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Ashclyst Forest - Footloose - 29th May 2016

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We didn't make this trail, so no words (unless anyone wants to provide them!).  But a photo from Spocky from Facebook.

Next week's hash is from Upham's Plantation on Woodbury Common (map is here). Please don't forget to rate the hash - the hare of the best trail of the year will receive an award at the 2016 Christmas hash.

Exton Village Events

On 10 & 11th June there will be Festivities for the Queens 90th, in the marquee on the Exton village green.Any hashers who would like to join Woodpecker’s table(s), let him know at brian.jwood@oultlook.com, or at the next run.On the Friday at 7.30 pm, a murder mystery “A Fete Worse than Death”.  After the short play, the audience are invited to question the cast, and guess who dunnit.  This is a chance to see Woodpecker make an even bigger idiot of himself than usual, and possibly accuse him, or see him done in – who knows?  Option – dress up as villagers going to a Fete – prizes!Tickets at £12 include a nice 2 course supper by the Puffing Billy,Saturday 11th – usual Village Fete in the afternoon – various stalls etc, Children’s sports at 4.30.  No charge. Evening 7pm, its party time.  Admission £15 includes a hog roast.  Children free, with bbq food available to buy.  Format – Royal Quiz at 7 sharpish, then with dancing etc to “The Jar” band.A Bar will be open for both evening fu…

Summer Hares required

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We need two hares for July, then we're booked up until September.  Your last chance to lay a BBQ/beach/river/picnic/inflatable hash!  The dates are
24th July
31st July.

Please let me know.
On On
Stix

Clyst St Mary - Tampa - 22nd May 2016

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Tampa, Runner Bean and Paperwork were all celebrating Birthdays this week and as has become tradition, we celebrated in style with a trail around Clyst St Mary and a BBQ in Tampa’s garden.
The trail took us down into the village where most of the pack wrongly assumed that we would be heading onto the marshes, so we all negotiated the wall to get into the field, decided there weren’t actually any marks there and climbed back over again.  The next leg of the trail led us up a long lane which was mainly marked in fish-hooks.  As we headed off up a track into a field, the rain really began to come down.  Some attempted to shelter underneath a tree whilst others bravely checked and found the trail (at the same time trying to keep warm).  Eventually we reached a long/short split.  The longs were treated to a beautifully manicured field, before turning onto a lane and re-joining the shorts at the sweetie stop.
We headed back towards Clyst St Mary via a muddy farm track and a field with some …

East Hill Strips - Strapo and Swampy - 15th May 2016

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Nice to go to an under used part of our patch, and it was a stunning morning for the hash.  Many seemed to have arrived early - presumably because we weren't all sure of where we were going!  But the usuals arrived late... Woodpecker, Fancy Licker, and Coffin and co.  In fact, Coffin and Emelda didn't pitch up until twenty past - by which point the rest of us had left the car park.  Prior to that, Spocky had welcomed the pack, and introduced the hares (twice due to latecomers).  We learnt that the hares had to lay the trail the morning, after deciding that the route they tried to lay yesterday was far too long.

Crediton railway Station - Woody - 8th May 2016

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A proper summer's hash!  It was nice to be out Crediton-way for a change, and much of the trail was new to me.  Our hare, Woody, welcomed us to Crediton with a bit of history: Crediton is where the tradition of Christmas Tree's originated, thanks to St Boniface.  She also explained much about the trail, which included a full health and safety assessment - "You run at your own risk"!

Mincinglake Valley Park - Twin Peaks - 1st May 2016

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Twin Peaks had agreed to lay today's trail, because no-one else could!  She was therefore quite surprised to find so many turn up.  Apparently we (Bollards, Stix and family) weren't supposed to be coming either, so she'd been shopping.  We now have an almighty stash of hash crisps!
It was great to see Hole-in-1 back hashing (but then she only lives over the road from the car park), and also Son-of-the-bitz, who seemed to be getting over his chicken pox well.  Plus two more with injuries who'd been absent in recent weeks, 3D (bad knee) and Spocky (torn ligament after playing too hard with someones balls, apparently).  And not forgetting Double-D who was the only one to make it to the hash after doing the Salcombe Marathon yesterday.