LAST RUN NO 2007

3RD  Jan- Tripod at Lane Cove

Run started from thefrom Tripod’s house. 12 Arabella St. Longueville
Entrance at back, off Woodford St.Who
If anyone had a problem working out where Tripod’s rear entrance was, the jumble of cars, the caravan shrouded in a large white Aldi tarpaulin and the four-wheel drive next to the driveway could hardly be missed.
It was a great turnout given the time of year with close to 40 hashers assembled including visitors. The pack set off pretty much on time in a westerly loop initially via the track which runs at the head of Tambourine Bay.
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Mapmyrun sourced from Fetchit/Frankly FB post
Your Scribe on encountering the first of what looked like to be a large number of rocky steps took the easy way out and made a premature return to base much to the unsympathetic ire/derision of Herr Skinner.
As it happened the decision was fortuitous because only 20 minutes later the skies opened and a brief deluge sent us running for the cover of the garage.

 

Not long after after that Fitchett and Afterbirth were first back, resembling drowned rats. Afterbirh was wearing a T-shirt two sizes out and labelled IMPI just to confuse us all. Fetchit explained that they had returned via the out-trail because the rain had obliterated the trail marks. The map above may therefore be indicative only. Although an update is promised.

In the circle two visitors were welcomed: “Salty Snatch” travelling alone and from Iowa, USA; and, “High Beam” currently house sitting in Sydney. Salty Snatch explained that her name came about from her habit of taking tasty snacks with her on her runs. High Beam astonished everyone by saying she was training for an ultra-marathon. There can be little doubt she has already tired of our trail length and pace despite Tripod’s trail being above average in terms of run/kms.

Salty was invited to give a run report from the perspective of an overseas overseas. With disarming honesty, she said “I thought the weather was lovely because it made the experience more dramatic, but overall, as a hash, it’s been low on songs and spirits. I did appreciate the walkers’ trail and give it a 7.5,” she said.

Another returnee, more than visitor, Digit Digester is currently in Sydney while her home in Kiama is being leased.

We repaired to the Tripod family barbecue area and were treated to gourmet quality hamburgers to round out the evening. A great run and fantastic hospitality, thanks to the Skinners!

 

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LAST RUN NO 2005, 20 DEC 2016

LAST RUN NO 105, 20 DECEMBER 2016

HARE: MONGREL AND LARRIKINS COMMITTEE

START: Milsons Point in vicinity of Grace of India BYO Restaurant at Milsons Point

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Mathilde has yet to tell Squeaky Clean that she has changed her religion

 

Map provided by Tripod

Map my walk

As they say, we live in interesting times and the last run before Christmas 2016 was no exception. Set by Mongrel and other helpers from the Larrikins Committee the run traversed the Lower North Shore area on a roughly circular track, and featured a half way bucket with gin and tonic laid on, see Map My Walk kindly provided by Tripod.

There was a very large turnout of hashers despite travel problems discussed below. The circle presided over with his usual aplomb RA Grange welcomed two Texan visitors “Couch” and “Bart” and “Wee Willy” from Nuba ? or was it Numibia? Juke Box on a charge of not wearing a hash T shirt was sentenced to wear a Father Christmas Hat and as the pix gallery will prove should be in demand by every department store for the kids to sit on his knee.

IMPY provided a detailed blow by blow run report which told of squeezing through basements, the run mercifully short at 5 km by his measure, the pack kept together and well catered for by the half way bucket. He gave it “Eleven out of ten” reversing the trend to absurdly low scores over the past month or so.

Grange advised that Afterbirth’s son would be awarded a down-down having just announced his engagement. We wish the happy couple every future success and good fortune.

The Grace of India Restaurant proved to be a superb choice, with the Hash virtually taking over the whole dining area. The food came promptly and kept on coming with a series of really delicious curries, and I will definitely be making a repeat visit. The management even provided special Hindu head-dress to enliven the celebration of the season. Congratulations to K9, Mongrel and others for such a great choice of venue.

This report cannot overlook the fact that many reliant on train access to the run start had their plans seriously disrupted by a power outage in Wynyard creating havoc for all trains in the network. Reports the next day told of two trains at a standstill in the tunnel near Wynyard having their passengers discharged and having to walk back through dark and fetid tunnels to return to the platform.

Some determined not to be put off, walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Your humble scribe gave up leaving a packed carriage at North Sydney waiting for information as to whether the train would be allowed to proceed down the line, and hoofed it the rest of the way down the hill to Milsons Point in what turned out to be a very good decision.

Hours later when hash festivities had concluded, the rail chaos was still in evidence. At Milsons Point railway station there was no sign telling the travelling public what to do except that access to the platforms was blocked off without a single member of staff in sight. Mistletoe and I were left to guess whether to find a bus and discovered Jukebox looking forlorn because a disgruntled Kaffir had left in a cab. We bid him farewell when a bus finally arrived to take him on to the CBD. We eventually arrived at North Sydney from where the trains were shuttling from all points north and back. Finally a train arrived and we headed home around 11.00 pm.

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RUN REPORT 2003 – HARE COLONOSCOPY

RUN REPORT Epistle-061216

PHOTO GALLERY

MAP:

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REG ADVISORY

This will be first Larrikin hash including a water trip on the harbour at the  start of the run for a very long while. The Run starts start from Northbridge Marina filling up the tender boat as people turn up, probable maximum 12-14 per boat, with those arriving later having to wait.

Runners to have first preference for 5 minute boat trip to start of Run.

It could be helpful to wear swimming costumes for gents and ladies under their runners to have swim at end of run.

Separate ladies and gents change rooms exit at the baths including toilets hot and cold showers.  Bring a towel also

On site BBQ will be held after the bucket at the 50 metre Northbridge harbour swimming pool next to the marina.

Parking in car park down Widgiewa road.

Colonoscopy

RUN REPORT NO 2002: 29 Nov 2016, HARE SQUEAKY CLEAN

RUN report NO 2002

HARE’s report: Squeaky Clean

MAPMYWALK FROM FRANKLY/FETCHIT
MAPMYWALK FROM FRANKLY/FETCHIT

The run started at Russell Park at the junction of Byrne Avenue and The Parade.

A total of about 20 attendees turned up but none from the North Shore, excluding Pretzel who arrived late probably due to bad traffic conditions, ie no Rocky and Lani. I tell a lie, Colonoscopy was there spruiking
next weeks run where he was saying “you will need bathing costumes and
$2,”

Nobody was too sure what this all meant!!! Maybe we will receive
more info in the next  flyer. Sorry, Afterbirth, Grange and Full Marks showed, all N Shorers, not sure who else.

Good comments from those who ran/walked, scenic, picturesque etc.
Scoring was as is now the norm, low. Cannot remember the number or who the reporter was FETCHIT as reported below by Mogrel.

Steak Special was on at the Birkenhead Hotel which went down very well
plus other food which was also well received. Nothing much left to say so,

ON ON Squeaky Clean.

FURTHER REPORT FROM GM MONGREL

The times they are a changing. Brexit, Trump and now Squeaky does a left hander from Russel Park in Drummoyne. What will happen next?
After setting many runs from Russel Park doing a right hander, Squeaky set this one doing a left hander.  The old guard was amazed and for the first half k or so thought there would be a back check and the pack would go back to the tried and true path. There was a back check but not only back to the left hander.
The run made its way to Hen and Chicken Bay, to the Quarantine Park, to the Rowers, to Abbotsford  Cove, to Chiswick to Russel Park. Not to many checks in the 6.71 k run so the pack was a bit spread out. Gigo, Semi Colon and Low Profile were late returners but it was a good night for the bucket and no one minded having an extra 10 minutes drinking.
About 20 or so started the run and there was 25/30 at the bucket. Colonoscopy actually bought three bags of ice but forgot to put them in the bucket until the last minute, but time enough to get the beer cooled down a bit.
Grange tinkled the bottles and the circle started. Fetchit gave the run report and thought the run was seven times better than K9’s run. K9’s run is considered a standard for how bad a run can be and he was awarded a 0.1. Thus Squeaky gets a 0.7. It might be noted Colonoscopy is doing a run Tuesday that might challenge K9’s score.

 

Report – Run No 2001 22 NOV 2016

RUN REPORT Hare: Rocky

The run started at Sawmiller’s Reserve at the end of French Street below Blues Point Hotel, in McMahons Point.

run The Trail Map shows that Rocky was ambitious covering the greater part of North Sydney LGA  in a roughly circular route heading north as far as St Leonards Park before returning via Anderson Park Neutral Bay and the Lavender Bay walkway – approx 8 km by someone’s pedometer – remarkably most of the pack returning in under an hour.

The very late arrival of our esteemed GM Mongrel was marked by a special wedding like acknowledgment as he slowly descended the street lane to our circle.

Grange now devoid of bandages after his recent surgery but sporting zombie like stitches on his forehead managed the circle with suitable aplomb. He welcomed two visitors from San Francisco “Hot Dick” and “Ice Box”, reminding me of a joke that was doing the rounds at the time of the Hon. Jim Cairns, Ms Morosi and the Whitlam Cabinet c. 1975 – you’ll have to wait to the next Run if you haven’t heard it.

In making his assessment of the run, Kaffir 2 politely reminded the circle of the recent trend to giving very low scores, subject to which his previous run had been given 0.1. But in a spirit of magnanimity, because Rocky’s was five times better than his, gave Rocky 0.5.

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RUN REPORT – NO 2000 – 15 NOV 2016

Hare Little Hun – Location of Run – Artarmon

RUN REPORT
The walkers' trail approx 5.5 km.
The walkers’ trail approx 5.5 km.

I was fortunate to catch up with Little Hun on his way to set up the bucket as it would have been difficult to find otherwise. There were similar complaints and consternation from several attendees because of contradictory information given as to run start and down down location which were not the same (an A to B run as it turned out). The B turned out to be the rear of waste depots and car yards – suitably salubrious for Larrikins after all.

Grange looking like he had been let out of hospital for the day arrived at the ON-ON swathed in bandages. He assured us that it was only the same old BCC excision from his illustrious face. Laundro told us that after feeling like a brick shithouse for over four weeks had finally been diagnosed with pneumonia over his mobile phone while he was in his orange Kombi half way to Tenterfield. He grumbled that anything could have happened but resolved to continue along his way except that he then discovered a blowout and did not have the strength to undo one of the wheel nuts, and was forced to call in the NRMA and a local bushy to help him out. Sounds pathetic I grant you.

Your humble scribe limping around on a walking pole and wearing a knee bandage only happened upon the last KM of the run when it intersected with his walk from home base. Fortunately, being a local he was able to find the end of the Run which is more to be said than the complainers.

GIGO proudly announced he is starting on a new Chemo regime for which he has a concoction of coloured pills looking like a large tin full of M&Ms to take over the next two weeks. So another Red Dress Run is to be planned shortly. Over to Outa and Venerable.

Looks like the Larrikins are all cracking up fast, so any excuse for a party while we can!

CIRCLE

Once the circle commenced two visitors were welcomed, one from the Larrikins distant past, now resident in France “Cultured” (Pearl) and “Crash and Burn”. Cultered amazed us all with the revelation that he is over 80 and how he won the over 80s Division of a race around a lake in Switzerland – with only three tryers. He told us candidly that the one in the lead he’d been pursuing closely had to stop and do up his shoes which gave Pearl the winning margin. I hope I’ll be looking that fit in 20 years time (just checking to see if you’re attending).

Singapore Sling given the onerous task of reviewing the run resorted to drawing a mud map on the ground – basically a circle and said something to the effect that “we went out around and came back”. Thanks for nothing Singapore Sling. He rated it at 9.2 after confessing “I had no idea where we were,” leaving everyone concerned for his bus passengers in this part of town.

I’ll leave the pictures to tell the rest of this confused story.

MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH AND RUN 1997 01 NOV 2016

KAFFIR REPORT-MELBOURNE CUP LUNCH.

Heard on the grapevine that the owners of Crows Nest Hotel had upgraded the pub once they heard that I [KAFFIR]was coming to the lunch.Apparently spent about 5 Million Bucks.They wanted to impress me.They DID!It was very jazzy-nice bars,lounges .

I arrived about 10:30am . SENATOR turned up.He told me that prior to joining the Larrikins in 1992 he had for 3 years been in the Hash in Samoa where he worked as  a Financial adviser for the Samoan Government.   Shortly after he left this position the Government went into liquidation. Investigations still continue even after all these years.

I then noticed a sinister looking chap with hat pulled down over his eyes skulking around.  He looked like an American Gangster from the Thirties.On closer inspection I realised it was IXL.

I had advised K9 by email that I would pay the $39 entrance fee on the day. I was not able to go up the stairs to the Ist floor because the Security Guard said to me”Piss off”.IXL came to the rescue I paid the ”bugs bunny”.   Despite this I noticed the Security Guard kept his eye on me throughout the day.

The 1st Floor was beautiful-2 bars,partly open to the skies. I noticed VENERABLE examining the artificial green GRASS-Electrical problem? He seemed very concerned-had he been ”GRASSed up”?

Food was hand served by very attractive females-it was very tasty.  So were the females.Noticed they were eyeing me off-The USUAL!!!     BEROCCA looked stunning in her White hat and dress. ACE was nicely dressed.    The place was packed-ON were NODDY,ROCKY,GIGO[looking well],  MOTHER[nice coat and tie],FULL MARKS[back from Peru],  PRETZEL,LAUNDRO,DOUBLE PAY,STRETCH,GRANGE.,SQUEAKY,SALTPETRE [MINUS BEARD].

The Cup started.I was sitting on very comfortable lounge with my back to the screen, when the following amazing repartee ensued.

COLONOSCOPY-”Kaffir-you have to turn around to watch the  Cup on the screen”.

KAFFIR – ”COLONOSCOPY,  I have eyes in the back of my head.  I can also see the screen by looking at the reflection  in your eyes.

” COLONOSCOPY:  ”The EYES  have it”.

SUMMARY-GREAT DAY-WELL DONE  COMMITTEE!

RUN REPORT BY IXL

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The run was appropriately short 2.5 km by my count, and reduced by short cutting, for the few who attended, but thanks to Pretzel for going to all the trouble. I discovered a part of Waverton I have never been into before despite being a local. It’s amazing how much bush is left in this part of Sydney and a pleasant post-lube to the goings on in Crows Nest Hotel.

PICTURES TELL THE STORY

 

Run Report 1996 Hare Saint 25/10/2016

Hare Saint

Hare Saint

Report by Mongrel
The wind was blowing, the waves were pounding, the beaches were closed  and there was a chill in the air but the Larrikins were there for the Saint’s virgin run in Maroubra. This was the first run she had set on her own.
Little Hun stopped by Flashmans to see if he could encourage him to join in. No luck as he failed to make contact with Flashman, There was around twenty that left for the run and there was 25+ that returned for the bucket.
The pack assembled in the car park in front of the Seals Club. Off the pack went. Up the coast toward the Rockpool, up the hill, around the streets on the hills in back of the beach and down the hills to the start. Many checks and on backs, some of which took time to solve. It was obvious that Hugo helped the trailmaster in previous runs as Venerables always seemed to be looking around for him to find out what way to go. At one of the checks there was a neighborhood Labrodoodle that looked a bit like Hugo that seemed to be helping Venerables read the trail map.
Anyway the pack returned to the bucket after about a hour of running. The GM had a small keg  of German beer left over from the joint run to supplement the bucket. Grange ran the circle where Saint was awarded a 9.8 for the run. Don’t remember who gave the run report. Colonoscopy got a down down for not knowing the Shiraz was a red wine and so on.
On to the pub which had a good selection of $15 specials and a private room for the Larrikins. Around 20 attended the On On.
Thanks to Saint for a great night.

 

Run Report 18/10/16 Hare Burning Bush

Vale Hugo

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Dear Hugo

Our condolences go out to Bede and Lynne for the untimely loss of their dear labradoodle Hugo. This little dog with obvious intelligence and staying power has been a frequent visitor to the Larrikins Hash and participant in the runs over many years. The scribe, himself, often volunteered to lead him around so that in his increasingly venerable doggy state his heart would not be overtaxed trying to keep up with the front runners. Whenever he sensed the presence of Bede (if the walkers’and running trails intersected) he would be so excited it was hard to stop him pulling said scribe’s arm off. He will be sorely missed by all Larrikin doglovers.

CIRCLE

RA Grange invited the “Illustrious Low Profile” for a down down, at “a moment of jubilation” in celebration of her imminent retirement on the coming Thursday 20 October 2016.

Outer was called to the circle – a “detached sort of fellow“, but without his “usual retinue” and other insensitive allusions to the fact he has just been through the traumatic experience of a detached retinal operation.

Two visitors were welcomed “Celestial” a recent member of the FMH3 Hash, partner of Theo in the Sydney Harriettes. “Stash” stated he was a runner with the Larrikins from 1992 to 1996 and now runs with Lion City in Singapore.

Run Report

Burning Bush, Venerable and Singapore Sling were invited to hear Singapore’s assessment.

“It was exceptionally well marked; covered half the Gore Hill Cemetery with a maze of tracks through the plots; Gigo enjoyed the bats flying around; some old guy had a house in there!

We ran through the Royal North Shore Hospital precinct and the Northern Sydney TAFE; then tried to get caught up in industrial estates – but there was no way out of there; finally back via the Tesla car yard in Herbert Street “but mine wasn’t charged!”

Score 9.3 out of 10 for a great run.”

Charges

The scribe took the unusual step of naming Candlesticks prick of the week for trying to foment trouble with an irate TAFE security guard who advised that the pack should have obtained permission to cross the campus, while the scribe was attempting to hose the situation down.

Sir Lanceaslut for some unknown misdemeanours.

Melbourne Cup function coming up at Crows Nest Hotel, Crows Nest. Last chance to register!

PICTURES TELL THE STORY