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A numbered hash run

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

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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