Sunday, June 25, 2017
Now the problem with scouting different parts of a run on different days is that it's hard to know how long the whole thing is going to be when you put it together. And so when I was laying paper yesterday morning and realized that it was looking like about 16km in total, I had to improvise a shorter way back, resulting in the mess you see above.
Anyhow the long run was somewhere in the 12-13km range as set, with a total ascent of about 290m. It featured 10 false trails and 15 360s, all of which I tried to make pretty easy but apparently didn't always succeed. The short run was about 5km. Shortest run of the day was 1.7km by Little Tool, who joined me at the beer stop about 20 minutes after setting off. The longest run was by Innuendo, who probably did the whole thing and then some, taking about two hours. Altogether the beer stop was open for over an hour and a half and dispensed 30 beers, which has to be some kind of record. The hardcore then carried on to a birthday event at the elegant home of Throbbin' Hood and Just In Not Yet.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
|...don't tell anyone, but there's a monster in your future!|
Yes, it's Beavershot's birthday again coinciding as it does magically every year with the longest day of the year and this week's run therefore qualifies as the annual mid-summer monster. Not that Beaver is actually stating categorically that it will be a monster, but there are hints, just hints that the run might be a bit longer than your average run.
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' Run #1879, Saturday June 24th, 4:30 p.m.
Misdirections: Take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k. Turn right at Wat Khao Kloi into Punnakan Road. Go 800m and turn left. After 200m turn right and then carry on for 800m to the runsite, just after the road turns to dirt.
Approximate coordinates are: N 7.019300, E 100. 569000. From Hatyai take Punnakan for about 10k and turn left at the hash sign then follow the directions above. [GPS: 7°1'7.27" 7.0186861N 100°34'18.50" 100.5718056E]
By coincidence, Sex Printer is setting the HH3 run on Sunday from a run site not a million miles away; well in fact about 4k away down Punnakan in the road before the turning immediately before Wat Tung Ngai as shown in the map below. The turn off is about 4.8k down from Wat Khow Kloi or about 6.2k up from the junction of Punnakan with Kanjanawanit road if you are coming from Hatyai.
News of a couple of parties: Throbbin' Hood and Just In Not Yet are also celebrating birthdays about now and are throwing an 'event' on Saturday which sadly clashes with the SH3 run, starting as it does at 3:00 p.m. But they should still be eventing when the hash packs up so let's try and make it along for a celebratory beer.
And a head's up that next week, Eightball will be doing his 60th birthday thing on Friday 30th June at his house on Ko Yo, neatly avoiding clashing with the hash, but more than likely wiping out this month's quiz night. Three line whip on that one guys! More news about that one and a helpful map during next week.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1878, Saturday June 17th, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Sex Sprinter and friends.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 6k then turn left (at the Tha Kham crossroads) for about 4.5k and look for a sign on the right. Follow the track for as far as necessary to reach the runsite. Alternatively, to avoid the Ko Yo clusterf*ck, take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right before Wat Khun Thong for about 5k (past the big tree at 3.5k). Turn left at the sign etc.The run site is estimated to be at: N 7.033082 E 100.610116. (Hatya'istas should head for Tha Kham and then follow the first set of directions above heading east at the crossroads.)
Sunday's HH3 run has been cancelled because of a procession in Songkhla which starts from the Chinese temple near the fire station (which is in Soi Yaring - the road in which the temple is located apparently has no name but it runs east of and parallel to Nakhorn Nok/Nakhorn Nai Rds.). in which the HH3 guys will feature as statue bearers. If you fancy coming along to lend support (literally and figuratively) the parade starts at 6:00 p.m and will end at 9:00 p.m. Street food, entertainment, and possibly beer will be featured.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Robocop is the hare today and this map would seem to explain a lot about why his runs are generally so screwed up. I mean, he seems to have no idea of either direction or distance. Runner beware: since he is apparently under the impression that the run site is almost opposite Wat Keow Kloy (it isn't, the nearest landmark would be the football field which is about 500m away on Poonakan) expect to have to do about 5k extra just to get to where he thinks the run should be starting from!
Saturday, June 10, 2017
But the real drama was Egghead dropping his car key on the run, thus negating the beer stop cunningly located at the last check. Happily Frozen Nuts was on hand to pick it up but was then unable to make the connection between the key he had found and the locked pick-up at the beer stop. which meant that the drinking of the beer locked within was somewhat delayed. The GM was however made of sterner stuff and as the short run and then the long run gave up on the beer. she waited patiently until the hare had been reunited with his key and with the aid of Little Tool had been restored to the Egg truck and liberated the beer..
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Anyway, no guesses as to who our hare is for this week's SH3 run, details of which are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1877, Saturday June 10th 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Throbbin' Hood
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 4.65k and turn right for 250m to the run site on the right at N 7.096478, E 100.594664. From Hatyai, take the old Songkhla road for 13k from the Ko Hong traffic lights and turn right. Go about 3.3k and turn left (about 500m after the wat on the left). Follow the road for 1k through Ban Hoi Kan (it really is called that!) and turn right at the T junction for 500m to the run site on the right.
Sunday's HH3 run is... you know... details will get sent out later but Robocop is probably the hare!
Monday, June 5, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sorry I should have put these up earlier. From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 6k to the Tha Kham crossroads then go another 1k (approx) and turn left at the Hash sign. Follow the road for about 600m to the run site on the right.