Saturday, May 30, 2020

Hatyai H3 tomorrow

From the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old Hatyai road, turn left (or right if coming from Hatyai) for 4.2 k and turn right up the track for about 1 k to the runsite on the right. Google maps' pin here.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Toll-free!

Saturday's SH3 run is being set from a runsite just off the of the soon-to-be-completed Pichit-Chanong Expressway although it is hoped that the toll booths will not be collecting tolls on Saturday!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #2023, Saturday, May 30, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From Ko Yor intersection, take the Old Hatyai Road for 4.7 km and turn left for 10.6 km. Turn left at the hash sign (about 350 m before Wat Noen Phichit), and staying right, go 3.8 km before turning left for 300 m to the runsite at 7° 0' 3.8"N 100°37' 2.2"E (click here for Google Maps' pin).
From Hatyai, get to Wat Khao Kloi at the top end of Poonakan and head south towards Noen Phichit for 2.8 km before turning left at the hash sign etc.

Sunday's HH3 run details have not yet been announced although Robocop is set to be the hare. More on that one later as details emerge.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

A change of runsite

Blue line indicates the last part of the old directions ; red line is the additional bit Click to make it larger!
This afternoon's runsite has been changed to avoid our being subject to public gaze. The new runsite can be accessed by following the previously published directions but then carrying on beyond the advertised runsite for a further 650 meters (about 1.2k in all) and turning left by a house with an abandoned crane parked outside. Follow the track for about 400m to the run site. When you reach the general area of the run site it is a good idea to U turn and park along the side of the track making sure to leave enough room for other vehicles to pass.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A new lease of life

SH3 is officially reborn this weekend as in we welcome all comers rather than being rather stingy with our invites over the last couple of weeks in case we might have been breaching official guidelines about what we could do and how many of us could do it. And to mark the occasion, our not-long-ago-elected GM, Palm Job will be setting the run, ably assisted by Only a Yolk as we find out what they have been doing to one of our (least) favorite hills, Khao Wong!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #2022, Saturday, May 23, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Palm Job and Only a Yolk
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the traffic lights just after the PTT station. Follow the road for 5.2k (including bearing sharp right after 4k) and turn left opposite the temple arch for Wat Borogam. Go 500m to the runsite opposite the big sala at  7.075075, 100.606234 (click here for Google Maps' pin).

Sunday's somewhat-reduced HH3 run will be from the same runsite as advertised last week at 7.001531° 100.555529° (click here for Google Maps' pin) From the Wat Keow Kloy end of Poonakan go about 4.8k and turn left into the turning before the crossroads immediately before Wat Tung Ngai (or from the other end of Poonakan the turning is the 2nd on the right after Wat Tungnai about 6.2 k up from the traffic lights on Kanjanawanit Rd.) Follow the road/track for about 1.6k then as the road bends to the right go ahead/left and follow the track up the hill for about 700 m to the runsite. The hare this week is Robocop and unless that changes at the last minute as it did last week, normal service should be resumed with beer sales resuming at the run site.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Officially unofficial


Today's outing will be another unofficial run after all so there will be no beer truck sales and anyone who is in need of suitable refreshment before during or after the run should make sure that they are appropriately endowed; i.e.,

Friday, May 15, 2020

A walk in the ...


This week's socially-distanced opportunity for a walk-in-the-park-like personal non-competitive exercise activity will be from the quarry which can be accessed from this turning, details of which are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #2021, Saturday, May 16, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling, Worm and Mai Dtem Baht.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the Old Hatyai road for about 10k to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left for 2k then turn right and follow the concrete road for about 1.5k to the run site on the right at 7.039042° 100.526156°. Click here for Google Maps' pin. For Hatyai based runners, take Kanjanawanit road to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn right for 2k, etc. 

Sunday's HH3 run is official but its whereabouts are a closely guarded secret known only to those who already know the location .... which is 7.001531° 100.555529° (click here for Google Maps' pin) From the Wat Keow Kloy end of Poonakan go about 4.8k and turn left into the turning before the crossroads immediately before Wat Tung Ngai (or from the other end of Poonakan the turning is the 2nd on the right after Wat Tungnai about 6.2 k up from the traffic lights on Kanjanawanit Rd.) Follow the road/track for about 1.6k then as the road bends to the right go ahead/left and follow the track up the hill for about 700 m to the runsite. So consider yourself lucky to be among those favored few!

Thursday, May 7, 2020

If you go down to the woods...

...today? Well Saturday actually and the disguise is not necessarily necessary as long as you wear a hash shirt. Say no more!

Songkhla Hash House Teddy bears' run # 2020, Saturday,  May 9, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Hare bears: Yardstick and In-u-endo
Misdirections: From the Khao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Proceed along the concrete & bitumen road for 2.7 km, turn left and go 1.8km (bearing right) to the runsite amongst the rubber trees. Runsite co-ordinates are: N7° 01.576' E100° 38.062'
For Hatyai visitors (and most everyone else) go to the big tree in the middle of the road at Ban Sai Khao, then head east, past the big tree for 800m and turn right for 1.8km.
No transport from Songkhla as such, but if anyone needs a lift just add a comment to this post. Beer tokens and what they signify will be on sale but signage may be somewhat limited.

Sunday is just another day.... but there will likely be another teddy bear's picnic on the other side of the road in the quarry at 7.042456° 100.646311° with Robocop being Daddy Bear!

Friday, April 3, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020

Off! Off! for the time being


Yt is on video: Waching daily Aug 18 2018In deference to the government's emergency decree and the ban on public gatherings, there will be no SH3 run this week and as far as is known HH3's run has also been cancelled. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible and updates will be posted weekly to keep you informed.

Friday, March 20, 2020

On! On! for the time being



















The SH3 run will go ahead this weekend despite the current covid-19 panic, as we are unlikely to breach the recently issued provincial guideline of 50 people and as long as we are sensible, we are probably at less risk of contracting covid than we normally are of contracting dengue, chikungunya or malaria!
But as a precaution, If anyone has been outside Thailand this week or feels a bit under the weather, they might want to give this week's run a miss and it might be as well not to encourage new runners to join us since we don't know where they might have been!

Details of this week's run are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #20(not covid)19, Saturday March 21, 2020, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling, Worm and Mai Dtem Baht
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for about 10 k to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left for 3.5 k, then turn right just after Wat Pru Toh and go 700 m to the run site on the left opposite the Cham Du resort at 7°02'05.0"N 100°32'42.8"E. Click here for Google Maps' pin. For anyone coming from the Poonakan area, take the Tungnai Prutoh road from the junction near Wat Tung Ngai (from Wat Keow Kloy, 5k on the right, from the PSU end, 6k on the left) and go 3.5k to the runsite on the right.

HH3 on the other hand, have taken the decision to cancel their run this week since their numbers would undoubtedly breach the 50-person guideline. Decisions about future weeks for both hashes will depend upon developments but let's hope we can all get together again before too long without having to worry about covid.