Run 2550 – Elbows @ Blue Gum Tennis Club,Brentwood
Every PHHH run starts with a certain expectation. When the Hares are the Exceptionally Energetic Elbows (EEE) and the Humble Haggis (HH), the expectation can fairly easily be exceeded. This was the case for Run 2550 from the Blue Gum Tennis Club.
Before even setting off the lights over the selected Bucket parking spot came on and the area was over-populated by the highest quality of eye candy. To points before even starting.
Then HHH parked such that next week’s hare could park adjacent to his truck to avoid over-exertion in delivering pots and plates to said motor vehicle.
There was little effort wasted on the map, but EEE did own up to putting some in the first two thirds of the run before tiring.
Good use was made of the Blue Gum Reserve and a 7km run (without all of the FTs) for a pleasant summer evening run was well received. There was good loop to kick off and good use of a number of rises that this Hashman didn’t know existed. We had a look at Booragoon Lake Reserve, ran along Leach Highway without crossing it and the fact that HHH was an engineer in a Shire came through as selection of road crossings were well thought out. Then to finish came round Ratcliff Park and round the Blue Gum Reserve.
The last third of the run was somewhat devoid of checks and FTs but all things considered not bad for the Hares. Emu’s 7½ was possibly a smidgeon harsh.
As to the food, HHH had chicken in mind \but wanting to give the Hashmen some variability elected for some very well received starters followed by a good selection and plenty of pizza with some red fluid vaguely describer as wine.