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The U.K. Nash Hash 28/08 – 31/08/08. Organised by Edinburgh HHH,
Marathon Bhutan, 7th September 2008
Zurich 500th Run, 28/11/08 – 30/11/08.
In keeping with tradition, 'Jobsworth's annual 'Birthday Bash HASH' took us far into the stunning countryside behind 'La Turbie', as always guaranteeing a challenging and strenuous trail with fantastic views for 'Walkers' and 'Runners' alike.
Most were there on time. Even 'Padre', who decided not to run in his thongs (or is that 'flip-flops'). Or is one the result of the other? Anyway, despite his false start from home without adequate footwear, he and co-pilot 'Dingus' made it to the start just in time.
This time there were only 3 'Walkers'. Two of them retired at the starting point and took the car to 'Eze' for a coffee. But they did their duty and met us for the 'down downs' afterwards.
That left us with one walker 'Farty Bum' striking out alone and a gaggle of excited 'Runners' plus a walking 'Runner'. No need for any concern that we have reverted back to a serious running club: 'Roadrunner' made clear at the start that the 'Runners' intended to walk the 'Runners' route! And what a beautiful walk it was too!
There was one lonely 'FRB', 'Dingus', who's routine 50km bread-run every Saturday as has consequently left him in a class of his own. We rarely seem him during the run these days. All we notice is his 'whistle' from somewhere behind the bushes.
A few attempts were made in the sweltering heat to leg it up the craggy hillside and gather scratches, chasing through the bushes at an ever decreasing speed.
New member 'Didier' over-performed in the first half, beating everyone to the falsies.
The rest of us had a good old chat catching up on the past months and picking up a bit of sunburn on the way.
After the beer stop, some even opted to miss out the loop to the most spectacular view of all from the cliff top.
Soon it was back to base to crack open the beers and to pick from the few victims for the 'down-down's'.
The most obvious victim was 'Piedo', voted 'Shit of the week' in his absence, for phoning from vacation announcing he could not be 'beer master'.
The fun continued with a christening ceremony by 'Madame Mouton' of 'Little Pinkie' (formerly Peter with broken finger). Despite smearing handfuls of flour and beer into his hair, nooone really noticed the difference. There is an advantage to turning grey after all.
Actually the 'Religious Adviser', 'Dingus' really should have got a 'down down' too for cutting a dash in his Sunday best fancy purple kimono.
Finally it was time to get the picnic hampers out and serve a sumptuous feast under the trees, which was kindly prepared and served by 'Never Cums' and her assistant 'Charlotte'. We feasted on a variety of delicious quiches, sandwiches and a selection of salads, all washed down with a few jars and the usual innuendo.
There was even a birthday cake in the design of a glass of beer, which was devoured in about the same time it takes to drink one.
Many thanks again to the caterers for spending the weekend preparing food for us!
Here, in the usual disorder, is the list of the 'down-downs'.
The Hare Jobsworth - for an easy flat boring run as usual
Farty Bum The only 'Walker' to get lost
And Confusion For being idle bitches in the cafe
Returners Roadrunner, Wedgie, Peter, No Grappa
Roadrunner + Anne For 'wrinkling sex' all over the place at every opportunity
Didier For being 'French' as it was 14 July
Jobsworth For having another birthday
Padre For getting himself in a mess (flat battery and floppy shoes)
Little Pinkie formerly known as 'Peter'
Piedo 'SOW': For abdicating on his responsibilities
Also see the Receeding Hare Line!
R*n 585: NEXT HASH 27-Jul
An RHH First !
Contessa & Pedo’s Run & Walk in Seborga July 27th–
Meet 3pm for a 3: 30 start time. Dinner at 7pm
Contessa tel +33(0)6 15 06 92 14
Pedo tel +33 (0)6 14 76 38 23
History An ancient feud of the Counts of Ventimiglia, later
bestowed to the Monks of Lerins (AD 955), later a principality of the
Be part of the Legend, be on the Radio!
Today Seborga has its own flag, its own currency, stamps and its own local residents – Mark Dezani and Tim Johnson. They will be welcoming the RHHH to Seborga and have some special events planned for us too! (read Bio of Mark’s DJ career below).
Mark, often heard on Riviera Radio, also broadcasts a weekly
show for Radio Caroline, The Worlds Most Famous Offshore Radio
Station” He will be interviewing the Hash for his next show!!!!, and of
course, we’ll have a chance to perform some of our Hash songs too. You can then
catch this broadcast on 88.4 ‘The Rock
Travelling to Seborga
**note: Grand Master Prestressed is organising carsharing! Contact him to get or offer a ride. "Stuart Pegg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Autoroute Diving directions - calculated from Antibes/Carrefour A8 entrance, or abt 1.5 hrs driving time, approx 75 kms, €6,90 .
From wherever you are…take
If driving coastal road from
Public transport – train to Ventimiglia, then Bordighera, big blue bus leaves train stazione vicinity a few times on Sunday. Ask around for times. Takes abt 30 min, arrives in center of town at the Start. . Catch ride back to station if you take train home (no evening buses)
Self Transport Also possible to cycle up the hill (abt 50 min? ) from Bordighera.
Sit down and drink a beer at the café!
The Course: Walkers go up, up (semi-challenging shaded ancient paths) and down (easy, gradual walk along sunny forest road with sea view). Abt 2 hrs for walkers + beerstop. Sturdy shoes could be useful for those not sure footed on first half of course. Runners do this and a bit more.
The Dinner – at
Tagliatelle al Pesto