|Run 615||2 September 2007||BIKA and KERMIT||East Meon - Workhouse Lane CP ||SU677222|| || || ||
The Chi pack ventured west into the land of new territories and ended up at the car park in East Meon. We knew the day would be fraught when after the JMs had so quickly passed over to the hares, a lecture was given by Bika on new signs and signals written in flour.
Some hashers managed to follow for up to a minute but after that small brain cells were overloaded and looks of confusion began to appear.
Kermit even tried to help by demonstrating when and how you can cross a white line laid in flour. Still the pack took it with great seriousness and even remembered one or two of the symbols and then off in search of flour.
Sinbad had not heard the vital instruction of which way and disappeared in a different direction to the rest of the pack.
Into the village and then a check which split the pack sending them all ways.
Sinbad caught up and then we doubled back and onto the roadway until the next check which again had the pack scratching their heads before finding the trail through the cemetery.
Comments that some of the residents of the cemetery were moving quicker than some of the pack were a bit unkind. However as I was accompanying a ‘not yet 4 year old’ who was managing to keep up the comments may have been justified. The Gnu had decided to stop for a techie chat with a cyclist who had a puncture on his racing bike and still kept up.
Joyce ‘Invisible’ had turned up after an absence and had forgotten what hashing was about and was seen pounding along at the front.
Up over the hill and then down dale to bring up back to a road which seemed to be just a bit further up the same road that we had left 10 minutes ago.
At this point I had decided to head homeward with small aforementioned ‘not yet 4 year old’ but found that we kept recrossing the trail of the pack. Spiderman’s powerwalk was still keeping him in contention. A cause for concern was the fact that we kept seeing Sinbad but no pack.
This is common parlance means he is LOST!
In hash terminology he is looking for the best trail (Lost)
We arrived back to the car park and it was not long before the pack began to come in two by two, except for Sinbad who came in from a different direction all on his own.
When we felt that everybody had got back safely the JMs called us all to order and started to hand out nominations. It seemed to cover just about everybody for everything but in the end it had to be awarded to Old Faithful for having moved the hash date for the first time in history just so he could attend as he was on holiday the previous week, and then coming home a day early so that he could have attended on the correct day in any case!!!
If you are getting confused at this point do not worry it shows you are a true Chichester Hasher.
JM Godiva then announced that it was her birthday on Tuesday and offered around chocolate cake which was devoured in spite of the keen runners strict diets. A nice run in a good location.
Excellent run hares!