Trail image supplied by: Pussy Basher
Photos & web page: Mad Dog
The parking area and start of the run and walk
Showing the parking area, Marathon lake and Ag. Trianda church
Pussy Basher's recorded runner's trail
Before the run
The hash venue is the terminus and turning location for the public bus 507 and the roundabout is decorated by an old VW car
The hashers gather for a chat before the run and walk
Just waiting for the RA Fair Cop to start the pre-run circle
Then the proceedings were interupted by the arrival of the public bus No. 507
The Bus sign says "Christos Anesti" or "Christ has arisen" (still from the Greek Easter last Sunday)
Finally the hare Rim Job gets to describe his trail
A short run, all downhill and no checks or falsies? Oh yea, a likely story?
The Run and Walk
The runners and walkers set off. The runners can be seen in the distance.
Having crossed the main road from Ag. Stefanos to the Marathon Lake dam and turned down the small road leading to
the lake and Ag. Triada church, the walkers come across these lovely views of the countryside.
The view as the walkers head down the un-made road towards Marathon lake
Doggie Style and Italian visitor Helga pose as Marathon Lake comes into view
The walkers arrive at Ag. Triada church
(From L-to-R: Doggie Style, Coke Dealer, Clitoria, Diane, Helga) (Mad Dog taking the photo)
The traditional Christian Orthodox Byzantine-style domed ceiling of Ag. Triada church
Icons and fragments of very old frescos in Ag. Triada church
We meet a group from the Republic of Moldova who are having a picnic to celebrate a young boy's birthday.
They very kindly share their tasty home made pies and rich-red wine with us.
Handing out the Moldovian home-made pies
Meeting the ladies at the table
Pussy Basher say's "cheers"
Doggy Style enjoys the pie and wine
So does Coke Dealer
Group photo (taken by one of the Moldovian boys for us). From Left to Right ....
Vaseline, Diane, Rear Entry, Clitoria, Moldovian Lady, Man, Man-with-wine, Pussy Basher, Rim Job, Coke Dealer, Fair Cop, Mad Dog
Cynthia, Helga, Doggie Style, Eric
Vaseline leads us in a song with maovements...Hunting in the Forest (with a gun and two balls)
You meet a lady, you can't go round, you can't go over, but you can go under.
Diane sits and talks to two Moldovian children. The little girl amazingly spoke excellent English.
Their native tongue is Romanian and they learn Greek at school.
The jolly Moldovian ladies sitting at the picnic table next to the church. They are Orthodox christians like the Greeks.
The walkers head back to the start
Spring time in Greece brings out thistles in bloom
Walkers arriving back at the start.
Mad Dog had the beer and the runners are thirstily waiting for him to open his car.
OK runners, what did you think of the run?
Rim Job the hare waits for the replies.
And what about the walkers?
Rim Job gets his down-down
Doggie Style pours the down-down beers and takes a swig from her Bacardi Breezer
Pussy Basher is called into the circle
Visitors Vaseline and Helga from the Milan Hash where Vaseline is the RA
Vaseline gets a welcome down-down
...and so does Helga
Diane throws her down-down beer away (beer-wastage ...shame!)
And Coke Dealer follows her bad example (and she should know better)
Mad Dog is given a break from taking photos to get a DIO too
Clitoria is called into the circle to promote the upcoming Hash Spring Weekend
Clitoria and Rear Entry
No taverna goers today.
Hashers still full from the Greek Easter ?
The directions to the hash - for the record
Sunday 08th May - 11am
Hare: Rim Job
Venue: Stamata [northern suburbs]
On Inn: tba
STAMATA - AMYGDALEZA
Run starts ~1.5km past Stamata square, on the road towards Marathon Lake, where the 507 bus line ends.
From the South:
Go north on Kifissias Ave. past Kifissia, Ekali,etc. go to Drosia, turn right at traffic lights at Drossia main square, signs towards STAMATA.
You are on Drossias-Stammatas Ave now. At Stamata main square turn LEFT ( between the small church and Aetos / the Eagle taverna), on to Megalou Alexandrou rd.
Go (north) for ~1.5 km, keep to the Left on the y-forks, keepin on Meg. Alexandrou / #507 bus stops.
There is a roundabout-to-nowhere, with a VW beetle-turned-flowerpot in the middle. Hash run starts there.
From Nea Makri etc:
go up to Dionyssos, turn right at T junction to Drossia ... continue as above
From National Road:
exit at Ag. Stefanos, do not turn into Ag. Stefanos, go to Drossia, turn LEFT at Drossia Sq. traffic lights, go to Stamata etc.
OR: get on the 507 bus ( starts at Kiffisia main sq) and ride it to the beer-er end.
GPS: 38° 08' 39.7" N, 23° 53' 13.4" E