With a number of regular runners otherwise engaged this weekend and a semi-official HH3 trip to Sarat Buri taking place, this seems like an ideal time to have another try at something a bit different - a relay hare run. OK, so the last time we tried it back at our birthday run 3 years ago, it didn't work too well, but with a smaller pack and a friendlier piece of country, it's worth another shot.
So, the idea is that the runners present will draw lots and the winner will get a bag of paper and a GPS and will set off from the run site with a start of 10 minutes. The hare can set one normal check, but at their second check, they don't lay any more paper, but hide, and the check is broken when they are found.
The person doing the finding then becomes the hare, takes over the paper and the GPS and sets off with 5 minutes start. Each succeeding hare gets 2 checks before hiding and giving up the bag of paper unless they get caught in which case they give up the paper immediately.
Hopefully everyone knows how to read the GPS which will be automatically programmed to show the direction back to the run site . The 5 minute breaks between hares should allow both our normal long and short runners to take part and be involved and the idea will be to keep the run within reasonable bounds while allowing 4 or 5 different people to act as hare.
If you are in town please come along and give it a try as if this works it could be something we can do from time to time to liven up the proceedings as well as reducing the strain on the hareline!
The run details are :SH3 run #1636, Saturday October 13th, 2012
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left for 6k, then right for about 300 meters and follow paper/signs to the run site.
No details at present of the HH3 run this weekend, but they will be posted/sent on later.