Sunday, September 15, 2019

.... not quite Groundhog Day!

I think you could say though, that the country between the new east-west road & Route 43 has been well and truly used & abused. We probably could squeeze a Full Moon run out of the area in a month or three, but we may have to let the ground fallow for a well, as well as giving the hard working local farmers a break. And a chance to pick up the rest of the shreddy!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Go back and do it again!

This week's SH3 run is from the same runsite as last week's run and features the same hare. The details are therefore:


Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1992, Saturday September 14, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k past the Ko Yor intersection, turn left and go 10.6k (i.e. 2.8k past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and proceed 2.4k to the end of the bitumen, then turn right for 250m to the runsite, the co-ordinates of which are: 6°59'55"N 100°36'17"E. Click here for a Google Maps pin.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Beanie and friends from the run site at 7°01'52.4"N 100°35'02.4"E: From the Tha Kham crossroads head south for about 1.2k and turn left or from Wat Keow Kloy head north for about 700m and turn right. Follow the road for about 600m to the run site on the right. Map below.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Full moon September

This month's full moon run happens tomorrow, Thursday September 14th 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The hare is Jing Reed, a.k.a. Not the Full Shilling and the run site is just past Wat Keow Kloy.
Misdirections: From Songkhla take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8.7k, then turn right just after the CPAC facility to the runsite in the rubber at 7°01'05.8"N 100°34'57.6"E. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head south for 2.7k then turn right etc.
Usual stuff applies: bring a hand/head light if you intend to run and some food to share if you think you will be hungry. Full moon special brew will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you want to bring your own beer and share it with your mates, that's ok.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The road to....

Nowhere?

Apparently not! Whereas this inviting looking road used to just "peter" out into nothing, recent developments have changed it into the highway to hash heaven, which is what your Saturday hare...(s...watch this space) will be exploring this week. Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1991, Saturday September 7, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k past the Ko Yor intersection, turn left and go 10.6k (i.e. 2.8k past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and proceed 2.4k to the end of the bitumen, then turn right for 250m to the runsite, the co-ordinates of which are: 6°59'55"N 100°36'17"E, or if you prefer: N6.9986° E100.6047°, or click here for a Google Maps pin.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Printer and heavy (or light) friends. The runsite is the one from which GG got stung, which seems to identify it in most people's minds, but in case you want something more scientific: from Poonakan, turn at Wat Tungnai (5k from Wat Keow Kloy on the right, 6k from the other end on the left) and go 2.8k to the runsite on the right at 7.029176° N 100.545478°E. Alternatively, get to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) and go 3.6k then turn right at Wat Prutoh and follow the road for 1.4k to the runsite on the left. Map below. BUT (and it's a big but!) if you are planning on coming from the PSU end of Poonakan, don't forget that the PSU graduation ceremony is taking place at the convention center with a long name so it would be best to avoid the bottom end of Poonakan around 4 p.m. and bear in mind that there may also be some other road closures around that time affecting Kanjanawanit (old Hatyai) road as the princess makes her way home after the ceremony.

Finally, don't forget that there is a quiz night this Friday (6th September) at Oscar Bar with Bob, a.k.a. Not the Full Shilling, making his debut as quiz master. The SH3 team will be trying to repair the damage done to their Teflon image last time round when the Baldies, not to put too fine a point on it, creamed, wiped the floor, stuffed and/or roundly beat them depending on your taste in euphemisms. The quiz should start at around 8:00 p.m. with Mein host and hostess Little Tool and Toolbox enlivening what could be their last quiz with snacks and appetizers, reasonably priced beer and the sheer magnitude of their massive personalities! What more do you need?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Saturday's SH3 runsite; now with added HH3!

As you can see, Saturday's runsite as illustrated by those nice Google people currently  has a kind of rustic not to say riparian feel to it although parking may be a little tricky and a pair of wellies might be the ideal footwear! But maybe the hares will be arranging for the water to be pumped out and for earth-moving equipment to get rid of all those unsightly rocks and trees to give us a nice flat runsite in time for the run, details of which are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1990,  Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4:30 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 turn right into Poonakan at Wat Keow Kloy for 4.2k and turn right (about 200 meters past the football field) for 210 meters to the runsite on the right. From the bottom end of Poonakan, the turning is 6.8k on the left. Click here for Google Maps pin.
HH3's run this week is being set by Robocop and anonymous friends and the run site seems likely to be that used by WiWi and Eightball for SH3 run 1982, for which, without wishing to tempt fate, the coordinates are:7.068413°N 100.510201°E.  From the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old Hatyai road, turn right (if coming from Songkhla, left from Hatyai) for 550m then turn left and follow the road for about 1.6k to the runsite on the edge of the swamp.

Finally, don't forget that there is a farewell party for Toolbox and Little Tool (a.k.a. Pui and Mark) at Oscars Bar tonight (Friday, August 30th) starting at 7:00 p.m.  Come along and commiserate at the departure from Songkhla of two of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

1989

Here is yesterday's SH3 run, 6.9k long run in green-red-green) and 4.7k short run (all green - see below for a relive version) so failing to hit the golden ratio. But everyone seemed to enjoy avoiding the worst (or best depending on your viewpoint) of the hills as the long run never went over 100m with the short run topping out at 60m unless you were the unlucky person who found the single F. The beer stop managed to get almost everyone together apart from Superpig and Hell's Nurse who discovered that it weas not included on the medium run (whatever that was!) But a good turnout for a change with most people doing some kind of run and a raucus circle following at which Lot Ralai got a free renaming to Kam Rai courtesy of being the GM's offspring!
Yesterday's short run ...
https://www.relive.cc/view/gh39468900555

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Running by the golden ratio

What do the Pyramids of Giza and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa have in common with Saturday's SH3 run? Quick answer: They are all designed using the Golden Ratio.

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio of 1.618:1. It is commonly found in nature, and when used in a design, it fosters organic and natural-looking compositions that are aesthetically pleasing. So Saturdays long run will be exactly 1.618 times as long as the short run and the total of the two runs will be exactly 1.618 times as long as the long run alone. And if that isn't enough, there will be a (buy-your-own) beer stop as well! All in the name of setting an aesthetically pleasing run.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1989, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the New Hatyai  road.for 8.5k and turn left for 1.1k, then turn left near the sala with the blue roof - picture below, for 700m to the run site on the right at N7.09490 E100.51858. If you are coming from the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old Yala road (where there will be no hash sign), the turning is 4.4 km and on the right, Oh,  and please try not to knock the old lady off of her bike!

Sunday's HH3 run is close to Na Mom on Route 43. The run site is at 
6°57'20.7"N 100°32'45.2"E or click here for a google maps pin. For oldies who prefer things in English, from the Old Hatyai road take the 4.7k left turn and follow the road past Wat Keow Kloy and Wat Nern Pijit for about 14k until it hits route 43. Turn right and go about 4.3k to the Nam Om traffic lights then go a further 550m and turn left for 200 m to the run site on the left. From Hatyai, take Route 43 left from the Khlong Wa intersection beyond Macro/Central Festival and go 8.5k to the Na Mom traffic lights and do a U turn, then come back 550 meters and turn left for 200m. The hares are Nong Gop and friends.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Same place different time

Wednesday night's full moon run was so successful that we will be doing it all over again on Saturday - same hare, same runsite but this time we should be able to see where we are going!
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1988, Saturday August 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road for 16.0km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Proceed for 2.0km along the concrete & bitumen road, then turn left and go 1.2km along the concrete & dirt road to the runsite at N7° 01.922' E100° 38.514'. Click here for Google Maps pin.
For Hatyai visitors go to the big tree in the middle of the road at Ban Sai Khao, then go straight ahead past the big tree for 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km. 
Take care when driving along the narrow concrete road to the runsite, as there are high drop-offs if you run off the concrete.


Hatyai Hash's run on Sunday will be set by Robocop from the football field beyond Wat Nern Pijit at 6.987984°N 100.571556°E. The map for the run site is below. At the old Hatyai road 4.7k turn off turn left for 12.3k and turn right for 1k to the football field on the right.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Full mooning in the age of Aquarius

This month's full moon run will take place on Wednesday 14th August, which falls within the star sign of Aquarius, which, as we all know.... 

"... is the sign of the humanitarian and is represented by a woman carrying a jug of water. The woman symbolizes the healer in us all and the water symbolizes the heavy emotions, the pain, and the suffering of the world."

Ah, yes, well pain and suffering - we all know about that don't we? After HH3's monster on Sunday, culminating for the second week in a row with a beer stop that was out of this world, as in it was so far up a hill that it was almost in the sky! So if you are sore of limb and stiff of joint and in need of some humanitarian aid in the form of Beer Leo, come along and enjoy a kinder gentler experience at the hands of our very own mystical healer, Inchdick.
Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run # 147, August 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Inchdick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road for 16.0km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Proceed for 2.0km along the concrete & bitumen road, then turn left and go 1.2km along the concrete & dirt road to the runsite at N7° 01.922' E100° 38.514'. Click here for Google Maps pin.
For Hatyai visitors go to the big tree in the middle of the road at Ban Sai Khao, then go straight ahead past the big tree for 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km.
Take care when driving along the narrow concrete road to the runsite, as there are high drop-offs if you run off the concrete.Usual stuff applies. Bring a hand/head light of you intend running and some food if you think you will be hungry (and it is worth repeating that Moo Sahb will still be in Bangkok so the Egg family will not be able to provide food this time round). Beer Leo will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you prefer, bring your own beer and share it with your mates.