It was Chiang Mai Diamond Hash’s first run and Microwave and Chilly Pussy… no, Frozen Dick… no, Chilly Pussy (!) were the hares! I had planned to arrive to the run on time. It began at 430 and I was off work at 330 thanks to shortened working hours during post-term paperwork madness week. I had even taken my running clothes to work with me as well as my running shoes… or had I??? F!@# – running shoes had been left in the kitchen and so I showed up about 20 minutes late which meant I was all on my own for the whole of the run.
The trail started out the back entrance of Microwave’s garden and along the road to a circle check. The sparse bits of paper were hard to see in the late afternoon sun and the first circle check that I came to hadn’t been kicked out. Nevermind! It was Chilly Pussy who came along to save the day! More than once I ran into her sweeping along on her motorbike checking to see that things in were in order. It was an interesting run that the hares had laid cutting across unusual fields to latch onto some nice and pleasant trails.
At a V-check, I was sure that the trail should go right, but it had been kicked out suggesting that the trail should go left… hmmm. I followed left like the V said I should only to get to another V – or so I thought – and dutifully searched for the next trail, which I couldn’t find, because as it turned out, the “V” was actually a partially kicked out arrow pointing hashers back in the direction from which they came… so I guess the first V had been kicked wrongly in the first place – INSTINCTS!!!
And I was off again heading towards the hills. Well, not steep hills particularly, but dense with trees and somewhat disorienting without other people calling anything. LOADS of circle checks had been set and though they had been kicked out, there weren’t often clear trails in front of the direction that they had been kicked. More than once, it took me an unusually long time to find the trail – something that the hares were iced emphatically for by the bunnies as they had also had a difficult time. Finally, I could feel that trail was heading back to the A and just as soon as that thought popped into my head, there was Microwave pulling up on her bike to make sure that I was alright. It was an excellent trail really that would have been a lot fun had I not been on my own – oh well.
The bunnies hadn’t waited for me to start the run, but had been waiting for me to start the circle – cheers! Throbbing Ninja, Unplugged and Anything did their best to control the circle, but all of the excitement had girls fluttering about with their cameras to capture the momentous occasion. Junglicious earned herself the first CM Diamond Hash wings and following some delicious food from Sweet Pea, some of ladies headed back into town for who knows what kind of debauchery. Until next month… On-On Big Top