13th March 2016 - Run Number 1944  -  Ano Melissia (Open Air theatre) - Hare: Mad Dog

Trail length: 5.4 km - Starting location: 38° 3'54.06"N, 23°50'31.33"E -  Starting altitude: 357 metres

The Trail


Hi-tech hash:  GPS coordinates for the checks given to the runners


Pre-run antics


Distributing the Mardi Gras beads

(Beads came from the Galveston Mardi Gras, Texas, USA)


The Run and walk

Runners and walkers set off


The walking group




A dog watches us with doggy amusement


Clitoria poses with the dog - who is not sure what to make of it all


A diversion through some woodland


A chance to pick some wild flowers


We come across a discarded toilet and cistern.
The hash never miss a chance to work with a prop.
Clitoria, poses as the thinking woman.

Mad Dog, the resting man


Further along the walk we come across a pile of discarded Greek-music LP's


The Circle

Clitoria decorated with streamers


Time for refreshments. Meanwhile, Wet Dream prepares the down-downs


Captain Sumo and Clitoria


Group photo


That's more like it!


Hare and GM Mad Dog with RA Fair Cop


The circle

Doctor Rim Job is called in


Rim Job with Captain Sumo



Our Virgin Inspector Clitoria prepares to inspect the (almost) virgin visitor, Wet Dream's Grandson Matthew




Visitors Helga & Vaseline (from the Milan H3, Italy) (See run 1719 in 2010) with Wet Dream


Jim Jim (Flesh Gordon)'s relative (returning after 10 years) and friend


Group down-down


Our Milan Hash visitors having fun with Captain Sumo


The On On

Magginas Taverna - next to the Theatre


Hashers group seated in the restaurant non-smoking section
(Isn't is all supposed to be non-smoking now?)

Sheep's heads - specially ordered the previous day


The Directions (Just for the record)

Next AH3 Hashing event:


> Date: Sunday 13th March 2016
> Time: 11.00 am
> Run No. 1944
> Venue: Ano Melissia Open Air Theatre
> Hare: Mad Dog

This Sunday is the last Sunday of Apokrias or Carnival & traditionally the big celebration.
Wear something carnivally like a hat, a wig or a mask.
(Hint: Available in stores like Sklavanitis or Jumbo)
Those with caricature faces come as they are :-)
We will have a run / walk in and around Melissia and amuse or frighten the locals.
The ON-INN will be at Maginas Taverna (Next to the Open Air Theatre).

Ano Melissia - Open Air Theatre - At the Northern end of Iroon Polytechniou Street.

From the South:
Follow Kifissias Ave northwards towards Maroussi and at the Maroussi square & Germanos building on the left, turn RIGHT for Melissia, (see small sign for Melissia in Greek). Carry on up this road (Odos Pendelis ...changing to Democratias further up) until you come to a hairpin bend. After the bend, ski shop (right) and kiosk (left) continue on up until you see a large BP petrol station on your left (just before you enter the centre of Melissia). You need to turn LEFT here but you can't (legally). You must turn Right and go round the grass island (as the sign indicates) in order to turn left. Continue on up the hill (this is 25th March street), passing the Amelia Fleming hospital on your right and continue STRAIGHT on, through the traffic lights at the cross roads (when green!).

Continued Directions for all routes >>>>>
Continue straight and pass the big Eleftherias square (Ano Melissia) on your right and then St. George's church on your right (Note: the road has now become 17th November street).
After passing the church just continue on this road (after a while it will curve to the right) and shortly you will come to the taverna area (you will see a bus stop on the left). Park around here or turn right and go down and park around or behind the Theatre / playground area.

From Kifissia / Ekali / Politia etc:
Come the back way on Harilaou Trikoupi street towards Ano Melissia, passing Kefalari square on your right.  Continue on straight, then round the Left, Right and Left bends and continue straight again (sign posted for Melissia, Stavros, Airport, etc). When you arrive at the (usually busy) T-junction in Ano Melissia, turn LEFT onto 17th November street (NOTE: At this junction, most of the traffic will be turning right).  Now see Continued Directions ABOVE.

Typographically or cartographically challenged? Call Mad Dog if you must on 693-251-1339
NOTE: At Magenas taverna, cooked sheep's heads are normally available but need to be ordered in advance - so let MD know?


For Sat Navvies:

GPS location: 38° 03' 54.05" N, 23° 50' 31.47" E  (Or in decimals of a degree: 38.065014 N, 23.842075 E )


If you are lost – you are lost….