Saturday, August 30, 2008

RUN NO. 2087

DATE: 19 August 2008
SITE: Rimba
HARES: Ah Struth/Never Wrong/Nancy
BACK HORN: Sarah Hill

It’s been a while since I have done a hash run at Rimba. The run started off on the road testing everyone’s stamina after the long holiday break. We headed right into the jungle following a well defined trail all the way to first check. The first two checks were found quite quickly, both by Magic Roundabout. The route was quite familiar. I'm sure we had been on this track before but in reverse. By the time I got to third check it had been called though so I'm not sure who found it. We then continued on trail thought the jungle until we got to the out skirts of the derelict houses which lead us on a newly cut track thought the long thick grass behind the abandoned houses we knew we were nearly out.

But there was one thing different this time - no Toy Boys!!

I have missed the runs where they were present, dressed in their gorgeous attire. Maybe next time I will get lucky!

At the shout up one new guest was introduced – Sarah from UK

Congratulations to Jan Murphy in completing 100 runs.

The Hashit went to three willing takers: Carol JM, Legally Blonde & Cath.

Thanks also to the Hares for the delicious food.

NEXT RUN: Salambigar Link
HARES: Mad Marg/Naj

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

RUN NO. 2086

Date: 12 August 2008
Site: Lugu
Hens: 25 Chicks: 5
Hares: Peewee/Kathy K / Trailblazer
Front Horn: JM Carol Back Horn: Mad Marg.

After a few false starts and driving along strange roads and following people who didn't seem like Hashers, we finally found our way to the start of tonight's run - the signs seemed in hiding!! Were there 4 or 5 or 6 signs?? I was confused already!!
We were all gathered under the tent waiting and reading the Words to get the low down on tonight's run, smaller in number due to school holidays but full of enthusiasm and keen to go!!. JM Carol told us to follow the pretty pink paper and just after 5-15pm the horn tooted and off we all dashed.

After 4 weeks away and very little exercise,(unless you count hugging the heater and pressing the remote control as exercise) I started off slowly and ambled along talking.

All too quickly there was the first hill to climb and it went up and up and up!! My legs felt like lead already!! but the temperature was pleasant and the scenery was lovely and when we stopped to catch our breath, the views were incredible - the tracks were mainly dry and we went up and down and up and down a few times, we ran over a couple of small streams with just enough water in them to wet our feet slightly and we climbed over a few huge drains and for quite awhile we did follow the road once we got out of the jungle - the cars sounded so close!! There was a small amount of sticky mud near the end to trek through which felt like an extra 5 kilos on our feet and one last hill to climb but after an hour or so, we found our way out- who found the checks is a mystery to me as I was so far behind the front runners though I did see JM Carol flash past me a couple of times at one stage looking for the checks and clutching pink paper in her hand and later on I could hear Naj calling out On Paper after another check but it seemed like miles away. We finally popped back out on the roadway and walked the last hundred metres to the tent for a welcome drink!!.

Thanks to the Hares for setting a great run also.

At the shout up, JM Carol introduced 3 guests - 2 newcomers and 1 visiting Hasher from Stamford in Brisbane who brought greetings to us from her fellow hashers, namely Schnapps (Doris Ellis) and Stubby (Jo Ellis)!! There were calls for the Hashit and we managed to collar 4 victims this time!!!.
Sarah Hill didn't sign in, Trailblazer was caught using her mobile though she swore that it was on Silent Mode, Alice in Wonderland left behind the sign in board last week and it was found by Naj, and Mad Marg didn't sign in her guest. As we were short of ice, we threw a couple of bottles of water over their feet so they were not too drenched!!

Announcements were made - Jan Murphy's car is still for sale, Dizzy has a Sportage 4WD to sell also (see Mad Marg for more info), there is a group called Orient Express playing at Serasa on Thursday, we sang Happy Birthday to Mad Marg, Naj had an announcement but couldn't remember what it was, Ah Struth reminded the word scribes to get their messages to her in plenty of time, we signed a card to express our condolences to Heather Lieshout and then we all enjoyed a delicious supper provided by the Hares - thanks Hares.

As it got darker, the fireflies came out and it was like a mini Beijing Olympics with our own display of the beautiful colours seen as they buzzed around us. Too soon though, the mossies started to have their own supper and dine on us so we "Offed" them but eventually we packed up and left after another great adventure on the Hash.

HARES: Ah Struth/Nancy/Never Wrong

Monday, August 11, 2008

RUN NO. 2085

Date: 5 August 2008
Run No: 2085
Site: Salziela gardens Spg 38-96 Kg Bunut Kanan
Hens: 25 Chicks: 3
Hares - Legally Blond and Madmarg
Front Horn - Kathie K Back Horn - Naj

This was a short but perfectly formed hash in every way! The number of hens was small and cosy due to the summer break and the hash iself was a trifle short but perfect with good runs, uphills, a bit of water, beautiful jungle and 2 good checks! We followed the road left out of Salziela Gardens and turned sharp right over the large storm dran and off into the jungle. The vegetation was lush and followed a series of undulating features where the pack started to space themselves out.

The first check was found by Pee Wee, across a small rivulete and up a steep ridge. Carol, checking in the other direction, did a stirling job of running like a mad thing in the wrong direction and had a huge distance to make up - but caught up in her usual happy fashion. After a few more good runs up several more steep hills and down into a small gully, the second check was called. Gill who is a new member of the hash did a grand job in assisting with the checking but it was found by Mandy, again on a steep ridge over a small stream, this time on the back check. From then on, it was a pleasant run, up onto a wide ridge with lovely views following pylons and down to some houses and intregued workmen!

We were all expecting that third check but all too soon we had hit the road and were back to the Gardens. Mandy had war wound in the form of blood and thorns and Gill nursed her torn calf. We all agreed as we sipped our G&Ts that is had been a perfect little hash - just the right time for sundowners by the pool - thank you to the Hares for a great Run!

It was Carol's first shout-up as JM and did a great job. Great Samosas and cake followed. Thank you Alice for the food in celebration of her 250th run. The pleasant evening wiled away in a lovely poolside setting.

NEXT RUN: Lugu, Coastal Highway - KM 84.7
HARES: PeeWee/Trailblazer/Kathie K

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

RUN NO. 2084

DATE: 29 July 2008
SITE: Jalan Dadap
HARES: Jane/Julia
FRONT HORN: Magic Roundabout BACK HORN: Naj

There was a small gathering of hens tonight due to the school holidays. It was a beautiful evening and everyone seemed in high spirits and ready to go, waiting for that familiar blast of the horn. Off we headed in to the jungle following Magic roundabout, the beginning bit was very muddy, a good introduction to hashing for my first time guest.

It wasn't long before we got back onto a good running trail to the waterfall, where we went off to the right and followed a new trail crisscrossing a few streams until we were nearly at first check and heard “Checking from here”. It didn't seem too long before on on was called and away we went up a nice steep hill and then up and over a few smaller hills before getting back on a familiar trail. Third week guest Gillian found first check Great Job!

Sue found second and third check, Well done Old Timer. We had one more stream crossing then shortly after that we were out. My visitor enjoyed the lovely trail through the jungle.

It was a great run/walk.

The shout up was back at Julia's place. The hashit went to Maria for constantly arriving at the Hash with un unidentified MALE & Ready Mix - GM for forgetting to introduce our guest, OOPS! Yummy food was kindly served by Jane & Julia so thanks girls for another pleasant evening.

On On!!!

NEXT RUN: Tanjung Bunot Kanan
HARES: Legally Blonde/Mad Marg