Sunday, February 18, 2018

Flat choice!

A creditable turnout yesterday in the absence of some but not all of the Thai persuasion, and bolstered by the return of Totally Inadequate and his son, Mot, who probably wasn't even walking the last time his dad ran with us! The hare took the one-run option to avoid having to go out and lay a short run (actually he forgot to bring the paper, so opted to sweep instead!) but in the event, all but one of the short runners made it round the whole run, which All Black measured at 5.1k, well before dusk. The exception was Only a Yolk, who based on local knowledge, walked up the road from the first 360, only to get led astray by the only X at the 4th 360, from which she rejoined the run via crawling under some barbed wire and discovering the remains of a  recently deceased leopard cat in the process. Meanwhile, Eightball and Totally Inadequate managed to finally annoy the tethered bull out on the rice paddies, enraged by the long runners, into freeing itself from its moorings, from where it made a vain attempt to skewer Chao Ngor who was unphazed by the experience and later went on to put her life at risk for a second time by climbing the tree at the run site bearing some inedible fruit which no doubt possessed important medicinal properties.

HH3 today? The best that can be said is: Dam! Pru Toh! Which probably means that going to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turning left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) then looking for a sign on the right after about 1.5k will probably get you in the right direction. The hare is Robocop so a map would probably not help!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gong Xi Fat Choice!

Our vernacular contingent are likely to be coming over all Chinese this weekend so there is some doubt about how many will be in a fit condition to run, and certainly on Saturday there are a number of significant absences to be expected. So all the more reason for those who do not claim some dim and distant connection to the middle kingdom to come to SH3 on Saturday and make the hare's efforts worthwhile-ish.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1912, Saturday February 17th 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Egghead
Misdirections: From the shattered remains of the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 5.3k and turn right into the road immediately before Coffee Chill to the run site at the T-junction about 100m down the hill past Coffee Chill at 7.092361°N 100.597899°E. From Hatyai, It is best not to come anywhere near the Ko Yo intersection but to turn right at the Kuan Hin traffic lights and go 4k then go straight ahead (i.e. left, as the road bends right). Go 1k then follow the hard top road left at the 4-way intersection for 500m and at the junction with the NYR, turn left for 1.6k and turn left immediately past Coffee Chill. If your hash name is Eightball and you are coming from the other side of the Ko Yo intersection - good luck! But we do hope you can make it.

Sunday's HH3 details are awaited which is shorthand for Robocop having to set another run at short notice as Sex Printer is apparently among those with unsuspected Chinese ancestry, so is likely to be unavailable! Details will be posted later in all the usual places.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The hare announces...









Songkhla Hash House Harriers. Saturday 10th February 2018. Time: 16:00. 
Run #: 1911
Hare: Gan Yao

Gan Yao's Amazing Scenic Extravaganza

 From the Ko Yoh Intersection: Take the old Hat Yai road for 4.7KM and 
turn left. Go 7.8 KM and just after the Wat Khao Kloi (50 MT after) take  the turn on the left. Drive through the village (there are lots of kids, please drive carefully)  and after 200 MT bear left over the small bridge. Follow the track and at the T junction turn right to runsite alongside the track.

Sunday's HH3 run is from the football field behind Ban Sai Kao  (7.033055°N 100.624710°E) and the hare is Kai Jeow. From Songkhla take the OYR for 16k to Wat Khun Thong and turn right then go 3.5k and turn left just after the big tree. Follow the road straight ahead for 800m to the run site. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for about 6.5k to the big tree and turn right etc.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sticky Stuff

Aaaah!

So the Sticky one is setting a run this week, and it's from the same run site near the water tower at Napong that he used the last time round but he promises that the wall of death won't be featured this week! Misdirections are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run# 1910, Saturday February 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Stick Insect
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights then go about 6.5k and turn left for 500m to the run site just beyond the water tower at 7.070652°N 100.611909°E. From Songkhla town  you can avoid the Ko Yo intersection by taking the old Yala road for 11k from the Kao Seng intersection and turning right by the beer shop (about 1k past the Angthong intersection) then go 2k, passing Wat Kao Lam in the process, then at the crossroads go right for about 2k and the turning to the run site will be on your right. From Hatyai, take the old road to Kuan Hin then turn right at the traffic lights for 6.5k, etc.

Sunday's HH3 run should  be from Super Pig's auxiliary residence near the former abattoir in Soi 10 at the PSU end of Poonakan (6.998133°N 100.515269°E) this week as long as the grass gets cut in time and no one else succumbs to the grim reaper! 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Movin' on up!

Sunday's HH3 runsite (repeat Sunday's HH3 runsite, NOT today's SH3 runsite) has moved up Poonakan by 5k or so to the football field at Tungnai as with the death during the week of Hennessy, No one has had time to mow the grass at Soi 10 which is apparently head-high!

Today's SH3 run site is still as posted below.
Be there!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

W(h)ither Songkhla?

With more departures of long-standing fixtures of the Songkhla social scene rumored this week there is a real end of an era feeling about the place at the moment and maybe SH3's current attendance problems are a reflection of that rather than anything else. But this Saturday with the run closer to Hatyai than Songkhla, we are being promised an influx of runners from HH3 to keep the old bull afloat for another week while our "regulars" continue to languish in foreign parts building lodges, earning money or just driving themselves to heart attacks. But it would nevertheless be highly appreciated if anyone who can, could please turn up this week, if for no other reason than to drink a few beers to try to make up for last week's beer-truck meltdown!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1909, Saturday January 27, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Innuendo and All Black
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 10.2k to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn right. After 1.1k follow the road through the market past Wat Nam Noi Nok and continue up the road for another 2.65k until you see an SH3 sign, then turn right and follow the road for 300m to the run site (coordinates 7° 05'19,30 N 100° 30'40,93 E). If you are coming from the New Hatyai road, the turning is 1.75k and is on the left.

Sunday's HH3 run will be at Super Pig's auxiliary residence near the former abattoir in Soi 10 at the PSU end of Poonakan (6.998133°N 100.515269°E). The hare is highly likely to be Robocop and/or Sex Printer as HH3 continues to suffer an acute hare shortage.

Meanwhile Friday should have been quiz night, but with Pubic Beard  still undergoing chemo (get well soon Eric!) and the Office Bar firmly shut since the staff walk-out after New Year, it looks as if that one is on ice pending better times. Shame 'cos the SH3 team were up for it with two of the three in-town members off the juice and at full intellectual strength. Let's hope for better things in February.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

How many trees died....

... to build this little lodge?

Beaver technology has clearly moved on somewhat from the olden days of logs and wattle but as the new beaver lodge takes shape in Isaan it's not just the forests that are dying.

SH3 is frankly on the brink as attendance slumped yesterday to a figure that would have shamed even the chronically under-supported Full Moon Hash. Ok, so the weather was crap and there were competing attractions, and a lot of people are not in town, but unless there is a swing away from the "I'll go next week" mentality that has crept into hashing in Songkhla  there is going to come a point at which it will no longer be possible to pretend that SH3 is viable. Matters are not helped by the sudden upswing in beer-aversion and that has another week to go before normality is resumed; but the beer truck was a needless luxury yesterday as a couple of 6-packs from 7-11 would have covered what was consumed.

But a good run yesterday with all 11 hounds, only 9 of whom were human, hitting one or other of the trails and only one of the two hares and the beer truck driver keeping guard at the run site. And most people went on-on to Thung Jaeng afterwards even if the karaoke machine was not called into use. But, as the lady said,"we can't go on like this"!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

On the road again










...as in the new Yala road, near the pig farm; the bit they don't use yet as they haven't worked out how to remove the top of the hill.

Ok, ok, so it ain't Willie Nelson but with the promise of dinner and karaoke at Thung Jaeng afterwards maybe this week we can get our numbers up above the magic 30 which we haven't reached so far this year.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1908, Saturday January 20th 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Sex Sprinter and friends
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 6.5k and cross the carriageway onto the unused section of road then follow it for 500m to the run site at the top of the hill (7.086898° N 100.610967°E). From Hatyai the suggested route is to take the old Hatyai road to the Kuan Hin traffic lights then turn right and go 4k, then follow the road straight ahead (i.e. left, as the road bends right). Go 1k then follow the hard top road left at the 4-way intersection for 500m and at the junction with the NYR, creep along the hard shoulder on the right for 50m onto the unused section.

Sunday's HH3 run is near Khun Thong: Take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong then go about 1.1k and turn right onto the track for 250m to the runsite in the quarry at  7.042535° N 100.646147°E. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and then head East to the big tree and go straight ahead for 2.5k, then left for 250m etc. The hare is rrrrrRooo.... you know!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Yes, this Sala!

This week's HH3 run really is at Sala Hin Kiang as shown in the map above. The hares seem to be largely composed of pussies and dogs, with participation from Sagai, Budokan and Eeyore as well as Sex Printer and Toy Boy who will no doubt be there giving a helping hand.
The run will start at or shortly after 4:00 p.m. or when you get there if you let us know you're coming.

Run 1907 Post Mortem

Another Sai Khao Resort run, which you would think had been done to death, but with thanks to rubber farmers & mother nature, the terrain here, and indeed most of our hashing areas, changes constantly, and what was once familiar becomes almost virginal again. A bit like our bar girls I’ve been told. Anyway back to statistics; the long run was logged at 8.4km including all false trails & checkbacks, but apart from Sex Sprinter, most of the smallish pack ran closer to 7.km, and a fairly moderate 220m of ascent.
Various connotations of a flat short, an interesting short & a medium run were available of 4.0 km, 4.0 km & 6.0 km lengths respectively, all revolving around the beerstop, which you would think would keep everyone happy. As it was, only the GM completed the medium run, and most of the short runners had to find their own way back to the runsite, due to the shreddy becoming increasingly harder to find after being severely water-logged . A giant umbrella may have helped even more in retrospect. Ah well, such is nature, it giveth & it taketh.