counter widget Shrinky Dink 2020

 

 

 

Shrinky Dink's Photographs

and Comments of the Week

2020 onwards

LASS TWEAK SASH

UN-NUMBERED VIRTUAL HASHES

 

The Zoom runs will continue!

In accordance with a decision by your committee (to whom, thanks) we will continue with Zoom runs at 6pm for the foreseeable future,

with real but unofficial, socially distanced runs happening at another time on Sunday - normally 11am I believe - but I suppose that may be varied each week by the hare.

 


9th August  by  No Entry & Little Prick

It's too hot to run so we won't.
Paper and pencil would be useful.
Bring wit, ingenuity and vivacity.   Failing that alcohol.


2nd August  by  Shrinky Dink, assisted by ‘Er Indoors.
It’ll be a novel “run” in 3 groups - walkers, hashers & front runners. You will need a random number generator for numbers 1 to 6 (eg a dice) and be prepared to do a bit of mild exercise!

This Zoom Run was attended by just 14, including hares Shrinky Dink & ‘Er Indoors.
The many rules were revealed, and sometimes made up, as the Snakes & Ladders-inspired game proceeded, concluding with the Walkers still trying to cross the shiggy patch. 
Jolly Green Giant got a down-down for keeping up with the rules.  Also Yellow Peril for talking about being in the lead, Velcro & Daisy for throwing a statistically unlikely number of 5’s & 6’s, and Flying Doctor for losing her dice: “Oh no, it’s gone behind the computer”. 

 

26th July  by  Fairy Snow & Dodo

This run is being set in sawdust from Cox Castle by Fairy Snow who will be assisted on the hash by Dodo. It will be run live by Fuggles and Shrinky Dink, who will follow instructions from the virtual hashers.

Last Sunday’s Zoom run round the streets of Church Crookham seemed a bit chaotic to me but I know that the four live hounds (JGG, OT, me, and Fuggles, (was who was also a hare!)) enjoyed the experience.

Thanks to Fairy Snow for being the other hare & to Dodo for communications and passing on directions.


 19th July  by  Little Prick & No Entry

A big virtual thank you to hares Little Prick & No Entry for their 3rd and very noisy hash round the streets of Farnborough. Another new variation with tongue twisters, animal calls and rude sounds. And welcome to Kerry for the first time.

 

12th July  by  Commercial Whale 

Commercial Whale and Alice’s surprise run from Surprise Hill last week finished with no one getting lost, although almost every false trail available was tried.
Old Thumper got the most checks right but since hashing is non-competitive that doesn’t count. Instead the RA awarded her a down-down for drinking out of a goldfish bowl.

She was joined by the hares, Eve “Oh look the mouse is sleeping” & Daisy “It could be dead”, Dormouse, for coming back from the dead and Little Prick “The camera’s up my end”.

 

5th July  by  Old Thumper

Thanks to Old Thumper for setting her 3rd Zoom run, last Sunday. Starting from Pierrepont House, I think. Finishing at a brewery (Bennett Brown?). Lots of things to observe on the way.
Firework won the observations and won ... a down-down, along with Champagne Chardonnay (for her hair cut), Flying Doctor for appearing fresh from her hot tub in a fluffy dressing gown, and Goofy for coming for the first time, and of course the hare.

 

28th June  by  ‘Er Indoors and Shrinky Dink

Another successful run last Sunday - the 13th since the first lock-down run on Good Friday. Thanks to the lone hound Hanging About for not hanging about and for checking almost every false trail ‘Er Indoors and Shrinky Dink had laid.

No thanks to all the vindictive stay-at-home hounds who asked questions like “which way is the steepest hill?” before sending him up there.

 

21st June  by  Little Prick & No Entry

 

14th June  by  Hanging About & Damp Patch

Firstly, thanks to Hanging About and Damp Patch for a romp through the Rhododendrons, along a trail actually laid in sawdust, complete with videos of the options at each check! An amazing amount of effort must have gone into that.

 

7th June  by  Old Thumper & JGG

Old Thumper and Jolly Green Giant came up with yet another different and interesting idea for a hash for our 10th Zoom hash last Sunday.

Snakes and Ladders! (shouts of “competitive!!”) Well done! I’m amazed at the inventiveness of our hares - always a different experience, every Sunday.

 

31st May  by  Nettles

27 hashers logged in to enjoy an 11 mile virtual ballbreaker from Kings Pond, Alton.

Many thanks for yet another ingenious hash, laid by Nettles. Must have taken a lot of time and effort to prepare: a very entertaining run past sheep, chickens, llamas, horses, donkeys and ducks, using Google Earth live, interspersed with photos.
Down downs, awarded by No Entry, went to the hare (naturally) to the tune of a conga dance, Dormouse & Hanging About for appearing as brothers and Petal (Zombie Hasher).

 

24th May  by Charmaine Chardonnay & Firework

Many thanks to Charmaine Chardonnay & Firework for one of the, if not the, best run so far, in and out of hospital clad in home-made PPE. Brilliant, original idea and very entertaining.

 

17th May  by No Entry & Little Prick

26 hashers for another innovative, cryptic, virtual hash. Welcome to Hippo and Yellow Peril.

 

10th May  by  Seis Matters & Janet'n John

Many thanks to Seis Matters and Janet ’n’ John for yet another different, entertaining and successful variation on hashing-at-home last Sunday. Another turn-out in the mid 20’s. How many plotted the trail successfully, I wonder.

 

3rd May by Silvier Fox & Petal

27 Hashers (sometimes 26 - depended on Yellow Peril who dropped in and out virtually and invisibly). Well done the hares for this innovative style of virtual hashing.

 

26th April  by  Fairy Snow & Fuggles

28 hashers

 

19th April Virtual Red Dress Hash  by  Old Thumper & Jolly Green Giant

26 hashers

 

12th April Easter Day Virtual Hash  by  'Er Indoors

25 hashers

 

  10th April Good Friday Anniversary Virtual Hash:  The Highgate Arms  by  Shrinky Dink & Dodo

 

Well done the two hares and the 18 virtual hashers that turned up as well (from all over Hampshire and even Europe). How can I explain to my neighbours why I was running around the garden alone shouting "On on".

 

 

Run 2145

22 March 2020, Old Guildford Road  by  Yellow Peril & Mountain Rescue

 

A brilliant woodland run by stalwart hashers Mark & Richard. Well done. Also to No Entry for the splendid sunny weather. The first of who-knows-how-many runs under the new social separation rules enforced the largest circle in NH4 history!

Followed by drinks in the road since all the pubs are now shut! Comments dictated to Hash Tick to maintain social separation. 

 

 

Yellow Peril demonstrates the correct separation distance of 2 metres except in Wally's case.                                                                                                              Large circle with own drinks and cups.

Where is Wally?                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Romping Donkey: Favourite trail ever!
 

Hanging About: Great trail. Great weather. Thanks to the hares for coming out to lay it. 
 

Jolly Green Giant: Where was the shiggy? Excellent in the circumstances. Bring on 2021. 
 

‘Er Indoors: Super run. Pack kept together nicely but not too closely. 

 

Janet ‘n’ John: I was the only one that followed the walk leader all the way. 

 

 

Run 2144

15 March 2020, Selborne Arms  by  Seis Matters, Janet ‘n’ John & Flying Doctor

 

NH4 is extremely grateful to the Directors of 'Gilbert White and the Oates Collections' for permission to sample from the Brew House and

many thanks to Gren Earney who opened up the Brew House and served us with the excellent brew number three.
 

A good turnout at 30 boosted by 4 visitors including Mary from Peru and Alan, a virgin from North London.

Far more walkers than runners. A bit fast for me but maybe I’m getting old! - Well Boris thinks I am; I think he’s going to ban me from hashing in future!

A wonderful surprise of free beer at Gilbert White’s Brew House at the end. Very tasty it was (they were) too! Well done John!

 

 

Dickhead: FAMILIAR PLACE, BUT UNFAMILIAR TRAIL! LOVED THE NEW BREW AT THE END!

 

Mary (Peru): RUTA FANTASTICA!!

 

Squiffy: Great to have a new trail. Thanks. 

 

Dodo: excellent views and mud! Fantastic beer stop - well done!!

 

‘Er Indoors: Too fast for me - nice walk though. (It was too fast for the hare as well - Editor)

 

Alice: Exhilarating (exhausting) walk. Must be getting old!!

 

 

Run 2143

8 March 2020, Thursley Area  by   Dickhead & Yorkie
 

Near the Devil’s Punchbowl, very muddy-slippery in places which caused at least three casualties, including a grazed knee on yours truly.

The rain & hail almost held off except for a torrential downpour exactly coinciding with the down-downs. Enjoyable trail topped off by a Thai lunch at the Golden Fleece. 

 

 

Yellow Peril: Great trail - Enjoyable spill on me coccix! 
 

‘Er Indoors: Pretty up & down run.
 

Dodo: Good area! GOOD ON ON! Well done hares!!!
 

Hippo: EXCELLENT TIMING - BACK BEFORE THE DELUGE. GREAT AREA FOR TRAILS. 

 

 

Run 2142

1 March 2020, Wellington Monument  by  No Entry

 

A well-liked trail in the sunshine by the sound of the comments:

 

Seis Matters: Excellent trail, excellent weather, didn’t want it to end. 

 

Little Prick: Marvellous!

 

Hippo: Sun’s out, time for a pint. 

 

Firework: Unfair DD!!

 

No Entry: Few died.

 

Run 2141

23 February 2020, The Maultway, Camberley, Hanging About, Damp Patch

 

Nearly 1 hour 45 minutes for some of the runners, partly because the cunning hares used sawdust very sparingly and left many track forks ambiguous.

For the first part we kept meeting up with the walkers but in the end the walkers, and some short-cutting front runners, got back in an hour, got thirsty waiting, and departed for The Wheatsheaf on the A30.

Meanwhile the runners who followed more of the trail crossed over and under the M3 and when we eventually finished, Hash Songster, Little Prick, led the valiant few in a conga and a Short Hash song before the down downs.

Still, the rain limited itself to a light shower before and after the run and the sun even showed itself so altogether an entertaining run which didn’t seem as long as it was. 

 

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Thank you hares for setting it in the wind and rain. Loved it. Brought back many memories from setting runs there. A bit like being at work. Not very good manual handling having to pick Mountain Rescue up. I had to do an illegal lift. 

 

‘Er Indoors: Good run - shame the sawdust blew away. 

 

Little Prick: Glad my blood sugar held up. Good excuse to launch the short hash song!

 

No Entry: Plenty of run. Nice echoey tunnel.

 

Squiffy: Fabulous trail, a tad long but well laid. 

 

 

Run 2140

16 February 2020, Gosport Road, Chawton  by  Nettles & Flying Doctor 

 

 

After more than a week’s worth of rain overnight the A31 SW of Farnham was flooded right across for extensive sections, but 18 hounds still made it to Chawton.

The runners saw the steam train on the watercress line, then ran underneath, later passing the abandoned water towers of the old hospital. At least two hashers slipped over in the mud.

It continued to rain the whole time, till we congregated in the Wetherspoon in Alton to put comments on a very wet tick sheet. 

 

Dickhead: WELL AT LEAST THE WIND DROPPED! BUT SO DID THE RAIN - HEAVY DROPS. 

 

‘Er Indoors: WET WET WET - GREAT DOWNHILL SHIGGY 😊 

 

Alice: Raindrops keep falling on my head etc, etc

 

Hippo: I FEEL LIMP AND FLACCID - A BIT LIKE THIS RUN LIST

 

Hobble: NICE WALK - NEXT WEEK WE ARE ATTEMPTING A TIDAL WAVE. 
 

Mountain Rescue: “Muddy ‘ell” thought I as Chardonnay slipped down the slope ...

 

 

Run 2139

9 February 2020, Fleet Pond  by   Er Indoors & Hippo

 

Well done hares for stepping in at the last moment to set a very windy and soggy trail in the woods near Fleet Pond. 

 

 

 

Jolly Green Giant: Excellent run in a Hooley 
 

Hanging About: GREAT TRAIL. WEATHER NOT TOO BAD GIVEN THE FORECAST! NICE TO RUN AROUND THE POND BUT NOT SURE IF I SAW IT!
 

Damp Patch: That blew the cobwebs away! Thanks to the hares!
 

Commercial Whale: NICE AREA BUT MY HIP TOLD ME TO TURN BACK. 
 

Firework: Wet wild + fun!!!

 

NH4 Winter Away Weekend at Sandy Balls

 

A new venue in The New Forest near Fordingbridge for this year’s Winter Away Weekend: Sandy Balls Holiday Village.

Relatively luxurious cabins, some with hot tubs, in a forested resort with evening entertainment, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, shop, alpacas and more.

With three visits to The Fighting Cocks and Saturday’s on-inn at The Red Shoot we were not spoilt for places to socialise (ie eat & drink). We were joined this year by four from Surrey: the Woods and Brannigans. 26 all told. 

 

 

Run 2138

Sunday, 2 February 2020, Sandy Balls Holiday Village  by   Shrinky Dink, ‘Er Indoors, Hobble & Dodo

 

The 2nd run of the NH4 Winter Away Weekend was set by almost as many hares as runners.

Starting on roads, lanes and an optional ford the runners stayed in touch with the walkers until the latter continued between fields on footpaths and the runners followed a lot of one blob checks out in the wet, open, hilly area of the New Forest.

Runners and adventurous walkers got their feet wet crossing the torrenting brown water of Ditchend Brook. 

 

   

 

Jolly Green Giant: Good trail with plenty of shiggy and a water dip. Well done

 

Old Thumper: An unnecessary hill too many! Nice run otherwise 😊 

 

Sister Anna: Ford was a “challenge“! Dry sunny weather Shame about my feet/legs!

 

Little Rabbit: Very nice walk, going through the deep stream was great fun. Any chance to get wet. splash splash

 

Firework: Waterproof sock height 7” ford height 9”. 

 

 

Run 2137

Saturday, 1st February 2020, Appleslade car park  by  Jolly Green Giant & Old Thumper

 

A predictably wet-under-foot run through open and hilly New Forest territory with deer, cows, horses, ponies, sheep and horse-riders to add interest. Brilliant weather and On Inn to The Red Shoot. 

 

 

Turn On: Brilliant, well looked after, but too many hills. Enjoyed the mud. 

Cuddles: Lovely to see all the animals and the ponies were nice too!

 

Charmaine Chardonnay: Lovely and we saw some road worthy deer who had good road sense. So no venison. 

 

Old Thumper: Lovely weather at 8am! Deer, skylarks, ponies, views . . . . !

 

Portaloo: Good run - we don’t hash enough with these guys. Great. 

 

Sister Anna: Mud, mud glorious mud! Lovely hash thanks for looking after me!

 

Run 2136

26 Jan 2020, Tongham Community Centre, Jolly Green Giant & Old Thumper


 

An excellent turnout of 35 equalled last year’s highest: Fleet Pond Good Friday run. The hares stepped in at the last minute due to lack of volunteers and set a well-appreciated run and walk over mixed terrain. And the rain held off till the end of the run, when we retired to The White Hart. 

 

 

Hippo: AMPLE SHIGGY EVEN ON THE WALKERS’ TRAIL. WELL DONE TO THE HARES FOR STEPPING IN AT SHORT NOTICE. 

 

Squiffy: Sorry for being late but still did the walker’s trail. 

 

Chastity Belt: I was very appreciative of 6 inch shiggy!
 

Sex Slave: NICE WALK. THKS HARES. SHIG & GRAVEL TRACKS

 

Run 2135

19 Jan 2020:  BASE Bordon Innovation Centre, by Yellow Peril

The lone hare set a “Fantastic trail”, or so he wrote on the comments sheet. 23 hounds found the new starting location on time - even Squiffy! Cold but sunny weather helped to make a thoroughly enjoyable run, before heading on-in to The Cricketers in Kingsley. 

 

 

 

Alice: Fantastic walk, lovely weather. 
 

Dodo: excellent area! well marked!
 

Goofy: EXCELLENT RUN - SUPERBLY MARKED. MANY THANKS

 

Little Rabbit: Great trail, lots of zigzags and the army was a nice touch.

 

Sex Slave: Interesting walk, orienteering with a dodgy map!

 

Squiffy: Well thought out trail in great location, well marked!

 

Run 2134

12 Jan 2020, Normandy Common car park, by Shrinky Dink & Dodo
 

A long wet one for the runners; a short muddy, shoe-sucking-off one for the walkers. Round Normandy Common Cricket Club and over the soaking wet fields, a regroup at a quaint brick bridge, as far east as Willey Green. Then half a mile along a steep-sided gully with no turn-offs for the front runners, before heading back across more wet fields, returning past Normandy Village Hall and Glaziers Lane. 

 

Visitor Lady Chatterley, amongst others, got down downs, then our new Songster led us all in a new song. 

 

Velcro being gallant whilst Er Indoors shows off her wet bum

Song time

 

‘Er Indoors: ‘Mud Glorious Mud’ Good trail - even extra bit  

 

Jolly Green Giant: Bit long in places but great shiggy. 

 

Little Prick: Shiggy-tastic!

 

Old Thumper: Lovely trail, could have done with another re-group. 

 

Fuggles: Very muddy walk. Good though. 

 

Velcro (M): Rather wet underfoot.  Robert has a poo. 

 

Run 2133

Hawley Lake Side Road, 1st Jan 2019:   No Entry, Little Prick & Fun Size

 

An excellent turnout (26) on an excellent day for an excellent 1st run of the decade. 

 

 

 

Ever Ready: Good variation on a well used area. Really enjoyed the trail. 

 

JGG: Excellent run. Not as boggy as expected. 

 

Dodo: Good run! excellent hares!!!

 

‘Er Indoors: Super run with very nice hare

 

Little Rabbit: great walk, spot the puddles was an added bonus. splash splash