The run was hosted by Hot Nuts, Nutcracker, Slim Shady and Weathercock at the compound belonging to Wahoo’s Great-Aunt in Moototua. The run apparently went along the narrow ledge down into the valley below and was so slippery that prayers for salvation could be heard all the way up the hill. Then there was a sneaky false trail, before setting the pack loose into Vailima and beyond to the point that the Hashers mostly sad bugger this and went on-home. Apparently that should have been up through the valley again.
SOTB had been amongst those injured on the run, and if it wasn’t for his grim expression of pain a huge dose of schadenfreude would have been appropriate. Eveready therefore stepped in as GM, and called those new to Apia Hash forward. They were Ed who said he was from Santa Cruz, but looked like he came from the North Pole. There was Joe from NZ visiting Godfather, Andy and Steve from UK, medicos brought by someone called Bend, and Throbbing Gristle from Oz brought by Tallyho. The GM was deemed to be closest living relative to Chewbacca so he took the down down.
The Rethreads were numerous – Offspring, Imelda, Da Head, Ladyfinger, Dried Nuts, Dumas and Witch Doctor. The Shoe Inspector found that Throbbing Gristle had new shoes, but being uninitiated he was forced to do a double instead.
Celebrity Awards went to Slim Shady (on TV), Josh, Dumas and SOTB, with Weathercock stepping in for Hippy – don’t ask me why.
This day in history awards went to SOTB (632 – Yazdegerd III ascends to the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sassanid Dynasty), Witch Doctor (1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony), Poumuli (1907 – Norway gives women the right to vote), and Tallyho (1982 – The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley conditionally surrender to British forces).
The GM Paddling Award was discussed, in particular the dedication of leaving a fundraiser early to stay in shape, and coming in 2nd in the race – Slim Shady and Prince. The Acting GM awarded the What Happened Award to the GM, as he obviously had run out of the luck provided by Tallyho’s found horseshoe.
On Saturday night there had of course been a glorious win by Manu Samoa over the pasta-eaters, so the closest thing to an Italian that the GM could find was Offspring. On the other side, the dress code was being adhered to (rugby attire) so the GM rewarded Swinger, Darren, Ali, Dawn Raid, Ashley and Da Head.
Opening up for nominations, Sassygirl BJ was right off the blocks with an award for over-performance on the run, Godfather and Dave. Slim Shady gave the Windbag Award to Weathercock for blowing up the balloons, that then blew up. Snake nominated Titty Galore and Dumas for advertising. Witch Doctor had taken one of the hotel guests to YNot, only to be confronted with a happily drunk patron peeing all over the floor. This one went to Dumas, the two poms and Lewinsky.
Sassy gave a Good Samaritan Award to Darren and one of the Poms for looking after the car keys while the GM gave some sort of dancing award to Lewinsky. Darren, having caught his breath, gave a Poor Sportsmanship Award (Golf) to Transporter and Elle McJr. There was a latecummer and birthday award for Overstayer and Josh, while SOTB gave Dawn Raid one for impersonating a doctor.
The Angry Bird Award went from Swinger to Eveready who apparently had been angrily spilling wine, while the Rooter Award went to Prince for In Root We Trust. The Hosts were saluted as the Hare had legged it. We enjoyed a great feast!
Next week's run is at Ynot with the paddlers
Poumuli, IKA Slit