15th UK Nash Hash



Below is the list of events planned for the week leading up to Nash Hash.
The information is accurate at the date of publication ( 11th May 2009 ) but changes will almost certainly be necessary as details are finalised. Please check this page periodically to keep up to date. If you plan to come to any of the runs on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday please email monsoondrainbill@yahoo.co.uk so that we have an idea of numbers.

 Sunday 23rd August.   Edinburgh H3   Run No 1490   Hare - The Brewer
Venue – The Navaar House Hotel, 23 Bog Road, Penicuik at 11.15am
Penicuik is a small town close to Edinburgh on the No 37 bus route which goes every 20 minutes on a Sunday. The Penicuik area provides great hashing and the Navaar House Hotel is a hash friendly establishment with a big beer garden.
How To Get There
- By Car. Leave the City Bypass at the Straiton Junction and head South on the A701. Stay on the A701 through a series of roundabouts to Penicuik and once in Penicuik stay on the main road (A701) through the town centre. At the bottom of the High Street, the main road goes left and on the corner you need to turn right into West Street. After a short distance turn right, keeping on the main road which becomes Bog Road. The Hotel is 100 yards on the left.
- By Bus. Catch the number 37 Lothian bus on North Bridge at either 10.04 or 10.24am.
North Bridge is the bridge over Waverley Station and it runs South from the East end of Princes Street - you need to catch the bus going South ie away from Princes Street. The bus stop is not the first one on North Bridge - make sure No 37 is on the list of buses on the bus stop. Bus fare is £1.20. The above buses will arrive in Penicuik at 10.43 & 11.03. Stay on the bus through the town centre - there is a bus stop right outside the Navaar House Hotel. If in doubt, tell the bus driver where you want to get off.
Cost  EH3 runs are £1 for bucket & Down Downs. No charge for first time visitors. 
The hotel is laying on a BBQ at £5 each. Pay at the bar and get a food token before the run starts.
Almost certainly there will be an On On On back in Edinburgh later in the afternoon.
Registration  Email Monsoon Drain. 

Monday 24th August. (option No 1)
“Posh Nosh & a Wee Dram”
Dinner & Whisky Tasting at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
28 Queen Street at 7pm. Dress “smart casual”. (ie no shorts, trainers or hash T-Shirts)
The dinner in the Society’s superb clubrooms will be a four course Scottish banquet with a dram of rare whisky to finish. There will also be an optional whisky tasting before the meal led by a Society Whisky Ambassador.
Cost  £40 for the dinner plus £14 for the whisky tasting.
Registration & Payment.
Early registration is essential as the event is subject to minimum numbers.
For UK hashers, please send your cheque for £40 or £54 payable to “NH2009” with a covering note giving your name, hash name & email address to
Bill Menzies (SMWS), 30 Carberry Road, Inveresk, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 8PR, Scotland.
For overseas hashers or those without a UK bank account, please email monsoondrainbill@yahoo.co.uk with names & numbers and you will receive an email Paypal invoice (small surcharge) which you can charge to your credit card.

Monday 24th August. (Option No 2)  Glasgow H3  Run
Run Start - Queen Street Station at 7.30pm
Nash Hashers based in Edinburgh should catch the 6.30 train from Edinburgh Waverley arriving Glasgow Queen Street at 7.21pm. The Glasgow hares will be at the station and have a van for bags.
On Inn – The Bon Accord, Charing Cross  
Return fare to Glasgow will cost about £10.   
The Bon Accord  is a multiple CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) award winning, hash-friendly establishment. The run will feature the sights of central Glasgow (“The Second City of the empire”). For after the run the Bon Accord has a superb range of ales and is laying on a £1 per person buffet. Frequent trains return to Edinburgh from Queen St.
Run Fee – £1 contribution to DD’s. No charge for first time visitors.
Registration –  Email Monsoon Drain

Tuesday 25th August      DAFT (Dunfermline And Fife Tuesday) H3       Hares – The DAFT committee.
Venue – Jenny Ha’s, Cannongate (bottom of the Royal Mile near Holyrood Palace & Scottish Parliament) Run Start 7pm.
This run will feature the scenic splendour of the eastern side of Edinburgh’s city centre. With the huge Holyrood Park (location of the World Cross Country Championship) containing Arthur’s Seat (823 feet) and the towering Salisbury Crags as well as the labyrinthine Old Town this will not be a typical “city run”.
After the run the pub will lay on sandwiches & snacks.
Run Fee - £2 contribution to the pub grub & DD’s.
Registration – Email Monsoon Drain

Wednesday 26th August   During the day.
Shirley Valentine’s Castle & Distillery Tour
Numbers limited to 25 (13 places available as of 12/6/09)
Edinburgh H3’s own tour guide Shirley Valentine has organised a tour taking in Dirleton Castle which dates from the 1200's, lunch in a country pub and a visit to Glenkinchie malt whisky distillery. The distillery visitor centre is excellent, the distillery tour is informative and interesting and the opportunity to taste a couple (maybe more if you're nice to the bar staff) of fine malt whiskies at the end of the tour is exceptional.
The bus will leave at 10.30am from Waterloo Place - this is the continuation eastwards from the East End of Princes Street. The pick up point is 100 yards along Waterloo Place from the East End of Princes Street junction with North Bridge & Leith Street.
After the tour, the bus will take you to Edinburgh Sports Club in time for the TNT H3 run – see below.
Registration & Cost. – The price for the day out is £35 including lunch and all admissions. If you would like to take part in this tour please email Shirley Valentine at sheenag@iname.com and she will put you on her list and give you payment instructions.

Wednesday 26th August.  TNT (The New Town) H3  Run No 1325
Venue – Edinburgh Sports Club, 7 Belford Place  Start 6.30pm sharp
The ESC is a 10 minute walk from the west end of Princes’ Street. From the West End go NW on Queensferry Street and go through 3 sets of traffic lights. Before the road crosses Dean Bridge turn left onto Belford Road (not Bell’s Brae). Follow Belford Road and when you reach the Travelodge Hotel go straight on with the hotel on your left. In a few yards, Belford Place is downhill on your left and there is an Edinburgh Sports Club sign on the corner.
The run will cover the western end of the city centre featuring the Castle, Princes’ Street Gardens, parts of the medieval Old Town, the Georgian New Town, Dean Village and the scenic Water of Leith.
After the run there will be food, drinks, music and karaoke.
Run Fee - £2 contribution to pub grub & DD’s.
Registration – Email Monsoon Drain

Thursday 27th August      Perth

The Ruby Red Dress Run in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care
Hares – Tonguelasher & Megasaurarse
Venue – The Ring o’ Bells, St. John’s Square, Perth at 7pm.

Click on this link for more info.
 A shuttle bus service will operate to transport participants the short distance from Perth Race Course to the starting point and this will begin around 6.15pm. The run will be a pub tour of the fair city of Perth ending up at an establishment where there will be a buffet. For the really hungry, there are many eateries en route.
If you want to party on, free admission to a nearby night club has been arranged by the hares.
You will need to carry cash to buy drinks en route and a sweater as it will doubtless be a bit cooler when you are heading back to base.
Transport back to the racecourse will be by pay your own taxi or minibus and the hares are arranging for there to be a taxi rank near the final venue.
The bar and food counter in the racecourse Nelson Stand will be open before and after the Red Dress Run (unless you stay out too late at the night club).

Run Fee – To be confirmed but probably around £6 to cover bus to town, buffet & charity contribution.  

Registration Numbers for the Ruby Red Dress Run are limited to 200 and if you wish to attend, you should pre-register by emailing your intention of taking part to Tonguelasher at htulloch@hotmail.co.uk

You can physically register by paying your £6 and receiving your Red Dress Run wristband at the Pre-Lubes in Edinburgh on Tuesday 25th or Wednesday 26th or at Nash hash Registration at Perth Racecourse on Thursday 27th.

Finally, if you're making your way north for the Pre-Lubes, you may like to consider taking in the QUAFF Bash Bunkhouse event taking place on 22 to 24th August at Barden Bunk Barn, Skipton, Yorks.

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or contact Ade "Blow" Snow at <blow@quaffbash.co.uk> for information."

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