Hash Wedding weekend

Hash Wedding weekend

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Hash Trash-Run 147

I think it was thirteen of us (but don't hold me to it) that arrived ready and raring to go for run 147 on Sunday, 6 April.  It was great to see Happy and Stalker back for the season, and young Kiaran on his Easter break with mum, Emma.  We were blessed with a virgin too - Nerry on a visit to her best friend, Suzanne. But more about the virgin later...

The circle was opened and the hares, Culture Vulture and Suzanne gave us a certain amount of information about the trail, most of which I didn't listen to as hares often tell so many porkies.  We knew it was going to be a good one though as CV looked very excited about it, and Suzanne was mildly traumatized about how many hours she'd already spent walking the trail over the previous week.  The FRB down-down was awarded to Lightfoot as first runner home on the previous run. Despite it being a rather large down-down, it still didn't seem to slow him down on the trail!

And so we were off into the hills around....ok, I clearly wasn't paying attention on the drive there either, as I'm not entirely sure where we were when we set off. Somewhere not far from Eski Karakaya anyway.   It soon became clear that there were two running groups - the speedy Gonzales Lightfoot and the more long-distance pacer runners - myself, Fishy Fingers and Butt Butt. This resulted in Culture Vulture doing an impression of a sheepdog for most of the trail as he tried to round us up and keep us together, not aided by us girls stopping to take "selfies". The walkers quickly separated from us, and went on their merry way. I'm beginning to think that they just head straight back to the cold beer as soon as we are out of sight.

The route was fabulous, taking us through some amazing scenery including beautiful country lanes with the smell of strawberry fields hitting our noses, up up and up through the hills around Eski Kaya, and through a crime scene.   The hares had done a great job of marking the trail, and had put in lots of lovely checks for which I seemed to have the knack of going down the wrong route. Then they added a killer hill towards the end - the steepness of which could only be described as "cruel"!  It was a keep-the-legs-moving-and-don't-look-up trek to the top.  This did mean that we were rewarded with a lovely downhill final stretch to the beer.

With refreshments in hand, the closing circle commenced. The hares were commended on the shortness and flatness of their trail, and the returnees were called in for their welcome back down downs.  Then Kieran was called back in with his mum, followed by Nerry the virgin who, with her lack of experience, got herself over excited too quickly and did a great impersonation of Comes too soon.  Almost repeated the offense at the next down down - but then soon fine-tuned it so that she was coming in time with the rest of us.  Butt Butt had a down down for being a new woman - am presuming that this was why Shitter was too tired to make it to the run.

At some point, Fishy Fingers and I realized that there was a lack of flashing taking place - the flash had forgotten about flashing activity.  Could there be a name in there somewhere when the time comes....

So after numerous more down downs, On On On was called and we headed to Shinee in Gümüşlük for a yummy BBQ.  A great afternoon - thanks to CV and Suzanne!

On On,

Doggy Style

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