(Virtual) Run 1549

Sunday 8 November 2020

Where we wanted to be (except pubs)

Hares: None, we were free


HASHERS: 19  APRES: 1


The GM putting herself about on Flitwick Moor with Blowers ....


... and plenty of wholesome shiggy ...


... before giving those boots a rest ...


... and knitting around Toddington with ...


... a lovely old gnarly Rapid and a lame tree


Meppershall watertower, Clap Trap, stick with hook ...


... and the retrieved big orange blot


The signs were good for Lulu ...


...with scenery to Shout about on behalf of the Barton Hills Tourist Board


WTF is this? pictured all alone by the Great Ouse: does anyone know it's nature or purpose?


There's been a legal challenge. Can we Count mail-in runs without Zooming Circle presence? GM to decide.


The Count in 2 minute silence mode ...


... before a reminder from Mr Trump ...


... Lady P with well distanced fishermen ...


... a snap that only Hash Flash would dare take ...


... a tricky brook crossing ...


... and Swan Lake


DE's second home ...


... she loves the magnificent stags ...


... but doesn't get back before they turn back to mice


Subby, Her Trail and The Mist


Minja and Cyclopath, poo-sticking?


Hairy fancied a tramp ...


... to see a tree torched by the breath of a dragon ...


... a hiding giraffe ...


... and an eruption shaped like a poppy


Victory for Capt F ...


... who planned to start Forkingville ...


... but was spooked


Sshh, whisper it, but has DC put his shirt on inside out?


Jamrag and BET swap places but can't cover up ...


... leaving out Goodhead ...


... despite competitively achieving a 10


Goodhead, running alone ...


... with her trail achievement

Golden Globes and Blow Felt: We had a distanced walk just the 2 of us as per regulations around Flitwick Moor, lots of lovely shiggy to cover our boots in. x

Golden Globes and Rapid Withdrawal : A nice knitters walk in Toddington with plenty of shiggy, a lovely old gnarly tree and of course our 2 minutes silence

Catch-IT and Clap Trap: There was a big orange bag stuck in a bramble patch beside the Meppershall watertower. Clap trap headed off with stick, hook attached to retrieve this blot on the landscape. Catch-IT got it! On on to next week

Lulu: The return of virtual hashing provided Lulu with an opportunity to venture out in search of hash venues that would test the FRBs as well as provide a mix of scenery for the KC. Barton Hills provided the perfect location with a mixture of hills, fields and woodland. Perfect for a spring hash, it even provides its own extension for those hardy FRBs. On on

The Count and Lady P: All done properly - 11am start, silence, virtual dust laid, no unnecessary travel, just the two of us - and lots of interesting things to see like.... DJ who has a footpath through his garden is trying to frighten walkers away with a snake warning, loads of fishermen around and all very well spaced out, a new bridge is being put over the Great Ouse to help gravel extraction, our usual off piste route blocked by a fallen tree so we had to ad-lib a brook crossing, and dozens of swans in a lake able to freely enjoy each other's company: bliss. Oh, and a weird looking contraption on a pole; anyone any idea what that's all about?

Double Entry [who's been away so relatively long shes a returnee ... ed]: Hashing today from my second home. Sharing the countryside with these majestic deer. Perfectly timed hash (clock showing just a couple of minutes after 12. It feels a bit like déjà vu...I'm sure we've had a lockdown before. Hope everyone enjoyed their virtual hashes. Take Care. x

Subby: On my own in the mist.

Minja Turtle and Cyclopath: decided to stay close to home to abide by the recent lockdown rules, as well as staying relatively close to certain facilities (unfortunately not the pub) in case they were needed. Revisited Clophill and retraced some of the trail we set last year from the Stone Jug. On such a beautiful, still day, it was the perfect opportunity for a game of pooh sticks. Game day results: Minja 1 Cyclopath 1 (and no bog roll needed, yay!)

Knobber and Hairy Gussett: Hairy suggested a walk, so in spite of my dog bitten leg, and instructions to "rest up", I got my boots on and off we went on V1549. Initially heading past the airport towards Meppershall, we took a path to the right leading to Shillington , and along Campton Ridge. Eventually, the muddy path yielded an intersection, so we headed north-west, over the ancient Cow Bridge spanning the River Hit, and up the hill to the posh end of Gravenhurst, home of the much missed Green Dragon. Local folklore says that the Dragon, on hearing she was to be closed by the Greene King, drunk her cellar dry, staggered down to the river, and torched a tree. Her friend, the Giraffe, took shelter in a nearby tall hedge, and is still there to this day. From here, it was downhill to home and the end of a super Sunday stroll. Imagine my delight to find that my still-erupting puncture wound has bled in the shape of a poppy. Spooky, or what, on Remembrance Sunday?

Captn Fantaaaaastic: Hi y'all H5'ers. I had a great run today and I didn't even get wet. You might even recognise some of the scenery from a few weeks back. First think i spotted was a tree that appeared to be trying to say something to me? A bit later I encountered Shefford's latest development of Spoonville. This gave me an idea and I was wondering if H5 could develop a version of their own. Forking's Ville could be a great alternative? My final encounter was a bit spooky. On-On to next week and the 2nd episode of series 2 of lock-down runs. Brought to you from somewhere else in Bedfordshire.

Depth Charge: A warm run this morning after observing the 2 minutes silence and r*n in an appropriate shirt. Not quite the same as hashing in a group but at least the sun was shining a little and it wasn't raining. On On to next week and hopefully back in person reasonably soon.

Jamrag: In order to avoid the remembrance gig at the Biddenham memorial, we set off around 10.30 on the old Biddenham 10k route, as far as Bell End Too could remember it. Also opted to leave the hounds at home so we could get a relatively undisturbed jog. Combined knowledge of the area got us around the first stages, and we took in vast swathes of territory regularly walked by Taitty and Jamrag. Made our way due west to the Ouse, and then followed the river around along footpaths to the Kempston mill, where we crossed and carried on following the river on the other side to Queen's bridge to cross back to the north side. Stopped on various occasions to check the trail (an excuse to catch our breath), but particularly at 11.00am where we observed the 2 minute silence in a tranquil location on a small footbridge overlooking the Ouse. Almost poetic. Returned to Biddenham over the (now abandoned) golf course, and the remembrance service was just disbanding. Had to run up and down the road to make the official 10k.

Goodhead:I ventured out on a solo mission for Sunday's trail - and wait for it....I ran! First time since June! Well...jogged...well...jogged a bit, walked it a bit, jogged a bit, etc. They don't have a "jog a bit/walk a bit" setting on map my run so it been logged as a run and run it is! Found some good shiggy along the way - my trainers nearly had a heart attack! OnOn x

On On to wherever delights us next week

How Depth Charge avoided the rain

How The Count found Swan Lake

How Jamrag made it to 10

How Rapid knitted his way around Toddington

Who hashed today: Bell End Too - Blow Felt - Capt F - Catch-IT - Clap Trap - Count Roadkill - Cyclopath - Depth Charge - Double Entry - Golden Globes - Goodhead - Hairy Gussett - Jamrag - Knobber - Lady P - Lulu - Minja Turtle - Rapid - Subby