Due to the heavy rains in the event area, we have no choice but to postpone the Midlands Muster. We do not take this decision lightly, given how hard organisers have worked towards this event and that entries were looking very healthy. However, the event course is just too wet. Minor streams have turned into impassable torrents or lakes. Some of these are in the vicinity of the Hash House where many newcomers and children will spend their time. The weather outlook is an improvement from last week, but there will still be rain and the ground is soaked. Even if the streams subside, the paddock the hash house is situated on will not dry out in time. The camping area is not just damp, it is covered in water so it is unusable for camping.
All is not lost. We are looking at holding the event early next year, perhaps in February or March when you can keep your feet dry and the leeches are less enthusiastic.
We will be providing a full refund via PayPal. Keep an eye on Facebook and newsletters for updates.
Gary Carroll (RT President and Midlands Muster co-organiser)