Sunday 9 March 2014
The Sir John Barleycorn, Hitchin
Hares: Capt F and Knobber
HASHERS: 25 ANKLE BITERS: 2 NEWBEES: 2 MUTTS: 3 APRES: 1
H5 in diverse glory on a lovely Spring Day
Newbees: Pussies asks the questions
Major Jon was named
I must remember to write the words on time. The alternative being required to attend corrective lessons with a certain Miss Submissive. Well quite frankly it’s a wonder anyone ever bothers with Wurds.
The trail was a trail of two parts. The beginning was mainly urban with lots of snickets, ginnels, back passages, flutesters, jennels, passages & wynds. It was a bit of a maze, but eventually the group made it to the edge of Hitchin. It was at this point that we encountered Pooper [does dad mean scooper .. ed] who had been playing footie for Stotfold Town FC at the King George playing fields.
The scenery in the Nature Reserve was stunning and no-one seemed to be bothered that the run might have been a tad over-long. The knitting circle (including Pussies, Blow Felt and Pongo) was sent on a short-cut whilst the rest of the group pressed on. This was the last we saw of the knitting circle, which was a bit worrying, so much so that Knobber went back to look for them to no avail (possibly due to the fact that they were so far ahead of the main pack that they were out of sight).
Down-downs were awarded to the hares, the birthday boy (Knobber), the newies (Taffy and Chloe demonstrated their natural hashing prowess). Underlay & Rapid were chastened for I know not what. Sheila was re-christened as Major Jon (a tenuous link to Edwina via a certain Ms Curry)
ON THIS DAY IN 1997:
Gorjoyce takes some time to sit and stare
50 Run Tankard for Leroy
Rapid and Underlay made up numbers