Run No. 610 28th April 2003

The Fox and Duck, Therfield

Runners:  23
Mutts:  -
Ankle Biters:  -
Knitting Circle:  -
Apres:  -
Newies/Returnees:  -

This week as many of you are no doubt aware, is international compost awareness week. So be nice to worms, improve the environment and recycle your vegetable and cardboard kitchen waste. Your local council may even be able to provide a subsidised compost bin, or nip down to your local garden centre. My tip is to try and incorporate plenty of shredded cardboard, as this ensures plenty of air spaces and improves the texture of the finished compost. The odd bucket of urine also helps things along.

But enough about recycling of kitchen waste, and on to other decomposing organic matter - otherwise known collectively as the Hash. A last minute change of venue saw a return to Therfield, and the Fox and Duck. Despite this, threatening clouds, and a long journey for many. A goodly number turned up and enjoyed certainly the best Hash that this author has laid this year. Plenty of nice scenery, fields, daffodils, woodland trails, a modicum of shiggy, a stunning sunset, some lovely long falsies (thanks for being a good sport and running most of them Shaggy). Short cuts for the knitting circle and some longer stretches for the FRBs, especially 5 Bar who was often so far ahead as to be in a different time zone.

Dan the newie and also last minute Back Hare suffered a continuous verbal barrage from Ringkisser and Florence and claims that they didn't so much as break into a jog all the way around (so how come he was all sweaty and exhausted at the end?).

One of the great joys of Haring is enjoying the chaos that can be caused by a seemingly innocent blob of flour. Sometimes the pack ignore the most cunningly executed, and laboriously laid false trail, whilst a last minute opportunistic falsie can wreak havoc, especially when half the pack, muddy dogs and all clamber over a rickety style before anyone notices the blindingly obvious bar check. Pecker got a down down for that one, and well deserved.

Down Downs to Ringkisser and Penetrator for 17 years of being married alive. RingKisser again for influencing young hashers and leading them away from the righteous path. Dan the newie, for being a newie, My Little Pony and Snail on successful procreation.

On On
Mabel and Dan