4th September - East Hill Strips - Jekyll + Hyde

Well what an experience todays hash turned out to be, great trail and great BBQ these hares certainly pulled out all the stops. With the bewitching hour of 1100hrs approaching, the pack were ready for the off, all that was missing was the second hare, FF remarking that he had not seen "hyde nor hare" of him, which made many chuckle in the pack. Jekyll remained calm and started to explain the trail, the usual stuff, when from nowwhere appeared Bell-Toll in his car, late of course. He then told us this story about why he was late, blaming his car which apparently got stuck in some mud/ditch whilst avoiding another vehicle, he claimed he was rescued by a kind local who got both the car and Bell-Toll out of the offending mud.
At last we were off at a blistering pace, well, we were going downhill some of the pack achieving gallop mode. Tail-Lamp complained that his body could only just keep up with speed of his legs, somehow he managed to stop at the bottom of this never ending descent, avoiding a possible pile-up as a queue of hashers were waiting to get over a stile. Once over the stile came pay back time with a long stretch of climbing, several hashers adopting the head down approach which seemed to last for a week. Bonus time finally arrived, more down-hill, closely followed by the usual long/short split, the longs continuing down-hill, the rest of us enjoying a lovely flat route The joy on the shorts faces had to be seen!
After yet another hill was climbed the pack were glad to see a sweet stop, plus chance to recharge our body batteries, we were treated to jelly babies, fruit gums and marshmallows. We set off once more and within half an hour came the view that was greeted with joy, the car park !
We all noticed that there was still no Mr Hyde the reason being he had gone home to light the BBQ having checked out some of the trail marks, as it had rained since the trail had been laid. The pack all made it back to the hare's house where we all enjoyed the food and drink on offer, whilst sun bathing in the garden.Well done Jeykll and Hyde


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