01 November, 2006

HASH TRASH - RUN 654

THIS WEEK: INFO ABOUT THE BRITISH EMBASSY BALL... HASH WEEKEND...
RAMAT HASHARON 15K RUN... AND MORE...
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HASH TRASH - RUN 654
Givin' It The Juice - A Citrus Flavored Run
Hares: Dr. Do-little, aided by Stroker

There we were, gathered together at the cemetery and it wasn't even a Dead Boring Hash. Four of our number were in New York City, getting a good night's sleep before the marathon. And there were we, the home team, under a darkening sky on the outskirts of Ramat HaSharon, happily ready to run like idiots through groves of citrus trees laden with ripening fruit. And so we did.

This being a Dr. D. production, there was lots of ground to cover and trail was well-marked, except for what had gotten washed away by rain the night before. Mary Kay Leturn-Ho showed unusual dedication to finding the trail, running through a tunnel awash in mud. Indeed the entire run had plenty of shiggy to offer -- apparently while setting the trail, Dr. D. had to be restrained in his enthusiasm by Stroker who told him that he could not have us crossing a flash-flooded wadi just because it was there.

The half-way song was "Father Abraham" -- again, this being a Dr. D. production -- but during the Down-downs, we were treated to a new song (new to us, that is) courtesy of the Ashdod-Portland H3 contingent. The melody may be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbGEZnrcWc,* while the modestly modified Hash lyrics (sing only while children are at a safe distance) may be found here:
http://harrier.net/songbook/W/wherewere.html (user ID: shiggy / password: gispert).

Diabolo lost the trail once, and Boston Creamed got just plain lost. There were points, however, where the trail was marked to perfection and it all worked like a choreographed dance: "On one" called out on one side and then the other, "On two" over here and then over there. Exquisite. This is why we leave the job to the experts.

YOU DONE DONE IT !!!
Congratulations to Captain Caveman, who finished the New York City Marathon in 4:27:26; Fer Fox Sake who finished in 4:27:27; Twin Peaks - 4:58:39 and Goldmember - 4:58:40.

Down-downs
FRB - Bravefart
Whinging - Boston Creamed
Missing the Marks - Diabolo
Returnees - Loose Caboose, Turn-Ho
Dedication - Turn-Ho
1st Competitive Run - Boston Creamed**
Not Shortcutting - Dr. Do-little
A Stand-up Stand-in RA - Lager Lout

* This took AGES to find. You would not believe how many sentimental fans of the old TV show "Hee Haw" are out there looking for this very rare, copyrighted novelty song !!!
** The Ramat Gan Safari 8k Race was run by Stroker in 38 minutes, and Boston Creamed in 50.

DIRECTIONS TO RUN NUMBER 655
Time: 3:00 pm
Date: November 11, 2006
Place: Parking lot of the Hadar Yosef Athletics Center, North Tel Aviv

From Herzliya/Tel-Aviv: Take Ayalon or Haifa Road to Rokach Avenue heading away from Tel Aviv (towards Ramat HaSharon). Make a RIGHT turn towards Hadar Yosef Stadium / Bechor-Sheetrit St. The Athletics Stadium parking lot is on your RIGHT.

From the Ramat-Gan Ayalon Mall: From Abba Hillel Silver St. / Sheshet HaYamim St. turn LEFT onto Mivtza Kadesh Rd. (towards Ramat-HaSharon). After passing the Dan Design Center, make a LEFT at the first traffic light towards Hadar Yosef Stadium. This is Bechor-Sheetrit St. (don't turn RIGHT onto Raul Wallenberg). The Athletics Stadium parking lot is on your LEFT.

Lost? Call Fer Fox Sake

MAP (in Hebrew but a nice one)
http://snipurl.com/11ngx

RAMAT HASHARON 15K RUN - NEXT SATURDAY

The 5th Annual Eyal Run takes place next Saturday, November 18, in Ramat HaSharon. The T-shirt looks pretty cool...
The timetable:
5:30am - sign-in and number allocation
8:00am - start of 15k competitive run
8:15am - start of 5k competitive run
8:20 am - start of 2k general run
8:25 am - start of 2.5 general walk
10:00 am - awards ceremony
Cost: early registration - NIS 80; on-site registration - NIS 100
Register online at this address:
http://www.shvoong.co.il/checkSession.asp

HASH WEEKEND... RESERVE NOW...

DATE: December 1-2, 2006

PLACE: Kibbutz Almog at the Dead Sea.

COST : 900 NIS for a couple for 2 nights (Kids prices to follow)

Price includes food and drink.

There are 8 rooms available at this price so first come first served.

Contact: Dr. Do-little avi.scb@gmail.com or Lager Lout ruthfretwell@hotmail.com

SIT AT OUR TABLE & MAKE A HASH OF YOURSELF
British Embassy Annual Christmas Ball
December 16th
David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv
Evening commences at 19.00 hrs & includes cocktail reception, dinner and drinks DJ and dancing and a prize draw for charity raffle$75 (US) or NIS 340 per ticket Dress: Black tieContact Lager Lout ASAP so she can reserve aforementioned table.
ruthfretwell@hotmail.com

IN CLOSING - MAKING ALIYA TO MIDDLE EARTH?
Get yourself a Hobbit name and you'll fit right in!
http://www.chriswetherell.com/hobbit/

-- Boston Creamed (aka: Tigerlily Brandybuck of Buckland)
HASH SCRIBE
www.holylandhhh.blogspot.com

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