RUN REPORT, BAYVIEW DOG PARK, BAYVIEW, SUNDAY APRIL 7th
Hare: Mongrel Caterers: Starboard and Mongrel
The first run on the day that daylight saving ended and there appeared to be no people who got the time wrong other than WHITE RABBIT who is late each week anyway, so doesn’t count. A good turn out for the AGPU had STARBOARD, who didn’t realise it was the AGPU, wonder whether she’d made enough food. She was happy to leave soup warming duties to sous chef NEXT WEEK who claimed an Achilles injury and said leave the nibbles to him. At the time she didn’t realise this meant he’d eat them all. The run was announced by Hare and outgoing GM Mongrel with mystery extra instructions emanating from his phone. Turns out these were dogs barking (there were a lot in the park strangely enough) but no one does dogspeak so the pack set off still little the wiser for what to expect other than 8km for the runners and 5km for the walkers.
After quickly losing trail in the dog park, On was found by PHANTOM and LAST CARD LOUIS going through to the next park before a long uphill and an on back. This was cunningly missed by STARBOARD and new temporary Pommie resident LYNDA LOOSE ARSE HULL (from Hull, UK) and was called by HIMALOAFER and DONGA who accused the ladies of trying to entice people to run further than they should. And your problem is???? A bit of road running with no on backs and few checks quickly saw the pack well spread out but as the run led us to stunning views of the northern beaches well spread out there was little complaint. Returning via the northern fringes of Mona Vale HE’LL DO commented we would soon be in Mona Vale. When told he was already there, he was mightily relieved as he thought he was in Dee Why. Fortunately for him we already have a GEOGRAPHICALLY NAÏVE so he didn’t get renamed on the spot.
The fast runners overtook the walkers not far from home and made it back to the bucket in 55 mins to welcome drinks to combat the almost 30 deg C day. Nibbles left by NEXT WEEK were tucked into and MONGREL called the circle.
NEXT WEEK was asked to deliver the run report so he described what he’d done while minding the soup which included stirring it, walking to the bucket and getting a beer and then repeat. He rewarded it a 9/10.
MONGREL was keen to be an ex GM so hurried things along and announced Visitors Elizabeth (GEO’s sister), AYATOLLAH from the Posh and LYNDA LOOSE ARSE HULL. They were serenaded by a song from DONGA.
Next up was the competition for the name of the beach on the new NBH3 website, judged by ALL FOURS who with NEXT WEEK (website designer) were excluded from competing. There was still an argument going on when it was announced it was Jervis Bay, claimed by SHORTSHEETER, BREN GUN and KITTY LITTER. The Hash were then challenged to take pictures of any northern beach, the winner having their photo as the banner for the new website replacing the one chosen at random by NEXT WEEK who really didn’t have a clue where it was!
MONGREL then introduced one half of the new GM – SADDLESORE. Judging it time for a generational change he had chosen SADDLESORE and BONDI. Unfortunately, the latter was acting like an old man at home after blowing his knee doing sprints and could only limp around the house. Whatever, MONGREL announced the new GMs and then promptly blew it by saying they were the new face of the Larrikin Hash. Oops! For her part, SADDLESORE when asked for advice said to never go for a walk with GEO. I’m sure there’s more to this story.
Next up Beer Meister and Hash Haberdash, HIMALOAFER and HILL OF GRACE were called up and acting like Trump, MONGREL informed them they were fired. He thanked HILL OF GRACE for doing a great job of selling off all the accumulated old Hash gear and said a new Haberdash would be announced soon after ALL FOURS had done the new design. HIMALOAFER was similarly thanked and it was announced PHANTOM would carry on joint bucket duties for May after which a new person would be chosen (warning: picked at random) as he was off for 4 months after.
GEO was given a down down for snaring the new GM and the next run was announced as being set by TRIPOD presumably from Longueville.
And obviously keen to do no more GM duties, no charges were called for and food was announced. Which luckily saw everyone fed with only enough left for STARBOARD and PHANTOM the next night, for which PHANTOM truly thanks everyone.
On On STARBOARD