Victoria Hash House Harriers Runs - 2017


The run numbers are highlighted in green if photos are available, and yellow if only a write-up exists.

Run
Number
Date Hares Location Comments/Photo Links
711November 4 Jonners Margaret Jenkins School The annual Guy Fawkes' / Bonfire Night  Run.Horrible Histories: Fawkes' Thirteen - Click to enlarge  I didn't go on the run, but understand that the BC was at Jonners and Lakey's new home, somewhere deep within Fairfield.   If you have no idea of who Guy Fawkes was, what the video in the link under the Fawkes' 13 thumbnail.  The next CRRAP BHash at Christmas Time will start from Jonners and Lakes, so if your a CRRAPer, you can see what all the fuss is about then.
710October 21 Yeast Infection and Oh Candida Oaklands Park, Kings Road between Victor Street and Scott Street
I have never had to set a run in the rain.  I have scouted trails in the rain.  I have run in the rain (sleet, snow, wind, heat), but never set a trail in the rain - why inflict that on hasherswinky.  So when I bumped into Yeast the evening before the run, and he asked me to name the run the  'Wet-side' Run, I knew there was no way I could miss that run, because at that point I kind of felt sorry for him.  It was a damp run, but I have seen rainier runs. and I am getting use to these 'Edmonton Hash Rules', where you don't count dots before you're on trail.  Something he like to do.  It turned out though, that on this run, if you found a dot of flour, you were likely on trail until you hit  back check - or I was, because I never saw a check back.  I developed an idea where the BC was, but I still found the 'YBF' (you've been fooled).  After that the candidates were Alexander Park,  Victor School, or Some Bitchy C's home (also on Victor Street). I saw SBC sort cutting to her place.  She  had hot onion soup for everyone, the beer, and we had religion in her living room.  The run was excellent. This year Yeast has set 3 run.  Not the most - Stoolie has set 4 - but really good!
709 October 7 Stroke Alone Margaret Jenkins Elementary off of Chandler Ave.
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September 23 Some Bitchy C' and Double Hump Circle Drive, Beacon Hill Park, Parking lot near the Petting Zoo The 20th Annual Red Dress Run

Our charity this year was a local charity called HeadWay Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre. This is in honor of our long time Hasher Digger.  Five hundred dollars was rasied.   Digger has contributed a lot to our kennels as a member of Mismanagement and as well as a Beermeister both independently and as a part of 4 Mile Brewery.  It was a smaller event this year than in the past, but we still attracted visitors, and it was a very sunny day.  There were various stops on route, travelling through the Inner-Harbour, a wander through The Fairmont Empress Hotel, a jello shooter stop near the docks, and a Phillips Blue Buck sampler stop at the Sticky Wicket Pub.  The BC was eventually found at Frogger and Happy Sperm's backyard, where we toasted a recently passed K9VH3 member.  On After were at the James Bay Inn Pub.
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September 9 Shigella, Lovely Lady Bush and Blue Balls Burgoyne Bay, Salt Spring Island.  Camping at 685 Stewart Road & 691 Stewart Road Salt Spring Hash Weekend 'glampout' and run.  A non traditional event on a non traditional island.  Hasher got to stay in Shigella's "spare house", which was a good thing, given that the weekend started off with a steady down pour.  The hare took us on virgin hashing territory!  Speaking of virgins, Just Vinnie attended his inaugural hash.  There were a couple of visitors from a far:  Mary Tyler Whore from a Bay-area kennel, and former VH3 Dead Woody, who now resides in Atlanta.  For catching a dollop of foamy head on the noggin after a brew-ski down-down,  Just Geoffrey is named "Cumover".
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August 26 Boomerang & Hooter Shooter Gyro Park, Cadboro Click to enlarge: the 706th Boomerang Birthday Run Rabble Click to enlarge: Boomerang likes the name of this scotch, so he has frequently treated us to it. Click to enlarge: The FRBs Boomerang's Birthday run.  A fine run that was made fine by it being a sunny warm day, the hares giving up on setting a long run, and the customary Whyte & Mackay scotch stop, ... oh, and it being Boomerang's  Birthday.  The trail ingeniously meandered through Ten Mile Point to a lookout where we took a break for  a toast to Boomer, and to linger and enjoy the sea view.  Then we Click to enlarge: The view Click to enlarge: The FRBs headed back to Cadboro bay finding the BC at the entrance to Mystic Vale.  It took a while for the walkers to catch the runners - there were no real short-cuts.  Rather than disturb the beach goers at Gyro Park, down-down were held at the BC.
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August 12 Yeast Infection Queens Park, corner of Walnut Street and Chambers Street A perfect run.  A perfect length.  Well marked.  Well swept - no one got lost. It took advantage of Summit Hill so we had views, and a short bit o bush to wander through.  Our only disappointment was their neighbor, who works for Phillips Brewery, wasn't in-on the run and couldn't supply a keg!  The BC was predictably at Yeast's home, but that was fine as we now know we need them to recruit their neighbor.
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July 29 Stoolie Andrews Sooke Potholes - Parking Lot 3 This years annual Sooke Pot holes run, potluck, and campout was one of the warmer ones that I can remeber.  Normally when we get out of the water someone is cold, but this year it seemed warmer, and there were no one shivering.  In my view  this was the premier campout experience of the year. After a slow start getting hashers 'organized' (not unexpected).  Stoolie's trail returned us to running along the top of the Flowline, but in a different location than before, and over a trestle, back through the campsite, plunging into the cool waters of the Sooke River, and out at at a familiar location  to change to dry cloths, eat snack, and drink the customary beverages.  Religion was back at the campsite, and the pot luck followed, with a relaxing evening lounging around  a clever replica of a camp fire.
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July 15 Some Bitchy C Camosun Interurban parking lot 8 (south lot near Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence) SBC works in the neighborhood of where this run started.  It took as through trails that the Hash has never used before.  Again underscoring one of the principle reason to come out to the hash, it fulfills mans' primal desire to explore his environment.  I know, 'what kind of bull patty is that?'   Anyway, I think it's wonderful to get a chance to discover places in a comfortable distance from familiar watering holes.  Out there in the Saanich woods we also had Cuntjungle.  That's not some new slang for something you have in the woods ... or with wood -, and said I had a charming accent (well that's how it came across to me).  Cuntjungle was a visitor from the Burlington HHH (Vermont).  Cuntjungle is a linguist.  For part of the time she was out in front with me, so one could say she was very smart; almost cunning.
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July 1 Click to enlarge: The 700th Run Circled-up Video
Jonners, Lakey, Double Hump, and High Beams
Braefoot Park - Braefoot Rd. near Harrop Road Click to enlarge: the 700th Run Rabble The VH3 700th and HHHappy Canada’s 150th run.  There was a once in hash-time 11AM start to coincide with the start of runs in kennels all across Canada celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.  We had 37 hashers, including some from south of the border, come to celebrate.  There were a 150th Canada Birthday 'hashing' commemorative shirts, for those who wanted them, with the names of Canadian kennels from across Canada.  The hares did an excellent job of wrangling this event into such good shape. There was even a " Oh Canada, Our Home and Hashing Land" song!  The start included Click to enlarge: Kissing the Cod a Canadian liquid treat to get hasher ready for a run of  provincial trivia pursuits - like a warm version of the 12 Stops of Christmas.  My favorite challenge was those who were from Newfoundland and Labrador, or had been there, or want to visit it (badly) kissing a cod, and pounding back some Screech.  After that stop hashers ran what we called a 'Newfie loop', were the runners ended up following trail right Click to enlarge: Silentbutdeadly back to where they started from.  Little Canadian flags, and some not so little Canadian flags, flew (or fluttered) during the run.  Click to enlarge: Scissor Sister Often saluted by honks from passing cars.  On-afters was in Double Humps backyard, and was a successful pot luck with many Canadian delights. It including two namings:  Just Kathleen was named "Silentbutdeadly" (maybe she has a deadly 'but'?), and we had a rare virgin naming of "Scissor Sister", with some allusion to her long athletic  legs.
702 June 17 Testicular & Pussy Whipped Blue Buck Parking lot Oak Bay Rec Centre 1975,  Bee St.
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June 3 Richard the Turd and Yeast Infection Richard the Turd's house at 2841 Rockwell Avenue Click to enlarge: Cliffbanger and BushsquatterIt was sunny warm day.  Bushsquatter and Cliffbanger from Hasting Hash joined us.  Long establish members of the VH3 we still regard them as members, but just get them tipsy we treat them as visitors.  The run was confused.  At one point Turd thought his co-hare was lost, as it appears that Yeast Infection got easily turned around while setting trail beyond his own neighbourhood, and Turd made up for it as best he could  'live haring' a couple parts of the run.  Add to the confusion Turd's habit of deviousness gave the FRB a good run.  Fortunately no one stayed loss for long. All eventually made it to the BC, on, of course, 'our bridge', over the Colquitz at Ker Ave. used on Turd's annual Dark Side Xmas run (should have seen that coming!).  We had a great on-afters meal at the 4 Mile Pub.  
699b May 27 Stoolie Andrews & Cock-a-Leeky Lizard Lake, outside of Port Renfrew
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May 20 Stroke Alone The north side of Victoria High School Click to enlarge
Let's see who's actually looking at these pictures.  The first person on the run to find the actual wall with this image will win a Rogers Icewine Truffle in Dark Chocolate bar, and maybe something else.
A warm, sunny, civilized, Fernwood and Rockland run.  No one got lost, the runners and the walkers all got to the BC at the same time, and there were Cheezies. On the Next Hash web page Stroke put up a photo of a large piece of Graffiti found at 2015 Stanley Ave, with a promise to reward Graffiti IPA a chocolate bar and 'something else' (which were two cans of Graffiti IPA by Parkside Brewery) to the first hasher to find the wall on the run.  Sadly no one noticed the caption, remembered, or claimed the prize.  It was Stroke and Circle Jerk's (of Ottawa hash) birthday, so both had cakes on there head, and Stoke named 'Wanker of the Week' for setting a trail on his birthday.  Stroke thinks his next strategy might be to avoid hashing on his birthday.Winking Smilyface
698 May 6 Pisstiferous
and
 Double Hump
(with faithful K9's Cougarbait & Just Gord)
Windsor Park
697 April 22 Boomerang & Hooter Shooter Metchosin, Rocky Point Road crossing of the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, just before Matheson Lake Road
696 April 8 Some Bitchy C The tennis courts at Shakespeare and Kings
695 March 25 Richard the Turd, and Dikkus The Durrance Lake parking lot.
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March 11 Little Blow Peep and Digger Elk / Beaver Lake Regional Park Eagle Beach upper parking lot It drizzled.  Lots of ankle deep mud.  Double Hump found his lost car key.
693 February 25 Blue Balls Uplands Park entrance on Midland Road near the intersection of Lansdowne Road
This was another shiggiful Uplands Park 'Wild' Hare Run, and no one caught the hare!  It was well engineered; checks with 0, 1, 2, and 3 dots in them all having meaning; 1 = runners, 2 = walkers, 3= both, and the 0 dots meant the Hare was undecided at the point he made the check.  Runners were slow!  There were no dry feet following this run so maybe runners were hopelessly trying to keep their feet dry (despite the warnings), or trying not to get scratch on brambles and bushes.  It was also Hare setting trail in a hurry.  Clik to enlarge. probably one of the shortest runs, in distance if not time (slogging through shiggy takes time).  There was a midway Kraken Rum stop - good choice as its inky blackness was the colour of the mud.  That stop was within 200 meters of the BC (as the mud flies). The walkers (i was one of those on a count of pesky bronchitis)  found the Kraken stop and the BC before the runners.  Despite short distances the walkers oddly seldom saw the runners, though we did hear them, like an "oh fu@#$ its" roared, from Boomerang somewhere off in the distant Hare setting trail in a hurry.  Clik to enlarge. bushes.   At one point the Hare ran upon us, spun in a circled about 4 times, probably trying to get his bearings, but not unlike a dog before taking I crap, set a runners check, and headed off running through ankle deep water and inky black mud.  The walker struggled though bushes along the sides of the trail.  At the end the Hare found the walkers at the NBC, and a short distance in the Hare setting trail in a hurry.  Clik to enlarge. wrong direction, until it was pointed out to him the path we were on was too dry, and the wettest path was likely the correct way to go, and it was, so the Hare had lost his own trail.  The runners were not far behind, using the walking trail, short-cutting the runners trail from the NBC to the BC.    At the BC we had the circle and "Shigella" was named, hopefully for what she said, as to what else the reason could be is far from my imagination. (Shigella being a genus of bacteria closely related to Salmonella.
692 February 11 Stoolie Andrews Hyacinth Park off of Marigold Road
691 January 28 Kitty Licker, Stoolie Andrews, and Jack Off 1049 Monterey Ave. 
690 January 14 Double Hump 5410 Lochside Drive Parking lot for Cordova Bay soccer fields
689 January 1 Muck Sucker and Deep Shit 3320 Lanai Lane, Colwood
Blue Balls said it was sooo cold, he had thought he would run in his swimming shorts so that, at the end of the run, he could hit the hot tub first. That was his plan.   By the time the initial circle was done, he made a beeline for his car for some running pants; I guess things were getting blue down there.  Much of the snow had sublimated from the cold, dry, northerly wind, so where it hadn't the hares made trail with some small pieces of paper - like they do in the tropics.  Despite the inclemency of the weather, a good crowd turned up.  Many more walkers than runners,  The runner headed down towards the beach, then up past the gravel pit to catch the cruel chill wind on the hilltop, while the walkers took their time in the shelter of the woods. By the time the runner found the BC, the walkers were already into the cooler (not that they needed to be any cooler).  The BC was near the Penis Tree on grounds of Royal Road University (you have to look for it).  Deep Shit swept for the runners, while Muck had the walkers, and both had treats on trail, and party hats, and party horns to make new year's day a whole lot less peaceful.   Religion was in the warmth of Muck Suckers garage, which was well heated and came with a supplie of Costco-sized bags of chips.  Penetration, Dolly Boy, Just Julina, and Itchy Buns came late to circle. I missed on-afters (had another event), but think there was a lot of different warm dishes with beans.  I suspect Blue Ball finally made it into the hot tub.

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