hare - Procol

Last Run (no 1525)
When -Monday 13th October at 6pm
Where - 3 College Avenue, Skennars Head
Hare -Draggin' The Chain (Vicky)

Note: AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) on Monday 27th October to select Hash Mismanagement Committee - free nosh and grog!

A wild and wind-blasted evening at Skennars Head. So wild in fact that, according to Hare Draggin' The Chain, the trail arrows had all been blown away; or washed away by the rain (that still had not arrived yet). So, armed with photocopies of the weather-challenged trail, the hash set off into the teeth of the wind. Procol led off a trio of runners (he is no longer the harem of old) whilst Saddle Sore, brandishing copies of the trail aloft, led off the walkers.

Passing under the road, the hash arrived at the beach together, the walkers turned south, keeping the wind and wind-blown stinging sand behind them whilst the runners turned north. it was quite a strange sensation to be blown along the beach whilst sandblasted from behind. Miss Pushy, keen to really get some exercise, powered away down the flat beach, fortunately managing to stop before she dashed herself on the rock outcrop that lay ahead. Energy spent, she puffed all the way home. At Flat Rock, as the skies darkened and grew more ominous, the walkers turned for Home, returning along the newly constructed footpath that, as yet, does not quite get to Skennars Head. A spectacular sunset filled the skies with every colour imaginable. However, heavy plops of rain broke any romantic reveries and everyone made a rapid race for On Home, arriving just before any serious rains fell.

Back in Draggin' The Chain's cosy garage, the circle discussed the hash trail. As Runnymead had not ventured further that the end of the driveway, her ruminations on the trail were not sought.

No More Gaps said she enjoyed the walk along the beach to Flat Rock camp site and had a good chat along the way. Her fellow chatterer, Dung Beetle, said they were speculating as to whether Draggin' The Chain would be 'pickled' by the time the hash returned. Apparently/allegedly (choose your own word) this was the Hare's condition on a previous occasion.

Kizzme came in as the last runner and remarked upon the lovely view she had, from behind, of the other runners throughout the trail. She was amazed at the shocking wind, which brought on a 'Titanic moment'. The trail end was certainly momentous, with a great sunset.

Bituman noted that it was something of a commemorative run, in commemoration of a hasher throwing caution to the wind (something he would not have attempted on this wind-blown evening) by asking a fellow hasher to consider thoughts of betrothal. Bituman presented Hootu with a carefully selected flat rock (actually a pebble). Polarised remained demurely quiet.


Downs Downs were given to:

Draggin' The Chain - Hare on such a wind-blown evening (who used a plate to save any grog spillage, either to protect her hash tee shirt or not waste any valuable grog)
Giuseppe - Hash visitor from Italia (Miss Took's cousin) who said he would remember this hash night always.
Miss Pushy - Welcome return to a hasher, missing for many a hash run






Hare Draggin' The Chain, putting her Italian to the test, served an excellent meal of lasagne (pronounced laasaaaagneeye apparently) with salad. Many thanks to Draggin' The Chain for hosting the hash and a great hash night at Skennars Head.


Receding Hareline

27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee
3/11/2014                  Mike and Lou Hogan
10/11/2014                Bob Arnull
17/11/2014                Jann Rowe


ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, October 09, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 13th October 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1525)
When - Monday 13th October at 6pm
Where - 3 College Avenue, Skennars Head
Hare - Draggin' The Chain (Vicky)

Last Run (no 1524)
When -Monday 6th October at 3pm - Labour Day
Where - Tony's Cafe, Compton Drive, Ballina
Hares - Dame Edna and Out of Africa

Note: AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) on Monday 27th October to select Hash Mismanagement Committee - free nosh and grog!

A beautifully sunny afternoon. Perfect Labour Day weather to be not labouring away somewhere but limbering up for a delightfully flat hash run. Shading eyes from the glaring sun and glaring pink of Toecutter's new outfit, the hash was briefed on the forthcoming delights of the trail. Rome was famously built on seven hills and and, apparently but somewhat less famously, so was East Ballina. The hash was going to run them all.

Hare Dame Edna warned the hash about the seven hills and lots of steps. Taking the advice given, some walkers, led off by  Draggin' The Chain, who appears to suffer from some form of acute vertigo when hills are mentioned, opted for a flatter loop around Shaw Bay. The rest of the hash was led off by Hash Brown and immediately began racing up the first few steps of a long flight of steps and after about twenty more steps, the sound of much puffing and panting filled the air.  On top of the steps the small group of runners loped off as the walkers meandered the leafy streets, climbing the rest of East Ballina's hills and, high on the crest of one hill, actually seeing a whale as it breached out in the ocean.

Retread was in great hash trail form, correctly leading the walkers 'On On' at each check and even spotting arrows (which were large and well marked) almost half a kilometre away. It was a hot afternoon but when the walkers arrived back on top of the flight of steps they decided to walk further and loop around Shaw Bay, following in the footsteps of the altitude-avoiding hash walkers.

Back On Home, on the terrace of the closed down Tony's Cafe, Hares Dame Edna and Out Of Africa welcomed the returning runners and walkers.

Impulse said he enjoyed the run and was able to confirm there were lots of hills. Certainly seven.

Draggin' The Chain spoke about the low altitude alternative walk and Hootu commented, as always, that it was an excellent walk.

Downs Downs were given to:

Dame Edna  - Hare for a well marked (and hilly!) trail
Out Of Africa - Co-Hare and grub organiser
Miss Took - 100 Runs! Congratulations - and celebrated with a shandy shower


Hares Dame Edna and Out Of Africa served served up Malaysian inspired food as the hash sat around and relaxed in the cool shade of the afternoon. Many thanks to the Hares for a great hash trail and On Home on such a glorious afternoon and a great location.










Receding Hareline

20/10/2014                Bob Arnull
27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee
3/11/2014                  Mike and Lou Hogan
10/11/2014                Procol
17/11/2014                Jann Rowe


ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, October 02, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 6th October 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1524)
When - Monday 6th October at 3pm - Labour Day - *NOTE EARLY START*
Where - Tony's Cafe, Compton Drive, Ballina
Hares - Dame Edna and Out of Africa

Last Run (no 1523)
When -Monday 29th September, 6pm 
Where - 11 Martin Street, East Lismore
Hare - Tea Bag (Leah) 

Note: AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) on Monday 27th October to select Hash Mismanagement Committee - free nosh and grog!

With a couple of regular runners away, a very small group of runners set off, with the walkers close behind. Perfectly drawn arrows marked the trail. Crossing a small footbridge, the walkers ambled (it was that sort of evening) towards SCU, stopping for a Hash Halt near the Koala Sanctuary. The runners had long since disappeared and no koalas were around either so, with Senior Citizen/Pensioner/Birthday Boy Hash Brown leading, the hash walkers continued up the slight rise to the Uni. Once amidst the Uni buildings, Hash Brown decided to deviate from the beautifully marked trail and took the walkers on a scenic route that skirted across to St Vincent's Hospital, where he recently had the dubious pleasure of being a guest. After much talk of other hashers medical visits to the hospital, the medical sightseeing detour was over and the walkers headed towards home.

Just after passing some tennis courts the walkers split. Most took the direct trail home (Draggin' The Chain was particularly keen) whilst a keener bunch, being Hash Brown, Retread, Slurrrr and Plugger, took a slightly longer trail home, returning back via the cemetery. Passing through the pitch-black of the cemetery, Slurrrrr declared she would have a word with her grand parents, who are apparently long term residents. They must have been busy, as no murmurings of conversation could be heard in this rather spooky setting.

Back at Hare Tea Bag's residence, a large hash gathered in a less than large front terrace. It was cosy. Proceedings were delayed slightly as birthday cakes were collected, so Bituman kept the hash entertained with a stream of jokes. As per the established tradition, some jokes were appallingly dreadful.

Impulse was asked to enlighten the hash on the run but, somewhat impulsively, Bituman jumped in and spoke about the great run hash run and perfectly shaped arrows, which Hare Tea Bag had lovingly marked along the trail (although, it was noted, the quality of the arrows tailed off towards the end). Impulse thought the arrows were so numerous and carefully drawn, Tea Bag should be called Apache.

Lots of Down Downs, as lots of Down Downs to catch up with:

Tea Bag  - Hare for a well set hash - everyone loved the arrows
Caroline - Virgin Hasher who we hope comes again
Upcycler  - for a stunning success at Toastmasters  - well done!
Yarnbomber - for the hash cardinal sin of wearing New Shoes, with the requisite penance being applied. Thanks for being a great sport!
Impulse - for competing in the Byron Lighthouse run, then still coming along to hash

There were lots of Birthday Down Downs with:

Hash Brown - Birthday Boy
Toe Cutter - Birthday Girl-to-be
Saddle Sore - Birthday Boy-just past
Slurrr - Birthday Girl-just past

Hare Tea Bag served up an excellent meal that was greatly appreciated, followed by birthday cakes for Hash Brown and Toe Cutter. Hash Brown demonstrated his new Senior Citizen status by showing a complete inability to blow out three candles.

Many Thanks to Hare Tea Bag for a great hash trail, great hash grub and for hosting the hash - and for those spectacularly marked arrows!






Receding Hareline

13/10/2014                Vicky
20/10/2014                Bob Arnull
27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee
3/11/2014                  Mike and Lou Hogan
10/11/2014                Procol
17/11/2014                Jann Rowe


ON ON

Plugger


--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, September 25, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 29th September 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1523)
When - Monday 29th September, 6pm 
Where - 11 Martin Street, East Lismore
Hare - Tea Bag (Leah) 

Last Run (no 1522)
When -Monday 22nd September, 6pm 
Where - Tattersall Hotel, Keen St, Lismore
Hare - Kizzme (Kate)  - Birthday Run!


Note: AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) on Monday 27th October to select Hash Mismanagement Committee - free nosh and grog!


In front of an already busy Tatts pub, Virgin Hare Kizzme called "Hash Quiet" slightly early. She was obviously keen to lose her Hash Hare virginity without further delay. Tea Bag also seemed keen to get going and raced off, leading out the running group.  It did not last long, as Kizzme and Procol (who had provided some technical Hare assistance) charged past.

Toecutter
(Mary-Anne) confidently led off the walkers, down towards the river. It was good to see Karen back for another run, after the drenching she received on her first run out at Alstonville. Also, a welcome return to Sue, who has just returned from her Celtic music pub crawl around Ireland.

Losing the runners, as they went on a longer loop, the walkers passed under a bridge and meandered a winding route beside the river. Wanting to 'step it out', Upcycler and Yarnbomber, jogged off, following the well marked trail. At a Hash Halt by the rowing club, Karen was trying to work out what the different arrow marking meant, believing there should be some logic behind the arrows. There is a logic, but it was not too apparent from the trail markings. The walkers carried on and, by the time they had reached the next bridge, darkness had fallen. At another Hash Halt, Upcycler and Yarnbomber appeared from out of the deep darkness, only to disappear off again.

Arriving at a large W sign that pointed back towards town, Toecutter advised that the Hare had mistakenly placed the sign too early, and the walkers were to continue walking away from the town. However, the W sign was not too early for some walkers as Goanna, Saddle Sore, No More Gaps and Tea Bag took the opportunity, under the cover of darkness, to take the early W trail home. The remaining walkers, with Auntie Lush stoically supporting from the rear, carried on and climbed a short, sharp hill (yes, another 'pinch') before turning back towards town. On the crest of the hill, the runners came pounding past. It was noted that, for some of the runners, 'pounding' is not an accurate description of the leaden pace with which they crested the hill.

Back in the city centre, the walkers re-joined the 'early W sign' hash walkers, who seemed to have had an enjoyable hash walk through the streets themselves. Together again, they walked back On Home to the pub, arriving back at the same time as the runners.

The pub was very busy but the Hare had booked a table so the hash enjoyed large meals with some great beers. Bituman said he always wondered why Procol was sometimes also called 'Wizz'. He said he now understood as, during the run, Procol, heavily illuminated by the headlamps of all the other runners, stopped for a 'Wizz'. On such illuminating observations is NRHHH founded.

A great Virgin Hare Hash that was appreciated by both the runners and walkers. Many thanks to Virgin Hare Kizzme for organising a well received Hash run and pub 'On Home'.

No Down Downs, as a pub run,but Hash Birthday wishes to Hash Birthday Girls Kizzme and Slurrrr.


Bituman joined the Birthday Girls in celebrating their birthdays, a pleasure he seems to have found, at the very least, a hair-raising experience.





Receding Hareline


6/10/2014                   Labour Day     Dame Edna and Africa, Tony's Cafe, Compton Drive, East Ballina at 3pm
13/10/2014                Vicky
20/10/2014                Bob Arnull
27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee
3/11/2014                  Mike and Lou Hogan
10/11/2014                Procol
17/11/2014                Jann Rowe


ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, September 18, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 22nd September 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1522)
When - Monday 22nd September, 6pm 
Where - Tattersall Hotel, Keen St, Lismore
Hare - Kizzme (Kate)  - Birthday Run!

Last Run (no 1521)
When -Monday 15th September, 6pm 
Where - Northern Rivers Hotel, North Lismore
Hares - Goanna and Plugger

Note: AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) on Monday 27th October to select Hash Mismanagement Committee - free nosh and grog!


After the very wet and flat hash trail of the previous week, a different hash was in order so, on a beautifully clear night, with not a cloud in sight, the hash set off from the Northern Rivers Hotel. Hare Goanna led off the runners and Co-Hare Plugger sauntered behind with the walkers. Darkness fell within minutes of setting off as the hash wound past paddocks and the flood prone streets of Lismore. The runners quickly disappeared into the darkness. Hootu and HugMe were also wanting to quicken their pace, so they soon strode off ahead of the walkers, keenly following the marked trail.

As the walkers ventured onto the Bangalow Road, the number gradually decreased. When the Hares had said "no hills"(plural), they had failed to mention there was in fact a hill (singular); which was quite a large hill indeed. In anticipation of 'The Hill', some walkers peeled off the trail and made their own way home. The more adventurous and sturdy walkers, after a short hesitation at the foot of Donnans Road, which required some coaxing from Co-Hare Plugger before they would venture any further, ascended the slope up towards Lismore Heights. The view across the night-dark valley was stunning, with distant twinkling stars overhead. Not that anyone noticed. Slurrrr bravely put on a short spurt. Hootu and HugMe, who had been following the trail, manfully strode past, the incline barely slowing their pace. Turning up the increasingly steep road ( referred to as a 'pinch' by the Co-Hare), Draggin' The Chain showed she was made of sterling stuff, by not jumping into the car of a passing motorist, who was seeking directions. As he disappeared up towards the top of the hill,  Draggin' The Chain, perhaps, began to rue her fortitude. It certainly sounded as if she did.

Finally, the top of the hill was reached. The welcome lights of Lismore shone below. The stars, which seemed significantly nearer now than from at the bottom of the hill, twinkled more brightly. Descending, the walkers caught up with Hare Goanna, who had decided not to follow the runners as they ascended even further up towards Lismore Heights. The runners finally raced home, crossing the bridge at the same time as the walkers. A perfectly timed hash.

Back at the pub, the hash dined at a long table set out in the beer garden. Many of the walkers were already well into their meals, having earlier decided that the topography of Lismore Heights was only to be ascended when powered by a V8 engine. Still, the runners had really enjoyed their trip to the celestial heights, as had some of the walkers. It just took some time (a few days) for them to realise what a great hash trail they had enjoyed.


No Down Downs, as a pub run,but Hash Birthday wishes to RunnyMead (Enid) and Saddle Sore (Rod) for the coming week. 





Receding Hareline

29/09/2014                 Leah
6/10/2014                   Labour Day     Dame Edna and Africa, Tony's Cafe, Compton Drive, East Ballina at 3pm
27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee


NOTE: Bali Interhash  20-22 May 2016 - start saving now....

ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 15th September 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1521)
When - Monday 15th September, 6pm 
Where - Northern Rivers Hotel, Cnr Bridge and Terania Streets, North Lismore; NOTE: 2 for 1 meal deal
Hares - Goanna and Plugger

Last Run (no 1520)
When -Monday 8th September, 6pm 
Where - 8 Cooke Avenue, Alstonville
Hare - Scrambled Eggs (Greg)


The Umbrella Run! It wasn't meant to be, as the skies had cleared in the afternoon. Just before setting off, a possum that had balanced on a wire over the gathering hash, took flight, and the heavens opened. Wisely, the possum had gone for shelter. Unwisely (but we are hashers) the hash set off into the driving rain. The runners set off in one direction and a colourful parade of umbrellas set off in the other. From beneath the spokes of an umbrella in the pouring rain, most of the streets looked the same. Very wet. The runners jogged past the walkers a few times. Strangely, they seemed to be enjoying themselves.

After a couple of Hash Halts, to make sure that no one had got lost or drowned, Hare Scrambled Eggs stopped at a rain-swept reserve and offered the walkers two options. A short cut home across the sodden reserve or a long trail around a less sodden footpath. Apart from Saddle Sore (Rod) and Dung Beetle (Mike),who took the long trail, the hash voted with their feet and sloshed across the squelching grass. Everyone was drenched by this stage anyway.

On the thankfully dry deck of Hare Scrambled Eggs, the hash warmed themselves with very cold beer (Brew Master Procol having taken particular care to ice the beer early) and formed a circle.

No More Gaps (Faye) spoke about the walk which, given the miserable night, had a high number of hashers but, unfortunately for some, a lower number of umbrellas. Commenting that it had been wet, No More Gaps seemed pleased to note it was also short  and that there were no hills. As well as one of Scrambled Eggs garden gnomes, there were quite a number of (very wet) dogs on the walk and it was dubbed a 'Three Dog Night' (amazingly they are still performing and are playing in Saginaw Milwaukee on September 20th if anyone is interested).

Polarised (Narina) spoke about the run which, as suspected, the runners had all enjoyed, even though it was not a night to be wearing mascara. Being a core of highly dedicated runners, but resembling drowned rats, they had found the run to be good and especially welcomed the wine and warmth once it was over. 

Down Downs were given to:

Scarambled Eggs - Hare on a exceptionally wet night
Karen - Virgin Hasher who we hope does not contract pneumonia after being so thoroughly drenched and comes again to NRHHH
Feel Free (Bob) - offered a Down Down in memory of Ross, who departed last weekend

Bituman (Patrick) told a hilarious 'Spoonerism' story, based on Cinderella, accompanied by Slurrrr (Fay) whose miming was equally hilarious.

Scrambled Eggs served up dinner which soon had the lazy susan whizzing around. Many thanks to Hare Scrambled Eggs for hosting the hash and persevering with the trail on such a dreadful night.







Receding Hareline

22/09/2014                 Kizzme (Kate), Lismore
29/09/2014                 Leah
6/10/2014                   Labour Day     Dame Edna and Africa ??????
27/10/14                     AGPU (Annual General Piss Up) and night to select a Hash Mismanagement Committee


NOTE: Bali Interhash  20-22 May 2016 - start saving now....

ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Monday, September 01, 2014

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 8th September 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1520)
When - Monday 8th September, 6pm 
Where - 8 Cooke Avenue, Alstonville
Hare - Scrambled Eggs (Greg)

Last Run (no 1519)
When - Monday 1 September, 6pm
Where - Pioneer Tavern, Wollangbar
Hare - Procol (Gary)


On a beautiful Spring evening, the hashers set off with a spring in their step, the runners following Hare Procol and his Hash Apprentice for the evening, Kizzme. The walkers followed Plugger, who was armed with a map that had been thoughtfully provided by the Hare.

Winding through the quiet streets of Wollangbar (quiet, that is, apart from the din of incessant chattering as the walkers wound along), the trail was really well marked, with massive arrows. There was also only one hill, much to everyone's delight. A few Hash Halts made sure the walkers were kept together, with Upcycler, nursing a back injury gained during the weekend, holding tail position for most of the trail.

Both the runners and walkers arrived back at the pub at around the same time, so another well set run.

In the pub, the food arrived quickly. Too quickly in Procol's case, as his fish appeared to have bypassed the cooking process.

No Down-down's, as a pub run, but many thanks to Procol for setting a great 'one hill' hash trail that kept the hash entertained.


Receding Hareline
15/09/2014                 Plugger and Goanna, Northern Rivers Hotel, Lismore
22/09/2014                 Kizzme (Kate), Lismore
29/09/2014                 Leah
6/10/2014                   Labour Day     Dame Edna and Africa ??????

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ON ON

Plugger
--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, August 28, 2014

[Hhh] Next HRHHH Run 1st September 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1519)
When - Monday 1 September, 6pm  SPRING!!!
Where - Pioneer Tavern, Wollangbar
Hare - Procol (Gary)

Last Run (no 1518)
When - Monday 25 August, 6pm
Where - 15 South Street, Alstonville
Hare - Miss Took (Rosi) assisted by Feel Free (Bob)

A large turnout on a night when the rains miraculously eased and stars, unseen for countless nights. actually twinkled overhead. After a pause to let the runners run up and down the street a few times, Hare Feelfree, guided by Barney, led off the walkers. The streets of Alstonville were criss-crossed and the walkers kept close together with many Hash Halts along the trail. In the deep dark of the night, the hashers could not help but notice that the Federal Government's Budget problems seemed to have extended to NRHHH, as the trail arrows were few, tiny and barely visible. "I only had a tiny piece of gyprock" explained Hare Feel Free. Throughout the first part of the trail, the runners kept crossing with the walkers, always the sign of a well set run. Hash Brown, who was apparently not running, ran past a couple of times. Retread finally disappeared off into the night, to catch up with her non-running running partner. Halfway round, Saddle Sore strode ahead, leading the hash Home, closely followed by the walkers, who ensured that they did not lose sight of Barney, just in case there were any late surprises in the trail.

Back in the warmth of Hash Host Miss Took's garage, the Circle was enlightened on the hash, with Runnymead talking about the walk, with lots of interjections from others. Apparently, Runnymead had talked most of the way (how strange), so she really had no idea where she was or where she had been. She did remember it was flat. Reflecting upon the environment, she remarked that she thought she had seen a platypus, but it was only frogs - and that there were lots of stars.

Speaking for the runners, Impulse said that according to his new watch, which evidently does more than just tell the time, he had used used up 620 calories and run 6km. He declared it to be a 'Bonzer' run, thereby betraying a knowledge of the dreadful TV series "Anzac Girls'.

Down-down's were given to:
Feel Free - Hare for a wonderfully flat run
Miss Took - Hash Host
Sue - Virgin Runner
Upcycler - thanks for being Hash Scribe and running the Circle in Plugger's absence
Procol - charged by Hash Brown for providing warm beer

Guest Joke-Master (Miss Took's mother) told a hilarious joke that had Headlamps and the Hash reeling with laughter. Following the presentation to Miss Took of a hash necklace, an item of jewelry she has always dreamed about, dinner was served, with lotsa soup and bread and home-baked cake.

Many thanks to Miss Took for hosting the hash and a great night, and also to Hare Feel Free for his great hash trail.










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8/09/2014                   Greg Fowler, 8 Cooke Avenue, Alstonville
15/09/2014                 Plugger and Goanna, Northern Rivers Hotel, Lismore
22/09/2014                 ????????
29/09/2014                 Leah
6/10/2014                   Labour Day     Dame Edna and Africa ??????

ON ON

Plugger

--   Rick Molloy  PO Box 95  Federal  NSW 2480  02 6684 9451

Thursday, July 24, 2014

[Hhh] Hash Trash - 21/07/2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1514)
When - Monday 28 July, 6pm
Where - 34 Trinity Dve Goonellabah
What - Leo Hash
Hares - Polarised (Narina) & Hootu (Phil)

Last Run (no 1513)
When - Monday 21 July, 6pm
Where - 35 Duke St Goonellabah
Hares - Procol (Gary)

Last week's call for more hashers to make the effort to come along to Hash failed to get any of the grizzly bears out of hibernation, but those who attended were ready and waiting.  Procol instructed the walkers to follow Toe Cutter (Mary-Anne) as she know where to go.  The runners waited a couple of minutes before departing in case there were any stragglers.  This turned out to be a wise decision as Muntoo arrived shortly after and he was the only runner who had thought to bring a torch.

The runners quickly overtook the walkers and head off on their own path, not seeing the walkers again until both groups arrived back at Procol's house at almost the same time.  Everybody focused on rehydrating after such a long walk/run, except for Saddle Sore (Rod) who spent a few minutes trying to tie himself into a knot "stretching" out on the balcony.

Hootu provided us with a run-down (or is that a walk-down) of how the walk went.  He made particular comment about Yarnbomber (Dayle) making enough noise while walking through to retirement village to wake the "almost dead".  He was not surprised to see staff coming out to see what the ruckus was all about.  The rest of the walk was described as "nostalgic" with roads being walked down that had not been traversed for some time.  He also admitted that that route the walk was supposed to take was modified to shorten the length down to a "respectable" distance.

Muntoo provided the report for the runners.  He found that the first half of the run was fantastic as a lot of the time was spent running down-hill.  Then it occurred to him that all that 'down' meant that there was also going to be a lot of 'up' at the other end. Muntoo commented on Procol's apparent aspirations on becoming a tour guide as he took us to see the sights of Goonellebah.  Muntoo particularly enjoyed the "dissertation" re-living the historic event of the bridge being washed away, but found that the review of the recently painted school bus shelters "bored the crap" out of him.  Overall, the run was long but enjoyable.

Down-down's were given to:
Procol - Hare and Host
Toe Cutter - Hare
No More Gaps - Birthday

Dinner was pumpkin soup and hot bread that was as thick as door-stops.  On a cold night the meal went down really well, with very little being left in the pot at the end of the meal.

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28/07/2014    Narina and Phil Rowe
04/08/2014    Peter and Alison Brown
11/08/2014    Fay Ditton
18/08/2014    Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver

On On!

Upcycler

Friday, July 18, 2014

[Hhh] Hash Trash - 14/07/2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1513)
When - Monday 21 July, 6pm
Where - 35 Duke St Goonellabah
Hares - Procol (Gary)

Last Run (no 1512)
When - Monday 14 June, 6pm
Where - Martin Dve, East Lismore
Hares - Tea Bag (Leah)

"It never rains at Hash" I have been told a number of times.  Unfortunately it appears that nobody bothered to tell the weather gods.  A fine drizzle alternating with showers welcomed all those who attended Tea Bag's hash run this week.

It isn't clear if the rain, cold, holidays, illness or general apathy are impacting on hash numbers, but once again they were disappointingly low.  Those of us who did make the effort shrugged our shoulders against the rain and set off on our respective walks/runs.

Polarised (Narina) and Procol were the only two runners, and took off at a smoking pace and were quickly out of site.  The eight walkers took a more sedate pace in the same general direction.  Unfortunately the rain had done a good job of washing away some of the chalk marks (I am reliably informed by Tea Bag that she actually had to go out twice to set the trail due to earlier rain) but the walkers had a general idea of which way to head, and made the rest up as they went.  The rain stopped after a short while and brolleys could be closed and rain coats removed.

Both the runners and walkers reassembled inside at Tea Bags house and Procol provided a report of the run, reporting that it was "brilliant, well marked run".  Because there was just the two of them they were able to blow through the check points and holds and maintain a pace that had them warm by the time they had reached the cemetery.  The only challenge that was encountered was navigating some of the huge puddles that were in the way.

Scrambled Eggs (Greg) spoke for the walkers.  He enjoyed the "big long straight walk" down Dailey Street.  He also commented that, as the walkers walked through the car park at the hospital it was observed that it is better to be out here looking in than to be in there looking out.

Down-down's were given to:
Tea Bag - Hare and Host
Upcycler - 50 runs

Dinner was curried sausages and rice for the omnivores and curried lentil patties for the herbivores.  Tea Bag had catered for 25 to 30 so there was more than enough for everyone.  It was noted that, for the Hares it is very difficult to know how many need to be catered for, and due to the small numbers that have been attending, there has been some food going to waste.  For those of you who have been thinking that it is too cold to go out to hash, it is worth making the effort.  We are all enjoying ourselves and it doesn't take long after you start walking/running before you have warmed up.

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21/07/2014    Procol
28/07/2014    Narina and Phil Rowe
04/08/2014    Peter and Alison Brown
11/08/2014    Rosie Brown

On On!

Upcycler

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

[Hhh] Hash News - 30/06/2016

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no 1511)
When - Monday 7 July, 6pm
Where - 60 Mountain View Dve, Goonellabah (off Bruxner Crescent)
Hares - Bituman (Patrick)

Last Run (no 1510)
When - Monday 30 June, 6pm
Where - 4 Coachwood Court, Alstonville
Hares - No More Gaps (Faye) & Saddle Sore (Rod)

Numbers were looking much better this week even though the temperature was still in the "brass monkey's" area of the thermometer.  We all gathered at the bottom of the drive looking longingly towards the firepit where a fire was expecting to be burning later

Saddle Sore notified the runners that there were no On Backs this run, only an arrow for the true path.  A group of 6 runners trotted off in search of the first arrow.  The walkers were not far behind with Saddle Sore leading.

It took a while before the runners were able to pull ahead of the walkers as it seemed that every intersection consisted of a two-way.  Yarnbomber (Dayle) again dropped back from the running group to the walking group so it was fortunate that the walkers were still around.

There were no reports of unusual activities occurring within the walking group, other than stumbling across a group of runners who had lost the trail and were wandering around aimlessly.  The walkers were more than happy to tell the runners where to go before continuing on their way.

Back at the circle (after a brief geometry lesson) Kizzme (Kate) was volunteered to report on the runners.  Kizzme though that it was a good run, if not a bit confusing towards the end when the on-back was found on the only section of the course that was not part of a two-way.  We have since been informed that that was an unofficial on-back and that the Hash Home had been missed.  Tea Bag (Leah) reported for the walkers and told everyone that the walk had been very enjoyable if not a bit cold.  Slurr (Fay) was accused of walking too fast and deserting the group, but she quickly clarified that she was simply walking fast because it was so cold.

Down-down's were given to:
No More Gaps - 250 hash runs and Host
Saddle Sore - Hare and Host
Muntoo - New shoes

Dinner was sausages and onions with tomato sauce, mustard or chilli sauce.  This was enjoyed by everyone as they stood around the fire and thawed out from the run.  Thanks to No More Gaps and Saddle Sore for a great run and awesome dinner afterwards.  A tops way to spend a Monday night.

NOTE: Bali Interhash  20-22 May 2016 - start saving now....


07/07/2014    Patrick Fitz-Bugden
14/07/2014    Leah
21/07/2014    Procol
28/07/2014    Narina and Phil Rowe

On On

Upcycler

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

[hhh] Hash News - 9/6/2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no. 1508)
When:   16th June 2014 at 6pm
Where: 157 Invercauld Rd, Goonellabah
Hares : IMPULSE (Garry) and AUNTY LUSH (Alison)

NOTE:  Please bring a chair.

Last Run (no. 1507)
When:   9th June 2014 at 3pm
Where: 93 Rouse Mill Rd, Rouse Mill
Hares : Lost with space (Sue) and Space Cowboy (Steve)
Queen's Birthday run

Royalists and republicans alike gathered at Rouse Mill to help celebrate the birthday of the queen.  To get into the spirit of the day, hashers were asked to come dressed up to help celebrate the special occasion.  It was wonderful to see crowns, tiaras and other "queen-like" items of clothing being worn by various members.  We even had a corgy making an appearance.

The runners were led by Space Cowboy (Steve) and headed off into the macadamia trees while Lost with space (Sue) led the walkers off on a more respectable walk down the road.  The walkers and runners must have looked a site to passers-by, a rabble equipped in formal attire and crowns.

It didn't take long for the walkers to veer off the bitumen and head off cross country through another macas plantation.  Some of the steep inclines proved to be a challenge for the walking wounded amongst the group (I am looking at you Hash Brown (Peter)).  It wasn't long before the walkers reached a barb-wire fence, with the runners catching up with the walkers at about that point.

Procol (Gary) at this stage announced that he had given Yarnbomber (Dayle) a bit of a bum-steer. She had dropped off the end of the running group and Procol pointed her in the direction of where he (incorrectly) thought the walkers were going.  It was agreed that the walkers would eventually get to the point where Yarnbomber was heading and that we would meet up with her then.  Fortunately this proved correct, and a slightly miffed Yarnbomber was able to join the walkers for the remainder of the walk.

The trail took everyone across a few more properties before ending at a beautiful waterfall and large rock overhang/cave.  Some of the braver souls even crossed over the slippery rocks to get down close to the waterfall.  After that is was a simple meander back to base for the rest of the celebrations.

At the Circle, we were all blessed with a surprise appearance from her majesty herself (in the form of Aunty Lush (Alison)) who gave a wonderful speech about how impressed 'one' was wandering amongst all of the local nuts, and how much 'one' enjoyed viewing afore-mentioned nuts.  Munto (Paul) spoke about the run and gave the run a score of 7 out of 10.

Down Downs were given to:

Lost with Space - Hare and host/cook
Space Cowboy - Hare and host
Kizzme - New member Kate was given her hash name of Kizzme.  This name was a narrow winner over other suggested names "On-thingo" and "Deffa"

Lost with space kept with the theme of the day, serving bangers and mash with mushy peas and onion gravy, followed by Lemon Meringue Pie, all of which went down a treat. All in all, a great hash and a wonderful way to celebrate the long weekend.

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16/06/2014    Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
23/06/2014    Gary - pub run, Mary G's
30/06/2014    Faye Benge and Rod Bailey
07/07/2014    Patrick Fitz-Bugden

On On!

Upcycler

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

[hhh] Receding Hareline

Hi Hashers,

For everyone's information (including the Hare's!) - below is the Hare
list for the next couple of months. Hopefully it suits all.

Plugger and I are off overseas until mid-August - and so if there are
any problems, can you contact Upcycler at Hash on Monday night or email
(simon_perm@yahoo.com.au)

16/06/2014 1508 Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
23/06/2014 1509 Gary Manning at Mary G's
30/06/2014 1510 Faye Benge and Rod Bailey
7/07/2014 1511 Patrick Fitz-Bugden
14/07/2014 1512 Leah
21/07/2014 1513 Procol
28/07/2014 1514 Narina and Phil Rowe
4/08/2014 1515 Peter and Alison Brown
11/08/2014 1516 Rosie Brown
18/08/2014 1517 Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
25/08/2014 1518 Fay Ditton
1/09/2014 1519 Greg Fowler
8/09/2014 1520 John the Baptist
15/09/2014 1521 Plugger and Goanna
22/09/2014 1522 Danielle Teague
29/09/2014 1523 Bob Arnull
6/10/2014 1524 Dame Edna and Africa

Many thanks to Upcycler for offering to do the Hash Trash in our absence
and looking after the Hares,

ON ON,

Goanna

--
Anna Molloy
PO Box 95
Federal
NSW 2480
02 6684 9451


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Thursday, June 05, 2014

[hhh] Hash News - 2/6/2016

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no. 1507)
When:   9th June 2014 at 3pm
Where: 93 Rouse Mill Rd, Rouse Mill
Ph: 6629 5408 (if you need directions)
Hares : Lost with space (Sue) and Space Cowboy (Steve)

Queen's Birthday run - Wear your regalia!
It doesn't matter whether you're a republican or a monarchist - it's a HOLIDAY!  Come dressed up to help celebrate this special occasion!  Make sure you bring along your songbooks (handed out at our 1500th run) and your singing voice to go along with it.

NOTE:  NO DOGS PLEASE.

Last Run (no. 1506)
When:   2nd June 2014 at 6pm
Where: 23 Hurley Street, Lismore
Hares : Upcycler (Simon) and Yarnbomber (Dayle)

It wasn't the strongest turnout for a hash run, with only a dozen or so dragging themselves from the warmth of their homes to amble and stumble their way around Lismore and East Lismore.  The night was cloudless and a bit breezy when we all gathered out the front to start our walks/runs.  The running group was again struggling for numbers, with Procol, Bituman and Kate making up the numbers.  Upcycler handed them the map, pointed them in the right direction and left them to their devices.  Hare Yarnbomber verbally took the walkers in hand and they all disappeared off down the hill.

The trail took everyone across into East Lismore, and managed to take on a few short but noticeable hills to help get everyone's hearts pumping.  The runners found some interesting challenges along the course, including some unexpected speed humps almost bringing them undone.  The walkers also had some confusion around course markers, or to be more specific, Miss Took held true to her name sake, mistakenly identifying a sewer grate as a Hash Hold.

Close to the end of the trail, some of the walkers were distracted by the smell of cooked sausages on the Barbecue at the netball courts, and were considering offering a couple of dollars for one with onion and sauce.  Of course, this would have required actually having money, something which was in short supply at the time.

At the Circle, which was formed around a persistently annoying smoking fire, Slur volunteered to speak about the walk.  She reported that it was an enjoyable walk on a beautiful night.  The walk was a good distance with enough hills to make it interesting.

Procol spoke about the run, and commented on Whites Lane, and how he did not recall it ever being run down before.  The course was well marked with the map only needing to be referred to once at the traffic lights.

Down Downs were given to:

Upcycler -Setting the hash trail and host/cook
Yarnbomber - Hare for the walkers and host
Slur - for offering to give lap dances, and for giving Saddle Sore "a little woody" (which sounds like a good hash name to me)

Upcycler served up slightly burned Dahl with Papadams and home made mango chutney, nice and warming on a cool night. Many thanks to Upcycler and Yarnbomber for hosting the hash and a great night

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9/06/2014     Sue and Steve Miller - Queens Birthday
16/06/2014    Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
23/06/2014    Gary - pub run, Lismore
30/06/2014    Peter and Alison Brown

On On!

Upcycler