Run 2345 – Another FKN Fish Creek Run – Really!

Hare: Mystery Hare (Tighty Whitey)

Location: Fish Creek Provincial Park, Hull’s Wood parking lot, Calgary, AB

End of Bow Bottom Trail SE

https://maps.app.goo.gl/kxPnVjypxu88Wjwv5

RA: Hump the Shark
Attendance: 25

Shameless promotion of FKN beer

The Beginning

A mystery hare agreed to set trail. The mystery was solved when Tighty Whitey revealed that he was, in fact, the hare. A special run to celebrate the surplus promotional FKN beer from the Golden Triangle cycling trip, recently completed.

Shiggy was promised, so the pack was forewarned to be ready of wet and muddy conditions.

The group assembled in the parking lot near the Hull’s Wood outdoor amphitheatre. TW had a bicycle which would appear to be what was used to set the trail!

A warm evening perfect for a Fish Creek run with a good sized group of 25 hashers.

PMS got the circle organized. Introduced the visitor from California (Shang Hiney), archives (Froggy) and other hash business.

The hare, Tighty Whitey, came into the circle to describe the scavenger hunt type of trail with beer rewards at a series of five crucial checks.

TW would follow on his bicycle because that is the way he planned it! The pack was released to find the trail markings.

The Trail

The views and terrain of Fish Creek Provincial Park did not disappoint. Marks were sufficient and spaced at a considerable distance. Off we went to find the first of the prizes, the beer hidden at the checks.

PMS was the first to find a hidden beer. Hardly was successful. PMS finds another! The lazy middle and back of the pack hashers did not have a chance with the fit fast hashers monopolizing the beer finding.

Apparently, TW had to foresight to collect these photos to show how hashers are easily lead astray by beer on trail.

Finally, all beers are found and it was time for the shoe wash.

Regroup and Down Downs

The outdoor amphitheater was where it all happened. Luxurious wooden benches and beer and snacks were a good lead up to the down down’s.

Hump the Shark appointed himself as Religious Advisor and selected a choir of On In and King Shit. There was much singing and rejoicing in the open air location. Chips and snacks added to the enjoyment.

There seemed to be endless down downs for a bunch of made up accusations and offences. PMS practices here own non verbal communication skills.

Eventually, we ran out of material and were declared to be “on the piss”.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair.

Trail Summary

Here are a couple of interpretations of the run. 7 ish km’s with shiggy.

Run 2344 – Sink, Swim or Swallow. The Seamen Run with a Nautical Theme

Hare: PMS and Strap On Crampon

Location: Dudley’s Lounge – Carriage House Hotel and Conference Centre

9030 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2J 0P5

https://maps.app.goo.gl/McVShzGWB7mhLmK19

RA: Daisy Duke and Beer in the Rear
Attendance: 18

The Beginning

It was a confusing posting for the run. Nautical theme? What the heck is that. Not only nautical, but naughtycal! Wear something that is either naughty or nautical. Quite a range. Suggestions for swimming, fishing, floating garb, with a clarification that all would be explained …..later.

Of course, PMS and Strap On Crampon had the look dialed in, courtesy of their hash trip to New York in the recent past. An opportunity to show off their fancy nautical outfits…..

For the rest of us, swimming suit? Water wings? Other water themed clothing? So much stress to find the right outfit for the run. As it turns out, the hares had planned a torrential downpour to coincide with the run, raincoats were in fashion suddenly!

Dudley’s Lounge is associated with the Carriage House Hotel on Macleod Trail SW. They have more than one pub in the hotel, with the Peanuts Pub competing for interest. The pub was found and the group formed inside.

It was time to circle up outside and acquaint ourselves with the moisture preparing to fall from the sky.

PMS takes control and gets the hares in the circle to explain the marks. Huge blue chalk meant clear remarking of washed out chalk marks.

The Trail

The pack was released as the rain began to fall. Off we went in all directions until the true trail was found and followed. Apparently, there was a choice between Upper Deck and Lower Deck. An Eagle/Turkey split was available on trail. Into the streets and alleys of Acadia and Haysboro, the trail meandered as the rain increased in volume and strength.

The pack made choices on Upper Deck vs Lower Deck. Upper deck was configured for the more leisurely runners. A bit of a shorter cut to differentiate the route for the true runners on the trail. Scenic views of the C-Train infrastructure around Heritage Station were part of the trail experience.

The upper deckers stumbled across a pack of walkers, as we consolidated looking for the regroup.

Regroup

The regroup was spotted in a parking lot close to the end of the trail. Dastardly has a fine selection of refreshments available. The group lingered in the rain until it was decided that down down’s would be “inside” at the pub. Hashers were pleased to drink in a warm place.

Off into the warmth of Dudley’s Lounge for the closing ceremonies.

Down Downs

Hump the Shark volunteered Daisy Duke and Beer in the Rear to tag team as Religious Advisors. They put together a fine program and delivered to the group. Choir of Snow Blower and Booty Camp. Hump the Shark stood in as Beer wench to prepare the beer for the down downs.

A series of crimes and punishments were acknowledged and down downs provided.

Eventually, we ran out of beer and material and were “on the piss”.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair.

Trail Summary

Trail was close to 6 km in length, Lower deck did more because they were extra keen.

Run 2343 – Birthday Special – Breaking in the New Digit

Hare: Camshaft and Mmmmm Lady Fingers

Location: 4616 Vegas Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 0M9

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Fw4xRh7z22WKMSkM6

RA: Hump the Shark
Attendance: 34

The Beginning

This run has been in the planning stages for years. The important consideration was a birthday marking the beginning of a new decade of an important hasher. Mmmm Lady Fingers has crossed of the chasm of aging, leaving the serenity of the 50’s for the turbulence of the 60’s. She has embraced this challenge with multiple birthday celebration events, culminating with Run 2343, the birthday run.

The run was set from their Varsity mansion, enabling the hash to check our the various pathways and parks in the neighbourhood. An epic trail was planned and executed, drawing a large crowd of 34 hashers, including archives and new boots! Word was out that this was an event not to be missed.

The group circled up in the laneway to receive the instructions to follow to complete the trail.

Introductions, announcements, run marks description now done, the pack was released.

The Trail

The pack was released to find the marks. The trail took them through the pathways and alleys within earshot of Crowchild Trail. A clever false trail using the pedestrian bridges by the light rail transit station created confusion for most of the pack. Parks and frolic galore. Eventually, the trail was solved the the smarter hashers and all was good.

On on!

Playtime was appropriately observed in all parks that were on trail. Scaring some small children in the process!

PMS working on her portfolio

The Regroup

In the absence of any evidence of a regroup, I will insert a proxy photo from a past run.

And then, legitimate regroup pictures appears from the interweb! A large turn out deserves a big picture!

Good size group poses for a regroup shot!

The Down Downs

Hump the Shark was RA and singled out Lofty Prancer and Hardly as choir.

It’s that look…..

Through the line up, apparently the hare was down downed for setting a shitty trail and extending a birthday to a birth week celebration!

New boot and Can You Hear Me Now (CYHMN) for 300 runs.

We have archives in abundance. A good turn out from the old gang. Birthdays do that for some people…..

Beaver Flats, Hot on Trail, Bum Titty, Night Stalker and Can You Hear Me Now (CYHMN)

Apparently Strap On wore new shoes and was able to savour the new shoe taste!

Stork like stretching from Daisy Duke and CYHMN. This is what scares people away from the group.

A naming happened. Just Amy finally did something that warrants a name. The story goes that Just Amy was wearing an “M” word shirt, celebrating the Bacchus Marathon. Bacchus is a wine company.

The literati in the hash came up the “Bacchanal”, a follower of Bacchus. The dictionary supports this with the definition: “an occasion of wild and drunken revelry“.

And there is more….

The nocturnal version of the Bacchanalia involved wine-drinking to excess, drunkenness and the free mingling of the sexes and classes; the rites also involved loud music.

Bacchanal will carry this name forward in the hash universe with pride.

There were other offences too numerous to catalogue. Here is a collage of some of the outcomes.

Eventually, the formal closing ceremonies were done and it was “on the piss”. Let the after party begin….

Apparently the birthday buzz was still strong and the monumental naming kept an amount of momentum for the group. Not sure of the details, but ask those involved if the party ever really ended….

Scribed in absentia by Skewbic Hair, with copious material from Mmmmm Lady Fingers, PMS, Liquor Lots, Hump the Shark and King Shit.

The Trail Summary

A fine trail of 6’ish km’s. Great trails through the neighbourhood with fantastic views.

Run 2342 – It’s the May Long (Snowstorm)

Hare: Just 10 Beaver

Location: 5308 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6S6

https://maps.app.goo.gl/Za1UqNG9qDBtUSnp9

RA:  Hardly
Attendance: 15

Just 10 Beaver Sets and Amazing Trail for the select runners who sacrificed their long weekend to participate!

The Beginning

As typical for the May long weekend, the weather was cold and miserable. Winter running gear and something that doesn’t mind the rain were in order. Putting a run together for the long weekend is always a challenge as folks and travelling and busy. We are thankful for Just 10 Beaver for volunteering to set an epic trail.

The group assembled indoors at the Reagle Beagle on 17 Ave SW. Needed to figure out where to have the down down’s and regroup as they were weather dependent. The group assembled and shared long weekend stories.

Inside it was warm and the patrons were getting ready for some type of hockey game. Something about the Oilers or the Canucks, which was to be decided that evening. As such, there were people there and not necessarily hash friendly for the down downs. As such, decision made….outside down downs in the cold. Outside to get the circle started.

A small but passionate group of 15 souls gathered in the parking lot, getting ready for the big event. Just 10 Beaver was promising some “significant news” or some type. More on that later.

Eventually, PMS stepped up and got the circle started.

Just 10, the hare for the run, went through a long description of how much flagging she had laid on the trail. A harbinger of things to come!

One Thing – Best Trail Ever!

Just 10 pointed to a location where marks might be found and the pack was off!

Snevil noticed the regroup vehicle in the parking lot! A beacon for those on trail to find this vehicle and partake in the wonderment which is available with in.

The Trail

Starting in the neighbourhood, marks were laid out directing the group “over the bridge”, the the wilderness that lurks on the west side of Sarcee Trail. It is amazing how wild the ravine trails can be in an established neighbourhood.

Runners provided evidence of a much better viewing experience than the lazy walkers.

Regroup

The initial convoluted regroup plan was adjusted to “beer in the parking lot”. As such, the walkers were first to arrive to enjoy the delicious libations, waiting patiently for the runners to appear.

Evidence of the runners finishing.

Down Down’s

Parking lot down downs were in order. Hardly was appointed telepathically by Hump the Shark to do the deed. The pack muddled around. There were a couple of chairs to used as parking lot pylons for the patrons coming and going.

Hardy was in control and dished out the down downs for various and sundry crimes and misgivings. Snevil may or may not have been the choir. A lot was happening and it difficult to keep it straight.

The hare, Just 10 Beaver set an epic trail. She was rewarded with a down down.

The big news that Just 10 wished to share is that we will be calling her Doctor in three years. Great news!

Soon I will be Doctor Just 10 Beaver!

Some of the highlights included the role of Hardly’s Angels. This team ensured that Hardly did not get lost, forgotten, or abducted by aliens.

Apparently Scoobie did something to deserve the hash shit. I believe there was a 330 km three days of cycling in the Rockies on the weekend, and he still made it on time to the hash. Hash Shit for dedication!

A final down down for Hardly for his excellent RA performance.

Down downs done. Time to head inside and cheer on your favourite Canadian hockey team that is still in the play offs. The Oilers defeated that Vancouver team while we were there!

On the piss. Scribed by Skewbic Hair

Trail Summary

A good distance with high quality shiggy and some marks surviving the rain. Great trail!

Run 2341 – Pyro Shows Us the Twins

Hare: Pyro

Location: Crowchild Twin Arena NW, 185 Scenic Acres Dr NW, Calgary, AB T3L 1L4

https://maps.app.goo.gl/U8efJoVLDSvE92Cz9

RA:  Hump the Shark
Attendance: 23

Snow Melting in May – Canada Olympic Park

The Beginning

Pyro volunteered to set trail from the Crowchild Twin Area parking lot in the NW, in the community of Scenic Acres. This part of town has some epic view, pathways that run both downhill and uphill, and well as significant changes in elevation. The ravines are quite spectacular as we have explored them on previous occasions.

The group gathered in the parking lot, and secured appropriate parking spots for the outdoor down-downs that were to follow.

Eventually, something resembling a circle formed as we prepared for the start of the Pyro run.

PMS lead the circle and went through the formalities. Pyro described the run he had set for the group.

The Trail

Pyro pointed us in the direction that lead to the first marks. The pack scattered and started to call out the trail markings. Unfortunately, the trail was configured to start with a huge downhill which had to be repaid later in the trail after exhaustion set in.

Through the neighbourhoods we romped until we discovered more hidden pathways and wide open terrain, with views.

The downhill now changed to uphill and we ambitiously challenged the terrain to finish off the trail. Eventually, the regroup was found and there was much rejoicing.

Regroup

The support vehicle was full of delicious beverages. A fine finish for a great run.

Down Downs

Outdoor down downs were in order. Those that were prepared with chairs formed a circle. Hump the Shark nominated himself as the Religious Advisor. A choir was selected and the ceremonies were performed.

Hump the Shark called out a number for hashers for various offences and charges. The choir did a fine job of knowing just enough songs to keep it rolling, All was good!

With all the offences dealt with, Hump the Shark declared the group to be “On the piss”.

The group retired to Nottingham’s Pub for further refreshment, popcorn and debrief.

These scribblings scribed by Skewbic Hair

Trail Summary

Depending on your success with check backs, the trail was in the 5 km range. A perfect distance for a hash run.

Note: This map had a section of driving from the end of the run to the pub. You numbers will be different

Run 2340 – Tighty Whitey Birthday Run

Hares:  Tighty Whitey
Location:  Stonyslope Brewing Company

9620 Elbow Dr SW #20, Calgary, AB T2V 1M2

https://maps.app.goo.gl/ysiFsAPk28qSGQoy9

RA:  Hump the Shark
Attendance: 18

Let them eat cake!

The Beginning

Tightey Whitey shared his life changing experience of aging. Crossing the bridge from 59 to 60 is a traumatic experience for some. For others, it is just another number to remember. TW chose to allow us to participate in his week of birthdays by setting a run from the Stonyslope Brewing Company in Haysboro SW. A small craft brewery with an eclectic selection of interesting beers to sample, as well as food.

Normally closed on Monday, they opened up just for us. As such, we had the run of the place which made it easier to misbehave.

The weather was crappy with rain and cold temperatures. As such, it was decided to hold the circle inside for the 18 intrepid hashers in attendance. As the place was all ours for the evening, seemed like a good idea. Our co Hash Master (Mattress) PMS modeled her new shirt prior to calling the circle to order.

Working to get this shirt as a new addition to our Hash Haberdashery. Enough shameless promotion, time to get the circle started.

Our hare, Tightey Whitey was called into the circle to explain the marks for the trail. In the absence of pavement, TW chose to deface a table with the chalk marks. As this was a birthday run, he had selected a unique set of marks to confuse the pack. A “6” was on, “O” was a check, and “5” was a check back.

The insect looking mark was an attempt to explain that he had basically set a loop trail that would be difficult to find and follow. The legs of the insect were all the false trails that TW had set in his mind. The plan was to find the loop, and run as many laps as you pleased to get the distance you were happy with.

With those instructions, the pack was released to the outdoors to find what was left of the marks. Did I mention it had rained all afternoon?

The Trail

First mark was a check. The pack dispersed to find something that looked like true trail. The group fragmented looking for the elusive marks on rain soaked poles and other vertical surfaces.

Who knows where the true trail went, as the fragment I was running with chose to run a loop through Haysboro and eventually run into other fragments who had taken different routes.

Eventually, those lappers did laps until they were satisfied. Others ran in circles until they were done running. With limited marks, it was difficult to solve the run as intended. Eventually, the regroup was located and all was well.

Regroup

Nothing like a cold beer on a cold night. Other beverage options were available for those that wanted something different.

A short walk from the parking lot to the taproom.

On-In

Stonyslope Brewing has an interesting selection of craft beers. Quite a spectrum of colour and taste. The group assembled inside and got sorted.

Down Down’s

Hump the Shark self appointed the Religious Advisor for the evening. He selected a choir of Lying Sack of Shit and Slippy Thong to lead the song singing.

Hump the Shark had much material to work with. The antics of King Shit and PMS were worthy of multiple down-downs. Apparently, KS had the equipment and PMS had the need to get that rubber rat attached to the hash shit appropriately. Zip tie to the rescue.

A notable down-down went to Karate Klit for the El Camino sighting. Guess what song we sang and how many verses?

After enough nonsense, it was time to acknowledge the birthday boy and the hare. All were pleased that the run took place. Those that found the marks enjoyed it even more!

Thinking that he was old, TW was reminded that his numbers are small compared to some of our veteran hashers. On In and Pyro were celebrated for their live experience and wisdom.

You want birthdays? You have a way to go…..

Celebration was in order. Can not say no to cake

Tighty Whitey looking for a secret message in the bottom of the pitcher

But there is more! Gifts and goodies galore! Richard received a thoughtfully wrapped package , much to his delight.

Nice wrapping job. I believe we have KC to thank

TW ripped into things and took out the good stuff to model for the group.

Is that a stain on the cake?

Finally, the festivities came to and end and it was “on the piss”. TW needed to go for a nap as the evening celebrations were quite exhausting for an person of these years.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

The Trail

Who knows what distance you had. My gadget showed something the in the 5 km range.

Run 2339 – Slow Clap for the Wolf Ma’am

Hares:  Slow Clap
Location:  JJ’s Neighbourhood Pub SW

2 Spruce Center Southwest, Calgary, AB T3C 3B7

https://maps.app.goo.gl/SdKweeqR1G1GdT9J6

RA:  Hump the Shark
Attendance: 19

Waiting for the snow to fall

The Beginning

We appreciate that Slow Clap has relocated to the posh neighbourhood of Spruce Cliff, and has chosen to set an epic trail to showcase here new location. The run was laid out to show us the views and vistas of the high location near the Shaganappi Golf Course.

JJ’s Neighbourhood Pub was the starting point in the Spruce Cliff Center (should be spelled Centre, but when this strip mall was built, this spelling of center was OK). It is going through a transformation as the ancient strip mall where it resides is being improved. Hash friendly and a great starting point.

The weather was changing. The arrival of spring is known to bring rain and snow. Weather forecast for the run was wet, but not in a good way. Hashers arrived and found a spot in the pub prior to the circle forming out in the parking lot.

Slow Clap announced that the circle would be forming outside. Like lemmings, we all shuffled out of the pub for the circle.

Enough socializing and chatting, time to get the thing going! PMS completes the circle and Slow Clap explains the marks or the run. Chalk and flagging. Efforts to avoid the homeless encampments in the forest. A bit of urban and forest trails to come!

The pack is released in an easterly direction as the clouds above get darker and wetter.

The Trail

Off to find the trail, but not what we had expected. Rather than lead us to be Douglas Fir Trail, we were taken on an urban tour showing us the high density housing around the golf course and the shopping mall. The pack came through courtesy of a the front runners who found the marks.

Thankfully, a park appeared and the hashers became quite playful. I am concerned that some of these stunts are dangerous and hashers might die.

Sadly, one of our hashers found herself on the wrong side of the fence. Forlornly, unable to join in any hasher playground games.

Post playground, the run gathered momentum. A route through the back alleys provided additional recreational opportunities for Insane Bolt, who felt compelled to test an abandoned exercise bike. He declared ” It works fine!”

More streets and trails were experienced prior to the regroup refreshment stop. See the happy hashers returning from the wilds of the forest in good spirits! A little rain/snow not dampening their spirits.

A stream of runners appears and they can hear the sound of the regroup which awaits them just down the path.

Regroup

With a cold drizzle, hail, on its way to snow, nothing like a tailgate to hide under with a suitable refreshment.

On In

Back to JJ’s Neighbourhood Pub to dry off, warm up and prepare for the closing ceremonies.

With everything ready to go, Hump the Shark jumped into action, chose a choir of Camshaft and Mmmmmm Lady Fingers, and proceeded to conduct the ceremony.

Down-downs for the hare, a cast of characters who had committed various infractions, crimes and misdemeanors. Much content was created with minimal facts or truth.

After all was said and done, Hump the Shark declared to group to be “on the piss”

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

The Trail

A fine trail in the 6 to 7 km range. Some ran more than others because they found the check backs of got sucked into the wilderness trail.

Run 2338 – Tu Tu Invasion of Haultain Park SW – Earth Day and Dogs!

Hares:  Oozy Pizzle Panties (OPP) and Liquor Lots (LL)
Location:  Haultain Park SW

225 13 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1N8

https://maps.app.goo.gl/25aFETqTZrM6Ht8C6

RA:  Insane Bolt
Attendance: 32

View from the top!

The Beginning

Was it a coincidence that April 22, 2024 was the date of our tutu run? As well, some people celebrate Earth Day in a peculiar fashion. As our hares are dog friendly, who know that the on-in would be at the only dog themed taproom, conveniently located near the run start location.

Tutu’s were in abundance. Some matching colours, and even ones that light up! The number of tutu’s increases each time we have a run on the 22 of a month. The circle formed near the playground area of Haultain Park SW.

Milling about prior to the run start.

A strong group of over 30 hashers showed up. We had two hashers that were running for their second time! Just Ernie and Just Angelica. This is a good sign when they come back to the group. A happy crown of people and dogs assembled waiting for the introduction of the plan for a fine evening run.

PMS called the circle to order and the hares introduced the trail to the group.

The pack was released to navigate through the beltline area, obeying all traffic signals they encountered.

The Trail

We started with urban orienteering. Trying to find and follow the marks and not get too lost. Eventually, we ending up mountain climbing.

Uphill to Mount Royal was rewarded with some nice views.

City View

Some reckless playing was observed at a park. Tried not to scare away the locals.

After the play break, it was off to find the regroup chariot parked near the Alberta Ballet office, as a tribute to the tutu outfits.

The Regroup

Suitable refreshment was found and consumed.

The Alberta Ballet would be so proud of this group

The On In

Who knew there was a dog friendly tap room that named their beer after dogs. A dog person must have found this out. However, the venue was good for the group and were assembled in Four Dogs Brewing Company for the comradery and the down downs..

The Down Down’s

Hump the Shark managed to delegate the Religious Advisor role to Insane Bolt. As he had to deal with a challenging group of locals, hashers and dogs, he put in a fine effort to get the job done! Questionable choir choice of PMS and Skewbic Hair, as they never agree on anything, nevertheless what song to sing.

Beverages being prepared.

Crimes, accusations, stories, and a couple of mis-truths made up a bulk of the down downs. A fine job by Insane Bolt demonstrating his ability to manage the unruly crowd.

Finally, after much celebration, Insane declared the evening to be “on the piss”.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

The Trail

More or less 5+ km’s. If you ran more checkbacks, your trail will be longer,

Other Random Pictures

As cameras were in abundance this run, here are some additional photos collected from the trail.

Run 2337 – The Return Engagement of the Booty Blower Run

Hares:  Booty Camp and Snow Blower
Location: Kilkenny Irish Pub – Brentwood NW

3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500, Calgary, AB T2L 1K8

https://maps.app.goo.gl/25aFETqTZrM6Ht8C6

RA: Skewbic Hair
Attendance: 29

Running through the University

The Beginning

We were pleased to see that Booty Camp and Snow Blower volunteered to set this run. They have moved into the neighbourhood and were excited to show off the trails that can be found in this part of town up by the University. Fresh from a recent trip to Australia, they were primed to set an epic trail.

The group gathered inside at the pub to mentally prepare for the run. A good turn out with a couple of new boots, Rachel and Annie courtesy of Just10 Beaver!

PMS declared it was time to go outside and circle up in the cold. A quick change in weather reminded us that winter was not over and it was cold outside. Nevertheless, the group assembled in the parking lot to get the show on the road.

We went through announcements and opening formalities. Welcoming new boots, and acknowledging the milestone: Hardy and Twisty – 1500 runs, Hot Cheeks – 500 runs. Apparently these folks have not figured out how to get a life. The hares were called into the circle to explain the marks they had selected for tonight’s run.

Booty Camp raised her hand and pointed in a general direction for the run start. The pack was off!

The Trail

The pack dispersed to find the true trail. Many check backs were explored until the pack figured out that it went over Crowchild Trail to the University. A great job was done by those who found the trail and announced it to the balance of the pack. No lives were lost.

Playground can be a dangerous place. Pay attention to the hazards that exist when adults behave like children. Thankfully, no injuries were reported.

The walkers provided some pictures to fill out the run experience.

After much fun and frolic, the regroup was discovered, close to the intended location. Plan was to have the regroup on Blow Street. Much planning went into this, however, the plan had to be adjusted when it appears that the Blow Steet sign has been stolen.

Regroup

The regroup was located by a happy group of runners and walkers. There was much rejoicing as the suitable refreshment was enjoyed prior to making it back to the pub for for down-downs.

Down Down’s

Skewbic Hair was appointed to be the Religious Advisor. The choir was acclaimed to be Dastardly, OPP and Lazy Cummer. There were many crimes, transgressions, awards and acknowledgements delivered.

Here is a collage of some of the down-down’s that were administered.

With all the down down’s complete, it was on the piss!

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

The Trail

We ran some 5’ish km’s. More for those that found the check backs.

Run 2336 – Post Partial Solar Eclipse Recovery Run, Whoops a Lazy Daisy

Hares:  Daisy Duke and Lazy Cummer
Location:  Crescent Heights High School NW

11 Ave & 2 Street NW (NW corner)

On-In: Paradise Brewing Company, 1319 Edmonton Trail #100, Calgary, AB T2E 2K5

https://maps.app.goo.gl/25aFETqTZrM6Ht8C6

RA: Hump the Shark
Attendance: 32

The Beginning

Thankfully, Daisy Duke and Lazy Cummer did not a major astronomical event getting in the way of setting trail. A partial solar eclipse is no big deal, however, they chose to wait util after the event was over to set their trail “on the day”. No point in setting trail if the world has come to an end.

Daisy and Lazy Cummer had selected a difficult to find parking lot in Crescent Heights NW as the starting point of the trail. Artfully timed to catch the rush hour and general congestion of a near downtown run location. Never the less, a trail was set and we are all thankful for that.

Arriving suitably late, the scribe did not have much of a story from the pre run activities in the parking lot. Apparently, the hares set the run at 5:00 pm. Scouted out the Two Pillars Brewing Company to conclude that it was too micro for the On-In. Good catch!

Wayne Gretzky cream and other pre run beverage were available, likely celebrating the fact the world was still functional post partial solar eclipse.

A good turn out of over 30 enthusiastic hashers, complete with visitors and new boots!

On-In got the circle started. Announcements and introductions, then the hares were call in to explain the great trail they had in store for the group.

The pack was released, and the confusion was engaged. From the top of Crescent Heights, you know that you will likely be going down, down, down to the Bow River with some great views.

The Trail

The false trails that were set from the start enabled the pack to get quite disoriented. Perhaps some post eclipse hangover was affecting judgement. Eventually, the marks were discovered and the pack found an early playground thankfully.

The trail did deliver to the height of Crescent Heights, with a great view of the city. There was no escaping the huge descent awaiting the pack.

A path with a view

The pathway was alive with people and dogs, creating some obstacles for the runners.

A major transgression of marking etiquette was committed by one of the canine runners. Surely, Poppy was not happy with the trail at this point.

Thankfully, the hash continued and a the pack was entertained with a tour of Princess Island, Centre Street Bridge and the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood.

In the interest of community service, Skewbic Hair cleaned up the detritus on the trail as not to upset the hasher with the poor housekeeping.

Eventually, the runners made it back to the regroup after 6+ km of grueling trail running.

Strap On Cramp On with avalanche airbag ready to deploy

Regroup

Given the crime problems in the neighbourhood, the hash ensure we had suitable security around our prized beverage collection. Camshaft was ready to leap into action if required. He has been practicing his defensive Japanese crutch moves should trouble arise.

The group assembled and enjoyed a suitable refreshment, thinking how the nice warm weather had been replaced a cold and windy conditions. Not ideal for parking lot down-downs.

Down-Downs

The adjacent Crescent Heights community centre had a wind reduced patio deemed suitable for down-downs. Insane Bolt and Liquor Lots prepared for the ceremonies. Hump the Shark seems to have no problem volunteering to be Religious Advisor. He may have found a permanent role with the group!

Hump selected Hot Cheeks and Strap-on Cramp-on as the choir. They seem pleased with the responsibility of selecting the songs for the group. The crimes were many. The new people and visitors were recognized. The usual suspects were recognized and a Hash Shit was handed off.

We made it through the down-downs and were declared “on the piss”. We decided to on-in at Paradise Beverage Company (formerly Elite Brewing). A small but cheerful group continued to celebrate the great trail and the end of the partial solar eclipse.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair.

The Trail

Something like 6 ish km’s. A fine trail.

A Drinking Club with a Running Problem — The Calgary Hash House Harriers