Perth Hash House Harriers, Run 2631 14 September 2020
Hares, Dectective Senior Sargeant (retd.) Dick Tracey, Budgie
On a warm spring evening almost forty athletes gathered at Carine Open Space for the eagerly anticipated Dick Tracey run.
Before the start I inteviewed the famous detective, who, displaying commendable modesty, said he would give it a score of 9.5.
The packs set off promptly at 18.00 hours, runners in one direction, walkers a few degrees to the side. Within two minutes of the start, Phantom took a tumble trying to jump over a safety rail onto some steps. He handed the map to first deputy navigator Stewie and went to the local clinic for first aid. The GP persuaded Emu to drive him to hospital to get his hand stitched up. Ably guided by Stewie, the thirteen remaining walkers did a clockwise loop, staying entirely in the open space. Back in 44 minutes, having covered 3.8 km. Just perfect.
The runners were in soon after the walkers. The venerable Pitt scored it an 8, despite having to cross Reid Highway twice. Q gave it 7.5 ( I think, I seem to have inadvertently deleted the voice memos on my iPhone).
The circle was no more shambolic than normal. Several downdowns were awarded, deserved or not.
Dick Tracey served excellent chicken burgers with a very good selection of salads. No pots or plates to be cleaned by next week’s hare!
ON ON, Birdman