3rd October 2021
Hare: Rim Job
BEFORE THE RUN
Spy Shagger leads us in warm-up exercises
Questions for the hare Rim Job from Mountain Goat
RUNNERS AND WALKERS SETTING OFF ON TRAIL
View from the top of the hill
Sevi stops at the falsie
Mountain Goat sits near the beer stop
Jacket Off joins MG for a photo
Mad Dog passes over the camera and poses with grandson Sevi (while drinking at the beer stop)
Monastery sign at the road junction
Gathering for the circle
Fair Cop calls the hare Rim Job into the circle
The hare's down-down
Sevi is given the task of handing out the down-down beers
Natalie and Rear Entry
New boots Olga is officially introduced in the circle
Choccie Dip is awarded his 25th run mug and badge
Sevi wets the badge with beer from the mug
The badge is stuck on CD's forehead
Fair Cop also gives him his hash necklace
Wet Dream had made his hash necklace and kept forgetting to bring it
Welcome back Mountain Goat
Oxymoron gets the Oxymoron memorial award
Mountain Goat and Olympia have been away
THE TRAIL RECORDING
trail (Mad Dog forgot to turn on his Strava app at the start).
Note: the start and end was at the road junction shown.
THE DIRECTIONS TO THIS HASH
Sunday, 3rd October @ 11AM
Hare: Rim Job
Mis-Directions to the start:
> Short version:
will start at the T junction, where the road going to the peak of Penteli mountain
meets the (mountain) road going from Kifissia (mustang stables) to Nea Penteli village.
> From the southern suburbs of Athens:
Drive North up Kifissias Avenue, through Marousi, past the KAT hospital turning and through Kifissia Centre to Nea Erythrea. As you approach Nea Erythrea, there is an AB store on your right and about 200m later a set of traffic lights (and after, a Shell petrol station on the right).Turn right at the traffic lights into Harilaou Trikoupi street.
Follow this road for about 1.5km and turn left at the third set of traffic lights into Xenias street. (If you pass the pink and green Semiramis Hotel on the left, you have gone too far.)
Head up Xenias street for 1.15 km and after the end of the houses turn left onto Sporadon street (cross roads) which continues as Agiou Panteleimonas street and is the back road to Nea Pendeli.
Follow this back road for 2.5 km until you reach a junction with a road on the left leading up the mountain to the Monastery (you will see a brown sign saying"Ag. Padelimona monastery 3 Km" and a yellow sign saying Dimos Kifissia).
Do not take this left turn but just park on the right side of the main road as the hash starts from here.
> From the northern suburbs of Athens:
Get to Melissia high street going north & pass through the main shopping area. Continue up through Melissia high street & come to a busy junction.
(Note an Alpha Bank on the left and a Eurobank on the right).
Go straight ahead (a slight left & right turn required) for Nea Pendeli (Do not bear right for Vrilissia).
Reset your Odometer (Kilometres) to zero at this junction.
0.0 Melissia junction
(Note - in about 100 metres you pass the Melissia Post Office on your right)
0.5 Take RIGHT lane at the division in the road - so continuing straight & keep straight on
2.2 (about) Pendeli mountain looms ahead
2.6 Turn LEFT at junction with stop sign (and proceed up short steep hill section) & keep straight.
3.0 Road narrows, then sharp left-hand bend.
3.4 Road levels out. View of pine trees on mountainside.
4.1 Pass under pylon cables.
4.2 Stop when you see a turning to the right going up the mountain road and signposted "Ag. Padelimona monastery - 3 Km". Also yellow Dimos Kifissia.
Do not take this right turn but just park on the left side of the main road as the hash starts from here.
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