Sunday, January 14, 2018

Yes, this Sala!

This week's HH3 run really is at Sala Hin Kiang as shown in the map above. The hares seem to be largely composed of pussies and dogs, with participation from Sagai, Budokan and Eeyore as well as Sex Printer and Toy Boy who will no doubt be there giving a helping hand.
The run will start at or shortly after 4:00 p.m. or when you get there if you let us know you're coming.

Run 1907 Post Mortem

Another Sai Khao Resort run, which you would think had been done to death, but with thanks to rubber farmers & mother nature, the terrain here, and indeed most of our hashing areas, changes constantly, and what was once familiar becomes almost virginal again. A bit like our bar girls I’ve been told. Anyway back to statistics; the long run was logged at 8.4km including all false trails & checkbacks, but apart from Sex Sprinter, most of the smallish pack ran closer to, and a fairly moderate 220m of ascent.
Various connotations of a flat short, an interesting short & a medium run were available of 4.0 km, 4.0 km & 6.0 km lengths respectively, all revolving around the beerstop, which you would think would keep everyone happy. As it was, only the GM completed the medium run, and most of the short runners had to find their own way back to the runsite, due to the shreddy becoming increasingly harder to find after being severely water-logged . A giant umbrella may have helped even more in retrospect. Ah well, such is nature, it giveth & it taketh.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hare today, gone tomorrow

This week's hare's may not be around for very long as they have both succumbed to work addiction and are off for another fix shortly. So...

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1907, Saturday January 13, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and Little Tool.
Misdirections: From the Koh Yor intersection take the Old Hatyai Road and turn left at the 4.7km turnoff for 6.0km to Tha Kham. At the new Tha Kham traffic lights turn left (head east) for 4.0km to the runsite. From Songkhla (from the Kao 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 5.3km going past the big tree in the middle of the road to the runsite (1.8km from the big tree). From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and follow the directions above (east for 4k, etc.) The runsite is near the Sai Khao Resort opposite the BMX track;  co-ordinates are:  N7° 02.342'  E100° 36.545'.

No news yet on HH3's run this Sunday - perhaps people are still trying to find the beer stop from last week! Information will be posted here when available.

PS. Don't forget that it is Children's Day this Saturday and the roads are likely to be extra-congested. So why not set off 15 minutes early to make sure you don't miss the start of the run - you know it makes sense!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

HH3 today: Not that sala!

Clarification that today's run site is not at Sala Hin Kiang but at the new big sala which is visible in the fields on the left as you drive from Tha Kham to Wat Nern Pichit. So the directions should read: From Tha Kham head South for about 1.5k and turn left along the dirt road. From Wat Keow Kloy go North for about 500m and the dirt road is on the right

Saturday, January 6, 2018

1906: Now you see it...

Now you don't!
The top picture is today's run in all it's 6.4k (a bit more with all the checks) glory and as you can see from the picture below it, it's not the first time we've run in the area; in fact over the last 10 years this must have been one of the most popular areas we have used. So it was all the stranger that no one other than Aftershock seemed to have any idea where we were, and he POE'd to avoid the reward for being a clever sod!
The Thai contingent were mostly absent this week for a wedding so it was a small pack which set out on the long run with an even smaller contingent for the short run. Both runs benefited from late arrivals and Loose Moose and Buzz Off were last back  having set out after the last short runner, Only a Yolk,  had already departed on her own, and they then decided to tackle the long run anyway. They measured the long run at over 8k having taken advice from the same bunch of lumberjacks who had destroyed the 6th F at the high point of the run, which was 110m. Meanwhile the sweeping hare ran out of oomph and was accompanied on a hastily arranged medium run (not a short cut!) by the GM and they were narrowly the first home after the short runners with the long run pack coming in more or less together, minus the errant Yardstick who went AWOL at the 6th F because he didn't ask the lumberjacks' advice! But then he's not Canadian is he?

Not a great start to 2018 turn-out-wise but things can only get better (can't they?) We can probably expect better runs this year as well, as this was set rather off-the-cuff in view of the advertised hare's lack of availability and the actual hares crowded lifestyle. But as the sun set behind the hills and the circle ground it's way to a conclusion there was still plenty of support for the beer truck despite  some January abstemiators trying to make up for all the abuse to their livers over the festive season.

So it's on on to HH3 tomorrow at the new big sala between Tha Kham and Keow Kloy and for those who enjoy the surreal experience of a Sex Sprinter map here it is!
...and for those who don't: From Tha Kham go South for 1.5k and turn left along the dirt road. From Wat Keow Kloy, go North for 500m and turn right oto the dirt road.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Dooty calls!

If you didn't make it to the last couple of runs of 2017 (and you are not alone) then it may have escaped your notice that they were, to put it mildly, lightly attended. But with Christmas, New Year and the rainy season (hopefully) behind us, there really is every reason to gird your loins, put on a pair of old runners and join SH3 this weekend to burn off a few of those excess pounds you've put on and then to put them all back on again after the run with the aid of a few beers.

More than that, if you know of anyone who has ever had half a mind to give the hash a try (and you only need half a mind to do it!) then this is the weekend to use all your persuasive powers to prevail upon them to make it this Saturday. There is even the possibility of a pick-up/drop off for runners living in Hatyai, details of which will be given out later if that seems like a good idea. And for those needing a ride from Songkhla the beer truck will be leaving the Hot Bread Shop as always at 2:30 p.m.

Details of the run are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1906, Saturday January 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Egghead
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 9.6k (1.6k beyond Wat Keow Kloy in the direction of Wat Nern Pijit) to the runsite on the right at 7 00.702°N  100 34.932°E. (From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and go South for 3.6k, or get to Wat Keow Kloy via Poonakan road and turn right for 1.6k.)

No news yet of HH3's run on Sunday so details will be posted later here and/or on the fb Messenger thread.

Nice try Beaver! But no cigar. Incidentally I'm taking the opportunity to steal some more of you favorite country as you're not going to be here. Tee hee hee!