1564 Report & 1565 Notice

Run 1564
January 16, 2013
Leafy Glade
Hares: Dingaling, Overdue

But Not For You
By Victim

A few months ago, Dingaling and I (and Sam the dog) recced (pronounced ˈre-kēd) a run that would take hashers along the very old stone village trail through Lam Kam Valley. Despite the short length of the trail, we failed.  Impenetrable shiggy, especially a mammoth-sized fallen tree, blocked the path.  “Let’s find a way through!” said Victim, determined as he always is, to press on despite the worst conditions. “No,” said Dingling, calmly and maturely, patting my shoulder in pity.  “There is a fine run here, Victim,” and then he paused, “but not for you.” And so we abandoned our effort.

However, for the Northern New Territories Hash, Dingaling sent out into the woods a far more intrepid hasher than Victim – namely Overdue – who, armed only with a small axe and the determination acquired through many years of marriage and motherhood, somehow managed to clear the entire trail (!) including all signs of the huge downed tree. 
These efforts by Dingaling and his SP produced a great evening run, with Victim naturally finishing last, closely preceded by Beer Tits, Dram, and Serbian Bomber (who felt Victim’s shouts of “Help; it’s dark” required some attention). Other hashers finished considerably earlier, taking pleasure rather than pain by running (did I mention it was dark?) over a trail distinguished by numerous twists and turns, several invisible, gaping holes, a moderate hill, and many beautiful stone stairs, lovingly crafted by Lam Tsuen villagers in the distant past. 
Following the run, Plod presided over a lively circle ably assisted by Mango Groove (who did his spot-on impersonation of Stingray) and others. Golden Balls attempted futilely to maintain law and order until he was finally silenced by a quip to the head. 
Among the hashers in attendance were Salesman, BJ, Dram, T-bird,  Beer Tits,  LSG,  Serbian Bomber, G-Spot, Velcro Lips, Eunuch, Gunpowder Plod, Overdue, Dingaling, One Eyed Jack, Stingray, Mango Groove, Golden Balls and Golden Jelly. And one charming Hash virgin visitor, whose name I forgot but who shouted “trail” with the enthusiasm of a seasoned hasher.  
Writing on behalf of the N2TH3, “where every step is an adventure” (if you like that sort of thing)

Run 1565
Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 7.30pm
Sheung Shui

Hare: Liberace


1566    Jan 30    Mystery Hare – Birthday run
1567    Feb 6     Bogbrush
1568    Feb 13   Gunpowder Plod – CNY
1569    Feb 20   Big Moany
1570    Feb 27   Moonie

1563 Report & 1564 Notice

Run 1563 Report
Kam Tin Valley
January 9, 2013
Hare: Dram

The Crow Black Gloom
By Dingaling

‘Twas the coldest night of the year, but all the hashers came to run; the meek, the strong, the bold; for the hare, Dram, had promised much goodness along with birthday cheer. They came from far and wide, 15 runners with animals and friends, for tonight would be a short run, 40 minutes in the cold black gloom of Kam Tin.
In the crow black, slow black night the hashers ran, walked and waddled through the villages of Shui Tsan Tin and Tsz Tong. Like a lost puppy dog they wandered seeking the trail. On up the hill, past the deserted graves and onto the catchment, Big Moany always at the front. Left at the check, following the slow moving waters of the catchwater and the dark portals of the tunnels, no time to wonder about their construction, no time to ponder about their role in the development of Hong Kong, on on to the next check. 
Left down the hill, past the resting places of the village great and good; the smell of pig farm in the air and the scattered hell money marking a recent burial, Big Moany bouncing along in the lead. Over the hill and far away, down through the village and onto the road, its time to head home. Big Moany running in the opposite direction. Mango Groove edging Stingray in a shameful sprint finish, Golden Balls on their heels. Time to drink cold beer, time to talk and time to collect hash cash.
The GM presided over the circle, to many returnees, to many private circles, to much cold. So on the the restaurant and birthday cheer. 

Run 1564 Notice

Date: January 16, 2013
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Leafy Glade
Hare: Dingaling

Hare says: “With Dingaling’s enormous chopper in her hand, Overdue has cleared a new path for the hash. Forty minutes, wimps and rambos.”

Run 1563 – notice
Hare: Dram
Date: Wednesday, January 9
Time: 7.30pm
Place: Kam Shui South Road (see map)
Drive: Take Kam Sheung Road from the Sek Kong roundabout. After 1400 metres turn right to Kam Shui South Road, just before you reach the Season’s Palace housing development. Drive 100 metres along the nullah and park on the waste ground. Note there are roadworks for about 20 metres on Kam Sheung Road just before the junction that reduce the road to single lane
Bus: 64K from Tai Po or Yuen Long
On on: At the nearby restaurant on Kam Sheung Road. Bring your own Dram!
Enquiries: Dram 9869 1320
And from Run 1562, courtesy of Stingray:

Jan 2 Headlines______

Three way tie for gold medal on Braemar Hill shakes up the standings!!!
Eunuch rib still cracked up!!!
Velcro surges up from the bottom!!!

All reassuringly cryptic.