There is nothing like a short easy hash on a summers day - and believe me this was NOTHING like a short easy hash on a summers day.
We had our first inkling of trouble when Dr. Blood said that after taking advice on laying his first trail, Spiderman had told him to treat hashers with contempt. (Why not? Everybody else does) This made us a bit nervous especially when we were told there were to be three regroups!!! Three - most hashers cannot count that high (Hash counting goes 1 hill, 2 hills , lots of hills).
So the pack were sent on their way scurrying down the hill after some of us crossed the road at the first check to find a falsie. We looped around the wood and came across a field full of bullocks which gave Sinbad the opportunity to show his Yihaa! rodeo cries. Sarah and The Panda crossed the field with arms intertwined as it is a well known fact that this keeps you safe from charging bulls (or maybe its just a girl thing).
Deep into the woods we went going further ever further from the chariots. It was a bit rough underfoot with a few of the pack taking tumbles and even more receiving stings from nettles and scratches from brambles. The Can Man had a particularly interesting cut on the end of his nose - how did he manage that?
Deeper and deeper into the woods we went with very long falsies and Bambi bouncing along at the front like a man possessed. I put the length of the trail down to the fact that both hares are tall and therefore the steps are bigger and they just lay these trails in scale whereas shorter people would do the same amount of steps but with less distance?
Does that make sense? If it does see your doctor as soon as possible and do not forget your medication.
After an hour we did begin to notice that we were a long was from the chariots and had only 1 regroup to date. Another long section led to the second regroup with a few hashers saying that they knew where we were (they had been this far once before on a day trip). Back to the road we crossed and into the fields and then into the wood at Selhurst where a number of hashers found spots of flour (which turned out to be left over from the Chichester Runners trail Run on the previous Wednesday. We knew we were covering that run because Sarah said she remembered nipping into the bush just there for a wee! (Too much information). So Francis came and rescued us and set us on our way again and finally the On Inn was spotted at 1 hour and 50 minutes. Not a record but certainly one to be remembered. The JMs gathered and nominated just about everybody but in the end it was Sinbad who received the hashit for overrunning a regroup.
A great run but never was the pub so well appreciated. Sweaty Butterfly said there was a lager with her name on it!!!! ON ON