Sunday, October 16, 2016

Twisted long & simple short

The long run (in green) measured about 7.5km including false trails and checkbacks (3 of which you can see here at the first check). Total ascent was roughly 350m. First runners back in 1:09. The short run (in red) was about 4.5km.
Despite my best efforts to lay a run which wouldn't lose anyone, a late-arriving Khan Khai and two friends made the mistake of asking All Black which paper to follow for the short run. It is unclear whether AB answered incorrectly or if there was just some kind of communication problem, but in any case the latecomers went in search of squares, which were in fact the long run. So they ended up out in the dark for a bit, until sensibly they just turned around and came back the way they'd gone out. The lesson here is that if you don't hear the hare himself say it, there's no assurance you're going to be on the right paper.

Anyhow it was a fine turnout of 50+ runners, and both the runs and the Isaan food, including som tam prepared on the spot by Temporary Relief and Handjob, got good reviews. Evidently the true hardcore eater/drinkers carried on to Thung Jaeng.


  1. That'll teach them to follow the usually-designated short-run paper.

    Any directions to today's runsite or is it a secret?

  2. No we did the whole run, the result was a fractured wrist!