Run No. 644 21st December 2003

chez Penetrator & Ringkisser, Biggleswade

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

Christmas Edition

Firstly, Happy Christmas to all my readers! These are the last Words of 2003, and a hearty thank you to all who have contributed to the Words during the year. Here's the run report for run 644 which started and ended at Penetrator and Ringkisser's pad in Biggleswade.

The run started well with Mabel finding the first falsie. Other FRBs such as Pecker and Pooper were close behind him, but it wasn't long before the true trail was discovered by Cardiac which led out towards the traffic lights. It didn't take long at this first check for the dust to be discovered leading along a dog do-do-dotted path. By now the FRBs had disappeared and yours truly was left shepherding the Knitting circle (Ringkisser, Cunning Linguist, Florence) along. By the time we arrived at the check besides the station the pack had already left. There was no sign of G-String and Skidmark who had been rumoured to be waiting at the station to join in the run. Fortunately a short cut was available allowing the pack to be reformed again.

By now things were getting very tricky underfoot as there were more dog turds in evidence. A few hashers milled around a lone blob of dust that had been laid to cause confusion (there was nothing else following it) and shortly after Screamer found herself to be in the lead. This was new territory for said Harriet and it took some persuasion to get her to 'check it out'. She duly found the bar check and moaned about being suckered into that one.

Over the railway line went the trail with just one last hazardous shite-infested footpath to be negotiated. At the end of it the sight of Mekon bent double tying her shoe lace was something your scribe couldn't resist (I tried to leapfrog over her - what did you think I meant?). The On-Inn was discovered and it was all over bar the drinking.

Down-Downs went to me for haring, leapfrogging and being another flipping year older, Penetrator for haring and Screamer just for being there. There may have been a few others, but it's all a bit of a blur as pints of VB, Speckled Hen and flower vases of Penetrator's port have dulled my memory.

Heartfelt thanks to Ringkisser and Penetrator for hosting the do and providing a splendid spread.

ON-ON - Shagpile & Penetrator