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Photos & web page: Mad Dog
Before the run
Mad Dog gives directions to the runners and walkers
Visitors from the Amman (Capital city of Jordan) hash
(Looking For A Ride & Looking For a Stick )
The Run and Walk
The second group of walkers. The first group had eagerly gone ahead by themselves.
(L-to-R: Visitor Looking For a Stick, Doggie Style, Clitoria, and returnee Camel Toe)
Mad Dog shows where the running hashers joined the organized trail.
Typical trail marker for this 10km organized run - which had started at 10.30am
Mountain Goat with the hash horn
Heading towards the beach
Arriving at the beach. Rear Entry & Captain Sumo are already at the water's edge.
Fair Cop running with our visitor.
We catch up with the first group of walkers
(L-to-R: Coke Dealer with Jo and husband Pussy Basher)
Deserted beach (in the summer it would be packed on a Sunday)
Mountain Goat and Fair Cop are worried that our visitor may have got lost
No sun to shade from today!
Is everything prohibited on this beach?
Having found our visitor we continue following the official trail
Fire surveillance and fire hose system
Looking For a Ride is still going strong
Fair Cop charges through the Schinias forest
Some grassy areas between the forest
Finally back on the road leading past the entrance to the 2004 Olympic rowing centre
Wet dream brings out the down-down beers
The hare's down-down - Mad Dog
Plastic cups instead of tankards today
First walkers group
(Pussy Basher & Coke Dealer)
The circle continues
Returnee Camel Toe and visitors ... Looking For a Stick & Looking For A Ride
The visitors are given AH3 visitors patches
At the end of the circle we take a group photo for Brian Gray our founder's birthday.
Then one for fun
The Indian restaurant on Marathonos Avenue at the Tumulus of the Athenians turn-off.
Giving the order to the waiter
A group photo opportunity while waiting for the food
Novel water tumbler
More photo opportunities while waiting (and waiting) for the food.
To pass the time, Fair Cop set up a sweepstake on when the food would arrive.
They were not expecting such a large group at lunch time.
In fact we seemed to be the only customers this Sunday.
A chance to chat
The (fancy, square) plates arrive. Things were looking up.
The food arrives - their version of a Samosa - quite good!
Hamish digs in
Another dish -plus- Naan bread
After a number of other dishes, a very sweet dessert
The restaurant's business card - which is under new ownership.
Next time we should call in advance now we have the phone number.
(Also we were given the number: 22946-56964)
The directions to the hash - for the record
The details of the official run:
Route of the official run - through the forest and then through the wetlands, and back to the Moraitis centre.
From downtown Athens, taking the Immitos Ring (the motorway that runs round the base of Mount Immitos) then the Attiki Odos to Rafina (Marathonos Ave) so to continue on till Schinias.
Strangely, another officially-organized run took place the previous day (Saturday) in the same area: