Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low
|Run 554||24 April 2005||Whispers and helper
Turning up for the run we were just a bit worried to find (or not find) an absence of hares. They did manage to get back to the chariots just at the big hand struck.
The pack were introduced to newcomer Robin and then without further ado were off.
Whispers led us of but went the wrong way and so managed to turn us around and head down the road to our left and took the first left until we had a chance to go into the woods.
A few falsies and we checked back into the woods following a strong trail.
The Ref was really happy to be away in front bellowing On On for all he was worth.
That is until he came to a falsie at the bottom of the hill.
As he called ‘false’ the pack came to a halt and began to mill about making comments such as "but the trail goes this way, the hare said so!".
Whispers came along and indicated that the trail went to the right and such luxuries as checks and rules were only for ‘softies’.
That being said we scrambled on to the next check where we were presented with a sheer drop to scramble down. It looked dangerous so I pushed Catherine down first as she could cushion my landing in case I fell.
The trail looped around and down to the old sewage pipe where The Can Man reminded us that he once had Hash Flash scurrying up the pipe looking for a falsie!!
We trudged up the hill and then did a double back (clever boy Whispers) to come along a 4 x 4 meeting who were trying to destroy the countryside in Chelsea Tractors.
(It did make me wonder - ‘When was the last time you actually NEEDED to go off road?). Along the trail and then the spots led us towards home.
We skirted a big puddle and it was all we could do to persuade The Panda not to jump in but common sense prevailed.
Spiderman found the trail and moved us all onward with Mr Bean checking like a man possessed. (Actually he is a man possessed but we won’t go into that)
As I was in the lead I found the ON In first and a few other souls followed on and we found the chariots and began to relax.
Twenty minutes later the pack came in crying about short cutting and the extra work they had to do. Bambi even had perspiration on his T shirt to prove how fast he had run. Apparently there had been a mix up at the check and the part of the pack that had gone straight in proclaimed their innocence and how the spots led to the ON IN and the ones that had done the extra distance boasted of their hard work and diligence.
So eventually the pack gathered and awarded The Ref the Hashit before quenching their thirsts in The Spur.
An entertaining run as always from Whispers.