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.