PLATYPUSSY; GREAT RUN- GREAT VENUE- GREAT FOOD (here was I thinking that I was just a woman PP).
I set out feeling that the film Frozen was having a repeat showing, but the weather radar showed the rain was passing and as it turned out not one drop fell during the night. (some splash was spilled and there was a fair amount of dribble PP) Arriving at the venue, the parking lot showed a paucity of vehicles, I pulled in at the same time as Plastered; and advised her I had a cold bottle of French Champagne to celebrate her great win in the competition at Rockingham. The shortage of vehicles coincided with ashortage of members. May I advise that the Hard Core hashers who showed up were as follows. [paid up members]
(And the plucky, award winning, champagne loving, RA-ing; Plastered )
Total 7 +1
It was also great to see Box Office [long time no see] and her blonde friend, hard core Richmond supporter, plus Rhys Williams bringing the pack to 10 +1 but 7 +1 is the smallest pack of hashers I have seen in the 8 years I have been a member. 7 years ago Hungry Undies set 3 runs in a row from Merlin Oval and we had 9 at one but 7 +1.!!! More later.
The venue had stacks of chairs, was weather tight , a kitchen , the hare had plenty of nibbles, but as I need drastically to reduce weight (only 2 pairs of trousers fit) I didn’t try them. The hare informed us that there was a 4 km walkers’ trail and a 6 km runners. Chunky and Gotabit ran [good girls] and the rest walked. I was, as usual, at the back of the pack. PP. had one arm [shoulder repair;] and I have one leg, so we are the walking wounded. The trail wound through tree lined paths in the Industrial area, then swung over to the Southern side, despite the earlier rain the arrows were easy to see and PP. informed me that she used the same bit of plasterboard Silver gave her when she started.
The trail went in and out of some very dark areas, until we hit the coast, Tapeworm shone the light and the pack was together. He was very surprised that I was 80, said I didn’t look a day over 79 [wait until next week’s run report mate]. Heading east again, we kept the peloton in sight, then over the main drag, in plain sight, the bastards short cut for home, despite PP. shouting that the best part was to come. PP, Plastered and myself kept on over the Gordon Road footbridge where we’re joined by the runners. False trail, so we headed home, hoping the short cutters couldn’t get in to home but they had.
No beer [fattening] so I took the top off the Champers and topped Plastered up, (would this be a good time to mention calories in champers? PP) More nibbles and a delicious smell of food, when Tapeworm heard PP. had cooked for 20 he almost passed out. Chunky called a quick circle, not a lot of news, but the Close to My Heart Run is on Thursday, with Rusty Nuts calling the shots. Also Crankers is at Docs on Sunday. Plastered took over as RA, the short cutters copped it as did the rest of us, including. Rhys, but I don’t think he liked it much, as he legged it. I had the feeling he thought it was a wasted evening. as it was a small pack. (I thought is mentionable that we were trying to think of songs that were G rated, what a fail that was PP). We soon exhausted the splash and then out came a veritable feast, a cornucopia of delights. I didn’t know what to hit first. Being healthy I tried the salad; the coleslaw was superb the carrots gave it an extra dimension. Then the cold chicken, then I weakened and Tapeworm and I hit the Pasta bake with sausage to die for.
Another Campers (didn’t see any campers.. can we add them to the run total? Maybe it was the champers? PP) and I chatted to Gotabit about a rare music book I had picked up. Her band is going strong and she won’t be here next week as she is off to Cairns. She told PP. that the best part of my run reports are PP’s comments and alterations, well at least somebody reads them. (Full credit to your inspiring material, though Stumbles PP) resiting, another serve of food (never heard you recite that poem, must have been out of the room PP)
Don’t forget the run at Tapeworm’s next week. The Love Boat is out and the Love Bus is in and it’s no “ Van Ordinaire” so come along and try it out [ladies only].
Now a whinge; if a one armed Hasher can set a 6 km run and cook for 20, is it too hard to turn up? The weather was blamed and yes it was cold, but in the UK we hashed in snow using fluorescent paint for trail. Are we weaker than the Poms? (I am sure there was a good reason.. and I should…. Sob…stop ..sob.. crying.. sob PsobP.)
Tapeworm may order pizzas as then he can gauge how many [just joking.]