Run 950

Sizzling Wok, Bedford

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Hares: Shagpile & Capt F.
(Circle in the Middle Run)


Parklife was a blur

RA caught bang to rights ...

... beats "hasty" retreat

Shagpile said he'd upload some Words if and when he's back from the pub. Underlay - could you make sure he does.............Scribe

I have just got back (hic!) so here goes......

I have this feeling of déjà vu when writing this 'a small but select band of hashers gathered at.....' Why are my runs so poorly attended? Could it be the lack of salubrious venue this time I wonder? Anyway answers to Capt F on the back of a postcard please.

As we were gathering on a main road in Bedford, having a circle and down-downs was a cause for concern as we thought the good burghers of Bedford might not welcome boozing on the highway. We decided to circle-up part way round in a park which meant carrying the beer. Gloom! My knees are shot and struggle to support my 12 stone frame without the added weight of tinnies. Capt F was kind to me and I only had to carry 3 cans. Mind you, if you look carefully at the photo on the right showing Double Entry plying her trade, you'll see that someone had already parked their empty Bud' bottle right where we started - it's just to the left of the fag packet and behind the pavement pizza).

Count Roadkill had a bit of a moan about the surroundings, but once the ON-OFF was called the trail quickly went through some of the nicer parts of the town. Bedford Park provided an opportunity to meander through the shrubbery and around the ponds. The trail then led out of the park past the hi-tech loo (20p a go, but the bloody doors wouldn't open! Gnashing of teeth, hop, skip and waddle) where the pack was led by Rapid Withdrawal and caught up with the SCB (AKA Knitting Circle) consisting of White Rabbit and Sue. Some sneaky falsieS fooled most of the pack, except for Airscrew who had spotted the aforesaid Knitting Circle who had been tipped off, disappearing down a road.

A bit more urban running had to be endured before arriving at The Embankment where the circle and DDs could be held. No surprise that the beer was 'lively' after all the shaking up. Down Downs went to the hares for being thoroughly good eggs, Lady P for something-or-other [it was her 200th Run - confirmed after a reCount - but she forgot to take her award on the run], the RA for something to do with a phone, CRK was there as weli as was Sue, but goodness knows why; it was five days ago FFS and I can't remember what happened this morning!

After that it was on-on through the high street, no doubt to the amusement of the Sunday shoppers and then ON INN to The Sizzling Wok.

The meal was just fab. You can mix and match your own menu and spices. The Alsatian meat was nice and tender, the turkey feet went down a real treat and squid spleen was heavenly!

ONON to The Farmers Boy

Airscrew negotiates foursome

Hares or suicide bombers

Lady P insists she's a 200 run veteran