Held on Monday 11 February 2019. The evening began with the pack starting to gather at the Kings Meadow Polo Ground. Rimmer turned up with his face covered with sticking plaster looking like an Egyptian mummy. The run then started. It was a long run and even the walkers got back after 7.00pm. The run went through bushland and through built-up areas. There were, however, several complaints and they were well justified. Many complained that when they got back, they had to spend at least 10 minutes of valuable drinking time having to get the thorns and grass seeds out of their socks. We went through snake country, but unfortunately Kilkenny was not there to enjoy it. There was not much chalk and the run got a little spread out. Fortunately, there were no bushfires in the area. A far more serious problem, however, was that of the A380s that continually flew overhead, their wheels almost clipping our heads. No one could hear themselves think over the roar of their engines and the Hash Horn and the calls of “On On” were drowned out and could not be heard, causing general mayhem and confusion.
Ultimately, everyone got back to the bucket. There was good shelter and good light. Dick Tracy was the “Food Boss” (well at least that’s what the sign hanging round his neck said) and he managed to cook some great steaks and he arranged for some unbelievable prawns to be available for us to eat before the Circle began. Bushie even had a slide show going of photos taken over the past year or so. One downside, however, was that there was no band!
Emu, as Hare, self-analysed his own run and gave it 15 out of 10. A very doubtful score and as a consequence of him bring a stockbroker, one can only wonder what type of prospective valuations he puts on shares that he recommends to his clients!!!
All in all, a great run.