Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low
|Run 631||13 April 2008||Hash Flash and Amanda the Panda||Iping Common ||SU852220|| || || |
"This is a standard class A hash" said Flash as he welcomed us to the common which was glistening from a recent downpour.
All the usual suspects were present with visitors Goofy and Bidet from Guildford HHH to swell the ranks.
Tigger brought along two clean pooches that she was looking after for a friend and Bika had a clean Hash Angel in tow.
With little ceremony we headed out west from the carpark and the sun took its hat off, hip hip etc.
A few checks later, after sploshing our way through the waterlogged heather we found our way to the south and the road near the
Fitzhall drive. Here we ground to a halt with eager hashers checking in all directions to no avail. A bit of help from Flash was
needed to find trail, and so we got going again with an excited Hash Angel in the lead we headed north and up towards Trotton Common.
A little predictably (dare I say) the trail headed up the steep climb round that big hole in side of the common to an impromptu regroup
at the top. All together again it did not take us long to discover the almost immediate descent just to the west and the trail heading
west towards Bridgelands farm. We all know that there is a pond just off this path, and Splasher was realy looking forward to a bath
when unpredictably and quite sadistically the hares took us back up the slope again!.
Then we were treated to a bit of a square dance as the trail visited three corners of the hilltop and we ended up back just yards from
the top of our first ascent. Now there was nowhere to go except east and back towards the chariots, wrong! .. false in that direction..
then Sinbad (I think) found a trail north and we all went on a big trombone out towards the main road and then back to the way home,
where a long run in saw us all back in after 55 minutes including two soggy pooches and a very muddy Angel.
A round of applause for the hares was followed by a few nominations, including a censure for Mr Pastry for prefering to go swimming,
but by popular vote the Hash-it was awarded to Pancsi (along with a bottle of something) on the occasion of his becoming a grandad
for the first time. We then retired to the Half Moon to celebrate.