1st Annual LA/Long Beach Hash Beermile
CSU Long Beach
August 26, 2006

Conditions: Abundant sunshine, highs in the upper 80s

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Name Time Gender Age Beer Notes
1 X-LAX 8:19.0 M 36 From Bottle Full Sail First Beermile, Top 100 finish, likely drunk upon arrival
2 Ididarod 9:15.0 M 38 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Dark Horse, borrowed proper beer, First Beermile
3 Barney Stubble 9:36.0 M 40 From Can Coors Gold Vomited more times than Karen Carpenter (CSU alumnus), blew out track spike, penalty
4 Sin D Bare 9:44.0 M 43 From Can Pabst Blue Ribbon Ran shoeless w/ stupid cow hat
5 Titty Bear 10:05.0 M 41 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Most Improved of the veteran beermilers
6 First Period 10:43.0 F 35 From Bottle Budweiser 1st Female, no restroom breaks
7 Damian the AntiChrist 10:43.0 M 50 From Can Pabst Blue Ribbon Looked pretty in yellow
8 Horse's Ass 11:19.0 M 28 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Magic sweatband didnt help (wrecked motorcycle day prior)
9 Blows My Mind 11:26.0 F 30 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Looked hot, nice socks
10 Ignorant F 11:40.0 M 41 From Bottle Budweiser Loudest Chunder, penalty
11 Just Joe 12:08.0 M 45 From Can Budweiser From Texas, but still nice guy
12 Fish Lips 12:20.0 F 48 From Can MGD / PBR Ran w/ twin daughters
13 Damian the AntiChrist 12:20.0 M 50 From Can MGD / PBR Only beermile double header (23:03)
14 Whaleboner 12:47.0 M 38 From Bottle Budweiser The best the OC could muster
15 Captain Hook 14:07.0 M 52 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Sprinted to finish, then passed out in car
16 Howdy Do Me 16:30.0 M 43 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Completed first handstand beer 40m
17 Just Say No to Crack 17:11.0 M 42 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Could do much better with the queensmile
18 Chewcaca 19:29.0 M 29 From Can Pabst Blue Ribbon Hurled PBR while his wife/kids looked on, penalty
19 Pillsbury Blow Boy 21:42.0 M 35 From Can Natural Ice 5.9% alcohol ber overshadowed by nancyboy race walking
20 Tweedle Me DNF F 37 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Stick to breast feeding
21 4H DNF M 34 From Can Miller Genuine Draft Late scratch, food poisoning



Race Notes:

Months and months of physical and mental preparation all came down to Saturday afternoon at the California State University Long Beach Campus Beermile, hosted by the Los Angeles & Long Beach Hash House Harriers. Saturdays running of the beermile brought the largest turnout in Southern California history, with a field comprised of track and field legends, competitive racewalkers and professional drinkers alike.

The beermile started promptly at 11 am, which of course meant that by hashtime, we got under way right around noon. Some speculated that the lack of shadows during the run could provide a weight advantage during the run, others were focused on proper stretching so as not to pull a hammy, while others jockeyed for position in the transition area. Due to the size of the field and the late arrivals, the officials elected to go with three heats, with FL running the final heat solo with her daughters, while DtAC performed the often imitated never duplicated double beermile.

Heat one presented 6 first time beermilers and one veteran. Their results can only be described as potential lost. What did they expect? What could they expect? As the veterans looked on with cocked eyebrows at the sight of track spikes and split shorts, the gun went off and the beers were cracked! BS took an early lead, only to chunder every 100 m of the second lap followed by chunder after chunder until there could be nothing left to chunder. After the smoke cleared on BSs penalty lap, he still posted an excellent time! IF, a clear favorite for the gold based on his elite track status (circa 1973), was well in the lead at the bell lap, but suddenly and unexpectedly puked in the transition area (the chunder heard round the world). It took all the courage he had left to finish his beer, lap and finally penalty lap.

Heat two, comprised of both first timers, veterans and late comers, set the stage for a new track record. With the first heat over with and the chundering rampant, it was difficult for the beermilers to keep the even first beer down, but they pressed on. X got off to a slow start, but came on strong in the final quarters to end up shattering the track record of 99:99, and posting a top 100 (age group) time! Most improved awards go out to TB and FP after improving to sub 11 minute times with less than 2 weeks training. Most unimproved awards go out to BMM and HA for training the most leading up to todays event and failing to post a PR, given the excellent conditions/track. DtAC earned recognition for running the first ever Double Header-ed Beermile, and giggling like a school girl afterwards. EMTs were summonded to the race site after CH passed out following his heroic sprint to the finish line, but not to fear, he was all right; he just needed to puke (in his car). Honorable mention goes out to 4H for putting in his work on the track but came down with a gnarly case of food poisoning the night before. We will see you in heaven, 4H, if we ever get there. Excellent race to all those who participated and big ups for those who lent their time and support to make this beermile a giant success!

After the beermile, the athletes took refuge from the heat at a local watering hole to ponder the days events, discuss politics, the great pumpkin, and other worldy issues over frosty malt beverages.