Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low
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Bika had invited members of the Hursley*H3 to join us for a joint run (their number 1064) on this lovely sunny
early autumn morning with just a hint of the cooler times ahead.
Some of the names of the H4 crowd, who outnumbered us by about three to one, were Tart, Super Suction,
Loopy Loo, and The Count, while other names are not suitable to appear here without consulting a lawyer.
In amongst all of these we had the new arrival of Moo (Carol) who has previously hashed in Cambodia.
Soon it was time for our history lesson from Can Man which included the founding of Eton College in 1446
where an early problem was the control of head lice, as far as we know we don't have the same problem with
hashers although a bit of reflex action head scratching did occur.
We then had a seminar from Bika on the markings for the run, basically he had used the Chi system which
left the Hursley folk scratching their heads even more and there was a short and long trail suitably
indicated which we set off to find.
In such a large pack no one noticed that Spiderman was yet again not carrying the Hash-it as we easily
found our way north west parallel to Manor Lodge Road.
The pace of this run was much higher than the more leisurely saunters to which we have become accustomed
to of late, this was quite obviously due to the much lower average age and hence higher fitness of the
Hursley pack, although Old Faithful, Brylcream and Hash Flash kept a yellow shirt among the FRBs.
It was then west over Horsefoot Hill with background music from a stock car race in the next field to
a regroup and the discovery of a mysterious M marking that turned out to indicate a previously unmentioned
Medium length trail, so many choices!.
We pothered around a bit, gathering mushrooms and enjoying the fly tipped rubbish and small appliances in
the woods north of the upper lake before charging down The Avenue to the lower lake where hare aid was needed
to keep us on the crooked and narrow.
Up Staunton Way and then left just before the main road brought us to the On Inn after a good one a half
hours during which some must have covered a good seven miles.
Thank you Bika for a well thought out and challenging hash with a sizeable pack.
We (Chi that is) circled up in the carpark and noticed that Torchy was missing.... um
.. well his chariot also seemed to have disappeared .. our JM decided not to send out a search party,
time will tell if this was a wise choice.
There were various nominations including Wee Ginge for poor attendance and yours truly for being
too much of an FRB, however Brylcream got the Hash-it for running a long long way in the wrong direction.
The Hursley hashers then led the rush to the Staunton Arms for their many down downs.