The hares were out early on a glorious bright sunny warm morning, laying a trail full of great innovation and fiendish checkery.
As the appointed hour arrived the hounds arrived, Can Man first but with a doctor's note letting him off anything that would put a strain on his kidneys.
Then Treefeller who was intent on reading a thick wad of newspapers.
Then The Gnu by herself with news of Sinbad's summer flu.
Then Flash and Panda who both looked surprisingly fit.
Then .... well no one else turned up.
With only three hounds we did not have a quorum, so to obtain a quantum of solace we went on a jog up to the SDW over to the barns and then over the hill to The Denture which we followed directly home with our tails between our legs.
I think Treefeller and Can man called in The Spur on the way back.
John failed to turn up last week but I suppose we'll let him off ...
Bangalore HASH Sunday 13th OctoberThe HASH last Sunday had a somewhat different feel about it as I joined about 50 hashers on the outskirts of Bangalore India for run number 480. The Bangalore HASH meets alternate Sundays and luckily they met the weekend I happened to be there. The run started about 15Km, or an hour in Bangalore’s traffic, outside the city; the contrast with the South Downs could not have been greater. The temperature was around 28°c with humidity at 90% which explained the need for a water stop at the half way point; this concept became clear as many runners converted to walkers for the return journey. On most weekends about 70 hashers turn out but this being a festival weekend the attendance was down to 50 with the many of them being walkers.
The HASH owns their own small van which carries a huge block of ice, instead of the hashit for miscreants to sit on at the end, it also carries cold beers for the post hash gathering there being a shortage of pubs. Surprisingly the ice sitters are self confessed rather than nominees which would not work well in Chichester, can you see a guilty Chichester haser owning up to anything?
Anyway it was a great afternoon with a warm welcome and thanks go to the hares Phatphatiya, Romeo and Juliet and GM Sunil.