Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stick Insect presents...

A Stick Insect run is always an occasion to celebrate as his new career as a born-again teacher keeps him too busy to set runs very often. But he's returning to one of his old haunts this week with promises of new and interesting trails and just a hint of wet feet as the rainy season grinds towards its end.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1899, Saturday November 18th 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Stick Insect
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights then go about 6.5k and turn left for 500m to the run site just beyond the water tower at 7.070652°N 100.611909°E. From Songkhla town  you can avoid the Ko Yo intersection by taking the old Yala road for 11k from the Kao Seng intersection and turning right by the beer shop (about 1k past the Angthong intersection) then go 2k, passing Wat Kao Lam in the process, then at the crossroads go right for about 2k and the turning to the run site will be on your right. From Hatyai, take the old road to Kuan Hin then turn right at the traffic lights for 6.5k, etc.

Sunday's HH3 run is Kai Jeow's attempt to make amends for the near disaster two week's ago. The run site is new and, yes there will also be some never-before-run trails as well as some old favorites, and the hare is definitely not constructing any bridges this week so wearing an old pair of running shoes might be sensible! Misdirections are: From Wat Keow Kloy at the top of Poonakan Road, head towards Nern Pijit and after 2.3k turn left. After 150m, bear right and follow the road/track for 1.2k to the run site in the rubber on the left at 7 00.642N 100 35.704 E.

Finally, notice that by popular request SH3's start time will be shifting to 4:00 p.m. for the remainder of the rainy season and this week will be the last 4:30 start for a while. The 1900th run on November 25th will, however start at 4:15 p.m. with the first 4:00 p.m. start the following week.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Last chance!

We're in the final stages of organizing the 1900th run on the 25th November. The venue will be no more than a 30 minute drive from either Songkhla or Hatyai and the registration fee will be no more than was charged for the birthday run (100 Baht) for active or regular runners or for guests/new runners (300 Baht). The hares will be Curry in a Hurry, (to whom many thanks for some generous sponsorship) and Egghead. We currently have 50+ people registered. If you want to check if you or your friends are registered the list is here on the Hash One Drive page. If you want to add your name please either respond to this post or send an email to by Thursday (November 16th) midday. If you register after that we can't guarantee....anything!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Tomorrow's HH3 run today!

Not content with having set us a fair old run this afternoon, Sex Printer in the good company of  Sex Blackman will be setting tomorrow's (Sunday November 12th) HH3 run from another of Beavershot's cast-offs: From Wat Keow Kloy, take Poonakan for 1.2 k and turn left opposite the pale shadow of a big tree then follow the concrete road for 500m or so to the run site. If it's any comfort, he promises it won't be as hard as today's SH3 run (well it's a comfort to me anyway!)

Friday, November 10, 2017

After the rain...

And the rain let up
and the sun came out
and were getting quite dry
Almost let a pick-up truck
nearly pass us by...

So, the rain seems to have stopped and with Sex Sprinter and Buk Toy setting the SH3 run this Saturday and the event having been advertised to the HH3 fraternity as being registration day for the birthday run in 2 weeks time, there should be a good vernacular turn out this week. It would therefore be nice if we could match that with a better farang turn-out than we seem to have been managing lately. Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run#1898, Saturday 11th November, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Sex Sprinter and Buk Toy
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 6k then turn left at the Tha Kham crossroads for about 4.5k and look for the sign on the right opposite the moto-cross track, at  7.039608°N 100.609081°E. Park considerately beneath the rubber trees trying not to churn up the ground too much!

Sunday's HH3 run is...well, you know... It'll be added later.

Now, that birthday run. Out of the confusion and misinformation comes... well, more confusion and a complete lack of information. You're just going to have to trust your committee, or those of them who are in the know to get it all organised for the 25th November. Trust, as in we're not telling you the location nor the cost (although that is not going to break anybody's budget) and we're not even going to tell you who the hares are, mainly because that is still slightly up in the air. Suffice it to say that there will be a run there will be beer and there will be something to eat. And as long as we all turn up there will be good company good crack and quite likely the odd song to enliven the evening. Those who have already signaled their attendance by indicating an interest here or on the facebook messenger page are already registered and if you haven't done so already you can add your name through either channel, or just let us know this weekend that you are coming. Registering will ensure that you get your share of whatever is coming on the day....say no more. If you don't register then nothing is guaranteed!

Monday, November 6, 2017

A wet one

Yesterday's HH3 run will probably go down as being memorable for all  the wrong reasons as the culmination of 3 days' rain almost caused both runs to be called off.

Setting the long run on Sunday morning as the rain fell steadily, the hare noted the crossing  of the first stream to be a little wider than had been the case on the recce earlier in the week, and towards the end of the lay, observed that the crossing of a second stream  was a little wet under foot, but nothing to be concerned about at that stage of the run.

Come the afternoon however, the hare having left the short run to be set immediately before the off, discovered that the first stream at the point where the short run was due to cross it on the in trail, a little lower down its course than the first crossing on the out trail, had, to put it mildly, become rather swollen and in an effort to find a more comfortable point upstream,  eventually arrived back at the first crossing point which was by then in the middle of a raging torrent. Finding himself on the other side of the river to the run site, the hare then made the decision to cross and was promptly swept away, only managing to stop himself by grabbing hold of some vegetation on the opposite shore on a bend. At that point neither run seemed feasible as both had to get across the river, and the short run had to somehow cross it twice. Nevertheless after some disbelieving looks from the assembled packs at the suggestion that the runs should be abandoned, hare, Kai Jeow aided by Lady of the Lamp and Knobshot set off with a skein of rope to try to construct a safe (albeit aqueous!) river crossing, but in the event, with a conveniently discovered tree trunk, were able to erect a makeshift bridge by wedging it behind two handily located trees and then use the rope as a handhold (Beaver please note, you would have been proud of our efforts), across which the long run, swiftly followed by the short run crossed while Sex Printer braved the rapids to hold the log steady. Not only that, but the short run having no other crossing point later made the perilous journey back across the river using the makeshift bridge a second time, this time without the steadying influence of Sex Printer.

Meanwhile the long run reached the beer stop in about 1hr 15mins from whence the hare had intended to transport them back to the run site to avoid their crossing of the second stream which by the sound of it was probably even more dangerous than the first. The pack had different ideas however and Kai Jeow was forced to set off with the soggy remains of a bag of paper and relay the end of the run to take it via what was a marginally less wet crossing a little downstream and thus to complete the whole run.

For the record, the long run with four fairly modest F's and no X's was 7.5k, and the short run with only one F was 3.9k. The long run ascended 354m to a maximum height of 297m with the short run climbing to 157m and descending to a low point of 80m. Thanks to all for not giving up and not getting drowned in the process, and to my two fellow bridge-builders for their invaluable assistance in the absence of a real beaver. Thanks also to Star Soccer for the gift of beer and to the HH3 cook-team for a sumptuous spread on a less than clement day.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Whack, whack, whack!


This week's SH3 run is being set by Sex Sprinter and the run site is on the other side of the big tree-Khun Thong road almost opposite where we were (or weren't in most cases!) last week. Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1897, Saturday November 4, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Sex Sprinter and Buk Toy
Misdirections: From the Kao Saeng intersection  take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right before Wat Khun Thong. Go 1.5k and turn left for about 500m. Follow indications to the run site either in the rubber on the left at 7.037663°N 100.643658°E, or, depending on accessibility, up at the top of the small hill immediately ahead. Hatya'isters should get to Tha Kham and go East for about 6k to the big tree then go straight ahead for another 2k and the turning is on the right.

HH3's run on Sunday is being set by Kai Jeow and the run site is out Nern Pijit way: From the old Hatyai road, 4.6k turn, go 10k (2k beyond Wat Keow Kloy) and turn left. After 150m follow the road round to the left and then for a further 2.1k to the runsite at 7.016616°N 100.598455°E.

On Friday night there is a quiz night at the Office Bar starting at 8:00 p.m. at which yours truly will be the quiz master. The much-reduced Hash team got roundly beaten last time out so needs all the support it can get! (Whack, whack, whack!)

Finally: last chance to register your support for doing something for the 1900th run in 3 weeks' time. Visit the Online Scum or the Facebook Messenger page to indicate your interest. The response so far has been to put it mildly, underwhelming, but like the man said, it's not over by a long shot (is it?)

Monday, October 30, 2017

19 again? Whither 1900?

Get well soon, Fu Fu!
Saturday's SH3 run was notable for all the wrong reasons, with attendance slumping for the second time this year to 19. But even that number fell further not long after the start of the run as Fu Fu suffered a hopefully mild infarction, forcing the Sex Sprinter-Super Pig clan to depart hastily to take the ailing canine to doggie hospital. The last report was that she was recuperating but won't be taking part in any more runs. The end of an era indeed.

Following the medical drama, hare Ruu Man Kap was so flustered that he forced the abandonment of the short run and called back the  remaining 5 long runners from where they had just broken the first F, only to then admit that he was confused and had to send them back whence they had come. After that things settled down somewhat and the 7k run was subjected to faint praise  by the pack.

Yesterday's HH3 run proved to be of a different mettle altogether, with Sex Printer and Sex Blackman delivering both the short and long runners to a point somewhere near the Korakot Restaurant on the New Hatyai Road and then sending them off on rather different routes to a point slightly West of the big sala behind the CP factory. There were mild complaints from the short runners that their 4k excursion was a bit too short, but surprisingly little complaint from the long run pack who climbed the hill from the western side in a downpour then followed the ridge and reached the top of the hill just as the sun was going down. They then miraculously made it down the steep side of the hill in the gloom without misadventure before reaching the beer truck and thus completing the full 8k in the dark. The on on was at Buk Toy's place where we will be entertained for the HH3 new year party in a couple of months.

Which brings us round to thinking about what we are going to do for the SH3 1900th run in a little under 4 week's time. There were questions asked at HH3 about what is happening as there is a chance that some of our regular vernacular contingent (i.e the Sex Sprinter-Super pig clan) may be otherwise engaged, although they have said that they will postpone their plans if  we do go ahead with some kind of celebration of the 1900th run. The problem is, however, that given our recent farang turnout particularly at last weekend's birthday party, there must be some doubt as to whether a party is really viable.

So following discussions with the GM on Saturday, this is a request to all readers of this blog and also the facebook messenger page to indicate whether they are up for a party on 25th November or not. You can reply either by a comment to this post or just by a message on the blog. Once we have an idea of numbers then we can think about what is feasible, bearing in mind that we are not short of funds and some kind of overnight event is not out of the question.

Over to you, guys.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

HH3 today

This afternoon's HH3 run is an A-B run and the B site is at Goldstar, Buk Toy's yard on the Old Hatyai Road. From Songkhla go about 12k to the Ko Mi traffic lights and do a U turn. Come back 500m and Goldstar is on the left. Transport to the A site will be provided so don't be late!

Friday, October 27, 2017

This week's run is being set by Ru Man Kap, alias Robocop, who it has to be said has set some pretty good runs recently at HH3 . His chosen (as in he was told to set there!) venue is the hill formerly known as the virgin with three tits, though the old dear has sadly lost most of her middle mammary at the hands of the diggers.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1896, Saturday, October 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Ruu Man Kap
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right before Wat Khun Thong for 1k then turn right into the track leading to the quarry for about 300m or as far as you can get without bogging down and walk to the run site which is at 7.042492°N 100.646125° E. From Hatyai, get to the big tree by going East (yes, Stick Insect, EAST!) from the Tha Kham crossroads for about 6k then go straight ahead past the big tree in the direction of Khun Thong for a further 2.5k and turn left into the quarry track.

No news of the HH3 run as yet so those details will follow here when posted.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The wrong side of the road

If you're going to set a run on the new Yala road then  geography suggests that the Eastern side is  favorite. But faced with the steps behind the Chinese temple followed by a brambly climb up the hill, the hare opted instead to visit the western side of the road, not for the first time this year. The result was a flat 7k run (8.2k with all the F's) which managed 6 road crossings whilst  avoiding having to actually run along the hardtop at all if one discounts the proto-highway section after the beer stop. Meanwhile the short run were faced with a less adventurous 3.6k trip around the back of Ban Hoi Kan, followed by the loop to the beer stop, which was cunningly hidden from view to discourage the short cutting tendency. But, despite this special treatment, the, how shall we say, non-male section decided that this was not enough and created a medium run of more than 5k by taking the long run trail out, then heading back to the runsite along the short run detour in the reverse direction, arriving back just in time to obviate the need for the hare to go and look for them.

With a number of people away, the party that followed was short-lived and somewhat over catered-for and we'll have to have another go today at HH3 at polishing off the food and the generously donated beer,  which didn't get finished before the restaurant beer kicked in. By the time the band got fully functional, the HH3 contingent had already departed and when the bill was called for at about 9:00 p.m. the beer allowance had scarcely been dented.

Thanks to GM, All Black and Stick Insect for organising the venue, which it has to be said did us proud, and to HH3 and Throbbin' Hood/Just in not yet for the gift of beer. Sadly however it must be noted that we have yet again failed to significantly deplete the Hash's fairly abundant resources and will just have to try harder next month at the 1900th run.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Saturday's birthday run has now been confirmed at Coffee Chill, which for those of you who don't know, is on the New Yala road right opposite the Chinese temple (Kuan Im). There will be long and short runs, followed by the circle outside the restaurant, then we will all move to the top floor of the restaurant where there will be food and beer provided plus a band who can probably be bribed to provide backing for karaoke...or wasn't I meant to say that? All this for a measly 100 Baht for named runners and active new runners registering before the end of the circle, with first timers and anyone joining after the circle (note the subtle underlining!) paying 200 Baht (all kids 50 Baht).

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1895, Saturday October 21st, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
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 5k (or 4.5 k if you have turned before the intersection) and cross the carriage way and park on the new section of road just beyond (south of) the restaurant at 
7.092279°N 100.598784°E.

HH3 on Sunday? Sadly no one seems to have yet recovered sufficiently from last weekend's awesome outstation run to own up to setting it, but no doubt when they do, details will emerge and will be notified through the usual channels on a need-to-know basis!

Stop press:
Thank you to Hatyai Hash for generously (as in they are providing 2 cases of beer) sponsoring a beer stop which will appear as if by magic on both the long and short runs. HH3's runsite on Sunday has also now been announced  From Tha Kham go south for 1k and turn left; or, from Wat Keow Kloy go 1k north and turn right. Follow the road for about 500m to the run site on the right. The hare is Robocop.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Another Pichit Run

Mr Garmin recorded 8.4km for the long run, but that included the 3 check-backs and some looong false trails, as SI was quick to point out. And even though we never ventured more than about 60m above the first 360, the lowest point on the run, we nevertheless managed to attain a total ascent of 230m overall. The first 2 check-backs were the highest points on the run, at about 110m ASL. The short run covered 4.0km without all the checkbacks & false trails, but included the hills and the shoe wash. Did anyone try to shortcut through the swamp from the first ‘F’?
I was accused, by my fellow hare no less, of getting soft and setting pussy runs, so while I’m away I’ll have to work on getting some runs ready that will even be suitable for that Weasel Beaver on his next visit.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


SH3 run 1894, Saturday 7th October 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and All Black.
Misdirection: From Songkhla, take the Old Hatyai Road for 4.7km past the Ko Yo intersection, turn left and go 10.6km (i.e. 2.8km past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and staying right go 3.1km to the runsite (700m beyond the end of the bitumen). From Hatyai get to the top of Poonakan Rd.and head for Noen Pichet then follow the directions above.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The GM's of course.....

For All Black’s 30th birthday on the 30th September we thought of setting a 30km run, but due to the limited space on the hill we decide to set an easy 3km run instead, to take pity on what we knew would be a severely hung over birthday girl.
What the hell we thought, we’re not a sensitive caring hash, and after all she is our whip carrying GM, so it was a 4.8km short run and a 7.2km long run that we ended up with. The short run had a total ascent of 172m and an overall descent of 264m; while the long run had 262m of ascent and 368m descent.
Thanks to our HH3 friends we had a reasonable turnout for the run, although due to the rather late return to the runsite, the HH3 contingent had to leave before the circle. Most of the remaining runners adjourned to Tung Jaeng soon after the circle to continue festivities; eating and drinking (Brandy) compliments of All Black and a case of big Leo’s compliments of Egghead. But it was left up to the birthday lady to continue celebrations in town late into the night, and another hangover? for the Sunday run.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Who's 30th birthday is it then?

Yes, this Saturday is the 30th September, which means that it's All Black 's birthday when our very own GM will be turning 30 and so would like to invite everyone to join her after the run at the Tung Jaeng restaurant where she will provide the food (or most of it) if we provide the beer. To enable her to cater for us, could those who think they will be able to make it please respond to this post either by adding a comment here on the blog or posting on the SH3 facebook messenger page, or, if both of those are beyond your technical capabilities, by e mail.

The run itself will be at the other end of the new Yala road outside Prem's place and will be an A-B run so everyone needs to be at the runsite to get on the transport which will leave at 4:30 p.m.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1893, Saturday September 30, 2017.
Hares:Little Tool and Yardstick
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 700m and turn left. Follow the road for about 700m turning right as it reaches the National Library and park considerately outside the Home of Faith.

HH3's run details to follow, but don't forget that there is quiz night at the Office Bar on Friday (29th September) when the SH3 team will be doing their best to maintain the unlikely sequence of victories which seems to stretch back almost to the beginning of time. But you can help put an end to that by putting a team together to challenge the scant intellectual capabilities of the usual participants. The quiz master is big Alex and the quiz normally starts at about 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

There will be an SH3 committee meeting tonight which will happen at the beer garden at the top of Kanjanawanit Road Soi 37. (Opposite to and a little east of Tesco Lotus) commencing about 7:00 p.m. The committee is loosely composed of: All Black (GM) Throbbin'Hood (On Sex), Egghead (Hash Cash), Yardstick (Hare Raiser), R2D2, Beer Butch, Only a Yolk (Hash Haberdasher), Sex Sprinter (Cultural Adviser) Beavershot (Blog Administrator) and Little Tool recently co-opted as Beer Butch's Bitch's Ass. However the attendance of and contributions from other interested hashers will be welcome. The main issues to deal with are the upcoming birthday run and the 1900th run in November as well as the effect of the recent increases in beer prices and also the up-coming GM's birthday run on Saturday.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Where the pussies went

1892: 6.2k or 4.6k by taking the green, short option. Total ascent about 87m

Sunday, September 24, 2017

HH3 today

The HH3 run today is from Sala Hin Kliang: Get to the Tha Kham crossroads either from the old Hatyai road 4.6k turn off or from the Nam Noi traffic lights, and go east for 1.5k then turn right for 500m to the big sala. The hare is Robocop.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birthday pussy

You wouldn't believe how long it took to find this piece of kitch using the search lines "birthday pussy" "running pussy" and "aging pussy"!
It's that time of year again, when on the loose excuse that several of our pussy runners have birthdays in September, they get together  and set a run for us. This year as the date more or less coincides with Only a Yolk's half century, the run will happen at Egg Towers and there will be an on-on to follow featuring the usual attractions. Palm Job has already pledged a case of Leo and further additions to the collective ice box are welcome, although the beer truck will be on hand to dispense SH3 beer at the usual price until the close of the circle - possibly for the last time as beer prices have just gone up sufficiently to make an increase likely. There will be food from the Egg-kitchen but as always further contributions would be very welcome and the SH3 BBQ will be on hand if you would like to bring something along to cook on-site. 

Because a number of people have indicated that they may find it difficult to arrive by 4:30 the run will start at 5:00 p.m.and bearing in mind that this will be an A-B run, that will be the time that the transport to the A site leaves the B site (Egg Towers). Therefore, even though the run will not be excessively long or difficult, it is suggested that for anyone intending to run (long or short) it would be advisable to carry a hand light, just in case, although the run will be swept and there will be a bail-out point about 2/3rds of the way through  just in case anyone gets too far behind.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1892, Saturday 23rd September 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Hares: (So far declared) Only a Yolk, Meals on Wheels, Hand Job, All Black (plus some sneaky little bitches to keep them company)
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 Borogam 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.

HH3's run on Sunday is as yet undeclared so details of that will have to be posted later.

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 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!