Friday, August 31, 2018

You gotta know when to hold....

This Saturday sees the running of the annual SH3 Mother Hen memorial 5-card draw poker run. Don't remember that one? Well that's because it's the first time this soon to be regular feature of hashing in Songkhla has actually been held. More information at the run-site tomorrow when hare, Little Tool has worked out the kinks.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1939, Saturday September 1st 2018. 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Little Tool and Egghead.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin Traffic lights. Follow the road for 6k (don't turn left at 4k, but follow the road round to the right) and turn right at the hash sign, then at the Y junction in 150m turn right to the run site on the left at 7.066813N 100.605000E. From Hatyai, the turn at the Kuan Hin traffic lights is to the right, or you can go via the Tha Kham crossroads and head east towards the big tree. After 5k, turn left under the new temple arch on the road heading for Kao Long then after 600m take the right fork on the Y junction and head through 2 villages for about 1.8k, crossing one crossroad in the process. At the second crossroad turn left and go 2.5k then turn left at the hash sign, etc.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set from the football field at Tung Ngai (Poonakan Rd., 4.5k down from Wat Keow Kloy or 6,5k up from the Kanjanawanit road traffic lights). The hares include Nong Gop and the real Sex of the Man.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Run 1938

A good turnout again with one new runner, Seb, and a brief return visit from Raccoon Ass ensuring our continuing existence, but also our ongoing search for hares. As usual Egghead has been filling the breach, but come on all we can't let him do it ALL the time, so please, if at all possible let him have a break from time to time. Offer to set a run now!
Back to yesterday's runs. The short run was a flattish run with no big hills, while the long run was a flattish run with just the one hill. The long run length, including the 8 "F"s and one checkback, which nobody found, totalled 7.4km and the maximum elevation was less than 200m, so all in all seemed to be enjoyed by even some of the short runners joining the long runners ranks. The short run was quite long at 4.6km and reached an elevation of almost 100m.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The yardo now leaving.... and a pre-training run.

Saturday's SH3 run will be Yardo's last for a month or so as he is off to PNG to fill the Talen coffers again. Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1938, Saturday August 25, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: 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. After 2.0km turn left and proceed approximately 1.2km along the new concrete & dirt road to the runsite at 7° 01.922' N  100° 38.514' E. 

Hatyai visitors take the Nam Noi - Thung Wang road through Ban Tha Kam to Ban Sai Khao then go straight ahead past the big tree for 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by the up-coming train event long-run team  whose anguished cries about the state of the hill they are supposed to be going over have been audible and of unusual vehemence! So on Sunday they will be trying out some of the friendly bits of their run as an A-B with the run site adjacent to the big quarry on the New Hatyai road at N7° 06.150' E 100° 31.042'. 

The runsite can be approached from the New Hatyai road. If coming from Songkhla, from the Ko Yo intersection take the new Hatyai road for about 8.5k and turn left just after the True Moves tower on the road heading for Nam Noi. After about 350m turn left and go 500m to the runsite. From Hatyai approaching the runsite from the NHR will involve going past the run site for almost 2k and doing a U turn then coming back and turning left. Alternatively from the OHR at the Nam Noi traffic lights turn left (from Hatyai) or right (from Songkhla) and go about 5.5k then turn right for the runsite. Map now added below.

Finally, for those who don't know, Raccoon Ass (Mel Herring) is in town for a few days and will be having a few beers in Songkhla tomorrow evening probably starting at Oscars Bar around 7:30 p.m. so if you can please come along and make it a night to remember for Raccoon Ass.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Hatyai H3 tomorrow, 19-8-2018

From the Ko Yo intersection take the 4.7k turn off left from the OHR and head for Tha Kham (6k) Turn left for about 4.5k and look for the hash sign on the right at   7.039606° 100.609055° or a bit beyond. Follow the track for about 1k. From  Hatyai get to Tha Kham (north for 2k from Wat Keow Kloy or East from Nam Noi for 7k) and head East towards the big tree for 4.5k etc.