Date : 27th August 2012
Hare : Old Fart
Venue : Pacific Pines
Runners 25 ish
Weeks to being able to sit on a bike comfortably – about 3
A healthy sized crowd gathered around our long lost Hare to be informed this was a reverse reincarnation of a previous run, all on chalk, a good chance therefore that we would finish on the grassy hill opposite the venue.
The night was mild and the mood lighthearted as we departed down towards Studio Village. At the first check the GM and I were convinced that the trail would traverse the motorway and so we set off at speed, completely missing the false trail marking and getting halfway to Helensvale, despite Flasher shouting for us to stop.
We rejoined the pack about a km later and hit numerous checks and false trails, consequently, in the main, the pack was kept together, the trail died a few times (especially when it changed to flour) but was hunted down each time. A noteworthy performance by Iceman and the GM on the hills.
Emerging out onto Binstead Way (about halfway up), the arrows pointed to 360 (the huge mother f$cking hill) and the trail went up about three quarters of the distance before dropping left to another check. Most Hashers used local knowledge to get their way back to the venue, with only one conscientious fellow sticking to trail and paying respect to the efforts of the hare. Well done Rectum we need more like you.
A well-marked trail (in the main) with plenty of checks, light on bush and chiggy but heavy on hills. Just what the legs needed after the tour de Murwillumbah yesterday.
No prizes for guessing that lasagna would be on the menu, but with an accompaniment of fresh bread rolls and not a field of spuds. There followed a sweet tasting course, which those with good memories recalled its name as ‘dessert’ , we used to have these every week. Those were the days.
GM called start to what would turn out to be a hilarious circle, absentees were noted as –
Sir Prince – at mother in laws
Mumbles – bad back
Show Pony – tired from work
Ferret – skin cancer
Moonbeams – too far to come (even though you could have had a lift from Link)
Hare brought out and Veteran asked for a report on Flasher, who this week did at least 75% of the run, another improvement, one day we will see him complete a full run on trail. Hare scored 8.1 /10 by Rectum who likes running up hills.
Sir Slab complimented the non-existent salad, enjoyed the fresh rolls, tasty and plentiful 7.5/10
Returners – Two Dogs – fighting for his country in a dressing gown, pressy for
GM – Bullwinkle on the crapper and surplus detritus
from Niagara falls
VD/Missing Link – lighting fires by the big rock
DD – Caustic – bullying (picking on Flasher)(that’s my job), drink via a snorkel
RA – DD for the bike-pushing hall of shame – Caustic/VD/Link/Veteran/Truckie
Two Dogs brought back out for an in-depth overview of the Canada trip. In short it was 500 competitors from 22 countries eating chips with everything whilst avoiding chipmunks in their RV’s.
Jokes requested and two offered. Good on yer Mr Bourshine.
DD – Flasher – lost property
POW – Truck Tyres found it very difficult to choose as we are all so good. Some story about cat fur? Then Caustic chosen for a similarly vague reason. Sorry but Truckie is not available for after dinner speaking unless its an insomniacs convention.
Next weeks run Bazzas Birthday Bash @ Miami Surf Lifesaving Club. Free drinks and giveaways at Bazzas at 5.30pm. A bottle of Grange for the first back on trail.
31st August, splinter lunch at Sage, Broadbeach
GM asked the hasher who resembles Mumbles to end circle ? which left Sir Rabbit and Josephine with blank expressions. Circle ended by Josephine who looks as though he would make a great apprentice to moonbeams.
Thanks to Old Fart for using an old run, his son to sweep and his wife to cook. I’m not sure about us being called ‘the gourmet hash’ we should change to ‘the outsourced hash’.
Most of the above may be untrue.