Showing posts from October, 2016

The 10th Autumn Gathering and CoE H3's 800th hash

It was in the planning (at least by Spocky!)  for months, and finally the weekend was upon us.  Bollards, Speedy, Rocky and I arrived mid-afternoon at Cross to recce our Sunday trail.  Bollards had explicitly told me only to take one pair of trousers.  Pity we choose to walk the trail in our non-hashing clothes ... never mind - muddy jeans for the rest of the weekend!  Then a quick journey across to Charterhouse, where the beer was already tapped and things were already getting going.  As the hashers gathered, the food mounted and the fun started.  A great selection of food brought by one and all, and Strapo and Swampy did a great job of getting it ready.  

Silverton - Hole-in-1 and Black Widow - 23rd October 2016

This week's words by Groucho! 

Newton St Cyres - Groucho and Bean Bag - 16th October 2016

The road closures in and around Exeter due to the Great West Run didn’t hamper the journeys of those who made it to today’s hash, and with no late comers, it can be assumed that everyone who intended to be there, was.  Janet made an interesting entrance to the car park; arriving off road across a field!

Getting to Sunday's trail

Its the Great West Run on Sunday, which might mean that you have to carefully plan your journey to the hash ( Newton St Cyres Golf Club ). Groucho has issued the following advice:  Please find website address for Great West Run 2016 which shows road closure times and map of run route.  or telephone 07500129604. It would appear that the route from Sainsburys Alphington via Cowick Lane,Buddle Lane, Exwick  Road then St Andrews Road which joins the A377 at Cowley then as normal to golf course is  due to be open to traffic from 10.30 hrs. I  will for my part delay the start of hash until 11.15 hrs.

Exeter Golf and Country Club - Blobby and Twin Peaks - 9th October 2016

This week's trail was a bit different.  Blobby had organised a fundraiser in aid of MND at the golf club on Topsham Road.  We had a good size pack of 30+, and Teign Valley Pedal Bashers joined in too for their own trail - apparently into the city and back via the Turk Locks.  We all got a t-shirt for our £5 donation from some really happy MND volunteers (how mad are they to be that cheerful on a Sunday morning!).  Blobby took the virgin hashers over to a dark corner - allegedly to show them his markings, and then after a few ramblings from Spocky - we were off.

Warren Car Park, Woodbury Common - Tampa - 2nd October 2016

The hash circled up at 5 past 11, without the Hare, who apparently had “probably gone to get a coffee”.  He eventually turned up at 10 past and was followed into the packed car park by several vehicles all containing well-dressed families, who proceeded to block us all in as they weren’t going to be there as long as we were.  I’m not sure what they were doing, but I certainly wouldn’t wear clothes like that if I were walking on Woodbury Common.

Next Week's Trail

Next week's trail is the MNDA fundraiser from Exeter Gold and Country Club (map). £5 entry, kids free with an adult. BBQ to follow with drink for £10 (£5 kids). Please try to book in advance by emailing More info from Blobby Organised and hared by Blobhoblin