Run 1700, yeah!!
Hare was Castrato. A nice off-road trail around Hampstead Heath, even if the hare himself forgot the correct route on at least one occasion. Still very muddy from the recent rains, but amazingly, and to the disbelief of the RA, no one fell over. So Pope got a down-down anyway, and quite right too.
Hampstead Heath trail
A reasonably large turnout today, no doubt in part due to the first decent Thursday night weather for quite a while. And also the prospect of a glorious run around Bushy Park, expertly hared by your scribe (New Balls Please).
Bushy Park trail
Amazingly, the drink stop supplies were still in their secret cache by the time the front runners got to the DS site. Less fortunately, they were discovered by some enterprising hasher and by the time the hare arrived most of the drink had been snarfed. Oh well.
Usual down-downs followed back a the pub. Can’t remember much else.
Here is a map showing locations of some of the WLH runs during 2017. Clicking on a run location will allow you to view the trail for that run.
Trail around Paddington Basin and surrounding area set by Roadkill.
Figure of 8 trail around Putney set by Contour.
Excellent hash food provided by the Eight Bells.
Trail around Bushy Park set by hare KC.
I missed the run on Thursday but thought I would do the trail anyway the following day. Tricky to follow even in broad daylight so I have no idea how you all got round in the dark.
Trail set by New Balls Please.
A, hopefully successful, attempt to avoid the usual Richmond hash cliches.
Pimms drink stop provided by Alison.
An alternative take on Barnes, hared by Rollback.
Included an innovative circular false trail!
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 .