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....
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