Note shade indicating the beautiful sunshine…
The runners set off at a good pace following the trail closely, starting off running through much shiggy, up and down little hills and between the trees (which were used to help the climb up some of the aforementioned hills) and it was noted that the hare and the walkers seemed to slow down at certain points and not follow the trail quite as closely as the runners… This was not a surprise to the runners when they realised the cunning of cunningest hares had set a rather circular trail sending the runners round and back on themselves through admittedly beautiful gardens and woodland but definitely in circles. The first Hash Flash to group everyone back up together was at a beautiful spot where a bunch of not so beautiful Hashers stopped to relax and recuperate before the next part of the run.
Photo taken and the runners had to check it out to find the route and off they went, once again in what seemed to be a suspiciously circular fashion, which led to most Hashers committing the misdemeanour of short cutting. In fact by about 20 mins into the run we had more SCB’s than non-SCB’s, with only the FRB’s sticking to every poof of the trail.
The hare decided to throw in a Boob Check so while the ladies headed off in all directions the men stopped to either relax on a bench, our very own GM The Anarchist, or stand about having what seems to be a very serious discussion… Luckily the ladies found the check and OnOn the hash went with the ladies leading the run for all of about 5 seconds before our favourite FRB, Saving Ryan’s Privates flashed past (not literally thankfully) and regained the lead. This hasher does question whether Saving Ryan’s Privates has really understood that the Hash is a drinking club with a running problem rather than a running club that drink!?!?!
To keep with the theme of circles the hash reached one of the many roundabouts in the park and were sent 259deg around the pond in the middle in order to find the next part of the trail. It was at this junction that some experienced hashers tried to convince our local Paris virgin, Just Ben, that the hash involved a swimming section and that as the next blob of flour could be seen at the other side of the pond perhaps he should swim across. Sadly he didn’t fall for it but it gave the group of hashers a rest while those who ran round the pond went up and down each of the paths leading off the pond to try and find the trail which proved almost impossible until the hare was spotted sneakily short cutting about half a mile away between the different trails giving the confused hashers a hint as to which trail to follow.
The beer and snack stop was very welcome when it finally came around and the wine stop just as welcome, and these were only the start as when the hash finally returned to the start for the hash circle there were many many many down-downs and much more consumption of wine and beer.
However before getting to the end of this trail the hare decided to throw in some more climbs (the stairway to heaven?! or hell?) which gave our 2 randoms who missed the start but somehow managed to find the group by following the flour and the shouts of OnOn joining the hash at almost the very last moment.
Now for the list of Down-Downs which is long and confusing (double jeopardy brackets for you to work out the questions asked)….
VIrgins – Just Ben (from Germany via London, WTFAMT and sheep), Just Robert (New York, Just Janet and horse)
Visitors – Just Janet (Laos, Paris), Just Robert, I Like Your Boobs (Tunisia, ??), Silver Fox (Tunisia, DC), Spank Bank (Mowtown, ??)
Retournees – WTFAMT, Sex Tourist, Naughty Ways, Lemon Entry
FRB’s – Saving Ryan’s Privates, Sex Tourist, The Anarchist
SCB’s – the entire circle apart from Saving Ryan’s Privates so he had a special down-down with our hare Bender
Dead F*cking Last – Just Ben
Late Arrivals – Lemon Entry, Spank Bank (who thank the hash for being so vocal and the hare for such clear markings, though every check still had to be checked out so congrats to the late arrivals for actually catching up when the group took so long at a couple of checks!)
Hash Gear (or lack thereof) – Saving Ryan’s Privates, Whats His Name, WTFAMT, Just Janet
Peeing on Trail (damn that WS) – Saving Ryan’s Privates, WTFAMT, The Anarchist
False Accusations – Just Ben and when 1 virgin drinks… so Just Robert had to join him
Using non-Hash Names – WTFAMT, Running Commentary who had to drink again for not being ready for the first down-down
Low Profile – Just Stupid
Girly Shoes – Speedy as they were the same size and colour as one of the ladies
And to keep in the circular theme this scribe of hash trash has just made herself feel a bit ill trying to read her notes…
Thanks to Bender for a shiggy, hilly, beautiful, full of checks and many false trails, sunny run. A great day all around!
Finally to Announcements –
1. FREEZING IN FROGLAND 11 OCTOBER – see you there!
2. PARIS AND SANS CLUE HASH CHRISTMAS PARTY 14 DECEMBER – sign up now via the webpage