Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
Sat December 6th 2014 91st Devon A to B Hares Gymslip & HIV
A was Filham Park, Ivybridge 12.30 meet
B was revealed later
We had Bilco, Contagious, Hairy Mollusc, Happy Shopper, HIV, Lark’s Vomit, Legover, Madam Cyn, Man-Pig, Moonflower, Paperwork, She’s Ready, So Far, Sorepoint, Yeuk, Swinger, Sally Beaver &, finally, Camp David.
Basking in the sunshine Manpig welcomed Virgin Camp David and returning Moonflower. The hasherettes, far outnumbering the opposite sex, admitted their partners were being hidden under patios, which were being laid left right and centre, by That’s Crap so he wasn’t there either.
We were informed it was 3 and 6 so Yeuk pointed out it was 9 or 12
The trail was laid yesterday so some of the flour wasn’t quite so obvious, but we found it easily, 8 longs meeting in sychronisation with the shorts at the first beer stop, where Larks kindly looked after us. We really missed him at the second beerstop , he was already in the pub having been shunted by tractors and horses.
There were lots of ups and downs so we were rewarded with some beautiful far reaching views, plenty of mud, water and footpaths linked
Paperwork was our RA and nominated for the downdowns in no particular order but thanks for the beer
Hairy Mollusc for cycling over a broom, coming off and whacking his nose, very grazed- that’s Halloween done
Larks for being our superhero, watering and feeding us
She’s Ready who’d really also buried TC under a patio
Moonflower for following Hairy to Filham in a very roundabout way, collecting Happy Shopper en route, even though HIV had given foolproof instructions
B was the Crooked Spire Inn at Ermington, Dave’d stayed open especially, and had a roaring fire to welcome us and kindly served us even while we waiting for our bags. He also insisted we used the ladies, hot running water! To change, how soft can you get
We all had a lovely afternoon.
Many thank to the hares Gymslip and HIV and thanks to Legover who gradually got everyone back to A
Lost Property of a pair of gloves is with SorePoint
Next A to B is from the station at Buckfastleigh next to the Butterfly farm, please bring some money on the run
There are plans afoot to celebrate the 100th A to B as an away weekend the first weekend of September
November A2B Dawlish Leisure Centre
We all congregated on a reasonably sunny day in the leisure centre carpark, so conveniently had use of the toilet facilities.
Initially it appeared to be rather a poor turnout but several arrived at 12.45 to swell the ranks, and it must be noted that MANPIG actually arrived early !!
We were given the lowdown by our virgin A2B hare 3D and off we went.
The long & short soon split,the shorts making their way through the town and the longs looping to redo the bit they had just run !
We all headed one way or another to the first beer stop at Pitt Farm where Vomit & Contageous proceeded to have a water fight where unfortunately another female hasher got a soaking.
After the usual good selection of goodies & drinks courtesy of Larks we set off
again along lanes and footpaths with the longs almost reaching the Obelisk on Haldon Hill but turning just a few hundred metres from it, a bit disappointing not seeing the view after climbing that high. The shorts turned well before and all headed to the 2nd beerstop near Broom House the decent to which being rather impressive, this is where Clouseau ran back up the hill as the trail was not hard/long enough !!
Gaffer unusually ? struggled to keep up due to being old & injured and Bigfoot wanting to take a short cut offered by the hare decided not to as he didn’t want to lose face in front of several harriets !
B turned out to B a friendly pub not too far from A,and on comparing Garmin’s it was decided that the long trail was about 12 miles & the short 9.
Mrs hare had laid on a decent spread with donations for the catering going to the Poppy Appeal.
Fallen Woman stepped in as RA and gave several down downs to hashers for their misdemeanours,but as being pen & paperless I can only remember 3D,Contageous & Captain Peacock getting down downs……
ON ON to December