Date: Sunday, 22 September 2013
Hares: LuvJoy & Run Fat Boy Run
About 26 Bodrum hashers grouped together up the top of the hill from Yalikavak just past the windmills which is known for being a late night red light district for Turkish men!!
We started off at 5pm and were informed that this would be the last run at this time as we are going back to a 2pm start in future. So remember next Sunday 6 October will start at 2PM.
First the GM formed the start circle and invited the hares of Luvjoy and Run Fat Boy Run to tell us about the run. We were informed that there would be a lot of short cuts for the walkers, a beer stop and plenty of checks but the runners had to find the trail by themselves. They did not inform us that most of the marks were on the right which is alright when you are in the UK but marks should be on the left if at all possible so that you know if you are going the right way or going back on a trail.
They then did a count for the on on on which was at Uncle's Restaurant in Turgutreis. It had been mentioned that why was it in Turgutreis as the hash was near Yalikavak but apparently that is where the hares know best. After a total of 12 were counted (some of which were not there) I started to think that this was not a real on on on but a gathering of those who live around Turgutreis.
Then the RA came into the circle to announce that Miss Attitude was being given the honour award for representing Turkey in karate for her age group and won gold.
He then did the warm up which I must admit I am starting to enjoy. It was not silly and we did get to stretch our muscles, which I for one found most useful.
The walkers were then taken one way by Run Fat Boy Run which included our GM as he has given up running (amongst other things) for a month!!
I joined the runners (don't laugh) and 10 of us went off in search of the trail. After a couple of minutes and not having much luck, Doggy Style saw Luvjoy dashing down the road behind us. Off we went in hot pursuit only to catch up with him when we were some distance from the start. This seemed to carry on all through the run which seemed to go on and on and on and up and up and up then down and down and down.
Along the way our number seemed to increase to 11 when Butt Butt miraculously turned up. I was sure she was not there at the start but I may have been wrong.
We also came across a pack of dogs and one very cute puppy decided to follow us all the way back. She was really adorable and I wondered if anyone was going to take her home.
I never did quite manage to get to the beer stop as after an hour and a half we had still not come across it. The scenery though was amazing and it was so great to be off all roads and a lot of thought and effort had gone into setting the run. Another thank you to Luvjoy and Run Fat Boy Run for setting a great hash.
Then a Land Rover was coming towards me with Run Fat Boy Run at the wheel and I was asked if I wanted a lift and that there was beer in the back. Well as I never refuse a beer in I got. So did a few others to catch up but some got out to complete the run, needless to say I carried on drinking.
I cannot say anything about the walkers but maybe I will get a little help in that. Apparently, it was a very nice route with lots of pine trees but it got a bit chilly at the beer stop (for those who made it).
As I was one of the first home (cheat) I could observe everyone returning. Lightfoot started to do press ups on returning to the comment "she is not there anymore" as 10k was obviously not enough for him. King Crapper decided to go to his car first before coming home to change and then it was decided to get the circle going as it was getting dark.
First we had the hares in to be congratulated for setting such a rubbish (not really) run closely followed by Lightfoot's virgins. One of which decided to do an advert for a new gym in Bodrum, which she is managing. We were informed that the wind was blowing away all the down down cups so we had to drink what we had in our hands. I found this an ingenious way to save money on the down down beer and think we should carry it on in the future.
Then we went on to the returnees of Comes too Soon, Miss Attitude, Lightfoot, Butt Butt, Whilst Your Down There and two whose names escape me.
Then came the turn of my very good friend, No Name who was visiting whom I have known for over 40 years. Tits and I had stayed with him in Colombo, Sri Lanka last year and had done the two hashes there but that is another story. He is now back in Brisbane, Australia but had come to the UK for the Ashes Tests and some other excuse and decided to visit me in Bodrum. The GM made the mistake of asking him to say how he had got this strange name and we got a tirade (well not quite a tirade but a long drawn out speech) about the Good, the Bad and the Ugly and all the other Clint Eastwood cowboy movies!! He was cut short (well it was getting dark) to finish his beer with a down down down.
Then came the turn of Miss Attitude who was drinking diet coke so down it went.
Lightfoot and King Crapper were called in for some trumpt up charge and quickly finished their beer.
The RA then took over in his wonderful sweat pants to call in one of Lightfoot's virgins, Run Fat Boy Run, No Name and Luvjoy for being teapots. They all had to share the same teapot in a very funny episode where Run Fat Boy Run was feeding the virgin by the spout.
I was called in for what I thought a very trump up charge but I excepted the honour without complaint.
Flasher was then called in as we are going to miss her for the next few hashes as she is off to Oz to see the new Grandchild. Not to be out done Pisser was also called in to share the honour as he is also a proud new Grandad.
Lightfoot and his three new virgins were called in again for the last down down before going off to the on on on.
A great hash again and see you next Sunday but remember it is at 2PM.