Held 20 May 09 at GA-square. Scribe: On-Sec

Gothenburg Gruesome Hash House Harriers: Run no 36

The Ascension lunch Hash

A day characterized by a trip one of the worlds most famous persons took up toward the sky was celebrated by the G2H3-hashers. 9 brave souls had gathered at lunch-time for this hash. The hashers consisted of Narrow Gauge, Gaynor Boy, Winey WOPR, Eager-Beaver, Blueberry Tight Byte, Jens Bre, Johan W, Lars S, and virgin Johan L.

The warm-ups, outside the Gustav II Adolfs’ square, were brief and concentrated to dogs, cows, bulls and children of Chernobyl. The hares for this hash were, yet again, a duo consisting of Narrow Gauge and Whiney WOPR. After a brief description of the markers used in the hareline, one of the hares (Narrow Gauge) simply pointed to the checking marker, and said “This is active as of now”. The hashers yelled out, in a surprising way, “CHECKING” and scattered away looking for the following blob.

The trail started to lead the hashers through the area with known as ”Kronhusbodarna”. The hashers soon got a sense of the on-going theme of this hash: ”Ascension”. The hareline led the hashers up and down various stairs in the near central parts of Gothenburg. The trail continued south along the inlet and stopped at a ferry-commuter stop. Here the hashers had to use their commuter-cards that they brought with them. The hash continued on the ”island” known as Hisingen. Some problems with the ferry though, the ferry the hashers climbed aboard did not go as far as intended. But since the motto of the G2H3-hash states that the hashers are the most fit, the extra run was just a piece of cake for the runners. Except perhaps for one of the runners, Lars S.

Winey WOPR took the lead as he was the hare responsible for the hareline on this part of the trail. So after an extra km the hashers were yet again ”on-on”. The trail led the hashers almost all the way up to the sky it felt like. Some complicated trail markings had the hashers, very often, screaming ”Looking”. The hash continued on and the hashers were continuously cheered on by on-lookers. One lady, probably on the phone, got very upset of the loudness from the hashers. She thought that this was a very boyish activity. Well done hashers! Some on-lookers were much more cheerful, a crew of “a-teamers” who had gathered for their daily lunch consumption of alcohol got the spirit and cheered the hashers as they ran by.

The hash felt as if it was never going to end. All of the hashers knew that the trail led to the final on-in at the AP2 office, which one easily could conclude that a giant bridge had to be crossed. When approaching it, a checking marker appeared. Gaynor Boy thought this was just a marker to lead the hashers on a false trail, so he dashed up the bridge in a jolt, trying to find the next blob. But boy was he he wrong. The trail led the hashers under the bridge and back toward the on-in on the other side of the bridge. Gaynor Boy had to run back down, and then up again. He did not intend to be a SCB. This was the last celebration ascension for the hashers.

Finally, the hashers reached the on-in, after running 50% more then stated on the trail description. Lars S and Blueberry Tight Byte looked as if they had climbed Mount Everest. But all in all, the hashers were in good spirit.

At the on-in and the post-circle round-up, the necessary down-downs were given to the hares and the virgin. At the post-circle it was also time for three baptizings. Johan W, Lars S and Jens Bre were asked to kneel down before the GM. After some personality descriptions, Narrow gauge declared “in the name of hare, the hound and the power ‘vested in me, I declare you, Jens Bre to be Pain and Vain, Lars S to be Pretenciousseiz and Johan W to be Lost-in-Direction”. This concluded the post-circle and the hashers got to enjoy some good food in good company.

This was, as usual, a very well performed hash. A tribute to the hares and all of the hashers for making this celebratory lunch hash this pleasant. The almighty one was very proud.

On-on hashers!!

/Gaynor Boy