You could argue from this first picture that the Paris Hash house Harriers was plotting a next escapade to a ClubMed resort to get some warmth and sunshine. Actually our Hare Saving Ryan’s private was welcoming us for this Run 852 in the Cour Saint Emilion .
No wine stop to hope anyway, as you all know In Vino Veritas but in Cervesio Felicitas ” In wine there is truth , in beer there is happiness . So a beer stop will be fine .
Time to go for a warm up jog in the Bercy park for a quite long straight line to the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir to cross the Seine river and arrive at the bottom of the 4 buildings of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France .
After a group picture , the FRBs Le Cock Sportif and The Anarchist, just followed by Just Stupid took command of the pack, looking for the flour poofs, checking back from time to time when the direction was lost .
At least Saving Ryan’s private was not challenging us in the FRB position as looking after the walkers.
We meticulously crossed all the gardens of the area and finally crossed the river again at Pont de Tolbiac , hoping the beer stop will be not too far away after already 5 k of quite fast pace running.
We entered the Parc de Bercy again but without crossing the previous trail and found the precious liquid in the bush . It could have been the On In as we were only 300 m from the start , but we knew all that it was not the end of the journey.
So we all decided not to shortcut , except What’s his name “qui fila à l’anglaise” to attend the rugby match France Angleterre . He did not know at that time that it would be a very stressful and painful experience to him, but this is sports game.
After running 2k in the opposite direction of the On In , the trail did a u turn and we followed rue de Bercy , ran around the church on place Larchambaudie for the most zealous .
On In sign then appeared and we crossed Bercy village to join the Circle for the celebrations.
Le Cock Sportif was the RA of the day and the pack thanked the Hare for this unusual no check-point no check-back trail .
We welcome a newcomer Just Isabelle MorgenEgg , who was baptised with her new hash name Go to work on’n egg , a reference to a 50’s advert that probably only the retired UK hashers will remember . Anyway it suits her so hope to see you at next runs .
A good run, some sun appearance , a good attendance for the season.
May the Hash go in peace