Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wanna party?

You wanna party? OK, we have party!

This weekend, SH3/HFMH3/HH3 present 48 hours of mildly manic activity. Kicking off on Friday evening with an international blow-out evening in Hatyai, those with a strong stomach should assemble at 6:00 p.m. at the new Gap's Garten, which for those who don't know about it is the German restaurant which used to be up by the klong in Juttee but which has now moved to a new location immediately adjacent to the Chao Phraya dodgy massage joint (helpful map below).
 If you are coming from Songkhla, take the old road past Tesco and turn right at the next set of traffic lights. Go about 500 meters through another set of lights and past the Chao Phraya then turn left by a sign saying Daza Pub and look for the restaurant on the left. Once we've eaten our fill, the intention is then to adjourn to the new Irish pub which is somewhere near the Odean Shopping Center and is run by sometime SH3 hasher, Yen Gon. After that....

To expend all the excess calories from Friday night, on Saturday, there will be both an SH3 run and a full moon run with a camp-out to follow. Directions for the SH3 run are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1651, Saturday, January 26th, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and depleted canine chums
Misdirections: from the Kao Saeng intersection, take the old Yala road for 8k and turn right before Ban Dan School. Follow the road for 1.3k to the rubber sala. From that point, cars with low ground clearance or driven by people with a low tolerance of potholes should go another 700 meters up the road and park in the rubber on either side where indicated, then walk for about 100 meters to the right, following paper to the run site. 4-wheel drive vehicles can turn right before the rubber sala and follow the rather bumpy track for 900 meters, then turn left into the run site through the gates (which should be open!)

The full moon run will follow the SH3 circle at approximately 6:30 p.m. The run fee will be 200 Baht to include copious food and beer, or 100 Baht for non-beer drinkers. Children will probably be free. The hare is Kai Jeow, and the run will not be over demanding! Bring a hand light if you intend to run or stay after dark as there is no electricity at the run site. Contributions of food are always welcome, but probably unnecessary. Beer will be available in large quantities but any other alcohol may help those inclined to overindulgence to do justice to their predilections (ok, get pissed).

For those intending to stay overnight, a tent and other camping gear would be advisable, although there is some rudimentary communal accommodation available inside the house at the run site. However to get to sleep comfortably there, you will need an air mattress or a very thick skin, or be very overindulged!

Sunday's (January 27th) HH3 run is out near Nam Om, on the highway between Chana and the airport. The easy way is to take the old Hatyai road all the way past Macro then turn left at the big intersection for about 2k and do a U turn near the Choti Lot factory. The run site is then on the left in the big quarry. The hare is believed to be Sex Star. A map will be posted when it arrives.

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