Bull Moon Hash House Harriers
Fond Memories 2016 - 2017 (Run 2 - 22) ...
Run 22 (Christmas Festivites), 9th December 2017: Purecraft Bar, Birmingham
Run 21 (Middle Earth), 4th November 2017: Bulls Head, Meriden
Middle England, the skies clear after a healthy Shiggy making dose of rain and an intrepid group of hashers gather for Run 21.
Hare Ringpull has set a wonderful off road trail up and down the undulating green hills of Meriden. Bogs JK Rowling would be proud of, Shiggy galore and single track paths worthy of trail bikes abound the enthusiastic pack.
Back at the Bulls Head, Game Bird produces delicious biscotti for the pack and Guest RA Walky Talky holds the circle with LC where down downs are awarded to:
Wriggle & Game Bird - Airheads
Rockclimber - FRB
Hare - Ringpull
Soggy & LC - 20 runs
Wally Talky - Guest RA
Great food and socialising ensue back inside the Bulls Head to round off a fun adventure in the middle of England.
Run 20 (AGPU & Curry Night), 5th October 2017: Gunmakers Arms, Birmingham
Bull Moon's first AGPU began at the Gunmake'rs Arms.
A rabble of Hashers set off expecting an action packed trail throughout the city centre... after an interesting trip through Millennium Point seeing the Big Sleuths arriving for their final showcase .. the trail led to a beer stop at The Eagle & Tun where beers and shots were enjoyed. Back to the trail ... which led in an almost straight line back to the Gunmaker's Arms - after all there was the (not so) serious business of Curry and AGM to attend to!
Family style service of delicious chicken curry, rice and chips from Sanjay's kitchen and the (not so) serious business was begun. GM Nosejob thanked the team (of himself, Soggy, Latecomer and the ever awol Stretch) and all resigned immediately.
Lots of fun and raucous laughter ensued as Wriggle volunteers for almost every role ... or was she just raising her hand because she hadn't heard the last thing said for the notes?!
Run 19 (Pigs n Peelers - Joint run with Quorn H3 & Mickleover H3), 9th September 2017: Sir Robert Peel, Tamworth
Run 18 (Boys Birthday Bash), 4th August 2017: Duke Inn, Sutton Coldfield
Hey what a great new trail
The birthday hares and Hashers enjoyed a fine ale before the off
Lovely to see new faces and old,
We were enrobed in glorious sunshine from the start,
The FRB's cracked on at a great pace,
But the checks worked their magic,
for us all to enjoy the lovely country park trail,
A great Bull Stop
Shots provided by our own mixologist (Latecomer)
We toasted and gave thought @ the Nicola Dixon hands memorial,
Who was tragically murdered 20 years ago
After being left to die in the snow on New Year's Eve.
OnOnward we went with a spring in our step
(down hill) Trinity Hill
On to the largest welcoming sign of the ON INN
We gathered in the excellent beer garden,
Further Birthday treats
For all, snacks followed by "Chip Butties" n Ketchup
Swilled down with some fine Ale
Down downs for all
And more Yes
(well Soggy's leftover wedding cake)
And Soggy very nice it was
Into the night and morning it went for some of the dirty hash stopouts.
Run 17 (Hen & Stag Hash), 1st July 2017:n Manor Arms, Rushall
Ding Dong the bells did chime
Excellent hare hen Soggy
Starting at the Historic Manor Arms, glug glug
Extra extras by the vivacious Latecomer
Fab day over gorgeous countryside whisking by tranquil Onon canals the swans went gliding by,
I could feel the love from the quality brambles,
No trouble on this bridge but a
Sweets n pullout the stopper shot stop eek!
Whose idea was that :nj
Down downs galore n for all
Onon to our next Fri 4th Aug
Run 16 (Ladies Day), 10th June 2017: The Railway Inn Shenstone
Well The hash weather
😎gods shone on
Ladies Day ☀️
A few blushed cheeks this morning
Big thanks go to the Hares
Latecomer & Wriggle
The boys were very animated
👐 around the
Until they realised it was a girls only check
On on to the historic
Mmm even an Ice cream stop
And a Fizz stop
And like hashing and running in between ooh another fishhook
We were well looked after watered n fed by the
Railway Inn excellent Ale down downs
And the best chips I've tasted in a long time
just such lovely staff aswel
Best dressed soggy
Short cutters mad max n
And great to see travellers as far as Australia
goanna n scrubber and
frb dire ear
oops typo :nj
And Arise our 2 namings
Again v big thanks to
Mark and staff at the
Run 15, 10th May 2017: The Wellington, Birmingham City Centre
Run 14, 11th April 2017: The Angel Inn, Lichfield
"Pink Full Moon"
Well Done hares
Wriggle & Soggy
So many great comments about the trail and so nicely varied and even "shiggy" woods, flock of virgins a Stunning cathedral at sunset
Lakes, goodie bags (2)
Both found by one of the athletic virgins
Goody 2 Shoes
We even had plenty of flour and well laid,
What's going on
We didn't even lose anyone!
Is that a first?
Hey steady on "Organised"
Gained a local Bobby
Who had been following a dodgy character from the park,
turned out to be
one of the frbs (Durex)
so a little whacked up front 😶
he was been suspiciously chased by a pink tutu wearing pack of hashers n a bloke in a pink flasher mac :nj
Latecomer 💫seized her opportunity to explain and use her ➰charm
then encourage the PC to join us next time! Onon!
Must of been 15km
At the excellent Angel Inn
All got soaked on the down downs (sorry drenched)
The bull vases worked well
But Malteser excelled not a drop spilt
Ringpull and gamebird beating the traffic
getting here eventually
Latecomer mastering as RA
Soggy nice pirouette on stile
And 2 namings
Goody Two shoes
Quote from GTs exceeded my wildest dreams so much fun and will be back soonest,
GTs Promise the flour will come out your hair ( glad I didn't use the eggs)
Oh :n some guy in a pink Karen Millen flasher mac got the generously gifted massive chocolate Easter egg,
Which was promptly given by Nj to Jo (regular guest with many children) covert hasher?
And a big thank you to the Angel Inn for down downs n mm..bar bites
Get well soon Lea ( lovely landlady)
Also thank you ladies behind the bar top service n generosity
Sorry the singing lessons still haven't helped
But get it down! down!
Run 13, 11th March 2017: The Station, Sutton Coldfield
Memorable day for Bull Moon H3
The hares have done us proud
Latecomer & Soggy
a manage to enlighten any hash
With flour yes and in abundance... more than one bag or two,
Even shiggy Flasher tip toeing didn't go a miss,
And goodie bags n cereal bars
( thank you DECATHLON)
Ah and the station
Basic beer er... No
They supplied their best
They really are to good to be true, a hashers dream pub
Blimey only some platters of double fried chips n sauces to finish,
and then the...
"pièce de résistance"
A Naming yes our first
And took a whole bag of flour
Arise "Game Bird"
And I think she is
On on to run 14
Run 12 (Baby Bull turns 1), 18th February 2017: NJ's Pad
Run 11, 12th January 2017: Ye Olde Leathern Bottel, Wednesbury
A sparkling start to the New Year! Mavin and Frequent Cummer stepped out on a chilly moonlit evening to join Nosejob, Latecomer and hare Soggy for a route that wandered around, round about, up and down with an intriguing pit stop in Decathlon where everyone was sent looking for a hidden prize ... be wary of the big cat! Latecomer eventually found the goodie bag hidden in the puma sweatshirts. Thanks go once again to our generous sponsors Decathalon. On Inn to the warmth of Ye Olde Leathern Bottel where the landlord and staff welcomed the small pack with friendly hospitality. Down downs for all, new year wishes to all... on on into February!
Run 10 (Christmas Celebration), 14th December 2016: Gunmakers Arms, Birmingham
Our first Xmas for Baby Bull Moon
Starting at the Gun makers arms thank you Gaffer Sanjay we will be back for the brewery tour,
Off on our twinkling merry way,
The Old Cs looking oh so Christmassy and my counterpart Crimbo jumper boys didnt fail to impress,
Our quizzical theme threaded through the night,...
And smoking shots hit the spot
Off to Edwards brew house micro style and some of there own brewed Ale,
One for the road and the brainacs off to the market oops last orders at 9.15 but not to be out dimmed,
The old joint stock looked stunning enrobed in its Xmas finery more shots and oh so buttery mince pies
Intimate Carol singing was of the highest fingers in the ear quality, not such a silent night,
But more like whose tripped over the ivy and ended up in the holly,
Then with heads still attached..the train to whisk us away the manger awaited our return...
mullered wine hmm
No mullered carbon toffee more like,
Oh oh oh
Aw well it's Xmas
Run 9, 19th November 2016:Boldmere Tap, Sutton Coldfield
What a social weekend Run 9 turned out to be!
Friday Night is Curry Night in Bull Moon land - drinks at NJs then off to our old pals at Regards for a feast, Nosejob making a tradition of practicsing his bottle opening skills!
Saturday dawns sunny and Stretch has set off early to lay the trail ... first stop to buy the flour ... he might have thought one of us would offer to help - he was mistaken!!
Excitement looms as visitors arrive, friends from MKH3, Ebley FMH3, and Wriggle (then hashhomeless, now Bull Moon claimed!) and the pack heads down towards the pub in search of the hare. A short and sweet trail from Stretch with a few twists and turns, a tuneful song stop led by songmistress Possee and excitement for Nosejob as we stop at Britton Drive and he checks out whether any of the houses are for sale!
On on to a drink stop at Nosejob's pad - warming shots and yummy energy bars before heading off again around the streets of Boldmere and back to the Tap for jacket potato lunches and down downs.
Latecomer presented the new Bull Moon H3 Hash Horn and was duly nominated to christen it!
Further down downs were awarded to:
TT for his epic hangover
Wriggle for attacking and wrestling the RA to the floor during lunch
Dr Doo for forgetting it's November and wearing shorts
Flaps for being a fussy drinker and emptying two barrells in the pub
CD for waking the hare
Possee for leading the songstop and circle with her dulcit tones
Stretch for haring a wonderfully short trail
Good Head - being late
PP for being a good starter at least!
Those that weren't dashing off headed for a quick change then on into Sutton Coldfield for an evening of beers and music at the Station and Three Tuns ... On on - Hic!
Run 8, 15th October 2016: Duke of York, Lichfield - joint run with Quorn H3
Our Hash Trash this month comes from Durex of Quorn H3 - http://eastmidlandshasher.blogspot.co.uk/
What a grand day out our joint trail in Lichfield with the Bull Moon H3 turned out to be. Our RA did us proud with yet another dry sunny run.
Lichfield is a lovely little city and we can't believe we've never visited it before even though we live just 25 minutes up the A38. I can even forgive them for claiming Lichfield rather than Solihull was the birth place of Dr Johnson.
The Duke of York was an excellent On Inn, a friendly pub with excellent ales, plenty of room and real pub food snacks such as pork pies and scotch eggs. Worth a visit if you are in Lichfield.
The Bull Moon Hash celebrates full moons with a hash trail, fittingly done this month in Lichfield at a weekend when the Lunar Society were also meeting in Lichfield with a conference celebrating 250 years of the society. Lunarticks (as they were known) have had many famous members from the scientific community including Erasmus Darwin, Josiah Wedgewood, Joseph Priestly and James Watt. They've just been going for a bit longer than the Bull Moon H3.
A reasonable sized pack, half-and-half Quorn and Bull Moon (depending how Wriggle wanted to be classified), set off just after noon on a promised 5.3 mile trail. After just over a mile with the pack still together the SRBs led by a limping B*gger were offered the option of a shortcut. This was readily taken by a majority of the Bull Moon H3. This left Ballcrusher, Goblin and Malteaser (the 'C-Team') to do most of the checking.
Hash hound Freya showed the fishmen how not to catch fish by jumping into the fishing ponds. Being in Staffordshire there were no sheep or cows to entertain us, just a couple of horses.
Just over two-thirds around the trail was a beer stop courtesy of Soggy Balls. The walkers arrived here well before opening time but it was a most welcome drink on a warm sunny day.
In the Duke of York we had a room to ourselves, which is probably just as well with Quorn RA Chicki trying out a full range of DD songs. Distracted by a large pork pie and hash chips I forgot to make any notes about the circle led by Stretch and Chicki. This is what I remember... though no necessarily in this order.
Hares Durex and Soggy Balls were given seperate DDs and thanked for a good trail. The former was smiling as nobody had been lost, the latter was under the supervision of his parents. Malteaser received two awards, one for not seeing a check she was standing right next to and for being overheard mentioning she could no longer fit into her waterproof trousers. This was Skid's 200th QH3 trail and she had come a long way to participate. Coach was selected as the token Bull Moon walker accompanied by hash virgin Jan (?). Nose Job was thanked for his lack of control of the said hash hound at the fishing ponds and Mad Max for showing such great appreciation of strawberry flavoured water at the drinks stop. Too Tuf's roll of honour as a Down Down champion was recited following his recently added accolade as Madrid Hash DD champion. Ballcrusher did a lot of checking today but was only remembered for the one on which he turned back on the correct trail. Well that kept the pack together allowing Stretch and Nose Job walking at the back to keep up. Then finally there was Wriggle, promiscuous regarding the hashes she associates with, mingling with many but unable to decide as to which one she belongs to.
These joint trails are always great fun. Let's have more!
On On..... Durex
Run 007 (dress to impress), 16th September 2016: The Crown & Cushion, West Bromwich
Dress to impress - the select gang arrived dressed up to the nines… well at least their top halves were!
Fabulous Full Moon trail by Hare Soggy Balls through glorious Sandwell Valley Country Park which included a circuit around a lovely lake, outdoor gym workout at dusk and trail through agility dog competition camping site and a selfie on the motorway bridge (with a well timed sweetie stop). On the other side of the bridge was a beautiful moonlit walk around Swan Pool, with stunning views of the moon, lots of night time fisherman and the opportunity for Nosejob and Soggy to practice their best James Bond secret agent poses.
Back across the bridge and through the dog camp, Soggy treated us to his best Scooby Doo impression in an attempt to wake up all the collies before TT went looking for Latecomer who, lagging behind, almost got lost in the dark. All back together and the pack found a magical fairy glen which produced a tasty cider, beer and kitkat drinks stop. Mad Max was enchanted with the fairy lights in the glen.
On on for a ceremonious walk back to the On Inn where the Bull Moon Choir (Soggy, Latecomer and Nosejob) got stuck into the Karaoke, much to the amusement of TT, Mad Max and No Name Jane. Friends were made with the girls on the table next to us and general raucousness ensued.
Great time had by all - well done to our brilliant hare Soggy Balls who looked incredibly dapper in his DJ and fresh cut hair!
Run 6, 18th August 2016: The Longhorn, Walsall
A great trail, TT you star, one of the greatest full moons I have seen! Fab beer stop. Papa NJ
Ta Ta, with a bad food I managed a 3.25mil trail in woods, roads and fields - canals also appeared. Good company with other hashers and a visit from Digit - all good fun. Soggy Balls
Another horn broken but lots of fun was had making new friends, loved the route and trail. No Name T
Great first run! Picturesque, good fun, good company and good beer. Will want to do more, although not sure about the doggy food in the car park! No Name M
Miles or kilometres… who knows?! TT
Bloody good mate, like a bit of bush! DD
No shoes, no knees, no trail laying! Great trail by TT, even if some of the markings were a bit dodgy! Celebrated NJ’s promotion to Grandfatherhood - congratulations Papa NJ.
Run 5, 12 July: Angel Inn, Lichfield
A select group of runners led by hare FG, met at the Angel Inn, Lichfield for a pre run thirst quencher. Consideration was given to the idea of staying put and enjoying the weather n top ales
but we’re hashers after all Onon we set off on the trail…some more for the weather Latecomer in her
Beach ready flip flops!!
FG had laid a well marked trail taking in the best of the beautiful sights of Lichfield including the Cathedral, Minster Pool and Stowe Pool,
Was that tt short cutting?
Ooh and a paddling stop for Latecomer and Nosejob
(who gallantly offered to keep her company - or was it he decided it was too hot to run?!) ....no way
Quick pop in the duke of York (hash research) hic!
before heading back to the Angel for down downs and great pork pie.
Down Downs were awarded to all curtesy of Landlady Lea
Wriggle for being scruffy (or on her knees so much she’d worn a hole in her running pants), Soggy for being an FRB, Nosejob and Latecomer for being awol, Tighter Twat for running amok and of course hare Festering Gash for setting a fabulously short trail! Even Lea the landlady and pub dog Alfie joined in on the action for down downs and group photos.
Socialising and sharing plates of cheese and pate ensued to round off a hot summer’s evening
Top pub n gaffa n hound Alfie, we will be back in October on the pub crawl
And even the special invite pirates evening in January
Run 4 (Summer Solstice), 21st June 2016: Fiddle & Bone, Birmingham City Centre
Ladies Debut! Latecomer set the trail, arranged the beer stop and had her first stint at RA for the circle (albeit ably supported by the dependable Soggy Balls!)
The city centre trail took in many of the best parts of Birmingham, including the canals, Mailbox, Colmore Row, St Phllips Cathedral and the new Grand Central. New visitors to Bull Moon -
After 30 odd years in the Hash House Harriers community, I finally became a fully fledged Hare tonight - and had a brief stint as RA too!! Thank you to my Bull Moon H3 team, Paul Britton, Stuart Tiley, Steven Tuckfield and Jon Dufty for being such a great support and to Tracy, Cheryl, Matt, Kimmy, Chris, Steve & Barry for showing up!!!
Full Moon Nash Hash 20th - 22nd May 2016
Run 3, 22 April 2016: Kyrenia, Boldmere
We rocked up at the Bishop Vesey in Boldmere to discover a visiting hasher hiding around the corner… Hey Stiff Meat!
Ventured into the bar to meet all the hashers. After a swift prelube, we circled up outside Kyrenia Fish n Chip Shop. Apologies from the RA (Stretch) who had stopped at a regroup on the M40, so the RA Moon (FesterIng Gash) stepped up to the task and GM Nosejob announced the hare of the day… Nosejob!! RA commenced his duties by awarding the hare with a pair of bunny ears.
Trail markings were described, like no flour and the on on was called and we shot off down the high street (strolled) with the hare in hot pursuit!
After a very short period (5 seconds) it was noticed that Latecomer and Mad Max had lost the trail… After many twists and turns on the beautiful tarmac by the leading pack, set against the soft grey blanket sky, two distressed (smug) harriettes were seen in the distance, their eyes gazing at their watches with a look of ‘What kept you?’!
A swift turn and off into the direction of Sutton Park (beautiful nature reserve) awaiting its peace and tranquillity to be disturbed by horns and shouts of ‘On on’.
The pack stopped at a stunning view point across the lake where the ducks and geese looked on disgruntled at the flour and lack of bread!
Off into the woods with Little Boy Blue and his horn (Soggy Balls) the pack scampered along waiting for the all important Beer Near mark which after many hills and valleys (about 5 minutes) appeared by another lake and then, wow, a beer stop - beer, shots of hazelnut vodka accompanied the mini muffins and a giant chocolate bar (which was mainly devoured by Fester and Soggy).
Nosejob bestowed his award (which he randomly found in the boot of the car) to Stiff Meat - Groucho Marx glasses, nose and moustache which he duly wore for the rest of the trail, commenting ‘this moustache has a funny smell, who wore it last?’ to which Nosejob replied ‘I’m not sure if it was the curry night, the haggis night or the pub crawl!’.
A sight to behold unfolded as Nosejob called on every bird in the world to come and devour his wonderful loaf!! Only half way through the loaf it was then pointed out by the rest of the hashers, who were busy drinking beer and vodka, that there is a national campaign in progress not to feed ducks with bread and even though NJ pointed out this was fresh seeded wholemeal (nothing else left in the shop) he was informed all bread was no good. NJ cowered behind the loaf until the flock dispersed. Everyone was mesmerised by one large stunning green duck, never seen before (we thought))), we had discovered a new breed! After searching t’internet it turned out to be an Emerald Green Mallard, better known as a ‘manky duck’! End of the beer/duck stop and the trail disappeared up the hill. Flour was seen to be on another marker which was a bright white spray mark … we realised this was the eco chalk spray from run 1 two months ago, still shining brightly in the dusky night!! The FRBs headed on up the hill with a stunning fish hook waiting for them at the top which Soggy was relieved to miss out on!
We swept on back down the hill with horns and ‘on ons’ only to come across more signage of yellow boxes, pink markers, blue markers and the FRBs were amazed with such creative signage, but in the excitement the hare Nosejob was swift to point out this was for the gas and water board and not new hash marks! On on to the On Inn which Fester had missed even though it was 4’x2’ lettering and we cruised into the Bishop Vesey to find the harriettes yet again gazing at their watches! The FRBs asked ‘what was our time?’!
A swift pint, a happy reunion with Stretch who had finally realised the run was not set on the M40, a change into our slinky one pieces and a circle was formed outside Kyrenia. All were blessed with down downs, some more than others (really Mad Max and Nosejob – not using hash handles?!) except for Latecomer who mysteriously managed to get away with none!
The hare was praised by the GM (Eddie Murphy Nutty Professor) for not losing anyone on the trail – a first in Bull Moon history!!
More musical horn playing from Soggy Balls who, after drinking his down down through the horn, confessed that he had played trumpet at school and received a horn (trumpet) as an 18th birthday present before then turning professional and starring with Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen!
Stunning food and service at Kyrenia, they even provided glasses for the pre-chilled bottle of wine (a nice chenin blanc) that appeared courtesy of Nosejob. The gang had a great social time getting to know visitor Stiff Meat and the pack retired back to the Bishop Vesey until last orders, social merriment then unfolded at Nosejob’s pad in which his drinks cabinet was duly emptied – no names mentioned (Latecomer).
Run 2, 23rd March 2016: Chestnut Tree, Wednesbury
A crisp dry evening greeted us all (great)
Hare Soggy Balls had done us proud with a great trail,
Great I can try my new head torch 500 lumens (like running on a sunny beach... ok without the sand)
Setting off just gone 7pm under a beautiful
Full Moon, (that bits true)
( Massive was seen heading to IKEA shortly after) false trail? Or caught in my truck headlights?
Latecomer was seen heading to the Costa drive in (yep Costa drive thru) no false trail
Oh sorry, she's looking after Show Me Your Posse
Convalescing after surgery (get well soon)
The Trail Included a run (novel idea)
Well shopping stroll (that's more like it!)
through Decathlon sports superstore,
With a Treasure hunt (no not Jules get well soon)
Where a generous gift by Decathlon was hunted down (backpack with goodies)
Hooker was so close but was eventually found by Show Me Your Posse in the tutu ballet section,
Well hidden Latecomer
Then followed a Drink stop... not you Latecomer :))
(nice touch soggy)
Ooh back to the hashing...with quirky twists n turns
( I'm lost?) all planned
And magical flour Arrows that appeared just like the flour fairies had been following knowing when I needed help (a lot)
And then onward to a welcoming on inn
At the Chestnut tree pub
Massive appears looking fresh and changed
(Recovering from torch blindness)
Brusk down downs by the reserve
Ra nosejob (food on table inside)
And then back in to curry night (Beef Madras)
Swilled down with a nice pint of hobgoblin
You know this hashing thing could catch
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