Run No 797
Sunday 10th December 2006
Plume of Feathers, Ickleford
Hares: Gorjoyce & Private Parts
HASHERS: 28 APRES: 2 NEWEES: 0 MUTTS: 0
ON THE 1ST DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, FOUR SPECKLED HENS ..
CAPT F HAS THE BETTER OF NIK-NAK ..
SIR RINGER THE GNOME ..
DECKCHAIR, GIFTWRAPPED ..
SIR BELL-END CHECKS OUT THE FIELDS, WITH SIR 5BAAH THE TARDY
**** WARNING ****
It was a dark and stormy night, the wind whistled through the trees as the Marauders made their way towards the rendezvous point. Soon the dawn rose over countryside bringing with it clear skies but low temperatures. The time was approaching for the marauders to complete their quest. Brave Sir Ringer The Gnome and Lady Rabbit The White were among those there early - but soon a small hash army were ready for Battle. A few words of warning from the hares whop [new one on me too, must be one of those camelotian words ...Ed] had carried out a daring recconaisance the previous days - and we were off. Brave Captain Fantaaastic lead an early charge followed by returning newie Deano - but sadly in the wrong direction!
Meanwhile a group of faithful (or should that be faithless - ed) [I'll add the eds.... Ed] hashers led by Sir Bell-End was checking out the fields but before long the first check point was found. From here Count Roadkill (the cunning) headed north, only to be called back by a call of "on-on" from Screamer. Sadly this was a falsie, and the Count had cunningly gone the right way originally! The first challenge of the journey - a numbered check which required the FRBs to count to '3' was successfully negotiated. Lady Nik-Nak chose to run a blatant false trail, and had to double back to the check. Sir Smiffo (the loud) and Sir Newie (the unnamed) lead the way to the ladies check (which was modelled on Lady ****** - ed [too many brackets and not enough bravery... Ed]).
The pack bravely toiled through the quagmire (shiggy) of the Hertfordshire towards their goal. As they marched (ran / trudged / ambled) through the mud we were joined by Sir Five Baah (the tardy). Before long Sir Overflo, accompanied by the damsel Flo, and certain other hashers were making their intrepid way along the invisible footpath across a field. Their reward - a held check and the opportunity to watch Captain F and Nik Nak performing the Charleston whilst playing football.
The quest was long and perilous - the wide road, a field of horses and the bridge over the river Oughton were among the obstacles that the fearless warriors overcame during their mission. Eventually Captain Fantaastic sighted the On-lnn and before long the battle was won. Beer flowed, people laughed and celebrated and there was much rejoicing. The trusty steeds rested (at least, MLP was seen having a drink) and the bravest rewarded by God himself (via the assistant RA) and the bravest of the brave was Sir Deckchair for he did wear those shorts again and foresooth he did giftwrap the hashit. And finally it was back to the pub for a last drink, before committing the tales of their brave exploits to paper - for 'tis a tale of bravery and chivalry that will be told and retold for centuries (or at least days) to come..... talking of which White Rabbit is expecting Father Christmas to come on a reindeer next Saturday which should be worth the entrance money on it's own.
On-On to next time ... CHRISTMAS IN CLIFTON - SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER 14:30 CIRCLE
The Gallant PP [not gallant enough to mention his loyal co-hare the faithful Lady Gorjoyce but he sent his Wordz on time so he shall henceforth be known throughout these lands as Sir Private Parts The Prompt.... Ed]