Shrinky Dink's Photographs and Comments of the Week
LASS TWEAK SASH
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).