Run 2559 – AGPU at Kings Meadow Polo Ground

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.


Run 2560 – Conman and Budgie at Trigg Beach

Who ever wanted to get rid of global warming? Even prior to the start, the beachside carpark wasn’t exactly warm with a strong sea breeze chilling the group of supreme athletes.

The eye candy was a good distraction! Well organized boys.

So away we went, under West Coast highway to the east, along some pleasant bush walking trails, up to the oval next to St Mary’s school – we’ve had plenty of runs from this location.

Across the oval and up the hill. Q leaped a metre into the air when he saw a little dugite – where is Kilkenny when you need him?

No wonder he subsequently ran through a ft and got the bell!

Then back into suburbia where a 2-way check held us up for probably 7 minutes.

From there we weaved our way back to the coast, before the hares ran out of chalk and consequently a long run home of a couple of kilometres.

Ideal run time ~ 65 minutes, well set, well marked, plenty falsies and checks.

Followed by tasty mince in large quantity.

Well done. Score: 8.5

On On Emu

Run 2558 – Flasher and Phantom @ Peter Ellis Park Leeming

A large pack gathered at Peter Ellis Park, Leeming in anticipation of the virgin run of the year. It has to be the virgin run of the year even though its only February because there are no virgins (as far as we know) left in the club.

The event got off to a raucous start when the Hare politely addressed us as Ladies and Gentlemen.

Deprived of Phantom’s leadership and with his two erstwhile deputies Dick Tracy and Stewie apparently passed over for possession of the map, the walkers split into two factions. Fortunately the left and the right reunited just-in-time for the cheese, biscuits and olives which preceded the circle.

In the meantime our faction had visited a series of pleasant parks and suburban streets. What the right did is unknown. 

The runners reported lots of chalk and plenty of long false trails. In a sign of a good run the pack returned together at roughly the same time as both factions of the walkers.

Visitors Boxy and Signal Man were given the traditional welcome to country down downs. Antman put on a keg for the circle – but it held only 2.5 l of frothy bitter. Birdman was called up for apparently summoning an ambulance to take him in comfort to the run.

Mark 1 produced the winning raffle ticket and won the right to draw a card. Failing to draw the joker he began a long submission that he deserved the prize anyway. Many members were worried that he would engage Conman to represent him which might have seen the food go cold.

Horse read a joke about a gynaecological exam.

Al’iimu tayir aistirali or Emu as he is known when not in Arabic dress delivered a joke about a 57 photo response to a Dear John letter.

An excellent feed of Penne Bolognese followed

Al’iimu tayir aistirali awarded the hares a well-deserved score of nine.

Thanks Flasher and Phantom for an excellent night.

Sir Knob

Run 2557 – Skid and Elbows @ South of Perth Yacht Club overflow car park

Visitors: Pete who is a mate and work colleague of Seagull at PTA and Kimon invited by Phantom and Bushy. We hope to see them again as members as together they may drop the average age of the group by a few years.

It was a great night for a run starting at the vacant land behind the South of Perth Yacht club at the bottom of the Heathcote Cultural Reserve.  A quiet secluded spot out of sight from the prying eyes of the locals.

Skid and Elbows laid out a good run along a very scenic route of the upmarket Applecross dwellings and then along the river with views of Perth, only to be outdone by some of the dog walkers on the paths.

Bushy decided that running 1.6km was enough and decided to drop in for a drink stop at Kimon’s home only to re-appear at the finish line sometime later.

Birdman was thought to be looking for a new nest as he was seen investigating every property that was for sale but then announced that flying south of the river was not for him.

Dick Tracey won the chance of picking the Joker. He did his best but only managed to pick the Jack of Harts so the jackpot keeps climbing and gives us all another chance to pick the Joker next week.

Action standing in for the absent Emu, scored the run at 7.5 claiming that a few more Ft’s and checks would have scored them higher.

The pies, pasties and chips were very tasty and appeared to be a big hit with the members and although they were very filling, a few gluttons went back for seconds.

PoleCat caused a minor panic when he couldn’t find his car keys and had the remaining mob scouring the area and bins for the keys only to announce sometime later that he found them in his back pocket.

The Mole has been talking to his doctor who confirmed he does, in fact, have a heart but his arteries are in need of serious attention, so he is booked in for the operating table on Thursday for a quadruple bypass. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Anniversaries:  Rhino 28 yrs,  Colonel 35 yrs, Stewie 37 yrs, Sir Tom 44 yrs,  Phantom 47 yrs.

Cheers, Flasher  OnOn