IXL put his hand up for setting this run because most on the Committee were away on their travels. Bad News kindly offered to assist. Venerable delivered the buckets including drinks to IXL’s garage, both deeply appreciated by IXL.
It was a mild day and threatening rain held off during the setting of and after the run. The start was from the fabled “Grassy Knoll” and because of previous brushes with Council Rangers / Police the ON was to be in said garage.
With a surprising turn out of over 20 hashers, the Pack got off to an unprecedented early start despite grumblings in the ranks. The trail was similar to one provided for the Full Moon Run in November. It headed south roughly parallel to the main railway splitting to runners and walkers just after Wollstonecraft Station. [map to come]. The runners did a loop through the bush next to Wondakia and back generating heavy complaints about the number of steps from Platypussy and Amanda. Rejoining the walkers track at Wollstonecraft the pack headed back to home via Milner Crescent, River Road, Nicholson Street and Oxley Street. Both runners and walkers returned pretty much on time and apart from the steps not too many grumbles were bbheard. Pizzas courtesy of Dominoes arrived precisely on time at 17:45.
Bad News in the absence of most Committee Members agreed to take on role of acting RA and introduced his friend David an expert in robotics visiting from Scotland.
IXL made a brief announcement confirming that Mistletoe has regrettably been diagnosed with a return of her endometrial cancer. She understands that fellow hashers may want to contact/visit her during this extremely difficult period, but given her condition, she requests that any communications be limited to written ones either to herself or to IXL.bbbb