The easy stats are that the long run was 8.5kms (including falsies and check backs), a total ascent of 340m with a max height of 230m at the beerstop. Beerstop? the hares going to the ridiculous trouble of carrying the beer box to the top of the hill, well, with the kind loan of Egghead’s 4-wheel drive, along with the odd 17 or 18 short runners crammed in, looking more like sardines in a tin can (no not your pickup Eggy). The short runners declined the offer of beers and almost immediately took off on their downward journey back to the runsite covering about 4.0kms. The long runners meanwhile lingering to consume the alcoholic refreshments and soaking in the fabulous views from the top of the hill. The long runners reaching the runsite at about the same time as the first of the short runners, and the beerstop truck!
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Let's get straight down to serious stuff: this week's SH3 run, details of which are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1866, Saturday March 25th 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and All Black
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the Old Hatyai Road for 4.7km past the Ko Yor intersection, turn left and go 10.6km (i.e. 2.8km past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and staying right, go 3.1km to the runsite (700m beyond the end of the bitumen).
The hare advises that the short run will be A to B and there will be transport from the run site. So if you want to do the short run and think you might be a bit late, give someone a ring.
Before all that, of course, on Friday evening (24th March) from about 6:00 p.m. there is Conebrain's 50th Birthday party at their new cubby house (pictured above) just short of the Haad Kao Resort on the Singanakorn side of Songkhla. Head North for about 5k from the ferry and take the turning off the main road signposted for the resort. The cubby house is about 100m down on the right, behind a cement wall with exposed brick. The dress code is traditional Thai gear or at least a white shirt. The food is all laid on but it's a BYOG party so bring what you intend to drink and a bit extra to share with your mates.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Printer and the runsite will be in the rubber opposite the Sai Kao Resort. (about 5k east of Tha Kham or about the same distance west of Wat Khun Thong on the Tha Kham-Khun Thong road.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Anyway, Sunday's HH3 runs above. The long run was probably under 6k, but expanded itself to it's full length of 7.2k with all the F's and X's added in. The short run was about 3.1k. Both runs got up above 100m, the long run only if you followed the paper out to the third F, the short run at the top of the little hill not long after the first (and only) 360. Total ascent on the long run was in the region of 250m with about half that for the short run.
Everyone was back in time to enjoy the convivial atmosphere before the circle, although the circle itself got a bit serious as the hash debated the merits of becoming troglodytes on the next out-station and spending three days camping in a cave in Trang with no electricity and no sanitation. The alternative which seems to have been adopted is to spend three days sitting in the cave but then if you feel up to it after a few golden nectars, to drive back to local accommodation at night to get a respite from all that asceticism. Hmmm....
Saturday, March 18, 2017
|All Black, seen here with Mrs. Robocop on an HH3 outstation run last year.|
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