Monday 26 May 2014
The Sugar Loaf, Meppershall
Hares: Blow Felt & CatchItIfYouCan
HASHERS: 17 ANKLE BITERS: 1 MUTTS: 1 APRES: 1
"I don't think there's any audience with an age
of 30 through 50 that doesn't know the words
to My Guy"
– Motown sales chief Barney Ales
Hold Back the River – Wet, Wet, Wet
Hash Marks were VERY clear
The H5 Bank holiday run on the 26 May took place at The Sugar Loaf on top of the hill in Meppershall, not to be confused with the Sugarloaf Mountain (Portuguese: Pão de Açúcar) where the World Cup event will soon take place.
A good turn out despite rainclouds looming overhead. We set off admiring sprouting vegetables in the allotments, passing abandoned greenhouses on the way and possibly having a Motown sing-a-long at Marywells Close.
With a clearly marked trail the runners and a few 'Knitting circle escapees' ventured out into the countryside past the centre of necessity – the Sewage works. The Alpaca heard munched away happily in their field and did not get anyone in their usual spitting competition.
Beer and crisp stop beckoned by the dragon tree. Shuffle got so excited that the rope swing was tried out. Frau was nearly choking on her beer in fear. The tree survived.
The escapees were nowhere to be seen or heard. Lost again on such a VERY clearly marked trail? FYI ladies: There is a new Vision Express in Hitchin, sandwiched between Boots optician and Specsavers. You cannot miss it!
After all the crisps were gone it was a uphill stroll to the On Inn and shelter in the Sugar Loaf from the rain that fell...and fell... and keeps falling 24hours later.
The Fast Walkers stride out
Here be dragons – and dragonettes?
Bangers celebrated a Golden Anniversary