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.

Run 2335 – Fools on the Hill

Hares:  Abandoned Pussy and Hot Cheeks
Location:  Hulls Wood, Fish Creek Park SE Calgary

Last parking lot before Sikomie Lake at the end of Bow Bottom Trail SE

On-In: Lighthouse Pub, 1140 137 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2J 6T6

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

RA: Hump the Shark
Attendance: 32

April Fools on the Hill

The Beginning

We should have appreciated that this run was set for April 1, 2024. In some circles, this is know as April Fools day. Who would have expected the entire group to become the April fools on the hill, as the hares had set up a cunning trap which most of us were sucked into.

The weather was delightful. What was ice and snow the day before had now turned to sloppy, wet and muddy. Fish Creek has many pathways to get lost in. We gathered in the Hulls Woods parking lot at the East end of Fish Creek. A good turnout with over 30 hashers. The sun was out and the temperature was mild. What could possibly go wrong.

A circle starts to take shape!

On-In managed to start off the circle. We had a new boot, Matt, some archives and a couple of milestone runs. Good to see the keen interest in the group! Marks were described by the hares, and the pack was released into the muddy trails!

Hashers dispersed to find anything that looked like a mark, indicating the true trail. A majority of us were sucked into long stretches of trail that apparently had marks. This was the initial confusion plan of the hares!

The Trail

Slush, mud and some pavement were traversed in search of true trail. Eventually, the group found something and were off. All was well until confusion set in.

Apparently the pack did not make good choices at the pedestrian bridge. Wandering around in a big circle added extra distance to the trail. The look of confusion on the distressed hashers is apparent.

The bridge was a crucial element in the trail. The hares had devised a plan to dupe the pack. A cunning plan was set to trick the hashers into crossing the river.

And yes, once the majority of the pack was over the river and up to the top of the hill, an enormous “check back” was waiting for us. Making the most of the unfortunate situation, a couple of viewpoint pictures were taken.

Now, all that was left was to blaze a trail back to the beginning to find the regroup. Easier said than done for some. Here are some happy shots from the walkers group.

No hash run is complete without a certain element of drama. With the best intentions, some members of the group found themselves on a “bad” shortcut. The ice bridge traverse was dodgy, but nobody died. Safety is always a consideration on the hash run.

The Regroup

Eventually, we made it back to the parking lot. Outside down-downs were in order, and the group prepared with beer and snacks.

The Down-Downs

Hump the Shark was self appointed as the Religious Advisor for the evening. The refreshments were prepared by Liquor Lots and the ceremony started.

A choir of Lying Sack of Shit and Insane Bolt were selected. Together, they knew about three songs, but that was not a problem. Several down downs were handed out for various reasons. The hares, new boot Matt, returning archives, and two run awards were delivered.

A fine time was had by one and all. The group retired to the Lighthouse Pub for further discussion of world events and commiserate on how they all felt quite foolish.

On the Piss!

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

The Trail

Something like this in the 5 ish km range. This is a bad illustration with the ice-bridge shortcut at the end.

Here is a different version closer to 6 km.

Run 2334 – Abandoned Humper

Hares:  Hump the Shark
Location:  Pizza Bob’s Classic Pie – Thin Crust Pizza

2610 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3S5
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6mptayfNwu4rTJD1A
RA: Abandoned Pussy
Attendance: 20

Hump the Shark relieves Abandoned Pussy

The Beginning

Last week was shorts weather. This week was cold and snowy. AP was in line for haring, but had to defer to Hump the Shark to fulfill her obligation. As such, Hump the Shark accepted the challenge, and trail was laid. As a reward, Abandoned Pussy was volunteered to be the Religious Advisor. She has these skills and all were happy.

The group assembled in the bar, keeping warm until called outside. With some international types coming back to the cold climate to appreciate the vacations they had recently completed.

Small hashers were out in abundance as well. Great expectations of playground time could be sensed. The parking lot at Pizza Bobs quickly filled up with those hashers that knew how to park well.

On-In mustered the group to outside where the circle formed at the end of the parking lot.

The Trail

The pack was released to find the marks. Orange flagging was part of the marking scheme. One flag for on. No checks or check backs in flagging. The runners headed west to the first marks.

The walkers were told to keep themselves entertained for an appropriate time for a 6 km run. The walkers headed down Parkdale Boulevard to find some suitable terrain for their walk.

This looks like a good direction

Happy park time was had be the little people. The parents complained about being cold and wanted to move on.

Apparently the runners were entertained by a hill climb and a special parkade feature in the hospital. Evidently, what goes up must come down. No complaints were heard from the runners, suggesting that they had a fine time with some quality park time as well.

Not to be outdone, the walkers took in some of the special scenes and attractions of the Parkdale neighbourhood prior to finding the regroup.

The Regroup

As the walkers group was a bit fragmented, and no extra key fobs were delivered, some had the experience of freezing on the sidewalk beside the locked regroup vehicle. Others followed the Beer Meister to the regroup vehicle. The refreshments were not as cold as the outside temperature. Quick work was done prior the seeking the warmth of Pizza Bobs.

Happy regroup walkers!

The Ending

Pizza Bobs was warm and inviting. The group filed in to appreciate the central heating. Good food and beer were available for the appreciative patrons.

The Down Downs

Abandoned Pussy was Religious Advisor for the evening. She had a cunning plan to make sure that everybody got a down down. Part of her plan was to call someone up for a crime, then have them pick the next victim to be rewarded with a down down.

A series of punishments and rewards were delivered in suitable fashion. We are please to see that our new boot “Just Amy” has returned for more fun. A great addition to the group!

With the down-downs complete, we are now all “on the piss”.

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

Run 2333 – Paddy’s Pledge: Hair of the Dog …2 pub crawl Run

Hares:  Insane Bolt
Location:  Jameson’s Pub, 3790 Brentwood Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1L1
https://maps.app.goo.gl/6mptayfNwu4rTJD1A

On-In: Kilkenny Irish Pub, 3630 Brentwood Rd NW #500, Calgary, AB T2L 1K8
RA: Roaring Nancy
Attendance: 30

The Beginning

As St. Patrick’s day is a tribute to all things Irish, it was only appropriate to theme the run around this day, even though we were one day off. As a consequence, the pub was low on beer stocks as the revelers had been very busy clearing them out of beer.

Insane Bolt stepped up to hare this trail, and the Hash is thankful that we get to run in the posh NW quadrant and take in two Irish pubs! The weather was unseasonably warm, and shorts were observed on some of the hashers.

We started at the Jameson pub, Busy with people, but they had a couple of tables for us. We even had a visitor (Trump something from Utah) and a new boot (Amy). Good turn out!

The circle formed in the parking lot and things got rolling with On-In leading the circle.

Insane Bolt was called in to describe the madness he had planned for us. Both a runners and a walkers trail planned.

The Run

We were directed to find the marks and pointed a direction. The pack dispersed and the run was afoot. Something in the 6 km range was planned

The Regroup

Thankfully, a regroup appeared just when needed. These was much social interaction and beer drinking here.

The On-In

We took over a section o the Kilkenny Irish Pub prior to the commencement of the down-downs. A big group with not a lot of seating. We all jammed in and it was good!

The Down Down’s

Roaring Nancy was the Religious Advisor who looked after the down-downs. He called for a choir of Dastardly, Hardly and Skewbic Hair to supply him with suitable songs for his long list of crimes.

All was well, and the hares, new boots, visitors and other offenders were called up to be recognized.

Pictures were a bit light as the photo guy was stuck in the choir.

On the piss!

Scribed by Skewbic Hair

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