Run 805 – 14 April
Run 805 was held on yet another gorgeous spring day in April just outside Paris. This exceedingly flat run, set by Hare Speedy Gonzales, toured the foret de Meudon. The Hare however seemed to have gone a little crazy with the flour while marking the trail. Scattered here and there amidst the pretty little flowers were random, unexplained marks on the trails, despite which, the Hashers and Harriettes persevered over hill and over dale and succeeded in reaching both the Beer Stop and the Hash View.
Thankfully the walkers arrived at the Beer Stop ahead of the main pack and were able to determine the exact location, set next to an idyllic little lake, and hidden underneath a civilian’s red car. Unfortunately veteran Harriette Half Crazy was not able to join the pack. Nevertheless, the walkers did not get lost this week. Coincidence? Or perhaps due to the dilligence of Just Alex, whose skills at reading the the trail of sodden flour marks washed away by the downpours kept them on the straight and narrow.
It was in fact one of the runners who was abandoned by the pack. Just Seven fell behind at the Beer Stop and was not seen again until the circle had closed down, when the delicious hot wine ran out. This could have been the result of a trail hazard, depending on whatever it was that PPO said to the little old lady with the walking sticks, if poor Just Seven was the only one still within reach. Or perhaps she was out of earshot of Just Natasha, whose clarion calls of ‘On On’ announced in a genteel Oz accent, could be heard through out the forest, leading the pack on. Little Miss Manners was just a leetle tooo polite on the trail, though the same could not be said for the gentlemen on the run, a term I use loosely, mocking her delicate Aussie alto.
The beauty of the woodlands flowering in the midst of the spring weather was offset by CIB, running shirtless. He was perhaps striving to be a little more aerodynamic as a Front Running A$$hole, though PPO managed to earn the distinction as well, shirt on.
The ceremony of the Circle was marred by an untimely attack on the Hashers. Just Stupid was severely mauled by a vicious wild specimen of tree stump, genus inertus objectus. The gentle reader may be pardoned for wondering if Just Stupid is a hash name or a mother-given name. Returnees Ooh La La and Just David were welcomed back; apparently their busy social life gadding about town kept them from more regular attendance. The Circle took the opportunity to remind Just Natasha and Just Alex, who disdained wearing any Hash gear, of their Haberdashery options. The Circle also provided the opportunity for Speedy to introduce a quaint Braziian custom.