Monday, February 18, 2019

Full Moon 144: You can't keep a good runsite down!

Tomorrow night's HFMH3 run is from the runsite used most recently for HH3 a month or so ago and before that in December for the Songkhla Swap'em run just before New Year. The hare is again Kai Jeow/Egghead and the run will feature  a beer stop subsidised by HFMH3.

Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #144, Tuesday February 19, 2019. 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Kai Jeow
Misdirections: From the 4.7k turning off the old Hatyai road on the road to Tha Kham: turn left after 4.2k for 1.7k then turn right for 500m to the run site by the lake at 7.053766° N100.583731°E  (or from Tha Kham  go north for 2k then turn right for 1.7k etc.). In Thai that apparently reads as: ปักหมุด ใกล้ ตำบล ท่าข้าม อำเภอ หาดใหญ่ สงขลา So no excuses for not getting there!

Usual stuff applies: Bring a hand/head light of you intend to run and some food to share if you think you will be hungry. Beer Leo will be on sale at the usual price of 40 Baht a can, but if you prefer to bring your own, there will be an ice box available for share-beer.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Run 1962 Rehashed

And for those who may be interested, above is a close depiction of where the runs actually went. Due to some spirited running by Sex Sprinter (again..!) and rather lackadaisical searching for paper at the first two checks by the other hounds, both checkbacks were neatly excised from the run. Having avoided the two checkbacks, it was left to Sex Sprinter to find all the false trails which mostly went nowhere up dead-end hills, thus saving the following pack from any strenuous hill climbing, almost. Most long runners would thus have done a shortened version of the long run, reduced to approximately 5kms. The short run would have been around 2.5km for anyone avoiding the false trail between the gullies after the beerstop.

SH3 yesterday, HH3 today and HFMH3 to come!

Brilliant hash yesterday! Thanks to Yardo and loverboy (above) for the run and to Little Tool and Tool Box for all the beer. On! On! to HH3 today (7.030998° 100.583808°) and Full Moon Hash on Tuesday of which more details later.

Saturday, February 16, 2019


With the general improvement in the weather and the lengthening of the days, in preparation for next week's reversion to 4:30 starts, the run this afternoon will start at 4:15 p.m. The SH3 committee wish to stress that this is completely unconnected with the fact that our recently married On Sec and his beautiful bride have indicated that this will enable them to join the run this afternoon, but they just better show up now, or else!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

They're true blue!

How romantic! Little Tool and Toolbox are getting married tomorrow, on Valentines Day so the first event of the weekend is therefore the party on Friday evening (15th February) to celebrate their union, at Oscars Bar on Srisuda Road where there will be food and good company, which all hashers are invited to join.

The details of Saturday's SH3 run are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run    #1962, Saturday February 16, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and Kii Leum
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right immediately before Wat Khun Thong. Go about 2.5k then turn left at the hash sign and follow the road/track for 1.6k to the run site at N7° 01.576' E100° 38.062'. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for 5.5k to the big tree then go straight ahead for 1k and turn right and follow the road etc. to the run site.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by the Beanie family and the map and directions are below.

Meanwhile, for the soon to be initiated, here are the words that normally follow this week's title:
They are bastards (or he/she's a bastard) through and through.
They are pisspots so they say.
Tried to go to heaven 
but they went the other way.
Drink it down, down, down....
From the Tha Kham Intersection go south for 1k and turn left (or from Wat Keow Kloy
go north for 1k and turn right) follow the road for about 800m to the run site on the right.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The disentitled

This Saturday's SH3 run details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1961, Saturday February 9, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Sex Sprinter and Buk Toy 
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k (5k beyond the Ang Thong intersection with the new Yala road) and turn right just before Wat Khun Tong for 1k, then left for 300m to the run site in the rubber on the left at  7.037979° 100.643561°. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for 5.5k to the big tree then go straight ahead for 2.5k  in the direction of Wat Khun Tong and turn right for 300m etc.

Hatyai H3's run on Sunday (10 Feb.) is from down Pru Toh way beyond Makro on Phetkasem RoadFrom the Klong Wa intersection (Phetkasem road/Route 43) go south on the road towards Sadao for 4k and turn left at a set of traffic lights into Klongyatai Rd. Follow that road for less than 5k  and turn left at the hash sign until you see indications of a run site. For those who like coordinates, the last left turn marked with the hash sign seems to be at  6.931754° 100.509524°. The hares are likely to be similar to the group illustrated who set the last run in this location at the end of September '18: Sex Sanan, Nong Gop and Doraemon. For anyone who wants to make a night of it there will be camping space available adjacent to the run site so pack your tent and sleeping bag! 
Map below.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Prepare to be amazed!

This week's SH3 run is from Napong where we have run on the odd occasion over the years so you would not expect much by way of something new. But, there you would be wrong as amazing things involving earth-moving equipment have been happening with the result that a whole section of Saturday's run will consist of trails that you will definitely not have run before since last year when we were in the area, they simply did not exist!
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1960, Saturday February 2, 2019: 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: from the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left for 6.5k (don't turn left at 4k, follow the road round to the right). Turn left and go 500m to the run site 100m up the track to the left at 7.071578° 100.611710°. Park on the road or considerately in the rubber next to the track. From Hatyai the traffic lights on the OHR are 13k from the Kor Hong traffic lights and the turning is on the right at the traffic lights just before the PTT station. Alternatively the run site can be approached via Tha Kham by going east for 5k and then turning left on the Kao Long road, then after 600m taking the right fork for about 2k through the village and turning left at the 2nd crossroads. The turning to the runsite is 1.9k on the right.

Sunday's Hatyai run has the ominous hareline of Robocop and Sex Au Au so prepare to be dismazed! The run site is in the putative housing development beyond Rong Rien Thungnai: From Wat Keow Kloy take Poonakan for  about 5.8k and turn right. (From the PSU end of Poonakan, the turning is 5.2 k on the left). Follow the road to the right at a T junction after 300m, then swing left past Rong Rien Tungnai for a total of 700m. Then leave the road into the rubber on the track to the left and follow it to the run site at 7.011608° 100.532303°. Map below.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Welcome to Casa Not the Full Shilling!

Well to be more precise, Casa Worm and NtFS, but our almost elected hare-raiser is taking his duties seriously by stepping up to set an early-year run hosted at their palatial residence at the top end of Poonakan.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1959, Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling and Worm.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right at the traffic lights at Wat Keow Kloy into Poonakan for 1.3k and turn right into the driveway through the big metal gates at 7.023149° 100.568478°. Park considerately! From Hatyai the run site is 9.7k up from the Kanchanawit-Poonakan junction and is on the left.

Sunday's HH3 run is a reprise from last week's quintet, Toy Boy, Sex Printer, Safe-T-Cut, IT-UT and 48, this time from the community center behind the CP factory on the old Hatyai road (6.6k from the Ko Yo Intersection - do a U turn and come back 100m then turn left and go 1k to the runsite at 7.086344° 100.545237°. From Hatyai the turning is 3.3k beyond the traffic lights at Nam Noi on the left.

Finally or chronologically first, there is a quiz night at Oscars Bar in Soi Sisuda on Friday night (25th January) starting at 8:00 p.m. when Koko will be the quizmaster and the tattered remnants of the Hash team will hope that there aren't too many questions about Star Wars, or is it Star Trek - we can never tell the difference! Anyway come along and join the debacle or make your own team and take on the intellectual cream of Songkhla. Indian snacks are promised along with the usual cardboard crisps and there will be plenty of reasonably priced Leo in big bottles for those on a budget as well as an interesting selection of premium beers if Little Tool hasn't drunk them all first!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Relive 1958!

Ah, if only I could!
Little Tool has kindly provided us with this image of Last Saturday's highly enjoyable run set by our two longest serving but still active members, Wi Wi and Buck, which marginally failed to reach 300m from a start at less than 30m so involved a fairly hefty climb for a 6.5k run. But the downhill punctuated by the beer stop was 'ex-hill-erating' as long as you could keep on your feet! If you want to see the moving version of the run it is here.

Sunday's HH3 run was equally enjoyable and a little longer at something approaching 8.4k if Lot Rakaa's phone is to be believed - it certainly felt long even without the spurious false trail at the beer stop that constituted the difference between the medium and long runs. The short run meanwhile stayed on the flat side of the road but was roundly praised by all who went on it - even SH3's two ailing long runners, Yardstick and Kii Leum, both of whom are suspected of having been attacked by chickens... or something like that! Get well soon guys, there's to be no slacking at SH3 this weekend!