Run2628- Ringburner @ Swan Hotel Carpark

Run2628- Ringburner @ Swan Hotel Carpark 

The run start, The Swan Hotel Carpark… We all gathered around and were told which way the OnOn was. Off we went and before we knew it we were crossing over Stirling Bridge, heading deep into Fremantle’s loins. Good use of the streets until we hit a 3 way check and were unable to find the OnOn. Down past the Army Museum and back over the old bridge to the bucket. Once we reached the Bucket, after a nice 7.5 km run, we were told that there was to be NO alcohol to be consumed in the carpark as Ringburner had pissed off the owner of the Swan Hotel.  

We had 2 Birthday cartons for Emu and Flasher, lets hope Rumpole counts these correctly and brings them along to next weeks run.
Anniversary’s were Pembo ( 21 ) Rain drops ( 45 ) and Vespa ( 3 ) 

Sherlock and Pembo received the Parking awards, when will pembo learn! 

No Shelter, No beer, but the food was plenty full and all in all was a good run. Although they only scored a 3.5 / 10. 

 OnOn 

Gnocchi. 

Run 2627 – Another Prick in The Wall @ Subiaco

RUN 2627: Who were the hares? Where was the run? Have we run there before? What did we eat? What day of the week was it? What day is it now?

Unfortunately, the H3 song (“we go hashing every Monday…” – thank you Nanny) can only help so much to answer such existential Tuesday morning questions for an ageing H3 membership. Luckily for you lot, I committed to memory some of the key points of interest of Monday night’s run. Another Prick in the Wall (APitW) ably assisted by his pubic hair co-hair, B’man…set a low carbon foot print run of approximately 5 km.

This being my first walking run, an experience in itself, which I’ll return to later, I am relying on hearsay to comment on the running part of the run. By all reports, APitW was trying to reduce his carbon footprint by being extraordinarily efficient in his use of chalk/plasterboard. He is estimated to have used 1 square foot (0.09 m2 for younger members) of plasterboard over 5 km of trail. I can attest to his efficiency…. After the run, I asked the hares if they had any plasterboard leftover for next week’s run. They gave me two small pieces of plasterboard which I think should be enough to mark 200 m of trail. Be prepared for a short run, folks, or another super-efficient low carbon footprint run.

By all accounts, the run was ‘interesting’. It started in a southerly direction, then a westerly direction for about half a km before heading north, north-west, east, south and eventually back to the bucket. Is that a fair summary?

As I mentioned above, this was my first walking run (or run with the walkers). A few weeks earlier I got an infection (no, not that kind) in my foot when at Moore River getting out of my kayak into knee-deep toxic sludge, and so was a hobbler rather than a runner.

The walking group was a surprise for me. They are not dodderers, as many of you runners might think. They kept up a brisk clip of walking and banter for the 5 km, that the walk seemed to be over before it started. I remember snippets of the conversation… plenty of bullshit of course, and discussions of old pub hotels in rural WA and various escapades of our older members.

Walking through a graveyard with a group of ageing hashers was disconcerting, especially when Ace took a tumble and dropped like a sack of loose spuds when he stumbled over a tree root. Hope you are feeling better, Ace. J

The On On at the bucket was good. Plenty of good jokes – wish I could remember them – and down downs for the usual sinners, including Scum Bag, Sir Tom Arse, the RA, Nanny and yours truly (twice).

Bulk pizza was shovelled out to the ravenous mob of hounds. The run got 8.4 points.

Thanks APitW and B’man for a good run.

On On

Ringburner

Run 2626 – Grizzly @ Pop-Eye Lake

Did Grizzly forecast the weather right this time?

The above was the question to answer prior, during and after run 2626 on 10th August.  The weather forecast that I checked during the day showed a brief spell of “no rain” around the 6-7 pm but as we all know a forecast is a forecast and not necessarily correct as experienced during the last few runs. Arriving at the run side near Herdsman Lake that was not quite obvious as there where plenty of dark clouds and the temperature must have been around freezing pint or at least it felt that way due to the wind chill factor. Only a very few runners dared to go in short sleeves. 

Pembo arrived as usual with his 2 dogs. As the parking lot was reasonably full at the time of his arrival he decided that the best parking place was near the bucket. However, in order to get that spot he had to move a tree a few cm to the south, which he tempted to do with his ute but was unsuccessful. He only managed to kiss the tree without obvious damage to tree and ute. For this Pembo received the “parking award” which was hotly contested and narrowly beating the other nominees Reluctant and Polly. Well done.

The pack of around 30+ set off at 6 o’clock (hash time so always late) with a short false trail as a start that served as appetiser for what was to come. Of course, the false trail was a “runners only” event.

For there remainder of the run there were plenty of false trails and several checks keeping the pack together. One of the checks was a 3 way check: left, straight ahead and right. However, there was no straight ahead unless one wished to climb a fence and go through the bush.  This must have cost Grizzly 0.05 points for the run score later set by Goliath at 8.75 (we seem to go for more digits to differ between the various run qualities, so don’t be surprised if a future score comes out as 8.95555).

The run was well set and the front runners arrived home after around 49 min and 6.9555 km. The walkers arrived around the same time.

Now back to the question: Did Grizzly forecast the weather right this time?

The answer to this is “yes” and he must have accurately timed it as well. We all kept dry during the run but immediately thereafter the rain starting pissing down. BoM should give him a bonus for this.    

As usual the ON ON was lively with Pembo taking on the RA role. Some down- downs: PH3 hash dog owners (the Claremont dog owners community that wishes to have the Claremont Oval considered a leash free area and which the Tigers are worried about because the dog s**t they may encounter, should come and join the hash to witness how PH3 dog owners are behaving like “responsible” dog owners), Botek, Pembo, APITW, Reluctant and probably a few others.

All in all a good run.

ON ON

Another Prick in the Wall (ak APITW or Prick)

Run 2625 – Rotator @ Coolibah Park

On another wet night the pack of 31 set off through the streets of Duncraig. Apparently, Grizzly had had enough of running in the rain, so he turned it off.

I’ve heard that he turns lots of things off.

ROTATOR RUINATED

Not even GRIZZLY or MOSES could save ROTATOR’s Virgin Run.

The weather before 6 PM ruined the markings of ROTATOR and SKID so the pack was given a sealed map to guide them. And then of course it rained no more !!!

Thanks to the movement of a cut off low pressure system moving N. True…no lies here.

It was great area to set a run and both walkers and runners arrived back about the same time, although LASAGNA and SON who were late got a little lost as did TRIPLE , our resident back marker .

We retired to ROTATOR’s front yard (God knows what the neighbors (sic) thought ) to beverage ,including red wine -this is becoming a habit – .The area was great if rain came and we were treated to a delicious vegetable soup plus more Reds. A combination that can increase methane the following day.

The circle had it’s usual frivolity and PHANTOM, that consummate COLLINGWOOD supporter was presented with a Collingwood watch. HOWEVER dear ELBOWS you are up for a Massive down Down as is turned out to be a CARLTON watch !

Any Carlton supporters need a new watch

Then to cap it all off SIR KNOB on the mound was tricked into being a likeness of STALIN

Good night, pity about the weather but having a beer and a josh with your mates is what it’s all about

ON ON

Run 2624 – Cans – Christmas in July @ Stratton Community Centre

On a wet night the pack of 40 set off through the streets of Stratton. Not many had run there before, apparently.

Various experts commented on the likelihood of further rain. All were wrong.

The run was to Cans’ usual high standard and the food was excellent, so rather than put it in my words, here are the comments received so far;


Many thanks to the helpers who contribute to the successful run, circle & ONON.

The weather, neighbourhood or Covid-19 could not reduce the enjoyment of the night, better than being at Optus Oval.

OnOn
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