Yes, it's October again and as I'm sure you all know, tomorrow, 26th October is SH3's birthday, and Saturday's run will be a special celebration of our continued tenuous existence, against all odds, for another year, our 29th to be precise. So the misdirections for this week's run are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1534, Saturday October 30th 2010; 4:00 p.m. Hares: R2D2 and .... Misdirections: From the Ko Yo Intersection take the new Yala road for about 8.5k to the Tung Jaeng restaurant on the right hand side. Park considerately!
There will be a run or two, free beer before and during the circle (and for as long afterwards as the beer lasts) and the restaurant are laying in extra supplies of cheap beer for when ours runs out. So anyone who feels the need to offer some sponsorship for the event might want to chip in a bottle of wine. Then there will be the usual sumptuous Southern Thai style buffet dinner after the circle, and despite the games master's continued absence in Fort Worth, some light entertainment to follow including some modest, low volume Karaoke for those who are of a mind to sing.
Everyone is very welcome. For active runners and recently lapsed returnees with a reasonable excuse, the price will be the usual 60 Baht. For genuine returning runners and guests the price will be 200 Baht. Kids will be 30 Baht as usual.
Now this is a biggie: IF YOU DIDN'T COME TO EITHER THE SONGKHLA OR HATYAI RUNS LAST WEEKEND (23/24TH OCTOBER) PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU INTEND TO COME TO THE SH3 BIRTHDAY RUN BY THURSDAY EVENING (28th OCTOBER) as we have to commit on numbers to the restaurant on Friday morning. Either e mail to email@example.com or phone R2D2 (081 9908482) Only A Yolk (089 6542351) or Egghead (081 9691227). Ta!
Sunday's Hatyai run (October 31st: 4:00 p.m.) is being set by Off T and the run site is likely to be from about 13k down the old Hatyai road on the left hand side.
Viewed this way (click to see it BIG) it almost seems to make sense. Believe me, at the time it didn't. Anyhow, full credit to The Pussies for another inimitable test of our manhood. We asked for it . . . and we got it!
First up there is a Full Moon H3 run this week on Wednesday 20th October, 7:00 p.m. the details of which are:
HFMH3 Run #72 Hares: Sex Printer and Toy Boy Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left for 6.5k then left for 500 meters to the run site by the water tower. Usual stuff applies: bring a handlight, some food if you feel like it and some beer if you want, or buy Full Moon Ale at 100 Baht for 3 cans from our slightly limited supply as the GM'ette is currently away in Bangkok and may not be back in time to purchase a top-up.
Saturday's SH3 run details look like being:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run # 1533, Saturday 23rd October 2010 4:00 p.m. Hares from: Crackwurst, Ram It In, Only a Yolk, Meals on Wheels, Temporary Relief; miscellaneous doggies and husbands. Misdirections: Take the new Hatyai road for about 7k and start looking for the hash sign on the left before the True Moves Tower. Follow paper to the run site.
Sunday's HH3 run (#502, 24th October 2010) will be set by Kai Jeow. The run site is on the New Yala Road on the left at about 3.5k. Run starts at 4:00 p.m. (or it better do if you want to get back before it goes dark!)
Well! What more can one add to those crisply concise misdirections (below - well below that awful picture anyway), other than that it can't possibly be as complicated as it seems and no doubt the huge number of hash signs that will be strategically placed by the hares will make it all seem like childsplay.
The rest of the official misdirections will read: SH3 run #1532, October 16th 2010; 4:00 p.m. Hares: Beavershot and Handjob (if she doesn't get lost on the way) Misdirections: ..... etc.
Sunday's HH3 run seems likely to be a further Sex Printer-Buk Toy joint venture and the run site is advised as being at the same place that last weeks run started. This presumably refers to where we started running rather than the resort where we all got onto the truck, in which case the misdirections will be: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left. Go 11k and turn left; bear left after 400 meters and go about 2k until you see the hash sign. On! On!
P.S. in case you're wondering about the photograph above, it's just to get that dreadful picture of the appalling torture being inflicted on that dear little girl below, (did anyone else notice the tear in her eye and wonder what it is that gets into people when they get a camera into their hands and inspires them to create such sordid images?) off the top of our nice family-hash blog. In case you're wondering, it's a place called Beaver Lake in Ashington North Carolina. Ironic eh?
. . . a "Piglet" model Infernal Restraint? Nah, probably not. But hopefully creating a similar sense of degradation, humiliation, and ecstasy through submission. And it will be shorter than our last two runs.
Run #1532 4 pm., Saturday, 16 October 2010 Hares: Beavershot & maybe Handjob Misdirections: Take Old Hatyai Rd. 10km to the Nam Noi traffic lights. Go left for 3.5km, then right for 3.4km. Runsite on the right.
--ALTERNATIVE MISDIRECTIONS FOR EGGHEAD ONLY --
Following the above misdirections, the runsite is 3.0km beyond the Thung Yai Aw Baw Taw. Alternatively, take Punnakan Rd. from Wat Khao Kloi for 4-5m, turn right on the Phru To-Thung Yai road, and go 700m to the runsite on the left. If coming from Hatyai (as some of the best people do), then take Punnakan Rd. for 5.7km, then go left 700m to the site. Or go by any route of your choice to coordinates N 07˚00.781 E 100˚32.404.
4 pm., right? That's half an hour before 4:30 pm. I know, there's not a chance in hell that the people who need to be reminded of this information (that means you, Knob Goblin!) will be reading this. But anyhow, for what it's worth, we run at 4 pm. today. And in fact from now until further notice, i.e. sometime in February. OK? Everyone on board? Please?
A missive from our daughter has arrived bearing tidings of great joy! For lo our little girl is all grown up and hits 500 on Sunday. But who are these strange green people? Are they aliens? Or does this represent some kind of social comment on how eco-friendly we are. And why do we have to pay for our kids if they are wearing T shirts? Can't they afford proper coyotes this year?
All will be revealed on Sunday; or it will be if they can afford coyotes; otherwise only the top half of the free children will be revealed.
Anyway, for the misdirectionally retentive, Sai Kow resort is: (From Songkhla) From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left. Go 6k and turn left at the crossroads then go about 5k to the resort on the left. (From Hatyai go to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn right then go 11k to the resort on the left.) Final word: Please note that the starting time is 3:30 p.m. (Weally weally!)
And while we are on the subject of times that are a'changin', this week's SH3 run will start at 4:00 p.m. as the decision was taken after last week's gentle monster to bring forward the date when we bring forward the time... etc.
So here are Saturday's facts and figures: Songkhla Hash House Harriers run # 1531, Saturday 9th October 2010: 4:00 p.m. Hares: Yardstick and Last Lover Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection take the old Yala road for 4.2k and turn right (immediately after the army base). Follow the road for about 1.5k to the run site behind the reservoir. See y'all there.
FOR SALE: Canon G9 high-end compact. You can look up the specs, but suffice to say that it has just about everything and takes great photos. Bought two years ago for around B20,000 and in excellent condition. Will sell for B7,000 and a cold beer. Contact Beavershot.
And who, a newcomer might ask, is this Adonis-like figure, just returned from setting a run among the clouds high above Nam Noi? A man we once barely trusted to lay any paper at all (though to be fair, he was assisted today by Sex Sprinter, who could set a good run in his sleep) . . . Knob Goblin.
It was one hour and fifty minutes of sheer hashing delight, at least according to Egghead. The rest of us were happy just to survive it.
This weeks SH3 run details are: SH3 run # 1530, Saturday October 2nd 2010; 4:30 p.m. Hares: Knob Gobling and SexSprinter (geddit? Huh?) Misdirections: from the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 9k to the run site on the right in the old quarry.
Sunday’s HH3 run is a Sexy Pig lay (Huh? Huh?) and the run site will be at or near the Or Bor Tor office at Pru Toh/Tung Yai ( from the Ko Yo intersection, take the old Hatyai road for 10k and turn left at the Nam Noi traffic lights. Go 3.5k ‘ish and turn right then go 500 meters and look for a sign, probably on the left at the Or Bor Tor office)
Friday evening: A birthday gathering for Ram It In, at the Hot Bread Shop. In case you haven't heard, it's our new Hash HQ, so come along and show your support by ordering huge amounts of food and beer.
Saturday afternoon: A run! No doubt real misdirections will appear in this space Really Soon Now, but we believe it's being set by Off T. Go 10km +/- 2km down the Old Hatyai Road and look for where the old gasoline/petrol/namman station used to be. If it's not there, that's the place!
Sunday afternoon: Another run, we think! In fact, probably Hatyai's 499th. Shrouded in secrecy, but it will happen!
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SH3 is a group of runners, walkers, beer drinkers, and picnickers based in Songkhla, Thailand. We run every Saturday at 4:30 pm. (4:00 p.m. in the wet season between November and February). We're a family hash and visitors are always welcome. For questions regarding transport etc. you can contact us via our Facebook page (Songkhla Hash House Harriers SH3) or call the Beer Butch at the number shown below.
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As the hashing center for Thailand's Deep South, the Songkhla region offers three different hashing experiences: Songkhla Hash, every Saturday; Hatyai Hash, every Sunday; and Hatyai Full Moon Hash, which runs the night of every full moon or thereabouts. Misdirections to each weekend's runs usually appear here by Thursday or so.