Location: Wheatsheaf, Bingham
Hares: Lily the Pink and Puss 'n Boots
Weather: Lovely sunshine
Pack size: 14
In the nearly 30 years of Quorn hash history it is surprising that this was only the fifth time we've run from Bingham. Last time we visited this pub was in April 2010 and since then it has been renamed, shut down and only recently reopened in August 2016. Whilst on historical facts, one of the hares laid claim to a family connection - once run by Puss 'n Boots' Great Grandmother Susannah then Grandada Gordon and Granny Marjorie.
The aforemention hare helped set the trail but was absent for the run, a risky tactic in the event of complaining hounds. It is very easy for any problems about the trail to be blamed on the absent hare. Last time I set a trail and then ran elsewhere with another hash, someone (Enema) broke a wrist on the my trail and my cohare had to pick up the pieces. No such excitement today. A solidly good trail. If there was an award for the oddest shaped trail (see GPS trace link below) this would be a prime candidate. And then the RA just keeps giving us wonderful sunny hashes month after month.
Today was a rare hash outing by Should be Felt who didn't have far to walk to get to the hash. She demonstrated a lot of local knowledge for the first two miles of the trail. RA Chicki was still running-in her new shoes from the back of the pack, although 'identical' to Too Tuf's they don't go as fast. This could either be attributed to shoe size or driver.
The end of the trail had a bonus loop where, with the On Inn in sight, all but Skids and Wallington went the extra mile plus. This included the 'hares' revenge', a narrow passage between hedges where it is rumoured (that is, a rumour started by Too Tuf) that a certain hasher had to take it sideways.
We sat out in the beer garden enyoying the September sunshine before the RA interrupted to give out awards as follows:
1. Malteaser for insinuating that the RA's shoes were the same size as Too Tuf's;
2. Butt Plug who inherited Chicki's last pair on new trainers and claimed he got lost wearing them;
3. Skids was welcomed back for her 198th Quorn hash. Two-hundred timer looming;
4. Wallington for his strapped up wrists. Why does he need to use two hands in front of the VDU?;
5. Durex, who on one of his many long checks choose to 'pass through the field boundary' rather than running the quarter-of-mile back again;
6. Diarrhoea for many sins including being a FRB, liking a big one and referring to his 'nuclear beer' (a new clear beer);
7. Too Tuf for insulting a fellow hasher (see earlier reference to a narrow path);
8. Not in this sequential order but more in context following the above, Ballcrusher received a DD for the comment that the insulted hasher should 'put it behind her';
9. Pre-Mature for throwing himself in front of a car on the A52. It was noted that he was absent from the last hash where the hare (Butt Plug) provided copies of the Green Cross Code;
10. Barritone took Should be Felt's DD for running with insider information; and finally
11. Hare Lily the Pink took the verdict from the Archers-like jury of eleven (one having gone home). They were found guilty of setting a good run.
On On into Autumn we go.. Durex