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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


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.


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.