Run No. 580 29th September 2002

The Sir William Peel, Sandy

Runners:  26
Mutts:  -
Ankle Biters:  -
Knitting Circle:  -
Apres:  -
Newies/Returnees:  -

Well here they are...the words as penned by your wonderful hares of last Sunday. What a glorious day it was, the great golden orb was resplendent in the azure sky. I'd even go so far as to say it would be a suitable day for nursing a hangover on the beach (a la SHAGPILE in Goa!!). We only had sandy hills; but how the pack moaned "I'm not going up there, it was a false trail last time"; but I digress.

We circled up at 11:00 prompt and PONGO officiated, he handed the horn to POOPER, discovered it was CARDIAC's birthday then handed over to the hares; completely missing the fact that we had a newie in our midsts. Welcome Rachel [Ashcroft - Archive Ed].

On out of the pub and through the town car park to the first of many bar checks. F'K A DUCK picks up the first ON at the next check and runs through the T, the hares take pity on him after 500 yards and call him back. The real trail is discovered the other side of the railway in the sand hills. Numerous puffs and pants later the hash regroup at a held check. PENETRATOR speeds off through the sheep field followed by PAINTBALL. The hares have to point out the remnants of the dust as those woolly creatures have consumed all our little piles of flour. At the next check F'K A DUCK decides to go freeform hashing (running without dust down the short cut). He then did a circumnavigation of a huge field to join the FRBs only to run all the way back on the real trail!!

The pack were all reunited at the end of the short cut and head back towards Sandy over the alleged asbestos. The pack (as led by PECKER) thought it was straight back to town; but the hares knew better. BOF did the honours at the ladies check and it was into the park, through the houses and ON INN.

At the pub the circle (part one) awarded beers to the hares, the newie, the hares for the alleged asbestos, W***** the BANKER for abuse of his son [Query - Archive Ed] (or something like that) and SNOW WHITE's daughter [Simone - Archive Ed] for gymnastic prowess. There were more but my memory is not what it used to be.

Back at chez CARDIAC the circle (part two) contained two Christenings: from now on Tom will be known as BIGGLES (due to his passion for old planes) and Harry will be known as SZYSLAK (MO because Michael Owen is his idol and the barman in the Simpsons is Moe Szyslak).