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Run no 39: the G2H3 annual Helloween Lunch Hash

Hash Runs Posted on Mon, November 02, 2009 14:21:49

As the dead awaken during the Halloween evening to come back and haunt and to remind the living about their ancestors, so did the G2H3-hashers. For too long of a time, the city of Gothenburg has been unhaunted by the hashers. But this day, it was time for the awakening again. This glorious but somewhat chilly day, ten brave hashers had gathered for this annual run.

The crew was built up of Narrow Gauge, Squawk Box, Gaynor Boy, Lost in translation and Blueberry Tight Byte, Cramp-in Stairs, Eager Beaver, Pain and Vain, Preteniouseiz and Ulrika. The hareline had called for the Halloween outfit on the hashers. However, most of the hashers had failed to provide a costume, a mistake that would be penalized later by NG who had his scary face mask on. The hashers huddled up at “Gustav Adolfs Square” for a short but intense warm-up. The hare for this hash was Squawk Box and she quickly described the markings that the hashers would see throughout the run.

It was a crowded day in Gothenburg City, the ghouls and goblins had blended themselves with the day walkers and the noise from all made it staggeringly hard for the hashers to hear each other. But the hashers took off toward the central station, and they soon noticed the problems that lie ahead. The ghosts had been bothered by the markers and played a trick on the hashers by removing some of them. This made it tricky for the hashers to find the trail throughout the run. However, I do believe that the hashers felt the presence of the “now-dead” this way. The trail took a funny path over the inner water canal, baffling some of the hashers outside the central station.

The trail continued towards the centre cemetery, a perfect trail on this particular day. And if there were some dead people still in their graves, the G2H3-hashers made sure that they would awaken from their graves. At the cemetery, the all mighty Narrow Gauge started to feel a bit scared and he was seen being a SCB. I think that he wanted to get away from the cemetery as soon as possible. One old lady was upset for us bothering the dead, but with all due respect, I think that they appreciated the gesture of us honoring them. After the cemetery the trail led the hashers past Squawk Box’s old elementary school, she became very nostalgic and reminded by the good old days as a child.

Back toward the centre, the trail led the hashers. The pace was good, and also the scenery. Toward the end, some hashers missed the correct trail. But it was hard since no markings were found here at all. The on-in was finally reached at AP2. Some last minute dashes by the FRBs were seen by the on-lookers.

At the on-in, pea soup and pancakes were served to fill the hashers empty stomachs. Here Pretentiouseiz joined the other hashers, due to a needle in the buttocks, he could not be a part of the running crew. But prior to that at the circle, there was some down-downs. First one down-down for the hare who had made an exemplary trail for the hashers. Then there was one for all of the hashers that had missed to dress for the Halloween hash that it was. Narrow Gauge was rather upset on this issue. We will improve for the next event. Finally, the hasher Ulrika, who had been participating several times with the G2H3, was about to become baptized. As the grandmaster described her virtues as a hasher he declared “by the power ‘vested in me, and in the name of the hare, the hound and the holy hash, I baptize thee:” and she was forever to be called “Lady Lightfoot”. A name which vividly describes her step amidst the hashers. Welcome to our community, Lady Lightfoot!

Thank you hashers for this time!

On-on

/Gaynor-Boy



Run no 38

Hash Runs Posted on Mon, October 19, 2009 16:18:15

Held 17 Oct 09 at Lilla Torget in Alingsauce, “The G2H3 Alingsauce dislocated Lights in the Night Hash”

After a beautiful autumn day, hashers “Yogi Beer” and “Hash Lightning” had called for an evening run during the light festivities in Alingsauce. 9 runners met on the bridge at Lilla Torget in town for this nightly chilly ordeal. Under the command of GM “Narrow Gauge”, 8 hashers circled up for chalk talk and warm-ups. GM led “Yogi Beer”, “Hash Lightning”, “Moose Master”, “Eager Beaver” plus four virgins, Annika, Max, Olle and Peter through some physical exercises, notably the Chernobyl child and milking the bull.

After that, conditions applied to the runners. This hash-theme meant that they had to be equipped with light diods so every hasher and harriette were obliged to apply these ribbons of light.

Then hare “Yogi Beer” gave some clues to the trail and off we went! The trail started along the river Lillan towards the town center and the first check. Not too many people were gathered there so it went quite easy this first one.

More severe problems were encountered on the following checks, including a back check on the far side of the Savannen which forced the harriers to go back to the church-check again searching the trail among the graves and all the people out for the light festival.

The high-light(!) of the trail must have been the check in brunnsparken where hundreds of people and guided groups looked at the light installations in the trees and in the ponds at the same time as this bunch of bewildered hashers came screaming through. Shouts of “on-ons” and “checking” made the whole place a bit scary and 9 runners crashing through a crowd of by-passers must have been a quite unexpected experience for the visitors at “Lights in Alingsas”. “Look, glow worms!” as one humoruos visitor stated when seeing the band of brothers/sister running through.

However, the trail continued along the home for elderly people, situated at a convenient distance to the graveyard…(!), passed the police station where a small photo session took place and then made a turn away from the city centre towards the Gustav Adolf School. However, this turned out to be a detour and mistaking white paint for blobs forced the hashers furter away in the wrong direction.

Eventually, the trail was found again and running back to the centre viar the train station platforms was quite fun. A bunch of girls there thought the hashers looked “sweet” when they came running. Nice girls!

Finally, passing the last big crowd outside Swedbank the gang made it back to Lilla Torget where the on-in marker was found, at last! GM held a short circle, handed out down downs and then the hashers all enjoyed a delicious meal consisting of apples, chocolats, hot dogs and beer, ahhhhh! Virgin Peter declared that this was the best!

Well done hashers!

On-on! /GM



Run no 37

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:31:23

Held Jun 09 at Squawk Box’s place, “The G2H3 Bash”. Scribe:



Run no 36

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:29:20

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



Run no 35

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:29:06

Held 9 May 09 at GA school in Alingsauce



Run no 34

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:27:42

Held 30 Apr 09 at GA square. Scribe: On-Sec

Run no 34: The spring celebration hash

It was a day and place in Spain, or some other Mediterranean place. No, actually it wasn’t, it was just Gothenburg, Sweden. But this day, it was very easy to confuse it with a warmer country. It was very, very hot on this particular day in Gothenburg, a day that is specially dedicated to spring and students. But on this day, the hashers of G2H3 had gathered for a lunch-hash. Undoubtedly, the hashers did not expect the weather to be this warm, but they certainly appreciate it. The hashers that had joined in for run no 35 were: Narrow Gauge, Gaynor Boy, Squawk Box, Crampin’ Stairs, Jens Ber, Jens Bre, Johan, Whiney WOPR, Ulrika and on virgin named Tomas.

The hares for this hash were Gaynor Boy and Narrow Gauge. They had called for the hashers to bring their commuting cards for the city buses to the hashers. A first for the hashers in the G2H3-community. The hashers where a little unsure as to what this could mean. But the hashers gathered at the old square of the famous king once again. Here, a short warm-up was conducted. Once again, many people got interested on as to what the hashers were doing and started asking questions. During the warm-ups and the description of the calls and yells, Gaynor-Boy was studying the trams of the city. Suddenly, he screams out “on-on” for the tram number 7. The hashers got to run for 10 m then ride a tram for 2 km. At the stop “Wavrinskys plats”, the tram-driver said “on-on” on the speaker. The hashers picked up the trail and set off into surroundings they rarely set foot in.

The hashers ran in various surroundings, having some difficulties with some of the checks. Gaynor Boy had been generous with the distance between checks and the next blob, also some false trails and some back checks, which made it a little hard for the hashers. The trail led the hashers up and down various hills in Gothenburg. As one of the hashers stated at the end: “there can’t be this many hills in Gothenburg?!”

With the weather being as it was, many people were outside of their houses and apartments. And as the hashers screamed their “on-ons”, the responses from the on-lookers were frequent and very varying. From a tall building, one guy just screamed “louder!”,”louder!”. Of course, the hashers replied and screamed from the bottom of their lungs. The trail took the hashers down one of the hills in Gothenburg toward Linnéstaden. Here, a lot of people where very curious to all the blobs and screams. “Are you looking for something/somebody?”, “Do you have to scream that loud?” were various questions that the hashers got exposed to during the hash.

Through Linnéstaden, the hashers ran by the casino, where Jens Bre, and Whiney WOPR had some difficulties and went from being FRB’s to SCB’s in a moment. However, the hash continued from the casino toward the on-in. There were some difficult check points which rearranged the order of the hashers at the last stretch of running.

At the on-in and the post-circle round-up, down-downs were given to the virgin and the hares. Also, there was a baptism for this hash. Jens Ber had participated in many hashes so far. And now it was turn for his name. Being the always joyful and cheerful guy, who likes a bun for his coffee in the morning, GM Narrow Gauge declared: “in the name of the hare, the hound and the holy hash and the powers vested in me I baptize thee: Happy Muffin !! “

After the post-circle, the hashers were treated with peasoup and pancakes. This was greatly appreciated as the hash got to be a little longer than expected. Great hash everybody!

On-on

/Gaynor – Boy



Run no 33

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:24:54

Held 9 Apr 09 at GA-square. Scribe: On-Sec

Run no 33: The Easter Special Hash

Spring had definitely arrived to Gothenburg together with Easter. At this time of feasting and gluttony, the G2H3-hashers had gathered to prepare their bodies with the enormous amount of foods and beverages they were about to take in. Is there a better way to prepare one’s body with a good hash run? The hashers gathered on the famous square of Gustav II Adolfs torg. The hashers that appeared at the square were: Narrow Gauge, Whiney WOPR, Gaynor Boy, Buddha, Squawk Box, Sex-and-the-city, Jens, Lars S,

During the warm-ups, some citizens came by and got very curious as to what the hashers were about to embark on. Obviously, the interest is getting around about the activities of hash-running. After a brief description of the signals and calls, the hashers set off into the city. The hare for this hash was the driving force of the G2H3-hashers: Narrow Gauge.

After some turns in the local city area, the hare had staked out the course in heavy duty traffic, making it very hard for the hashers to hear whether it was “on-on”, “Are you?” or just “checking”.

The virgin YYYY had a running pace that was quite impressing, he was consistently FRB almost throughout the hash. However, the scriber noticed the big smile on the hare, when the FRB was on top of the “Göta Älv”-bridge. And the FRB took the bait of a false trail!!! Narrow Gauge smiled as he saw YYYY running away from the correct path. As he yelled out “FALSE”, it gave the other hashers a chance to catch up from the distance they had lossed.

The hashers continued on through the grand central station of Gothenburg. Here, people get very confused converning the hashers running. All people grab on to their purses and bags as they run by. After some turns and some checkings in the central area of the city, the hashers got closer and closer to the on-in. The scriber is a little selfish, but he likes to state that he was actually the first hasher to the on-in. Which, as a matter of fact, is his first!!

The on-in was also at a famous place to be exact, the office at Nordstan. The on-in circle delivered down-down for the virgins and the hare. After the post-circle, the hashers were served pea-soup and pancakes. It is a very nice Swedish tradition to eat this unorthodox combination of foods on Thursdays and it was a little different from the foods that Swedes eat during the Easter holiday. This was a great hash, as always!

On-on

/Gaynor-Boy



Run no 32

Hash Runs Posted on Sun, October 18, 2009 11:22:42

Held



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