Haldon Belvedere *Easter Sunday* - Wide Receiver - 21st April 2019

This week it was the Easter special and was laid by Wide Receiver from Haldon. When the circle was gathered everyone cracked out the Easter yokes, which nobody was pleased for.

First, Wide Receiver put us into 6 teams and gave us each an egg!  When the team got to a check the egg had to be passed on to another team member.  He explained a bit about the EGG markings (Easter gathering games) that we would find on the hash, and how we had to carry around the egg for the entire r*n, which - when the end of the hash came round - the winner would be the team who's egg had the least damage.

At an early check, Swinger (blue team) gave the egg to Chardonnay (on a different team) and then smashed the blue teams egg into shatters.  But Speedy picked up the pieces and carried them on!

We went up to the castle where Spocky and X-bits were married. Then we got to the first EGG and it was an egg and spoon race with a twist as the person holding the egg and spoon was on another team members back.…

Four Firs - Belltoll - 14th April 2019

R*n number 930Everybody was on time, apart from  Belltoll who only just made it back in time for the start of the trail.Ben the dog was very excited about the hashBelltoll was wearing latex gloves because he likes the feel of them.Bull Bait and Spocky were the only ones silly enough to be wearing shortsVery cold and windyWe first ran along the dusty paths of Woodbury Common until we came to a back check and struggled to find the trail.Wide always seemed to be miles ahead.Bollards and Twin Peaks laid down their hand bags to go for a wee together (see photo below)We came to our first long short through the woodsThe hills were icy and coldStix took the wimps route over the stream (he went over the bridge when he was meant to go through the stream)Bullbait mislead Speedy into a deep puddle, after which his shoes nearly fell apart.Sheriff Peaks dissed out some fines to all the ill-behaved peeps on da hash. Speedy, Woof Woof and I got fined for r*nning through a cross on a bridge apparently…

Joney's Cross - Spockybitz - 7th April 2019

Hash number 929 with 29 idiots in attendanceA sunny warm morning, but not as warm as it was when we left homeHaving forgotten he was laying the trail last week, Spocky was still very relaxed about it this morning, and only arrived to lay it at 9.30. But then he realised that he'd forgotten his trainers, so had to go back home, and only had half an hour to lay!Woodpecker arrived 5 mins early but Coffin and Imelda were late Bollards welcomed the hash but had a sore throat. Stix offered her something to suck on.The unfortunate return of Paperwork for the summer, but great to see Sore PointRocky was splashing everybody in the puddles We went off road and jumped over gorgesThe long/short split loop lost the longs, but they made it up by the time we got to the sweet stop We saw a man in camouflage taking pictures of the hot birds on the hash Woof Woof got stuck in a gorge, with Spocky running to the rescue of a damsel in distress, and Woodpecker did a ninja roll under barbed wireStix op…

Danes Wood - Child Catcher and Twin Peaks - 31 March 2019

Words by Speedy (and corrected by Stix)
Of course it was Mother’s Day!  But also Splat's birthdayGood to see Swinger back, and also HT2 and Endo, plus friend (sorry can't remember his hash name)Lots of fields, and a bit of shiggy A long wait at the first regroup, where we decorated our shoes with sawdust and flour and flowers to make Splat's birthday cakeWe ran past a farm holding its Lambing Sunday event. Lots of families there.  According to Stix when sheep conceive, they give birth 15 minutes laterSpeedy boring everyone about his flat earth theories (again)Son Of The Bits sprinted to the sweetie stop, after getting a free ride from Child catcherWhen we set off on a long, Howling Wilf at the top of the hill said to Child Catcher “I can see 2 peaks with a hole in the middle” (This will probably win him stupidest quote of the year award): there is an implied meaning behind this quote!Stix said that your number of nipples is equal to your number of testicles, this is true in…

Crediton - Woody - 24 March 2019

It was a lovely sunny spring-like day. We decided to take the scenic back roads from the 'Ninch' to Crediton a lovely rural route: 'Ooh is that cow's head stuck?' comment of the trip. 
We set off on a loop initially past the rugby pitches, through Shobrooke Park then out past many fields of oil seed rape . We saw some normal ramblers who looked as unclear as to where to go as we did and Bull bait played on a rope swing when he wasn't going the wrong way at practically every check. A really enjoyable trail, thanks Woody for' laying a lovely long one'. Twin Peaks kept her bum dry this week and Benji the dog has made a lot of progress, but demonstrated he's not quite ready to be let off the lead. It was good to see Puss and Boots and babes and fines should have gone to whoever left Tampa to 'look after' the sweets for the walkers... 
We forgot to do a hash flash but this is the 6.5 miles done by the longs. Next week's trail is Splat's Birt…

Haldon Hill - Wide Receiver - 17th March 2019

Some thoughts from Speedy, and some photos below An unsettled morning, mostly sunny, with snow as we all arrived.Woodpecker was lateSpocky had to save Twin Peaks from getting wet, after she fell into his gorge. She quite enjoyed getting "saved" (photo below)Rocky mislead everyoneRocky fell overWe ate some American sweetsTampa did a fish hookWe saw some frog spawnSpocky, Speed and Stix jumped into a big puddle as the hash flash was being taken, soaking Total Eclipse, Howlin' Wilf and Rocky. Mad Max also got an earful of mud (see photo below)Then Bullbait soaked Childcatcher (brave man!)Stix brought in some of his special love drink, which everyone enjoyedNot as good as our hash  Next week we're at Lords Meadow Leisure Centre, Crediton (map) for a trail laid by Woody and Don't Panic!

University of Exeter - Stix, Bollards, Speedy and Rocky - 3rd March 2019

This week we hashed from outside of the Hatherly Laboratory - parking off the road to save paying!
A very rainy cold morningBollards had an arrow up her leggingsAll the marks were washed away by the rainWe admired the statue of Floella Spocky was lateWoodpecker wasn’t lateMad Max's dog is now understanding human lifeBullbait kept saying that he hadn’t seen this part of Exeter before, although he had been living here for 12 years.We ignore the footpath closed signs, and there was a bit of a squeeze getting out the other end.Speedy mislead the shortsWoof Woof went down a path saying that “that's a dead end,” so she decided to go in that direction anywayLots of slippery bits, Stingray told everyone to be careful then fell over himselfStix brought some home-made tepache to enjoy after the trail - and people actually liked it!  (recipe here: should win trail of the monthFebru…