A good size pack of nearly 30 turned out for a glorious Autumn run around Ludwell Valey Park. We were promised just a 3 mile trail (like it or lump it!) - but for the longs it turned out to be nearer 4. There were a good few climbs, and some strategically placed fish-hooks to 'enjoy'. Some mystical mushrooms to admire, and some mud thrown in for good measure. Splat, Bullbait and Wide made a splash in the puddle, which was a bit deeper than anticipated. By the end of the trail, Courgette was exhausted. (Photos below)
Fines went to Rocky, Doodle and Howlin' Wilf for missing the fish hook, Twin Peaks awarded one to herself for falling over, Bollards for calling for 'Al', and Stingray for shortcutting.
Next week we're at 'Scout' Hut Scout in Mincinglake, Stoke Hill (map)
Don't forget to Nominate for the Mismanagement positions by Saturday (see here), and tell me about your Xmas meal choices in the next 2 weeks.
Not many words this week becuase Speedy and Stix had to rush off the to rugby. But we welcomed back Isatiable who brought a "plus 1".
It was a really good size pack on a chilly morning. Over 5 miles on the longs with plenty of fishhooks to keep us together. Quotes of the week went to Cums to late, "How far down did you go", [talking to the shorts who overshot the sweetie stop] to which Spocky replied, "It depends on what type of weekend it is", and also to me (Stix) for telling Wide how you need to "cream your nuts" to make cashew cheese. We also had a new hasher, NastyBitz, who laid some of the trail along the road.
Itzybitz got a down down for new shoes, and was acoompanied by Spocky for sending her out in them. And we had a naming - "Cinderfella" for elaving his trainers on the roadside last week and ???? (Speedy can't remember!).
Next week we're at Prickly Pear Blossoms Park West Hill Devon (map), and then back to Chez …
Words below by Rocky
We started of by exaggerating the length of the trail and joking about it in all honesty there were to many jokes to recall.
It was a trail of much confusion as the trail winded through a small place of land
We had a check, and someone decided to run up a steep bank, which caused someone else to fall over.
Then we came to another check where speedy ran the wrong way causing Tampa to follow him into going the wrong way. Apparently if they carried on that way, they would’ve reached the sweet stop. That didn’t really make a difference anyway because the sweet stop was just around the corner!
I wrote at the start about how confusing it really was but after the sweet stop we winded into places where we had been before.
Some more comments from Stix.
It was definitely not a long hash - 2.25 miles, and we were back by 11.50. As Spocky suggeted, we really got to know every nook and cranny of the park! Lots of calling back by the hare as we managed to jump from the outgo…