DATE: 22 APR 2014
SITE: TANJ BUNUT KANAN (ANZAC)
HARES: LEGALLY BLONDE/TWINKLE TOES/SQUEAK
FRONT HORN: SPEEDY GONZALES BACK HORN: SUE
A fine day for the ANZAC remembrance run as hashers gathered at the Sleazy Gardens site. With front horn held by Speedy Gonzalez and back horn taken up by Sue, hashers made their way out of the tall gates and up left on Tarmac heading towards the grassy path along the big drains. Screams and shouts were heard as hashers were treading over wet muddy paths, through tall grasses which eventually opened into green lush jungle. There were streams to cross as feet were submerged in cold muddy water.....squish, squelch on on. Soon the front runners came to the check point and it was the ever so agile Hash Hound who discovered the on on paper. Hashers moved onto rather hilly grounds alternating with steep and gentle downward slopes filled in some areas by slippery wet brown leaves, so hashers were able to challenge their co-ordination and balancing skills. In spite of that, luckily there were no injuries reported to joints or gluteus maximus, thus eliminating the need to have hashers being carried back for the rest of the run. After what seemed forever, the path suddenly continued to a long steep grassy slope before reaching the top onto clear grounds.
What a feeling of vastness combined with sensation of tightened gluteal muscles after the steep climb! Anyhow the path soon led onto tarmac again and the sounds of dogs barking alerted hashers that they were back in residential areas. A long walk on the tarmac ensued all the way to back to base as the sun was sinking into the horizons. All hashers made it back safely......
During the shout up, Hashers were then presented with a series of poems (by Twinkle Toes and Dr Doolittle) dedicated to those who had fought during the war, including those who never made it back......a one-minute silence was observed to honour the ANZAC day, followed by rendition of the New Zealand and Australian National Anthems performed by hashers from their respective nations.
Hashers then welcomed a new member, Jacyn who were first brought to the hash by her two sisters. Just when everyone thought that no hasher was to be bestowed with the Hashit on this special run, there was a huge gasp of disbelief when Judy , who was given a warm welcome as a returning hasher , was announced as the recipient for the Hashit for failing to sign out. After the shout up, the evening then proceeded to the ultimate indulgence into a beautiful array of barbecued burgers, fried onions, bread, cheese and salad, complemented by interesting desserts of pavlova, lamingtons and of course the Anzac biscuits.....(I think this was Zur's wish list!) Actual menu, compliments of the ANZAC team – roast leg of lamb, roast potatoes, pumpkin, kumera (sweet potatoes), peas with lots of gravy, coleslaw, green delicious salads followed by pavlova and Anzac biscuits.
Next week’s run is at the beautiful and spectacular Dadap waterfalls, and shout up will be at Never Wrong’s house at Bamboo Gardens. Hashers are invited to bring their swimming gear...if they so wish to languish glamourously in the exquisite pool....
Zur and Never Wrong
NEXT RUN: DADAP - BRING A CHAIR?
HARES: ZUR/NEVER WRONG