Quite an historical Run .
A virgin territory to my knowledge, and the last run of Speedy as the PH3 Beer Meister !!!
Pretty cold for most of you who preferred heated shopping malls or lounging on your sofa rather joining the circle as we did around 2 pm .
The Hare Running Commentary turned up at half past two with no more explanations for switching off his mobile than contemplating the surrounding beautiful nature in the Park of Chanteraines. This virgin territory is a 27ha park close to Paris with oak trees, elms, hornbeams, lawns and ponds, is really worth a visit .
Our Hare gave us the usual trail instructions to avoid taking pitifully the Tram back to the start. We left Speedy and Sleeping Sex on the walking trail, trusting their inability to read a coloured map properly.
We entered the park shortly for the first checkpoint and discovered the scenery of purple leaves, green lawns and after some hesitations the small pack found his way following the flour signs among the vegetation.
We took a small rest for a group picture and left the quenouilles in their pond . Then began a series of circles in the alleys , with loops and back ward trails as confirmed by my Jogtracker map, see the little pâté in the middle, but finally we found our way out to the second half of the park , crossing a passerelle that the walkers never found !
Arrived at the promised beer stop we started to search frenetically in the bushes when the Hare arrived and took the precious liquid from his backpack, as he mentioned at the start ! As we knew that the walkers would skip the beer stop we embarked on the second half , which in fact were the last two thirds !
We reached the river Seine to get some shiggy trail and after a long curve the FRBs took command of the trail leaving 3X a lady with the Hare , not very elegant gentlemen. Then started a discovery of the banlieue with a series small pavilions surrounded by concrete buildings . The pace was getting faster and faster when after a long straight line the On In sign finally appeared for the last kilometre of sprint . Who said the weather was cold ? We were sweating like in a hot summer run .
Sparkle our RA of the day took command of the Hash circle and the pack celebrated the Hare for this interesting run in a virgin territory. No virgin but long returnees Just Francis and Sparkle . The whole group was punished for short cutting some ways , the walkers Speedy and Sleeping Sex for their inability to find the beer stop , the FRBs Le Coq sportif, Saving Ryan and The Anarchist .
We hope to see you again when visiting Paris and decided collectively that we should organise a May Hash week end in Lisboa . Spread the word …..
For the ones who would like to say hello before his departure to Portugal you will have a chance if you attend the Christmas party Sat 14th Dec at the restaurant l’Alchimiste.