Bangalore Hash House Harriers
27 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 :
Last Run 666 – The Devils Exorcism Fantasy and No Peacocks Only Puppy Reality
24th September 2017 : This was the first time that BH3 did an advance early bird registration for a normal run… and what a turnout. Some 29 prepaid registrations happened by 1st September for the run that was still 3 weeks later. And so the number swelled to 64 by Run day.
Touted as the Devils Exorcism – with the devil incarnate – Cyber, identified many moons ago, the event enthu was built up on exorcising him on 24th September along with a commemorative T shirt. Devils food and drink at the run.
And so it happened. On a cloudy cool Sunday afternoon, hashers collected at the Avalahalli forests outskirts around 3:30 p.m. They came, on their cars.. hash transport (22 of them) and all other means for the hash event of the month. And the Devil – Cyber in a costume that puts the devil to shame for sure! (see the pics).
T shirts distribution done, and the run gets kickstarted at 4:15 p.m. Off the pack goes… with several new comers and returners, the prominent being Dr Kini, who had a gang of 4 young virgins with him. And Shady Lady and Brain Dead who had got along tree saplings to be distributed to the hashers, courtesy Ravi Prakash, Councillor and owner of Kiran Nursery. Many thanks to our green sponsor!
The first segment of the run lead us to the edge of the forest to a check back and then through it to the other side for another check back, following which we went deep into the forest with stunning scenic views with the likes of many like Organ Raiser taking selfies, climbing elevations and then into a small valley before reaching the water stop. Organ Raiser was seen doing fishy hydration activities in bushes, that were caught on camera!
Cyber, the devil-incarnate was seen prancing around on the trail, taking selfies and group pics!
At the water stop, watermelons (courtesy Radhika and OFB), Bloody Mary and RoohAfza all laced with Devils eyes (sabza seeds). Suitably fortified, we were on our way through the second segment traversing the forest once again and then through green fodder fields back to the start point, where Devils legs and Potato Bombs (Vada Paos) greeted everyone along with hash beer and cold drinks.
Shady Lady and distributed the tree saplings to all the hashers who wanted to plant one.
At the circle – the hares Half Moon (already turned full moon!), Crushed Nuts, Winnie the Pooh and Compass were iced and the run named – No Peacocks, Only Puppy run, for the cute little doggy who made the circle a delight for many.
The main event of the evening – Cyber being exorcised – He was made to sit on ice and Jayakumar the willing angel took it upon himself to fight the devil to straighten to upturned cross. Pervert producer clad in a white cape – pour holy hash nectar of the hash gods to cleanse Cyber and recited the hash exorcism prayer :
In the name of the Hash spirits,
I exorcise you of
Every unclean spirit
Every power of darkness
Every incursion of the infernal enemy
Every diabolical legion and cohort and faction that prevents you to imbibe the hash spirits
Be redeemed by the precious Red Blood Wine that the Hash Gods have given us today!
Dare no more, O cunning serpent.
To deceive and possess Cyber, Like you have so far!
He shall no more look at lovely harriettes here in the circle or elsewhere
His eyes shall remain blinkered and focused to pious thinking and action
And to drink all the hash beer that he can lay his hands on!
Go away – evil spirits – forever and ever and leave Cyber clean and pure!!!
And so Cyber came to being back to his normal self. And hashers and the rest of the world sighed in relief for being freed from the calamity that was upon the hash community!
The virgins were called into the circle and suitably introduced, as so were a couple of gatecrashers who ventured into the circle.
And so the day of Exorcism came to an end with Organ Raiser raising the hash hymn and happy hashers going home!
Post run Whatsapp comments:
Ravichandra TFU : Guys, I like this!!! Anything works well when people don't claim all credit for themselves. Great to see self-effacing by all contributors!!😊 Cyber, you were Outstanding!
Organ Raiser : A million cheers to abnash. Sportive Stephen take. A bow.
All round effort. Great camaraderie. 👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽
Cyber, the Devil : I really had a lot of fun dressing up like the devil. Haven't seen my wife so hysterically happy in years! She laughed so hard near our car away from all you guys, l'll never forget it!
Kavitha : STEPHEN...YOU LOOKED AN ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY LOVABLE DEVIL😈😈😈😜😂😂😂👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻.....HATS OFF TO THE LOVELY LADIES AND YOU😁💐💐💐 (makeup done by Deepa, Gora's wife). I almost missed the 666 event .😲.I'm glad I didn't drop out of today's event...as it was AWSUUUUUUUM😇😍🤗🤗🤗
Jayakar : Oh Wow, no wonder with ideas and efforts of so many the Getup came out to be the best ever.
Congrats to the Creators as well as the Devil.
Jayalakshmi : Fabulous trail.. Hats off to the team for all the arrangement... 👏👏👍🏻👍🏻
Noel: Fabulous trail.. Hats off to the team for all the arrangement... 👏👏👍🏻👍🏻
Coming up, the Diwali Hash Run and Mehfil on 21st/22nd October 2017.
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