The day started off cold and rainy but somehow the RA managed to work his magic and got the rain to stop for the run, beerstop and bouffe, meaning those who ventured outside to chance the rain could run and stay dry (from the rain… never fear there was plenty of beer!). Sadly, Sparkle was only nominated RA on arrival, therefore his powers only kicked in at his arrival at the Maisons Laffitte RER for the start of the run; they did not extend to the morning so our poor hares laid the trail in the rain.. However luckily there are many many trees in Maisons Laffitte and much flour was laid and the trail survived the torrential downpour, as did our hares.. still smiling and covered in flour paste.
The run was an A to B and after much confusion over which cars needed to be parked where the circle finally got started, signs were explained and off the pack went to appreciate the many tree lined avenues, churches and of course the Chateau of Maisons Laffitte.
The first Hash Flash and Hash View points were of the lovely Chateau where a group of hashers loitered with intent while waiting for the day’s virgin, Just Denis, and beer and bouffe meister Just Seven to join us. During the wait, this beautiful site was defiled by Just Anton who missed out on the Hash Flash as he disappeared off to find a tree to hide behind and deal with some business.
Once the group had regrouped the pack were off again, and WTFAMT and Nice Bit of Skirt decided to add a new move into the hash repertoire as hurdling of walls was deemed more fun than retracing our steps back out the main gate…..
After only one minor injury as EggSpurt not only threw himself over the wall but then did a commando roll off the landing spot the hashers continued along the trail.
Due to the cunning placement of the BeerStop sign under a tree it had not washed away and The Anarchist proved once again that he can smell beer not only through the glass bottle but through 2 layers of plastic bag and a cover of mulchy wet leaves and found the beer in about 2 seconds flat. A rule was passed and each hasher had their arms twisted into drinking 2 beers to finish the pack… it was a tough rule but the group manned up to the challenge.
Of course the part of the run after the beerstop is just a way to pass the time before the final beerstop, however to keep the group on their toes the hares threw in a few more check points. Though not all the group were firing on all cylinders as the trail had a crossing point where the start of the trail met the end of the trail, and some very observant front running b*st*rd runners caught sight of a great big arrow off to their right and decided to follow it…. Forgetting it was the same arrow they’d seen at the start of the run, either that or they just enjoyed the run so much they wanted to do it a second time!
At the On In the down downs were many and many were made to drink as it was decided that when one “Just somebody” drank all the “Just somebodies” drank and as the Just Denis was related to Nice Bit of Skirt, well, when one brother drinks, the other brother drinks and of course as Nice Bit of Skirt was a hare, then when one hare drinks, all the hares drink…. and so you can imagine that this combination happened again and again and again until all brothers, hares and Just’s were nicely drunk….
Finally to announcements, and there is just one important one….
HARES NEEDED !!!!!!!!!