This Years Fond Memories
8 September : Warwick Hash House Harriers Run 400th - Wooton Wawen
A number of Hashers from Warwick, Bull Moon, Oxford, Montreal and Jeddah met at the Bull Inn at Wootton Wawen to celebrate Warwick Hash’s 400th run.
There were two trails: the runners trail (approximately 6 miles) led by Trolly Dolly and the walkers trail led by Atame.
The trail was soon off road and out of the village across fields, along the canal and through woods and nettles – and past a dead sheep – a woolly one, not our own Mr Sheep. Col Klink did his Superman impersonation, wearing three different outfits on the trail.
There were two unofficial drinks stops, thanks to Dipstick, and an official beer stop where the runners met the walkers.
The weather was good, and on our return to the pub we were able to sit outside in the beer garden.
There were two R As, Trolly Dolly and Dr Doolittle; Trolly Dolly was dressed as the devil to celebrate ‘four hundred runs from hell’!
Down downs were awarded to the hares; to birthday boy Day Tripper; to Tinderbox and Potbelly for some incident involving Tinderbox’s thigh, Potbelly’s hand and barbed wire; Mad Max for using a bad ankle as an excuse not to run; Flasher for joining the blue rinse brigade; Bullshitter for wearing socks with sandals; Bullshitter and Little Big Horn for dogging; Little Big Horn and Potbelly for their gym attendance; Salty for admitting to being ill after drinking sloe gin; Dipstick for travelling to the Hash in his ‘bungalow’; the Cheltenham Hashers, the Jeddah Hashers and the Montreal Hashers; Fill My Cavity and Tinderbox for looking forward to seeing people in the flesh. They may have got more than they bargained for there as Dr Doolittle, Atame, Bondage, Col Klink and Dipstick sat on the ice, some were bare arsed – ouch!
Foxy, Dead Animal and :nj were awarded down downs and beanies for completing twenty five trails with Warwick Hash.
Following the down downs, everyone enjoyed socially distanced drinks and food.
On on to the next Hash – when we will be in our groups of six. And perhaps the mystery of ‘Where’s Soggy?’ will be solved then
15 August : Run 55 - Edgbaston Reservoir
Twelve hashers from Bull Moon H3 and Warwick H3, a visitor and a dog gathered at Edgbaston Reservoir last Saturday for a socially distanced trail set by Blofeld and Flasher.
We split into walk/jog/run pods. Col Klink, with his faithful four legged friend Alfie, and Ringpull were the front runners, checking out the trail which took us through industrial and historical Birmingham as we ran along the canals and past Winson Green Prison, and then on through woods, parks and finally round the reservoir.
There were no down downs, but most of us celebrated the end of the trail with a well deserved ice cream as the weather had been hotter than had been forecast.
Thank you to Blofeld and Flasher for a great trail, and it was so good to see everyone after such a long break.
11 April 2020: Zoom Online Easter Eggstravaganza, our houses
The Easter Eggstravaganza was our second Bull Moon online Zoom Party,
Around 30 hashers from various different hashes /places did join and play.
We had plenty of Easter Bonnets and yellow on show,
To Rat a tat tinker it was decided first place should go.
We had games, giggles, drinks and background changes galore,
So much so it went on for hours (well, just over four).
Action Man wasted no time when the clock struck twelve,
Into his Kit Kat Easter Egg he did delve.
Thank you everyone who joined in, and read this rhyme,
We hope to host another party in a fortnights time.
Stay home & stay safe
Run 53, 04 April 2020: Zoom Online PJyjama Party, our houses
Due to Covid-19 and lockdown we could not do a hash in the conventional way,
So we put our thinking caps on and decided to host a virtual Pyjama Party.
Kitted in our finest Pyjamas and a drink in hand most changed their screen alias to their hash name,
After a brief introduction, as we had some visiting hashers on the call, we started with the first game.
We played charades, who am I?, and pictionary (most worked ok), and also had a refreshment and a musical break,
There was a Task Mater challange to create a cocktail and then a hat to match it, it was fun to what everyone did make.
In total we had about 25 hashers who joined in (some with kids and pets), even if it was only to say hi,
Giggles were had at so many different things, it lasted over two hours as no-one wanted to say bye.
Run 52, 07 March 2020: The Duke of York, Lichfield
Ok, better late than never - the report from the Bull Moon Hash from The Duke of York, Lichfield on Saturday 7th March. Hashers gathered from Warwickshire, Bogs and Quorn hashes on a sunny morning. The trail took us past rather nice houses, through parks, jitties and over the railway line a couple of times. Oh, and we found the fairies garden too. Back at the pub, RA Dr Doolittle gave the hares, Walky Talky and Wriggle, down downs of Corona lager to help the sales of this drink; Baritone was given a down down for shouting 'RU?' rather than checking out the trail, Fill My Cavity because she got lost on trail, and Col Klink and Day Tripper for their spectacular falls. And then it was on to social drinking and eating. On on the the April Hash.
Run 50, 2020 January 2020: All Nations Inn, 20 Coalport Road, Madley, Telford, TF7 5DP. 4th Birthday & 50th hash weekend in Ironbridge (hangover hash with Donnington H3: The Old Fighting Cock, 48 Market Street, Oakengates, TF2 6DU)
Run 51, 15 January 2020: Jewellers Arms, Jewellery Quarter RED DRESS & FEATHER BOA HASH FOR "ON On For OZ"
Scribe from Thrifty Gaffer (visitor)
What a genteel bunch of hashers !
The trail was perfectly laid by Dipstick ( if you can believe that ) and Nosejob. The on out was fluid to say the least and soon we were in a bit of a pi￼ckle at Branston St.
The situation was grave - so we went through a cemetery. Checks all over the place but we plodded on. Round canals - shunning the invitation to short cut although some unnamed participants chose taxis and were duly punished.
On On to a pub with no beer. Nosejob said it wasn’t his fault but he was the hare so absolutely guilty. Various VP on the way - did d they make that up - and blue chalk arrows in blue bricks; it was a shambles.
Recognising our frustration the hares took us to a second pub with real ales and all was well. Vinyl music in the background, we were rocking.
On out took us down the road for our OnInn and great food.
I’ll leave others to comment on the down downs.
Funds were counted from the collection of more than 20 hashers; well over £200.00. It was a great day and a great intro for a Bull Moon virgin.
Scribe from Wriigle:
Thanks Thrifty Gaffer for your write up about Saturday - let's see what I can remember... Oh yes, your cap blowing off into the canal, and Mr Sheep losing his red nose in the same way - wonder where both items are now??
There were hashers from Oxford, BOGS, Wyre Forest, Rutland, Quorn, Ebley Full Moon, Bicester and Bull Moon - apologies if I have missed a hash off the list. Oh, mustn't forget "Storm Dennis" who made a number of appearances throughout the afternoon.
The trail took us along the canal, through the old streets of the Jewellery Quarter and into the city centre. There were a couple of beer stops, and in one I was giving travel advice about Birmingham to an American... LOL. By the way, the nice man on the tram back to Grand Central let me use my train ticket. Loved the new Banksy picture.
When we all gathered back at the pub, Dr Doo thanked:nj and Dipstick for the varied trail and awarded them down downs. Other down downs went to Canary Boy for using Google maps to get from the station to the pub; Tinderbox who was not able to find her way out of the pub; P Bomb who is doing Brighton Half Marathon - and was given the chocolate bar instead of a drink; Private Parts and Fill My Cavity following their discussion about narrow locks and narrow boats; Thrifty Gaffer for losing his cap; Marie, Max and Tinderbox who took a taxi from the pub stop back to the Jewellery Quarter; Hair Flash and Dr Doo for their romantic Valentines evenings the previous day - Hair Flash took Easy Whip to Wetherspoons and Dr Doo went to the Men Only Hash; Cookie for her comments about a certain part of Dr Doo's anatomy; Private Parts who said 'double' when asked if she wanted a 'single' train ticket; Dipstick for losing the bag of flour; and myself for being a Luddite re Facebook; finally ;nj for suggesting a red dress run in February.
A fun day out, and we raised lots of money for a good cause.
See you in Ironbridge or Lichfield. On on.
Run 49, 11 January 2020: Bull's Head, Shenstone
Twenty hashers from Bull Moon, Quorn, Donnington, Warwick, Ebley Full Moon and Bristol gathered on Saturday at the Bull in Shenstone for the first Bull Moon Hash of the new month, year and decade. Wriggle arrived on time - a new year resolution? Latecomer lived up to her name, and Ring Pull drove into the car park as the Hashers were leaving.
Well done Soggy for setting a hash which took in the park, roads, muddy and wet fields, and a churchyard. The runners trail included a loop with a flooded road, an overgrown track and a sweetie stop - this is hashing at its best!
Back at the Bull, RA Dr Doo gave out the down downs:
Col Clink, guest RA, awarded down downs to:
Hash Scribe: Wrigle