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George V playing fields, Exeter - Stix - 12th Aug 2018

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Just 11 of us on this week's trail - not very surprising really given the holiday season and the overnight rain.  But we certainly represented the quality of the hash, if not quantity! We welcomed Skylark from London, who had been invited by Sorepoint to the A2B hash yesterday, and joined us today while he was in the county. 
It was my lay, and I'd been out since 9.30 in the rain, but was flummoxed laying the final bit because Mill Road - the lane the follows the river - was closed. So arrived in the car park, looking like a drowned rat, a few minutes after 11.  
I took the trail towards Bridge Road, knowing that since its one-way, no-one would spot the marks on their way in. But I had to be carefully to kick out any marks from Isca's hash the previous Wednesday. The trail went up the dual carriage way then onto the playing fields, while I cut the walkers short.   Back together, we made our way up onto Topsham Road, then into Ludwell Valley park.  We nearly lost Belltoll thr…

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Hares needed for 23rd and 30th September please!
Next week (12th) we are hashing from King George V Playing Fields in Countess Wear, Exeter.  Note: We will meet at the car park on Countess Wear Road NOT the one behind the Beefeater. Take School Lane (off Topsham Road) towards the Tally Ho!. 

Blackbury Camp hash - 29 July 2018 - Sorepoint and Paperwork

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Words by Tampa...A small turnout for blackbury camp only 10 +1 late comer[woodpeker]. A loop around the hill fort a short bit of road and off into the woods. Down a long way to a stream and up again the other side of the valley. Lots of ups and downs through new territory for most of us. Small pack means lots of sweets. 3 long short splits 4.5 miles a good hash thank you Paperwork and Sorepoint.

September hares

Update to hares for September

2nd - English Muffin, Cup Cake and Baby Bear - venue required
9th - Blobby - venue required
16th - hare required
23rd - hare required
30th - hare required

Cowley Bridge - Groucho and Bean Bag - 22nd July 2018

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A stranger returns... our GM was back to lay the trail today, helped by his much better half, Bean Bag.  We grouped together in the lay-by outside of the Steiner School, already sweating as the Sunday morning Range Rovers dropped off their weekly recycling.  Groucho explained that the first mark was a bit of a miss, because he managed to spill the floor when he tripped over the dog!

We headed away towards Cowley Bridge, and then up through the houses to a play park.  It looked like there was no exit, but there was, discovered by Spocky, and he disappeared into the bushes with Child Catcher (making the most of Bull bait's absence!).  Across the very dry fields which Groucho explained that he uses for dogging, sorry, dog walking.  This was a new bit of Exeter to me, and it seemed everyone else on the trail.  Lots of shouts of short cutting were heard, but we were just following the front runners.

Then we dropped down on the Belle Vue Road, which took us towards Duryard halls of resi…

Subs

The amount of funds we're collecting via subs is down this year, so please can we ask that if you don't pay annually, that you offer up your £1s after each trail. Otherwise we're going to have to reduce the hash-circle beers and snacks! Speedy is going to help Spocky collect them, and he's put together a spreadsheet on his phone to keep track of everything!

City of Exeter trails in August?

We still have no hares for 12th, 19th or 26th August. I can lay one of them, but that leaves two gaps. I need to let Buzby know for the diary by Friday. The other options is that we have a break, and start up again in September. Let me know your thoughts.