Shrinky Dink's Photographs

and Comments of the Week

LASS TWEAK SASH

 

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).