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University of Exeter - Stix and Bollards - 16th April 2017

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Best hash of the year - so don't forget to Rate the Hash and vote for it!
We 'Easter' Hared the trail from the Hatherly Labs, at the University of Eggseter, which is an eggcellent venue for this holiday weekend.  There were a few noticiable absentees, not including Paperwork had to go and find 'a proper toilet' up at the Forum Building, but a good sized pack of some 30-odd gathered on a slightly chilly but sunny morning.
The trail started with a long-short, with the longs fooled into going up the road towards the squash club, when actually the trail went across the valley and along the side of the cricket pitch, before heading across the road and around the student accommodation. It rejoined the shorts back at the very beginning of the trail.  Meanwhile the shorts were making good progress, along past the lakes and up onto Pennsylvania road.  Our 'check-back' caused some confusion becuase it had been coloured in, but Rocky and I remarked it for the longs to…

Tiverton - Hole-in-1 - 9th April 2017

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Some may say that this was the first summer hash of the year.  Not becasue of the weather (which was stunning), but becuase of the return of Sorepoint and Paperwork after their winter hibernation. And they had brought Tiverton visitors with them (sorry, I failed to get their names, or intoduce them properly to the hash!). We all had to pay parking charges, but it was nice to know that Mid-Tiverton Council had anticipated  Miss Peak's visit as the machines were about 2 foot off the floor!

Stoke Woods - Bull Bait - 2nd April 2017

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Today's trail was in honour of Splat's 9th Birthday.  Apparently, she had laid the last third of the trail (alongside Stingray), and Bull-Bait had done the rest, while CC put her foot up.We were advised that there were a number of L/S splits, with L/S standing for Lunacy and Safe rather than the usual definition.  We were clearly told that it was a 2 and on trail, but that didn't stop a number of people shouting On 2, when they should have shouted On On.

Topsham - Hole-in-1 - 26th March 2017

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I arrived at the car park a little early, but took Bull Baits advice and didn’t purchase my parking ticket at that point just in case we had a really long run and didn’t get back within the 2 hour timeslot.  Some people didn’t purchase parking tickets at all as they parked on the road (Damp-patch), and nearly got run over for their trouble while trying to cross over to the car park.  Unfortunately, he also managed to leave his fine money in the car, so he owes 20p the next time he hashes.  As the time ticked towards 11am and there was still no sign of the hare, we began to wonder whether she had remembered to put her clock forward, but luckily, just a few minutes after 11 she arrived, without her co-hare, Blutoe, who had decided to stay in bed!

Templer Way, Liverton - Mouthful and No Butt - 19th March 2017

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It was a large turnout for No Butt and Mouthful’s second hash for City of Exeter from this venue. We arrived nice and early, remembering the car park from last time around! The hares arrived at about 5 to 11, complete with takeaway coffee and the circle eventually got together at about 5 past, which was strange as there weren’t really any late comers.

Newton St Cyres - Groucho - 12th March 2017

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A quick please before the words: Hares urgently required for April 9th, 23rd and 30th.   Please volunteer ASAP.
As normal for “Grizzly Sunday” there was a small turnout. We considered having a minutes silence for those partaking while we waited for Woodpecker to arrive, but instead Groucho just put some easy to follow marks at the beginning of the trail.

Dalditch Riding Stables - Spocky and Itzybitz - 5th March 2017

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Nice to be back at the Riding Stables for our second visit, and the spectacular cream teas were being highly anticipated as the pack gathered in the cold and wind.  As we huddled together, Groucho announced that Sunday lunches would be available next week at the Crown and Sceptre in Newton St Cyres for £7.50.