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The spring had arrived! With a bright sun and much more comfortable climate than the previous weeks of rain, sleet and snow, the people of Gothenburg had exited their apartments to enjoy shopping and café lattes and various coffee shops around town. The people were completely unaware of the event they would come to witness during the lunch hour of the 30th of April 2012.
The time was 12:00. A fearless group of hashers of the Gothenburg Gruesome Hash House Harriers had started gathering on the square of Gustav Adolf. At its apex they totalled 13 strong hashers. They were: Narrow Gauge, Whiney WOPR, Blueberry Tight Byte, Candy Queen, Gaynor Boy, Eager Beaver, Lady Lightfoot, Pain-and-Vain, Johan L and Jacob. Most of them are experienced hashers, but happy to also see a virgin there.
The grandmaster Narrow Gauge went through the signs and led the hashers through a thorough warm-up procedure. The hashers were excited to enjoy the warm weather and were getting anxious to start hashing. After Narrow Gauge set the hashers off, Blueberry Tight Byte realized quickly that the amount of clothing adapted for the usual sleet weather experienced over the last few weeks was a bit… too much. The hashers started running along the tricky trail through the buildings first designed to house emigrants during the 19th century. This tricky trail gave the hashers an idea of what could lie around the corner in terms of unsure future settings with many obstacles to overcome. As the hashers kept on running, many obstacles had to be overcome, with certain frantic “Falses” along the way. At the top of a long staircase just after a checkpoint, some of the hashers spotted the False-sign. Many of the hashers made their way all the way to the top before realizing the unnecessary climb. On the way down, Narrow Gauge smiled from ear-to-ear as he watched the hashers run by him. Grandmaster is a vicious hare.
Up and down they ran, the hashers could not fathom that there were so many meters to climb in the vicinity of the center of Gothenburg. In the middle of the hash, a viewpoint-check crystallized to the hashers. A moment of breathing and to observe the people of Gothenburg enjoying the weather, this was the perfect time to capture the hashers on a photo.
The eager hashers set off down from the viewpoint for the last part of the hash. This part led the hashers to the populated parts of the center of Gothenburg with many coffee shops and retail stores. The hashers ran through passages where people were enjoying their first cups of coffee outside for a long time. As the hashers ran by, their frantic and loud yelling of “On-on” were commented several times by the on-lookers. One especially comes to mind: “Do all of you have to scream so loud?!”. Well done hashers you certainly made Gothenburg aware of our presence.
The hashers continued running in the midst of people shopping and as the hashers ran straight through the central station, many people awoke from their slumbering state as they were passed by the hashers running by them at close proximity. The hashers finally reached the “on-in” and it was to a great relief for some of the untrained hashers. Time to enjoy the on-in beer!
At the post-circle, Narrow Gauge forced a down-down on the virgin Johan L as well as the for some of the experienced hashers who forgot their hash markings on their outfits, these hashers were: Candy Queen and yours truly, alas, sad story...
Well done Hashers!
The midsummer hash
It was two days before Midsummer’s eve. It was the brightest day of the year. And it was also the day that the gruesome hash house harriers of Gothenburg had decided to mark their existence after being in hibernation for quite some time. And in what a way it was done!
A crowd of 15 brave hashers had gathered at “Skatås”, a beautiful exercise area in the hilly forest just east of Gothenburgs center. The crowd was blessed this time with many virgins and also some old acquaintances from the g2h3-roster. The virgins that attended this hash were: Kristofer, Johanna, Per, Anders, Oscar and Fredrik. The regular hashers that attended this years midsummer hash were: Narrow Gauge, Gaynor Boy, Squawk Box, Rapid and Wrong, Whiney WOPR, Pain and Vain, Lady Lightfoot and Kersti.
The virgins looked a bit intimidated at the line up as the regular hashers started tying their beautiful midsummer flower ribbons that were to be put on their heads.
Once the formal introduction had been performed, Narrow Gauge led the hashers through the standard warm-ups exercises. After this was completed, todays hare: Squawk Box stepped in the circle and gave a brief description of the trail and the various symbols that had been used. A new symbol, “PE!”, was introduced to the hashers this time by Rapid and Wrong who co-hared the hash. Here the hashers were to stop and wait for the whole crowd. The hashers smiled a bit as to what this could be but this was the opposite emotion as what were about to experience.
When Squawk Box finished she just let the hashers go. And off they went! The trail took the hashers passed the exercise building of Skatås where many people was introduced to the screaming hashers for the first time. They continue passed the “kolonilotterna”, an area of small cottages where people can grow plants and other flowers. I think that the happy mood of the hashers actually made each plant they passed grew by an inch. Inside this area, the hashers came across a boob-check which had the ladies go searching and finding the next blob rather quickly.
The trail was good and fun to run through, the checks were also good but the hashers were better. They found the following blobs easily and swiftly. However one time, Gaynor Boy, Per and Johanna found themselves running up a hill after a check, only to find a huge “False”-marker. At this time, they were not pleased to finding this as their powers were starting to be totally wasted. FRBs for this hash was all virgins. Johanna, Per and Kristoffer were heading the crowd during larger parts of the hash. Good efforts, FRBs!
After this check the hashers headed toward the end part, but they had yet to discover what the new symbol was all about. But as they arrived to an open area they found the sign and as soon all hashers had arrived, Rapid and Wrong stepped up and explained the contents of this check. Physical Exercise! It was three drills all together, Frog leaps, Borsovs and The Whisp. The frog leaps and the borsovs were done an extra time, due to their effectiveness which is best the second time according to Rapid and Wrong. This exercise had the hashers gasping for air after they had been performed. But reluctantly they started running towards the end which was not far away.
At last they reached the “On-In” where Lady Lightfoot had been preparing the food. She was sadly unable to run due to a surgery on her knee. At the on-in, the hashers circled up yet again for the post-run ceremonies. The hares and the virgins got their down-downs. Additionally, the grandmaster called upon Kjersti to enter the circle. Due to her previous efforts with the hashers and her engagement with various wind activities, Narrow Gauge named Kersti “Gone with the Wind”. This was celebrated with a down-down and also a hand of flour that was poured on her. A very fitting name for this hasher.
The on-in food prepared delicately of Lady Lightfood was hamburgers. A suiting dish as the hashers were very tired and needed to restore their energy levels. Beer and also some liquors were offered through the evening. The beer tasted really good, especially in the sauna.
Thank you hashers for making this midsummer hash as good as it turned out to be.
The crew that dared to withstand the natures awesome forces were Eager Beaver, Narrow Gauge, Gaynor BOy, Cramp-in Stairs and Blueberry Tight byte. The few brave souls gathered just outside the office outside nordstan, a quick description of what was going to transpire. Not even warm-ups... A first one in the G2H3 history. And off they went, 15 metres even to the tram station before they stopped. It was due north-north-west for the hashers by the tram... (they probably understood that this was the case, as they were required to bring their tram-passes along). As they boarded the tram, the watched station for station, as the weather got darker and colder. They started to worry about how far they were going to have to run... wishing perhaps that they can take the tram back possibly.
Suddenly, Whiney-WOPR, who obviously was one of the hares yelled "on-on" as the tram had come to a complete stop half-way to nowhere, that means they were in the country of "Elavator-Nobody.. a.k.a. Hisingen. It was time to start running.
Since being so far away from any recognizable places, the hashers at the first check ran around as silly chickens, or at least Gaynor Boy who throughout the hash missed the directions. And in comparison, Eager Beaver must have either a psychic mind or a perfect nose for getting back fast, because he nailed each route from the checks. I think that Narrow Gauge was a bit of SCB at some times.. don't think that the scriber will miss something like that.
Whiney WOPR had an epiphany when he laid the track, obviously because the trail took the hashers almost up to the heaven. At this height, the hashers joined in on the journey to heaven in line with celebration day as it was. It was a tough trip there, but the hashers got there finally. Here Gaynor Boy found other "travellers" in this deserted place, they used somewhat more phychedelic means of going to heaven. as they say.. "all roads lead to Rome". But after being up there, the hashers realized that the had more important things to do in their lives, that is to drink beer. So the ran down from heaven, and ran between buildings, parks, malls and people. The last half of the tracks, Narrow Gauge had been kind to provide the blobs for the hashers, who realized that the Classic Bridge "Göta Älv bron" was in play! Indeed it was! Once again, the hashers took toward heaven, Blueberry Tight Vyte, was a bit slow to get there but also he finally made it up to the top. And from there it was almost a straight road toward the on-in.
At the on-in and the post-circle, the hashers were a bit cold from all the climbing and of course the nature, which had set it horns against the hashers, but they reached for the beers and of course the much needed down-down for the hares. After the post-circle, the hashers enjoyed some much needed hot meat soup and some delicious bread.
Well done hashers!!
If Walpurgia is a witch, she sure managed to scare away the runners on this hash no 42, G2H3 Walpurgia Lunch Hash. Apparantly, all sort of excuses were used by the hashers to explain the small size of the pack today; being abroad, being at work, being at the dentist´s, being in bed without setting the alarm clock...Bah!
Anyhow, five feisty hashers showed up before the run, GM, Hash Lightning, Cramp in Stairs, Eager Beaver and long lost harriette Kersti. After a quick pre-circle with warm-ups and chalk talk the race was on.
The trail today was ranked as an easy trail and in the abscence of major obstacles or problems, the pack soon made its way through 5:an Shopping Mall, the Central Station and up to Nya Allen. A few checks left the runners bewildered running pass the entrance to the Police HQ but soon enough, the right trail was found and the chase went on towards Heden and Gotaplatsen.
Most runners ended up in positions as DFLs or FRBs, although not at the same time! This relativeley small gang of harriers had little problem keeping it together and after crossing Nya Allen again and running through the little alleys and small shopping streets mear Kungsgatan, all hashers made it safe back to GA-torg an on-in @the Office.
A short explanation was giving to why "42" is the answer to everything (see Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) so all in all, these 5 runners today were enlightened in a most fantastic way!
After finally hearing the alarm clock, Gaynor Boy had woken up and came just in time for the food and drinks. Talk about timing!
Well done hashers!
It was the day before the Good or "bad" friday! The place was Gustav Adolfs Square. The people were the amazing and inspiring fellowship of the G2H3-hashers... These people had gathered for the annual Easter Hash and definitely make sure that the witches flies away to the "Blue Mountains".
The hashers that came and joined for this witch hunt were Narrow Gauge, Pretencious Seiz, Gaynor Boy, Blueberry Tight Byte, Pain and Vain, Lady Lightfoot, Eager Beaver, Yogi Beer, Hash Lightning and "Oaf". The witches started to scream and fly away as soon as the hashers took off and started yelling their famous "on-ons". The hashers were excited for their task especially after they got mandatory outfits from NG: Easter eggs to be worn on their heads. The hashers looked really intimidating at this point with their egg shells on their heads.. you could see pretenciousseiz squirming a little, a bit uncomfortable wearing this item on his head.
But hashers set off through Nordstan, where the people around got exillirated nu the hashers outfits and joined in in the yelling, with "paaack-paaackk--pack -pack" and various other sounds that are too hard to type. After the mall and the central station the hashers circled up and around "Göta älvbron". The trail led the hashers toward the water and the opera. Here it was a scenic pit stop.. The hare had led the hashers to a, well I don't know if you can call it a boat" but a really old thing that used to be a boat... This wasm, in the boats world, a boat that you would call a witch. A beautiful memory in the hashers head, this was.
The hashers set of along the water again and Gaynor Boy was an expert throughout the run to always pick the wrong paths at each check, I guess he wanted to run a bit further. Passing the OPera the hashers ran into some construction workers, who simply said, after seeing the hashers "What kind of bet did you loose?" The trail was suppose to be short, but to the hashers it felt long and it winded the hashers up and down the streets of gothenburg. At some point diring the street running the hashers lost a participant, a new situation for the hashers, and especially as it didn't get realized until the on-in. It was "oaf". Closing in on the more popular areas of Gothenburg, pretenciousseiz removed his "helmet" or Easter Egg not to ruin his appearence too much.
The hashers finally made it to the on-in after passing alto of people and withces along the way. Hopefully the hashers screamed away alot of witches during their run. At the post-circle, the hashers join in for down-downs, both for the hare who had done one extraordinary job with the trail, and aldo one for Gaynor Boy who had completed more than 25 hashs in his membership with the G2H3. After the circle, the hashers enjoyed some Pea soup and Pancakes.. It was a good day!!
Well done hashers!
The Annual G2H3 Xmas Hash
The leaves of the trees is lying on the ground. The wet and cold air is slowly slipping in between the clothes of the people in Gothenburg. The darkness of December leaves only imagination as the only shred of light for the inhabitants here. The sounds of the streets are quiet. The silent mood breaks every now and then from the loud engine of a city bus or the squeeking sounds from the city trams. The dark times, as its simply called here, which renders melancholy to the people, who solely relies during these times on the enjoyment of a warm apartment and some lit candles.
But alas, six brave souls from the G2H3 hash rebelled on this gloomy state of mind and gathered for the annual G2H3 Xmas hash. The hashers consisited of Eager Beaver, Cramp-in Stairs, Gaynor Boy, Whiney WOPR, Pain-in-Vain and Norwegian Woods. Dressed as a combination of santas and lucias, they wished to give the inhabitants of Gothenburg a sense of light and positive sounds to bring them up from their melancholy. Especially Pain-in-Vain defied the cold weather by running in shorts, making sure that he would not be affected by the weather in any sense. The hash started at Östra Hamngatan 26-28 where the hashers boarded a tram toward the Old town. At the designated stop, the hashers got off and circled up. At the pre-circle, Gaynor Boy took the lead in the warm-ups. This was due to the fact that the Grandmaster of G2H3 was unable to attend this hash. The first hash that Narrow Gauge missed in the history of the G2H3, make sure that this does not become a habit NG!! The hares for this hash were Eager Beaver and Cramp-in Stairs.
The warm-ups consisted of some stretching exercises, with the milking of cows, bulls and peeing dogs. As well as the good ol' rocket. The hashers were now excited to get going. The first part of the hash gave the hashers a view of the following 8 km. The trail was an everlasting maze of circles. Cudos to the hares who had laid this trail without the hashers crossing the trail. I do think that the hashers was totally lost at some times, they could easily just as well have ended up in Stockholm due to all the lefts and the rights in the trail.
As the trail slithered its way through the old town, Norwegian Woods found a suitable place to relieve himself of some fluids. A very suitable place it would turn out to be. Because the hares had laid a false trail making it very convenient for NW not having to run that additional length.
The hashers continued on the trail, leading them out from the old town toward the river and Marieberg. The hashers knew that they still had quite some distance to cover before the on-in. Gaynor Boy either had totally forgot his sense of directions or had just giving up for finding the correct trail at the checkpoints becasuse he started running in the completely wrong directions. Fortunately, he heard the calls of the on-ons and turned to go in the right direction again.
The trail led the hashers along the riverbank, where the fishing boat cemetary is. A very desolate place in Gothenburg. Some dead fishermen was probably awaken during the constant on-on alls from the hashers. Suddenly, the trail led the hasher up on bridge over the river. The hashers feared of a long way to go due to the new direction. But fortunately, a back check marker was noticed half way across the river. An evil marker and Cramp-in Stairs was waiting down below for the hashers to return with a big smirk on his face. But the hashers continued to push forward in spite of this evil deed.
The continuing theme of the trail, circles and turns, never stopped. And many hashers believed that the on-in was in reach, but no! The hashers still ahd a few more turns and a few more blocks to circle around before the on-in was reached. First the Opera house, where a group of joyful kids with parents noticed the runners with their bright uniforms and cool hats and they yelled: "Look mom and dad, running Santas!" I do believe that they got same nice Xmas spirit from that scene.
At last, the on-in was reached. After alot of turns and alot of flour blobs. The voices of the hashers were worn at the end but still some power from their vocals could be heard at the end. The post circle was simple. A song for the hares and some nice food was served, with porrage and sandwiches together with beer. It was a very nice and pleasant run, and the inhabitants of Gothenburg got a look that life do continue in spite of the cold and gloomy weather.
Well done Hashers!!