Next Run (no 1543 )
When - Monday 9th February 2015 at 6pm
Where - Tatts Hotel, 108 Keen Street, Lismore
Hare - Kizz Me (Kate)
Last Run (no 1542 )
When - Monday 2nd February 2015 at 6pm
Where - 12 (!) Bahama Avenue, Alstonville
Hares - Retread and Hash Brown
As the hash gathered outside number 12 Bahama Avenue (fortunately not number 18), dark rain clouds massed to the north, south and west. It looked rather ominous. As the skies darkened further, Hare Hash Brown led the runners off towards the west. It did not look a wise choice. Happily, for a short while anyway, Retread led the walkers eastwards, away from the rain clouds and towards number 18 Bahama Avenue, just in case some hashers had read the hash trash and found themselves at the wrong location. There were no bewildered looking hashers standing around, so Retread curved the walkers back towards the west. It was fortunate that most were carrying umbrellas, as they were soon going to need them.
After a brief Hash Halt beneath a street sign, to allow already umbrella wielding walkers to catch up, the trail entered a small park, just as the heavens opened. Not everyone made it through the park as some walkers decided that the intensity of the rain was of a sufficient level that a direct march On Home was called for. The other walkers, having passed through the park and found themselves rather drenched, reached the same conclusion and turned for Home. The rain eased slightly, but the homeward pace didn't, so the walkers were back Home after a relatively short run. Auntie Lush had obviously curtailed her hash walk quite early, as she was noted to be bone-dry and enjoying a glass of wine when the walkers squelched their way onto the Home patio.
However, whilst the walkers were responding intelligently to the dismal weather, the runners sloshed on through the rain. Apparently, they enjoy such weather challenges. By the time they arrived back at On Home, the walkers were thoroughly relaxed and pondering how many raffle tickets to buy in support of the Red Dress Run charity, LADS. Despite Goanna's sterling efforts, the white wine raffle prize did not seem too much of an incentive to buy lots of raffle tickets.
Religious Advisor Upcycler called a circle and Bituman was asked to speak about the run. As usual, he found the run "sensational". There was lots of water and wind, which caused the runners to take shelter at one point. They must have been sheltering for quite a while as Polarised and Hootu told them of all their NZ exploits. Polarised told the circle that 17 people drowned in NZ last year and she nearly increased that statistic, being washed away crossing a creek on one of their walks. Hootu demanded a beer for his rescue of Polarised. He received a beer which hopefully he cherished, as it appears unlikely his demand would be met again during the rest of 2015.
After many accusations from Upcycler as to the whether the walkers had actually gone on a walk, Tea Bag spoke about the walk, which seemed to have been conducted in cyclonic conditions. Because of the rain she could not see much but recalled wandering the streets of Alstonville and getting drenched. She was also injured, which brought forth calls of a "ruptured tea bag'.
Down Downs were given to:
Hash Brown - Hare for a wild and wet run
Retread - Co-Hare for a wet, but definitely not wild walk
Runnymead - for a spectacular 400 runs. Congratulations!
Plugger - for getting the Hash Home address wrong in the Hash Trash by a factor of 50%
Hash Joke Master Bituman, updated the hash on the food sponsorship status for the Red Dress Run, which sounded quite sensational. He then told a couple of jokes, that were far from sensational.
Retread served up welcome Hash Nosh of chicken and salad. Many thanks to the Hares for a great hash on a 'cyclonic' night.
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!
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!!!
-- Rick Molloy PO Box 95 Federal NSW 2480 02 6684 9451