I know it is beyond the peripherique but really 20 mn from Chatelet , so no excuse not to come for a nice walk or a great run along the river Marne if by chance you were in Paris region. Or was it a long hangover lasting from the last Christmas party….
Sparkle was the RA of the day and did pretty well for the weather . No rain but f…… cold., and introduced the hare The Anarchist for his 849th run, both with Christmas hats . Le Coq sportif did his usual strip before hearing the trail instructions.
Just Stupid , all wrapped in Christmas garlands introduced Just Maureen, a true Hash virgin in red an white coat and was left alone with a map and some instructions . A proper challenge to test her ability to read a map, showing her sense of direction and try to catch up the small pack of runners .
The Anarchist after commenting the CB, NB, BS, HB HV, HS signs gave the start and off we went direction the river Marne. We lost sight of our FWB , Front walking B…. who apparently had no problem of orientation and left us to sort out with numerous checkbacks , before crossing a passerelle and a second one heading to Ile sainte Catherine .
We took the main street, and close to the swimming pool Le Coq Sportif relieved the challenge of running around the stadium . Then after was a very nice hash view allowing us to look at ducks and swans . We took the chemin de halage and watched at splendid houses along the bras du Chapitre, interspersed with uphill check backs . It was time to honour “quickly” with the hash tradition with a hash song .
No clue of our FWB !!!!!
So we decided to continue our way, the pack meticulously followed a long check back along the sailing club and back uphill to reach the passerelle du pont de Cretail and enter a small park along the river , excited by the BN sign. Small distraction in bamboos tunnels and finally we reached the BS spot where Just Maureen was reading a book on a bench, leaving the Harriers finding for the beer.
We left Sparkle with the lady, to be sure she will not be walking ahead of the pack ! We crossed the river back to Saint Maur, crossed a “terrain de boules” , wishing Merry Christmas to the players . Then time for the Hash bow in front a giant Santa Claus , before reaching the bank and finally get sight of the walkers. Still one kilometre before the On In sign along the railway tracks just one minute before the walkers.
Dear visitors on the blog site, do not be shy if you can only walk , as you see , you rarely go slower than the runner’s pack and if you can read a map no chance to get lost.