Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Relay hare run #5

...lithe young athletes passing on the baton.... or in our case live late middle aged hashletes passing on the GPS. But as our guru pointed out after the last one, the relay hare runs have been a welcome addition to our repertoire and this week's will take place in one of our favorite areas.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1694, Saturday 30th November, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
The first hare will be selected by lot from the throng assembled at 3:59 p.m. and will depart immediately. The pack will leave up to 10 minutes later depending on who the hare is!
Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection take the old Yala road for 8k and turn right before Ban Dan School then go about 1.5k to the runsite on the (?) left.
Sunday's HH3 run (December 1st, 4:00 p.m.) will be from Sala Hin Kliang: from the Ko Yo Intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.6k and turn left. Go 6k and turn left again, then go 1.5k and turn right for 500 meters. (If you are coming from Hatyai take a right at the Nam Noi traffic lights and go about 8.5k then turn right for 500m). The hares are Moo Sahb and Full Moon with Kai Jeow likely to join the team either as a hare or as techie.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Blood and guts

So this was the hare who survived yesterday's run intact . . .

And this was the one who didn't . . .

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kii Leum attacked by tree as Sex Super-Sprinter takes checks two-at-a-time

Ok, so we're working on the headline but you get the gist. Originally billed as being 9.5k, run #1693 turned out to be ONLY 6k and given that at the extreme end of the run Sex Super-Sprinter managed to cut across the 80 meters or so between the tracks (in green) and cut out a loop, a check and an F into the bargain, it was probably nearer 5.5k in the end. Not that anyone was complaining as SSS, and HH3 visitors, Tsunami, Sex of the Man and Sex something or other lead for most of the way round with SH3 perenial FRB's Beavershot, and Stick Insect barely managing to cling on, such was the pace. Somewhere towards the end of the run as he sheperded his flock home, hare, Kii Leum's head met a tree in none too friendly circumstances and he had to be lead back to the runsite by Kee Ling. As the storm clouds gathered, the GM was panicked into holding a swift circle before the food had been cleared and as the rain fell another circle devolved into obscurity. But a great run which despite SSS's new found ability to crack checks two at a time managed to keep the pack pretty much together. The short run (in blue) was also widely appreciated.
Next week looks like being another relay hare run unless anyone steps up to volunteer. Any suggestions for a venue?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Now where was that runsite again, again.

This week's SH3 (run #1693) hares, Kii Leum and Buck are currently incommunicado, which is good news as it probably means that with the rain having let up for the first time since the full moon run, they have been able to go out for a recce.
So all being well, this Saturday (23rd November 2013we will,  be paying a swift return to the runsite that we had such a lot of trouble getting back to a month or so ago, which can be reached:

From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.6k  and turn left for 10.7k  (2.9k past Wat Khao Kloi) and turn left for 2.9k going about 500m beyond the end of the bitumen to the runsite. 

HH3 will be returning to Poonakan again this Sunday (24th November 2013). The run site is near Rong Rien Tungnai: look for a sign about 5.5k beyond Wat Khao Kloi on the right. The hares are Robocop and Sex Racing.

Upcoming attraction: as shown above, the Hatyai 666 run will be an outstation run in Phattalung on the weekend of the 14th and 15th December. If there is sufficient interest at SH3 we will probably cancel our run that weekend in favour of the HH3 event which will include a car rally and a run on Saturday with a party in the evening and Kayaking on Sunday morning. The price is 250 Baht (kids, 150 Baht) or 850 Baht for guests and returners. The price includes basic (i.e. shared) accommodation - anyone wanting an individual room can get one at a resort close to the venue but at their own cost, or take a tent!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Superbra-off Man and the attack of the giant leeches

Full moon 104: 5.4k without the checks about 6k with. Set in glorious sunshine which then gave way to a deluge that reduced the paper to a soggy mess, then let up sufficiently for the run to happen in conditions ranging from light drizzle to damp air.  The short run of about 2.5k was declared too short by newly-named Leaking Dear and Luk Long/Mucky Pup who set off in search of the in trail on the long run. They ambushed the pack about 500 meters from the end and everybody then caught up with the remains of the short run, Only a Yolk and Handjob. Gan Yao wandered in shortly afterwards. Thus the whole pack, very few of whom had actually done the same run miraculously arrived home within an envelope of about 2 minutes.

Tung Nallee provided the venue for the aprรจs run food and beer, lending us 4 karaoke maidens, and a fifth who sat in the corner with her smart phone and repulsed even Superbra-off Man's best effort at chatting her up. Others were not so immune and Sb-o Man (I get my kicks above the belt!) was later observed emerging from the back room with the most obviously gifted maiden in tow adjusting the upper half of her clothing. Mucky Pup sensing that the maidens were likely to be otherwise engaged took over the duties of beer distribution and proved remarkably efficient at accelerating the consumption rate. Meanwhile Peppered Pussy entertained us with various tuneless renditions, as the vernacular contingent declined to have fun and sat stoically outside refusing to stretch their tonsils, then abruptly departed when the food had all been eaten. PP then took umbrage and left with Mummy in the Egg-truck leaving Egghead to uphold the family honour (well, with only 200 Baht what else could he do?) Sensing the return of the rain, he walked home shortly afterwards to discover that he had been subjected to a vicious tak-attack which had left his foot a bloody mess. Others remained to entertain the karaoke maidens. Superbra-off Man and Kii Leum were noted to be dancing with them. Sadly, it seems, no one was around to capture the tender moment.

Many thanks to the ladies who provided some great food: Handjob, Superpig, City Tits and of course Only a Yolk. All in all the venture was not the success it could have been and that may cloud the possibility of repeating the attempt at melding Thai culture with nocturnal hashing. It seemed like a marriage made in heaven, but the best laid plans etc.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Full Moon 104

It was only a matter of time!
Tuesday's Full Moon run will mark the failure of any attempt at keeping up a modicum of good taste, when we give in and hold the run from a karaoke bar. The location is Tung Nallee (as in Ned Nallee - Girl Guides) which is adjacent to Wat Borogam. Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers, run #104, Tuesday, November 19th, 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Kai Jeow
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left then go 5k to the run site on the left, just before the entrance to Borogam village.
The bar will be offering Beer Leo at 80 Baht for a big bottle so to support them, Full Moon Special Brew will not be on sale. But contributions of food would be very very welcome. The karaoke costs 10 Baht a song; girl-guidance may be extra and negotiable depending on its nature; a handlight may be advisable, particularly if you intend to join either the short or long runs.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Superpig's Mum's funeral today (Thursday) at Wat Ko Sua (see map below) commencing at about 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Guess who this week's run is being set by?
Not Gan Yao and Kii Leum, who have magnanimously stepped aside in order that Buck and Wi Wi can entertain us not a million miles from where we were last week. Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1692, Saturday November 16th 2013, 4:00 p.m. (and we might mean it this week!)
Hares: Buck and Wi Wi
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 6k and turn right, then go 1k to the runsite, following the road as it bends round to the right. (Anyone coming from Hatyai can get to the same location by turning right at the Kuan Hin traffic lights and going 4k, then going straight ahead as the road bends sharply to the right. The run site will be about 500 meters ahead.)
It seems likely that this week's Hatyai H3 run will be from the location of last week's cancelled run, but the word is that Gan Yao, by turning up and managing to follow the run in his truck, has happily prevented a repetition of the climb up the road, in favor of a kinder gentler more considerate route. Any update will be notified but otherwise expect the run site to be about 7k down Poonakan on the right.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Superpig's mum

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Superpig's mum's funeral will be on Thursday, 14th November at Wat Ko Sua  in Hatyai, which is between Nipatsongkraw 2 and Nipatsongkraw 4, close to Sikarin Hatyai Hospital (see map above). Hatyai H3 will sponsor the prayers this evening (Monday) and it has been suggested that Songkhla H3 members who want to help Nok and Jim should do so on Tuesday evening (12th November). The ceremonies on both evenings will start at around 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

1691: the run

Completed at a blistering pace, the 6k'ish long run took the front runners only about 43 minutes to complete a more accurate timing being unavailable as Sex Printer (who provides the time information), in his continuing quest to never run on paper, came in the long way round a few minutes after the front of the pack. The 6th F proved to be the only delaying factor and then not for the front runners, but for the final group who, finding a bunch of alcohol-imbibing yokels occupying the F, asked for and were provided with  misleading advice about the way home. But everyone made it under their own steam eventually with wunderkind, Knettergek failing to repeat his spectacular performance on his last party run, and having to be coaxed in by Daddy, Kii Leum.
 The short run was about 2.5k - short enough that even Peppered Pussy and her gang of mates from the village completed it in about 30 minutes.

Today's HH3 run cancelled

For anyone who has not already been told, today's (10th November 2013) HH3 run has been cancelled following the death of Superpig/Budokan's mother. There will be a gathering later today to pay respects. The venue and time will be added to this post when known.

A few birthday pix

Our hosts

Youngest of the birthday threesome

Two old friends we wish would come more often: Wiwi and Beer Keg

Buck makes a return from the frozen north

Female bonding (and there was plenty of that)

Just before the kissing started . . . .

Even Beer Truck Driver helps out with the beer drinking

Sex Black Man is now Bua Khaao (White Lotus)

Cakes and ales, beer and birthdays

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Updating R2D2

This week's SH3 run is a triple-birthday run including the celebration of R2D2's 60th. The venue is Egg Towers as the other two birthday people are Egghead and Peppered Pussy.
Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1691, Saturday, 9th November 2013 4:00 p.m.
Hares: R2D2 and Egghead 
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left for 5.2k, then go right through the temple arch at Borogam. Go ahead for 200 meters then take the right turn (keeping the wat on your left) for 500 meters turning left for 50 meters at the T junction at the end. Parking is, as usual, up the first track on the right.

N.B. Both the long and short runs will be A to B, and the transport to the A sites will leave at 4:00 p.m. so please don't be late.

There will also be a party following the circle, for which although OaY will be providing food for the masses and the hares will be providing some beer, contributions of food and beer or other intoxicants would be most gratefully received!

Hatyai H3's details are still awaited and will be appended here as soon as received.

Sunday, November 3, 2013