RUN NO. 1286 EASTER MONDAY - 9 APRIL 2007
This run followed the Pole Cats On Tour get together at HRT’s on Sunday 10 April which was Easter Sunday. As this run was a bank holiday hash was given special permission to get over their hangovers by starting the run at 11.00 a.m. instead of the normal 7.30 p.m. time for Monday runs. Most of the Harriets looked reasonably well, considering the cocktails that Headbutt had forced down their throats the previous evening, apart from Wonkey Donkey who looked desperately pale and announced at the beginning of the run that it was not a question of if she was going to be sick but when!
Just before we set off it started to rain – God I hate wet runs! I spent most of the run doing short-cuts – kindly instructed by HRT. I was battling over the moor holding up my hood and could hardly see anything for the blinding rain and wind – how did the weather forecasters get this so wrong? I was beginning to wish I had stayed in bed for another hour or so and met the runners afterwards, still not me, soldier on I kept telling myself.
The beer stop was held outside HRT’s splendid apartment on a terrace and she did produce some wonderful savoury home baked cheesy rabbits and other Easter associated masterpieces. FD climbed up on to the higher terrace in order to take a photo which was rather precarious knowing her accident prone track record, she did manage it however.
On On back to the pub, The Branch Road Inn where we were given a warm welcome and optional buffet for £1.
Down downs were given to the hares – HRT and Footloose, Love Muscle for licking the chocolate off the gatecrashers person, Love Muscle who put a polite request in to switch the TV to a Man United game when the King and I was showing, and a number of other miscreants.
The winners of the Easter Bonnet competition were as follows:
Ann Berlin, who had a particularly arduous effort in wearing a white carrier bag on her head which must have taken hours of thinking about.
Little Stiffy – he had been missing Rivet who had been in Cyprus on holiday for weeks and so he obviously could find nothing better to do than assemble an upside-down bonnet which looked as if he had visited most toy shops and flower shops in Knaresborough – a fine specimen and, even more amazingly, he looked better than normal!
On to the raffle where I was particularly lucky to win both the penultimate and star prizes – a Terry’s Easter Egg and a bottle of red wine on a stand. What a shame I cannot be so lucky on the National Lottery.
19 April 2007
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