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Woodpecker's hash mumbling about Badgers Holt

Woodpecker's visiting son in law, "This-big",  and his Grandog got off to a very belated start, due to canine resistance at the stepping stones.  The pack shortened the run, but This big, by now 45 minutes behind. did find the actual trail.  But Woodpecker, concerned (about Dog), went out to check round the 2nd half.  In the meantime, the stragglers did arrive, and Woodpecker was the last in.  Thus, This-Big and Woodpecker were the only ones to do the whole trail!  Thanks to all for helping out.

Badgers Holt, Dartmeet - Hole-in-1 and Bluetoe - 20th August 2017

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[Words and photo by Speedy] We started off as we found out that there would be not 1 but 2 trails runners and walkers (or as Woodpeckers calls it w! £ $? 5s). Worryingly the hairs for the long had not finished laying the long so we were slightly concerned. We ran along a road and came to a fast-flowing river and the only way to get across was some stepping stones, at this point rocky got scared so he took a diversion However, I carried on. We then climbed up the steep hills of Dartmoor through the shiggy waters and finally through another river and had to go over more stepping stones. We then got out and struggled through some old cows.




We then carried along the main road and lost the trail and had to find the way back using maps. We then found that we had lost half of the pack.

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27th August: Kingsteignton (picnic hash!) - Wide Receiver (55 Fore St, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3AX, UK map). Bring a picnic!
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Hele - Sorepoint and Paperwork - 13th August 2017

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Hares URGENTLY required for 3rd and 24th September

(words by Speedy) Today's hash was in Hele just off the M5. As soon as we pulled up in our car we had found that Tampa had beaten us there and it was more than 20 minutes early. We had a serious disappointment when we found out the pub was not open; Before the hash had even started we had 2 surprises.

In the circle, we were told that it would be 4 to 5-mile trail and with thousands of long short splits. We started by going on a long split where we went over the train line and then back because of HA HA (so funny). Next by going under the M5 bridge where wide receiver decided to childishly shout, this echoed around the tunnel. We then went down to the local woods where we went down what felt like endless uphill paths and long short splits and checks we got to the sweet stop and had already gone 3.5miles (about 5km). When we were at the sweet stop we were greeted by Mo Farrah and Usain Bolt as well as lots of delicious cookies; 5 fo…

Dawlish Warren - Wide Receiver - 6th August 2017

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HARES REQUIRED FOR 3RD AND 24TH SEPTEMBER

I've spent far too long editing the bl**dy photo below, so I'm not got to write many words! But today's trail was a r*n through the crowds of grockles. Starting from the car park, which is apparently known as 'inner' Dawlish Warren, the first hurdle was paying for parking.  Who knows their registration number - not Twin Peaks clearly!  Our hare was Wide Receiver who told us multiple times that there was a sweetie stop, and that it was 2 and on.

The trail took us up the path behind the 'outer' car park, along the cliff.  There was a skateboarder, who according to Speedy is one of the student leaders at Dawlish Community College.  Mouthful tried to jump on the back, and obviously frightened him because 2 minutes later he'd fallen off.  He seemed to spend far too long on the floor, but got up once Bollards tried to sound sympathetic.

Then a split that confused all the longs, before back across thee railway line o…