Bangalore Hash House Harriers
25 years and still running...
Its the Bangalore chapter of the drinking club with a running problem. We run on (almost) once a month somewhere in the countryside 20-35 km from the centre of town and occasionally indulge in outstation runs and Hash events.
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Event reports :
Run 660 – “Where is the Lost Lake” Run - Holi Hash Bash and Barbecue
Venue – Suprada Villa farmhouse and the vicinity of Hoskote lake.
All the pictures are available here : https://www.flickr.com/gp/abnash/20pUVB
On a sultry Sunday March 19, some 70 intrepid hashers worked their way to the start point of the run near Hoskote. Some hashers reached earlier than the hares and so were lost near the start point. Lead hare ILikeHead (Rajesh) was nowhere to be seen until he made a dramatic appearance at 4:25 in party clothes! Its seems that he forgot that today was his wedding anniversary. So fine juggling of time in action!
Desperate phone calls from late comers who didn’t come in time – these were asked to go to the barbecue venue at David Masterbates Farmhouse.
Prologue : Monday 13th March and some 15 warn-ins. Tuesday jumped to 35 warn-ins. 50+ on Wednesday and closure of registrations on Friday announced. Jumped to 70 on Friday and with some latecomers finally to 75. The actual number of folks who came were finally 70.
14th March – GM and lead hare ILH along with David Masterbates do a recce of the trail.
Come Again completed the registration for late comers and Pisscum sold dozens of beer coupons for his private Swiss back account replishment – actually meant for hash beer!
And fast forward to the run : The run started promptly at 4:30 p.m. ILikeHead liked that for the first time in his life the “virgins” were paying full attention to what he was saying. Laid and Ran and Come again were the other two hares..
The countryside was a fine flat terrain with lots of short grass and occasional breeze with herds of sheep and goats and future barbecues. Lots of unusual plant and birds seen. Not a soul other than the shepherds..
Run got over in one hour at 5:30 p.m – the beer cans popped and we made tracks to the farmhouse.
David “Masterbates” had ably abandoned ship and left the barbecueing to novices BCC – Archana, Brenda a virgin and Neeru and a food hogger Rigor Mortis. Somehow these enthu souls managed to get things ready with help from Beulah and friends.
Lamb, Chicken, Corn and Potatoes – a cocktail of Coconut, Leechee and Bacardi and lots of Holi Thandai and beer and fillers of chicken and cheese sandwich.. No one was hungry.
And then it was time for the circle.
With Lead hare ILH missing Pradeep Crude Slick was the standin Kazakhi hasher who went on the ice.
The hares were to be iced but before that virgin Gurdeep was busy attending phone calls and was prompty iced.
The run was christened “Where is the Lost Lake” run. Lots of virgins – Ruchika, Gurdeep, Geo, Manisha, Vinay, Sandeep, Sujit wer taken care of.. So were returners Strip Tease and Launch pad who also brought some great barfi – Kaju Katlis.
Praveen and Noel, the posers from marathons were appropriately iced. Bhavana was christened as “Repeat Her”. and Praveen as Walkie-Talkie!
Holi colors were liberally applied to everyone in hands reach of hash flash Rajinder Kalsi.
David Masterbates for iced for jumping ship when he was needed most – he had hidden the Thandai bottles where nobody could find them and for abandoning the volunteers who had no knowledge of barbecuing! But also being such an expansive and happy host!
Kiran – Kamasutra managed to sell a few T shirts from the relay run.
With all the fun and camaraderie, the party finally wound up at 7 p.m.
Thanks to everyone who came – and lent a hand to make the event a happy celebration of Holi – Hash style.
Those who missed it – will stay missing ….