27 March, 2007

HASH TRASH - RUN 675

HASH TRASH - RUN 675
England v. Israel 1:0
Place: Tel Aviv
Hare: Boston Creamed, aided by Just Jonathan

It being the eve of the big England-Israel football match, one might have assumed the Hash might take that as its theme. One might have but one would have been in error. Having been promised thousands, if not hundreds and perhaps even dozens of visiting English Hashers, the Hare carefully placed the starting point far from any potential traffic snarl-ups, and planned the run so that these potential guests would have plenty of time to shower and shave before hauling themselves over to the Ramat Gan stadium to cheer for Wayne Rooney.*

In the end, where were these alleged Brits? Not at the corner of Namir and Jabotinsky at 3:00pm, that's for sure. None of England's 7,000 die-hard fans (save for Bravefart) deigned to grace the Hash with their presence, and even Dead Boring absented himself after a night of serious carousing, er, I mean diplomatic activity. Lager Lout showed up with a flag. That was about it. On the other hand, there were no Israeli league boosters at all amongst us, so score one for England, I guess.

The Hare, your humble if slightly vexed scribe, set a trail that took the runners through the byways of Tel Aviv north. There were not enough holds due to the fact that co-Hare Jonathan is convinced that the Hashers are far more fit than is actually the case. Some of the trail's highlights included a run around the back side of those three new high-rise buildings where Ehud Barak lives, a stop by the giant pencil sculpture**, the synagogue that looks like a conch shell, a hold by the Municipal Workers House and other glories of "The City That Doesn't Stop." The halfway point song was a dirge-like yet unusually tuneful rendition of "More Beer".***

We have GOT to get some new songs.

In closing, we'd like to wish Dr. Do-little a full recovery after bruising some ribs. We miss you Doctor D. and look forward to your rejoining the Hash ASAP.

*Because of the way his name is transliterated into Hebrew, at least one Israeli I spoke with called him "Ronny Wine," and i'm sure there are others who think the same, while there are probably others who just think of him as that fellow whom Tal Ben-Haim doesn't get along with. And then, there's this take on their feud:
http://www.koteret.com/Articles_Item.asp?nID=14862
** "Tomb of the Unknown Pencil"?
*** It would've been Happy Birthday, had Deliverance been there and could've been Rule Britannia if you know who (England fans) had shown up. But nooo!

Down-downs
Hare: Boston Creamed, Jonathan
FRB: Russian Bride
DFL: Pregnant Pause
Returnees: Bullshit, Huge Packer, Linda, Neverfucker, Pregnant Pause
Virgin: Just Jonathan
Reliever: Turn-Ho
25 Runs: Bravefart
Unlawful use of proper names: Twin Peaks
Window Shopping: Doggie Style, Lager Lout, Linda
Jerusalem Half Marathon: Diablo
10K Ra'anana Run: Goldmember
125 Runs: Twin Peaks

MUDDY ST. PADDY'S DAY PIX
How splotched with mud was Twin Peaks after the Hash on Saint Patrick's Day? How green were the green pork chops? How fashionably trendy was Goldmember? Wonder no longer. We have photographic evidence sent in by Just Angelle, who writes:
"Checking in to send you a link to the photos I uploaded from the St Patrick's Day Hash. I had a great time and everyone was so nice. Hope to Hash with you all again. Sorry the pictures are in reverse order - I keep forgetting to upload them backwards to this site. http://snipurl.com/1dwmm -- Angelle"


AND WE THOUGH IRAQ WAS BAD...
Just before getting on a plane and winging back to Israel, Fer Fox Sake posted an account on his blog about his team's attempt to complete the Trailwalker Ultra Marathon in 37 degree heat. We are glad everyone is now safe after what can only be termed a grueling experience.


DIRECTIONS TO RUN 676
Place: Old Jaffa
Date: March 31, 2007
Time: 4:00pm !
Hare: Bravefart
The starting point is the parking lot on the right-hand side of Herbert Samuel Road as you head into Old Jaffa. (This is where we parked for the Extreme Ironing Hash last year).
Map:
Lost? Call Bravefart
PLUS... UPCOMING RUNS
30.3. 2007 - Rishon LeZion Run - 10k - Contact: Shvoong - 1 700 700 305
http://www.shvoong.co.il/bike/rishon/
13.4,2007 - Mount Tabor Run - 11k around the Tavor - Contact: Shvoong - 1 700 700 305
13.4,2007 - The 14th Dead Sea Ultra Marathon in Jordan
http://www.deadseamarathon.com/UI/English/ShowContent.aspx?ContentId=36
17.4.2007 - Ashkelon Run - 10k - Contact: Shvoong - 1 700 700 305
27.4.2007 - Dalia Run - Contact: Shvoong - 1 700 700 305
28.4.2007 - Herzliya Run - 10k, 2k - Contact: dovevm@gmail.com - Dovev Mazor
11.5.2007 - Gaash Run - 10k, 5k - http://www.realtiming.co.il/ - Registration closes 8.5.2007
2.6.2007 - Herzliya Women's Trialthlon - Contact: 09 774 9015, 052 358 0004 - http://www.women-tri.com/
HOLYLAND HHH LOGO - READY WHEN YOU ARE
"Where Beer and Idiocy Meet"
On-on! Boston Creamed
HASH SCRIBE
www.holylandhhh.blogspot.com

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