Run 2652 – AGPU @ Maida Vale

The 2021 AGPU Run 2652 Maida Vale Reserve

Hares Seagull (Joint Master) and Q (Hash Cash)

For the final committee run of Horses Rat Bag the committee we were treated to a cleverly devised run formulated by an electrical engineer and an electronic engineer. Masterfully articulated on paper with a wizardry of tricks to ensure that front runners such as Barcode, French Tickler and Gnocchi were soon  puffing and panting harder than Nanny’s dog.

Frequently caught out by a plethora of devious and lengthy false trails, by the halfway mark it was apparent that the winning circle would be occupied by the Shock Jox committee. Triple J, Haggis and Crayfish clearly showing that cunning running quickly translates to winning running.

The whole hour run was contained in a very small area and the pack were never more than 1.5 kilometres from the bucket. Initially looping through nearby bushland and fortunately avoiding the archery club. The route crossed Ridge Hill road only to loop back to the same road and finding a long false trail then back to one of the many footpaths that seemed to be at the end of every cul-de-sac in the area.  

The whole event almost fell apart when a few keen eyed runners spotted the hares at a drink stop on the other side of a park. However when service was refused they came back and assisted by Phantom’s instructions the pack regrouped. But only to be sucked right though a gate into the former army vehicle training land and two extraordinarily long false trails.

Once again Phantom came to the rescue and set them right yet again.

The drink stop was finally reached from the appropriate direction and both runners and walkers were treated to splash and icy poles . Very welcome at the end of a 38 degree day.

A short trot back to the bucket for the start of the AGPU formalities.

On On


Run 2651 – Horse @ Caversham

After an unbelievably wet February weekend and half of Monday for Perth, the weather gods with the assistance of Moses and in the absence of Grizzly elected to fine up the weather for Horse, Cans and Rimmer.

Horse organised the Scout Hall in Caversham on Lord Street and a fine venue too.  Lots of parking as well as easy to get to and find.  Who remembers the last run on Benara Road when one still in our midst got lost and arrived back after ages, very pi553d with fire appearing from his Scottish ears?.  Was that also the time that Rusty was hare and many of us left before the food was cooked?

A good turnout with a pile of runners, maybe numbers increased because of mask wearing rules.

Members and visitors to a man other than Emu were wearing masks.  He still obviously has not got over the Trump demise so needing a demonstration of non-compliance.

We were promised as much chalk as the last Cans run a few weeks ago and whilst we started in that vein, we lost the trail a few times.

Whilst the run fundamentally headed North, we started off heading Westish round the burbs with lots of turns before coming back to the on off in what must be one of the best loops ever for potential late arrivals. 

More streets, lanes with doublegee such that Meeka and Maggie said no and Nanny and Moses ended up carrying their dogs.  Puddie was unaffected.  More on dogs follows:

We were all having a pleasant Hash experience and Cuttler Road arrived.  Appropriate name for where one resident lives. Replace the third letter and drop the last 3.  His cat was minding its own business when Meeka arrived in the fashion Meeka does anything. Putin clone named above wanted to fight the world with infantile “bring it on” “halfwit” and significantly worse.  Meeka got a slap from the cat and Nanny claims he recalled Meeka and she came.  Close to WWiii.  Nanny, not the first time, you should try harder to make sure it is the last. Imagine poor Mrs Putin clone, she has to live with the piece of detritus.  We only had two minus of agony with him.

The run went swimmingly until we got to the Tonkin when after two attempts to go either round or over the bridge Mother Gnocchi, concerned for the well-being of some of the geriatrics, suggested as we could see Lord Street, we meander down that to Home.  RIngburner and Moses had FT and Prick in the Wall running in the bush30 metres to the left all the way home.

So a very nice 8km run in 65 minutes, truly enjoyable and a bonus considering recent weather.

The food needs a mention.  Rimmer had prepared a fine meal of potatoes with sausages which was frozen and successfully reheated.  Vegies with this and there was absolutely heaps of food.

There was zero local lighting and that on the bucket works a treat.  Well worth the effort Rumpole and all concerned – Good job!