Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Monday, September 18, 2017

Easy does it.

1891 and the people who did it (below)
What a difference a week makes! An easy flat run which all of the GPS'ed hounds logged at less than 6k and a short run which the only wired runner logged at about 5k although he admits to some excessive checking at 360 4. The front runners made it in about an hour, some of the short runners took rather longer. But from last week's lowest turnout of the year, the attendance figure hit a comfortable 38 with 4 new runners all of whom did the long run and professed to enjoy it. So it's on on this week to the pussy birthday run. Can we break 40? That would be an achievement!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sunny side up!

As foreshadowed in last week's rant about low attendance, no one else has stepped up to set this week's run so Egghead has dipped into the special reserve bin and produced a run to suit all tastes. Details are: 

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1891, Saturday September 16th, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead etc.
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 11.8k and turn right (about 1k past the Ang Thong intersection) on the road heading for Wat Kao Lam. Follow the road across two crossroads for about 3.2k to the run site by the lake on the left at N7 03.032 E100 37.321. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head East toward Ban Sai Kao for about 5k, then turn left into the Kao Long turning and follow the road for about 600m, Bear right (away from Kao Long) through the village and follow the road for a further 900m to the run site on the right.

Sunday's HH3 run site is the football field in Poonakan, 4.5k down from Wat Keow Kloy on the left. The hares are Sex Printer Toy Boy and Sex Blackman. Map below.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The magnificent eighteen

Their names shall be carved on golden tablets at the great on on in the sky

Sunday, September 10, 2017

1890: Nice run in Sai Kao; not many people did it.

The conjunction of our three leading hares setting new personal records together was apparently not sufficiently earth-shattering to prevent most people finding better things to do yesterday afternoon, as attendance slumped to a new low of 18, including the beer truck driver and 3 dogs. The upshot was that only 4 hounds completed the long run under the watchful guidance of 3 of the hares, while everybody else bar the beer truck driver set out on the short run and one way or another made it to the beer stop (or didn't in Gan Yao's case) and thence home. The long run was about 6k without checks, a little over 7k with them. The most intrepid of the short runners did over 5k, while those who chose to follow Only a Yolk down the road to hitch a lift to the beer stop probably did about 4k.

Seriously though, we can't go on like this! It is not reasonable to expect that hares put in the not inconsiderable effort of setting runs of this quality (if I may be so bold to say so myself) if others then don't see fit to at least turn up and run them. We have a looming hare gap next weekend as no one has volunteered, and almost inevitably, barring a sudden outbreak of social mindedness, that will once again be filled by one or more of the Egg clan, which will make 3 runs in a row with that to follow on the 23rd likely to involve some Egginess as well if the putative Pussy run actually gets organized.

Unfortunately the recent experiments with one run for everybody do not seem to have found favor with our Thai runners who have largely stopped supporting us, and we also seem to have scared away some of our short runners as well, who find the extra challenge which recent runs have presented a bit too much - as witnessed by the fact that all but 3 opted for the ride to the beer stop rather than embarking on the second half of the run or even getting to the half way point at all!

I'm not sure where we go from here, but if it isn't up then the abyss beckons.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lucky's lament

Woof, woof, woof....It's a dog's life! Twice this week already, I've been woken from my aging slumbers and chained into the back of this bloody pick-up then dragged round some God-forsaken jungle by that cat-loving old geezer. And I wouldn't mind but if he'd have paid attention to where Hippo and I went on the first morning the second trip wouldn't have been necessary; but no, he has to go off and search by himself just because there's a few bushes in the way instead of cutting them down the first time! Men! I'll be glad when this 100 lay thing is over and then maybe he'll leave me in peace! Anyway, I suppose you all want to know where he'll be taking me on Saturday and where you'll be running later, so...woof woof woof!
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1890, Saturday, 9th September, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead, Only a Yolk, Harram and Ma Mick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala Road for 16k and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong for 3.5k, then turn left just after the big tree at Ban Sai Kao  and go 150m. Bear right with the road and follow  signs for 700m to a T junction. Turn right and follow the concrete road for 200m, then take the (3rd) turning on the right (also concrete) and follow it for about 1k to the runsite at N7 01.485 E100 37.169. If coming from Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for 5k then turn right before the big tree.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Sprinter and Sex Blackman and the location is as shown below
From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Hatyai road for about 8.5k and turn left before the True Moves tower. or go down the hill and turn after it for about 200m, then turn left and follow the track for about 400m to the run site.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


As the skies darkened over Songkhla last night, the hare took a brave decision to re-lay yesterday's Full Moon H3 run at the last minute to make sure that those who turned out got  what they came along for. With the storm at its height the pack, all seven of them, assembled at the runsite and were told about the change of plan with the new run being an A to B. Only 6 people managed to make it to the first F, Four-wheel having misunderstood the directions and gone home. But at the F there was the first installment of 'what they had come for', i.e. beer. and having just done the only running of the evening they were likely to do, from their cars to Coffee Chill, they were ready for some refreshment. Then after a brief stop to allow the rain to slacken off from suicidal to mildly dangerous they set off down the road, taking in the second F at Songklha Hospital and the run's only check at the entrance to Benjaporn, before arriving at the B site, handily placed in the hare's dining room. By this time, the pack, which at one stage had looked as if it might lurch from 6 to 8, shrank to 5 as the Egg women departed for home leaving the rest of the runners to tackle the food and the beer, which they didn't quite polish off so it (the beer at least) will be held on ice for a suitable occasion on Saturday.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Throbbin' Moon

Tonight's  full moon run is being set by SH3's very own Throbbin' Hood.
The details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #139, Tuesday September 5th, 2017: 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Throbbin' Hood
Misdirections: From Songkhla take the New Yala Road from the Ko Yo intersection (well, actually, turn left opposite Bangkok Bank before getting to the intersection, just as the traffic is directed into the outside lane by 7-11, then after about 400m at a T junction turn right for 100m, then left onto the new Yala road). Go 4.7k (or 4.2 k if you have turned before the intersection) and turn right. The run site is in the rubber on the left after 100m. (N 7.095953 E 100.596035)
From Hatyai, take the old Songkhla road and at the Kuan Hin traffic lights turn right. Go 3.2k (about 600m past Wat Hoi Khan) and turn left, then drive through the village for about 1k and turn right at the T junction then head towards the NYR for 600m. The run site is on the right.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Today's HH3 run

Today's HH3 runsite is somewhere on the road behind Nam Noi School. As far as is known the best way to reach it (from Songkhla) is to go to the Nam Noi traffic lights and do a U turn then come back about 370 meters and turn left up the track just before Nam Noi School. Then just drive along the track until you see signs of a runsite The hare is Robocop... Just sayin'.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

The eight-fold way

Here is today's track which seemed to fool most people even if they sensed that they were going back where they had already been, Highlight of the day was undoubtedly Harram sensing the call of duty, and abandoning co-hare Egghead, as he manipulated the paper to ensure that the erstwhile short runners did not over exert themselves, and sweeping the long runners round the top half of the figure eight.
The whole run including all the Fs and the one X was 8.6k, reducing to 7.3k without them. Without the top loop the (short) run reduced to about 4.8k but with the 3 F's on the bottom loop and the end of the smaller loop leading to the second F lopped off, it reduced to about 4k. The much reduced short run made the beer stop in about 40 minutes, then needed guidance to get home, with both All Black and McMucky getting comprehensively lost. The long run were at the beer stop in about an hour 10. Then it all fell apart with Little Woody being the first back at the run site and Jesus Nut arriving not far behind.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Just for you!

This week sees Egghead's second attempt at setting a one-run-fits-all run having weakened at the beer stop last time round and let the less ambitious take a short cut. So how can he set a 7k run for the long runners that will only have the short runners doing 4k or so? Come along and find out on Saturday!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1889, Saturday, September 2nd 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and that sneaky little bitch.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights then go 5.2k and turn left opposite the temple arch at Borogam then go 500m to the run site opposite the big sala at N7.074584 E100.606303. If you are coming from Hatyai, the Kuan Hin Traffic lights are about 6.4k beyond the Nam Noi traffic lights and the turning is right. (For anyone who doesn't know how to get to the run site from Songkhla without going  through the Ko Yo intersection, add a comment below and I will put those directions up as well!)

Hatyai H3's run on Sunday is in the capable hands of Sex Printer and the rather less reliable hands of Robocop, but details are not currently being released. No doubt they will be as soon as this post hits the blog and they will therefore be added later!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Here is the track for yesterday's HH3 run, For the benefit of the directionally challenged, the two roads in the area are also marked. SH3's (well, Egghead's) habitual runsite on the chicken farm road (rightmost) is at the point where the road crosses the long run (green) at 360 6,  the runsite which Shortscrew used for both SH3 and HH3 on the road going up the hill, is at the point where the long and short (blue) runs divided and the stool-chucking runsite is just below where the short run leaves that road. The runs were 6.5 and 4.5k without the F's and X's, 8.2 and 5.3 with them. This probably accounted for why it took the long run about 1hr 15mins to get to the beer stop where they lingered for about 20 minutes. The short run reached it in 45 minutes and moved on quickly, apart from Sex Teacher,who had already done the 10k in Songkhla that morning (along with Geng Curry, who is off the beer and had no reason to hang around) so was feeling the strain, which only 2 beers could relieve. The long run, had they ascended all the upward F's and X's would have taken in a total ascent of around 260m while the short run ascended 100m from the runsite to the 3rd check so must have done a bit more than that altogether. Luk Long lived up to his name and was the only person to become mislaid. In fairness that was because none of the other long runners had been considerate enough to break the 6th 360. Luk Long reached it but then for some reason decided to return to the previous check and was in the process of crossing into the next valley when rescued by the hare and had to be forced to accept a ride back to the beer stop from where he again lost the plot and ended up coming in to the run site from the wrong side. It's in the genes I tell you!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saturday, August 26, 2017

In the footsteps of Robocop

You ran clockwise from lower right, about 7.5km long with just 150m of ascent.The prize-winning false trail is at the upper right. The short-run shortcut cut right across the middle
Only a couple notable features on this one. Palm Job won the special prize for being first to the one and only false trail (vs. 11 360s). This earned him a liter can of Hefe-Weisse from Bavaria which he apparently didn't like because it wasn't as strong as Leo. What's wrong with these Germans anway?

And we lost Little Tool, though only temporarily. He claims the paper crossed itself. Er, what? Jesus Nut mounted a search and rescue mission, maybe because there was a big bowl of good vegetarian curry locked inside of LT's car.

And yes, I did steal bits of it from Robocop's run last Sunday, but only because I'd decided to run here before he laid his run. So really he stole it from me, just a week earlier in the time-space continuum.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Is this what Beaver has in mind?

Ok, so we're missing a tree or two but with Beaver's sudden and potentially destabilizing interest in academic research, he may just be about to conduct some ghastly experiment on us involving behaving like hamsters. Are we worried? Not so long as he can build a beer dispenser into the equipment!
Anyway, he is this week's SH3 hare and the run details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1888 Saturday, August 26, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hare Beavershot
Misdirections: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 10.9k then turn right (just before Wat Nern Pijit). Go 200m and bear right over a culvert then go another 500m and turn right to the run site in 200m. GPS:  6°59'53.57"N 100°34'34.19"E

Sunday's HH3 run is a Kai Jeow affair and providing tomorrow morning's recce doesn't reveal any last minute development work, the run site will be on the football pitch behind Ban Sai Kao (From the 'big tree' at Sai Kao, turn left (if coming from the old Yala road), or right (if coming from Tha Kham) and go 150m then go straight ahead as the road bears right. Follow the road through the village for about 1km and park considerately around the edge of the football pitch (in case the local lads have some footie organized for later.) GPS: N7 02.000 E100 37.495

Finally, tomorrow night the much reduced Hash team will be bravely trying to maintain their recent run of successes, at this month's quiz night at the Office Bar (Friday 25 August 2017, 8:00 p.m.. Do come along and help or hinder them in their endeavors if you can possibly manage it as a number of regulars apparently can't so the team can do with all the support it can get!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Beaver tree-felling: The true story

Now I enjoy a good beaver mishap photo or video as much as the next man, especially if he's Canadian. But The Online Scum's fact-checking department takes a more serious view.

What their research turned up was a remarkable academic paper entitled "Directional Tree Felling by Beavers (Castor canadensis)". You probably don't believe that, so here's a link.

Therefore, sadly, it appears that Mr. Yao's photo is Fake News. Beavers rule!
See?! Never underestimate a beaver!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Spaghetti Junction

This week's SH3 run will be on the hill near Songkhla's very own (under construction) Spaghetti Junction, just 14 km drive from downtown Sisuda Road. This turf has not been hashed for some time. The hares are presenting a beautiful run with no big hills, through gentle tracks and with spectacular views. The beer truck will provide transport from Hot Bread Shop departing at 3:30 p.m. 
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1887, Saturday, August 19, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Kevin and Stewart

a.k.a Little Tool and Trailer Trash 
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the New Yala Road for 800m. Turn left at the first hash sign where the Star Golf Driving Range used to be. Go 2.8 km up the hill (passing the Kanchanaphisek Songkhla National Library and the Home of Faith). Then turn left at the second hash sign onto a small cement road and go 250m to find the run site on the right at 7°07'06.1"N 100°36'05.8"E (7.118372, 100.601599) .

Is there a knight in shining armor out there to help a damsel in distress? 
Egghead won't be arriving at the run site until just before the run starts but has the beer from last week at home. Only a Yolk can take it earlier (and act as Hash Cash) but has concerns about driving the Egg-truck up the hill. Is there someone who could meet her at the Home of Faith at about 3:45 p.m. and either take her and the beer up to the run site, or drive the Egg-truck up there?

Sunday's HH3 ran mup is as below:
From Songkhla take the 4.7k turning off the old Hatyai road and follow it  for about 12k (past Wat Nern Pijit), then turn right by the hash sign for about 1k to the run site on the right. From Hatyai, there may be a sign at the turn off just after Wat Tung Ngai on Poonakan, but to be safe get to Wat Keow Kloy at the top of Poonakan and turn right for about 4k then turn right etc.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Jewelry-stealing carrots

Missing any jewelry or other small personal items? You might want to check out the thieving carrots in your backyard. Here's the shocking story, and as you can see in the last paragraph, it's by no means the first time the dreaded Trump-colored root has swiped the family gems.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pecking order

From Sunday, just before Robocop's "wing sabaai" garbage dump run.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Run 1886...where did you go?

Approximate location of about 30 hashers
August 12th 2017. On On  Gan Yao

Monday, August 14, 2017

Last chance to see...

This evening may be Softy and Temp's last evening in Songkhla prior to their move to the USA and it's going to be a long while before they're back. So tonight there will be a farewell dinner at the Korakot Restaurant (the same restaurant that we used for our birthday run last year) on the new Hatyai road starting around 6/6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Be there!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1886, Saturday August 12, 2017.  16:30 
(Co Ordinates: 7°00’12.89”N   100°35’54.13E)

After dressing yourself appropriately in the latest Paris fashions for discerning hashers, proceed to the Koh Yoh intersection. Enjoy the pleasant ambience and good nature of about 200  drivers stuck in a 2 kilometer traffic jam. Proceed for 4.7KM down the old Hat Yai Road. Turn left and go for 10.6KM. Turn left at the sign. Go for 1.5KM and turn left at the sign. Drive a couple of hundred meters and park by the Hares Lotus HiLux.

Note: The hare had enough of this one run for all bollox and so has crafted individually tailored runs for each runner. 37 runs, customised to suite ones individuals tastes and peculiarities. For example, as I hear Albert is back, his run is set on tasteful green landmines and wends its way over 120 kilometers of lush countryside to finish in a swamp just over the Malaysian border.

Technical glitch

Due to an incompatability between the poster's brain and anything operating with the aid of electricity, the only way to get the above directions out to the masses for Saturday's SH3 run is apparently by taking a screen shot of the Hare's timely message on the facebook thingy and pasting it below. Duhhhh!

Sunday's HH3 runsite can also be best appreciated as a visual:
But if you like your directions served up on a plate: From Wat Keow Kloy take Poonakan for 7k and turn left into Thanon Ban Nai Lai for about 1 k and then turn right and follow the road until you see the hash sign on the left on the road leading up to the quarry. The hare is Robocop so expect no mercy!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

HH3 this afternoon

...Oh yes, here it is!
Which loosely translates to:  From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for about 10k to the Nam Noi traffic lights and head East towards Tha Kham. Turn right after Wat Pru Toh at about 3.5k and follow the road past the Or Bor Tor for, ooh..., as long as you need to until you see the hash sign on the left. The Poonakan option is to turn right into Thanon Pru Toh TungNgai about 5k down from Wat Keow Kloy then look for the sign on the right.

!885 and Full Moon 138

Here are yesterday's 2 runs. SH3's 1885 long run (light blue) was the longest at 6.8k with all the F's and the one X included, but without those was about 5.2k. There was a shorter option (dark blue) from the beer stop for which all the usual suspects opted, and which cut out about 600 meters, but more to the point avoided 2 checks, 3 F's and the X so that everybody came in at about the same time and All Black managed to lead the pack home for the first time.
The full moon run which followed had definite long (green: 4.9k) and short (yellow: 3.5k options) with only Geng Curry and Luk Long going for the short run and Sex Teacher, after her triumph at the SH3 run, doing the whole long run.
The party which followed was notable for manifestly failing to drink all the beer, so another attempt will have to be made on that this afternoon! This may have been a result of the absence of some of our more alcoholically inclined runners who shall remain nameless... nah, ok, Yardo, Beaver, Little Tool and Conebrain) but also probably had a lot to do with Temporary Relief's brave efforts to convert everybody to a more spiritual approach to alcoholic consumption, and the big clear up this morning located several empty bottles which would suggest that her efforts to clear out the drinks cabinet are bearing some fruit.
Thanks to everybody who came, ran and contributed food and booze and just made the whole thing another awesome evening. So now it's on on to HH3...now where was that runsite...?

Friday, August 4, 2017

Double Bubble

Two runs this Saturday plus a party at Egg Towers in honor of Yolk's Poke's thirty somethingth birthday. First up is the SH3 run which will be an A-B run on the one-run-almost-fits-all theme successfully pioneered by Beaver last week.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1885, Saturday August 5, 2017, Transport leaves the B site (below) at 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and that sneaky little bitch, Harram
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights. Go 5.2k and turn right through the temple arch at Wat Borgam and after 150m, bear right before the wat and follow the road keeping the temple wall on your left for 300m, then turn left at the T junction and go about 100m then turn right and park somewhere on the side of the road, Or go another 50m and turn into the gate at Egg Towers and park considerately on the grass avoiding killing any goats, trees or other miscellaneous organisms that may be lurking there. (N.B. don't block the drive as that's how you're going to leave for the run!). Egg Towers is at 7.070403 N 100.596387 E.

The Full Moon H3 run will follow the SH3 circle so anyone wanting to make that run should aim to arrive before 6:30 p.m. The hare is Kai Jeow and there will be both 'long' and short runs neither of which should take more than 45 minutes to complete. Usual stuff applies: Don't forget to bring a hand/head light if you intend to run and some food if you can manage it. The SH3 BBQ will be fired up and available if you want bring stuff to cook on site. The food will be served and party stuff will begin once the FMH3 runners have returned (or at least after they have actually set off!) The contents of the SH3 beer truck will be on sale until they run out and there have been some generous pledges of beer and other alcoholic delights (i.e. the contents of Softy and Temp's drinks cabinet) to keep the party refreshed.

Hatyai H3's run on Sunday is being set by Robocop and is in the vicinity of the dam at Pru Toh, Get to the Nam Noi traffic lights and head towards Tha Kham for about 1.5k then look for a sign on the right and follow the track etc. If and when a map appears it will be added below!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tung Jaeng tonight

Well, that's what happen when HH3 circles get out of hand!
So there seem to be about 15-20 people committed to this evenings 6:30 p.m. dinner date at Thung Jaeng, (including a good sized HH3 contingent including Sex Sprinter who's already plastered!) So why not come along and swell the numbers? The more the merrier - and we're taking pledges to book the soundproof karaoke room!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

In Reply

To:  Mr Gan Yao
Re:  Vacancy for a ‘Hare’ August 12th 2017

Thank you for your application to fill this position and my apologies for not answering you sooner. I only just realised you were addressing me by my pseudonym while I was checking my (fake) passport. As claimed by our foreign correspondent, reporting from Blighty, it appears you are both over and under qualified, but he was unable to substantiate your reported claims of academic excellence due to all records having been destroyed in a mysterious fire. However due to the fact that our haring department is so desperate for people to fill this vacancy, in fact they would have virtually taken anyone, we will favourably consider your application. We will conveniently gloss over your shortcomings in the experiences department.
We do have some concerns however, in that,
a)      Are we expected to actually follow the trail we anticipate you will lay with shreddy, or do we just blunder through the undergrowth until we somehow miraculously stumble upon a supply of beer, or the runsite, whichever appears first?
b)     You say you have set runs from Jakarta (Indonesia – thanks for clarifying) through Singapore and Malaysia to….? Does this mean we can expect a run which will take us all over Thailand before returning us to the bosom of the said beer supply?
We will forgo the interview as we have found previously in our organisation that they tended to be a complete waste as of time as nearly everything that is said is generally a complete load of bollocks.

A couple snaps from yesterday

Sorry, these are crap and I'm going to blame my new phone. I'd never used its camera before and don't think I ever will again. But the weather was nice, the beer was cold, and the rabble seemed to be enjoying themselves. On-on!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

A one-run experiment

It was about 5km and just over 40 minutes for the FRBs (led by Little Tool and Just In Not Yet, a nice change from the usual suspects) to the beer stop. From there the official run carried on another 2.5km around that ugly loop to the north. The hare took pity on All Black, Meals on Wheels, Handjob etc. and had them come back on the main trail, which as you can see was only about 300m from the beer stop to the runsite. 
So this was pretty much Gan Yao's idea, though he pissed off early so we're not sure how much of it he actually ran on paper. Anyhow, finally it was one run for everyone, admittedly with a shortcut back from the beer stop for those who looked liked they'd had enough. Somehow Perky didn't get the memo so he went the whole way round with his kid on his shoulders, which had to be the day's top athletic achievement.

For the hare there was considerable satisfaction in 1) a good turnout, most of whom seemed to like the run, and 2) losing Sex Sprinter onto the big hill at the upper left of the map above, where there was no paper at all. I have to admit that I borrowed large sections of this one from a run in 2014 that also "lost" SS, so it was highly gratifying to see that it worked again.

Beer stop photos to follow!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Busier Beaver

UPDATE: on the misdirections for SH3 run #1884 (Saturday July 29, 2017, 4:30 p.m.) below: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7km and turn left, Go 10.3k (past Wat Khao Kloi by 2.3 km) and turn right and wind your way 1.2 km through the village to the runsite at N 7º00.388 E 100º34.509.
Still no news about HH3's run on Sunday, but as the saying goes (particularly after last week) no news is good news!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Vacancy for the position of 'Hare' August 12th 2017

                                                                                                                        July 27th 2017

Foe the Attention of Mr. Peter Talen - HR Dept. (Hare Raiser)

Re: Vacancy for a ‘Hare’ August 12th 2017

In response to your recent advertisement for a ‘Hare’ I am pleased to attach my resume for your consideration. I am a British honours graduate a with many years experience in the Asia-Pacific region.

I have the following experience which I believe is well aligned to the requirements of this position:
·        Thorough knowledge of the terrain in the Poonakan area.

·        Ability to compile and forward concise directions.

·        Trained by  John Duncan in the art of trail setting Guinness Koo in the shortcutting profession and John Holmes in drinking.

·        Experienced navigator.

·        Large supply of paper (mainly rejection letters for jobs)

 In my role in haring I have achieved the following (please see my CV):
  • Laid trails from Jakarta Indonesia through Singapore and Malaysia.
  • Significantly increased number of runners year on year.
  • Introduced innovative techniques.

 During my time as GM of Petaling Hash in Kuala Lumpur I personally organized numerous piss ups ensuring the pack woke up with hangovers every Sunday. I feel that my experience to date is very well aligned to the requirements of this role, and I am confident that I will be a valuable asset to your organisation. I am currently based in Songkhla, Southern Thailand but can easily relocate or commute. I am available for interview at short notice and would be pleased to work for a trial period to show my worth.

Yours Faithfully

Gan Yao BSc (Hons)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Who, me?

I was thinking of something more like this. But after managing the "short" run on Sunday, I guess I can't play the crippled card much longer.
UPDATE: carry on past Wat Khao Kloi for 2.3 km and turn right and wind your way 1.2 km through the village to the site I've used so many times before. (I like this one because it provides almost 360º of running possibilities.) The road beyond the site still isn't very good, so we'll use the usual place: N 7º00.388 E 100º34.509.

For better or worse, this will officially be the first attempt at a single run for both long and short runners. I have a cunning plan for slowing down the former*.

And yes, please do come to the quiz if you can. My turn as quizmaster has been postponed so many times that I've probably put in more hours on this thing than in my last two or three jobs combined.

*Does beer count as cunning?

Who's a busy beaver then?

This week's SH3 run is being set by Beavershot the run site being roughly located at Nern Pijit (Old Hatyai road, 4,7k, left 10k'ish then look for a sign) More details when they emerge from the lodge.
Meanwhile, Beavershot is also the quiz master at this month's thrice rearranged quiz night which will now happen at the Office Bar on Thursday evening (27th July, 8:00 p.m.) to avoid clashing with the King's birthday. Beaver's been busily constructing this quiz for several months now and it should be a good one, so come along and take part, support, poke fun; whatever.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birthday Run

No-one requested it but I thought I'd post it anyway. Quick facts are:  long run 6.5km including the 8 "Fs", one check-back, so about 5.5km without, and 254m up; medium (aka short) run 4.2km & 190m up; really short run 2.7km & 124m up. Make up your own comments.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hatyai Hash in hi-rez

Here is a really big photo of the entire rabble at today's memorable* HH3 run. Click on it to see just how big it is. In fact you could right-click on it to download it and print it poster size if you really wanted and didn't have anything better to put on your wall than Palm Job's nostril hairs.

HOLD THE PRESS: It seems that Blogger, our website provider, limits the size of jpegs. Ah well, if you want the full-size file, simply contact me (via the Astral Plane) and it will be yours.

*Long, tall, steep and tortuous and yet somehow oddly satisfying. Full marks to Sex of the Man (the real one -- accept no substitutes) & co.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hats on for Yardo.

In honor of Yardo's birthday, today's run has been declared a silly hat run by the GM, following the success of last nights hatted event at Oscars. In a further revolutionary move, there will be a BBQ, Oops! a Braai available after the run so if you want to bring along some food to cook, then feel free. The Braai which has been donated by Curry in a Hurry who will be bringing along some chicken to grill, will be available for future hash events on demand.

Friday, July 21, 2017

OSCARS BAR is proudly celebrating its 3rd birthday this week with an open invitation party THIS FRIDAY, 21st JULY. Please come to join the celebration. Food will be provided. Wear a hat, a funky hat, any old hat or a wig, a Trump toupée, wig, a bonnet, big ears, a witches hat, or any kind of headgear. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Yardstick's birthday run

It's Yardo's birthday this week, so this Saturday's run (Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run# 1883, Saturday, 22nd July, 2017, 4:30 p.m.) is officially the Yardstick birthday run and in has guise as your genial hare for the week, he has provided us with the following misdirections, comments and broad hints:

"From the Khao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road for 16km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Kuhn Thong. Proceed for 2.0km along the concrete & bitumen road and then turn left and go 1.2km along the new concrete & dirt road to the runsite. Runsite co-ordinates are: 7° 01.922' N 100° 38.514' E

For Hatyai visitors go to the big tree in the middle of the road at Ban Sai Khao, then go straight ahead past the big tree for 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km.

As demanded by a loud minority on the tweet machine, the hare promises a boring run this week with no nasty shiggy or near vertical cliffs to scale. Furthermore there will only be one run which will be medium short / long. This is going to be hard - for the hare. No hidden paper after the check, no back-checks, although possibly a checkback or two, no running along unswept paving. Now, what else was there, no competitive running, no beer, ……..hang on a minute, that can’t be right, well, you’ll just have to come along and see. Unless you’ve got something better to do, in which case you probably don’t want to come along, as the run is only going to be set to cater for anywhere between 11 & 13 hounds. Any more or less than this, will just have to run in small circles at each check until the paper is found.
Yardstick (with a severe aversion to cold water and sitting on ice – please note Madam GM)"

HH3's run on Sunday is from behind the CP factory on the old Hatyai road (Ko Yo int. 6.5k, right 1k) and the hares are Sex of the Man, Sex Si and Sex Tour X.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happier trails

Here is Sunday's HH3 A to B run which was generally praised despite being over 8k without the F's and X's of which there were several and where the also several 360's didn't cause any problems. Set by a cast of 1000's,(6 pussies and 7 dogs which didn't include any of the Egg mutts) the run started with  an attempt on the world record for packing people into the back of pick ups as the whole hash was squeezed into two trucks for the first leg to the beginning of the long run. The first half of the run was a fairly flat and quite gentle 3.7k to the beer stop sponsored by Scud, with everyone bar Nosin, who had found alternative transport back to the rusite, embarking on and completing the longer second half /short run over the hill taking in the high point of 145m in the process before taking a slightly different route home than usual from that point. No complaints other than that we all had to get our feet wet, apparently because Moo Sahb had to take a phone call at the strategic moment when the run should have lurched into the top end of the quarry, instead blundering onto the wrong side of the river which now protects the run site from dry access. But by that point  most people were just happy to get home in good time.

A vexing check

Here's the check that caused us the most trouble on Saturday. It felt like it took forever, though it was probably only around 20 minutes. It turned out to be a bit of a back check, very cleverly around the side of the hill we'd just come up. It would have been perfect on a Hatyai run . . . .