Hash #397 held on 12th October 2003
Deux Bras near Riche en Eau
Alan "Strong On" Grihault and Andy "The Hustler" Belfitt
Reena from Curepipe – who tried it and liked it!
Gilbert and Pascal Lepoigneur
Welcome back Philia! Good to see you 'up and about' again.
Summer has definitely arrived. It was getting very hot and dry out there.
Alan claimed to have spotted this hash-site from a plane on a flight into
Mauritius. Good eyesight these hashers.
By the time he landed he'd sketched out the hash on the back of an Air
Mauritius landing card.
This was advertised as a Training Run: which the hares took to mean "run
like a train"! Not an express train, however, but one stopping at every
station from here to eternity.
27 checks! We were treated to a rarely seen viewpoint, on a disused bridge
over a picturesque river overlooked by a giant flame-dragon tree. Then
a jaunt through the undergrowth, briefly distracted by a false trail in
flagrant contravention of established hash convention, led via an interesting
diversion over a small hump to a solid run in and around the fields.
Eventually some began running out of steam, while others went non-stop
to the On-on.
Overall there was almost unanimous praise for the hares, with one notable
exception….(He who got lost !)
Eric was standing in as RA today, his authority in no way undermined by
a half-hearted attempt to pull down his shorts. The short-cutters (and
not the short-pullers) were called, finally, to account. Trouble was that
there were so many of them that volunteers were required to stand as representatives.
3 came forward: Mike Thompson, Perry and Blob.
The RA's justice falls also upon the mighty: the hares were cited for
illegal trail marking, causing the RA himself to go needlessly uphill.
Selina, Eric's daughter, foolishly attempted to snitch on another hasher
for wearing hiking boots. Not even paternal love and devotion could save
her from a down-down for being a sneak!
Food: Many thanks to Bob and Jackie who, we understand, have been smoking
sausages for days in preparation for today.
Smelly Blue. Absent today. Perhaps Barbie Doll has not
yet worked up the nerve actually to wear this thing in public!
Children's Award The illustrious order of the dodo was
awarded to Stuart, who contemplated it briefly and then quickly shared
it with another lad. Wise boy, Stuart.
Next Hash: See below
(in reserve for next time - Marie-André)
|Alan's Receding Hareline:
||Hares - Area
||David & Juliette
||Etienne & Gilbert F.
|8th & 9th November
||Round Mauritius Charity Run & BBQ.
||Sandip - Camping week end, Post
||Tom & Ruth
||Blob - MUG - Red dress run
||End of Year run
1. Andy is organising the Round-Mauritius-Relay-Run for charity. He assures
us that all is under control except that some of the runners don't seem
to be taking things at all seriously. Don't let us down at the last minute
Anyway, he has enough volunteers who will each run either 5 or 10 km legs.
About 30 more have volunteered to be stewards and check on the runners.
Some more reserve runners still needed.
The idea is that we would set off on Saturday and run all night, arriving
at the end (Baie du Cap) on Sunday in time for a reception/cocktail. HRH
Prince Edward is scheduled to pay us a visit and meet the runners. Click
here for full details
2. Training sessions are now in full swing at 5pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays
at Gymkhana Club, also most days at about 5pm at Trou-aux-Cerfs. Come
and join in! It may even do you some good !!
3. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money) on
glass bottles (beer, softies)! Please do not throw them away with
the rubbish (or even take them home).
4. Walks take place on most Sundays when there is no Hash. See the
"Friendly walks" page for
| HASH MISH-MANAGEMENT
(Lord) Russell & Geeta "Tinkerbel" Morrant
Line + Trailmasters:
Alan "Strong on" Grihault
||Andy "The Hustler"
||Tom & Geeta
|Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids:
||Bob & Jackie
"J & B" Russell
White" & David "Shorty" Colbert
Russell( www.bob-russell.net )