|Himalayan Mixed Hash Run No. 1301||15 November 2003|
|Location||road to Tokha||Hares||Night Owl and Mcleod|
|Remarkables||virgins: Lina, Hari, Anja, Maria, Gitte, Jennie, Thomas, Celine returnees: Nitesh, Connie, Hayden, Ever Reddy, Greg|
|The Pictures||The Trash|
Contrary to previously expressed beliefs, Night Owl was not found directing traffic, directions were impeccable and everyone got there on time. Contrary to another privately expressed sentiment Ever Ready actually made it as did other welcome Welcome Back, Hayden (but minus No Balls). This is an excellent area for runs, essentially on two levels as the rivers have carved their way down through the deep sand deposits.
The circle was eventually called to order, but with some effort due to numerous Danish virgins milling around and not understanding what the GM was on about (so they should fit in well as none of the rest of us do either). Six checks were announced by the Hares, with 3, 5 and 6 (or something like that) holding. As usual with a Night Owl run, false trails would abound. First paper was back across the road and along the opposite bank of the river. Check 1 saw the pack scattered far and wide on false trails but Towed eventually found the right trail heading up the bluff and after a brief run along the top, down the other side and then up again. Check 2 was somewhere around here and the meandering Towed and Rotter found the paper heading off through the fields. This was the last we saw of the Fox who was spied down in the bottom of the valley looking singularly untroubled and off to run his own hash.
Holding Check 3 was delightfully sited beside a pig manure processing
plant. Rotter managed not to notice the check and blithely trotted
off to find paper. Diced Carrots was spotted re-emerging from
behind a convenient haystack whilst the pack waited around and
Run Crafty provided a spectacular crash on his final approach
to the check from the completely wrong direction. Chaos ensued
as the runners decided they couldn't be bothered waiting for the
Hare and set off after Rotter who had been calling on-on as he
had disappeared and Run Crafty had told of the a false trail that
he had come in on. No-one seemed to be able to find paper from
here and I think eventually had to be guided by the Hare - once
again back up onto the top level and a long run to Holding Check
4 at Tokha's Kali temple.
This was to be a Cakes and Ale circle as Beaufort's 50th birthday was singularly ignored by the GM, but not by Erlinda who graced the table with éclairs, cakes and other goodies. Ever Ready's return meant that we were also complemented with dip and biscuits to go with the crisps, popcorn and veg sticks.
The GM finally called the circle to order, cleared out the loitering Danish virgins and called the Hares in to be judged. Nothing but compliments from the grovellers, and an indeterminate score, generally reckoned to be 2.2 since they had been so flattered by the review.
Down downs were awarded as follows:
- Two batches of virgins, namely Lina, Hari, Anja, Maria, Gitte,
Jennie, Thomas and Celine, mostly Danish from MS but with a token
Canadian included for some ethnic balance;
And finally the Hashit was awarded to Ever Ready for not turning up at the Godavari hash party when she said she would.
Thanks to the Hares for the best run of the year (that is until I do my next one) and to Erlinda, Mrs Rotter and Ever Ready for the hash catering.
and to Erlinda, Mrs Rotter and Ever Ready for the hash catering.