News: 30 January 2013

“……Blackheath came quickly and left more slowly on account of Dusty and SS sneaking away whilst the remainder doggedly pursued blind alleys. Mud-free, pine-needled and pleasant alleys, but blind ones nonetheless………”

Evening,

A bumper turn out last weekend in Chilworth as we placed our faith in Pis’t’man Pat to safely navigate us round the Surrey Hills.

I managed to grab a few people in the pub afterwards, but the general message I’d like to spread is that we need more volunteers to set runs. So please let me know if you’re up for the challenge. Thanks

I am sure it has not escaped your notice what with the garish window displays and supermarket seasonal selections that Valentine’s Day will shortly be upon us. So to serenade your loved one (or someone else’s for that matter!) you could indulge in selection of Belgian chocolates or splash out on a bouquet of roses, or for a similar price…………. you could surprise them with tickets to The Valentine Dance at The Arbuthnot Hall Shamley Green. This is taking place on Saturday 16th February. Tickets are £15 and include free glass of bubbly, a ‘fantastic’ disco and a bar stocked with Surrey Hills Beers. Furthermore there will be valentine nibbles, a raffle with some excellent prizes. Black tie and posh frocks (TIFM excluded!). And to cap it all off, all funds raised are in aid of CHASE Children’s hospice and are being collected by Ali (aka Remington) who will be running in this years’ London marathon in their support. Information/tickets available from Ali at aliandantsATaol.com

News this week has also filtered from Baku where Robin Hood has been domiciled for the last 2 years and looks set to be there for the next couple too. Hash running is a rarity these days and yes Rudi (the adorable Labrador) is doing well despite a problem with his scent gland which swollen up and makes him look like a baboon and earned him the new nickname of BAR (Bad Ass Rudi).

Finally in the news update this week, the results of the first of three in the imaginatively named G3 Series. In this, cancelled from the week before due to snow, Heavenly Blonde completed the course in 1hr13min, Tea Cosy in 58min25sec and Mafia Shades in 1hr 15mins.

So this weekend on Sunday 3rd February 2013 (that’s right January is finally at an end) the trail is in the hand of the aforementioned Heavenly Blonde and Sparkly and they will be setting from the Upper Car Park, Suffield Lane, Puttenham Common. Directions below and on the website here. Afterwards we will retire to the Good Intent for some liquid refreshment.

I hope to see you there.

On on
Hawkeye

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