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RUN #252 – A RUN FOR THE WET ONES – BALGOWLAH

RUN #252 – A RUN FOR THE WET ONES – BALGOWLAH

To go or not to go – that was the question.
No contest, this is the Hash, of course you go.
Or so 5 of us thought. And the 2 Hares. Arrival at Geo’s house in Balgowlah saw us directed around to the tradesman’s entrance, complete with directions where to sit and not make a mess. Fair enough, as a wet mess was likely anyway, due to all of us being soaked.
So who came, I hear you ask. Crum and Crumpet, as they had the bucket, Pee Dub as he’s the GM and has to come, and me as I do the writeup. The only other non-obligated attendee was Bren Gun.
Run time saw sideways glances about who would brave the rain and wind, and Crumpet, Bren Gun and I pulled on our gear. The trail was explained and we set off. Around the corner and BG turned right, totally opposite to the directions. Go figure. C’pet and I turned left on arrows, and spent the next 40 mins in pleasant conversation while not having to put up with any inconvenience from weather. Cool but bracing.
Back at the ranch the GM had made a hot vegetable soup, the beer was cold and the Hash red wine was uncorked. The Hares were warm, dry and happy, as was the GM and Crum. C’pet and I set about doing the same. No sign of BG.
An hour’s chat pulling the world apart and another successful Hash run was behind us.
I do think that a few soft cocks should harden up a bit and attend these runs regardless of weather conditions, as there’s a lot more satisfaction in doing something like the run than sitting at home achieving nothing. A little inconvenience is a good thing.
Anyway, there were 5 Hashers total who did turn up, and we 5 thank the Hares for their efforts in less than perfect circumstances. Oh, and BG did eventually turn up.
On2 to run 253 in August.
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#251 SEAFORTH BOWLING CLUB – BONDI & SADDLESORE

#251 SEAFORTH BOWLING CLUB – BONDI & SADDLESORE

NORTHERN BEACHES HASH RUN #251

SEAFORTH BOWLING CLUB

HARES BONDI & SADDLESORE

Í’m glad I arrived at the bowling club early for the run, as I was able to witness Crumb rolling in the mud. Why? you may ask, well numerous vehicles had become bogged in the parking area of the club. There were so many cars there that the Hash could not find parking. Crumb knew how to push some of the cars out to make room for us, so proceeded to shout orders at the stuck drivers while pushing vehicles. Now if you push foreward and the car goes backward it will run over you unless you slip into the mud and roll away. This Crumb did, while still shouting orders at the driver, who was an Indian taxi driver. This did not sit well with Crumb, so he abandoned the exercise and stomped away, while still shouting at the stuck Indian driver. No prizes for what he said.
So after that comedy sketch, it came down to where we could park…..an attempt was made to remove part of the fence, and much thought given to illegal parking. Not considered a good idea by the locals. Ultimately all was resolved and parking was secured.
The run was late getting away due to the Hare over-instructing details for the pack. But get away we did, and very soon it became a combination of street and bush trails. It was agreed there were no serious checks and progress was easy, A well marked trail made progress fluid with most pleasant trails to follow. The runners finished up being about 9 km and the second half I spent with Geo and Cinders, as the pack seemed to have all gone on the walkers, as we were not passed at all. The on in showed this was so, as we were the last in, and the circle was under way. Circles in the NBH3 wait for no man.
DDs for the Hares as this was a very good run, well thought out and enough exercise to keep warm in the sub-zero temps we are having these days.
In fact this was borne out by Crumpet, who said it was “fuckin’ freezing” .
A full meal at the on on has been discarded, and the GM said there will only be nibbles after each run from now on. What, no hot soup to enjoy on a cold afternoon with your friends??
Next Week and All Fours have sold up in Sydney. Cashed in for millions, I heard. So, volunteers needed for webmaster/trailmaster roles – don’t everybody rush foreward. There was a serious silence and it was resolved to postpone decisions. Just like a government. GM to handle.
With that it was time to remove the icicles and head home to have the missed meal.
Another successful run for the NBH3 which was enjoyed by 17 hardy souls.
On on
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#250 PEE DUB TURNS ON A CELEBRATION

#250 PEE DUB TURNS ON A CELEBRATION

NORTHERN BEACHES HASH RUN # 250

PEE DUB TURNS ON A CELEBRATION
To celebrate 250 runs on a monthly Hash means that it has existed for nearly 21 years. Now some of the members have been members for almost all of that time, and still the NBH3 has a core of enthusiastic people.
As I go back to somewhere near the beginning, I fondly remember a lot of the early birds: Donga, Next Week, All Fours, Inky, Himaloafer, Siberia, Starboard, Breathless, Crum and Crumpet, Kaffir and Geo.
Others also, but these are the immediate names that come to mind.
Anyway, some move on and are replaced by others. This is healthy. One of the replacements a long time ago is the GM, Pee Dub. Regular attendances and participation earned him the exhalted position he now holds, and as the 250 th run arrived during his term he resolved to make it memorable.
Not only that, he made bloody long as well for the runners trail, which I possibly should not have selected. No matter, the run took off from the edge of Sugarloaf Bay and took a scenic path around the waterfront, following Middle Harbour to the edge of Roseville Chase and back along a difficult path and eventually back at the start. 10 km I was told. The walkers trail was obviously the correct one to take, as the on on was well under way when I eventually got back.
A feast was presented in the Mexican style, delicious, it was and meant that some of us overdid the food. No shortage of alcohol and plenty of good cheer made for a great on on. Even Pee Dub’s joke was acceptable.
Being able to have a bush setting so close to town and plenty of tables and
 chairs was a bonus. Well organised.
So of course we’re looking at another 250 runs, and that will take us up to 2043. Naturally I would expect that we will all be there for that run, also.
So congratulations to the NBH3 and all its enthusiastic members. Lets keep up the pace and ensure its longevity.
On On
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I wonder if they’ll have Mexican food at the 500 th?
#249 – COPRA DOES TURRAMURRA AT MIMOSA OVAL

#249 – COPRA DOES TURRAMURRA AT MIMOSA OVAL

NORTHERN BEACHES RUN # 249

COPRA DOES TURRAMURRA  AT MIMOSA OVAL
Sunday afternoon is a good time to have a Hash run. The week is behind you, Saturday you have spent putting off the chores you promised to do, Sunday morning hanging about with the papers (ipads) and having a huge breakfast.
Come Sunday afternoon it’s time for a bit of exercise, if only to tell yourself you are maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Copra did that last weekend, and completed everything except the exercise. As he was the Hare, he co-opted his sons-in-law to set a run for him. That is quite legal, of course, but falls apart when people want to discuss the run afterwards. What can you say if you haven’t been there?
Never mind, a run was set, and quite well, too. It was shaped like a bottle, narrow at the beginning and end, as the same trail was set for the first and last kilometer. The middle bits had shiggy, which is good, many steps down, which is also good and even more steps up, which is not so good. No fools, his s-i-l. Copra had, however instructed well on the use of Bigfoot, and plenty of flour was used. There were a couple of places which did not rate Bigfoot, but that was a find it yourself deal. Only one on-back, so no messy checks or falsies to contend with. It was, however, quite a strenuous walk/run and tested those who completed the whole thing. Except Starboard, of course.
Back at the start, the sons-in-law had been dismissed, leaving Copra to collect the applause. But no, there wasn’t any bowing and taking accolades, there was only Copra sitting in that full-bodied way that he does and looking dejected. It seems that someone had complained about something that was irrelevant and nonsensical. Forget that person, Copra.
Next came the new clobber, male and female running shorts, and ladies slacks. I think they were just for ladies, as they finished above the ankles. The NBH3 appear to have been strong supporters of the various gear offered over the years, so I imagine these garments will sell well over time.
The circle involved said Copra taking the run critique in good spirit, as indeed he should have. I can’t remember if there were visitors or other persons of note for dd’s.
Next Copra was seen to be poking and prodding wieners to get them hot and offering them up in sweet and even sweeter bread rolls. Ketchup and mustard as well, of course. Perhaps not 3 star, but filling, no less.
And another chapter in the adventures of the NBH3 was completed. Even if we were 40 km from a beach. Nothing more was heard from the aforesaid sons-in-law, as presumably they will be retained until when and if they are required in the future. No point giving them swelled heads over a good run too early in the piece. Bigfoot has returned back to his lair, and will be thrown a weiner roll when next needed.
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Run #247 @Davidson – Donga

Run #247 @Davidson – Donga

NBH3 – RUN 247 – DAVIDSON

It’s not often a Hare is so keen to set a run that he is prepared to leave a home in one country and travel to his home in another country. He brought his wife for moral support as well and rounded up his children to assist with the run.
It was no easy task to manage the trip from Thailand to Sydney, given the officialdom both locations employ.
But come 4 pm on Sunday, January 02, all was ready.
The usual disparate group assembled and after some instruction, were set off.
The Garigal National park is huge, and offers endless trails and options for hashing…….and Donga knows his trails, that’s for sure. We were treated to a great run/walk, some bits with tarmac but he closely observed the 80/20 bush/road rule.

It was long and at times quite difficult, managing to include gradual but inclined sections. Good for the circulation. A walk in along Kambora to wind down and we were back at Donga’s Digs.
Around 28 filled the verandah, plenty of food was put out and after a couple of beers/wines we were all relaxed.
The GM managed to pull a circle together, anoint the Hare (job well done), and then told a tawdry but clean joke. We politely laughed.
Another beer and next months’ run – which Calici is setting at Centrepoint’s Whale Beach pad. CP is out of action and has the boot tp prove it.

The GM would like to advise he has written to and received permission from Hash Headquarters to have the February run with less than 80% bush….provided there is an equal amount of water views. Start and finish at Centrepoint’s.

The address is 35 Morella Rd, Whale Beach. 4 pm start.

RUN #246 – Xmas run @Long Reef – Starboard

RUN #246 – Xmas run @Long Reef – Starboard

NORTHERN BEACHES HASH RUN # 246

A Sydney summer run, they said, and it looked like it would rain. But that’s normal in Sydney these days. Every day looks like that.
No matter, it’s the Hash, and so we will turn up regardless.
A pack of 32 assembled at the end of Fisherman’s Beach and took off at 16:00 hrs. Starboard had briefed us on the run and we knew it would be good, based on her history.
From the Collaroy Basin on the coast trail down to Dee Why, the trail went through Narraweena, Beacon Hill and touching on Cromer and back to Long Reef. Well set, good markings and a slice of bushland to create interest, which was surprising in the middle of such a built-up area.
This run included not only a terrific Christmas lunch but a changing of the guard. Short Sheeter announced a new committee, and I will leave it to the new GM, Pee Dub, to announce the members. This is because having been delegated the role of writer-upper, I don’t know who all the other members are.
Pee Dub was an unexpected choice to many of us, and we are sure/hope he will mature into the role. This includes the RA handling the jokes. Thanks to the outgoing committee and the GM, Short Sheeter, for their efforts over the difficult period.

Then there was lunch….a table spread full of ham, turkey and salads, not to forget the petite fours to begin, kept us all quiet for a while. Great food, and real thanks to those who prepared and served the meal. Beer and wine to go with it all, of course.

So see you all at run # 247 on 02 Jan, 2022.

All the best for the festive season, see you on Sun 02 Jan.
ON2
Calici V

October 4th 2020 Run – Waverton

October 4th 2020 Run – Waverton

October 4th 2020 Run
HI all fellow hashers
It was a great turnout for our  first joint run for 2020 with the Sydney Full Moon HHH on Sunday 4th October at Waverton Park, Waverton. Keeping in mind the Covid restrictions it was a delight to see so many faces new and old trying to maintain the 1.5 m distance. We had visitors from the North Shore Wanderers and Sydney Thirsty Hash as well.
The day had fantastic weather and the routes were marked out well by the co hares  He’ll Do and SS from NBH3 for the walkers and runners alike, spanning the local streets and bush and the Coal Loader , with plenty of scope for stair lovers .
A well earned bucket, thanks to both our beer meister Phantom and Full Moon’s Mother F. We all enjoyed the comaraderie at  the end with beautiful views and breezes from Sydney harbour .
Thank you to all who could attend.
On On
Short Sheeter
August 2020 Run 235 – Crum in Manly Vale

August 2020 Run 235 – Crum in Manly Vale

Crum’s RUN Sunday 2nd August 2020
On the sunny side of Passmore Park, Manly Vale the Northern Beaches pack gathered in a very convenient spot.
Being Covid conscious, it was BYO chairs to be placed 1 1/2 metres apart and nibbles for the Bucket.
Crummy”s trail led us up the garden path- right around the sports grounds, giving the walkers an immediate opportunity to shortcut diagonally across the fields, twice.
Starboard was out of sight in a flash and arriving back at the Bucket in 35 minutes, she took off again.
Hilly terrain! Stairs leading  down and hills going up and plenty of ON BACKS and opportunities to shortcut, if you knew the area.
All back at the Bucket, nibbles were handed around and ‘The Scuds’ sat down to a  meal of roast meat and veggies.
Our new GM, Shortsheeter called for everyone to circle up, with hats off.
Bondi scored the run an 8 1/2. “Wow!” “What?” “8 1/2 out of 40?” queried Tripod.
Crummy, the Hare, was given two Down Downs. One for laying the trail and the other for his birthday and down’ed them simultaneously.
Virgin runner Alex, simply googled up ” hash on the Northern Beaches”. Were we really what she was looking for? Yes! A born Harriette, she needed no prompting when to swallow her Down Down.
Free Bucket and free birthday cake to five of the pack. Hashy Birthday to  Crummy, Geographically Naive , Phantom, NSOM and Kitty Litter.
” I need a committee” cried the GM and within minutes Phantom became the new Bucket Meister, Crummy crumbled to do Hash Cashing, Saddlesore the new Haberdasher, All Fours for Trailmastery ( again), Next Week for ON SEC and website and Tripod for RA.
And with the new committee formed, ShortSheeter announced the meeting over just as the cool night was setting in and the Moon aligned with Jupiter and Saturn.
ON ON ACE
Scattering Don’s Ashes

Scattering Don’s Ashes

Mission accomplished!

GYPO/Darwin Don/Donald Ernest Grenville is now home where he wanted to be in the sea out from the North Cottesloe Surf Club.
Sunday 5th April turned out overcast, however the sea was calm and flat. No wind. A playful seal had been frollicking over the reef area but had gone at 10.30am.
The Nth Cottesloe Surf Club provided a rubber ducky to take the ashes off shore with IRB captain doing the honours of taking Neil and ashes out to the reef off the beach. Several club ski paddlers also went out.
2 club Scottish pipers , who knew Gypo well, were there piping them out and playing as ashes cast and as boat returned (you can hear them on the video below).
Afterwards small group gathered to end ceremony. Neil and President of club spoke and then we dispersed.
Crum & Crumpet
Feb 2020 – XXXX & Hill of Grace at Deep Creek Reserve

Feb 2020 – XXXX & Hill of Grace at Deep Creek Reserve

Feb 2020 – XXXX & Hill of Grace at Deep Creek Reserve

Attended by nineteen hashers

XXXX supplied the following trail description as follows in italics:-

The Trails were set on Mountain Bike Tracks as follows using track names from Trailforks

Runners and Walkers

Two Bridges; Deep Creek Connect – Check; Rust Bucket – Check; X Morgan Downhill; Loamsville – Check; Blackalicious – Check; Bennies accessed up a rope; V-B-Y connect – Check; Ya Mum – Part way up trail is split and walkers head right

Runners Only

Ya Mum; Bull Ant; Slippery Dip; Deep Creek Connection; X Bennies DH; Deep Creek; Two Bridges

Walkers

VoVo’s; X Push Up; X Blackalicious – Check; X Morgan Down Hill; X Frenchies – Check; Rust Bucket; Happy Ending; Deep Creek Connect; Two Bridges

Key

 X means we crossed the trail

– Check means check was placed at junction

The Star athlete of the day was Hanoi Bill who reached the bucket with a time of 59:59 exactly

He’ll Do and Starboard finished the run after 1:03 with He’ll Do complaining that he lost time going up Bennies DH following arrows set by the Posh three weeks previously which were single pointed and a different shape. Someone should have a word with He’ll Do to tell him that hashing is not a race and the philosophy of Hash is that the trail should keep everyone together. Kitty Litter finished the Walkers Trail in 1:14 and was not happy at being sent back out to find Three Swigs who was enjoying the afternoon stroll on her lonesome.

The On On was moved under cover by the toilets where we all enjoyed the food s prepared by Hill of Grace. Both trails were rated 10/10 but then marked down because XXXX was involved in the setting. Down Downs were administered to the hares and various other miscreants. Just as the On On was winding up the heavens opened up and all trace of NBH3 being there were washed away.

Map of the Feb 20 trail

By Anon

XMAS run

XMAS run

What a great Xmas run, generous bucket and fabulous food.

Many thanks to Bondi & Saddlesore, Phantom, All Fours & Next Week – well done!!

See the photos below.

 

 

Darwin Don’s Wake – 23rd November 2019

Darwin Don’s Wake – 23rd November 2019

Darwin Don’s Wake was held at the Redfern Club on 23rd November 2019.

It was brilliantly organised by Crumpet and Crum and a wonderful celebration of Don’s life, we heard from friends, colleagues, gym and swimming buddies and, of course, hash mates. There are a few photos below.

We also played a video during the afternoon that was originally compiled for Don’s 90th Birthday and has been extended several times to become a tribute to Don’s life.

The video is available to watch on YouTube at https://youtu.be/TJ-nhq59xL4 and you may also download your own copy from here – please note that it is 1.3Gb in size

On On, Next Week