Monday, February 26, 2018


Yes, after an absence of 6 months, the Hatyai Full Moon Hash is back in action and will be the only place in town (well, strictly, out of town) where you can buy a beer on Thursday as the powers that be have invoked a nationwide ban on alcohol  just to encourage everybody to come along!

Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers, run #140, Thursday March 1, 2018; 7:00 p.m.
Hares: Inchdick and Sex Teacher
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the Old Hatyai Road for 4.7km past the Ko Yor 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 2.4km to the end of the bitumen, then turn right for 200m along the dirt road to the runsite. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and go south for 4.8km then turn left at the hash sign etc.
Normal stuff applies: Bring a hand/headlight if you intend to run and some food if you think you'll be hungry afterwards. Beer will be available via a baroque system of exchange known as cash at an exchange rate of 1 can/bottle for 40 Baht or multiples thereof. But please do come along and support/enjoy Full Moon Hash which is now in it's glorious 14th year. 

Details of Saturday's SH3 run will follow on Friday morning but will look remarkably similar to those above, i.e. the same hares and the same runsite. The run should feature added Beaver and quite possibly the return of Curry in A Hurry as well, so some rare hashing treats in store before we are all brought crashing back to earth at the CP factory with HH3 next Sunday!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sweeping changes at SH3 as Beavershot tops the poll

It was out with the old, in with the new at yesterday's SH3 AGM as Beavershot came out top in a closely fought race for the coveted position of Hash Nerd. Meanwhile GM, All Black narrowly retained her position but On Sec Throbbin' Hood was unceremoniously dumped in favour of former Beer Butch's Bitch's Ass, Little Tool, who later would not comment on suggestions that this was the first step in a bid for GM next year.
In other moves, R2D2, despite not being at the vote was appointed as Beer Butch with Yardstick confirmed as Hare Raiser and Sex Sprinter as Cultural Adviser, whatever that is. Only a Yolk was the surprise choice for Hash Haberdasher (she looked surprised anyway as she has repeatedly insisted that she has no wish to do the job) and Egghead retained his role as financial supremo. So there was no role for a relieved Stick Insect and the canine lobby was yet again unsuccessful in its attempt to gain a seat at the top table. Harram was later seen to be sulking in the back of the Egg-truck with Ma Mick whose only comment was "Aaarruuugh!"

With the official business out of the way, run 1913 began a little before the advertised time of 4:30 leaving late arrivals Conebrain and Gan Yao to desperately pursue the sizable pack as 27 of the 29 runners set out on some kind of run. Of those, 22 made the beer stop half way round the long run, just over half of whom then finished it, the remaining 10 including the 3 hares following the short run home. The long run with all the F's and the checkback was 6.9k with a total ascent of 175m and the highest point on both runs was at the beer stop which was at about 100m.

But the good news was that in addition to the two returning runners, there were six new runners and the beer truck was well and truly drunk (as were some of the later departees!) So an optimistic start to the second year of All Black's glorious reign and if we can build on this and stagger over the 30 mark, who knows, we might just make 2000 yet!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Democracy delayed

By popular demand, tomorrow's run will now start at 4:30 p.m., which means that we don't need to start the election until 4:15 p.m. and at 4:00 you can be indulging in a friendly debate with whoever else you can find at the run site about the burning issue of the day (who's buying the first round of beers?)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

On the stump

It's that time of year again when we elect a whole new committee and pledge our allegiance, or not as the case may be, to the GM for another year. Following last nights highly successful caucus at Oscars Bar at which a third table was only narrowly avoided by Conebrain agreeing to sit on the floor, there are dramatic developments afoot,  news of which will be revealed whenever I can fight my way through the fog that descended right about when we started talking about SH3.

The election will however take place tomorrow at about 4:00 p.m. right before the run which should therefore start at about 4:05 p.m.
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run #1913, Saturday, February 24, 4:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
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.

HH3's run on Sunday is from somewhere close to Tungnai School just off Poonakan Rd. From Wat Keow Kloy go down Poonakan for about 6k and then turn right at the hash sign and follow the road round past the school to the runsite on the left. Map below.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Flat choice!

A creditable turnout yesterday in the absence of some but not all of the Thai persuasion, and bolstered by the return of Totally Inadequate and his son, Mot, who probably wasn't even walking the last time his dad ran with us! The hare took the one-run option to avoid having to go out and lay a short run (actually he forgot to bring the paper, so opted to sweep instead!) but in the event, all but one of the short runners made it round the whole run, which All Black measured at 5.1k, well before dusk. The exception was Only a Yolk, who based on local knowledge, walked up the road from the first 360, only to get led astray by the only X at the 4th 360, from which she rejoined the run via crawling under some barbed wire and discovering the remains of a  recently deceased leopard cat in the process. Meanwhile, Eightball and Totally Inadequate managed to finally annoy the tethered bull out on the rice paddies, enraged by the long runners, into freeing itself from its moorings, from where it made a vain attempt to skewer Chao Ngor who was unphazed by the experience and later went on to put her life at risk for a second time by climbing the tree at the run site bearing some inedible fruit which no doubt possessed important medicinal properties.

HH3 today? The best that can be said is: Dam! Pru Toh! Which probably means that going to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turning left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) then looking for a sign on the right after about 1.5k will probably get you in the right direction. The hare is Robocop so a map would probably not help!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Gong Xi Fat Choice!

Our vernacular contingent are likely to be coming over all Chinese this weekend so there is some doubt about how many will be in a fit condition to run, and certainly on Saturday there are a number of significant absences to be expected. So all the more reason for those who do not claim some dim and distant connection to the middle kingdom to come to SH3 on Saturday and make the hare's efforts worthwhile-ish.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1912, Saturday February 17th 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Egghead
Misdirections: From the shattered remains of the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 5.3k and turn right into the road immediately before Coffee Chill to the run site at the T-junction about 100m down the hill past Coffee Chill at 7.092361°N 100.597899°E. From Hatyai, It is best not to come anywhere near the Ko Yo intersection but to turn right at the Kuan Hin traffic lights and go 4k then go straight ahead (i.e. left, as the road bends right). Go 1k then follow the hard top road left at the 4-way intersection for 500m and at the junction with the NYR, turn left for 1.6k and turn left immediately past Coffee Chill. If your hash name is Eightball and you are coming from the other side of the Ko Yo intersection - good luck! But we do hope you can make it.

Sunday's HH3 details are awaited which is shorthand for Robocop having to set another run at short notice as Sex Printer is apparently among those with unsuspected Chinese ancestry, so is likely to be unavailable! Details will be posted later in all the usual places.

Friday, February 9, 2018

The hare announces...

Songkhla Hash House Harriers. Saturday 10th February 2018. Time: 16:00. 
Run #: 1911
Hare: Gan Yao

Gan Yao's Amazing Scenic Extravaganza

 From the Ko Yoh Intersection: Take the old Hat Yai road for 4.7KM and 
turn left. Go 7.8 KM and just after the Wat Khao Kloi (50 MT after) take  the turn on the left. Drive through the village (there are lots of kids, please drive carefully)  and after 200 MT bear left over the small bridge. Follow the track and at the T junction turn right to runsite alongside the track.

Sunday's HH3 run is from the football field behind Ban Sai Kao  (7.033055°N 100.624710°E) and the hare is Kai Jeow. From Songkhla take the OYR for 16k to Wat Khun Thong and turn right then go 3.5k and turn left just after the big tree. Follow the road straight ahead for 800m to the run site. From Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for about 6.5k to the big tree and turn right etc.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sticky Stuff


So the Sticky one is setting a run this week, and it's from the same run site near the water tower at Napong that he used the last time round but he promises that the wall of death won't be featured this week! Misdirections are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run# 1910, Saturday February 2, 2018, 4:00 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 should  be from Super Pig's auxiliary residence near the former abattoir in Soi 10 at the PSU end of Poonakan (6.998133°N 100.515269°E) this week as long as the grass gets cut in time and no one else succumbs to the grim reaper!