Shrinky Dink's Photographs and Comments of the Week
LASS TWEAK SASH
Several of us were confused by the coordinates on the web site but Silvier Fox and Petal made up by setting a surprisingly (for Silvier) well-timed run through the woods of Trenchard Park and Broxhead, (Bordon) which kept the walkers within sight of the runners well into the woodlands.
Turnout was good, especially for a run so far from NH4’s original centre of gravity round Aldershot and Farnborough - 29 if you count the shoppers!
Little Prick eats her last birthday cup-cake while Shrinky Dink photographs her stunning Egyptian tights
Ever Ready: Nice varied trail, some technical bits & lots of shiggy. Did Silvia really lay it?
Damp Patch: Nice walk & great cakes!
Emily Angel: IS THIS WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING ALL THESE YEARS
Finney Coomber: I WANT A NAME! (thank you)
Ever Ready led the hashers and Prime-8 kept up with the walkers round the countryside near Frensham Great Lake. Barely over an hour and sunny. Loved seeing the sailing boats on the lake. Turnout was boosted to 33 by 9 sailors staying over at Shrinky Dink and Dodo’s for a party weekend and the Coomber family just back from Lisbon who would like to join us, if they can remember to bring their wallet.
What Shall We Do with 4 Drunken Sailors?
Rolo: too mudy
Flash: M U D !
Ulla Svensson: Lovely walk - thanks for inviting us
Leighton Morgan: Lovely muddy run - good company
Run 2015 (Guy Fawkes Night)
A crisp, cold evening for this 4pm Phireworks run (with no “F” in Fireworks!). Set by JGG and Charmaine Chardonnay who stepped in at the last minute when original hare Flying Doctor was too ill. Familiar territory but enjoyable with lovely views as the sun went down and left us finishing the 65 minute run in darkness. Back to some excellent grub prepared by Old Thumper and a convivial evening round an open log fire.
Dodo: Very pretty area + well set ! ! !
Hanging About: Nice trail. Sneaky to lead the FRB’s through the nettles after it got dark!
Mountain Rescue set his 4th hash this year from Eelmoor Bridge, where we assembled to the sound and sight of private jets landing and taking off. Only Wally made more noise.
DP, CC and FD investigate the 'Turdis'.
After the run Raphael Kerr was officially named “Rolo” by the RA (water was not to his liking).
Seis Matters: Excellent trail (as one expects from MR) Great on-inn run.
Rolo: too long! not fantastic!!!!!
Hippo: Great walkers’ trail ably assisted by Firework’s sat nav!
Hanging About’s 4th hare this year, with Damp Patch on her 3rd, from Balmoral Drive. Five visitors.
‘Er Indoors: Lovely trail: 1 bassett 2 bassetts —> 5 bassetts
Chastity Belt: Great crunchy leaves and sweet chestnuts.
Double D: Nice long walk - got out of breath! x
A prompt 11am start for a 50 minute run to maximise drinking time at the Gurkha Palace for the AGM. Set by ‘Er Indoors and Hobble.
Non Stick: Fine trail - lots of lovely Lambo’s on the race track.
Fun Size: The racing cars were good
Hanging About: Great trail. Nice country and excellent timing to get back for AGM.
Velcro (M): Ouch - purple toe, purple toe!!!
Two visitors and 18 NH4 members followed Old Thumper & Fuggles’ trail from the Crossways car park through the housing estates of Hook into the Bartley Heath Nature Reserve where the pylons play. Here I met Primate & Firework and walked back along Station Road with them to the White Hart for a drink & good-value lunch.
The Knitting Circle sets off
A regroup overlooked by a family of pylons out for a stroll on Bartley Heath
Take care, these are very dangerous. The mushroom's pretty dodgy as well.
Seis Matters: Excellent hash: roads, woods, fields & shiggy.
Fun Size: There should be more mud.
Excellent trail - switched from knitting circle to FRB then walk - home 1st !
Tom Elder: Good variety in the route!
Katherine Gledhill: Best (1st) ever! good variety + lots of fun
A supposedly flat run round the fields of Alton from the car park opposite Eggars School, most notable for:
a) 21% of the hounds were from R2D2 (see photo)
b) another 21% were led into the school grounds by Charmaine Chardonnay and trapped
c) we passed 21
runners doing a properly marshalled run in the opposite direction
d) all 21 hashers (including hares Mr & Mrs Silvier Fox) retired to the Queens Head for refreshment and excellent Sunday Roast, etc
The visitors from R2D2
(MissDirection, New Balls Please, One Hung Low & StraddleVarious)
with Flying Doctor
MissDirection: Absolutely perfect. Come to R2D2. Flying Dr came and encouraged us !
StraddleVarious: VERY CARING HARE! TOLD US WHERE TO GO!!
Damp Patch: Lovely Walk. Good views. We escaped from the school!!
Dickhead: LUVVERLY RUN - GREAT VIEWS OF PERSIMMONS! NO HILLS, BUT PLENTY OF UPS!
A long, up and down but enjoyable run (and walk) by Hanging About and Damp Patch at Hankley Common. Amongst others birthday boy Robert aka SPLASH aka FLASH got a down down.
Fuggles: Views were lovely. Only thing missing were the elephants.
Mountain Rescue: Looong run! But a good one with the promised views.
Silvier Fox: Saw a lizard (baby), was overcome, and overshot the finish by a mile or two. Lovely trail.
An early start scheduled at 5:30 pm for the last evening run of the year, courtesy of Dickhead. New area for me (who arrived late) but looked an excellent, extensive, wooded hashing area with plenty of up and down tracks, though rather far from Farnborough.
The word "hill" featured in half the comments.
Turn On & Portaloo visited on their way home from Sister Anna's celebration. DIY Instant Pub Effect
Fuggles: Very good hilly run
Mountain Rescue: "Some uphills some downhills ..." he said. What he didn't say was "NO BLOODY FLAT ... !"
Silvier Fox: Don't like these September evening runs. We should change to morning runs after August. Weather is rubbish. [ignore this whinge: he got lost again - ed]
By Mountain Rescue from Old Guildford Road. Only 12 turned up, but 3 more than last week. Short at less than an hour.
Flying Doctor: Rain stopped, excellent run made me feel great!!
Firework: Great walk despite the rain. Well marked.
A run in
the rain on Ludshot Common by Yorkie and JGG attended by only 7 hounds.
Goodie: LOVELY TERRAIN - GREAT RUN - SHAME THERE WEREN'T MORE TO APPRECIATE IT.
Bank holiday morning hash followed by burgers, sausages and a pot of something back at Firework & Champagne Chardonnay's place.
Hippo: SPLENDID WEATHER FOR A BANK HOLIDAY! WELL DONE HARES FOR TRAIL & HOSPITALITY.
VELCRO (F): Lovely!!! Love you ❤️ ❤️ Thanks for the BBQ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
A wet run with a beer stop set by Scribette & Hippo from The Golden Pheasant in Farringdon.
Rafael Kerr: Cow pats !!!!!!
Hanging About: Great trail, perfect beer stop, and a bit of rain to keep the runners cool! Nice Pub.
Old Thumper: Oxygen at the re-group would have helped, but nice countryside!
'Er Indoors & Hobble set this run at 5 pm round Cove and provided a chilli afterwards.
Down-downs for the hares - & Smash!, who wouldn't run for fear of being seen by his friends! .. & down-downs for visitors Leg Over and Double Digits (or "Double D" as Emma is known in Copenhagen).
Ever Ready: Didn't know Cove was so green!! Nice run.
Cloggs: Well done, thanks for the trail X lovely food, garden, etc.!
Firework: Parts of Cove no human should ever see!! Concreted in GNOMES!!!!
Another run by Cloggs and Non Stick over Yateley Common from the layby inches from the A30, near The Ely. A different trail over familiar ground which had some off us lost at times. 21 hashers.
The hares watch as visitor Richard (Big Moany) from Hong Kong takes his punishment (reward?)
Hanging About: Great trail. A nice variation on a familiar area. Great weather.
On Sunday, breakfast was prepared by Clever Trevor:
Relaxing after breakfast under 10 “NH4 Event” T-shirts framed by Shrinky Dink
No Entry, Ever Ready & Primate set the 11am hang-over run from the Rugby Club, making excellent use of a very restricted area, mostly following the Blackwater River …
… but sometimes THROUGH the river …
Here’s what some said of the run:
Non Stick: Water wonderful trail
Tequil Over: LONG AND HARD (& deep!)
Soup Dragon: OH NO MORE SHIGGY
Miss Direction: Amazing weather, stupendous stilton
Thanks to Kim’s Mum for the NH4 birthday present of mugs for Down-Downs.... .....and we put them to good use.
61 signed up for the weekend; 44 on the runners’ coach to Lower Bourne at 1:30 and 13 on the walkers’ coach to Frensham, plus about 3 cars with organisers to runs set by Dickhead, Petal & Silvier Fox.
The runners visited Frensham Brewery before jumping back on their coach just before 4pm at Frensham.
Gathering at the start of the runners’ run Explaining the markings for the visitors
Seems to have been a lot of posing for photos on the walkers’ trail …
Some couldn’t wait till tea time for something to eat and some found the rain too much.
Here’s a selection of the comments from the 57 hashers on the tick sheet:
‘Er Indoors: NH4 hash at its best. Brilliant 2000th. On On to 3000 ! ! !
First On: Lovely A to B hashing country. Great Brewery too!
Sister Anna: Thank you for ‘extending’ my b’thday celebration
Miss Direction: Wonderful hills + sand + beer + rain X X X
And afterwards, back at the Aldershot & Fleet RUFC:
Brilliant birthday cakes were provided by Alice (the half bottle of brandy infusion kindly donated by Commercial Whale) and ‘Er Indoors and Little Prick. The candles were blown out and cakes cut by the longest-standing NH4 hasher, Hobble, supervised by one of the youngest, FLASH (aka Splash).