RUN NO. 2435
DATE: 21 APR 15
SITE: RIMBA - ST GEORGES
HARES: MRS PINGU/BUNNY GIRL
FRONT HORN: RYVITA BACK HORN: GOOD NIGHT KIWI
The Ladies Hash were celebrating St. George’s Day and the site at Rimba was awash with the traditional colours of red and white.
At the appointed time, front horn Ryvita led us down the road and into the jungle. We were promised a long but flat run. I think that is what happened although I only went to first check. I don’t know who found the checks but Alison and I heard first check being called. The general consensus seemed to be that this was a good hash with chances to run and walk and talk!
Goodnight Kiwi was the back horn. (thanks for doing that for me Liz, I wasn’t feeling up to doing it.)
The delightful English Roses treated us to a cooling Pimms cocktail before the shout up started.
At the shout up the Hares were thanked and down-downed and two new members were announced, Karla and Kem, hope you are studying the rules!
April birthday girls, Madam Sin, Never Wrong and Erin were treated to cupcakes and a rousing rendition of ‘happy birthday’.
Announcements were made, Hash Relay, New Zealand Association dinner/dance.
The English Roses then treated us to a hash version of ‘Always look on the hash side of life.’ This was followed by some un-PC jokes via Carol’s dad. Very funny.
Hash Shit was dealt out swiftly (and coldly) to Lassie, Mean Machine and Ready Mix for mobile phone offences.
The JM’s reminded us to wear hash t-shirts to the shout up unless we are dressed up for a celebration run such as St. George’s.
The English Roses laid on a lip-smacking supper of fish and chips. cooked on site.
Thank you ladies for a good run and delicious food.
Next week’s run is at Lucky Gardens, a typical ‘up’, ‘down’ and ‘along a bit’ hash.
Here are some facts about the Patron Saint of England that might surprise you...
Saint George isn’t English
While St George’s exact birthdate remains unclear but is likely to be 270 AD, we know that he was born in Cappadocia, part of modern day Turkey.
He probably didn’t save a maiden from a dragon…
As if the dragon wasn't a giveaway, we’re sorry to say that the vision of Saint George in a red-crossed white tunic saving a fair maiden from a fire-breathing beast is all myth and legend.
This depiction of Saint George first came to public attention in 1483 in a book called The Golden Legend, according to the BBC. The text was a translation of a book by a French Bishop, Jacques de Voragine.
Little is known about the man. What we do know is that Saint George was born to an upper-class Christian family, before he become a Roman soldier. When his father died, he and his mother
returned to Palestine, and he decided to join the retinue of Diocletian, the Roman Emperor at the time.
He earned his reputation as a protector of Christianity after he refused orders from Diocletian to persecute followers of the religion at the start of the 4th century. He then resigned.
And despite being cruelly tortured at the order of the emperor, Saint George refused to denounce his faith. His actions saw him dragged through the streets of Diospolis (now Lydda) in Palestine and beheaded.
The martyrdom retold in Saint George's legend appears to be historically accurate, as he is believed to have died in 303 AD.
It wasn't until 494AD that he was canonised by Pope Gelasius.
A king decided to make him the Patron Saint of England
Edward III, who reigned from 1327 to 1377 was influenced by the stories of returning crusaders telling of Saint George's bravery.
So, when Edward founded the Order of the Garter, England’s order of knights, he made Saint George its patron.
By the 14th century Saint George was viewed as a special protector of the English.
NEXT RUN: LUCKY GARDENS