Thursday, December 1, 2016

Not Penang

Not going to Penang? In fact most people aren't and there are only a small number of regular runners who are going, so SH3's run will only be mildly depleted. So please do go along and support the hare who has stepped in at short notice to make sure that the loyal stay-at-homes get a good run. The beer truck will be running as usual so anyone needing transport should get to the Hot Bread Shop by 3:00 p.m. or for a pick up en route give R2D2 or Stick Insect a call (see side panel for contact details).

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1850, Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From Songkhla take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right at Wat Khun Thong then go for about 4.5k (1k past the big tree) and look for a hash sign on the left either just before or opposite the Sai Kao Resort. Follow the track etc. for as far as necessary to get to the run site.
From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and go East for about 4k then look for a hash sign on the right either opposite or just after the Sai Kao Resort. Follow the track etc.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Black Sexman and Sex Si, and it is expected that all the renegades who are going to Penang will be back in time for the run. The run site is off Poonakan not far from Tung Ngai School. From Songkhla get to Wat Keow Kloy and go 6k then turn right and follow the road for about 600m, past the school then take the track straight ahead as the road bends right and follow it for 300m to the run site. From Hatyai the turning off Poonakan is on the left, about 5k from the intersection with Kanjanawanich Rd.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Penang '16 update

Penangers and wannabees... Just in case there's still anyone out there wishing they could go, I'm going to be booking another room a the hotel today as Superpig wants to go, so there is a spare berth if any one decides to join us - the room sharing arrangements could be rigged to accommodate either a man or a woman..

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Going on!

The hares advise.... There is building work at the big sala which necessitates a small change in the run site: From the old run site, go on for a further 300m (1.4k from the turning off the old Hatyai road) and at the T junction turn left for 250m, then turn left into the run site.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Going up!

Saturday's SH3 run is from behind somewhere that looks like this:
 and will probably involve going up something that looks like this:
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1849, Saturday 26th November 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 6.5k past the CPF factory and do a U turn. Come back 100m and turn left for about 1k to the big sala. Park in the car park behind. From Hatyai take Kanchanawanit road for 10.5k from the Ko Hong intersection and turn left just before the CPF factory.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Robocop: From The Keow Kloy end of Poonakan go about 5k and turn left just before Wat Tungnai, then go about 1.5k and turn right to the run site. Hatya'istas should go up Poonakan for about 5.5k and turn right etc.

Finally, the last quiz night of 2016 will happen this Friday, 25th November at the Office Bar when the hash team will have its final opportunity to post a victory this year against the evil teachers who seem to have been winning forever. An announcement will be made about how much money has been raised for the blind school this year, so come along and help to boost the figure.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

All you ever wanted to know about the hash and were too lazy to ask

The hash stats and archive are now available for review on line on Onedrive, here and the individual run records from May 2005 to the present can be viewed in 3 files, herethere and everywhere. Is there anyone out there in the blogosphere who happens to have retained a digital copy of the hash stats file dating back before 2005? A long shot I know but there are some anomalies in the hash archive that it would be nice to resolve.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Penang '16: update

With a little under 2 weeks to go there are now 14 people confirmed as going down to Penang for the PMH3 run. But it's not too late to join us and anyone who wants to can still (at the time of posting) be accommodated at the hotel for around 870 Baht with the run itself setting you back 100 Ringit or about 850 Baht. The plan is still to travel by train with the cost certainly not exceeding 500 Baht both ways. Looks too good to miss!

Friday, November 18, 2016

It's all gone buckin' wee wee!

Buck has flown into town especially to set this Saturday's SH3 run after warming up by making a cameo appearance at Tuesday's FMH3 run on which it is widely believed he was responsible for successfully preventing Stick Insect from becoming spatially discombobulated terminally retarded. (Thanks Beavver!)
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1848, Saturday, November 19th 2016: 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Buck and Wee Wee
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 9.1k and do a U turn then come back 100 meters and turn left after Ban Dan School. Follow the road to the run site at the end or the road in about 2.8k. From Hatyai the easiest if not the most direct route is to get to Tha Kham and head East for about 6k to the big tree then  go straight ahead for another 3.5k and turn  left at Wat Khun Thong, then go about 7k and turn left after Ban Dan School.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Robocop from the quarry beneath the virgin who formerly had three tits: from Songkhla go 16k up the OYR and turn right for 1k to the run site on the right, or from Hatyai follow the directions to Saturday's run as far as the big tree then go straight ahead for 2.5k then turn left into the run site.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The virtual full moon run

Here is the hare's track from Tuesday's full moon run. Most of the paper had disappeared into the ground by the time the hounds actually set off so full marks to both the short and long runners for managing to follow the trails as far as the final F before hitting the road, and even to Stick Insect with Buck in tow, who managed to get delayed for the second time in three days, eventually having to resort to asking for directions to get home from the last aborted F, from which no one - not even the hare with the aid of the GPS, could find the in trail. The short run was 4k and the long run 6.5k, and they  took about an hour, and an hour and a half respectively, to walk as running was difficult. The conditions suited Big Foot a.k.a. Gan Yao perfectly as the virtual absence of paper meant that he could follow the trail without compromising his creed of never knowingly being on paper. A good turn out for a FM run enjoyed a late view of the supermoon which found its way out of the clouds as the pack enjoyed the copious food  and a couple of slabs of Leo.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Supermoon +1

This month's full moon run will happen on Tuesday evening, a day late for the supermoon but still close enough, weather permitting, to bring some light to our darkness.
Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #132, Tuesday November 15th, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Kai Jeow
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the Old Hatyai road for 4.7k past the Ko Yo intersection and turn left for 6k then turn left at Tha Kham and go east for 1.5k then turn right for 500m to sala Hin Kliang. From Hatyai. either get to Wat Keow Kloy at the top of Poonakan and turn left for 1k then turn right and follow the road for about 1.8k to the sala, or get to Tha Kham and head east for 1.5k etc.
Usual stuff applies. Bring a hand/head light if you intend to run and some food if you think you will be hungry. Beer will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you prefer bring your own and share it with your mates.

The run that ate Stick Insect; part 2 (or 3 or 4 or...)

And here is the run on which he did get... well let's be charitable, temporarily directionally misguided, since as with last weekend's dislocation, he claims to have been on paper the whole time albeit that he might not necessarily have been going in what for the remainder of the pack and for the hare, was the correct direction. Still, all's well that ends well and he made it back under his own steam, leaving the search party desperately pursuing his cries of on- on! in the faint hope that he would stay in one place long enough to be rescued. For the record, the all up length was 8.2k which reduced to 6.5k without the generous assortment of F's and X's. The high spot was the upward X at the 2nd check, which reached 206m and the total ascent was about 350m The bulk of the pack made the beer stop which was only 700m from the run site, in about 1 hour 15, by which time the short run were all safely back at the run site having completed the 4k in about an hour including a brief sojourn at the beer stop.
So, Sticky, three in a row at tomorrow nights Full Moon H3 run (of which more anon)?