-plus- Helexpo Christmas Fayre
Photos: Mad Dog
GPS trail recording: Jack of Trumphs
Web page: Mad Dog
- Special Hash -
RUN 2017 in YEAR 2017
Recording paused at the beer stop, then continued below...
The complete trail added to a Google Earth image
Trail from MD's Strava smartphone app.
The Run and Walk
Heading towards the main stadium with it's Calatrava designed roof
(Santiago Calatrava Valls is a famous Spanish architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter)
The walkers catch up with the runners
Runners and walkers combine for a group photo
L-to-R: Clitoria, Coke Dealer, Mountain Goat, Doggie Style, Bouboulina, Fair Cop, Leanover, Athina, Rim Job (Mad Dog taking photo)
Fair Cop and Mad Dog
Looking for the trail
Heading for the steps
More steps - a sequence taken by Fair Cop...
That's all of them!
Beer stop about half way
Beer stop group photo - a dark image because of the sun behind the subjects (they were too comfortable to move)
The western end of the Calatrava walkway can be seen
Strawberry4Skin and Rim Job have found the trail which leads into the Calatrava walkway
Athina and Mountain Goat
Inside the walkway, the hare on his bike checks that no one has been left behind
We spot the line of 4 access shafts for Roman Emporor Hadrian's ancient underground aqueduct (depth 20 metres).
Shafts were sunk every 35 metres to allow for cleaning and repairs.
The shafts 128, 129, 130 and 131, were stripped of their embankments to lower the of the level of the ground for the 2004 Games)
On the north side of the Olympic Stadium the visitor can see shafts 119, 121 and 122
See: http://www.oaka.com.gr/archaeological-excavations/?lang=en (Section - Hadrians Aqueduct)
Google Earth aerial view of the 4 access shafts
Exiting the East end of the Calatrava walkway. The aqueduct access shaft can be seen.
Rim Job runs towards the Calatrava wall - waves run along this wall when it is activated
Wet Dream prepares the beers for the down-downs
Meanwhile Mountain Goat takes a swig of beer from a bottle
The hare's down-down
Well done JOT for a good urban trail and beer stop
Strawberry4Skin and Clitoria in the circle
Athina gets called in for not wearing hashing gear...
As do Coke Dealer and Wet Dream
Doggie Style enjoying the fun
The Christmas Fayre at the Helexpo building
Doggie Style orders coffee at the Italian stand
A double cappacino - excellent tasting coffee and a good price
Mad Dog with his coffee
(to compensate, shots came later)
Doggie Style inspects used clothing items and buys a pair of fancy jeans
Performance of national dancing from Eastern Europe
Ethiopian coffee being served
The directions to the hash - for the record
Next AH3 [Athens Hash House Harriers] Hashing event:
Sunday 26th November
Annual visit to the Christmas Fayre at Helexpo!!
18th International Christmas Bazaar of the Association Friends of the Child
Hare: Jack of Trumps
Venue: near Olympic Stadium, behind Mediamarktttttt
On-Inn: Xmas Fair at Helexpo Palace [next to Avenue] for some African & Indian spicy specialties entrance is free pay for your own food & drink.
from the north -
Go southwards on Kifissia avenue, take right hand slip road at OTE building which takes you over the top of Attiki Odos on Komvos Kifissias.
Turn right after MEDIA MARKET onto Ziridis street then right again onto Dimokritou - on the left you will see CHOMATIANOU Street.
We will meet along there near the 5 x 5 football pitch.
By public transport:
Bus stop Paradeisos on Kifisias Ave serves the A7 [Athens centre Kifisia] and 550 from [Piraeus Kifisia]
GPS coordinates For Sat Navvies: 38.037804, 23.795438
Typographically or cartographically challenged? Lost?? Just plain stupid???
Call the hare: JoT - 6987 096987