Thursday, August 16, 2018

No, No! Beaverchute!

Ah, those were the days, when a hare could follow the trail down from Kao Hin Hak right to the bottom without sparing a blush. These days of course, the Beaverchute is mostly concrete and it's getting worse as the hard top now intrudes to within about 200 meters of Saturday's SH3 run site, necessitating a complete rethink about where we will be running. But we will be running!

And the details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1937, Saturday August 18, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Little Tool
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k to the new traffic lights at Wat Keow Kloy. Go ahead (i.e. don't turn right into Poonakan) for about 50m and turn left then follow the hard top road and then the track it turns into for about 1k to a T-junction. Turn right and go 100m and park considerately on the right-hand side of the road (as the left hand side has been newly plowed up) at  7.024593° 100.587769°.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Star but where currently remains a mystery. Details will no doubt emerge and will be posted appropriately.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Double Sex!

Sex (S)Printer is setting both runs this weekend after the HH3 pussies were unceremoniously dumped at last Sunday's run in favor of a Hatyai-friendly location. The SH3 details (as if the map above were not clear enough!) are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1936 Saturday, 11th August 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: from the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right at Wat Khun Thong for 1.5k then turn left for about 300m to the run site at 7.037854° 100.643675°. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east towards Wat Khun Thong for 6k to the big tree then go ahead for a further 2k and turn right.

Sunday's HH3 run is also being set by Sex Printer and the map below is self explanatory... Ok, from Songkhla get to Wat Keow Kloy (OHR, 4.6k, left 8k) and turn right into Poonakan for 5.5k then turn left for 1.5k to the run site on the right at  7.000105° 100.543971°. From Hatyai the 5.5k turn is on the right just after Wat Tung Ngai.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Hill? What hill?

As can be seen from the picture above, there was a small hill in yesterday's run which apparently rendered much of the pack a little breathless and resulted in Little Tool abandoning the run at the beer stop.

There was also a small problem on the short run, with most of the pack failing to find the squared paper from their one check, which had not been properly broken by the front runners, and they instead blundered the wrong way onto the long run. But then to their credit they found a good route home albeit about 2k longer than the one the hare intended.

Meanwhile back at the beer stop, the two short runners who had found the right route were asked to take 'Nana' (Chihiro's youngest) back to the runsite and All Black thus ended up with a 17kg 'elephant' on her shoulders for the remainder of the run, about which she was later perceived to be not best pleased. They departed marginally before the long run arrived in exactly an hour and having manfully disposed of the beer, departed for home, minus Little Tool.

With only a fairly simple F to break about 200m from the runsite, they should have all been back there  by the time the beer-stop decided to leave its post on the assumption that the rest of the short cut had short run home (or should that be the other way round?) since with Only a Yolk, who has been known to take the odd short cut, among their number, there seemed to be every chance that they were already back at the runsite. But at the scene of the last F, Egghead and Little Tool found everyone, including the missing short runners milling around completely confused as to which way the paper went, with the result that virtually the whole hash arrived back at the run site within a couple of minutes.

For the record the long run was 7.7k including all the Fs and Xs and got up to 204m with a total ascent of 390 m for anyone who was unlucky enough to find Fs 3 and 4 both of which involved abortive descents. The short run was 4.2 k with the Fs it included, but the valiant long cutters racked up 5.8k and will, it is hoped, be setting that as a long run sometime in the future!

A bunch of dicks!

Today's HH3 run, literally translated is being set by five dicks, headed by Sex of the Man (appropriately) and including Nong Gop, Beanie and Sound Chef plus whatever-the-name-of-the-guy-who-was-named-last-week-was. The runsite can be reached by turning left at the Nam Noi traffic lights (if coming from Songkhla or right from Hatyai) for about 4k then right at the hash sign for about a kilometer. Other routes are possible, and if you are coming from the Tha Kham direction you should look for the hash sign/turning on the left after about 3k. Anyone coming from Poonakan should take the Tung Nai-Pru Toh road over the hill then turn right at Wat Pru Toh for 500m then right for 1k,

News of yesterday's run follows...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Two runs and a ....

This Saturday's SH3 run is being set from the football field at Ban Sai Kao, details of which are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1935, Saturday August 4th, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and miscellaneous doggies
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection, take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right just before Wat Kun Thong. Go 3.5k to the big tree then turn left just beyond it for 150m, then go straight ahead as the road bends to the right and go ahead for a further 800m to the run site on the (grass) football field. From Hatyai, the big tree is 6k east of Ban Tha Kham and the turning is on the right.

Sunday's HH3 run does not seem to have been announced yet so details will have to be added later. But before all that, on Friday night, 3rd August, there will be the first quiz night of this year at the Office Bar  The last one was in November last year but a lot has happened since then and it is not exaggerating to say that its return has taken a lot of effort - not least by tomorrow night's quiz master formerly-big-but-now just-big-hearted Alex. Who knows and more to the point, who cares what the hash team did last time! The point is that we can do it all again and better tomorrow night! So please make an effort and come along and support Alex and Eric and Carsten who have made this happen. The quiz starts at 8:00 p.m. and for those who don't know, the office bar is in Sadao road at the top end of Songkhla.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

HH3 today

Today's HH3 runsite is near the football field at Kuanjong. From Poonakan Rd take the Ban Nai Lai road (from Wat Keow Kloy, 7.5 k on the left, from the junction with Kanjanawanit road, 3.5k on the right) for 3.4k and turn left for 100 meters to the runsite at 6.974846° 100.520865°. The hare is Sex Au Au.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Total eclipse of the hash

The next full moon hash run will take place tomorrow evening to coincide with the total lunar eclipse which will happen in the early hours of Saturday morning, so there will be a camp-out after the run. That will then be followed in a slightly different location by the SH3 run, assuming that the hare can stay awake long enough to set it!
Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run # 142, Friday, July 27, 2016. 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Sex Star
Misdirections: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right at Wat Keow Kloy into 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°.
The usual full moon stuff mostly applies although there will be no beer on sale (except at the 7-11 down the road!) . There will be a modest amount of sponsored beer, but the suggestion is to bring what you think you will drink as that way there will probably be enough beer to accommodate what you actually drink! Food is also on a contributory basis so please try not to come empty handed. If you are going to camp at the run site then a tent and sleeping bag are advisable and if you are old and have a bad back then an air mattress would help! And don't forget to bring a hand light if you intend to do the run

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1934
Hares:Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right at Wat Keow Kloy into Poonakan for 1.2k and turn laft for 500m to the run site on the left at 7.018995° 100.568821°. From the PSU end of Poonakan the turning is 9.8k on the right. Usual SH3 stuff applies, i.e. please come along and support the hares who by the time the run takes place will have been sporadically involved in laying the run for about 30 hours, one way or another!

Finally, HH3's details will have to be added later as they haven't been announced yet but the run should feature a visit from SH3's Whoremonger and Low Call Girl who will be in town to talk about the 9-11 train rumble run (and no jokes about disasters please!)

Sunday, July 22, 2018

The short long run was just 6.4kms, including the 4 false trails, which were 300 sticky feet long, or in human terms, just under 100m long. The even shorter, short run was even shorter at 3.1kms long, although it did include the only "real" hill on the run. Overall though the long run ascended 247m while the short run had a total of 133m ascent.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Oscars Bar 4th anniversary party

Party! Party! Party! Tonight (Friday July 20) starting at 6:00 p.m., Oscars Bar 4th anniversary party. Free food, draft Chang with special prices on jugs! Wear yellow and green if you're in the mood!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

1300th birthday run!

No, don't worry, you haven't been asleep for 1200 years, nor has Sex Sprinter been over-optimistically printing T shirts again, but Saturday's SH3 run is a birthday run and it is also a 1300th run, though the two people who are celebrating these happy occasions  are not the same. The birthday boy is Yardstick who is also one of the hares and the 1300th run is that of Stick Insect who may or may not actually be fit enough to run it although he will definitely be in attendance.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1933, Saturday, July 21st 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and All Black.
Misdirections (per the hare) If coming from Songkhla, proceed to the traffic lights at Ang Thong (NYR / OYR intersection). From the traffic lights proceed south on the Old Yala Road (OYR) for 8.3kms then turn right. (19.1kms from Samrong Junction).
Note: New concrete culverts have been built alongside the OYR near the turnoff, and it can be difficult to discern which road to take. In the photo a motorbike is exiting the road you need to take. If traffic is heavy on OYR it would be more prudent to do a “U” turn past the mosque and come back and find the correct turnoff.
From OYR, proceed 2.7kms along the concrete road through the village following hash signs, then turn right and proceed for 500m to the runsite.  (7° 00.627'N 100° 38.582'E)
If coming from Hatyai, proceed along the New Chana Road for 20.6kms from the overpass on the Sadao road, or 7.8kms from the Phichit Road junction. Turn left at the Hash sign for 2.8kms along the concrete road, then turn left and proceed for 500m to the runsite.
Note: From Hatyai it would be a better option to take the Chana Road, either via the Khlong Wa intersection (overpass), or Ban Phichit, and avoid going through Chanong village.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Kapook and his mates who set the run 3 weeks ago which resulted in your humble scribe cracking his ribs. But we'll forgive them (as they weren't responsible anyway!) and let them have another go. At the time of writing the run site has not been announced so will be added later.