Once again Humble Scribe was absent and so it is left to me to report on the shenanigans. He was rumoured to be among those spectating the London Marathon what if we all did that!
Once we had navigated to the venue without the help of the HHH signpost (thanks Tim!) we were blessed with a very pleasant Spring day in the car park of Leigh Park Gardens and once the Ladies had finished their free visit to the gardens we assembled.
The GMs welcomed a newcomer Carol ‘the red’ who was ensnared by the hares on a recce and a welcome back to one of Robin’s international chums, Henry aka Zhu Lu from the East rather than the African version (Zulu). Again Henry was sporting a mobile clearly unaware that this is most hashitible behaviour.
Alan and Amanda gave us a brief intro and we led off over the road into Staunton Country Park with a check or two before leading along Staunton Way to the crossroads at the Staunton Arms, Bruce leading the way at this stage quickly fading as usual. We next went North East alongside Manor Lodge Road up to Havant Thicket. The ground had become very dry with no rain to speak of for a month. The tractor tracks provided some good tendon stretching exercise.
Pete M was busy with his camera everywhere (see the web site) and Paul was playing his usual games at the front.
The hares demonstrated their skill and had us guessing wrong more often than not. So we continued our anticlockwise circuit back into the park to finish near the lake to the bemusement of the Sunday walkers. Just over the hour.
Hashit nominations fell between Simon for continued use of bad language and Paul who got it for once again standing on a falsie and calling on the pack.
We retired to the pub which had lost its proper name and was now just called by its chain name Harvester. No crisps only meals here!
Again thanks very much to Alan and Amanda for a fine run.