Perth Hash House Harriers: Buuuuuuushy’s Run : Dianella 9 October 2017.
Out in the northern extremities of close-in suburbs we gathered in the Dianella open space where our beautiful colleague Scottie last set a run (and sent the pack off in the wrong direction as a harbinger of worse to come). Very busy little park it was too with non-hashers driving everywhere –including one helpful lady who suggested we should not be there because it will get “very busy”. So I guess we added a little to that busy-ness with our 50-odd members freezing their bollocks off in the last wintery cold breeze for the year. With Bushy, Crayfish and Sir Knob so idealogically aligned as hare/co-hares what could go wrong?
Off in different directions went the packs (not a good sign) but it all turned out ok with frequent crossings of each other’s paths through generally flat territory marked by dull 70’s houses, no visible inhabitants and lots of open drains and small parks (after we emerged from the open space/bush area). The track appeared very well marked with about 14 FT’s (now there’s a frightening concept) and a couple of long straight tracks. The reported range of complete lengths varied up to 9.5 kms for the run and 5.5km for the walkers.
Both packs came in on cue at just under the hour to be heralded by half a boatload of midgets playing a very high grade of basketball to a very low grade sound-track of rap in the court adjacent to the bucket. Cheese, bickies and olives helped that.
Into the Circle:
Visitors Beeman (mate of Antman) and already-gone Jack Russell, returnees Pembo, Neon, Mumbles, Fags and Mk 1 were ceremonially greeted (Beeman with his shirt on back to front: D/D for Antman). Another D/D (and the bell) to Goliath for missing the run site and others I can’t remember and can’t read on my notes cos the light was fading despite the adjacent overhead floodlights strong enough to give you skin cancer, just to add to the deafness from the rap music. At least each track might have been different as opposed to our very standard, but below par, refrain.
3G scored a D/D and a pizza suit to recognise his new job and Elbows (Oooh me?) won the whiskey/whisky raffle donated by Xmas. Thanks Xmas. Polecat got a D/D for something he probably deserved too.
Our Rrrrr ehh? Triple J then regaled us with the health benefits of being Scottish (it was a very short regaling too). More down downs.
Out with the Hares: Bushy in a hat which wouldn’t look out of place in a pair of panties. The general consensus was an excellent run with 10/10 awarded (makes it hard to mark next week’s run too). Top parking, lighting, trail marking and food of hamburgers. (It must have been good- the basketballers enjoyed it too. On yer Bushy and co-hares.