Ascension : Hash Trash No: 1152
Submitted by The Islander (Nathan Prince) 12.04.2007 (Article Archived on 26.04.2007)
The usual crew were joined by a good number of new faces and the return of some old ones.
Hares: 100 Watt, Fugitive and Headmistress
From Just behind the Lizard
Hounds: Irish Whisky, Kerb Crawler, Rat Catcher, Lanky, Gumby Two Scoops, Desert Rose, Milk the Mickey, Richard, Pimp My Ride, Little Crisis, Easy Rider, Great Balls of Fire, Mr Fluffy, Thumper, Frances, Major, Lorna, Derrick, Rosa, Sylvie, Buford T, Nip and Suck, Madam Mardy Pants, Little Chuffer, No Nuts, Plain Nuts, Pumpy Pants, Glitter Babe, Two Cocks, Canoodler, Girly Girl, Septic Peg, Little Duck Face, Uncle Fester, Glitteris, Fixed Bayonets, Trudy, Frank, caroline, Annie, Jessica, Marcus, Hash Dash, Corporal Spam, Bogs and Drains, Alison, Tamar, Joseph, Mike, Bakewell Tart, Ben, Miss Piggy, Hash Banana, Cupcake
(Apologies for anyone who was missed out or whose names are incorrect)
Apres: Chief Pimp, Danny, Ollie, Mildew, Yeti (retired through injury – self sustained!)
The usual crew were joined by a good number of new faces and the return of some old ones. This was a hash in many parts! The runners set off with Fugitive at their head. The walkers led by 100 Watt to begin with set a more sedate pace. Meanwhile – the little ‘uns with assorted grown ups got back in their cars! What’s that – in their cars already, surely not?? Yes – they headed off to the Guns for their own little easter egg hash - bless.
At the first circle check the runners headed away from the dreaded Cross Hill breathing a sigh of relief. The walkers meanwhile headed for the rocks. They followed the ridge rock hopping good style with a couple of walkers taking the tamer donkey path around Cross Hill. After a few false peaks the walkers spotted the runners already up at the guns. The runners had had a good chance to stretch their legs at pace and had joined the mini-hashers with their eggs.
When the walkers made it to the guns the fun started with the judging of the newly decorated eggs and prizes given out by the Major and others. When it was decided that the time was right the mini-hashers headed up the hill a way to get ready to roll their eggs. On the count of three they rolled and laughed and laughed and rolled and chased the eggs down the hill! I’m not too sure who the final winner was, although I suspect it was the donkeys and birds who enjoyed the remains of the eggs the most.
Next it was either up, up and over Cross Hill for the runners or along the road for the walkers or back in the car for the minis. A few less observant (or braver?) walkers ended up following the runners up Cross Hill. At the main road there was a choice again. Tailoring the hash to their own needs and energy the hashers either followed the road back to the start or headed off to the left and over the rocks again. Over the rocks was a challenge for some and they all rose to it admirably! Even at the sheer cliff face they didn’t bat an eyelid, although Uncle Fester did think he could find a shorted way off to the left! Little did he know that was the really sheer face of the cliff!
Once everyone was safely back the goodies and drinks came out and everyone laughed at their best bits. 100 Watt gathered everyone around for a brown envelope competition for the adults. They got to choose a number between 1 and 999 to write down and the nearest would win. ‘Nearest to what?’ they all asked. Good question – they’d have to wait and find out!
Meanwhile, the circle of friendship was drawn and first up was Ratcatcher who had requested a name change. Being a mini-hasher he didn’t have to get soaked but will now be known as Blast Toys. Next up was Richard and at this point Bogs and Drains’ eyes lit up with glee. Richard is a photographer amongst other things and was named Flasher after he’d been thoroughly drenched. Frank was next and as a result of his job and love of cars (I think that was the reason!) he will now be known as Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – or should that C have been an S??? No doubt someone will tell me next week!
A few last minute names on the brown envelope were hastily written down and then the crowd gathered in silence to see what it held inside. Headmistress told the story of how the contents were found between two rocks as she bent down to put down some hash. She opened the envelope and drew out … a very faded and jaded ten pound note! The significance of the three digits? The last three digits of the serial number which were 604 and the nearest person was Caroline with 600. Caroline promptly gave the £10 away to the children who’d helped choose the number. I wonder how long they will keep hold of it?
As the night wore on 100 Watt entertained the children, and some of the adults with rides on his quad bike. Much squealing and giggling ensued.
Next Week – Is a mystery Hash! Phone Buford T on 4454 for the location or wait for Headmistress to email you.
Hares – Buford T
Please bring a plate of eats
Hash Bash – there will be a Hash Bash at Merlin Mess the second weekend in May - Saturday 12th May.