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Run 2109

Four Marks Rec.  Hares Nettles & Dickhead

 

Beautiful scenery, golden fields of wheat, a beer stop, decent weather, dozens of styles; what more could a hasher ask for? Five visitors/returnees. 

 

 

Hippo: GREAT SHORT CUTTING WALKERS’ TRAIL. GRATEFUL FOR THE BEER STOP. 

 

‘Er Indoors: Wheat fields galore! Well done guys 😊 

 

Hanging About: Great trail and an ideal spot for a beer stop. 

 

Mountain Rescue: Too long, not enough checks!

 

Petal: Dickhead classic - long followed by long followed by long!

 

Oliver (pending Piglet?): Funny when my dad fell over, overall great run. 

 

Run 2108

 

Crossways CP, Hook by Old Thumper & Fuggles

 

Seems to have been quite a long run:

 

Sex Slave: One for the fit runners. 

 

Hanging About: Great trail in an area I don’t recognise. 

 

Cloggs: Super trail!

 

Silvier Fox: brought back memories. Old area we used to run regularly

 

Yellow Peril: Brilliant. thanks - fake zebra though!

 

Hippo: NO ZEBRAS ON THE WALKERS’ TRAIL. 

 

Run 2107

 

Set by Shrinky Dink, from Shrinky Dink’s place, back to Shrinky Dink’s place; On On at Shrinky Dink’s place with pizzas. 

 

Clockwise Hash for the walkers - with checks and a back-check so they actually had to hash! Also clockwise for the hashers but cunningly running the opposite way to the walkers where the trails coincided .

Out of the elite turn-out (16 - the lowest this year!) only 3 runners & 3 walkers did their full trail.

Unique regroup for the runners at the junction of Union Street and Elm Grove Road where there is still a short length of rail in place from the original track from the main line into the RAE. 

 

   
 

At the on-on Hobble introduced a novel way of choosing tickets for the raffle. 

 

Little Rabbit: very nice walk Well done! 🐰 

 

Hanging About: Great trail especially it was at short notice. I think we have seen all of QE Park!
 

Squiffy: Interesting multi-directional trail
 

Alice: Lovely short walk! Excellent post-hash pizza!!

 

Run 2106

The Alma:  hares Shrinky Dink & Dodo

Hippo started off the proceedings with a short tribute to Fruit'n Nut, one of life's great, eccentric hashers. There will be a memorial hash within the next few months.

The hash held a minute's silence.

 

In my unbiased opinion this was a tad long but no one seemed to mind too much because the trail had enough interest and enough check-backs and quirks to keep the runners together(ish) over the Caesar’s Camp area.

The walkers, however took various short cuts and I only heard of one who made it to the view point. 

 

Dickhead: my Legs don’t do hiLLs any moRE - and there were a lot of them!!

 

Hanging About: Excellent trail, some good sneaky bits. 

 

Seis Matters: Excellent complex trail. 

 

Silvier Fox: Hilly but good FRBs made light work of it. 

 

Old Thumper: A bit long but well done for stepping in at short notice. 

 

Yellow Peril: Great trail - lovely views. Thanks

 

Hippo: FINE WALKING TRAIL - UP & DOWN. V FRIENDLY ON-INN

 

Janet & John: Thanks for making a small first check for me

 

Petal: Short walk well led by Do Do. 

 

Commercial Whale: GOT TO THE GATE - SAW THE VALLEY   E-NUFF

Swanage Summer Weekend 2019

 

Friday 28th June

 

The weekend started with relaxing in the afternoon sun in the garden of the Tower Lodge Hotel, followed by steak dinner in the Red Lion.

 

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Run 2104

Saturday 29th June

 

The day started with the traditional steam train ride to Corfe Castle

 

Hares Silvier Fox and Petal managed to keep the run to a modest length, avoided the worst hills, and included a Peach Schnapps stop (which the walkers missed due to a navigational error):

 

After a relaxed lunch in the garden of The Castle Inn we made our way back to Tower Lodge for more drinking and the down  downs:

Then an excellent dinner, except for the excessively salty linguini, in the Crows Nest, followed by some animated dancing.

 

Hanging About: Enjoyable trail. Nice views, not too many hills. Excellent Peach Snapps! (sic)
 

Seis Matters: Excellent run. Liked the HHH cut into the hillside. 

 

Old Thumper: Surprisingly nice run for Silvier! ❤

 

Velcro (F): Fantastic Run, not too long and what super weather
 

Kim’s Mum: HOT!! Lovely company for lunch. 

 

 

Run 2105 (A-B-C-D)

Sunday 30th June from the Tower Lodge Hotel (A)


Old Thumper and Charmaine Chardonnay set an excellently coordinated and original run on Sunday, allowing the walkers to short cut with a bus ride from B.

 

The runners just about made it up the hill near Old Thumper & JGG’s flat. ( Flat? You must be joking!):

Continuing up to greet the walkers (riders?) off the bus at C ... timing was spot on:

 

Then on out over Durlston Country Park and National Nature Reserve with views over the sea, returning for lunch at the Red Lion (D)

... and down downs, including for the organisers:

Finally back to Tower Lodge to relax in the garden once again after an exhausting day:

 

Little Rabbit: Very nice views and a well planned walk, great job girls!  P.S nice addition of the bus. 
 

Fairy Snow: HILLS HILLS + MORE **** HILLS

 

Dodo: Prettiest run of the year so far! Great bus ride!

 

Velcro (F): Fab, well done ladies. Loved the bus, walk and company XXXX
 

First On: A-B Good, B-C, Brilliant, C-D Pretty, scenic, lovely Walk. 
 

Sister Anna: Well done girls - well organised (of course) Lovely day with bus ride thrown in! What more could a girl ask for!!
 

Firework: What Sunday’s (sic) are for!! And the run ! V. Good A++

 

Fun Size: Don’t know I was on the beach having fun. 

 

 

 

Run 2103

Thursley Public car park. Hippo & JGG

 

Little Rabbit: Now only if we could have the views without the hills, Did enjoy it thoue 🐰 

 

Hanging About: Great trail. Soft sand up hill got a bit tiring after the first 6 miles!

 

Prime 8: tad hilly - no shiggy - hot run

 

Mountain Rescue: Thanks to Tim and the other Richard for the buttock pushes!!

 

Dickhead: “THATS’ANDY” THOUGHT I AS THE TRAIL WENT UPHILL TO A SANDY KNOLL
 

Ever Ready: Very nice walk but a bit hot. Not enough hills!

 

 

Run 2102

Waggoners Wells, 16th June 2019

An interesting run with lots of devious vaguely marked turnings and checkbacks which kept sending the front runners to the back.

Met up with the walkers several times during the first half - then it went on for another 2 halves - nearly 1 1/2 hours altogether.

Surprisingly dry underfoot considering the rain we’ve had recently. Well done Jolly Green Giant and virgin NH4 hare Yellow Peril!

   

Cuddles: Lovely location, enjoyed the ponds & walk!

Hippo: Excellent trail - good use of the terrain. Runners took too long!

Goofy: EXCELLENT RUN - MARKING NOT UP TO YOUR USUAL HIGH STANDARD - BUT REALLY ENJOYED IT - THANKS

 

Run 2101

Hanging About and Damp Patch foxed Silvier Fox with this run from The Fox at Fox Corner. The first NH4 run from here for at least 4 years. Well appreciated by both walkers and runners.

Slower runners had appropriate short cuts and we kept meeting up with the walkers. The ponies were a memorable feature. 

 

 

 

Little Rabbit: really great location, lovely Walk. Very enjoyable

 

Fairy Snow: A 1st CLASS WALK
 

Dirty Rascal: Lots of false trails and a good run! Excellent!

 

Silvier Fox: Went the wrong way round. Ended up doing 1 1/2 of trail. OOps . . . 

 

Ian Angell: EXCELLENT TIMING FOR THE WALKERS. BRILL BOOZER

 

Run 2100

Yorkie’s 5th trail this year, assisted this time by Fairy Snow, was much appreciated, judging by the comments: 4 Brilliants, an excellent! from Aqua, GREAT RUN! from Hanging About and No Entry and a FANTASTIC (OK, that one was from Fairy Snow, so perhaps it shouldn’t count).

A number of tricks kept the front runners in check. The walkers saw some deer. The Windmill was friendly with good food too. 

 

 

JGG: Interesting run. different from normal. 
 

Jay Jay: Brilliant. Real Cross Country. 

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Don’t like starting on a hill. Very pleasant. Poor deer though. I thought that it was going to get run over

 

Little Prick: Lovely wander, fabulous wild life!

 

Run 2099

Set from Sandy Lane, Rushmoor, again. This time by Shrinky Dink & Fuggles. Modesty prevents me from saying what a fabulous run this was, so here’s a few photos and comments (specially selected - not biased at all). OK, the walk was a bit short but you can’t have everything. 

 

Yellow Peril: Brilliant run!

 

‘Er Indoors: Super Run - even with the Sandy hills 😊 

 

Hanging About (who set the run from here 2 months ago): Best trail from this car park so far!

 

Mountain Rescue: Excellent run!

 

JGG: Different run for the area. Well done!!

 

Fun Size: I love my Dad. He’s the best!!!

 

Run 2098

Flying Doctor, assisted by Nettles stepped in to set this run at short notice. As usual, from the Medical Centre in Alton.

Turn out was down to the lowest this year (16) but no reflection on the hares. Average is 23.  Two visitors turned up that we haven’t seen since 2015 (Aqua and Jay Jay).

A fast run lasting only 55 minutes passed various animals including alpacas, fat pigs, inquisitive sheep, a kingfisher, ducks and geese (and a squirrel and a rat crossing the road by Alton station - Editor).

It being Mountain Rescue’s 80th birthday next Thursday he bought everyone a drink in the Railway Arms. Thank you Richard.

 

Seis Matters: Fast and Furious. Excellent.

Squiffy: Good to see the kingfisher on the Bourne. I musta been going too slow!! Thanks for the impromptu trail.

Prime 8: Pleasant stroll thro Holybourne.

Jay Jay: Particularly likes the sign telling me what each animal was which e.g. The pig labelled as lambs!

 

Run 2097

From the Yew Tree pub, hidden in the lanes between Upper and Lower Wield. A run with several long straight bits in beautiful countryside in beautiful weather.

Started off with a 1,500 metre rectangle bringing us back to 150 metres from the start! Grrr! Great pub with £3 beers and excellent £10 meals. Well done Squiffy & Dickhead. 

 

 

Hanging About: Nice weather - a runners trail some long straights - but enjoyed it.


 

Dodo: Fantastic Pretty run! {walk} Saw a rabbit + a Pheasant! {while we were lost, trying to find the the run}


 

Yellow Peril: Lovely scent from the broad beans, great countryside, fantastic venison burger. On on

 

Run 2096

50 Years of U.K. Hashing

A historic trail laid by Mountain Rescue close to the 1st U.K. Hash trail which he laid 50 years ago. 

Hippo explained that MR had been posted from the Far East, where he had enjoyed hashing, to the Royal Corps of Transport where he played with trains. Here he managed to persuade a bunch of chaps (no women) to follow a hash trail that he had laid in whitewash at Longmoor Inclosure. Subsequent trails were laid with one inch paper squares because the whitewash proved unsatisfactory. Hashes initially cost two shillings, which was enough to pay for the beer. MR was subsequently posted to Germany where he started a German hash. 

Yellow Peril brought along two home-made cakes to enjoy before the down downs. MR was then presented with an engraved hip flask full of rum, a bottle of port and two bags of flour, all in a rucksack, while we stood in a circle being attacked by midges. 

Petal: Excellent Run - perfect celebration of MR’s 50 years of hashing. 

Dodo: Nice to have an original Founder of our hash! We are very lucky!

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Congratulations. Nice cake. Nice run. Nice company. Horrible mosquitoes. 

 

Run 2095

Yorkie’s 4th haring this year, this time assisted by Silvier Fox, starting from a new location near Home Farm, Burkham, near Lasham. Rather short for the walkers but another long one for the runners. Dry and not too hot, with plenty of tricky turns to keep the front runners in check, searching for the lost trail amongst the bluebells and trees. We welcomed visitor Rhian for her 2nd run with North Hants (3rd run ever). 

Dickhead: DIFFERENT BUT SOMEHOW FAMILIAR TERRITORY - PLUS “BLUEBELLS” !!X

Shrinky Dink: YET ANOTHER BRILLIANTLY SET RUN BY YORKIE + PARTNER - WE SHOULD GET THEM TO SET ALL THE RUNS. 

Prime 8: delightful stroll in nice countryside 1.75 miles!

 

Run 2094

Judging by the number of egg references this must have been Easter Sunday run. Eggs laid by Toby & parents. The Coomber family came for the 1st time this year. Missed it myself but here’s a selection of comments:


 

Little Rabbit: Good run easter bunny. Thanks for the eggs. 

 

Flying Doctor: Eggcelent, bring on the sunshine. 

 

Velcro (M): eggcellent

 

Flash: Eggcellent  [in same handwriting as Velcro!?]

 

Ever Ready: Lovely walk - nothing beats 1hr walking behind little prick. 

 

Dirty Rascal: Excellent route today and well done with the weather. Too few Easter eggs!!!

 

Run 2093

Good Friday Birthday Run

 

A trio of Harriettes: ‘Er Indoors, Damp Patch & Little Prick, set a marathon run near Fleet Pond, which compensated for last week’s shortfall. Included a beer stop and a very pleasant, sunny & sociable afternoon with chilli in the Bridges’ back garden. Thank you. 

 

 

 

Hippo: BRILL WEATHER FOR THE BIRTHDAY TRAIL. GLAD TO HAVE FOUND HOBBLE HADN’T FINISHED OFF THE BEER AT TGE BEER STOP. 


 

Hobble: CHEF. 


 

Petal: Phew! Epic! Thanks Ladies. 

 

 

Run 2092

Gasps of “Wow!” as more and more visitors & returnees drove into Potters car park ... up to 33 hashers ... and then a collective “Ohhh NOOOOOoo!!”. 

At the end of the run (walk for most) Fairy Snow and Hobble admitted the cock up that lead to this being a 35 minute run with the runners returning before the walkers. 

 

          

The walkers set off                                                                                                                                   Hares indifferently take their “punishment“

 

JGG: Short. First time we have had 3 checks with 4 blobs in 2 directions. 

 

Ricci: Much too short. 

 

Hippo: SHORT OR WHAT?

 

Hanging About: Cumulative length of my false trails was probably longer than the run!

 

Run 2091

Round Frensham Little Pond from Sandy Lane, Rushmoor by  Hanging About and Damp Patch.

Passed film set by the lake. Finished at exactly 7pm. Visiting virgin hasher Ricci brought along by Fuggles. 

 


 

Hippo: EXCELLENT TIMING. WE SHOULD SET FIRE TO THE MUD HUTS. 

 

Dickhead: NICE TRAIL FROM THE BIRTHDAY BOY. NO RAIN FROM THE RAIN GOD EITHER!

 

Fun Size: I eat trees in the wood’s
 

Ricci: Super socially unique Sunday.

 

Run 2090

First evening run this year (31st March). Rather cold, it seems. Missed it myself so just a selection of comments:

Petal: Just the bag carrier!

Silvier Fox: Bag carriers play thing. 

Er Indoors: Nice Stroll through Alton

Cuddles: Bit breezy round the exposed bits! Otherwise great. 

 

Run 2089

Yorkie & Seis Matters set the last 11am run before we start on summer runs at 6pm. Weather was warm & sunny and spring flowers were in abundant evidence.

We ran from the new location of Knockhundred Lane, in Bramshott Chase, near Hindhead, where a policeman was supervising the removal of a stolen scooter.

Fun Size added a note of hilarity to the down downs by suggesting sinners drink wearing a robot head. 

 

Prime 8: nice stroll in the sunshine - good floor show with police + scooter !

Sex Slave: Great Trail for the less fit X speedy. 

Yellow Peril: Great primroses, great trail

Shrinky Dink: WELL LAID

 

Run 2088

Set from Old Guildford Road by Mountain Rescue and No Entry.

An excellent and cunning trail that lead us over to Tunnel Hill. There was even a decent turnout of FRBs. I had forgotten what great hashing territory this is.

The trail intersected with a Wally-laid Berks/Surrey HHH Joint run but we saw them only briefly. It all goes to show that even when Wally doesn't run with us, he still has the power to irritate.

Apparently the Rose & Thistle “lost” the reservation so the hash had to go to a pub with no proper beer. 

After 40 years, Seis Matters completes his 1000th hash. 

 

Hippo: BxxxxxxS! WELL DONE MR. 

 

Sex Slave: GREAT TRAIL KEEPING PACK TOGETHER

 

Silvier Fox: Had a quick chat with Bens/Surrey FRB. But who had been rubbing out our sawdust?

 

Hanging About: Classic trail. Nice to get to tunnel hill. Thoroughly enjoyable. 

 

Prime 8: nice stroll in sunshine. 

 

Yellow Peril: CRAP BEER!

 

 

Run 2087

Good turn out despite storm Gareth flexing its muscles and persuading hashers not to park underneath any trees.

No Entry covered an amazing 7.61 miles by chasing down every false trail on what was about a 4.5 mile anti-clockwise loop that took us to the valley of 'Skyfall' where another film seems to be in progress.

 

 

Janet'n John'n Prime8 shelter from the rain that thankfully waited until the hash was over.

Ever Ready has one of these ebay-guaranteed number plates that can't be read by a camera flash.

Hanging About: Hilly, Sandy and too many invisible bars.! Great trail. 

Prime 8: good trail - shiggy good - no hills. danger money for golf course

 

 

 

Run 2086

Quite a long one so I'm told.

Set by the Roberts trio from their gaff. Back to the Tilly Shilling for refreshments. 14 hounds but only 1 comment:

Hanging About: 7.1 miles! All the sights of Farnborough and more! The weather didn’t spoil it. 

 

 

Run 2085

Dickhead, ably assisted by Nettles, set this unseasonably sunny run, circumnavigating Greatham in an anti-clockwise direction.

Down downs went to, among others, Yellow Peril for having a puncture then leaving his car unlocked, Fun Size for asking Alexa to have sex with his father, and visitor Bika. 

‘Er Indoors: Super Weather, Super Views, Super Run 😊 

Hippo: ABFAB WEATHER & WALKER’S TRAIL TO GO WITH IT. SHAME ABOUT THE ON INN. 

Dodo: SUNNY! EXCELLENT PUB! WELL DONE HARES!

Yellow Peril: I’m feeling somewhat deflated! Thank you bastards for driving straight past!

 

Run 2084

Seis Matters gave Hippo a detailed map with instructions and pictures of the walkers route, so we couldn’t go wrong. The runners followed (mostly) sawdust. A lovely sunny day for it. 

 

Where did we go wrong?                                                                              Raffle, lunch and drinks in the Selborne Arms

Cuddles: WHATS BEHIND THE HEDGE! WE DON’T KNOW

Hanging About: Great trail! Lots of variety - steep hills, shallow hills and muddy hills!

No Entry: Steep & muddy. Sawdust trail. Could not see the wood for the trees. 

Little Prick: Lovely wander through the woods. Good horse behind the hedge!

 

Run 2083

The hangover run at Swanage started from the Tower Lodge Hotel, ended with lunch at the Red Lion and celebrated Hobble’s 60th birthday with a beer/mulled wine stop at a beach hut along the front.

Down downs went, amongst many others, to the hares Hippo, Hobble & Firework and to the weekend’s organisers Petal, Damp Patch, Old Thumper and Jolly Green Giant. 

   

     

Hippo: GOT WELL CHILLED SETTING THAT. THANKS TO OLD THUMPER FOR ARRANGING THE BEACH HUT. NOW - TIME FOR A BEER

Rick Astley (previously Spy With No Name): BRILLIANT run, great location for a beer stop. 

Damp Patch: Lovely walk. Loved the mulled wine

Dodo: Miracle weather! unbelievable good weekend!!

Double D: really good views, the sun shon on the righteous! Loved the idea of the beach hut! Great run, Happy Birthday Boys! XO

 

 

Run 2082

The Saturday run of this year’s Winter Away Weekend in Swanage was set by ‘Er Indoors (2nd run in succession), Damp Patch & Hanging About.

From the National Trust car park next to The Bankes Arms we had a scenic heathland run, runners meeting walkers at Agglestone Rock for distant views of the coast. 

 

Janet and John: very nice walk with lovely views

Petal: Best Swanage run ever! Lovely!!

Velcro (F): Excellent Run, lovely views and sunshine!

 

Run 2081

A very white and treacherously slippery run from The Alma by Shrinky Dink & ‘Er Indoors, set in sawdust with supplementary blue food dye and flour. Started towards Caesar’s Camp but cut back past Hale Village Hall and thence an excursion into Farnham Park. Entertainment was added by SD collapsing from dehydration (nothing to do with the injuries to both buttocks sustained while setting the run!). The weather kept a few away which compensated for SD not ordering enough roasts (sorry- found the emails too late). Nevertheless a good turnout at 26 (plus Squiffy who turned up late as usual). 

 

Christmas-card  perfect                                   Not so good

Jenny Fryatt: Lovely snowy vista - great fun!

Firework: Brill!!

No Entry: Interesting trail round Farnham Park! Love the snow.

Yellow Peril: Most eventful and entertaining - please remind me to bring skates next time

 

Run 2080

Yorkie stepped in & set his 2nd run in a row ‘cos no one else volunteered. From Sandy Lane, Church Crookham we ran through an eclectic mixture of forest tracks, brambles and new housing estates. The runners outnumbered the walkers for a change and the trail had enough tricks to keep the pack together. Down downs went, amongst others, to ‘Er Indoors for finishing the run with one shoe minus its sole and ‘The Baker Boys’ for discussing sourdough bread half way round the run. 

Aptly named street               1st regroup              The Baker Boys

‘Er Indoors: Windy & cold but fun with shoe mishap 😊 

JGG: Excellent run. Well kept together

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Lovely company, Lovely trail, Lovely houses

 

Run 2079

First time running from this small car park on Boundless Road near Thursley. Trail went through the echoey concrete tunnel under the A3 after the 1st check. Most notable thing about the run was the length. A sensible few of us took a short cut after 45 minutes, arriving at the car park at 10 to 12, 20 minutes before the walkers and 40 minutes before the runners, all commenting on the demanding hill which we short-cutters had missed. 

 

The hares waiting for the walkers to come out from the tunnel under the A3. 
 

Hippo: WALK — SCENIC. WEATHER — BRILL. ON-INN GRUB + BEER — 1ST CLASS

 

Damp Patch: Lovely walk despite the big hill. Great On On!

 

Velcro (M): Nice & Hilly walk - bit of a run to catch Raphael. 

 

JGG: Good territory but very long

 

 

Run 2078
 

Sounds like an interesting & memorable run that Scribette set with JGG, from the A32 south of East Tisted. At 34 the turnout was 10 above the average. Judge for yourself from the comments:

 

Hippo: UP & UP & MORE UP TO STARS. GREAT WOODS & GOOD TIMING. GREAT ON INN. 

 

Cuddles: Lovely walk apart from being mugged by two deer! 

 

Romping Donkey: Great free petting farm experience!

 

Muscly Mule: Great farming life entertainer

 

Stunt Jockey: Should have done paint balling. 

 

Show Jumper: Pretty sure I won the mud contest. 

 

Chastity belt: Enjoyed the zoo - especially the stroppy farmer. 

 

Scribette (hare): ELECTRIFYING!

 

Yellow Peril: Sitting on the electric fence was quite an experience. 

 




Run 2077
 

Old Thumper & Fairy Snow set the first run of 2019 from Crookham Wharf car park. Here’s some comments:

 

Rolo: Muddy and lots of Green so it was good. 

 

Hippo: EXCELLENT TIMING. SHAME IT TOOK 20 YEARS TO WORK IT OUT. 

 

JGG: Good run. They’ve had 20 years to Recce it. 

 

Run 2076

A nice run round the streets and alleys of Alton from the Medical Centre. Well done Denise for a run that kept the running pack together and within sight of the walkers several times. 

 

 

Five visitors: Margaret, Leighton, Sumayir Macubiryn (?), Ruth & Kayla


 

Hippo: JUST THE RIGHT LENGTH. MIXTURE OF FLOUR & CHALK NEARLY GOT ME CONFUSED. 
 

Cuddles: LOVELY WALK, SEEN BITS OF ALTON I NEVER KNEW. 
 

Kayla Nasali: 1st Hash and it was lovely and I got to see new places. 
 

Hanging About: Enjoyable run — very fast for NH4! Possibly a little too much tarmac. 

 

Run 2075

Last run before Xmas, set by Fun Size, ably assisted by No Entry at Bramshot Country Park.

It was nice to see Fuggles and Fairy Snow’s grandchildren Zoe & Ross.

VERY wet underfoot, rather long but the runners pack held together well so made this an enjoyable afternoon run (except maybe for Seis Matters & Yorkie who got lost).  

Fun Size led the walkers and we all came together for a photo shoot over the M3.  

There followed a very sociable and tasty gathering back at the hares’ and Little Prick’s gaff, helped by Little Prick’s Mum’s excellent cooking. 

 

‘Er Indoors: Wet Wet Wet - Lovely Christmas gathering On On Thanks K & J 😊 

Fairy Snow: THE WALKING HARE BRILLIANT

Mountain Rescue: Good run and my thanks to those who helped at the ditches!

Hanging About: Great trail. Wettest run in dry weather this year!

Old Thumper: Apart from the ditches, the dodgy stiles, trip wires, mud slides . . . . . it was great. 

Ross: it was enjoyable and had a good scenery

 

Run 2074

An average turnout of 23 for Mountain Rescue’s midday run from the Wellington Monument, the day after NH4’s Xmas Party. I wasn’t there so I’ll let the comments tell you about the run:

Hippo: EVEN THE WALKERS LOST THE TRAIL!

‘Er Indoors: Tired legs from last night partying. But great run as usual. 😊 

Cuddles: Once we got over all the fit buggers running around, it was great. 

Fairy Snow: BUY MORE FLOUR. 

Hanging About: Nice trail. Very good considering the short notice and the MoD fencing!

Fun Size: bob and Jeff

 

Run 2073

Silvier Fox set this as a live run from Bentley Recreational Ground car park. He left written instructions about runners looking after the walkers till the ‘W’ check. Well set as the front runners were frequently at the back after checking the wrong way or missing a cunning poorly marked turn. Notable memories included a herd of alpacas and Dodo’s birthday cake with a map of all the places she has visited (the world). 

 

Alpacas:  One Brown One, One White One, and One With a Little ...

  Jo. How old? Surely a mistake?
 

Visitors Olwyn Mabin and Lynn Stevens (Flasher), here for Dodo’s birthday, enjoying their reward

  The Tumbling Tossers taking their punishment

Hanging About: Well laid trail for a ‘live’ hare. Shame about the rain. 

Hippo: A “LIVE” HARE TRAIL? GOOD MUDDY VENUE. 

Mountain Rescue: Good run but slippy!

Flasher: Good run. Enjoyed the llamas!  (Why - are you Welsh?)

 

Run 2072   Joint with Berkshire & Hursley

 

About 80 hashers gathered at Dummer Down Farm for this joint run. Old Thumper represented NH4 as hare, alongside Loud and Tasteless, Bob the Virgin, and Tailspinner from America. 

Weather varying from downpours through drizzle to blue sunny skies largely stayed dry for the run itself. A couple of novel (to NH4) checks were a Field check and a fishhook.

The walk was a pleasant, sociable walk round fields. I can’t speak for the full run although I heard no complaints. 
Rolo collected £2 a drink for beer & wine and chilli was served in the cafe.

The circle, by various RA’s in turn, oscillated from one drinks bench to another as many different punishments/rewards were meted out: 

Dickhead for saying something like “you give a dog a drink from the other end”,

Dummer” for running in Dummer,

The Three Amigos, including Squiffy. 

Dodo rushed forward when there was a chance to dress a man!

 

The Berkshire Apron

 

A Field Check

Chilli inside

Chilly outside

My misses never misses a chance!

                                                                                                               

Hippo: LUCKILY NOT TOO CHILLY WITH A SPLENDID CHILLI TO FOLLOW WITH GOOD BEER
 

Sex Slave: Great walk & chance to meet old friends from Berks. 

 

Dodo: excellent Nice to join other hashes!

 

No Entry: Fishhooktastic

 

Squiffy: Great trail - good length - lotsa old friends

 

Run 2071

An excellent run from Mill Lane in Pirbright by Hanging About and Dodo, with Damp Patch going along on the recce's to ensure Tim didn’t get too excited. Lots of loops off to the side into the leaf-strewn woodlands kept the runners (only 6 or 7 of us) repeatedly coming back to meet the walkers (double the number of runners, as is usual nowadays). The bearded billy goat looked on bemused from his nice dry house as we ran passed in the drizzle. 

Down down for Hobble for starting to leave before the circle finished. 

Hippo: EXCELLENT NEW BITS. SHAME DODO COULDN’T READ THE WALKERS MAP.

Flash: Mud X 100,000,000

Sex Slave: GREAT WALK. LOTS OF SHIGGY. 

Mountain Rescue: Excellent run! If you’re going to fall, tussock tumbling is recommended. 

 

Run 2070

Set by the first and the last on the tick list (Hippo & Yorkie) at Pirbright Common. The trail took us under a perfect blue sky through about a square mile of graveyards. This invoked predictable puns on the tick list. Down downs went, among others, to Fun Size for kicking Libby up the bum, and Velcro for allegedly “seeing impossible things” ie the RA racing. Finally, the RA reintroduced the Shit Shirt and awarded it to Silvier Fox. 


Flying Doctor: Lovely walk, pond looked nice but not enough for a swim. 

 

Silvier Fox: Very honoured to get the new hashit T’shirt. Great run. 

 

JGG: Good run. Bit grave in places. 

 

Old Thumper: Lovely run, very stony and a lot of dead ends. 

 

No Entry: Enjoyable run. Good to see people even less healthy than hash. 

 

Run 2069

Newly appointed GM Hippo called for a short silence on this remembrance Sunday while the 27 of us stood in a perfect circle behind Alton Health Centre.

Hare Flying Doctor introduced a new symbol - a circle with “SA” inside, meaning “Short cut Available” - before we set off along Anstey Road following blue and white chalk arrows. Then UP, Up, up over the fields and far AWAY, Away, away ...  . A sociable mulled wine and cake stop at FD’s pad on the way back made it worth while. Down downs went to the “catering hare”, returners Double D & Leg Over, birthday girl Little Prick (thanks for the cakes) and RA No Entry as “beerless wonder” for turning up with no down down beer, amongst others. 

 

 

Hippo: SPLENDID MULLED WINE & SCONES. WELL DONE DENISE. HOWEVER, MAP A PUZZLE

 

Damp Patch: lovely walk & cake & wine!

 

Velcro: excellent mulled wine

 

Run 2068


Thanks to Squiffy for not only planning and setting this run from The Mill House in Odiham with Shrinky Dink but organising a bonfire and food & drink at his estate afterwards.

Firework & Fairy Snow lit the fireworks (a lot) in a wheelbarrow near the fire. With nearly twice as many on the walk (10+hare) as on the run (6+hare) we really are becoming an unfit/lazy/elderly [delete as appropriate] hash. 

 

 

Hanging About: Nice trail in an area I don’t recognise. Shame I couldn’t run it properly!

 

Dickhead: A NOT-RECENTLY USED PUB! NICE TRAIL AND FINISHED IN DAYLIGHT!

 

No Entry: Great run. Strangely similar to Squiffy’s previous effort!

 

Sex Slave: Great walk. 

 

 

 

Run 2067  (pre AGM, 28 October 2018)

 
A shortish run (exactly 1 hour for me) set in sawdust through Southwood Woodland by ‘Er Indoors and Hobble. Nice weather (after it rained on the hares), nice run, not too taxing, a few down-downs and on to the Ghurka Palace for curry and the AGM. Squiffy, Commercial Whale & Alice turned up late and couldn’t find the trail but made it to the curry house. A good turn-out at 27. 

Janet & John: Lovely walk

 

Mountain Rescue: Great run with eventual good weather. 

 

Scribette: NOT TOO MUDDY, NOT TOO LONG, NOT TOO TIRING - WHAT HAPPENED !!

 

Run 2066

 

Wonderful weather and a varied run by Firework and Champagne Chardonnay from The Princess Royal, Runfold. Warm enough to sit in the sun enjoying a drink or 2 afterwards. 

 

 

 

Slightly Disappointing Hash Name & Sausage Lottery: Great hash, lovely countryside. very well laid hash. Thanks We’ll be back. 


 

Laura Murray: Nice run. a few busy road, need more water 😊!!!


 

Naomi Piper: Need more water!! but it was very fun 😊 


 

Cy Murray: Excellent walk - great distance, good thinking about road safety & combo of sights. 


 


 

Run 2065

 

We did feel sorry (and we laughed!) when it poured down on hares Nettles & Dickhead as they finished setting this run in Liss Forest! A surprisingly not-too-long run, which was just as well as only  seven hounds made it, including virgin Sonia who met Dickhead while he was setting it.

Only four did the run to the decision point...

...and only Sonia & Shrinky Dink completed the full trail from there (well someone had to support the hare’s efforts and it would have been embarrassing if the only one to complete the run was a virgin!)

Squiffy arrived 15 minutes late & couldn’t find the washed-out flour to do the run at all!

Hippo: BSOLUTELY DRENCHED GETTING THERE. SPLENDID VENUE & DECENT ON INN. 

Rolo: Wet and lonely

Sonia: Met Dickhead first thing in the am + came along - had a fabulous 1st outing!

 

Run 2064

 

From: Lion Brewery, Ash    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

A vigorous but depleted pack of 17 found the pub car park was full but there was excellent parking just down the road.

What a great trail of two halves; south of the road, urban and field edgy and then north of the road into the forests and hills. Well done JGG and Little Prick for setting a hash in this rarely used area and for arranging such lovely weather.

No Entry: Nice trail in Forest - otherwise a bit horse infested. 

Petal: Hill after hill after hill! Lost count of how many ‘only another 10 mins’. 

Old Thumper: Run of the century - Kim haring & Bill checking out!!

 

 

Run 2063

 

Set by Velcro & Splash (aka Flash) at Rowhills Copse. 


 

Hanging About: a good strenuous work out. Nice hills!


 

Little Rabbit: NIce VIEW, too many hills.

 

 

Run 2062

 

Despite the torrential rain, about 20 hashers turned up to the crowded car park of the Fox and Goose at Greywell. Squiffy, in a kindly moment, decided to cut the run short since rain, hail, thunder and a plague of locusts had been forecast.

Four miles we were promised and four kilometres we got in remarkably fine weather as it turned out.

Seven comments alluded to this being a short run (35 minutes)! Well done Squiffy & Fuggles!  3 visitors (Sweaty Betty, Slipper & Delinquent Dogger)

‘Er Indoors: Super run as the rain stopped. 😊 

Jolly Green Giant: Needed the other 2 miles 

Old Thumper: Bijoux! Small but nicely formed!

Delinquent Dogger: I’ve never been here before; I’ve hardly been here now!

 

 

Run 2061

 

Silvier Fox & Petal from The Pub With No Name


 

‘Er Indoors: Super run around new area for me. Lovely pub


 

Hanging About: NEW AREA FOR ME. A GREAT TRAIL. FAST + FURIOUS! NICE PUB. 


 

Fairy Snow: ROAD FELL OFF THE MAP


 

Little Rabbit: good walk, maybe a map to scale LOL

 

 

Run 2060


 

At Old Guildford Road by Mountain Rescue. 


 

Petal: Thanks Richard. Tough but good!


 

‘Er Indoors: Super run with lots of ups and downs!


 

Fuggles: Lovely walk, warm weather

 

Run 2059

 

An above average turn-out for Yorkie & No Entry’s (predictably) long run from the Bourley Road car park opposite the one behind the Tweseldown.

We welcomed back Little Rabbit after years away growing up and Squiffy’s daughter Emma because she missed her train to London. A well laid trail with plenty of false trails and tricks to keep the runners together. And even the walkers enjoyed it, judging by the comments:


 

Mountains Rescue: Most delightful walk in good company. 

 

Dodo: Brilliant walk! Thank you 3 musketeers! [Squiggy, Hippo & Mountain Rescue]. I don’t know about the run!
 

Jolly Green Giant: Excellent run Found mostly false trails

 

Hanging About: Nice weather, Good trail, some sneaky laying of flour!

 

Run 2058

Despite the wettest hash for many a year, at least since Tim and Pam's last wet hash, there was an amazing turn-out of 35 hashers.

The trail was excellent; cunning and confusing in equal measure. It rained throughout and the rain continued at Tim and Pam's gaff where we enjoyed an excellent BBQ and the sweet remnants of Sanyu and Roland's party the previous day.

 

Run 2057

What an amazing turn-out of 22 hashers despite nine regulars being on holiday in Greece and Denmark.

The car park is a large extension of a much smaller one and accesses a very interesting if compact area into which the hares, Silvier Fox and Yorkie has laid a cunning and very enjoyable trail.

 

Run 2056

A good turn out of about 25 hashers at this rarely used location saw us head west along the railway line for a fair distance and then back through parts of Alice Holt Forest. A long, thin hash in other words but great to run in this area.

The pack retired to Andy and Libby's gaff for one of the first wet BBQs of the season that all goes to show that rain can't stop hashers enjoying themselves.

 

Run 2054

A wet and muddy Dickhead greeted a rather reduced pack of a dozen hashers, but it was great to see Sex Slave and Cuddles return to the flock especially in view of the lousy weather and Cuddles' broken arm.

A great trail laid by that master of deception gave us a tour of the Shortheath bogs although it wasn't really that muddy.

Confusion at the end was resolved when we realised that the bar wasn't a bar, it was a bar from the initial part of the hash. This was good news since it meant that we didn't have to swim across the pond to get back.

 

Run 2053

 

Run 2052

A good turn out saw us all enjoy a very Fleet Pond-ish hash and none the worse for that. Why does Hobble set such good runners trails?

 

Run 2051

Back to the Selborne Arms again for a variation on a theme by Seis Matters. For a change, the ascents were gentle and we ran all the hash sections but not necessarily in the expected order.

Once again, we filled the Hanger Bar at the Selborne Arms who provided excellent food.

 

Run 2050

Summer Getaway to Swanage - Sunday 24th June
 

Conveniently for late risers, this run started from our accommodation, the Tower Lodge Hotel, after Bucks Fizz in the garden.

Not so convenient was that the hares, Hanging About and ‘Er Indoors, lost each other and weren’t there at 11am, so we set off without them (but with Bucks Fizz in a plastic bottle for the hares). 
A clever clockwise spiral at the start sent us across the road and down to the promenade in front of the beach huts as though heading NE but looped back to the right and almost back to the Tower Lodge before following the coast to the S then W.

First close to the water, past the lifeboat station, then up, up, up along the cliff top and inland past the point where ‘Er Indoors lost Hanging About to return along inland tracks. 

 

The walkers set off                                                                                        B..g.r! It wasn’t to the left!                                                                 Dodo hands ‘Er Indoors a Bucks Fizz 

 

 

Past the lifeboat station (“13” could be someone’s lucky number)                                                                   Tail enders on the way back to Swanage

 

Seis Matters: Another excellent trail in brilliant weather. 

 

Petal: Lovely! So relieved to see ‘Er Indoors who saved me. 

 

Silvier Fox: Stunning views. Lovely shag

 

Velcro (F): Lovely Run Judith xxxx


 

Run 2049

Summer Getaway to Swanage - Saturday 23 June 2018

After the traditional steam train ride from Swanage to the start in Corfe Castle, this was a predictably hilly run with magnificent views, 19 miles to The Isle of Wight, and inland. The walkers misread their map, fell off the edge and got back after the runners!

The RA arranged for perfect warm and sunny weather. Lunch in the garden of The Castle Inn, a bus, taxi or walk back to freshen up and relax in the garden of The Tower Lodge Hotel,

a cake with reluctant candles provided by Kim’s Mum, with prosecco to celebrate 20 years together for Little Prick and No Entry, down downs for sinners,

followed by dinner next door in the The Crow’s Nest so tired out the hash that no one made it down town in the evening. 

 

Caught the steam train from Swanage at 11:20                                                       Briefing at The Castle Inn at 12 midday                                           The hares cross the track at the start of the run

 

Harriettes (& Shrinky Dink) wait for the runners who did the Suicidal Descent                                            A kind hare leads the last of his flock back into Corfe Castle

 

Kim’s Mum struggles to light the “20” candles on her cake                  Velcro with Nettles’s Mum who mothered Eve after a night of excess

 

Seis Matters: Excellent trail & I checked every false trail!

 

Hanging About: Great trail I checked every false trail that John didn’t. 

 

Clever Trevor: FANTASTIC SCENERY AND WALL TO WALL SUNSHINE

 

Turn On: Glad I did the Run not the walk thanks to Eve, Great Run -

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Lovely, lovely, lovely. OK if I had a heart attack here. Went past two defribblaters. Lovely

 

Run 2048
 

With a hare from Hash Dogs and about six others from said Hash I considered this a joint hash - set by Charlie Fryatt and Hanging About from Potter’s Pub in Mytchett. Lots of gratuitous ups & downs, as well as some pointless downs & ups. 

 

   

 

Ups                                                            ..... and down. GM falling asleep on his feet?      Spanish visitor Uxío throws away the unpalatable English beer. 


 

Hippo: UPS N DOWNS — LOVELY. DECENT BEER

 

‘Er Indoors: Nice hare so missed the hills  

 

Flying Doctor: Great map reading from Pam. Thanks for the trail. 

 

Hanging About: Some nice hills, then some more hills then some horrible hills then arrgghh! 

 

 

Run 2047
 

Recce'd by Fairy Snow and Old Thumper, this run was finally set by Old Thumper with Jolly Green Giant as bag carrier when the Fairy called in “broken”. Quite a varied run, including woodlands and new housing estates from Ewshot to Crondall, Church Crookham and Tweseldown. 

 

Flying Doctor: Excellent walk, lovely countryside 

 

Hippo: REPLACEMENT HARE DID A GREAT JOB FINDING THE WAY HOME. 

 

Hanging About: Nice trail - good weather - good pub. 

 

No Entry: Interesting + fun!

 

Mountain Rescue: Bl**dy good trail

 

Silvier Fox: Good interesting trail. 

 

Run 2046

Romping Donkey, Muscly Mule, Stunt Jockey and Show Jumper - the whole stable in fact - laid an unusual trail through Liss Forest.

The many obscure turns caught out most of the hounds on many occasions, helping to keep the running pack together. A monument, a view stop and two riddles pinned to trees added to the entertainment. 

 

Under Starter's Orders

View from the Mount

After Crossing the Finish Line

 

Dickhead: THE TRAIL WAS A COMPLETE RIDDLE. COULDN’T ANSWER TO WHERE IT WENT

 

Silvier Fox: A monumental start, different type of trail and very enjoyable

 

Romping Donkey: Fun setting a trail for blind hashers!!

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Really enjoyed it. Lots of hills. Lovely weather. A bit of pensioner bashing. A nice way to spend Sunday evening. 

 

 

Run 2045

 

Flying Doctor went Offf the Rails with Nettles to set a long trail for her hot and steamy birthday run. Well-hidden small flour blobs with some long check-backs which kept sending the front runners to the rear. Unusually, Hanging About came back last, but he had already run over 8 miles from Frimley to Farnham. Followed by a pleasant drink with masses of cakes provided by Flying Doctor.

Shame only 13 hashers turned up but perhaps there were more at 6 o’clock who didn’t notice it was an 11am start? 

 

The 1st long check-back - across the tracks at Medstead & Four Marks station

 

Hashy Birthday Flying Doctor!


 

Dickhead: OLD FAMILIAR TERRITORY - BUT NO LESS NICE! (WHY WASN’T THE BAR OPEN WHEN I LIVED HERE!?!!

 

Hanging About: Lovely trail, shame too shagged to run it properly!

 

Judith Bridges: HOT + STEAMY Lovely trail - actually beat TIM !! 😀 

 

Little Prick: Nice walk. Shame RA lost again! [A reference to him getting lost on Saturday, causing Kim to initiate a county-wide search for him]

 

Run 2044  (after the Royal Wedding)

Hobble set his 100th run with Alex Fryatt from Hale Village Hall, over Farnham Park. Men in dresses, lovely sunny weather, a dearth of flour, Stunt Jockey doing standing back flips and the afternoon BBQ made this a memorable run. 

On the hash, it is imperative to distinguish real ones from falsies.                                            Three Duchesses with Little Prick Well Out In Front

There are some seriously disturbing pictures below:

Prime 8: nice stroll in the park - beautifully dressed hounds. 

 

Melvinda Queen of Darkness: A right royal hash with fantastic sunshine, lovely BBQ bunting. 

 

Run 2043

Set from the car park opposite the retirement home in Bourley Road, near The Tweseldown by Mountain Rescue, assisted by Yorkie.

Used the race course near the beginning, was mostly directly under the final approach to Farnborough Airport, and ended with some tracks I didn’t recognise.

Check backs and regroups helped to keep the runners together. A long run but I was looked after well by the hare, with a couple of short cuts. 

 

 

Down downers included Jolly Green Giant & Rolo for throwing flour over each other and Hashdogs American Cameron who had to drink from an allegedly new shoe [should have had a worse punishment for bringing Wally]. 

 

Hippo: DON’T LIKE THE TWESELDOWN PEOPLE PUTTING UP NEW FENCES & BLOCKING OUR POTENTIAL TRAILS. 

 

‘Er Indoors: Super run over super area. Lovely bluebells.

 

Damp Patch: Lovely walk. Nice weather too. Too many planes. 

 

Cameron: Excellent course. really enjoyed it. Thanks!

 

Run 2042

Set by Silvier & Petal from Barton’s Mill. I was away for this one so I’ll let some of the comments tell you about it:


 

Squiffy: Good trail round the back streets of Basingstoke then off to the bluebells and fields. Thanks. 

 

Romping Donkey: Where was the mud??!

 

Ever Ready: Nice walk but missed the beer stop!!

 

Prime 8: Nice stroll in warm weather - no shiggy no hills

 

Run 2041

A well-timed, rather fast run from The Squirrel in Hurtmore. Well done Firework and Hanging About.

Memorable for being amazingly cold standing around waiting for the off, for returners DD & Legover visiting,  for a flat dairy cow and for childish throwing of Galium aperine L. (also known as Sticky Willy). 

 

 

‘Er Indoors: Super run - first blue/pink/white bells. 😊 

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! film crews, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne’s house. Super vet here too. No wonder Tim goes running at lunch time. 

 

Double D: Lovely area + lovely walk. Nice to see everyone again. XO

 

Run 2040

Modesty forbids me to say what an excellent trail I laid with No Entry from The Alma round Caesar’s Camp - complete with a view stop, beer stop, nice weather and pizzas at the on-inn. 

 

 

 

Cloggs: Fab trail & lovely hares!

 

Flying Doctor: Excellent walk/run - great beer + weather !!!

 

Hanging About: Enjoyable trail - lots of ups - lots of false trail. 

 

Run 2039

 

Charmaine Chardonnay & Old Thumper’s run from the moat at Elstead was wet, muddy & puddly but largely rain-free. At 26 the turnout was exactly average for this year. 

 

 

 

Hanging About: A combination of Elstead and Hanley Commons, but not a common run!

 

Jolly Green Giant: Good run with plenty of shiggy & a water fight

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Excellent 69 today. [she means runs set - I think! ed]

 

Run 2038

A miserable turn-out (15) in miserable weather for a ...... run of many long straight stretches. But at least there was plenty of shiggy and at least Squiffy turned out to set it when there was a shortage of NH4 volunteers.

And decorating the last 1.3 miles of tow path with primroses, after the 1st “ON INN”, was a nice touch. 

 

 

 

‘Er Indoors: Great training for the 10K - 😊 
 

Prime8: good shiggy  no hills, no food at pub
 

Old Thumper: Good training for something. just not sure what! Good shiggy. 

 

Run 2037

The traditional Easter run, set by Silvier Fox and Petal in Bordon, with lots of hidden eggs and bad egg jokes. Eggsactly the white length of run (56 minutes). Shell I go on? Don’t egg me on! (With apologies to JGG & Dickhead). 

 

   

 

Firework: Well set run - runners + walkers finished at same time

‘Er Indoors: Great Easter Egg Run - just right after the weekend

 

Run 2036

Visitors boosted the turn-out to 38 for our 37th birthday run. Starting from outside Tomlinscote School with a dispiriting run in the drizzle up the steepest hill on the trail, it could only get better. And it did.  

Continuing through muddy puddles to entertain the children and the childish, a beer and Prosecco stop to refresh the old and weary, and on to The Railway Arms for chilli, chatting and chocolate refrigerator cake until well into the afternoon. 

   

1 minute into the run!   Puerile puddle play in a pool

Walkers & runners pose at the drinks stop

   

The hares take their punishment                                                 In awe of the Chocolate Refrigerator Cake                                                                                Another sort of pool

 

Laura Murray: Loved muddy puddles !! 😊 

 

Kathy Piper: Good weather for ducks!!

 

Non Stick: Puddle-jump-tastic!

 

Roaming Pussy: Brilliant fun & thanks for the Easter Egg!! ON ON

 

Run 2035

A muddy run set from a small car park on Yateley Common by veteran hares Fairy Snow (48 runs set) and Jolly Green Giant (129);  main feature was mud, the word “mud” occurring 16 times in the comments. 

   

The walkers set off                                                                                                          Rolo gets stuck in while Papa & Squiffy stick to the sides


 

Mountain Rescue: Delightful except for the shoe-sucking shig!

 

Silvier Fox: My new shoes that hover above the mud were useful but had to wait 5 minutes for others to arrive. 

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Cemetery, fields, Horses. I thought it would be just gorse bushes. Lots of shiggy though. 
 

Verbal Dire Ear (Lucy Rowland): Thick, Stodgy mud!

 

Run 2034

This joint run with Hounds & Horrors, set from Old Guildford Road by Alex Fryatt & Hippo, was inundated with dogs and kids.

 

Alex explained the strange (to NH4) symbols and we set off through the woods to discover every possible steep slope - and lots of muddy puddles to delight the youngsters.

 

 

Afterwards, in the Rose and Thistle, Show Jumper proudly showed off her T-shirt that she had decorated herself. 

 

 

Romping Donkey: Unplanned Hill training today. thank you 😊 

 

Damp Patch: Lovely walk - enjoyed the dogs bathing!

 

Silvier Fox: Thankfully nice & short with lots of hills in between?

 

Show Jumper: I made my T shirt!

 

Run 2033

A muddy run from Selborne Recreation Ground by Seis Matters and Janet’n John in the remnants of the snow caused by the fight between the Beast From the East and Storm Emma
 

Talking of which, Emma (Double D) made a rare appearance and we had our own Olympian snow fight (see below). 

 

A good turn-out of 28 (3 above the year’s average), was split exactly 50:50 between walkers and runners. The groups met several times - a feature of a well-set run!

Some walkers (who shall not be nameless) ignored the trail and explored the history of local parson-naturalist Gilbert White on the way to the pub. And Denise got a few people (though not many) worried by not turning up to the Selborne Arms till 1:30!

 

‘Er Indoors: Apart from the necessary evil uphill at the start - - a very enjoyable run in the slush. 

 

Romping Donkey: Stunt Jockey didn’t fall over enough!!

 

Hobble: SHORT-SHORT-SHORT RUN - WITH JO-JO

 

Dodo: lovely church. G. White was an interesting guy!

 

Seis Matters: DENISE ! ! where were you?

 

Run 2032
 

Squiffy set a cold run under a blue sky from the canal near the Waterwitch in Odiham. Joint run with 22 from NH4 & roughly equal number from Hursley. The walkers were back in an hour, followed by the runners 40 minutes later(!), after running 9 km, a lot of it in straight lines, reportedly. 

 

 

 

Dickhead: A BIT NIPPY ROUND THE NUPTIALS! DIDN’T FANCY A SWIM IN THE CANAL (BRRR ... mY WRITING HAND iS FROZEN!)

 

Fairy Snow: BLOODY COLD    COFFEE HOT

 

Dodo: Very enjoyable! Very caring hare!!!

 

Run 2031  (18th Feb 2018)

‘Er Indoors, ably(?) assisted by Dodo, set an “interesting” run from Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre, avoiding paths (but not shiggy) as far as possible. Numbers were boosted to 38 by families Murray, Barbier and Piper.

Down-downs included Little Prick for wearing anatomically incorrect tights and Dodo for asking where the lake is (to lead the walkers round). 

 

   

 

Hippo: WALKING HARE SAYS: WHERE’S THE LAKE?  DID SHE LAY THE TRAIL I WONDER?

 

Little Prick: My mono-buttock enjoyed it!

 

Silvier Fox: Tricky going had me fooled. Played catch up after getting lost. 

 

Squiffy: Good trail. 

 

Run 2030

Joint with North Wilts
 

Our thanks go to Mildred and Arse About Face, who was responsible for this being a two hour quarter marathon mud trail. But at least the sun shone a bit, there was a beer stop, it wasn’t as cold as the day before and the only precipitation was a light hail/snow shower in the Sun Inn car park after the run. That was about the time that a lady from the pub came out for a smoke, only to find 3 NH4 hashers down to their underpants changing!

 

 

Pre-run entertainment                                                                                                    The walkers pose in appropriately named Mud Lane

 

Hippo: 2 HOURS & THOUSANDS OF STILES

 

Hanging About: 7.45 miles of shiggy! but it was relatively flat! Very fast. Great beer stop. 

 

Soggy Fringe: A nice walk as far as I went, a mercy I gather from the runners. 

 

 

Run 2029

Winter Away Weekend in Swindon

 

 

A superbly organised weekend by Commercial Whale (see emails for details). Saturday run set by Fairy Snow and locals Swampy & Soup Dragon, from Lydiard Park to the Sun Inn in Lydiard Millicent at 1pm in cold, drizzly weather on Saturday afternoon.

The hotel’s sauna and swimming pool were especially appreciated by those who partook (especially after running over frozen puddles on the local 5km Park Run at 9am). 

 


Jo gets her leg over on the run

 

Dinner & down-down time


 

Petal: Cold, Wet, muddy - well done hares

 

Silvier Fox: Wiltshire shiggy is something else. Well done hares. 

 

Shrinky Dink: Wet & cold & muddy - and that was just the wait for Sanyu’s car!

 

Run 2028

 

The inseparable Ever Ready & Prime8 used a new car park at Bramshot Farm Country Park in Farnborough and attracted 29 runners & walkers, a record for North Hants this year. 

 

Flying Doctor: Posh car park, nice walk, enjoyed the sunshine. 
 

Romping Donkey: Who is paying for my washing bill!
 

Muscly Mule: & then the broken machine!

 

Mountain Rescue: Industrial shig. Nothing wrong that a severe drought won’t correct

 

Laura Murray: I loved the big muddy puddles. 

 

Run 2027


A run in Grayshott by Dickhead. No pics ‘cos your Hash Tick was away. 

 

Fun Size: it was fun because it was mudy

 

Chastity Belt: Great Run. 4.5 mi. 

 

Hisneesrbuggered: Up + down and down and up - good quality of shiggy! 4.4 miles!

 

Dickhead: Glad to have found PRIMATE!!

 

Run 2026

The beautiful snow descending when we set out for this run at The Butts in Alton turned to cold rain by the time we started.  Well done to the lone hare for turning out. 

 

 

“That way”

 

Hippo: DAMN CHILLY & MISERABLE - REDEEMED BY THE ON INN [Wetherspoon’s The Ivy]

 

Petal: Cold, wet, miserable but good run. Well Done Nettles!!


 

 

 

Run 2025

Five of the comments for this Mountain Rescue run from a car park near the Wellington Monument included the word “fast”. Enjoyable but only 51 minutes for the runners, with hardly a pause for breath. Good to see the Coombers (those 4 horsey types) coming on the runs so regularly, and Alex and Jenny, better known from the “dogs” hash, along with Dawn. Squiffy from R2D2 turned up late and promised to come again for the next few weeks. 

 

NH4 attempt at a human pyramid

 

Hippo: THE TRAIL I SAW WAS DISTINCTLY SHIGGY-FREE. WHAT’S HAPPENED TO M.R.?

 

Romping Donkey: Fast + Furious - Hooray!

 

Janet & John: NOT often the walkers come back after the runners

 

Show Jumper: Why was 6 scared of 7? because 7 8 9

The hare returns through the arch where we started

 

Run 2024

   

 

Showjumper: I finaly got a name

 

‘Er Indoors: Super run although bitterly cold. Well done hares 🙂. 

 

Hippo: DAMN CHILLY BUT A FINE WALKERS’ TRAIL. 

 

Ever Ready: Novel use of a well loved (?) area. 

 

Run 2023

 

 

This New Year’s Eve run, set by Shrinky Dink and Fuggles, was an excellently executed eleven o’clock exercise crafted with canny cunning that ran runners in rings and kept walkers awake while ascending to a timely meeting at the magnificent viewpoint at Caesar’s Camp. Views of Farnborough airfield and beyond enchanted visitors from Spain, Mozambique and the Dogs’ Hash alike, the return descent testing experienced hashers, and delighting the playful younger visitors with profound fiord-like ruts.

 

Mountain Rescue: Fiendish trail much enjoyed!

 

Silvier Fox: Good running, and trail was good. Small car park. 

 

Hanging About: Great trail   lots of shiggy and new areas!

 

Cris: Good run and good muddy too. 

 

Susana: DEMASIADA CUESTA PERO BONITAS VISTAS

 

 

Run 2022

 

The Xmas Eve run was set by Hanging About & Damp Patch, as usual from Balmoral Drive in Frimley, then afterwards at their place. Nine visitors, including three Spaniards, swelled the numbers to 30; well above our year’s average of about 21. 

 

 

What is the hare saying? Best answer will be added as a caption to this picture. 

 

No Entry: Trees & stuff all over the place. 

 

Fun Size: it was very good

 

Cristina: Very good walk and we were lucky with weather

 

Chastity Belt & Isneesrbuggered: Brilliant run & even better afterwards chez Tim & Pam. Thanks v much. Merry Christmas!!!

 

AND A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY READERS FROM ME (SHRINKY DINK) & DODO

 

On on, Shrinky Dink

 

 

Run 2021

 

Eight days before Christmas I kept ‘Er Indoors company while she laid her 5th trail of the year, from Fleet Pond car park. This started at 2pm in view of it being the day after the NH4 Christmas Dinner/Dance (which ‘Er Indoors also organised).

On on was at ‘Er Indoors’s place (How does she do it?).     She's a woman - Web Master.

 

  

 

                                                                                                                                       Sinners reflecting on their sins

 

Jolly Green Giant: Very fast to start with and then wet. Good run. 

 

Ever Ready: Nice run in a good area. Excellent shiggy!!

 

Hippo: CRAP WEATHER BUT WELL DONE TO THE HARES FOR ACTUALLY DOING IT. 

 

 

Run 2020
 

Velcro Male and Dodo set a run in the rain over Bill’s childhood playground (Rowhill Nature Reserve). In less than an hour we were back in the car park and departing for a surprise birthday party for the bag carrier. 

 

   

 

Down downs for hares at Chez Dodo                                                                                          Dual Hashy Birthday

 

‘Er Indoors: Nice walk - very cold & wet, though.

 

Shrinky Dink: Well laid & a good length, Bill!

 

Jolly Green Giant: Wet & Windy. Good run. 

 

Old Thumper: Nearly killed me! Try harder next time! X

 

 

Run 2019
 

Good to see Flying Doctor fit enough again to set a run. This time an excellent trail from The King’s Pond in Alton over mostly unfamiliar (to me) territory, including, if you did the full trail, a 5.8 mega-watt solar farm:

 

 

circumnavigating Worldham Golf Course, then a 670 meter paddle through a rock-strewn gully (in which Rolo and Fun Size had fun collecting umpteen golf balls, and later got down-Downs): 

 

and across the A31 dual carriageway for a second time and back to the multi-birded King’s Pond:

 

DUCK!

 

 

In an arcane Welsh ritual going back millenia, the Lord of the Ducks commands his flight to defacate on the English heathens.

 

There were plenty of short-cutting opportunities and a market in town which seems to have attracted our least athletic hashers:

 

Dodo: Excellent mult wine + market!

 

Fairy Snow: ALTON XMAS FAYRE TACKY

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely! Nice free mulled wine. Didn’t even need to join conservatives. Be nice to have a market every week. 

 

Old Thumper: Good run except for the roads, the mud, the brambles, the rocks, the flying golf balls!!

 

Run 2018

Set by Seis Matters and Janet & John round a new side of Selborne, avoiding the Hangers. The pictures & comments say the rest. 

At the end of the optional shlippy, shlidy, shlerpy, shoe-sucking muddy section. [Shlippy, shlidy I'll admit but I draw the line at shlerpy - Editor and HARE]

 

Splash! lent his staff to the injured Fun Size

 

Fun Size: it was bad because i twisted my ankle

 

Hippo: THE HARES MUST HAVE SPOKEN TO HIM UPSTAIRS - BRILL WEATHER. NOT A BAD WALKING TRAIL EITHER. 

 

Shrinky Dink: Enjoyed the new area. Made a change. 

 

Hanging About: Excellent trail. Shame about the wind off the arctic!

 

Velcro (M): too cold & muddy

 

‘Er Indoors: Enjoyed this side of Selborne

 

Run 2017

Several of us were confused by the coordinates on the web site but Silvier Fox and Petal made up by setting a surprisingly (for Silvier) well-timed run through the woods of Trenchard Park and Broxhead, (Bordon) which kept the walkers within sight of the runners well into the woodlands.

Turnout was good, especially for a run so far from NH4’s original centre of gravity round Aldershot and Farnborough - 29 if you count the shoppers!

Little Prick eats her last birthday cup-cake while Shrinky Dink photographs her stunning Egyptian tights

Ever Ready: Nice varied trail, some technical bits & lots of shiggy. Did Silvia really lay it?

Damp Patch: Nice walk & great cakes!

Emily Angel: IS THIS WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING ALL THESE YEARS

Finney Coomber: I WANT A NAME! (thank you)

 

Run 2016

Ever Ready led the hashers and Prime-8 kept up with the walkers round the countryside near Frensham Great Lake. Barely over an hour and sunny. Loved seeing the sailing boats on the lake. Turnout was boosted to 33 by 9 sailors staying over at Shrinky Dink and Dodo’s for a party weekend and the Coomber family just back from Lisbon who would like to join us, if they can remember to bring their wallet. 

What Shall We Do with 4 Drunken Sailors?

Rolo: too mudy 

Flash: M U D !

Ulla Svensson: Lovely walk - thanks for inviting us 

Leighton Morgan: Lovely muddy run - good company

 

Run 2015  (Guy Fawkes Night)

 

A crisp, cold evening for this 4pm Phireworks run (with no “F” in Fireworks!). Set by JGG and Charmaine Chardonnay who stepped in at the last minute when original hare Flying Doctor was too ill. Familiar territory but enjoyable with lovely views as the sun went down and left us finishing the 65 minute run in darkness. Back to some excellent grub prepared by Old Thumper and a convivial evening round an open log fire. 

 
 

Dodo: Very pretty area + well set ! ! !

Hanging About: Nice trail. Sneaky to lead the FRB’s through the nettles after it got dark!

 

 

Run 2014

 

Mountain Rescue set his 4th hash this year from Eelmoor Bridge, where we assembled to the sound and sight of private jets landing and taking off. Only Wally made more noise.

 

DP, CC and FD investigate the 'Turdis'.

 

 

After the run Raphael Kerr was officially named “Rolo” by the RA (water was not to his liking).

Some comments:

Seis Matters: Excellent trail (as one expects from MR) Great on-inn run. 

Rolo: too long! not fantastic!!!!!

Hippo: Great walkers’ trail ably assisted by Firework’s sat nav!

 

Run 2013

Hanging About’s 4th hare this year, with Damp Patch on her 3rd, from Balmoral Drive. Five visitors. 

‘Er Indoors: Lovely trail: 1 bassett 2 bassetts —> 5 bassetts 

Chastity Belt: Great crunchy leaves and sweet chestnuts. 

Double D: Nice long walk - got out of breath! x

 

Run 2012

A prompt 11am start for a 50 minute run to maximise drinking time at the Gurkha Palace for the AGM. Set by ‘Er Indoors and Hobble. 

Non Stick: Fine trail - lots of lovely Lambo’s on the race track. 

Fun Size: The racing cars were good

Hanging About: Great trail. Nice country and excellent timing to get back for AGM. 

Velcro (M): Ouch - purple toe, purple toe!!!

 

Run 2011

Two visitors and 18 NH4 members followed Old Thumper & Fuggles’ trail from the Crossways car park through the housing estates of Hook into the Bartley Heath Nature Reserve where the pylons play. Here I met Primate & Firework and walked back along Station Road with them to the White Hart for a drink & good-value lunch. 

The Knitting Circle sets off

A regroup overlooked by a family of pylons out for a stroll on Bartley Heath

Take care, these are very dangerous. The mushroom's pretty dodgy as well.

Seis Matters: Excellent hash: roads, woods, fields & shiggy. 

 

Fun Size: There should be more mud. 

 

Prime 8: Excellent trail - switched from knitting circle to FRB then walk - home 1st !
 

Tom Elder: Good variety in the route!

 

Katherine Gledhill: Best (1st) ever! good variety + lots of fun

 

Run 2010

A supposedly flat run round the fields of Alton from the car park opposite Eggars School, most notable for: 

a) 21% of the hounds were from R2D2 (see photo)

b) another 21%  were led into the school grounds by Charmaine Chardonnay and trapped

c) we passed 21 runners doing a properly marshalled run in the opposite direction
d) all
21 hashers (including hares Mr & Mrs Silvier Fox) retired to the Queens Head for refreshment and excellent Sunday Roast, etc

The visitors from R2D2

(MissDirection, New Balls Please, One Hung Low & StraddleVarious)

with Flying Doctor

 

MissDirection: Absolutely perfect. Come to R2D2. Flying Dr came and encouraged us !

 

StraddleVarious: VERY CARING HARE! TOLD US WHERE TO GO!!

 

Damp Patch: Lovely Walk. Good views. We escaped from the school!!

 

Dickhead: LUVVERLY RUN - GREAT VIEWS OF PERSIMMONS! NO HILLS, BUT PLENTY OF UPS!

 

Run 2009

A long, up and down but enjoyable run (and walk) by Hanging About and Damp Patch at Hankley Common. Amongst others birthday boy Robert aka SPLASH aka FLASH got a down down. 

 

Fuggles: Views were lovely. Only thing missing were the elephants. 

Mountain Rescue: Looong run! But a good one with the promised views. 

Silvier Fox: Saw a lizard (baby), was overcome, and overshot the finish by a mile or two. Lovely trail. 

 

 

 

Run 2008

An early start scheduled at 5:30 pm for the last evening run of the year, courtesy of Dickhead. New area for me (who arrived late) but looked an excellent, extensive, wooded hashing area with plenty of up and down tracks, though rather far from Farnborough.

The word "hill" featured in half the comments. 

   

Turn On & Portaloo visited on their way home from Sister Anna's celebration.                                                              DIY Instant Pub Effect


 

Fuggles: Very good hilly run

 

Mountain Rescue: "Some uphills some downhills ..." he said. What he didn't say was "NO BLOODY FLAT ... !"

 

Silvier Fox: Don't like these September evening runs. We should change to morning runs after August. Weather is rubbish. [ignore this whinge:  he got lost again - ed]


 

 

Run 2007

 

By Mountain Rescue from Old Guildford Road. Only 12 turned up, but 3 more than last week. Short at less than an hour. 

 

Flying Doctor: Rain stopped, excellent run made me feel great!!

 

Firework: Great walk despite the rain. Well marked. 


 


Run 2006

 

A run in the rain on Ludshot Common by Yorkie and JGG attended by only 7 hounds. 
 

Goodie: LOVELY TERRAIN - GREAT RUN - SHAME THERE WEREN'T MORE TO APPRECIATE IT. 

 


 


 

Run 2005

 

Bank holiday morning hash followed by burgers, sausages and a pot of something back at Firework & Champagne Chardonnay's place. 

 

Hippo: SPLENDID WEATHER FOR A BANK HOLIDAY! WELL DONE HARES FOR TRAIL & HOSPITALITY. 

 

VELCRO (F): Lovely!!! Love you ❤️ ❤️ Thanks for the BBQ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 


 

 

Run 2004

 

A wet run with a beer stop set by Scribette & Hippo from The Golden Pheasant in Farringdon. 

 

Rafael Kerr: Cow pats !!!!!!

 

Hanging About: Great trail, perfect beer stop, and a bit of rain to keep the runners cool! Nice Pub.


 

Old Thumper: Oxygen at the re-group would have helped, but nice countryside!

 

Run 2003

'Er Indoors & Hobble set this run at 5 pm round Cove and provided a chilli afterwards. 

 

Down-downs for the hares - & Smash!, who wouldn't run for fear of being seen by his friends! .. & down-downs for visitors Leg Over and Double Digits (or "Double D" as Emma is known in Copenhagen).

Ever Ready: Didn't know Cove was so green!! Nice run. 

Cloggs: Well done, thanks for the trail X lovely food, garden, etc.!

Firework: Parts of Cove no human should ever see!! Concreted in GNOMES!!!!

 

Run 2002

Another run by Cloggs and Non Stick over Yateley Common from the layby inches from the A30, near The Ely. A different trail over familiar ground which had some off us lost at times. 21 hashers.

The hares watch as visitor Richard (Big Moany) from Hong Kong takes his punishment (reward?)

Hanging About: Great trail. A nice variation on a familiar area. Great weather. 

 

Run 2001

On Sunday, breakfast was prepared by Clever Trevor:

 

Relaxing after breakfast under 10 “NH4 Event” T-shirts framed by Shrinky Dink

No Entry, Ever Ready & Primate set the 11am hang-over run from the Rugby Club, making excellent use of a very restricted area, mostly following the Blackwater River …

 

… but sometimes THROUGH the river …

Here’s what some said of the run:

Non Stick: Water wonderful trail

Tequil Over: LONG AND HARD (& deep!)

Soup Dragon: OH NO MORE SHIGGY

Miss Direction: Amazing weather, stupendous stilton

  

Thanks to Kim’s Mum for the NH4 birthday present of mugs for Down-Downs....                                      .....and we put them to good use.

 

Run 2000

61 signed up for the weekend; 44 on the runners’ coach to Lower Bourne at 1:30 and 13 on the walkers’ coach to Frensham, plus about 3 cars with organisers to runs set by Dickhead, Petal & Silvier Fox.

The runners visited Frensham Brewery before jumping back on their coach just before 4pm at Frensham.

 

Gathering at the start of the runners’ run                                                                            Explaining the markings for the visitors

 

Seems to have been a lot of posing for photos on the walkers’ trail … 

  

Some couldn’t wait till tea time for something to eat and some found the rain too much.

Here’s a selection of the comments from the 57 hashers on the tick sheet:

‘Er Indoors: NH4 hash at its best. Brilliant 2000th. On On to 3000 ! ! !

First On: Lovely A to B hashing country. Great Brewery too!

Sister Anna: Thank you for ‘extending’ my b’thday celebration

Miss Direction: Wonderful hills + sand + beer + rain X X X

And afterwards, back at the Aldershot & Fleet RUFC:

   

Brilliant birthday cakes were provided by Alice (the half bottle of brandy infusion kindly donated by Commercial Whale) and ‘Er Indoors and Little Prick. The candles were blown out and cakes cut by the longest-standing NH4 hasher, Hobble, supervised by one of the youngest, FLASH (aka Splash).