Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Easy does it.

1891 and the people who did it (below)
What a difference a week makes! An easy flat run which all of the GPS'ed hounds logged at less than 6k and a short run which the only wired runner logged at about 5k although he admits to some excessive checking at 360 4. The front runners made it in about an hour, some of the short runners took rather longer. But from last week's lowest turnout of the year, the attendance figure hit a comfortable 38 with 4 new runners all of whom did the long run and professed to enjoy it. So it's on on this week to the pussy birthday run. Can we break 40? That would be an achievement!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunny side up!


As foreshadowed in last week's rant about low attendance, no one else has stepped up to set this week's run so Egghead has dipped into the special reserve bin and produced a run to suit all tastes. Details are: 


Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1891, Saturday September 16th, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead etc.
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 11.8k and turn right (about 1k past the Ang Thong intersection) on the road heading for Wat Kao Lam. Follow the road across two crossroads for about 3.2k to the run site by the lake on the left at N7 03.032 E100 37.321. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head East toward Ban Sai Kao for about 5k, then turn left into the Kao Long turning and follow the road for about 600m, Bear right (away from Kao Long) through the village and follow the road for a further 900m to the run site on the right.

Sunday's HH3 run site is the football field in Poonakan, 4.5k down from Wat Keow Kloy on the left. The hares are Sex Printer Toy Boy and Sex Blackman. Map below.


Monday, September 11, 2017

The magnificent eighteen

Their names shall be carved on golden tablets at the great on on in the sky

Sunday, September 10, 2017

1890: Nice run in Sai Kao; not many people did it.

The conjunction of our three leading hares setting new personal records together was apparently not sufficiently earth-shattering to prevent most people finding better things to do yesterday afternoon, as attendance slumped to a new low of 18, including the beer truck driver and 3 dogs. The upshot was that only 4 hounds completed the long run under the watchful guidance of 3 of the hares, while everybody else bar the beer truck driver set out on the short run and one way or another made it to the beer stop (or didn't in Gan Yao's case) and thence home. The long run was about 6k without checks, a little over 7k with them. The most intrepid of the short runners did over 5k, while those who chose to follow Only a Yolk down the road to hitch a lift to the beer stop probably did about 4k.

Seriously though, we can't go on like this! It is not reasonable to expect that hares put in the not inconsiderable effort of setting runs of this quality (if I may be so bold to say so myself) if others then don't see fit to at least turn up and run them. We have a looming hare gap next weekend as no one has volunteered, and almost inevitably, barring a sudden outbreak of social mindedness, that will once again be filled by one or more of the Egg clan, which will make 3 runs in a row with that to follow on the 23rd likely to involve some Egginess as well if the putative Pussy run actually gets organized.

Unfortunately the recent experiments with one run for everybody do not seem to have found favor with our Thai runners who have largely stopped supporting us, and we also seem to have scared away some of our short runners as well, who find the extra challenge which recent runs have presented a bit too much - as witnessed by the fact that all but 3 opted for the ride to the beer stop rather than embarking on the second half of the run or even getting to the half way point at all!

I'm not sure where we go from here, but if it isn't up then the abyss beckons.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lucky's lament

Woof, woof, woof....It's a dog's life! Twice this week already, I've been woken from my aging slumbers and chained into the back of this bloody pick-up then dragged round some God-forsaken jungle by that cat-loving old geezer. And I wouldn't mind but if he'd have paid attention to where Hippo and I went on the first morning the second trip wouldn't have been necessary; but no, he has to go off and search by himself just because there's a few bushes in the way instead of cutting them down the first time! Men! I'll be glad when this 100 lay thing is over and then maybe he'll leave me in peace! Anyway, I suppose you all want to know where he'll be taking me on Saturday and where you'll be running later, so...woof woof woof!
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1890, Saturday, 9th September, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead, Only a Yolk, Harram and Ma Mick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala Road for 16k and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong for 3.5k, then turn left just after the big tree at Ban Sai Kao  and go 150m. Bear right with the road and follow  signs for 700m to a T junction. Turn right and follow the concrete road for 200m, then take the (3rd) turning on the right (also concrete) and follow it for about 1k to the runsite at N7 01.485 E100 37.169. If coming from Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for 5k then turn right before the big tree.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Sprinter and Sex Blackman and the location is as shown below
From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Hatyai road for about 8.5k and turn left before the True Moves tower. or go down the hill and turn after it for about 200m, then turn left and follow the track for about 400m to the run site.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

FM139

As the skies darkened over Songkhla last night, the hare took a brave decision to re-lay yesterday's Full Moon H3 run at the last minute to make sure that those who turned out got  what they came along for. With the storm at its height the pack, all seven of them, assembled at the runsite and were told about the change of plan with the new run being an A to B. Only 6 people managed to make it to the first F, Four-wheel having misunderstood the directions and gone home. But at the F there was the first installment of 'what they had come for', i.e. beer. and having just done the only running of the evening they were likely to do, from their cars to Coffee Chill, they were ready for some refreshment. Then after a brief stop to allow the rain to slacken off from suicidal to mildly dangerous they set off down the road, taking in the second F at Songklha Hospital and the run's only check at the entrance to Benjaporn, before arriving at the B site, handily placed in the hare's dining room. By this time, the pack, which at one stage had looked as if it might lurch from 6 to 8, shrank to 5 as the Egg women departed for home leaving the rest of the runners to tackle the food and the beer, which they didn't quite polish off so it (the beer at least) will be held on ice for a suitable occasion on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Throbbin' Moon

Tonight's  full moon run is being set by SH3's very own Throbbin' Hood.
The details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #139, Tuesday September 5th, 2017: 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Throbbin' Hood
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 4.7k (or 4.2 k if you have turned before the intersection) and turn right. The run site is in the rubber on the left after 100m. (N 7.095953 E 100.596035)
From Hatyai, take the old Songkhla road and at the Kuan Hin traffic lights turn right. Go 3.2k (about 600m past Wat Hoi Khan) and turn left, then drive through the village for about 1k and turn right at the T junction then head towards the NYR for 600m. The run site is on the right.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Today's HH3 run

Today's HH3 runsite is somewhere on the road behind Nam Noi School. As far as is known the best way to reach it (from Songkhla) is to go to the Nam Noi traffic lights and do a U turn then come back about 370 meters and turn left up the track just before Nam Noi School. Then just drive along the track until you see signs of a runsite The hare is Robocop... Just sayin'.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The eight-fold way

Here is today's track which seemed to fool most people even if they sensed that they were going back where they had already been, Highlight of the day was undoubtedly Harram sensing the call of duty, and abandoning co-hare Egghead, as he manipulated the paper to ensure that the erstwhile short runners did not over exert themselves, and sweeping the long runners round the top half of the figure eight.
The whole run including all the Fs and the one X was 8.6k, reducing to 7.3k without them. Without the top loop the (short) run reduced to about 4.8k but with the 3 F's on the bottom loop and the end of the smaller loop leading to the second F lopped off, it reduced to about 4k. The much reduced short run made the beer stop in about 40 minutes, then needed guidance to get home, with both All Black and McMucky getting comprehensively lost. The long run were at the beer stop in about an hour 10. Then it all fell apart with Little Woody being the first back at the run site and Jesus Nut arriving not far behind.