Thursday, January 29, 2015

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 2nd February 2015

Hi Hashers

Next Run (no 1542 )
When - Monday 2nd February 2015 at 6pm 
Where - 18 Bahama Avenue, Alstonville
Hares - Retread and Hash Brown

Note: Please bring a chair

Last Run (no 1541 )
When - Monday 26th January 2015 at 4pm
Where - Goonengerry National Park
Hares - Goanna and Plugger

Australia Day! The perfect day to slog around Goonengerry National Park on a hot, humid day with rain clouds threatening from above. After meeting at Goonengerry school, a convoy of hash cars wound their way into the forest and parked at the original logging storage area. Once a dense cedar forest, the area was heavily logged in the late 19th century, as evidenced by the many rotting stumps of once magnificent trees. Still, it remains a fascinating forest to hash around and a big (for NRHHH!) group of runners, led from far behind by Hare Goanna, charged off. They were followed at a much more sedate pace by a large pack of walkers, led by Co-Hare Plugger.

After a short climb up the main fire trail, the walkers followed the runners along a narrow track through the bush, passing high termite mounds and a large cedar; probably felled at the end of the 19th century and left to lie on the ground ever since. At a check on the escarpment track the walkers were given a choice of a short walk or not-so-short walk Home. Everyone enthusiastically voted for the not-so-short walk and wandered up to a distant (but not too distant) waterfall . Saddle Sore led the walkers up the hill, with Retread and No More Gaps happily bringing up the rear. The walkers gasped with wonder at the stunning views across the valley. Miss Took, resplendent in her hash necklace, gasped with pain, having been bitten on the foot by an insect. Returning along the track, the walkers reached the nearest waterfall, where a couple of nubile feral nymphets were luxuriating naked in the pools above the waterfall. Well, they were until the hash walkers tumbled down the track. Surprisingly, they did not seem too pleased to see us. They were obviously illiterate, as they and their male friends (and dog), evidently could not read the 'No Dogs' sign at the park entrance. Leaving them behind, the walkers climbed the final hill, to be overtaken by the runners, led by Procol, on the final track back to the cars.

Whilst the walkers were gasping at the scenery, the runners were gasping for breath on the run. Several devious loops through the forest proved rather challenging. Lost With Space was well and truly lost, not knowing which way she had come from. Even Hash Brown was confused about where he was. Ian, sporting a bloody leg from a mis-encounter with an errant stick, really didn't care. Spin Cycle and Eva Moff actually seemed to be enjoying the run.

Back at the cars, Kate handed out icy poles, of varying degrees of icy-ness, as a few leeches were removed and near-bursting lungs allowed to settle back into their usual state of blissful breathing.

On Home at Goonengerry, the rain thankfully held off as a straggle of chairs were laid out in a circle.

Religious Advisor Upcycler, whose RA hat grows more spectacular by the week, called a Circle and gave a humorous rendition of the history of Australia before asked Slip It Up 'Er to talk about the walk. He said he found the walk 'Deja Vu', having seen many of the trees before. And before. Some of the gum trees were becoming quite recognisable from previous Goonengerry hash runs. As was one of the waterfalls (although, as many in the Circle pointed out, it did not have naked nubile feral nymphets on previous hashes). Eva Moff spoke about the run and noted that there were lots of gums but, as she spent most of the run following healthy fit bums (for which Hash Brown strangely nominated his own derriere), she did not really notice the forest. She did however remember a rather tough loop.

Down Downs were given to:

Goanna - Hare for a jolly and winding run through the forest 
Plugger - Co-Hare for the more sedate 'Two Waterfalls' walk
And Hash Visitors - Dr Death, Double Trouble, Mad Mike and Dry Spell - Welcome!

Hash Joke Master Bituman, wearing his new Hash Joke Master hat, entertained the Circle with a joke and his story of buying a red dress for the Red Dress Run. It was into Hash Nosh of sausage quiche and vegie quiche, followed by a great lemon freeze dessert. Another great Australia Day hash run and - if you missed it - there will, as Slip It Up 'Er noted, always be another chance next year!




Ready, steady....


Are Bituman's jokes really that serious?



Red Dress Run 16th February! We will be running in Lismore in support of the local charity Southern Cross LADS. More details on this worthy charity on their website: www.southerncrosslads.org.au/index.asp

Make sure you wear a Red Dress - this is a fun run for charity!


Receding Hareline

09.02.2015 - Kate Hallen (Kizz Me)
16.02.2015 - Red Dress Run!
23.02.2015 - Susan Rayner
02.03.2015- Geoff Laubalestier
09.03.2015- Leah Manning
16.03.2015 - Garry and Alison Euston
23.03.2015 - Bob Arnull
30.03.2015 -Vicky Farrelly

WINTER CAMP - 2nd and 3rd May 2015 at the Clarence Gorge (www.theclarencegorge.com) - check it and and save the date for your diary!!!


On On

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

Thursday, January 15, 2015

[Hhh] Next NRHHH Run 19th January 2015

Hi Hashers

Next Run (no 1540 )
When - Monday 12th January 2015 at 6pm
Where - Aussie Pub (The Australian Hotel),  103 River Street, Ballina: $10 chicken schnitzel and $10 flathead specials
Hares - (Procol) Gary and (Alternative Root) Mary-Anne

Last Run (no 1539 )
When - Monday 12th January 2015 at 6pm
Where - 157 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah
Hares - Impulse and Auntie Lush

The forecast wild weather failed to arrive so, much to everyone's surprise, including Hare Impulse who had expected his trail to be washed out, the hash set off on a warm and sunny evening. The runners quickly raced off, followed at a decidedly more leisurely pace by the walkers, led by Co-Hare Auntie Lush. After twisting around a few streets, the hash were soon embroiled in controversy. Nothing to do with CSG or uranium mining, just a belligerent householder who claimed the hash were wandering through their back yard. Just before the walkers disappeared behind a fence, Hug Me heroically gave 'the finger' to the belligerent household. Ambling on, the trail wound through Invercauld Estate, which is now being sub-divided to raise some cash, then back along the ridge line of Invercauld Road, passing some interesting gardens along the way. One garden was so beautifully laid out with different species of cactus, the proud owner must be on his knees every night praying for Global Warming to manifest within the next fortnight.

As the evening grew warmer, Hug Me took off his flouro NRHHH 50 Runs top, to then be almost mown down by a passing car. Also feeling the heat, and nothing to do with the possibility of encountering a few hills, Alternative Root and  No More Gaps decided to take an alternative route of their own and headed directly On Home. After a few more wiggles around streets, which were not too hilly, the rest of the walkers were soon following them Home.

Around the Circle, Spin Cycle spoke of the run, which did sound to have been quite energetic. She said that she thought that Goonellabah was probably Aboriginal for 'Land of Hills' as that was how it felt on the run. There was lots of long grass, where she got left behind. However, in true Hash tradition, the runners waited until she struggled through, then raced off.

Hug Me said he had found his 50th walk very hard whilst wearing two layers on a hot evening. He had also found it quite exciting; giving 'the finger' to someone who claimed we had trespassed on their private property, only to scramble around a fence onto someone else's private property. He enjoyed the walk along Invercauld Road to Clifford Park where, after cogitating on the new turf (it is to be hoped no one was watching) the walkers returned home. Retread pointed out that by walking in the middle of the road, as a car raced along, he would be lucky to complete his 51st run.

Down Downs were given to:

Impulse - Hare for an energetic hash of hills and long grass 
Auntie Lush - Co-Hare for the walkers on their drama filled walk
Hug Me - For a spectacular 50 Runs - Congratulations!
Goanna - For a very 'spotacular' 250 Runs - Well Done!

A further sparkling Down Down was given to Religious Adviser Upcycler for his birthday. Happy Birthday!

Excellent hash grub was served up by Auntie Lush that was appreciated by all. Many thanks to the Hares for a great hash run and grub!





Receding Hareline

26.01.2015 - Rick and Anna Molloy (Australia Day)
02.02.2015 - Pete and Alison Brown
09.02.2015 - Kate Hallen (Kizz Me)
16.02.2015 - Red Dress Run!

On On

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

Thursday, January 08, 2015

[Hhh] Next HRHHH Run 12th January 2015

Hi Hashers

Next Run (no 1539 )
When - Monday 12th January 2015 at 6pm
Where - 157 Invercauld Road, Goonellabah
Hares - Impulse and Auntie Lush


Last Run (no 1538 )
When - Monday 5th January 2015
Where - House With No Steps, Wardell Road, Alstonville at 6pm
Hares - Saddle Sore and No More Gaps


A good turnout for the first NRHHH run of 2015. For a change, the hash set off from the House With No Steps car park. Apparently, the farm manager did not want the hash to drive down to our usual starting place as he was concerning we may thoughtlessly damage the roots of the macadamias.  Preposterous - research has shown that roots are firmly in the thoughts of hashers. After a few instructions from the Hare Saddle Sore, the runners were led off at a modest pace by a very seedy-looking Hash Brown, who had obviously indulged in some hard core partying over the Christmas and New Year break. When you are in your sixties you can no longer party with the young crowd, especially one-year olds, without suffering the effects later.

Meandering through the Water Park and out onto the plantation, Saddle Sore led the walkers under a barbed wire fence, where we were joined by the runners, and down across thistle strewn paddocks. Goanna, after deviating from the pack at one stage to fossick in a rubbish pile, turned back, her knees and downward slopes not being in accord with one another.

Just before the spectacular Marshall Falls, Saddle Sore had a spectacular fall of his own. However, as we were 'tiptoeing through the thistles', not actually having permission to be in this paddock, his fall was not greeted with loud raucous cheers. Climbing back up the hill, another barbed wire fence was encountered. Lost With Space provided a running commentary on the techniques that hashers used to shuffle under the barbed wire. Noticing that there was an electric wire running along the fence, someone asked if it was in fact electrified. One hasher, with smoking hands, confirmed it was.

After a slippery descent, the pack arrived at the equally spectacular cascade falls. The tumble and splash of the water could just be heard above the ferocious humming of clouds of mozzies. A few intrepid hashers went in for a swim - Space Cowboy (sporting speedos in honour of the PM), Saddle Sore, Hug Me, Hash Brown, Retread and Scrambled Eggs. A few wiser souls, led by No More Gaps, headed for home whilst they still had some blood left. Apparently, Saddle Sore had another spectacular fall and Scrambled Eggs walked into a macca tree. Perhaps the sight of Space Cowboy in speedos was just too much for them.

Back at the drinks esky, the hash were growing increasingly concerned  for some missing hashers, who had not returned from the cascade pool. It was felt that if they did not return soon, they were possibly lost, so we had better start the circle without them and, if they had not shown up by the end of the circle, we could just leave some food on a table for them.  However, they finally returned, just as the circle was about to commence.

Hash Brown, looking even more seedier, spoke briefly about the brief run, which he said was short. It was probably about 400 metres.

Space Cowboy spoke at length about the walk. Almost longer than the actual walk itself. He said it was a wonderfully electrifying walk, with the challenges of barbed wire followed by a lovely swim.

With two waterfalls and three hasher falls, it was noted as a 'Five Falls Hash'.

Down Downs were given to:

Saddle Sore - Hare for a spectacular 'falls' run
No More Gaps - Co-Hare who led a breakaway group to safety, far from the clouds of pesky mozzies
Terry and Sue - Virgin Hashers, dubbed 'Tiramasu' by Hash Brown, who had really just come to see Marshall Falls - but welcome anyway!

Excellent hash grub was served up by No More Gaps including pie that sounded to have a bizarre combination of ingredients, but was absolutely wonderful. Plugger ate a lot. Many thanks to the Hares for a great hash run and grub!







Receding Hareline

19.01.2015 - Gary Manning and Maryanne Meginess
26.01.2015 - Rick and Anna Molloy (Australia Day)
02.02.2015 - Pete and Alison Brown
09.02.2015 - ?????????????
16.02.2015 - Red Dress Run!

On On

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