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Trash Run #815

11 Sep


HASH MASTER Mumtaz Amarali 625-3617 x29436 mumtaz98@hotmail.com
HASH ASSISTANT Pradeep Subrian 678-2372 psubrian@bluewaterstt.com
COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Zameer Ali 678-9172 u4ria532@hotmail.com
FINANCE MINISTER Lorin Paton 622-5806 (O)
HARELINE Salma Khan 753-8843 salmakhan_10@hotmail.com
Arthur Seebalack
Tiza Matura
Martin Griffith
Ashe Holder
Janine Winston 680-2373
Colin Sorias
Betty Agostini
Diane Henderson
Website Address: http://poshhh.org
815 Aug 18, 2012 Town Crier, Mystery, Smallman Jesse and the village Palo Seco Mommy’s Boy

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My Mommy told me that I had to go with her to the hash since I am a town boy and I will probably never get to see Palo Seco otherwise. Then on Sunday morning as I was digging out volcanic mud from our running shoes she told me that I have to write a trash. My Mommy said that unless I did write trash she would have to answer to the Iron Lady. I love my Mommy so I will write trash – I hope trash readers enjoy the rubbish I wrote for them.

Our 2 hour drive from POS to Palo Seco was disturbed by giggles from My Mommy who said that two old ladies were comparing their busses and the old guys were converting numbers: 69 = 181?? I do not find this funny or totally correct, but I smiled politely for My Mommy

We arrived early for the run and I looked around me to see a lush, beautiful forest and a sprinkling of hashers. I thought it was a very nice location, although I could not quite understand how the local’s home had no burglarproofing.

Then 2 busses arrived and out poured a group of GGs (Great Grans) talking loudly and running to relieve themselves in the bush. They disturbed the serenity of this beautiful location with their excited chatter but I understand – they must be a bit deaf.

Soon, the ‘fearful’ Iron Lady HM (I cannot understand why Mommy is afraid of her, she is not much taller than I am) called the group to the Hash Hush.

She awarded GGD (Great Grand Daddy), Lorin, with a Fast Fit Furious T shirt for his obsession with hashing and his passion for trying to outrun the pack. I thought the hash was not a race? Besides, I looked around at some of the younger hashers and wondered how this GGD managed to even keep up with them! I thought that he must be smarter and take shortcuts but My Mommy said that hashing was not about being fast or fit, just furiously fun.

Then the HM called out to a group of young fellas called the Bucketeers who had testosterone oozing from every pore. My Mommy said that I will soon be at that stage, but I hope not, they were real fidgety.

The hares were introduced. The main hare, Jesse, was a one of my own – I felt so proud and hopeful! Hashing is not mainly for old people and maybe I could set a run one day soon! But then a GGD, The Mystery Cyril, took over, gave us hash details on the run and the GGs set off running with all of the young people!

For a moment Mommy forgot that I was there and she started running. She headed in the direction were I had seen many ladies relieving themselves as they got off the bus and I screamed out to het to be careful for their puddles. She slowed down and told me to keep up since hashers have no manners and I would be left behind!

On On we went into the beautiful forest. The trail was narrow and muddy but it was fun. The bush was on all sides and it seemed that these were not regularly used paths. As the noisy runners took off and left us I found that this forest seemed pure and was unusually quiet. Lovely bush all around me, I was just commenting to My Mommy how lovely this thick bush was when Uncle Ozama ran by us saying he preferred it shaved. How can you shave the bush?

Up and down we went. Nothing too steep going up, and going down was slipping and sliding in mud so great fun. The FRBs were way ahead and had opened the checks, so I was able to enjoy the forest and the birdsong which had started, when, OMG, Uncle Robin pointed out a big hairy spider!

My Mommy called out to GGD Derek who was a hare and asked him if there were any shortcuts – he said no since the run was a short one…..

A short run? That’s good for me; I was getting bored with the slipping and sliding but just then we came upon a belching mud volcano! And then another! So Exciting! I was told not to play in the mud so I was just dipping my finger in when I noticed that the hashers around me were looking all around for the right trail. We seemed to be lost and no sign of paper, hares or anyone else. We called and we heard voices in the distance but we seemed surrounded by either thick mud or belching mud pools but no trail! I was not really afraid – but so,so relieved when someone said they found paper. Off we went following the paper when suddenly a lady said “ weys, buh we just pass dis way, look d tree I get prick. Like we going back the same way we came?”

Halt, turn around and back we went, calling “are you, are you”…..then, we heard hashers calling back and then out from behind the bush they came – front runners – running back on the trail that we had just come from.

We tried to tell them that this was the wrong way but they kept saying that they were “on backing” since the run was too short! Some of them said they were looking for the beach. My Mommy said I could not go with them so we walked back to the run site.

Then the size talk started.

Tanty Betty had said that quality and not quantity mattered. Tanty Flash believed that it was not how long it was but how you made use of it. Tanty Arlene seemed vexed that she only got 35 minuites. My Mommy said that she took it slow so that was good enough for her.

The Iron Lady was not happy with the GGD hares…. She was real vex theirs was so short.

Some others said when it is too short you have to do it twice.

Why they seemed to be complaining, I just do not know.

I told My Mommy that I am just glad that I can do it but she said I don’t know what I am talking about.

My Mommy said we have to thank the GGD hares for taking the time to set a run so far from town especially as they are real coming on in age. She also said that it was very nice that Jesse had been there since at their age the GGDs needed all the help they can get and it is time to teach the young people the ways of the hash.

She said the GGD hares had joined the ranks of Great Uncle Martin in Chaguaramas and Great Uncle Gerry in Quinam.

The Local guy with the cutlass Wharfie was very nice – he let Mommy and the older ladies change near his house. Mommy does not know I know this but the younger ladies with the frilly underwear changed next to the big bus. I don’t think that some of them bothered to put back on any underwear.

So the big ceremony known as the down downs got underway. The GGD hares, my hero, Jesse and Mr Wharfie were speeched off for not having enough length and the HM made GGDs Derek and Cyril drank their beer from baby bottles.

The virgins were called and asked things that I am not allowed to talk about. Some Tanties were asked to give demonstrations but all I could see was legs in the air like a roasted fowl and a strange contortion like a bridge.

It was a bit of a strange questionnaire because all the boys seemed to give the same answer and this caused Gran Uncle Pete and some others in the back of the crowd to start chanting in Chinese : Too can chew?

The new shoes were called out but they did not look like new shoes. The owners were told to drink their beer from them and the Scottish Uncle looked like he real enjoyed it! My Mommy said that The Hash Ass, Uncle Pradeep looked like he had new shoes but Government Ministers always got away!

The HM celebrated birthdays and ordered the Tanties to show the young people how they should sing Hash Songs. Tantie Michelle sure liked the part with “coming” home.

Then My Mommy said that we were going to stay a while because Tantie Tiza and Uncle Eric had bought kegs of beer to celebrate their birthdays and she gave me a hotdog to keep me quiet.

It was then time to go but the bar people were trying to make people drink more beer. My Mommy said the hash was a drinking club with a running problem – so after they ran how come didn’t they the drink all of the free beer!? I think that they want a FFF T-shirt and are afraid to drink.

Oh Yes! – one more thing:

My Mommy also told me that when the HM asks if you did the whole hash run, don’t say yes….because them she will tell you to write trash.

My Mommy had a good time….. I guess one day I will grow up and understand all of this.


“The Unknown Run” by Mighty Fly on the wall

We set out one Sat-day af’noon

To head out down South

A bus ride to hash-ing district

Nothing to talk ’bout

We set out one Sat-day af’noon

To head out down South

Plenty drinking ‘pon dis’ bus ride

Wit’ plenty foul mouth

De hares like dem had an intervention

Nothing look nor smell like right directions

An’ there again

As a bunch-a-nomad

We get lost! – somewhere in Fyzabad


A man buff me bad

Ah shoul-da know

We town pe-ople

Where Pal-o Seco?


But what he didn’t kno’

Is the bus vibes it sweet

An’ we bound to find

The hash-ing street

So somebody get ‘pon de celly

An’ call one ah dem do-tish hares

So fi-nally we reach an’ we ready

Yuh know de run done al-ready!


Dire-ful-l y!

No man!


The Palo Se-co run

De ketch we real –real bad

We come all de way –down South

Dey fool we bad–, bad bad


What dey kno’ ’bout setting hash in de country

Is all ah big “Mystery”

Only trickery and tomfoolery

So we could drink in de country

[Unshamingly sung to Lord Kitchener’s Toco Band (All Rights Reserved]

Line Break - On-On Feet

From the Office of the Iron Lady (Discipline, Production, Tolerance)

Do you remember Dr Eric Williams sologan …discipline, production, tolerance. It is really a set of goals that are measurable. We were told to keep that mantra in our ears because a lack of any one of the three would threaten the independence of our fledgling democracy. It was true then and it is true now. He might have added “responsibility” to the trio but have we measured up? The Mighty Mystery and Town Crier certainly did their best, they were able to gather both young and mature hashers to Palo Seco. The drive was an enjoyable one for most whether you were on the bus talking about bust or in your car and your tyre burst (thats another story). Even though it was a short run, it was a good run…..and did you seen the Mud Volcanoes….Wow…..Sweet T&T.

Poofter nominees: the hares for a long drive to run site and a short run, Harold for cutting cost since he got married and making a wooden slippers for his son Ross and Ross for actually wearing the slippers. Poofter to Ross.

Happy Birthday: Eric Rabbit, Tiza (party animal) and David Morand

Fit..Fast…Furious….This jersey was given to Lorin Paton for his passion and commitment to the Port of Spain Hash House Harriers.

Upcoming Events: Tobago Weekend – Thursday 25th to Sunday 28th October, 2012 (TT1500.00)

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Directions to the next run #817

Date: Sep 01, 2012
Time: 3:30pm
Hares: Haydn Als
Run Site: Sangre Grande

From Port-of-Spain, take the Churchill-Roosevelt Highway to Waller Field. Turn North at Waller Field to reach the Eastern Main Road, then proceed East to Valencia. Continue from Valencia to Sangre Grande, and take the Manzanilla Road from the Sangre Grande Police Station. Turn left into Oropuche Road at the third street after the Sangre Grande Police Station (obliquely opposite the Agricultural Development Bank) and continue to Non Pareil Road on the right. Turn onto Non Pareil and proceed to hash site. Look for HHH signs. Allow 2 hrs. travel time from P-o-S.

Receding Hareline





815 August 18, 2012 Derek de Freitas, Cyril Palo Seco
816 September 1, 2012 David Morand Flanagin Town
817 September 15, 2012 Hadyn  Als Sangre Grande
818 September 29, 2012 Jordan/Enrique Chaguaramas
819 October 13, 2012 Two Butts Santa Cruz



October 26, 2012

October 27, 2012

October 27, 2012

Big Dicks

The Casuals Posse



Alternate Run: Trinidad

823 November 10, 2012 Central Posse
824 November 24, 2012 Nico Kersting New Territory
825 December 8, 2012 Hash Master’s Run Christmas Party
826 December 22, 2012 Incoming Hash Master

Run Directions Run#815 – On On to Palo Seco!

7 Aug

Directions to run #815

Date: Aug 18, 2012
Time: 3:30pm
Hares: own Crier, Mystery, Wharfie and Small Man
Run Site: Palo Seco

Drive to the end of Solomon Hochoy Highway and turn right to Gulf City Mall where you will reset your odometer. Drive 8.7 km and turn left at this junction. Continue for 6.0 km to OWTU building at Fyzabad Junction and turn right. After 5 km, make a right turn and then an immediate left. Continue for 3 km and then turn right at T junction. A further 5km brings you to Palo Seco Value Supermarket where you turn left into the road opposite. After 2.4km turn right into James Trace and drive 0.8 km to run site. Look for HHH signs. Please bring your own water for bathing since the occupants of the house at the run site collect rain water for their use. Drive Time from POS :approx 2 hrs.