Run 2525 – MARK 1 with Co-hare FAGS at Neil McDougal Park, Como


WHAT A NIGHT – very cold, wet and located in a damp swamp area.  As the pack gathered a downpour had Hashmen huddled under a tree and a lean-to made for one.  Good to see TOP GUN (RHINO) back on his feet.

CO-HARE FAGS had already set the run twice and refused to set it again.  Several maps were given out in case the chalk had disappeared.

Two packs of runners and two packs of walkers set off in different directions.  PHANTOM had his usual dummy spit due to the lack of enthusiasm from the walkers. POLLY back-doored PHANTOM and piloted a second pack of walkers with the assistance of DICK TRACY. POLLY’S walkers’ pack was ambushed by PHANTOM’S raiders and PHANTOM, with the assistance of SOL, overthrew POLLY in a bloodless coup.

Fortunately all returned dry and huddled around the heater to keep warm.

The Runners went out for chalk and found almost none. Fortunately the maps provided should have been a godsend. In the hands of your GM ACTION, with his (not so) trusty wind up torch, he led a small pack of about 7 in a circuit around the park then through the streets of Como. They came across a pack of Walkers led by PHANTOM a couple of times, and ended up at the furthest point at the back of Penrhos School, about the same place as ACTION agreed that he was not on trail. Which was a surprise as he had taken the Runners up some very false false trails! But even so, the Runners found their way back to the bucket after about 50 minutes or so, and didn’t even get rained on.

HORSE drew the raffle and winners were DICK TRACY and DAVE THE POM.

Down Downs for GRIZZLY, BARCODE, COLLINS and STUMBLES – can’t remember what they were for though!

NANNY had a Down Down for having his dog in the circle.

NEON and ELBOWS had Down Downs for no reason.

EMU excelled himself by telling a joke about muzzies where we actually laughed – so he quit while ahead and didn’t go for seconds.

EAGLES supporters were given a Down Down while the COLONEL received an extra Down Down for being a Claremont supporter (1 point loss to West Perth) – he was still bitching about the umpire’s call.

HARES – It was the first time the club has had two packs of runners and walkers each with their own maps.  EMU gave 5 out of 10 for a score – should now be amended to 1 out 10 for the HARE not supplying cutlery or staying to clean up rubbish. However the cassoulet was hot, plentiful and maybe even nutritious.

It was another good night of socialising.

Dick Tracy

Run 2524 – Nanny and the Fox Terrier @ Gwelup Swamp Reserve

Nanny and the Fox Terrier

Well this shaped to be interesting – Nanny started by giving Phantom a map of a dull walk around the lake –about as  interesting as a tongue kiss from Colonel . Phantom protested (read spat the dummy ) and the Fox Terrier produced a map of the run itself. Although Nanny had a spit too as he claimed Walkers ruined the run  FAKE NEWS!!!!

Walkers Care !!  

Looking at the map with all it’s FTs and a few checks Phantom reckoned this run would be a candidate for Run o’ Year   –how wrong can one be?

Started with a loop and then an FT and Walkers held back so as not to “root the run”

From here on markings (including Pembo look alikes)  were often difficult to find being on footpath one  minute and curb the next and sometimes apparently not at all .

The pack (Walkers and Runners )was together as we negotiated a trip wire into the park .

Here a cunning FT put the Runners further into the park to a check . PHANTOM’s PHABULOUS PHOLLOWERS (PPP)  with aid of said map walked thru the FT to pop up in front of the Runners or so we thought .Apparently in the dark checking was to say the least ,average ,and the pack began to split  into Quick  ,Slow and Don’t Care

The Walkers ,now well in front of the disoriented Runners proceeded up the hill into Karrinyup but at this stage the Runners were not in sight.

PPP decided to wait a bit for catch up but dissention grew –Some decided to go straight back to the Bucket in case those bastard Runners were lost and back drinking all the piss and eating the chips  The Magnificent 7  (of PPP) kept going before Budgie dethroned King Phantom and lead the Magnificent 7 home but on the way Mumbles took a dive and landed on his head so no damage done

The PPP took just over an hour and Runners about 90 minutes

As I said it had makings of a top run but marred by not enough clear marking ,a bit too long for those over 60 and piss poor checking.

Bloody good night though with oodles of Noodles


Run 2524 Nanny and Co-hare Jack Russell @ Gwelup Swamp

Run 2524 Nanny and Co-hare Jack Russell @ Gwelup Swamp

Whilst the REAL hares and a modicum of walkers followed the trail one
notable idle member stayed behind ostensibly to guard the grog–he did a
good job.
About 40 runners turned out for a short run which had the early returnees
completing the course in 70 minutes. As this scribe did not venture on to
the course he is not qualified to comment on it. However, notable that venue
(start and finish with good lighting, cover-no rain and a dry pack). Mumbles
again took a tumble (Note the poetic phrase,) and managed to clean out the
first aid kit whilst tending his wounds ( just a few superficial grazes on
the BACK of his hands-work that out!!)
So into the tucker—pseudo Italian. Well it had pasta,and the pack cleaned
it out, so the majority enjoyed it. BUT Nigela Lawson was not there-pity.
Next week's snack will be cassoulet . Yes,I know that you have had it
before,but how many knew how to spell it-cassoulet that is.
Scribe 2524
Alias Mk1

Run 2523 – The Palace Run, Vic Park

Run 2523 – THE Palace Run

Hares: Hammersley and the Harriettes

Despite beliefs to the contrary, Rumpole did turn up for the run, but was quick to disappear after, not staying for his customary chips and a thimble of beer. He was one of the few who braved the elements to show the remainder of the Hashers in Perth, that Perth HHH really are the ultimate athletes, despite perhaps being a tad older than others. A pack of about 100 turned up for the Palace Run at a new location, of which there were about 30 from Perth HHH. Approx 12 runners and 18 walkers braved the elements and took off into the wilds of Vic Park. The run was generally well set, having been reset that afternoon, which helped keep the runners on trail. 

Phranger from Dunny Hash led the pack out of the carpark and was rarely seen again by the majority of the pack, but he did create the ultimate run stuff up. He would find the false trail, then the new trail, before the second runner could catch up. Consequently it was a relentless slog for most of the pack, except for our RA who led the elder hashers at a more sedate pace. Well done Emu, you didn’t lose your flock. There seemed to be a big gap between the front 15 or so runners back in 35 minutes, to the back runners turning up at about the 45-50 minute mark. I did 4.6km, which was an indication that it was a pretty short run. I don’t think I short cut much, if any.

The pre-circle drinks went down well with cheese and hot sausage and a few biscuits to keep the hungry happy, and there was a good selection of beers behind the bar. Most of our club ignored Horse’s advice to have the cheap beer, and chose a premium drop for their Tab 29 “free drink”. Horse (and Gerrycan – not there) was happy that there weren’t too many of Perth Hash there, as it saved the club on costs for food and drink. Well done to those who stayed away (afraid they might get wet).

The circle was a tame affair, with a history lesson thrown in about how the Palace Run came about (apparently the original hares were Waddels and Mac The Mouth). Our club nearly caused a stir by refusing to sing the club song, however, Emu and Gumby goaded our members into voice and eventually we gave a rousing rendition. Despite Hammersley running the circle it didn’t go till midnight, so the food (sausage, chicken or lamb curry and rice) was still hot when we finally sat down. Generally a good night and nice to catch up some of the decent people from the other clubs. Hopefully, we will have more members attend this event next year.

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