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 ??????

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

ON ON

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