This year’s venue was the The Crown in Ley Hill and again, as last year, a warm fine evening was awaiting, let’s hope that bit also becomes a regular event I understand from the hash report for last week’s run the weather was a little inclement.
There’s not much I can say about the pre hash pep talk as I missed most of it as is becoming the norm for me but I did catch that the long was about 5.5 miles and the short 4 miles and noticed a couple of new faces and the return of a familiar one Niffer back on a six week visit from Nigeria.
The on-on was called up Jason’s Hill and into Botley before venturing out into open fields. It was at some point around here after crossing a few fields that the pack gathered at a cross roads of path ways, Des keen for the hash to maintain the cracking pace it had set out at called the on-on straight on so the FRB’s never ones to miss an opportunity to stay ahead of the game all ran off right! The pack was pretty much back together again by the time we crossed Rushmere Lane. Ken helpful as ever called out the warning of “petrol on the right”, now any hasher as experienced as Ken should know particularly after the FRB’s demonstration that the correct warning for that situation should have been “ petrol on the right not that right your other right“. Once safely across it was a loop round Orchard Leigh to Two Dells Lane and the long short split. The longs continued the loop out and around Lye green while the shorts cut out left and went through the middle. Des escorted the shorts leaving the longs in Roger’s capable hands so it wasn’t long before the map had to be consulted.
The two routes converged near Brockhurst Farm for a little way before the longs had another loop this, time towards Chesham before skirting around Botley through Tyler’s Hill Wood, here it became apparent that next week we will have to start carrying torches again.
There was some discussion around the hares stated distance of 5.5 miles or had it been measured in Desometres one Desometre being greater than one mile, pot calling the kettle black springs to mind as the main protagonist is well known for his use of Kenometres one of which is equal to 2.837 miles ( no name no pack drill, you know who you are).
Back in the Crown Des treated the hash to some excellent chips each one having been individually carved by hand from a single potato. Well done Des great run and chips.