|Himalayan Mixed Hash Run No. 1351||9 October 2004|
|Location||pine to east of Godavari Resort||Hares||Grumble and Viaggro|
|Trash||Towed||Trashflash||Rotter and Towed Under|
|Remarkables||virgins: Maya, Bidiya, Baba, Shreaya, Charley newcomers: McJeff returnees: Fred, Lene, Dead Dog, Handphun, Alexander, Rainer, Vincent, Paul, Alida, Leila, Yano, Suraya, Ramesh, Pasi, Jonathon, Helle, Victor, Vincent|
|The Pictures||The Trash|
planned as a celebration of HHHH Run 1350, this event at
Godavari was usurped by the revelation, made by Night
Owl, that Friday 15th October was the 25th
Anniversary of the Hash, which was considered to be a far more auspicious
occasion and much more deserving of hosting Run 1350. So
it was that this run was relegated to 1351, with 1350
to be held on the anniversary. Nonetheless the attractions of a poolside
buffet at the resort encouraged many to crawl out from the woodwork.
Hares Grumble and Viaggro were called into the circle well before the final latecomers, the newlywed Grants, and Griot and associate, had arrived, but as usual Grumble was waxing so eloquently that they had ample time to park and join in. Eight checks were announced, with an uncertain number holding, and dire warnings about crop bashing after Check 8.
The run itself is worthy of brief mention, being set on some familiar, excellent trails and being of a relatively sensible length. The run was typified by a series of uphill back-checks, and notable for the fact that The Fox was a non-finisher, having to depart early from Holding Check 6 to make it to a late afternoon engagement. The main event, however, was one of the best circles experienced in almost 3 years of hashing in Nepal. This was largely due to some highly disrespectful behaviour from, as we Brits would say, the friends from cross the pond. Griot and Big Jim, ably supported by the newcomer in the shades, Naren and others gave the GM more lip in one circle than I've managed in the last 3 years. Other supportive derision came from the Grants, Kiwi Fruit, Jonathan, Towed Under and Keeled.
The Hares were awarded an immaculate 9.9, this week possibly out of seven. A couple of virgins were also welcomed, one, the circle was advised, being a virgin in both ways. Can't imagine quite what could be implied by that remark!
Other down-downs, in no particular order, and with no guarantees of this being the complete list, were awarded to:
There may have been more miscreants but, sadly, the hash ran out of beer before they could be called to account and so social drinking by the pool was called for.
Thanks to Mrs Rotter for the snacks and thanks also to the Hares for a truly wonderful run