A fine example of trail setting by our hare, Pickled Fart, including an audacious figure of 8 crossover – see trail: Richmond trail. Managed to create a largely off-road trail without actually venturing into Richmond Park.
Made in Chelsea themed trail hared by Dingo and All Fours. Plenty of pearls on display, teamed with waterproof tops and thermal underwear. Might just catch on?
Drink stop featuring cocktail sausages and bubbly at the Battersea Park Pagoda. A surprising number managed to get that far, bearing in mind the occasionally washed out trail.
Usual down-downs plus a naming ceremony for the hasher in the natty purple (actually maroon) velvet smoking jacket. Now known as Purple Haze.
Australia Day hash hared by Man Magnet (with support from family). No Dingo, but at least her dog bothered to turn up. Trail was as for Man Magnets azalea run - Norbiton Trail - except that it was about 4 months too early for the azaleas. Welcome drink stop supplied by Pickled Fart, and even more welcome beer and BBQ stop at Man Magnet’s gaff.
Credit due to Rambo for a trail that claimed to cover previously un-hashed ground, involving accessing a golf course via a railway tunnel under the M4, even if, at 10km, it was a bit long for some of us. - Northfields Trail
To view the map of this run, as recorded on Rambo’s GPS, click Here. One of our more interesting trails I thought.
On one of our recent runs some trainee journalists carried out some podcast interviews of Hashes for an internet radio station, if you would like to listen to this then stick your headphones, or speakers, on and Cick Hear. I was particularly intrigued by Dingo’s explanation of how she got her name; “because I come from Australia”. I had always thought that Dingo was an abbreviation for her full Hash name and also that there was a bit more to it than that……
Hared by Contour and (supposedly) Last Tango.
Took us on a convoluted tour around every single street in the Earls Court area, including a cunning underground section along Exhibition Road.
Trail here: https://goo.gl/Gneklw
Here is a map showing locations of some of the WLH runs during 2016. Clicking on a run location will allow you to view the trail for that run.
Hopefully this will be helpful if you are a hare trying to decide where to set your next trail.
Our hares, KC and Cling On, had obviously been following the precedent set by Reach Around at last week’s run: plenty of arrows that suddenly peter out into nothingness, with no obvious check mark in sight, leaving the bewildered pack to stumble around in the dark Twickenham streets trying to find the trail. This, coupled with a >10k distance and numerous intentional false trails, did give rise to a few grumblings amongst some of the assembled hashers.
KC did manage to redeem himself with a drink stop at his gaff, so all’s well that ends well, etc.
Oh, almost forgot to mention, I was awarded a (possibly) well deserved double down down for firstly trampling Dingo’s dog underfoot and subsequently running into a hedge whilst using my satnav.
It is somewhat disheartening to find the last 5 moths of run write-ups lost somewhere in the interweb cloud. I don’t know if I can be ar*** to re-post the missing trail maps.
Anyway, here is the trail from a recent run in Barnes, hared by Rollback. It included an excellent rooftop drink stop with a magnificent view of the London skyline at night.