It was decided that the CH4 would run with the bunnies today… With a couple missing in Phuket and the election causing problems for the On-On, the hares conspired to save energies and combine the two hashes – an interesting decision, which certainly brought more runners to both runs. The Bunnies were very welcoming and things transpired fairly smoothly.
The hare brief was particularly brief with Bone Collector simply pointing towards the gates of Chez Swallow and saying “That Way”. Even that seemed fairly redundant as there was only one way out of the property. And so it is, we were off. S&M Girl was on fire – she couldn’t get a check wrong and was holding the bunnies end up on her own! A recovering Mr. Poo joined Skid Mark, Bone Hur, Green Pussy and Byte My Yahoo in the mix as the trail zig zagged confusingly and just went on and on through rice fields, orchards – all the while being wet and slippery underfoot.
It seems HRA hasn’t learnt anything. Yesterday he got grief for an extended run with me that led the normally mild mannered Miss Piggy to exhaustion. Today he promised a 5km run – but the GPS doesn’t lie and the shortest result was around 7km. No wonder it took us an hour to finish – with Bone Hur breathing down my neck along a very long road finish.
Interestingly nobody saw Chuck Wao all run! Rumours were spreading about him taking extended loops to avoid the water, or perhaps he’d had a problem? Nope – he conspired with Jungle Chim and Frozen Dick to fulfil ‘when in Bunny Land, do a Bunny’. While none of the Bunnies were willing, the 3 musketeers walked around, chatted about the weather, and even stopped to buy beer at one of the supposedly closed corner shops. Sadly, they forgot to shortcut – the ultimate sign of a Bunny! 😉
No offence intended to the bunnies, they were very welcoming and even let Mr. Poo have his ego boost with some of the circle. I wonder how the men would react if someone suggested combining a run with the bunnies? Perhaps we should learn from the bunnies and be open to changing traditions? But then again, perhaps there are good reasons different groups run separately – back to CH4 next week!