First hash of the new “rule-of-six” era, hared by Man Magnet. Starting from Kingston Gate into Richmond Park, and taking us via a well laid trail into a veritable labyrinth inside the Isabella Plantation, from which only a few hashers managed to escape.
Those fortunate enough to find their way out made it to the socially-distanced drink stop, where a one-in, one-out rule just about managed to keep the total numbers down to six for most of the time. But unfortunately no circle and down-downs in these unusual times. Then on to various pubs in Norbiton and Kingston for additional refreshment in our smaller groupings. Not ideal, but a great hash none the less.
This week’s trail was hared by virgin WLH hares Sex Toy and Headmistress, and took us around several of the green spaces in the borough of Ealing. Afterwards, Sex Toy admitted that, at > 11.5km, it was somewhat longer than he had intended, but he had “just got carried away”. Anyway, a well laid trail, with a drink stop. Or in the end, two drink stops. The first attempt resulted in the first dozen or so hashers getting locked into Walpole Park by some council jobsworth. Having escaped from that, drink stop #2 was established on Ealing Green and successfully served the remaining hashers. A brief circle was convened to thank the hares for their efforts, and welcome miscellaneous visitors and returnees. Then back to the Kings Arms for more beers, and the supply of hash chips and sandwiches. Not sure whether this was thanks to the efforts of our Hare Raiser, Optimist, the hares, or just the landlord’s good heart. Anyway, most welcome. Also on offer was substantial quantities of Ethopean injera flat-bread, supplied by Sex Toy to celebrate the Ethopean New Year, which is on 11 September.
This weeks run was hared by Wacker and featured the streets and parks in and around South Kenton, with a drink stop and circle in Northwick Park.
Back at the Windermere, the landlord had very kindly laid on their usual hash feast, which was well received by the assembled pack.
This weeks run was hared by Ryde and Table Whine, and took us on a very pleasant trail though the wilds of Elthorne Park and the Grand Union Canal.
As with previous week’s hashes, WLH members exhibited exemplary social distancing awareness in the circle, rigorously enforced by joint RAs, Wacker and KMA.
Our second post-lock-down socially distanced hash was hared by Martian Matron, and took around the streets of North Acton, Hanger Lane and Ealing.
First post-lockdown hash, hared by Pope with drink stop assistance provided by Butt Plug.