Our joint hares for the evening were Sir Humpalot and Minge & Tonic.
An interesting, if somewhat long (10km) trail around Twickenham, taking in several parks and, apparently, some house worth stopping to view (no idea what it was though).
Nice drink stop location by the river, with G&Ts on offer from M&T.
AGPU trail set by GM Wacker from the traditional starting point of The Grosvenor.
A master class in the use of the false trail, to the extent that even his false trails had false trails!
A refreshing sangria drink stop provided by assistant hare Man Magnet, followed by plenty of hash food (and some rather indifferent beer, it has to be said) back at the Grosvenor.
I think the AGPU bit happened at some stage, but I can’t be 100% sure. No doubt someone will enlighten us as to who is who on the new committee .
This was Purple Haze’s first attempt at setting a WLH trail, and it was generally agreed that it was a very creditable job, being interesting, well marked (unless you are Rambo or Bhopal), and of the right length, with a fine drink stop provided on Kew Green.
Well done Mr Haze!
Trail set by Bonnie. Largely managed to avoid being blown up and shot at, so credit to the hare for that.
St James Park trail.
A surprisingly good turnout for last night’s hash, considering that Thames Ditton is at the extremities of what might be termed West London, and the fact that it was pissing down.
A n interesting and varied trail hared by Pickled Fart, taking in not one, not two, but three rivers along the way. If you don’t believe me, take a look at the map: Thames Ditton trail.
Good pub with a fine selection of ales and unusually quick service. And hash chips! What more could one want?
This was the annual Azalea Run, hared as usual by Man Magnet.
Obviously we all know where the trial has to get to eventually, but our hare led us astray very effectively by some devious false trails. I found myself in the company of a few FRBs orbiting around the Isabella Plantation in some sort of endless loop, before we finally homed in on the regroup point for our group photo amongst the azaleas.
The return trail was just as devious with a tricky back check on the way out of the plantation. But eventuality we all got the drink stop near the park gate for some excellent wine, accompanied by a feast that Mad Cow or Butt Plug would have been proud of.
The trail as shown here is only an approximation of what the hare actually set, due to the tricky bits mentioned above. Azalea trail
After the usual down-downs our RA for the day, Mad Cow, performed a naming ceremony for the hasher now known as Breast Stroke. (Sorry, I missed the incident/comment that resulted in this choice of name). See photos for a video of her naming ceremony.
Pleasant trail through Richmond Park hared by Dingo and Sally.
On-trail services provide by KMA, whilst hares sorted out some excellent sangria for the drink stop.
Usual down-downs, including a visitor from the US whose hash name was something like 5$,5$,5$, and one for a returning Eric the Viking. Whatever next!
Thanks due to Ryde and Tablewhine for stepping in at short notice to hare today’s run, due apparently, to lack of illumination in the Kensington Gardens area, where Pope had originally intended to set a trail.
Anyway, always good to revisit my old home stomping ground on the Brentford trail, and the lavishly refurbished Globe.
A not-too-challenging trail (5.9km) set by Mudgee Smuggler around the delightfully posh neighbourhood of Primrose Hill.
The hare also provided a drink stop on some random canal boat that he had somehow commandeered on the Grand Union Canal. Reportedly, he had procured all the drink for <£10 at Morrisons. Who would have guessed?
Down downs for all the usual suspects. Hopefully our singing did not upset the rest of the pub’s clientele who were apparently attending a wake!
A fine trail set by hare Wacker, including perilous river crossing:
The pub did us proud with an excellent spread of hash food, which even WLH gannets were unable to finish.