RUN REPORT, TRIPOD’S PAD, LONGUEVILLE
SUNDAY MAY 5th
He did it all this man – the run, the food and (for more brownie points) a vegetarian version of the food. And all without COMES INFREQUENTLY who had cleverly organised to go to a conference in New Zealand. He did though have help from DEAD GUMP, his visitor from Brazil where he used to live and Hash. Help was dearly needed as winter started this day with a chilly wind and several dumps of rain necessitating run resetting. In fact so much resetting was needed that the hare’s house was closed up and abandoned till 3.03pm when he returned from laying down more chalk. By this time the pack had swelled to 27 and they were raring to go. Really??? Talking a lot, definitely, and looking for more clothes was more like it.
With no time to spare we were told the run had been reset and there was one check with a walker’s arrow (so not a check for them) and 2 options for the runner’s to find out where to go. Meanwhile go off up the hill while he gives a map to the young lady. This proved to be TM ALL FOURS who made sure we all got the ‘young’ descriptor!
After a long way uphill and across roads the first arrow was spotted. We were on! Somehow the runners then missed an arrow and ended up in the bush running in the wrong direction (LAST CARD LOUIS said he wondered why he was running against the arrows), only to link up with those on the real trail and an on back. Out onto the road again and another on back and no trail to be seen at all. Study of the map gave little insight as there were no road names and the route was marked in bright red with no checks etc marked. We all worked out we had to get to Burns Bay Reserve to hit the bush and what with that and no arrows except for the runners/walkers split the pack split up and went their individual (LAST CARD LOUIS = lost and never on trail) or collective-in-groups ways. I ran with HE’LL DO, only seeing some walkers going the wrong way round Riverview boat shed for the rest of the run. We picked up bush trail from Burns Bay, the first bit being impossible to run on, then into Riverview grounds, then running bush trails more or less all the way home.
Other than those who had not run there were no shortcutters or walkers back and we almost had to send out a search party for CINDERS, GEO NAIVE (especially with that name) and KAFFIR. Interrogation of KAFFIR revealed ‘chatting’ was the reason for lateness. Really, again?? The bucket opened and we met WHITE POINTER’s ‘little’ brother Leo (from Paddington, though PEE DUB heard Pennant Hills), witnessed NSOM committing the sacrilege of breaking a bottle of beer sideswiped by her back pack, and welcomed back STEVE EATER who has been in Shanghai for 2.5 years though we felt it was only a few months. He boasted that having been Beermeister at NBH3 for 3 months before he left us, Shanghai Hash were so impressed they promptly made him GM. He may regret telling us that as we were reminded that with PHANTOM away for the next 4 months a Beermeister is needed. Not that I’m suggesting anything.
The circle was called by RA, Hare and cook TRIPOD (is there nothing this man can’t do) and he promptly awarded himself 10/10 for the run. He called up visitors Leo, DEAD GUMP and WHITE POINTER and STEVE EATER who are more correctly returnees and gave them a down down. A lady whose name I didn’t get who arrived by taxi was called into the circle to explain who she was and where was she from. She only got as far as ‘CANDLESTICKS didn’t turn up’ and all decided that explained the entire situation and welcomed her.
TRIPOD’s drinking contraption then came out and LAST CARD LOUIS was strapped into it. Failing dismally, he split the entire lot.
KAFFIR meanwhile started giving his run report which was he was a walker, he was overtaken 3 times and there was no trail but nevertheless awarded it 8/10.
TRIPOD ignored this and SHORTSHEETER was then strapped into the contraption. While appearing more in control she still couldn’t get any drink near her mouth.
Charges were called for and awarded to:-
CRUMPET for giving too much money to XXXX for the monthly fees. Maybe as payback to a prior Hash Cash, XXXX waited till the circle to point out the error in the balance sheet. And then had the temerity to give the change to CRUMB!!
HILL OF GRACE was awarded a down down for getting PEE DUB to part with $15 for a recycled NBH3 rugby shirt. PEE DUB should be charged next month for trying to recoup his loss by taking all the empty bottles home for the 10 cent refund!!
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