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.

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

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!


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.

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

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!


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