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.


  1. Good for the r*nners that did turn up; you should name them.

  2. That's a good idea. Whenever the pack gets below six or so, list the brave souls who did the run. If SH3 eventually fades out, their names will live on like those of the first runners. Well, not really but maybe a little.

    Back next weekend to boost your numbers by two . . . .