Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saturday's birthday run has now been confirmed at Coffee Chill, which for those of you who don't know, is on the New Yala road right opposite the Chinese temple (Kuan Im). There will be long and short runs, followed by the circle outside the restaurant, then we will all move to the top floor of the restaurant where there will be food and beer provided plus a band who can probably be bribed to provide backing for karaoke...or wasn't I meant to say that? All this for a measly 100 Baht for named runners and active new runners registering before the end of the circle, with first timers and anyone joining after the circle (note the subtle underlining!) paying 200 Baht (all kids 50 Baht).

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1895, Saturday October 21st, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From Songkhla take the New Yala Road from the Ko Yo intersection (well, actually, turn left opposite Bangkok Bank before getting to the intersection, just as the traffic is directed into the outside lane by 7-11, then after about 400m at a T junction turn right for 100m, then left onto the new Yala road). Go 5k (or 4.5 k if you have turned before the intersection) and cross the carriage way and park on the new section of road just beyond (south of) the restaurant at 
7.092279°N 100.598784°E.

HH3 on Sunday? Sadly no one seems to have yet recovered sufficiently from last weekend's awesome outstation run to own up to setting it, but no doubt when they do, details will emerge and will be notified through the usual channels on a need-to-know basis!

Stop press:
Thank you to Hatyai Hash for generously (as in they are providing 2 cases of beer) sponsoring a beer stop which will appear as if by magic on both the long and short runs. HH3's runsite on Sunday has also now been announced  From Tha Kham go south for 1k and turn left; or, from Wat Keow Kloy go 1k north and turn right. Follow the road for about 500m to the run site on the right. The hare is Robocop.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Another Pichit Run

Mr Garmin recorded 8.4km for the long run, but that included the 3 check-backs and some looong false trails, as SI was quick to point out. And even though we never ventured more than about 60m above the first 360, the lowest point on the run, we nevertheless managed to attain a total ascent of 230m overall. The first 2 check-backs were the highest points on the run, at about 110m ASL. The short run covered 4.0km without all the checkbacks & false trails, but included the hills and the shoe wash. Did anyone try to shortcut through the swamp from the first ‘F’?
I was accused, by my fellow hare no less, of getting soft and setting pussy runs, so while I’m away I’ll have to work on getting some runs ready that will even be suitable for that Weasel Beaver on his next visit.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


SH3 run 1894, Saturday 7th October 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and All Black.
Misdirection: From Songkhla, take the Old Hatyai Road for 4.7km past the Ko Yo 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). From Hatyai get to the top of Poonakan Rd.and head for Noen Pichet then follow the directions above.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The GM's of course.....

For All Black’s 30th birthday on the 30th September we thought of setting a 30km run, but due to the limited space on the hill we decide to set an easy 3km run instead, to take pity on what we knew would be a severely hung over birthday girl.
What the hell we thought, we’re not a sensitive caring hash, and after all she is our whip carrying GM, so it was a 4.8km short run and a 7.2km long run that we ended up with. The short run had a total ascent of 172m and an overall descent of 264m; while the long run had 262m of ascent and 368m descent.
Thanks to our HH3 friends we had a reasonable turnout for the run, although due to the rather late return to the runsite, the HH3 contingent had to leave before the circle. Most of the remaining runners adjourned to Tung Jaeng soon after the circle to continue festivities; eating and drinking (Brandy) compliments of All Black and a case of big Leo’s compliments of Egghead. But it was left up to the birthday lady to continue celebrations in town late into the night, and another hangover? for the Sunday run.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Who's 30th birthday is it then?

Yes, this Saturday is the 30th September, which means that it's All Black 's birthday when our very own GM will be turning 30 and so would like to invite everyone to join her after the run at the Tung Jaeng restaurant where she will provide the food (or most of it) if we provide the beer. To enable her to cater for us, could those who think they will be able to make it please respond to this post either by adding a comment here on the blog or posting on the SH3 facebook messenger page, or, if both of those are beyond your technical capabilities, by e mail.

The run itself will be at the other end of the new Yala road outside Prem's place and will be an A-B run so everyone needs to be at the runsite to get on the transport which will leave at 4:30 p.m.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1893, Saturday September 30, 2017.
Hares:Little Tool and Yardstick
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 700m and turn left. Follow the road for about 700m turning right as it reaches the National Library and park considerately outside the Home of Faith.

HH3's run details to follow, but don't forget that there is quiz night at the Office Bar on Friday (29th September) when the SH3 team will be doing their best to maintain the unlikely sequence of victories which seems to stretch back almost to the beginning of time. But you can help put an end to that by putting a team together to challenge the scant intellectual capabilities of the usual participants. The quiz master is big Alex and the quiz normally starts at about 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

There will be an SH3 committee meeting tonight which will happen at the beer garden at the top of Kanjanawanit Road Soi 37. (Opposite to and a little east of Tesco Lotus) commencing about 7:00 p.m. The committee is loosely composed of: All Black (GM) Throbbin'Hood (On Sex), Egghead (Hash Cash), Yardstick (Hare Raiser), R2D2, Beer Butch, Only a Yolk (Hash Haberdasher), Sex Sprinter (Cultural Adviser) Beavershot (Blog Administrator) and Little Tool recently co-opted as Beer Butch's Bitch's Ass. However the attendance of and contributions from other interested hashers will be welcome. The main issues to deal with are the upcoming birthday run and the 1900th run in November as well as the effect of the recent increases in beer prices and also the up-coming GM's birthday run on Saturday.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Where the pussies went

1892: 6.2k or 4.6k by taking the green, short option. Total ascent about 87m

Sunday, September 24, 2017

HH3 today

The HH3 run today is from Sala Hin Kliang: Get to the Tha Kham crossroads either from the old Hatyai road 4.6k turn off or from the Nam Noi traffic lights, and go east for 1.5k then turn right for 500m to the big sala. The hare is Robocop.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birthday pussy

You wouldn't believe how long it took to find this piece of kitch using the search lines "birthday pussy" "running pussy" and "aging pussy"!
It's that time of year again, when on the loose excuse that several of our pussy runners have birthdays in September, they get together  and set a run for us. This year as the date more or less coincides with Only a Yolk's half century, the run will happen at Egg Towers and there will be an on-on to follow featuring the usual attractions. Palm Job has already pledged a case of Leo and further additions to the collective ice box are welcome, although the beer truck will be on hand to dispense SH3 beer at the usual price until the close of the circle - possibly for the last time as beer prices have just gone up sufficiently to make an increase likely. There will be food from the Egg-kitchen but as always further contributions would be very welcome and the SH3 BBQ will be on hand if you would like to bring something along to cook on-site. 

Because a number of people have indicated that they may find it difficult to arrive by 4:30 the run will start at 5:00 p.m.and bearing in mind that this will be an A-B run, that will be the time that the transport to the A site leaves the B site (Egg Towers). Therefore, even though the run will not be excessively long or difficult, it is suggested that for anyone intending to run (long or short) it would be advisable to carry a hand light, just in case, although the run will be swept and there will be a bail-out point about 2/3rds of the way through  just in case anyone gets too far behind.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1892, Saturday 23rd September 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Hares: (So far declared) Only a Yolk, Meals on Wheels, Hand Job, All Black (plus some sneaky little bitches to keep them company)
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights. Go 5.2k and turn right through the temple arch at Wat Borogam and after 150m, bear right before the wat and follow the road keeping the temple wall on your left for 300m, then turn left at the T junction and go about 100m then turn right and park somewhere on the side of the road, Or go another 50m and turn into the gate at Egg Towers and park considerately on the grass avoiding killing any goats, trees or other miscellaneous organisms that may be lurking there. (N.B. don't block the drive as that's how you're going to leave for the run!). Egg Towers is at 7.070403 N 100.596387 E.

HH3's run on Sunday is as yet undeclared so details of that will have to be posted later.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017