the otley run
How to drink your way though LS6.
Ground Rules: 1 pint per pub, preferably premium lager (otherwise known as "European fighting juice"), although you are allowed two spirit breaks during the campaign, where you may substitute a double spirit for a pint. The jury's still out on whether birds can cheat and have only a half rather than a pint in each pub (how many women do you know can drink more than 6 pints?), it's a judgement call. Take your time - it's a marathon, not a sprint, and the gobshite urging you "drink up you Zulu warrior" will undoubtedly be partaking in a burst of psychedelic yodelling outside the Fenton.
The Route: Since Headingley has sprung up overnight into some sort of scary mecca for pissed up townsfolk (since when did the Skyrack a decent Friday night make?), the route has become a bit of a bone of contention. Technically it's always existed as a pub crawl so you shouldn't really count the shiny new bars in Headingley, but they're very handily situated right in the middle of the 'strip' so you may enter if you wish. However with more watering holes in Headingley these days than notches on Jodie Marsh's bedpost (ie a lot), you'd better just cut out the Taps, Arc and Trio altogether and stick to the places on Otley Road. This is the Otley run after all.
So, here's a list we reckon works for us: Woodies, Three Horseshoes, New Inn, The Box, Original Oak, Skyrack, Hyde Park, Library, Packhorse, Eldon, Fenton, Starwberry Fields and the Dry Dock. Don't bother with the uni's unless your a student 'cos you'll need NUS. If you make it through all of that lot (keeping to the rules of course) then you'll end up pretty banjo'd, so there's not much chance of getting in clubs 'cos you'll never pretend you're sober to get past the bouncers. And yes, we know you'll all have different itinerarys for the Otley Run to us, but we don't care - it's all about getting pissed up and having a laugh. Quit the beauracracy now!