Friday, November 30, 2018

Old haunts

This weekend we will be frequenting old haunts with two of the hash's most popular runsites being used by the two hashes. Saturday's SH3 run site is up the hill behind Prem's place with Sunday's HH3 run being from the football field in Poonakan:
Full details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harrier's run #1951, Saturday, December 1, 2018: 4:00 p.m.
Hare: Gaseous Clay
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 800m and turn left. Follow the road for about 800m, up the hill to Prem's place then continue up beyond it for about 1k to the run site on the right at the top of the hill. From Hatyai, to get into the new Yala road, since there is no direct access from the intersection heading East, you will need to do a U turn beyond the intersection on Kanjanawanit Road heading towards Songkhla and come back 200m and turn left to get into the new Yala road (unless in the meantime the main overpass has been opened - anyone know?)

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by the Beany family and friends and the run site is 4.5k down Poonakan from Wat Keow Kloy, on the left, or 6.5k up Poonakan on the right if you are coming from the other end.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

HH3 Tomorrow

Tomorrow's HH3 run site is at Nern Pijit and the coordinates given are 7°00'00.1"N 100°36'11.5"E. From Wat Keow Kloy at the top of Poonakan head towards Nern Pijit for 2.9k and turn left about 300 meters before Wat Nern Pijit and follow the road for 2.4k to the end of and just beyond the concrete and turn right for about 200 m to the run site. The hare is Sex Printer.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Get lost if you dare!

Where you want to go: The run site marked with a red blob;
not the pink blob which is a short-time resort... on the other hand... 
Following suggestions that last week's misdirections lacked the degree of accuracy to which Songkhla hashers have become accustomed in recent years, we have this week engaged the services of a world renowned company to provide us not just with accurately sited coordinates for this week's runsite but also with a map, centimeter-perfect distances and even photographs at critical points to ensure that you will arrive there in good time and without the slightest possibility of getting lost.
The run site, digitally enhanced for your viewing pleasure.
Details are: 
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1950, Saturday, November 24th 2018. 4:00 p.m. 
Hares: Not the Full Shilling, Worm and All Black.
Misdirections. From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k then turn right into Poonakan at Wat Keow Kloy for 4.2k and turn right (about 200 meters past the football field) for 210 meters to the runsite on the right at 7.0113798° 100.5457270°. From the bottom end of Poonakan, the turning is 6.8k on the left. Since the turning is not one we normally take, the two pictures below show it (upper) from the Keow Kloy direction and (lower) from the GM's direction. 
Sunday's HH3 run will be set by Sex Printer but details and we hope equally detailed clues as to its whereabouts will follow and be posted here and elsewhere later.
The turning to the run site off Poonakan coming from Wat Keow Kloy
Ditto from the other end of Poonakan

Friday, November 16, 2018

The Haberdasher delivers

This week's SH3 run will prove that contrary to ugly rumors about its inactivity, the haberdashery department is performing its function efficiently if slowly. So if you are among the 15 or so people who have been named over the last couple of months you will want to join this week's run in order to take delivery of your brand-spanking-new name T-shirt. The run itself is being set by the haberdasher's operative wing, Sex Sprinter and the details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1949, Saturday November 17, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Sex Printer and friends
Misdirections: From  Songkhla, either take the 16k turning right off the old Yala road and go 4.8k (1.3k past the big tree) then turn left and follow the road for about 1k to the run site at or close to  7.031905° 100.608985°, or get to Tha Kham (old Hatyai road 4.7k left and  go 6k) and turn left for 4.8k then turn right and go 1k etc. From Hatyai: get to Tha Kham and head east towards the big tree for 4.8k and turn right etc, Map below for the visually imaginative.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Kapook and Sex Star and sees a welcome (be charitable!) return to the south side of Route 43 where we haven't run for some time. From either Songkhla  or Hatyai get to the Klong Wa intersection beyond Central Festival/Macro and turn left onto Route 43 for around 2k then do a U turn just past the Chotiwat Factory and come back to the run site on the left. Route 43 can also be accessed via the old Hatyai road 4.7k left turning - follow the road past Wat Keow Kloy and beyond Nern Pichit for 13k then turn right onto Route 43 for about 11k and look for the run site on the left. Another helpful map below. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Second time lucky

Four hares at SH3 this week, all of whom will be setting their second runs, although the span between when the first of the first runs was laid and the final one is no less than 19 years:
Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1948, Saturday, November 10, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Hares: Totally Inadequate, Cookie Monster, Worm and Not The Full Shilling
Misdirections: From The Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7 k and turn left for 8k then turn right at Wat Khao Kloy onto Poonakan Rd. for 1.2k and turn right. Go 300m then turn left for another 300m to the runsite on the right a7.02684427°N, 100.5679035°E

Sunday's HH3 run has moved to Kuanjong at 6.975305°N 100.520625°E on the road leading to the forbidden temple. From Poonakan, take the Ban Nai Lai turning and go about 4k then turn left at the hash sign. The hare is Robocop. Map below.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

HH3, Sunday November 4th

The hares are the Beanie family and friends and the run site is: From the Tha Kham intersection head south for 1.2k and turn left for 600m to the run site on the right at 7.031053° 100.583835°. From Wat Keow Kloy the turning is 700m north and is on the right.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Courtesy of the birthday boys...

This week R2D2 and Egghead celebrate their birthdays which seems to happen with remarkable regularity about the beginning of November every year, so no surprise there. They will be joined by C3P0, who joins R2D2 pretty regularly, so also no big surprise, and just to cap this series of non-surprises, the run site will be at the big sala at Napong which Egghead has used on a couple of occasions previously to celebrate his birthday.  And all the usual stuff probably applies in that there will be a beer stop and the hares are making all the usual noises about new trails and undiscovered country (in Napong... yeah!).

But there will be at least one feature of this run that no one has experienced before for which the hares claim no responsibility. It might also be worth saying that this particular feature may herald a change in one of our most popular areas that might not be to everyone's taste, so this is definitely a run not to be missed if you want to experience hashing as it has been rather than how it might end up in the future!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1957, Saturday, November 3, 2018 4:00 p.m. (and we mean it this week!)
Hares: R2D2, Egghead and C3P0
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the traffic lights 300m after the PTT station, for 5.2k (at 4k, follow the road round to the right rather than going straight ahead) then turn left for 500m opposite the temple arch at Borogam to the run site opposite the big sala at 7.074533° 100.606564°. Note for motorcycle-borne hashers: the turning at 5.2k is covered in sand washed down the road by the recent rain so please be extremely careful when turning left as at least one distinguished  hasher has previously come to grief at this point!
From Hatyai the traffic lights are 13k from the Kor Hong traffic lights and the turning is on the right; or the run site can be approached via Tha Kham by going east for 5k and then turning left on the Kao Long road, then after 600m taking the right fork for about 2k through the village and turning left at the 2nd crossroads. The turn opposite Borogam is 3.2k on the right.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Sprinter and Toy Boy. No indication yet of a run site but expect details to magically appear and be posted here later. (See comment below!)