Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Old Wagon & Horses, Stourbridge

# 238

Date: Thursday 24th January 2013
Pub: The Waggon and Horses, Stourbridge
Food: Cottage pie, plaice and chips, spicy beanburger and chips
Beers: Hobgoblin, Banks’s mild & bitter, Thatcher’s Gold cider
Hare: Copulation
Virgins: none
Visitors: none

Trail: a squad of 14 IC1s and 2 K9s lined up for tonight’s frosty trail with its deceptively squelchy and icy paths.  We needed to be detectives ourselves to find the unmarked trail but the beautiful night sky and arresting snowy scenery more than made up for it.  Starting out on Axborough Lane, cutting through Axborough woods and some bizarre shiggy underfoot.  The good cop plied us with beers, drinks and cakes at the 3rd HH and then there was a case of unsolved thrown voices as I led 5 down the wrong trail (a lovely downhill, nevertheless!)  Back over towards Churchill and a lovely ascent to the top of a hill (shame it was too dark to appreciate the view) and finally back down for the code 7 and much frivolity at Wrong’s expense at the on inn
Down downs: awarded by Doggy Fashion to Copulation for his unmarked trail, falling over on the beat and locking his keys in his own car, although congratulations were also in order for his new job as Inspector (obviously getting this promotion due to his attention to detail, not to mention the trouble he can cause on a school night!);  Torchy the battery boy and Hard On for their snowballing; Cyclopath for the wrong shoes and finally to Wrong for his constant whinging and moaning for the past 3 years (what stamina) and for his renaming by Crossdresser as Pootle Flump

Hot Lips x

Next week: The Mitre Oak (Saint’s birthday memorial hash – please wear stripes)

Saturday, 19 January 2013

The Swan, Chaddesley Corbett

# 237

Date: Thursday 17th January 2013
Pub: The Swan, Chaddesley Corbett
Food: Off the menu (but I’d certainly recommend the faggots and peas)
Beers: Bathams bitter & mild, Becks lager, Stowford Press cider
Hare: Clodhopper
Virgins: none
Visitors: none

Trail: 20 braved the falling snow for tonight’s steeplechase around Chaddesley, it was a swift hash too, in order to keep ourselves warm.  Heading up behind Fold Farm, across the main road and into the fields where Clodhopper had a bit of a mare keeping us under control, Boris was shirking his responsibilities and Wrong threatened to leave.  Getting back on track, trotting up through the Point-to-point ground and around the farms where the ground started getting icy and boggy, leaving us all with freezing hooves.  A lovely downhill run through Chaddesley woods and to the 3rd HH where the offer of a sort cut was ditched for us to continue with the full trail – on on!  Back through the lanes, seeing Dr Whiplash broke out into a canter, passing the rest of us, and then the final furlong to the on inn to enjoy some wonderful fodder. 

Down downs: awarded by Doggy Fashion to Clodhopper for his great (and topical) hash, although she wasn’t too impressed with the freezing muddy puddles; The Fiddler for his crafty addiction; Slim Boy Fat for falling (and not requiring the shotgun); Crossdresser for his Mystic Meg predictions; Legover for 3 counts of smugness; and finally, to The Pro for bringing along her virgin pet to the on inn.
Hot Lips x

Our route in the blizzard     The Swan @ Chaddesley Corbett hash

Next week: The Waggon & Horses, Stourbridge Road

This Saturday 19th January: Birmingham H3, 12 midday, The vine Inn, Clent
N.B  This Saturday’s Worcester Parkrun has been cancelled due to snow

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Dog at Dunley

# 236
Date: Thursday 10th January 2013
Pub: The Dog Inn, Dunley
Food: Steak & ale pie & chips or baked potato with beans
Beers: HPA, Banks’s original
Hare: The Amateur
Visitors: none
Virgins: none

Trail: top marks for the best laid trail but the terrain left a little to be desired; a few narrow, overgrown paths, a lot of water and a lot of mud, some of which the RA slipped in as she approached the first HH.  Get Down Shep got down in the brambles and Clodhopper missed his footing and also succumbed to the muddy bottom brigade.  Captain Caveman adopted the hash horn role this evening but also subjected us to a running commentary throughout the hash!
Down downs: The Amateur, despite his easy trail, for letting the RA get left behind and almost lost and for the lack of sweets; Clodhopper for twinning with the RA as the 2nd chocolate bum; Copulation for losing a shoe; Get Down Shep for his face-off with the brambles; Torchy the Battery Boy for his Game Bird whipping; Father Christmas for her Bambi on ice spectacular; and finally to Bushwhacker (Captain Caveman) for his constant narrative despite having the horn. 

Hot Lips x

Next week: The Swan Inn, Chaddesley Corbett

Sunday, 6 January 2013

The Waggon & Horses, Wribenhall

# 234
Date: Thursday 3rd January 2013
Pub: The Waggon & Horses, Wribenhall
Food: Meat or veggie curry with rice and naan bread
Beers: EPA, Bathams, Banks’s, Robinson’s cider
Hares: Cyclopath & Hot Lips
Visitors: none
Virgins: Richard

Trail: a hash of a hash with a trail of two halves (or so it would seem) as half of the hashers went off down the wrong trail with Wrong, causing much confusion at the start.  We finally all met up at the first HH, only for it to happen again at the next check!  At the railway station we found that the 2nd HH had been moved… Oh dear, this really is a hash!  A little more confusion (not to mention shortcutting) and we found ourselves in the hospitable hands of Cathy & Feri – surely a redeeming feature with their beers and nibbles?  Next off behind the police station, down Peuterer’s alley and down towards the swollen river, cutting through the caravan park, up over the railway line and down to the 3rd HH, where quite a few were spotted relieving themselves (it wasn’t that long a trail, even with the wrong directions!)  Winding back through the Queensway and to the on inn, where two finally became one again.

Down downs: awarded by Doggy Fashion to the hares for the worst hash of the year so far; the Amateur for his very bright 2nd hand new shoes; Hash Quack for her shortest outing of new shoes ever; Hard On for his new tradition of special gifts for the RA and Hash Cash (not sure about this favouritism); Richard, our virgin, who got lost at the start, earning him the name Crap Start; then to Say No More, Shag, Compost, Copulation and Tits or Treats for also deciding on taking their own trail at the start -  a joint down down for them.  Shag really deserved a one directional down down for being in desperate need of conviction from the fashion police…  There is only one direction my friends and that is home!

Hot Lips x
Next week: The Dog, Dunley