Next Run (no. 1505)
When: 26th May 2014 at 6pm
Where: 15 South Street, Alstonville
Hare : Miss Took (Rosi)
NOTE: BRING A TORCH AND WEAR SOMETHING BRIGHT!!
Last Run (no. 1504)
When: 19th May 2014 at 6pm
Where: 9, Remnant Drive, Clunes
Hare: Claytons (Jann)
A small number of hashers gathered in the deep dark of an unlit street in Clunes, waiting for the hash to commence. The only bright light was not John The Baptist, but the interior light in his car, which was running down his battery, much to everyone's consternation but The Baptist himself. Hares Polarised and Hootu called the hash together and after a short talk on the hash trail, Polarised led off the runners, with Hootu and the walkers in close pursuit. After lots of false trails, taking in every side street and nearby laneway, the hash returned to Hare Claytons house and exited through her back fence onto the school playing fields.
The runners now disappeared into the dark, leaving the walkers to meander the ribbons of roads that run through Clunes. The first check was by a certain hall, where the hares enjoyed a wonderful event a few years ago. It was too dark to see if Hootu's eyes had turned moist when he recalled that memorable day. Having got over the sentimental stuff, the walkers continued on. At the next check, Hare Claytons looked at the H in the circle and said "What does the I stand for?" Hmmm - hash nomenclature is obviously not a strong point.
Hootu, who had devised 'on back' arrows that were quite individual and resembled 'On Home' signs, then led the walkers to the edge of a precipice. Well, the top of a steep road. The walkers were given the option of walking a certain time distance then to turn back. It was such a beautifully star-filled night that, amazingly, everyone descended the steep hill. Not so amazingly, everyone also turned around before the allocated time had been attained.
Back Home at the Circle, Draggin the Chain spoke about the walk, although she did not notice too much as she was busy talking or being talked to by Plugger, about Politics and History. She remembered a confused start, as the hash went around in circles, then being rushed across the main road to go down Booyong Road, then come back up . She was surprisingly so deep in conversation, she didn't realize it was quite a hill. Overall, a very enjoyable walk on a star filled night.
Bituman said that the run was sensational (although he always says that - which is not a bad thing at all). It was a dark and cool night, with the trail marked at intervals by toilet paper. Diesel fumes were in the air by the main road. The runners got lost a few times and, by all accounts, bottled out on the dark trail down Booyong Road (unlike the stoic walkers). Apparently, the runners found themselves entangled with some sex and bondage in one street. The story was not clear, so the runners will have to keep that story to themselves. One highlight was running over a dead bandicoot. Another was John the Baptist, acting as pace setter, ran over the first on-back. He is obviously out of practice.
Down Downs were given to:
Hooto - Sentimental Hare for the walkers
Polarised - Hare for the S & M runners
Claytons - Co-Hare and host (and not knowing what an "H/I " in a circle was)
Slurrr - Hare for last weeks run
Jenny - Hash Virgin
Draggin the Chain led the singing (from our new NRHHH song book!) - after much deliberation as to what song to sing.
A great meal was served up by Claytons that featured a mountain of sausages and also some lovely home baked slices. Many thanks to the Hares and to Claytons for hosting the hash. It was a great hash trail on a great night - Clunes is not that far away!!!
NOTE: Bali Interhash 20-22 May 2016 - start saving now....
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23/06/2014 Hare Please!!!!
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