Est 1983 - ON PRES: Robin Low
|Run|| Date ||Hare(s)||Description||MapRef||1:50000||1:25000||1:10000
|793||2014-07-20||Splasher and co||Lavington Common Car Park
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With the JMs absent it was over to the hares, Splasher, Pancsi and Snake Charmer to brief the 22 folk who turned out on a very humid morning (100% on my weather station).
We were warned that some checks were very close together.
Pancsi suggested that we celebrate the upcoming 800th run with a proper lunch at the Spur after the run - there were no objectors so motion carried. See details later.
He then said that Glenn wanted a hash name should anyone come up with one This goes against the usual desire to rid one of a nasty handle.
So, to start, we crossed over the road into the Lavington Common heathland. So keen was Hiskneesarebuggered to find every falsey that he rushed around madly shouting 'false' at every mark including our check symbol 'X'!
We did a short lap that brought us to the lane to Graffham where we stalled until Panda hopped over a fence and headed north to the crossroads.
We then headed back towards the chariots but found the trail and through some pines emerging at Main Wood cottage.
The Ref charged up the road well ahead. The trail then headed right into Duncton Common.
We half expected the usual shenanigans with the river but were denied. We did, however, find the shady woods with its luxuriant mid-summer clothing a treat.
With a few twists and turns we found the On-Inn after 75 minutes. A fine run with new angles on a well trodden area - well done those hares.
At the circle it was thought that Glenn should retain his maiden name until the pack thinks of something more banal than 'Shades'.
Mussolini failed to show so should really retain the hashit trophy.
Can Man was a clear favourite for falling over twice!
But The Ref's birthday was the following day so he got an early present.
There being no volunteers for Run 794, Old Faithful and The Ref kindly offered to lay a trail somewhere around Selsey.
Refreshments were partaken at the Foresters Inn in favour of the White Horse which has recently reopened and the Three Moles which is a tad small.
We had a nice time in the garden in the sunshine.