Saint Denis was a perfect start north of Paris to please hashers both from Paris, western or eastern suburbs . We were right in a middle of a huge construction site for tramway, new office building and flats to buy . As you see on the picture , we were surprised by the sunny light and had to fiind some shade under an abribus to wait for our hares , Bender and Running Commentary.
But this picture was taken 45 minutes after the official meeting hour, our hares , could be lack of condition ? two many beers while setting the trail ? got lost ? probably all of it , finally managed to reach the starting pack for precious instructions.
We were eager to discover the surroundings and left the walkers led by Bender and Just Stupid . After a few hesitations in the streets of Saint Denis we rapidly reached the first park to see some greenery. Latest visitors had a sense of humour and changed the name of Parc de la Legion d’Honneur into Parc de la Legion d’horreur ! But it wasn’t anyway and we appreciated the quietness .
Then we crossed a kindergarten and ran on the moguls until The Anarchist forgot his ski reflexes and touched the ground . Running Commentary confessed he did the same while laying the trail and maliciously pretend he tried to erase the flour on the top of the mogul. At some point we joined the walkers and discovered a multi boobs statue duly honoured by the multiple hands of hashers under due supervision of Sex tourist.
Then we had a long run in the streets of Saint Denis to reach the Park Georges Valbon , a huge virgin territory of 415 ha, the biggest and unknown park of Paris region.
Rouge-Gorge, Mésanges, Pic vert, Pic épeiche welcomed us in the nice bosquets .
Poules d’eau, Grèbes huppés, Cygnes, Foulques could be seen swimming in the lake .
But enough talk after 6 k of running the quest for beer was more urgent then watching bird species . Beer stop was set near the lake , a perfect spot for Twinkle to feed ducks with Ph3 sponsored peanuts .
We then realised that we had at least 6k back to the starting point and searched for white flour marks for the return trail.
The return was following a long series of city streets , not to mention we ran across an underground aquarium until we arrived at the On In square .
I continued my way with a virgin hasher 1 k more to the starting point to drive the car back with the promised beer + bouffe.
Sparkle our RA of the day congratulated the Hares for this nice virgin territory and the RA was duly honoured , confessing he will fly to Dubai , but keep Paris as his residential Hash .