BOTAK and an in-Law tame Wembley Downs
40 plus was a good group to start off in an anticlockwise direction. Botak admitted that he forgot part of his planned course early and as a result the pack was stretched out until past Hale School . After that ,in a little bush and a number of lanes and parks , with a few better FT’s all members arrived back after about 50 minutes . Good use of territory and lanes and all seemed to enjoy – especially perving on the tennis popsies next door
After the usual short circle (BIRDY got another telephone infringement ) the new BBQ was christened with tasty Hamburgers and trimmings followed by mince pies
A good reliable effort by Botak and Dick something who ran in Vanuatu some time ago and who is Father in law to Botak’s son
A good finish to the year and the Monkees commitee except for the unfortunate incident where Snitch appeared to nip the nose of a young visitor .Dogs too close to group maybe but were tied up so boy must bear a little responibility as Snitch has never shown anger before
2446 Kilkenny at Inglewood
LAST WEEK’S RUN
Kilkenny at Inglewood
The usual motley crowd of 40/50 athletic guys assembled on a windy Monday evening in Inglewood.
Skid called us to order one minute before 6.00pm. He explained that Kilkenny’s trail, laid on the previous day, had been washed-out by rain, but Phantom and Sir Knob had just re-laid the trail so that we could not get lost. We were waved away by a smiling Kilkenny, with the promise of pizza after the Run.
Stewie was the Walkers’ (Wankers?) honorary guide and, with map in hand we ran and strolled boldly towards Beaufort Street. I don’t remember anything of the Run, since I was a Walker, but the Walkers marvelled at the Inglewood Street Market, and the abundance of food and drink. It felt a bit like Christmas!
Most of us got back to the ON ON before 7.00pm, then quickly covered-up to cope with a stiff breeze and a below average temperature. Pizza arrived shortly afterwards, so someone made the executive decision that we should eat before the ON-ON, principally because it was a cool evening, and the pizza wouldn’t stay hot for very long.
The ON-ON was the usual serious, quiet, respectful affair, except that Moses and Botak were accused of talking in the Circle when, in truth, Moses was only listening. Kilkenny didn’t win any prizes for the event, but he was still smiling when we all made our weary way home at about 8.30pm.
Run 2445 Hare Cans
Swan View Cohare Pitt
A First Class Run
With a combined 92 years of hashing, we were expecting a good run and Cans and Pitt delivered in spades. We have not had run in this area for a long time and most of us were unaware of the area of bushland between Swan View and Stratton. The run started off as a street run but soon veered into the bushland and we soon came across the Midland Cemetery. I have to mention a mausoleum which was the size of a small house and commemorated one of Lasagne’s countrymen. Must have cost the family a fortune.
Then into the bush proper and the marking of the trail bordered on perfection. In the more open area the markings were well spaced out and false trails did what they were supposed to do – allowing the backmarkers to catch up with the front runners. Many a time, we were passed by Boner, Seagull and FT which does not happen very often. When the bush was very dense, the trail was marked at very close intervals and kept the pack together. A testament to the run was the site of the pack arriving within a minute of each other. There were the usual complaints of sand and the likelihood of ticks but I can safely report that I came out of it tick free (I got 2 tick bites from Horse’s run) The run will have to be a contestant for run of the year and I would have given it a 9.9 score – the 0.1 was deducted for something or other.
The food complemented the run – cheese and biscuits, rolls with cold meat and salad and boiled eggs and all the trimmings and exceptional red wines.
Other happenings during the evening
Captains dog had a crap near the wagon and I had the misfortune of treading on it. Thanks, Captain.
Botak got a down down for being the 1st to pay his 2017 fees.
Dollar tuned 70 and put on a carton.
Rumpole was presented with a plate to complement his down down glass. It was suggested that he should be given a similar sized container to hold his chips.
Gumby and Mastitis were our visitors.
Colonel is basking in his new title of bucket pilot. An impressive title is a reward for the responsibility of counting the returns.
Action kept his record telling a good joke – it is amazing how the circle has become very quiet during this segment.
Well done, Cans and Pitt. A first class evening and it is appreciated by all of us when the hares put a lot of effort into a run.
On on, Crayfish (as ghost writer for Kilkenny).
2444 CAPT and TENILLE (Fags) at Wilson Centenary Park
The run started with an effective big loop
and headed across Centenary Drive and into the new housing development
at the old tip at Waterford. (Apparently Neon has dropped a couple of
old car bodies there over the years – there's still space for a couple
more Neon!). The run continued into Waterford and then headed back
into Wilson and then Home. The run kept the pack together as the trail
was well designed and well marked ( although at one stage the arrows
had been crossed out rather than being rubbed out and so the false
trail was pretty obvious) There was not a lot of bush for a summer
run. The pack trooped into home together about 6.50pm in front of the
walkers for a change. Around the bucket there seem to be more chips
than usual-someone explained that Rumpole was away this week. The RA
awarded the run 7.9 mainly I suspect so that Colonel would stop
complaining. Captain served up "smoked lamb" and salad which was well
Captain left the Hash Pourers home and as Mandurah is a long drivr he raced off to a hardware store arriving at 5:35 (CLOSED at 5:30)somehow he found a plastic bucket and order was restored
ON ON Cans.