Friday, May 23, 2014

[hhh] Next NRHHH Run 26th May 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no. 1505)
When:   26th May 2014 at 6pm
Where: 15 South Street, Alstonville
Hare : Miss Took (Rosi)

NOTE:  BRING A TORCH AND WEAR SOMETHING BRIGHT!!

Last Run (no. 1504)
When: 19th May 2014 at 6pm
Where: 9, Remnant Drive, Clunes
Hare:  Claytons (Jann)

A small number of hashers gathered in the deep dark of an unlit street in Clunes, waiting for the hash to commence. The only bright light was not John The Baptist, but the interior light in his car, which was running down his battery, much to everyone's consternation but The Baptist himself. Hares Polarised and Hootu called the hash together and after a short talk on the hash trail, Polarised led off the runners, with Hootu and the walkers in close pursuit. After lots of false trails, taking in every side street and nearby laneway, the hash returned to Hare Claytons house and exited through her back fence onto the school playing fields.

The runners now disappeared into the dark, leaving the walkers to meander the ribbons of roads that run through Clunes. The first check was by a certain hall, where the hares enjoyed a wonderful event a few years ago. It was too dark to see if Hootu's eyes had turned moist when he recalled that memorable day. Having got over the sentimental stuff, the walkers continued on. At the next check, Hare Claytons looked at the H in the circle and said "What does the I stand for?" Hmmm - hash nomenclature is obviously not a strong point.

Hootu, who had devised 'on back' arrows that were quite individual and resembled 'On Home' signs, then led the walkers to the edge of a precipice. Well, the top of a steep road. The walkers were given the option of walking a certain time distance then to turn back. It was such a beautifully star-filled night that, amazingly, everyone descended the steep hill. Not so amazingly, everyone also turned around before the allocated time had been attained.

Back Home at the Circle, Draggin the Chain spoke about the walk, although she did not notice too much as she was busy talking or being talked to by Plugger, about Politics and History. She remembered a confused start, as the hash went around in circles, then being rushed across the main road to go down Booyong Road, then come back up . She was surprisingly so deep in conversation, she didn't realize it was quite a hill. Overall, a very enjoyable walk on a star filled night.

Bituman said that the run was sensational (although he always says that - which is not a bad thing at all). It was a dark and cool night, with the trail marked at intervals by toilet paper. Diesel fumes were in the air by the main road. The runners got lost a few times and, by all accounts, bottled out on the dark trail down Booyong Road (unlike the stoic walkers). Apparently, the runners found themselves entangled with some sex and bondage in one street. The story was not clear, so the runners will have to keep that story to themselves. One highlight was running over a dead bandicoot. Another was John the Baptist, acting as pace setter, ran over the first on-back. He is obviously out of practice.

Down Downs were given to:

Hooto - Sentimental Hare for the walkers
Polarised - Hare for the S & M runners
Claytons - Co-Hare and host (and not knowing what an "H/I " in a circle was)
Slurrr - Hare for last weeks run
Jenny - Hash Virgin

Draggin the Chain led the singing (from our new NRHHH song book!) - after much deliberation as to what song to sing.

A great meal was served up by Claytons that featured a mountain of sausages and also some lovely home baked slices. Many thanks to the Hares and to Claytons for hosting the hash. It was a great hash trail on a great night - Clunes is not that far away!!!


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



Receding Hareline

2/06/2014      Simon and Dayle Morrison
9/06/2014      Sue and Steve Miller - Queens Birthday
16/06/2014    Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
23/06/2014    Hare Please!!!!

On On!

Plugger

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

[hhh] Next NRHHH Run 19th May 2014

Hi Hashers,

Next Run (no. 1503)
When:   19th May 2014 at 6pm
Where:  9, Remnant Drive, Clunes
Hare : Claytons (Jann)

NOTE:  BRING A TORCH AND WEAR SOMETHING BRIGHT!!

Last Run (no. 1502)
When: 12th May 2014 at 6pm
Where: Station Hotel, 2 Casino Street, South Lismore
Hare:   Slurrrr (Fay)

A small but keen group of hashers met in the back room of the Station Hotel, before being led out by Hare Slurrr to the start of the hash. New hasher Karen arrived with her two young boys, who were evidently interested in experiencing 'hashing'. Upcycler was provided with a map and pointed in the general direction for the runners. He jogged off, with a small group of runners following behind him.

Slurrr led off the walkers, winding through jet black streets, passing a glowing backyard bonfire and many twitching curtains. The runners were sighted a couple of times, making their way on distant dark streets and, apparently, finding the arrows to be of a somewhat erratic nature. Not that the walkers cared. They were having a great time following the trail (well, following Slurrrr) and keeping together with the Hare calling "Hash Halt" at appropriate times. Given the deep dark streets, a dying bonfire surrounded by shadowy figures and strange faces peering from behind curtains, it did not seem a night to be wandering out on your own.

Crossing the river, the walkers again wound around the streets, with Karen's two boys still happily striding along on their first hash, before being joined by Yarnbomber, who had satisfied her desire to run and now was happy to finish the hash at a walking pace - and also indulge in a chat - an activity that most of the walking hashers seem to excel in doing.

Back at the pub, between Bentley Blockade newsletters and dreadfully tasteless TV programmes, the hash relaxed with a few beers and a pile of pizzas, that were soon demolished. The Hare, hash complete, took the opportunity to relax (photo below).

A pub run, so no 'On Downs', but an enjoyable hash night wandering around Lismore in the dark, followed by a relaxing beer and pizza at the pub.

Many thanks to Slurrrrrrr for setting the run and organising the pub and pizzas.


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



Receding Hareline

26/05/2014    Rosi Brown
2/06/2014      Simon and Dayle Morrison
9/06/2014      Sue and Steve Miller - Queens Birthday
16/06/2014    Garry Euston and Alison Cleaver
23/06/2014    Phil and Narina

On On!

Plugger

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