Friday, July 13, 2018

Ton up!

Saturday's SH3 run will be Buk Toy's 100th lay - only the third human hare to reach that milestone The run site is on the unused bit of the new Yala road above Napong and he will be accompanied by Chao Ngor, with Sex Sprinter also probably in the mix somewhere.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1932, Saturday July 14th 2018, 4:30 p.m.

Hares: Buk Toy, Chao Ngor and Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 6.5k and cross the carriageway onto the unused section of road then follow it for 500m to the run site at the top of the hill (7.086898° N 100.610967°E). From Hatyai the suggested route is to take the old Hatyai road to the Kuan Hin traffic lights then turn right and go 4k, then follow the road 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 right along the hard shoulder onto the unused section.

Sunday's HH3 run is out of Robocop and is at 6.992380° N100.527250° E which is about 1.5k from Poonakan along the Ban Nai Lai road, on the left (the BNR turning is 7.5 k down Poonakan from Wat Keow Kloy on the left or 3.5k up from the intersection with Kanjanawanit Road on the right). Map below.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Free the birds - Run 1931 Rehash

Due to public demand here is a picture of budgie smugglers, the apparel not the man, as modelled by past Australian PM Tony Abbot, ...and not nearly as impressive as our own Budgie Smuggler of course. Anyway thanks to Budgie Smuggler and a really impressive turnout by the Hatyai contingent, we had a relatively large attendance at the Songkhla Hash run yesterday, giving us further impetus to keep SH3 going, even if the farang contingent was rather tiny. If we can get even half as many farangs as we had Thais yesterday, at future runs, we may even make our next big goal, Run 2000 towards the end of next year. Of course having a few more people volunteering as hares, rather than the usual 2 or 3 will make this goal even easier to achieve. So come on let’s see some different hares for a change, and maybe even some “fun runs”. 
The run stats for yesterday were just under 6.0km (was that all? ..and that included all the false trails!) for the long run and just over 250m in total ascent. The short run was 4.2km with 150m ascent, although few if anyone completed the whole of the short run, possibly apart from Super Pig & Ruu Kap Jang, & our GM of course.

Friday, July 6, 2018


Ah, rubber! Doesn't it make you want to pull on a pair of shorts and some running shoes and leave your inhibitions at the run site?
Good news, tomorrow's run will feature plenty of this and lot's more as well. So please come along and make the hare's efforts worthwhile.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1931, Saturday, July 7th, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: 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 along the concrete & bitumen road for 2.7km, turn left and go 1.8km (bearing right) to the runsite amongst the rubber trees.
Runsite co-ordinates are: N 07° 01.58' E 100° 38.06'.
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 760m and turn right for 1.8km.

Sunday's HH3 runsite is as per the map below. From the Tha Kham Intersection go South for 1km and turn left (or from Wat Keow Kloy go North for 1km and turn right) follow the road for about 800m to the run site on the right. Sex Printer is the hare.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

A change of runsite to the runsite that it changed from in the first place

Today's HH3 runsite has now moved back to its original location (7.011608° 100.532303°) as whatever impediments to vehicles getting there have now been repaired by the owner (Pii Lak). So as you were: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right at Wat Keow Kloy into Poonakan for  about 5.8k and turn right. Follow the road to the right at a T junction after 300m, then swing left past Rong Rien Tungnai for a total of 700m. Then leave the road into the rubber on the track to the left and follow it to the run site.

Today's HH3 run site has been changed as shown below: 
Misdirections now read: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then right at Wat Keow Kloy into Poonakan for  about 5.8k and turn right. Follow the road to the right at a T junction after 300m, then swing left past Rong Rien Tungnai for a total of 700m to the run site on the left. Coordinates are: 7.008591° 100.534747°

Missed it!

...which is what most people did to run 1930. So after the heady masses of last weekend (60 hounds v 1 hare) it was back to Egghead and Harram v the hardcore (19 people, most of whom claimed anthropoid ancestors somewhere in their evolution).
For once more people opted for the long run while the short run was mostly made up of canines who arrived at the beer stop in two waves  with their human minders within about 35 minutes of the off. The long run weren't far behind with Sex Sprinter, who may have been economical with his trail etiquette (ok, he short-cut, as usual), arriving in 47 minutes, with All Black and Lot Rakaa last to arrive but only 5 minutes or so later. Everyone, including the doggy tendency then set off for the final kilometer back to the runsite, including Harram who initially decided to opt for a ride back to the run site but then realized her duty and set off to herd her conspecifics and the ape-descendants over the hill.
For the record, the long run 'all in' was 7.1k and All Black who avoided the F's measured it at 6.26k. The short run was about 3.5k and both runs got up to a high point of 90m or so just before the last F. Notable in returning was Crackwurst after an 8 month absence and Stick Insect after his week off last weekend. Gan Yao praised the hares for managing not to sully his run with paper, and was last home having avoided the beer stop again.