Hash No. 1547
Hares: BM. MP and GH
A casual grouping of hashers hanging out beneath the arches
This week’s hash was the annual Beer Festival hash hared by Babe Magnet and his groupies. Sadly an altitude sapping climb up the Lakes equivalent of Everest the day before, had left BM with very little mobility in his lower body. Realising this early on, BM spent hours planning a complex trail around Newcastle and definitely not 1 minute checking his Garmin route from 2015 to recycle at 5.40pm on Wednesday evening. Such was his masterly planning of the route Lubri was able to legitimately stay at the Beer Festival whilst Watsarong joined the r*unners route, which was awesome.
Handing the haring reins over to yours truly, the hash peeled off to the trail whilst BM, MP and Lubri shuffled, coughed and limbered there way respectively up to the Festival to sample the offerings as part of their research into beer and its effect on fitness. We look forward to hearing their conclusions.
Meanwhile the hash who were re-creating live action research of fitness and its effect on beer were busily hustling round the streets, upsetting pedestrians and getting in the way of people who were just trying to get on with their lives. Despite the best efforts of the hare to slow them down, the hash were unstoppable, and the falsies were barely sniffed at, this pack’s race memory evidently extended back to 2015. Hurdling the obstructions of Starbeck Avenue and ignoring the chip shop, the hash quickly arrived at the home of the beer mile, where they were split into 2 groups and forced to dash the 400m but without the thirst quenching beer for reward. Spiderman quickly established his sprint credentials pipping Trees Are at the post.
After returning to the route the hash were brought to a halt by a smattering of horse poo strewn FRB’s and a hash view of a hanging iron. Ironic post modernist art or fly tipping ?
Much discussion took place as to its (the iron’s) relevance in today’s (still) pre Brexit economy ( as of 11th April), before we arrived back, 5 minutes later at the pub.
Circle beers provided, MP dished out misdemeanours, prizes and almost remembered the 5 magic questions to our newest arrival. After the second shortest hash in the history of hashing and before the clock struck 8pm the hash retied to the festival for further refreshments and crisps.
Another triumphant run, lovely drinkies and stunning crisps – what’s not too like
The Gosforth Hotel, it’s in Gosforth, quite near a chip shop, enough said.
Special Stats and Notices
Virgins – 1
Beer mile – 1 ( minus the beer)
Morleys – 3
Route – Short
Recruitment via the magic tool of Social Media – 1
Possibility of appearing in the next Cheers mag – 100%
Chip stop – 1
Weather – chilly but sunny
Great April Sunday write-ups – Inncon’s (especially for getting a Brexit reference in)