Run 2595 – Awesum Forsum Run

A 6:15 start from Penistone Park, Warwick with hares Nanny – Perth Hash, Basil Brush – West Coast and Halfway – Hamersley. The Bullsbrook co-hare missing in action. Although I do note that Action was not missing and even came close to winning the event.

My estimate was 40 runners and 50 walkers following marks from three different hashes so what could go wrong, The walkers were designated to follow H4 signs but instead followed H4 personnel resulting in a somewhat abbreviated walk that wouldn’t have happened under Phantom’s watch. Unfortunately said walk master was instead masterminding a geriatric trek down Pemberton way.

Measured at approximately 7.4 kilometres and 54 minutes, a good length and incorporating a drink stop manned by Nanny who later was awarded a down down for instigating a drink stop song. Q reported they were served port and lemonade although the wobbly finish was evidence he could have been drinking anything and too much.

The circle commenced with a minutes silence for South Perth’s Denis the Menace who sadly recently passed to the great Hash in the sky after succumbing to a short illness.

But after that it was a fun combined circle with various charges being reported by the four awesome reps. Nanny copped two being a hare and drink stop choir master. Elvis happily took his punishment for seriously annoying other runners by constantly ringing our bell. Four awesome Hash songs followed by each group diving into their own food. I did note that the Bully boys ate pre-circle but then they also usually drink pre-run.

Our pizza repast was organised by Nanny, confirmed by Barcode and collected by Dick Tracy and Elbows. Too many cooks etc as no one had arranged to pay for them. Our two Uber eats personnel did not have a credit card between them and after pleading, threatening and displaying an unseemly level of grovelling, Mario the pizza chef finally let them go on the grounds he knew Triple J. (All the more reason to call the police if you ask me). Nanny rushed off to square the books completing what for him was a slightly busy day.

But exceptional pizzas and all up a really good joint run so well done to all concerned and a special thanks to our own Nanny.

On On

Stewie

Run 2594 – Rimmer in Warwick

Hawker Park, Warwick

It must be getting towards the end of the holiday season in  Europe as more and more hashmen return from the Northern Hemisphere with happy wives. Despite that, we seemed light on for numbers as we enjoyed the vista out from the parking lot at Hawker Park. Plenty of dogs and too few attractive women. Lost a mark already. The run started with the obligatory semi loop, which was enough to fool most of the runners. Relatively sedate run up the hill to Warwick Rd, then into the back blocks of Greenwood till we eventually crossed over the Mitchell Carpark and wended our way back to the bucket. Once we approached the bridge over the freeway the pack seemed to fracture and the back half of the pack drifted away to have to find their own way back. Coming in a good five to seven minutes behind the FRB’s. More lost marks according to the back runners. “It’s not fair that they have to do their own false trails. Another lost point.

The circle took its usual circuitous route to a conclusion after dubious awardings of down downs. I was not impressed with the continual harassment of Committee members for their lack of providing a run right up for the Bonk Run. When I get into power, there will be retribution. Welcome back to our travelling members and hello to potential new members over, we headed for the delights of food. Not too disappointing either.. Scotch Broth. Which kept in the mood for the night. Scottish named streets that we ran through, Scottish joke from the On Sec to name a few Scottish “things”. So he definitely gets a point or two back for the “themed evening”.

Well done Rimmer, good food (and plenty of it), good company and a nice evening.

Wouldn’t be dead for quids!

On On

nanny

Run 2591 – Ramrods Bonk Run

Another perfect evening for hashing. Fine weather, even if it was a bit crisp, almost plenty of parking for the visitors if they were early. I was late and was relegated to the street verge along with quite a few others (the dog was far from impressed, seeing the park and not being allowed to run immediately to it because of potential traffic). It was great to see that members had made a big effort to bring along a friend, even more impressive was that a good number of them were runners, let hope they convert to members as time goes by.

Another quality run from an experienced hare and co-hare, managing to keep the pack together quite despite long stretches were the guys in front took off only to be pulled back with clever false trails and checks. The drink stop was well co-ordinated with both the runners and dead men walking arriving about the same time. The run in from the drink stop was a bit lame, but generally a great run (without be a run of the year).

The circle ran its normal course, as the entre to the food. Almost as soon as the food was announced Tripple j was eating. How does he get to the front of the queue soooo quickly and regularly. I’m almost always battling Dick Tracy and Elbows at the back of the line. Hopefully the curried sausages didn’t put the newcomers off. If it did, then the whisky chasers in the bucket may have helped.

Another great evening, brought to an early close by the reality of drink driving laws.

On On

nanny

Run 2593 – Scumbag in Yokine

As the run was hosted by two long time hashers (Scumbag and Co Hare Sir Thom Arse) we set out from Yokine Reserve with high expectations and were not disappointed. We were off at six pm across the reserve were we ran into a pack of about a hundred dogs, enough to throw Triple j  into a frenzy, however we got to the other side with no loss of blood. From then on the run went well as it was well marked all the way (till the runners ran of chalk?????).The walkers got back just short of the hour with the runners close behind which is a sign of a well planned run.We gathered round for a fairly short circle with which included a cracking good joke from our RA (after he found on his technology), and oddly there was no mention of dogs. Good quality hamburgers with all the trimmings was served up for dinner.

Rimmer.