Anna and Jez are going off on an adventure at the end of April for a few months. They will be volunteering in Samos, Greece where there are currently 8,000 refugees. They are raising money for Samos Volunteers, which provides an amazing service to people living in despicable inhumane conditions. On March 21st, they will be hosting A Big Quiz Night in Guildford, and would love as many of you to come as possible. Tickets are a minimum donation of £15 each and that includes a hot meal. If you would like to come you can either buy your place online here gf.me/u/xgzh8f or at the hash. Places are limited.’
Factor 30 will be running The Brighton Marathon for “MIND” Charity on 19th April and she will surely appreciate all the support she can get. You can sponsor Jody Here.
Cynthia will be laying a joint GH3/PH3 Hash run and Chilli evening from East Horsley shops then back to her house after the run, all in aid of the charity, “Children Change Columbia”. This is an annual event with great food and great company. Please bring along some beers & wine and just make a charity cash donation (at the event) for the fantastic food which Cynthia will cook! I can assure you, it’s tasty food! Run start’s from the car park behind East Horsley Station Parade shops, Oakham Road South, East Horsley, KT24 6QN at 7:30 pm then back to Cynthia’s house afterwards at 32, Northcote Cresent, West Horsley, KT24 6LY for 8:30 pm.
So we missed it last year due to the inclement weather, but we certainly are making up for it this year!
For a reminder on what to bring and a place to volunteer snacks/salad/dessert please go here
Let’s make it a good one!
“……Reaching the top of the hill I sensed that some were ready to Spumante and Sparkly called for a regroup which we affected at walking pace……..”
Seems that the 2013 weather conditions are going to be ‘testing’ at best. We had a fine time running round the wine last Sunday when we were in the grip of the grape, and whilst the weather has faded since I hope the same is not true of your memory of the run, which was a real corker.
A further reminder of a highlight of the early summer, in the shape of the PH3 Dorset Weekend featuring two runs on Saturday afternoon (at Cranborne) and our usual 11am Sunday run (at Studland). This courtesy of Billy Graham will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013. Let me or BG know if you want to come along. The list of participants continues to grow and includes Sparkly, Wally, Hipless, TIFM, Hawkeye, Uphill Gill, Paul Newman, Scooby Doo, Tea Cosy, Virgil, Venus, Robic and more? For those unfamiliar with the routine we tend to descend on BG’s Dorset retreat and occupy the available beds, floor space and camp in the back garden if needed. There are also a couple of local B&B’s – details available, just ask. Time to start planning now.
So this weekend on Sunday 26th May 2013 it may be a bank holiday weekend, but I strongly urge you to make time in your calendar for a run being set by Pis’t’man Pat from The Duke of Cumberland Arms, Henley, West Sussex. Sure it’s a bit of a trek from Guildford but if you’re looking for a bit of countryside and a fine pub for lunch…what better place than this. I promise you will not be disappointed. See: http://www.dukeofcumberland.com/
So why not make it a family day out? Directions on the website.
I hope to see you there.
“……Champing at the bit to sample the untrammelled delights of the aforementioned bluebells like horticultural junkies awaiting their next fix were……..”
So we were blessed, our planning was meticulous and it was not at all down to pure chance that we hit Polesden Lacey at the optimum time for Bluebells. Lucky then that Sorry John saw fit to set us a trail to follow, that made the most of the verdant delights on offer.
Despite our weekly running, which is a delight that just keeps on coming, our next way-marker to look forward to will be the PH3 Dorset Weekend featuring two runs on Saturday afternoon (at Cranborne) and our usual Sunday run (at Studland). This courtesy of Billy Graham will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013. Let me or BG know if you want to come along. I have an inkling that the list of participants thus far includes Sparkly, Wally, Hipless, TIFM, Hawkeye, Uphill Gill, Paul Newman and more? For those unfamiliar with the routine we tend to descend on BG’s Dorset retreat and occupy the available beds, floor space and camp in the back garden if needed. There are also a couple of local B&B’s – details available, just ask. Time to start planning now. Actually I’ve not heard from BG since he set off to ascent Mount Toubkal (4617 m) in the Atlas Mountains, so I hope he made it back okay?
So this weekend on Sunday 19th May 2013 it will be Venus and Virgil who have chosen a new venue in the shape of Denbies Vineyard, London Road, Dorking. I’m not sure whether we’ve decided to distribute ourselves all around their vast car park and then come together for a flash mob hash run at 11am or more likely park in the corner furthest away from the buildings, look out for directions from your hares on the day.
Sure it’ll be a good one and hope to see you there.
“……If you want to see a hash come to a full stop then all you need is someone running back down a trail when they are some 300yds from the nearest circle, looks of ‘have we just missed the cross’ and ‘*** that for a long falsie!’ were on their faces……..”
I don’t know about you but there are a few key markers in the week that individually mark the passing of time. For me it’s not Friday night clocking off as my job role/location are quite variable or a Saturday night as I plan to be too drunk to remember. Therefore, apart from the run itself on a Sunday the Wednesday email is one of those markers. I guess they might have some use to you, especially on a bank holiday week? Yes its Wednesday already. Anyway, yet again I sit down to pass on the weekly update and I think – heck what has happened in the last week. I guess it’s also part of the nature of such a diverse group as PH3 that there are sometimes both joyful and very sorrowful news. This week being a case in point.
The sad new is to report the passing of Hayley, daughter to Flo-Jo and Rubberlegs founder and former Grandmaster. Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you both. For those interested I’ve been informed that the funeral will take place on Friday 17th May 2.30 pm at St Mary the Virgin, Shalford. Bright clothing only, no flowers but donations to Beacon centre via www.jmonkandsons.co.uk
On Sunday the wedding of Cinderella and Prince Charming took place in Wonersh – seemingly without a hitch, if you’ll excuse the pun and a few PH3 were delighted to attend the ceremony and join in the celebrations at the evening function. There are some lovely photos posted on our website here courtesy of Billy Graham and I think Sparkly. They looked like they had a fine old time, as did we. Some more than others I’m told, though as I had to depart before the ‘last coaches’ I wasn’t there to bear witness. I hope the happy couple are having a relaxing honeymoon and will return eager to run soon.
The other news of the week comes from Paul Newman who clearly wasn’t relaxing after the London marathon and took part in the Sevenoaks Sprint Triathlon 400m/25km/8km swim/bike/run. I know the obvious question is why? Anyway as reported by Paul “with an 8:30am swim start it was just starting to get warm as I returned from the swim to complete a hilly bike course…….and then felt good for the first half of the run before fatigue set in”. I’m tired just reading this!
My thanks to Sparkly who took up the option/drew the short straw to write about my run on Sunday. It was also a short run designed to get people warmed up for the later wedding. You can read the run report, and also ponder on the appropriate hash name for Ben……
Don’t forget that there will a PH3 Dorset Weekend featuring two runs on Saturday afternoon (at Cranborne) and our usual Sunday run (at Studland). This courtesy of Billy Graham will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013. Let me or BG know if you want to come along.
So this weekend on Sunday 12th May 2013 it will be our annual Bluebell Run from our usual venue of Yew Tree Farm, Polesden Lacey, courtesy of Sorry John. Hopefully the timing for the bluebells is just right and definitely one not to miss. I hope to see you there.
“…….only to receive a withering look. This is something I’m accustomed to, though not usually from such a young bitch……”
Spring might finally be here, along with the April showers. And it’s May now? Anyway, our hare last weekend made the best of the weather and terrain available to set us a rather pleasant run good run Alfold.
Despite the warmer weather runners remain absent, Uphill Gill is undergoing doctor-enforced rest for her knee, Paul Newman could understandably be resting after his marathon exploits but instead has been competing in races elsewhere. Nat the Hat is in Tallinn, meanwhile Diego has a bad back and Tom Tom an unspecified ailment – meaning I can’t remember what it was. We hope they all recover/return, if not in time for my run this weekend, then for The Bluebell Run on Sunday 12th May 2013. There’s a few out and about and if the weather stays warm we might actually get our timing right.
So this weekend on Sunday 5th May 2013 it will be I, Hawkeye who will be setting from West Hangar Car Park, Staple Lane, Nr Clandon.
This will be a short run, in order to allow time for anyone planning to attend the subsequent wedding of Cinderella & Prince Charming – sure to be a fairytale event. Therefore I don’t expect to see the bride and groom at the run (though apparently the groom is planning to play tennis on Sunday morning!) and Jonno Groans as father of the bride is more likely to be stretching his wallet rather than his legs. Best wishes to all involved. And fingers crossed for fine weather.
The rest of you don’t have an excuse, oh apart from it being a BH weekend. Either way I hope to see you at my run. Afterwards we’ll decamp to The Queens Head, East Clandon.
“…..First on the list was Scabbing Squirrel seemingly and thankfully recovered from last weeks’ tumble following a week of less PH3, more TCP and plenty of TLC……..”
This week as is often the case I bring you stories of heroism and athletic prowess and occasionally the two items are combined. I’ll start with the regular run report which you can read. I’ll make no bones about it, it was first class, as good an endorsement of why we haul ourselves out on a Sunday morning. And the sun shone too.
Of course at a similar time albeit in a somewhat different setting The
Richard Branson memorial run Virgin London Marathon was taking place. I’ve heard from folk that it turned out warm which was welcome for most of the country apart from the 10s of 1000s running. Nonetheless our very own Paul Newman and Remington participated and completed the course in 4:14:45 and 4:02:47 respectively. One final plug for their worthy causes in case you’ve not been moved to donate yet – those times might encourage you. Try http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=PaulAllen for Paul Newman and http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/aliandcarriemarathonattempt for Remington and this one comes with an added attraction of a free trial at any of her sessions for anyone who sponsors her- aliaboutfitness.co.uk Brazen!
The preceding day on a slightly less warm day the 7th Clandon Park Run took place over Burpham/Clandon way. Once again expertly coordinated by Allabouthashing.com this proved to be a PH3 father and son affair. My son Dash took on the 10k for the first time this year and gave me a good run for my money. Unbeknownst to me, I was being hotly pursued by ‘New Ben’. The times are as follows Dash at 51:50 and 11th in U18, Hawkeye in 45:37 and 22nd in class, ‘New Ben’ in 46:07 4th in his class….. I’ll happily take PH3 bragging rights. But also note that ‘New Ben’s son’ beat us all in a time of 44:36, 3rd in the U18. So belated thanks to Virgil and Venus as clearly that 10k monster trail that I dragged Dash around the week before – set him up nicely for this 10k!
Two dates to note in your forward agendas:
1. There will be a Bluebell Run from our usual venue of Yew Tree Farm, Polesden Lacey on Sunday 12th May 2013. One not to miss.
2. There will a PH3 Dorset Weekend featuring two runs on Saturday afternoon (at Cranborne) and our usual Sunday run (at Studland). This courtesy of Billy Graham will take place on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2013. Let me or BG know if you want to come along.
A final reminder for you to let me know if you are thinking of accepting the kind invitation from Cinderella and Prince Charming to attend their wedding at St John the Baptist Church, Wonersh at 2pm on Sunday 5th May and at the evening celebrations at 8pm at Gate Street Barn, Bramley. Getting nervous folks?
Which then brings me to this weekend’s hash run which will be on Sunday 28th April 2013. We are being disorientated by Scooby Doo who will be setting from The Sidney Wood Car Park, Nr Alfold. This was a favourite of the sadly departed Super. It’s not an easy venue to find (I have included directions from two directions), these can be found on the website. Afterwards we will decamp to the Three Compasses or maybe The Sun Inn?
Anyway, I hope to see you in the CP for the off.
“……Five runs in one. There was the walking wounded, the walking and wary, the front running myopics, the middle running muddlers and the righteous middle class………”
Well that was an interesting run which managed to conjure up the proverbial blood, sweat and tears. Please read my run report for a semblance of what might occurred, and I did enjoy it despite my self-inflicted 8 miles. The good news is that the PH3 social conscience Sparkly has been deploying her best bedside manner to check on the welfare on the battle weary. From that reportage I’m pleased to be able to report that Pis’t’man Pat is ‘well’ and trying not to infect his customers with the lurgy. Seeping Squirrel is still in battered and bruised state but following the judicious application of TCP and bandages by Anita avoided the feared trip to A&E. We wish them well in their respective recoveries, noting that they are setting runs for us next month so get well…..soon. All heart me, eh? You’ll also note that Billy Graham has already started splitting hares(!) on my accuracy and grammar. Methinks he doth protest too much….
It seems that despite the awful events in Boston this weekend’s London Marathon will be going ahead. Uphill Gill has (I think) sensibly deferred this years’ attempt due to her knee cartilage problem, but we wish both Paul Newman and Remington all the best for Sunday knowing that Sorry John and Allabouthashing.com are likely to working hard in the background. If you feel willing and able to support either Paul or Ali in their charity collections you can at:
Dash and I will be taking on the less onerous but equally enjoyable Clandon Park Run on Saturday. I’m not aware that any other hashers have been enticed to enter this year?
A quick reminder for you to let me know if you are thinking of accepting the kind invitation from Cinderella and Prince Charming to attend their wedding at St John the Baptist Church, Wonersh at 2pm on Sunday 5th May and at the evening celebrations at 8pm at Gate Street Barn, Bramley.
Which brings me to this weekend’s hash run which will be on Sunday 21st April 2013. It is being set by DVD and possibly MP from The White Horse, Hascombe. I understand that our fleet and four footed hashing hound Vegemite has been involved in a collision with a vehicle and is in a poorly condition. Obviously we hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.
Till Sunday, I hope to see you there.