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Trash Run 778

30 May

Hash Trash Run 778

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COMMITTEE
HASH MASTER Arthur Seebalack 461-5665 arturo999@live.com
HASH ASS Mumtaz Amarali 625-3617 x29436 mumtaz98@hotmail.com
ON-SEC/ HARELINE Salma Khan 753-8843 salmakhan_10@hotmail.com
HASH C$SH Lorin Paton 622-5806 (O)
HASH BOOZE Nevie Boos 637-3033 (H)
HASH SOFTIES Richard Marlay 351-3694
COMMITTEE Betty Agostini, Karen Hale-Jackson, Ronald Mc Donald, Diane Henderson, Asha Saith
Website Address: http://poshhh.org
RUN DETAILS
RUN# DATE HARES SITE SCRIBE
778 My 14, 2011 Lorin, Asha,Michelle, Mark, Alastair Ravine Sable Puddy

Line Break - On-On Feet

For those of us who knew not the late Reewatt, it must have come as a surprise that a hash should be so named. Therefore, for the unenlightened here is a brief resume of the life of one of the most dedicated of hashers

First, and to his great and lasting dismay Reewatt missed the first ever Trinidad hash. His great friend and co-worker, David failed to tell him of the event and when he went on the second one we can only surmise from the way he lived thereafter that he was totally bitten by the Hash bug and particularly by the inevitable consumption of enormous quantities of Carib in the company of so many wonderful like minded spirits.! He was Hash Master and a stalwart member of the Committee, Savannah and Lady Chancellor runner, as well as a permanent feature at the Carib hut. His favourite Hash site was Ravine Sabe,which explains the site and as his birthday was early May!

The hash led by Lorin, Asha, Michelle and Mark was extremely well supported. The brilliant device of sending some of the front pack straight to the ON ON, resulted in the latter finding themselves really far behind the back pack . Unfortunately, I suspect that Lorin had to run the hash backwards in order to find those in the front pack who had managed to avoid this particular strategy!

The downhill section or sand slide was much enjoyed by the younger members but not by the infirm who at that point gave up and retired. Not, however before enjoying the site of Asha up to her knees and elbows in wet muddy sand. The walkers, particularly Christine who had got her shoes muddy, explained carefully that much as they would like to help they felt that as a Hare it was up to her to get herself out, fortunately she did otherwise who knows when she would have been rescued. Gordon was blamed for the entire fiasco as he had been shown the best way out and then left the ladies to get on with it.

The final highlight was of course the swim in the large pond. Michelle proved her worth by providing a rope to get down the 50ft sheer sand cliff, something she might have done earlier when one aged hash hare had to do it on his own much to the detriment of his heart!

There was a question asked as to when the walking group started. It may be a surprise to the totally fit and more competitive members that some people get injured one way or another or even old and as such prefer to put a little less effort into the hashing than the horribly fit and young ! When the questioner becomes infirm he may well want to continue hashing but at a slower pace. After all what are checks for but to keep the whole Hash together as much as possible. And I might add the walking wounded, infirm, or simply aged hashers all manage to quaff beer at the end, which is as I understand it the whole point in the operation!
The Hash unanimously gave the hash the thumbs up and the party continued with roti provided by the usual crew.

Line Break - On-On Feet

Mahashma's Meditations

This week I am unable to make the Hash, so my trusted Hash Ass will take over the ceremonial down downs. How unfortunate that my daughter should get her space time co-ordinates wrong and choose to get married on a Hash day, this being Indian Arrival day and all.

Last night a crows feather fell at my feet, I saw a black star in the East and a smiling face of a bald headed man on the surface of the moon. These signs do not potend well. This could be treachery in the making. This could be a coup in Mahashma’s absence. This could be Mr Bling Bling Ash himself trying to take over. If he tries anything give him the Poofter shirt and make him sit on ice.

I have set a plan in motion to deal with Mr Bling Bling .
My Secretary set me up by not placing the Hash Trash in the van.
Hash Master are not supposed to get the Poofter shirt under section c paragraph 2 of the International Hash Masters Constitution.

Virgins: CLARITZA, DEVAUGH, COLIN, ELSA, LAURA, KEVIN, NATHAN

Poofter: ARTHUR FOR NOT BRINGING TRASH

Barbados
All balances are due now. Please give your money to Taz. Also I must know your flight time or you may find yourself without transport from the airport.

ON ON

Hash Lingo

Virgins take note of the meaning of these signs!!!

  1. While on the trail CALL “ON ON” when you see bits of shredded paper/flour! It helps those behind/possibly lost hashers.
  2. “O” – check for the correct trail!
  3. “X” – you’re on the wrong trail! Go back to the check point and start again.
  4. “ON PASS” – to pass someone on the trail.
  5. “ON BACK” – on the wrong trail, you may have reached an “X“….turn back to the check point “O“.
  6. “On OFF” – you’re off the correct trail.
  7. When you are almost in you would see: “ON IN” pointing to the correct direction.
  8. For those who can’t keep up with the ‘3F’s’ (FIT, FAST AND FURIOUS) pack then just go with the ‘Backpackers’  (SMART) pack who just let them do all the work.>

Line Break - On-On Feet

DIRECTIONS TO THE NEXT RUN #780

Date: June 11, 2011
Time:  3:30 p.m
Hares: The Three Wongs
RunSite: Four Roads, Tamana
Directions: Proceed East towards Arima on Highway, turn right at Tumpuna traffic lights. Drive through Guanapo, then to San Raphael junction; turn left RIGHT at T-junction. Proceed to next T-Junction (San Raphael Church). Turn right LEFT; Proceed through Brazil Village & Talparo to Four Roads Junction. Turn right on La Selva Road, drive through village look for HHH signs to site.


2011 RECEDING HARELINE


2012 RECEDING HARELINE


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Trash – Inter-Caribbean Hash 1995

12 May

Inter-Caribbean Hash 1995

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"THE FIRST" INTER-CARIBBEAN HASH HELD IN TRINIDAD – 28TH – 30TH APRIL 1995

  • DATE:   APRIL 29 1995
  • SITE:   LONGDENVILLE, CENTRAL TRINIDAD
  • HARES:  ASHA/ARTHUR/DENNIS
  • SCRIBE: BUNNY BUTLER

On registration day, April 28th, we finally settled in to our hotel rooms at the Normandie, Alicia’s, Halyconia, etc. After some
F ups in the allocation of our accommodation, we were given
our instructions to meet the buses at the Carib Rugby Club (wherever that was) for our Hash on April 29th. It’s a good thing the overseas Hashers in their walk to the Carib Rugby Club did not follow the direction of the traffic around the Savannah (known as the World’s Largest Round-about”) as they would have developed a new Hash for the day.

The Clan of Hashers from overseas – Antigua, Bangkok, Caracas, Glasgow, Grenada, New York, Florida and St vincent (none from Barbados – poor souls) numbering about 40, were hoarded into the buses ;(with beer of course) along with the POS H3 Hashers also in cars where we were outnumbered another approximately 80 journeying to our first site in the wilderness of Longdenville which was about an hour’s drive from Port of Spain, heading south-east into the hills of Central Trinidad. About 15 minutes from the site through rough terrain, we encountered our first fear as the drive continued through a sand road with numerous trucks loaded with sand passing us along the way. It then dawned on us that we were either nearing a beach or, as it was hinted, we were entering the famous Longdenville Sand Pit – as we observed on arrival endless hills of sand, sand, sand and more sand!

Sad to say smiles from the local Hashers and surrounding residents and truckers greeted us as if to indicate something cynical was in store for us!

After instructions at 3:15pm from the two sets of Hares informing us that there were two separate trails – one for two hours and the other just over an hour take your choice. Conservatively, like all the Antiguan Hashers, I took the shorter run. Anyway, we were off, and almost immediately the first fear came to pass as we had to climb one of these sand mounds slipping and sliding and accumulating tons of sand in the shoes, socks, face, pants … and the cussing started ….Joan nearly gave up at that point, but thanks to Claire who gave her a rear push up consolation, on-on we continued down into the deep sand pit where the cussing and shouting continued only to be faced by two of the Hares, after being lost for a while with no flour as the tracks had covered the trail, in the distance on the flat of a steep sand hill they were waiting to pull us up to the top as there was no other access. Then through the Cashew and Orange estates where we were warned that if we touched the fruit it would be straight jail. I had to advise one of my colleagues, Celia, who was in front of me, closely followed by Scott, not on her trail, as she appeared extremely anxious to prove her agility on her first run in Trinidad, to avoid touching the fruit while running. Meanwhile we continued our way through the scenic orange estates up one or two hills, and after sighting the On-In sign, then across the sand again and back to Base. A good run which perhaps could have been a little longer, despite the heat and humidity which was about 97%. Naturally we were soon cooling down with soda water, sodas and of course Carib beers followed by the spicy Indian delicacy known as “doubles” guaranteed to make your taste buds shake and give you good relief the next morningl After sadly hearing on the radio that West Indies were catching their A., against the Australian bowlers, we were back to the buses, out of the sand dunes and back to Carib Rugby Club and our hotels and guest houses, in preparation for an excellent dinner at the Club and a delightful floor show put on by the Indian Tassa Drummers and their “winer” girls, not to be outdone by the energetic Latin American Trini Hasher, Flor, who seemed bent on outdoing the professional artists, much to the delight of the overseas hashers. Then a great skit was put on by POS H3, imitating their colleagues peculuarities. The Hash Master, Betty Boobs, took the cake for her imitation of Roy Flurves, alias “Pervejrt”, who we must congratulate for organizing the great Inter-Caribbean Hash which is obviously here to stay. Thanks also to all the POS Hashers who ably assisted. The activities continued late into the night with D.J., dancing and more and more beer! For the records, the Antiguan Hashers who went to Trinidad were Joan, Claire, David Pedden, Celia, Scott, Marlon, Alice, Steve Kissoon and myself.

Also thanks to the POS H3 Hashers for the excellent Hash Magazine giving the history of the POS Hash 3 which has been passed on to our Hash Master, Mac, for the records.

A great time was had by all.

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FIRST INTER-CARIBBEAN HASH – TRINIDAD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF “KAISER”

Registration at the Carib Rugby Club on April 28, 1995 for this inaugural Hash. The Antiguan contingent arrived at approximately 5:15pm (Clare, Joan/ David and Kaiser) to find some of the Americans “Good-fart”, “Spermade”, “Foreskin”, the Caracas possee and a few others trucking into their third Carib and/or rum punch. On registering we were given wrist band, T-shirt, bottle opener, water bottle, hash literature and a shoulder bag (Dame Edna and Dickie Doo would have been delighted). Bunny joined us and later on Marlon, Alice, Peter, Celia and Scott.

POS HHH came out in numbers and a real party atmosphere prevailed. The DJ was in good form, with a wide variety pleasing everyone. The T & TEC Steelband also entertained us. Dancing, wining, drinking, eating, frolicking, limbo dancing and the party went on ’til about l:15am. Many of us who went on to Pelican after, regretted the next day on Run II (Bunny will fill you in).

RUN NO 2 – APRIL 30 1995

The beautiful scenic drive through the North Coast of Trinidad, with the vivid yellow flowers of the Poui beautifying the mountainside, and the precipitancy from the road surface falling about a mile down to the sea shore. On to the famous Maracas Bay, where many had their supply of shark and bake. Through Las Cuevas and onto Blanchisseuse to Hash Base. In the usual Roy Purvis salutation “Hash Hush” “F……..g Hush” to get the run on its way.

On On led by Hares Lorin “Dewy Eyes”, Abel and Dave. Half a mile of beach running and “Dewy Eyes” placed the check – made up of a drawn circle (with no dot) stuck to a brown paper bag. On on calls in various directions. We headed through a tunnel viaduct up a water course, but the right trail was on the road, 50 feet above. On on up a steep hill, with the TV crew racing by in their car to get ahead of the pack. Up and still up we struggled in the hot sun before reaching the summit. We descended the hill and lost the trail. Could not find the biodegradable shredded paper. The hounds picked up the trail across a ravine and up and up until the paper signs indicated by way of drawn arrows to swimmers and non swimmers – this trail is a nature lover’s delight, the green vegetation, the shaded cocoa trees/ with tall trees towering above, orchids hanging and dried leaves on the trail. The swimmers made their way down the river into the cold water. Waist high going down stream slipping, crawling, swimming, we reached the pinnacle of this Run. Some said 10 feet, other said 15. With instructions from the hares, how and where to jump into the white water below. It was too late to turn back, so in we jumped (one at a time) with the current pushing us down stream. Hikes full of water, we made our way occasionally trying to seek the river bank where it was possible.

Leaving the watery trail we headed into the shaded cocoa plantation for about 3/4 mile before getting back to cross the river, where the TV crew was waiting to film the event. On in and back to Base for more drinking, mango chow, barbeque, liming, swimming and volleyball. Roy (F) gave the down, downs. POS HM Betty “Boobs” called on “Kaiser” to present the T-shirts sent by AHHH. Before we bade farewell to Blanchisseuse we were asked to form a circle, singing “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” with gestures. The convoy stopped at Las Cuevas for a couple of drinks before heading to the Pelican for more Caribs. Roy went home and replenished the coolers. This was the best run in my fifteen years of hashing. Our thanks to “Dewy Eyes”, Abel and Dave for an excellent run in ideal hashing terrain. In the wee hours of the morning we said our goodbyes. Thank you Roy and all those who helped in any way.

ON ON TO NEXT YEAR.

Run Directions Run #778

3 May

Run Directions – Run#778 May 14, 2011

RUN DIRECTIONS
RUN #778
DATE May 14, 2011
HARES Betty/ Lorin/ Alastair/ David Jamieson
RUN SITE Ravine Sable, Longdenville
TIME 3:30PM
MAP
DIRECTIONS Take Chaguanas turn off from highway, head west to Longdenville follow main road as it bends to the right (Abel sign here) after approximately three quarter mile turn left off main road to Ravine Sable . Main road bends to right follow road to run site.
 
 
   

Run Directions: Run#748 May 01, 2010

20 Apr

Reewat Memorial Run

Date: May 01, 2010

Location: Ravine Sable

Time: 3:30pm

Hares: Lorin, Jamieson, Betty

On On!Travel south to Uriah Butler Highway to Chaguanas, exit left and travel on Chaguanas Main Road. Keep heading left o Longdenville, pass KFC continue driving…road bends right…continue and turn left at Ravine Sable. Look for HHH signs.