It is such a long time or at least distance since that run on Tuesday that I can’t even remember the name of the pub. It is so strange to do a hash in Winchmore Hill and 30 hours later arrive in Calgary, Canada. Boy that was a long hash!!
OK, after the usual instructions from the hare (Ken) we set of to find the flour which according to the hare was not on the right or left side but could be anywhere. Following the trail we found our self skirting ‘Tragoe’s Plantation’ (no idea what they plant there!), across the A404 towards Woodrow Farm and back across A404. Twice across that busy road and all hashers are still alive and in one piece, not to be taken for granted.
With Ken’s 5+ miles for the long we started to wonder if I will make it for my 4pm flight to Calgary the next day. Now climbing up to Coleshill Ken took us off the footpath (according to the map) turning left just below Coleshill. If you look on Google map there is continuous track that from the air looks like a giant footprint. Somewhere along this last stretch was the long/short split and the pace or the long picked up a bit. We now went through Coleshill, turned right towards Bowers Farm, the long way around Luckings Farm and on towards Herfordshire House. Does this mean we are no longer in Buckinghamshire!!! We now knew we are getting closer to the pub as my GPS already said 6.5 miles but that we still has some distance to cover. We now followed Coleshill Lane towards Winchmore Hill, turned left across the field to Fagnall Lane where the awaited On Inn was but still almost half a mile to climb up Fagnall Lane to the pub and some well deserved refreshments.
Thanks a lot Ken for a fabulous 5.5m run that actually was 7.4m and all the food.
Thank you all for being such a great if motley bunch and the friendships I was able to make with many of you. Will sure miss these Tuesday nights. Will keep in touch and if any of you come to Calgary let me know. You are welcome. So, for the last time a runs report from me. Sam.