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East Hill Strips - Howlin' Wilf and Riverdance - 18th August 2019

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This week we hashed somewhere near Ottery, which for those of you who are less capable at geography, is in Devon, England, to our delight the trail was laid by Howling Wilf and Riverdance.

We watched a plane come over the car park Only the elite few turned up, as well as the hashers A man in a western power landrover drove top speed up the car park, and then to show off maxed it out in reverse. An elderly man's arrived and did a big smelly poo in the middle of the track. Twin peak's told him to clear it up - which he did by flicking into the ditch. Woodpecker turned up late We were told in the circle, that it was one-and-on on the longs but was 3-and-on on the shorts. Very confusing for hashers We were alarmed to find that there was some shooting in a nearby field, I did not know what they were shooting at Quote of the week "I haven't got my leg over on a SUnday morning for a long time" (Twin Peaks). There was a sweet stop where Speedy, Stix and Rocky arrived fir…

Woodbury Common - Woodpecker - 11th August 2019

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A good turnout today - especially considering Isca's Roman Away Day in Teignmouth. Obviously the temptation of Mrs Woodpecker's food and drink afterwards was too good to miss. It was also going to be a day of dodging the showers, and we nearly managed this - it just began to rain as we left Exton.

Bollards kicked the hash off - nearly 10 mins late - but there were no late comers for a change! We gathered round some puddles and some dog poo (which Bull Bait was hoping some would step in, but which Boots kindly scooped up). As with most of Woodpecker's trails, he managed to get the whole pack going the wrong way at the start!

There was an early long-short split as we headed towards the Model Air field car park, then another long-short near the woods to the north, where the longs struggled a bit to find the trail that looped them back up a very steep slope to the shorts. Through the woods, where we lost the trail again in the ferns and bracken, across the road and to the regro…

Exminster - Stix and family - 4th August 2019

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This week we ran from Days Pottles Lane, starting from a bridge over the A38 near Exminster, hared by the whole Stix family.

Run number 946The best 16 hashers attendedStix pose the question "How many bridges will we cross?"We came across a flattened moleThose on the shorts saw some llamas, and then went up a the very steep Coffinswell LaneThe longs enjoyed a long-long, with fish hooks!Bridge number 1 across the M5On the short, Stix managed to send X-bitz, Itzy-bitz, Son of the Bitz, and Woodpecker the wrong wayAfter a while we reached the sweetie stop where the shorts arrived before the longs, except for Tampa who overshot and went on the longs until he found the ha-ha - then came back to the sweeties stop once we were a;ready tucking in.From the sweet stop we could see the cars on the bridge where we startedAnother long-short split after we ran down the side of the A30When the shorts reached the end of a path, they came across some blackberries which weate, everyone agreed t…

Bradninch - Child Catcher and Twin Peaks - 28th July 2019

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This week was run number 945
It was Stingrays 14th Birthday!Woodpecker, Woody, kanga and Don’t Panic where all lateSpeedy tried out his new Donald Trump handshakeFishhooks where 7, we had to use 2 fingers to countWe took a steep up hill turn before reaching the regroupThere was a long short where the longs where treated to a further increase in gradientPaperwork convinced Rocky that there was an electric fence, he touched to find that it wasn’t electricWe reached the peak and sped down hill at top speed until we reached the sweat (sweety?) stopWe hand a conversation about animals biting and how human bites are most likely to be infectious, Stix said “that can’t be true because bollards bite me all of the time” (entry for quote of the year!)We came to the final regroup where we were challenged to come up with as many poultry related names as possible due to the names of the houses (Cockwell Meadow, Paxo House...)We came back into the town of Broadclyst (I think you'll find its Brad…

Cheriton Bishop - Woody - 14th July 2019

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Words this written by Speedy and Rocky.

This week we hashed from Cherrington Bishop on the bridge over the A30 laid by woody.
The hare planned very hot weatherRun number 943Stingray cleverly decided that there where 2 ways that it could be to get off the bridge.We accidentally ran through the primary schoolWe completed a loop before crossing over the bridge where we startedStingray took his top offRocky and stingray cooled off in someone’s sprinklerWe ran through another field before reaching the sweet stopWoof Woof said that she wanted 4 children, because if there is 3 then there is always an odd one out, Spocky suggested that to achieve 4 children she should go to Woodpeckers pool, like X-bits did.Spocky kicked a dog (accidentally)The longs ran up a hill before finding a very funny joke (HAHA)In the circle fines were awarded toSpocky the usualVarious for sitting downEnglish Muffin and Baby Bare's brand new baby was named Pit Stop becuause tey had to take a pit stop to change a na…

Ilford (Bitz's Manor) - Spockybitz - 7th July 2019

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As we drove in, we met a road block on the lane. What are these nutters doing- then we realised it was Twin Peaks and Howlin' Wilf, who were lost.  For once, I was the only who knew where the Bitz's lived.

After Bullbait and Childcatcher had some dubious conversation about meat in baps, Spocky announced that the trail wasn't very long, and he'd only decided this morning which direction it was going to go in.  We headed down the lane and into a field.  We ran round the field. Then we ran round another field. And ran around that same field again.  It was hot!  Thinking that all these fields look the same, we may or may not have run around one of the fields a third time.  There were plenty of long-short splits, and these may have taken us around a field.  In the second half, we crossed the lane and around what was definitely a different field.  We had a sweetie stop in the corner, before heading into the neighbouring field and running around it.  The on home took us past …

Exminster - Bollards - 30th June 2019

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Words by Speedy and Rocky this week. Hopefully Spocky has got a photo... there was no Happy Snapper and Stix stayed home cooking pizzas

Today it was hot and humid. We started in the back garden of the house and circled up, we then started by going around the field. On the field were 2 long short splits quite close together. As we exited the estate we came to another long short split in short succession. The longs went up and around and the shorts went direct to a check where it took a long time to find out which way the trail went and was eventually found. When the longs caught up the shorts were already having a sit down on a park bench while they waited for the longs to go past the fishhook which was numbered 8. The next thing that happened was the sweet stop, which was held in a play park where Spocky, Bullbait, Paperwork tried to impress the ladies by completing a kid balancing rope. Then it was almost straight back to the finish where we had two more long short splits before runn…