Thursday, October 27, 2011

Is that a hare in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

Would you trust this man with your daughter? More to the point would you trust him with a bag of shreddy and a compass?
Too late! we're committed: Saturday's run details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run 1586: Saturday, October 29th 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Kii Leum
Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection, take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right. Follow the road for 3.5k to the big tree and turn left, then go ahead for about 1k to the run site on the football field behind Sai Kao village.

Sunday's HH3 run is the celebration of their 555th run and will take place in the big sala behind the CP Factory just off the old Hatyai road (6.5k from the Ko Yo intersection, turn right go 1 k). Special conditions will undoubtedly apply to the run which Sex Printer should be able to throw some light on come the circle on Saturday.

P.S. For those of us who have forgotten, this is the start of the winter so SH3 are now reverting to a 4:00 p.m. start. That's likely to slip a bit this week, but if you're name is G** Y** and you are inclined to get there at the last minute, just remember that the last minute is now 4:01, not 4:31!

Birthday pix: Part III

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

The 30th birthday run

Here it is (click to embiggen): just under 7km from the A site to the B site (the "medium" run), just over 3km from the B site to the C site ("short" run), and around 10km for the whole thing.

The first back -- the triumphant elite runners you see directly below this -- started arriving at the B site at 1:07. The last ones never did make it. They were rescued by Egghead and ended up in the dark another kilometer or so east on the Baan Daan school road, where I met them in the Stickmobile. They refused my offer of a ride so that they could take the beer truck instead. I was deeply hurt, but I do understand.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The morning after

The front-runners at the beer stop: 30 years of evolution produces this? (Click to see it really big!)

Well, the consensus seemed to be a pretty decent run (custom designed by Egghead, laid by Stick Insect and me) and a hugely successful party. At least we didn't lose anyone during either event, and not for lack of trying. Full photo coverage coming soon!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

SH3 30th birthday run and party

Against all the odds SH3's 30th birthday celebrations seem to be all set to spring fully formed into life and with over 100 people already registered for the event, If you still haven't reserved your place, you need to get in touch with a responsible person ... but no suggestions from this end as to where one might locate such a rara avis.
For those who don't know, the fun will kick off an hour early with transport for both the long and short runs leaving the Tung Jaeng Restaurant (New Yala Road, 9k, on the right) at 3:30 p.m. For that reason the beer truck will depart from the Hot Bread Shop at 2:30 p.m.
There will in fact be three runs, a long, a medium and a short. The long and medium runs will differ by the whole of the short run, so medium runners will be able to bale out at the beginning of the short run and get a lift back to the party. Long runners will be offered light refreshments at the mid-point and then invited to get their asses back on the trail so as to be back in time for the circle at 6:00 p.m. The light refreshment truck will remain on hand until all the long and medium runners have been accounted for and will forcibly detain anyone arriving after 5:30 who would be unlikely to make it before dark.
The party itself is expected to kick off with dinner at 7:00 p.m. with the entertainment kicking in at 8:00 p.m. Acts currently confirmed include the Victory Quintet and Pussy Gallorrrious. Meeeow!

Thanks are due to our beer sponsors who though anonymous as befits their selflessness, shall be recorded in full on the T shirt. The count currently stands at 17 cases with the odd vat of boozo del plonko thrown in by Useless Whitney and perhaps Full Moon H3 as well if she who must be obeyed is in a generous mood.

For the record, named SH3 and HH3 runners are still only being charged 300 Baht and guests 500 Baht with kids of all persuasions at 200 Baht. The price includes everything on offer: run(s), beer, dinner, more beer, entertainment, more beer and a T shirt.
Last word:
Don't be late!

And as if all that isn't enough, if you're jaded with the rugby and the prospect of all those bloody Kiwis being able to gloat at us lesser mortals, why not come along to HH3 on Sunday whose run will be graced by those bits of Batu H3 who haven't discovered that Saturday's exertions have left them in need of a relaxing rub down. The run is being set by... Moo Sahb... Hmmmmmm! and the run site is on the football pitch 4.5k down Poonakan past Wat Keow Kloy. The run starts at 4:30.

Friday, October 14, 2011

This weekend's cows

Tomorrow's (25th October 2011: 4:30 p.m.) SH3 details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1584
Hare: Gan Yao
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 9.9k. Turn left and go right after 100 meters then left after another 100 meters and follow the road for about 2k to the run site near where the hare's pick-up will be parked.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Printer and Toy Boy and the run site is adjacent to the Sai Kao Resort (From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 6k, then left for 4k and look for a sign)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The eternal search for hash immortality or Kii Leum looses the bonds which anchor the moon and stands impassive as it drifts eastwards

and if you think that's surreal.....
So the upshot of all this post-modernist rambling is that Kii Leum will join the pantheon of knucklehead's who have nothing better to do than set two runs in a row for two different hashes, but somewhere in the process the intended run site for tomorrow's (Wednesday 12th October) has been switched from the West side of the New Yala road to the East side and will now be located firmly at Prem's Place (from the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 800 meters and turn left for about 1k to the run site wherever the hare fancies locating it).

Semi usual stuff applies: Bring a hand/head light if you intend to run and bring some beer if you feel that way inclined ('cos in all probability there will be no full moon ale on sale this month) and contributions of food will be welcomed. The fun will kick off at 7:00 p.m. and the run will start a bit later in all probability (but don't count on it because Kii Leum's Teutonic ancestry may assert itself and dictate a prompt departure.)

Next weeks SH3 run will now be set by Gan Yao and details of the run site are anxiously awaited. Further announcements will follow....

But this is probably a good opportunity to remind all our readers that the following Saturday (October 22nd) will be the 30th birthday of Songkhla Hash and the occasion will be celebrated in style with a classic A-B run, followed by a traditional southern Thai feast and a night of tastefully decadent entertainment at the Tung Jaeng Restaurant at the top end of the new Yala road. The occasion will also be marked by a T shirt and as much beer as you can drink before the sponsored stuff runs out, which eventuality could be staved off by further pledges of beer from our generous sponsors of whom YOU could be the next! All this for a measly 300 Baht for named runners and 500 Baht for newbies and guests. Bookings and pledges alike will be accepted throughout this week at tomorrow's Full Moon H3 run, Saturday's SH3 run and at HH3's run on Sunday. ALL ARE WELCOME!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Run my cattle

Your worst nightmares are realized this weekend as Kii Leum, lately returned from the low country and happily now free of all bodily impediments notable hemorrhoids and dental plaque, and with his cavities well and truly filled, takes up the cattle prod and bids us get ourselves moving in a trail-wardly direction.
Details are:
SH3 run #1582, Saturday October 8th 2011, 4:30 p.m.
Hares Kii Leum and "Sean"
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 3k and turn left into the run site in the quarry.

HH3 on Sunday is being set by Nicheow and Pii Laer (??) and the run site is about 5k down Poonakan from Wat Keow Kloy on the left (from the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right for 5k)