Date: Monday 12th December 2011
Venue: Blackstump Ranch
Weeks to AGPU: 26
After some heavy rain Blacky did a quick check of the intended run site at Clagiraba Forrest and decided to spare us from a painful evening slogging through hills and slush and water. Instead he opted for the safe bet and started us from the ever popular ranch site. We headed down the road and after the 500 metre warm up on Blacky’s driveway we soon spotted the first check.
I had seen the arrows on the drive in and instinctively headed left only to be called back and told by the Hare to run up the hill towards the golf course, bugger as I passed Ferret and the walkers (and I think Swollen). Up the first hill then down to the left we went before again turning left to where I was some 5 minutes before. Through the new estate, opposite what is also likely to be another new sub division, “Black Stump Acres”.
More hills and past the stunned kangaroos we ran before rejoining the main drag. Not for long though as the runners departed again to the right up through the bush and into more back streets. A few more hills and checks and we soon emerged at Alexander Drive where I had also spotted arrows on our way to the run. Bent Banana was already onto it and calling on as Flasher, Rectum and Swollen (I think disappeared across the road).
We ran past “Miscarriage World” before emerging again on Gilston Road for the solid and hilly run home. Bent Banana and I were surprised to see Cumsmoke in hot pursuit and vainly trying to be a front runner.
A nice 40 minute run but given the hills and humidity I think most thought it was more than adequate. However there is always one exception and again serial offender Flasher, on the most simple and well marked of trails, still managed to run his own race and disappeared into Miscarriage World with some feeble excuse he only went in to check the state of some dodgy buildings he had something to do with. Where is the ice I ask?
The nosh was not the announced surprise horse meat requiring all to bring sharp knives but instead it was back to the tried and proven spag boll and garlic bread followed by tarts and ice cream. A nice feed as described by Sir Prince and given a worthy 7.5/10.
Aussie gave the run report but it was with some suspicion that he may not even have done it, however he did say it ws not long enough and gave it a 7.5/10. The walk as commented on by Swindler was also given a 7.5 with it being long, lots of hills and well marked.
The circle involved some suspect behaviour, which I hope does not make u-tube as it involved suspect notes and singing, along with public spankings, what ever happened to rule #1 infringements?
Slab announced news of another relay event to be held early next year (March), and we have been invited to enter a team ( about 12 – 15 required). More news to come.
Truck Tyre, Swollen & Swindler; Returning runners
Bent Banana; Screwing up note
Truck Tyre & Swindler; Not bringing gifts for GM from Thailand and Phillipines tours
Caustic & Show Pony; Wrong hand and failing to note respectively
Flasher; False accusation on Rug
Arseup; Drink around neck and not in correct hand
Caustic & Ferret; Parking infringements in Blacky’s driveway
Cumsmoke; “Paddle” theft
Caustic; Upsetting Ferret on early morning cycle past his home
Sir Rabbit; Holy Grail award (Most runs)
Ferret; For beating Crocodile at golf, thus upsetting him and hence not showing up with Crownies
Rug; Forgetting POW again, but came up with a cracker poem
——————————————————————————————————————- REMEMBER NEXT WEEK CHRISTMAS RUN. WEAR USUAL RED SANTA WEAR. STARTS FROM BUDDS BEACH OPPOSITE GM’S PALACE AT 5:15PM. $20 FOR 5+ RUN MEMBERS $50 FOR OTHERS. RUN WILL NOT FINISH ANYWHERE NEAR START FOR THOSE CONTEMPLATING BRINGING VEHILCES.
On On from “The Desk”