Thursday, October 17, 2019

Outstationing!

This weekend, HH3 and SH3 swap slots with the HH3 outstation run taking place on Saturday and the SH3 run following on Sunday. The HH3 outstation run is at the same runsite as the HH3 run 3 weeks ago  illustrated above. For the verbally inclined: Take the road to Hatyai Airport and immediately before the security check at the entrance, turn right onto the 4037 for 300m then follow the road left as it becomes the 4045 and go 2.7k along the perimeter of the airport. Follow the road for 1k as it turns left, right and left again then take the first right turning (5045) and follow that road for about 14k until it meets the 5071. Turn left for 2k then turn left at the hash sign and follow the road/track for about 600m to the run site at 6°53'33.5"N 100°14'15.3"E Click here for a Google Maps pin. 
The run itself is advertised as starting at 3:00 p.m. and there is a car rally preceding it which will start from the Rama V statue in Hatyai Park at about 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to do the car rally would be well advised to contact Sex Printer pronto to register interest as there is likely to be a get-together on Friday evening at which stickers etc. will be distributed.

SH3's run will take place on Sunday, 20th October and the details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers run # 1997, Sunday, October 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Stick Insect and All Black
Misdirections: From the Samrong traffic lights at the Kao Seng intersection near Rajapath, take the Hatyai (Kanjanawanit) road for 4.8k and. turn left through the temple archway for Wat Bang Daan. Go 100m. Turn right immediately over the bridge (before the wat) and follow the concrete road for 700m to the runsite on the right. From Hatyai Go 1.7k. past the New Yala Road-Koh Yoh fly-over. Turn right towardsWat Bang Daan and go 100m. Turn right immediately over the bridge (before the wat) and follow the concrete road for 700m to the runsite on the right at 7° 8'12.0"N 100°35'28.35"E. Click here for Google Maps pin

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

SH3 2000th run

Could anyone who is intending to come to the 2000th run on November 9th but has not so far given their name to me please do so today by commenting on this post (or by e mail or on the SH3 Facebook Messenger page) The registration fee of 250 Baht for named SH3 runners does not need to be paid until the beginning of November but we need to order T shirts this week so we really need to have a good idea of numbers.
Registration will remain open right up to the day but anyone registering later than today will have to take their chance on the availability of the T shirt.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Wear a yellow T shirt...

HH3 have asked that if possible could attendees at today's HH3 run wear a yellow T shirt?



... just passing on the message!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Hare raising!

This week, SH3's trusty Hare Raiser does what he was elected to do (not that we told him that at the time!) set runs when no one else steps up to do so!

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1996, Saturday October 12, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling, Worm and Mai Dtem Baht
Misdirections: 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 1.2k and turn left  for 500m to the runsite on the left at 7.019139° 100.568958°. From the other end of Poonakan, the turning is 9.8k and is on the right.

HH3's run on Sunday will be in Songkhla from somwhere in the vicinity of the naga's head statue up at the end of the peninsula north of Kao Teng Guan. The precise runsite location has not yet been announced but will be added later. The format is a run which is likely to involve teams and collecting things for prizes. There will then be the usual food and circle and for those who want to party, the fun will go on late into the night with camping for anyone who doesn't fancy the drive home. There will however not now be a full moon run following the HH3 run as after recces, both the HH3 hares and the prospective HFMH3 agreed that setting two runs on the same day in that area that don't intersect was next to impossible.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Sai Kao...now with added HH3

Geddit? Geddit? Oh, never mind. 

This week's SH3 run is from behind Ban Sai Kao on the track out to the waterfall. Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1995, Saturday October 5, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and doggies.
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right at Wat Khun Thong for 3.5k then turn left immediately after the big tree. (If coming from Hatyai get to Tha Kham and head east for 5k then turn right just before the big tree). After 150m bear right and follow signs through the village for 850m to a T junction and turn left for 200m then turn right and follow the road/track for 1.1k to the run site just up the track on the right at 7.024685°N 100.619107°E. Click here for a Google Maps pin. For vehicles with low ground clearance there is a flat parking area available a little further along the main track on the left.
HH3's run on Sunday is being set by Sex Printer, Toy Boy and Syntax Error from just off Poonakan Road in the turning on the left (from Wat Keow Kloy) at 4.8k (or 6.2k up from the other end - the second right turning after Wat Thung Ngai). Click here for Google Maps pin or see the map below. 

And don't forget that this Friday evening there is a quiz night at the under-new-management Oscars Bar with Eightball posing the questions and Hot Buns as the new mein hostess. The quiz starts at 8 p.m. or thereabouts and rumor has it that previous advice notwithstanding, this will be Toolbox, a.k.a. Pui's last night in Songklhla so just in case you  have missed either of the two previous opportunities to say goodbye, come along and do so on Friday!

Finally, as everyone should know by now, SH3's 2000th run will be happening on 9th November and there will be  a special run and a party to follow at the Thung Jaeng restaurant on the new Yala road. The registration fee will include a T shirt and dinner following the circle with free beer and soft drinks all evening.  This week will be your first chance to register for the event and Songkhla and Hatyai H3 runners will enjoy special reduced rates depending on status. Registrations can be made either at the SH3 or the HH3 runs this weekend or next weekend. After that registrations will be accepted but you may have to wait for your T shirt.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

What's eating Bob?

This weeks' SH3 run is being set by... go on, guess!
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1994, Saturday, September 28, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling,  Worm and Mai Dtem Baht
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k  then turn right (at Wat Keow Kloy into Poonakan Rd.) and go 5k then turn left just before Wat Tung Ngai (or if coming from the other end of Poonakan, the turning is 6k on the right just after the wat). Follow the road for about 3.2k and turn right at the hash sign for 1.2k to the run site at 6°59'20.9"N 100°32'50.7"E -  click here for Google Maps pin.

HH3's run on Sunday is being set by Nong Golf, Yeo Guan, Sound Chef and Sex Kapook from a run site about 20k west of Hatyai Airport at 6°53'33.5"N 100°14'15.3"E; click here for a Google Maps pin or follow the map below.

Finally Little Tool and Toolbox will be saying goodbye again (and they really mean it this time!) on Friday evening at Oscars Bar. Come along and help Little Tool to fly off to Qatar with a hangover. No quiz, no free food, no strippers, just good company and beer to cry into!


Thursday, September 19, 2019

This weekend's runs

A picture is worth a thousand words and a good map is even more valuable... Never mind, written instructions will just have to do! Details of SH3's run this week are;
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1993, Saturday September 21, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Buk Toy and Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right at Wat Khun Thong then go 5k and turn left at the hash sign and follow the road/track for about 1.6k to the run site. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head East for 4.3k then turn right at the hash sign.

Sunday's HH3 run is being held at Egg Towers and will be set by the Egg family in a rather belated celebration of Egghead's accession to the ranks of the academically unemployable. Anyone who missed his late appearance at HH3 two weeks ago in his finery will get another chance at a selfie with yer man in the gown but be early as the run will start at 4:00 p.m. and particularly if you want to do the short run you will need to be there on time to catch the transport to the start of the run. Egg Towers is loosely speaking as per the map below or for those who like to read their directions: from Hatyai take Kanjanawanit road towards Songkhla and turn right at the Kuan Hin traffic lights (13k from the Ko Hong intersection or 6k past the Nam Noi traffic lights). From Songkhla take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the traffic lights just  past the PTT station, then go 5.2k and turn right through the Borogam temple arch. Go ahead for 150m then bear right and go 300m keeping the temple wall on your left. At a T junction turn left and after 50m turn right. Park off the road on either side of the track.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

.... not quite Groundhog Day!

I think you could say though, that the country between the new east-west road & Route 43 has been well and truly used & abused. We probably could squeeze a Full Moon run out of the area in a month or three, but we may have to let the ground fallow for a well, as well as giving the hard working local farmers a break. And a chance to pick up the rest of the shreddy!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Go back and do it again!

This week's SH3 run is from the same runsite as last week's run and features the same hare. The details are therefore:


Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1992, Saturday September 14, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k past the Ko Yor intersection, turn left and go 10.6k (i.e. 2.8k past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and proceed 2.4k to the end of the bitumen, then turn right for 250m to the runsite, the co-ordinates of which are: 6°59'55"N 100°36'17"E. Click here for a Google Maps pin.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Beanie and friends from the run site at 7°01'52.4"N 100°35'02.4"E: From the Tha Kham crossroads head south for about 1.2k and turn left or from Wat Keow Kloy head north for about 700m and turn right. Follow the road for about 600m to the run site on the right. Map below.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Full moon September

This month's full moon run happens tomorrow, Thursday September 14th 2019 at 7:00 p.m. The hare is Jing Reed, a.k.a. Not the Full Shilling and the run site is just past Wat Keow Kloy.
Misdirections: From Songkhla take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8.7k, then turn right just after the CPAC facility to the runsite in the rubber at 7°01'05.8"N 100°34'57.6"E. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head south for 2.7k then turn right etc.
Usual stuff applies: bring a hand/head light if you intend to run and some food to share if you think you will be hungry. Full moon special brew will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you want to bring your own beer and share it with your mates, that's ok.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The road to....

Nowhere?

Apparently not! Whereas this inviting looking road used to just "peter" out into nothing, recent developments have changed it into the highway to hash heaven, which is what your Saturday hare...(s...watch this space) will be exploring this week. Details are:

Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1991, Saturday September 7, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From Songkhla, take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k past the Ko Yor intersection, turn left and go 10.6k (i.e. 2.8k past Wat Khao Kloi and about 350m before Wat Noen Phichit). Turn left at the hash sign and proceed 2.4k to the end of the bitumen, then turn right for 250m to the runsite, the co-ordinates of which are: 6°59'55"N 100°36'17"E, or if you prefer: N6.9986° E100.6047°, or click here for a Google Maps pin.
Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Sex Printer and heavy (or light) friends. The runsite is the one from which GG got stung, which seems to identify it in most people's minds, but in case you want something more scientific: from Poonakan, turn at Wat Tungnai (5k from Wat Keow Kloy on the right, 6k from the other end on the left) and go 2.8k to the runsite on the right at 7.029176° N 100.545478°E. Alternatively, get to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) and go 3.6k then turn right at Wat Prutoh and follow the road for 1.4k to the runsite on the left. Map below. BUT (and it's a big but!) if you are planning on coming from the PSU end of Poonakan, don't forget that the PSU graduation ceremony is taking place at the convention center with a long name so it would be best to avoid the bottom end of Poonakan around 4 p.m. and bear in mind that there may also be some other road closures around that time affecting Kanjanawanit (old Hatyai) road as the princess makes her way home after the ceremony.

Finally, don't forget that there is a quiz night this Friday (6th September) at Oscar Bar with Bob, a.k.a. Not the Full Shilling, making his debut as quiz master. The SH3 team will be trying to repair the damage done to their Teflon image last time round when the Baldies, not to put too fine a point on it, creamed, wiped the floor, stuffed and/or roundly beat them depending on your taste in euphemisms. The quiz should start at around 8:00 p.m. with Mein host and hostess Little Tool and Toolbox enlivening what could be their last quiz with snacks and appetizers, reasonably priced beer and the sheer magnitude of their massive personalities! What more do you need?

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Saturday's SH3 runsite; now with added HH3!

As you can see, Saturday's runsite as illustrated by those nice Google people currently  has a kind of rustic not to say riparian feel to it although parking may be a little tricky and a pair of wellies might be the ideal footwear! But maybe the hares will be arranging for the water to be pumped out and for earth-moving equipment to get rid of all those unsightly rocks and trees to give us a nice flat runsite in time for the run, details of which are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1990,  Saturday, August 31, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling and Worm
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. From the bottom end of Poonakan, the turning is 6.8k on the left. Click here for Google Maps pin.
HH3's run this week is being set by Robocop and anonymous friends and the run site seems likely to be that used by WiWi and Eightball for SH3 run 1982, for which, without wishing to tempt fate, the coordinates are:7.068413°N 100.510201°E.  From the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old Hatyai road, turn right (if coming from Songkhla, left from Hatyai) for 550m then turn left and follow the road for about 1.6k to the runsite on the edge of the swamp.

Finally, don't forget that there is a farewell party for Toolbox and Little Tool (a.k.a. Pui and Mark) at Oscars Bar tonight (Friday, August 30th) starting at 7:00 p.m.  Come along and commiserate at the departure from Songkhla of two of the nicest people you are ever likely to meet!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

1989

Here is yesterday's SH3 run, 6.9k long run in green-red-green) and 4.7k short run (all green - see below for a relive version) so failing to hit the golden ratio. But everyone seemed to enjoy avoiding the worst (or best depending on your viewpoint) of the hills as the long run never went over 100m with the short run topping out at 60m unless you were the unlucky person who found the single F. The beer stop managed to get almost everyone together apart from Superpig and Hell's Nurse who discovered that it weas not included on the medium run (whatever that was!) But a good turnout for a change with most people doing some kind of run and a raucus circle following at which Lot Ralai got a free renaming to Kam Rai courtesy of being the GM's offspring!
Yesterday's short run ...
https://www.relive.cc/view/gh39468900555

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Running by the golden ratio

What do the Pyramids of Giza and Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa have in common with Saturday's SH3 run? Quick answer: They are all designed using the Golden Ratio.

The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio of 1.618:1. It is commonly found in nature, and when used in a design, it fosters organic and natural-looking compositions that are aesthetically pleasing. So Saturdays long run will be exactly 1.618 times as long as the short run and the total of the two runs will be exactly 1.618 times as long as the long run alone. And if that isn't enough, there will be a (buy-your-own) beer stop as well! All in the name of setting an aesthetically pleasing run.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1989, Saturday, August 24, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the New Hatyai  road.for 8.5k and turn left for 1.1k, then turn left near the sala with the blue roof - picture below, for 700m to the run site on the right at N7.09490 E100.51858. If you are coming from the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old Yala road (where there will be no hash sign), the turning is 4.4 km and on the right, Oh,  and please try not to knock the old lady off of her bike!

Sunday's HH3 run is close to Na Mom on Route 43. The run site is at 
6°57'20.7"N 100°32'45.2"E or click here for a google maps pin. For oldies who prefer things in English, from the Old Hatyai road take the 4.7k left turn and follow the road past Wat Keow Kloy and Wat Nern Pijit for about 14k until it hits route 43. Turn right and go about 4.3k to the Nam Om traffic lights then go a further 550m and turn left for 200 m to the run site on the left. From Hatyai, take Route 43 left from the Khlong Wa intersection beyond Macro/Central Festival and go 8.5k to the Na Mom traffic lights and do a U turn, then come back 550 meters and turn left for 200m. The hares are Nong Gop and friends.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Same place different time

Wednesday night's full moon run was so successful that we will be doing it all over again on Saturday - same hare, same runsite but this time we should be able to see where we are going!
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1988, Saturday August 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Yardstick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road for 16.0km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Proceed for 2.0km along the concrete & bitumen road, then turn left and go 1.2km along the concrete & dirt road to the runsite at N7° 01.922' E100° 38.514'. Click here for Google Maps pin.
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 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km. 
Take care when driving along the narrow concrete road to the runsite, as there are high drop-offs if you run off the concrete.


Hatyai Hash's run on Sunday will be set by Robocop from the football field beyond Wat Nern Pijit at 6.987984°N 100.571556°E. The map for the run site is below. At the old Hatyai road 4.7k turn off turn left for 12.3k and turn right for 1k to the football field on the right.


Monday, August 12, 2019

Full mooning in the age of Aquarius

This month's full moon run will take place on Wednesday 14th August, which falls within the star sign of Aquarius, which, as we all know.... 

"... is the sign of the humanitarian and is represented by a woman carrying a jug of water. The woman symbolizes the healer in us all and the water symbolizes the heavy emotions, the pain, and the suffering of the world."

Ah, yes, well pain and suffering - we all know about that don't we? After HH3's monster on Sunday, culminating for the second week in a row with a beer stop that was out of this world, as in it was so far up a hill that it was almost in the sky! So if you are sore of limb and stiff of joint and in need of some humanitarian aid in the form of Beer Leo, come along and enjoy a kinder gentler experience at the hands of our very own mystical healer, Inchdick.
Details are:
Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run # 147, August 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Inchdick
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road for 16.0km (5.3km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Proceed for 2.0km along the concrete & bitumen road, then turn left and go 1.2km along the concrete & dirt road to the runsite at N7° 01.922' E100° 38.514'. Click here for Google Maps pin.
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 1.4km and turn right for 1.2km.
Take care when driving along the narrow concrete road to the runsite, as there are high drop-offs if you run off the concrete.Usual stuff applies. Bring a hand/head light of you intend running and some food if you think you will be hungry (and it is worth repeating that Moo Sahb will still be in Bangkok so the Egg family will not be able to provide food this time round). Beer Leo will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you prefer, bring your own beer and share it with your mates.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

This weekend's runs

With due apologies ... SH3's run details this weekend are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1987, Saturday August 10, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hare: Sex Sprinter
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the old Yala road for 16k and turn right just before Wat Khun Thong. Follow the road for 1.5k and turn left and follow the track for 300m then turn right for 100m to the runsite at 7.037856, 100.642830 (click here for Google maps pin). From the the Hatyai direction, head east from the Tha Kham intersection for about 6k to the big tree then go straight ahead towards Wat Khun Thong for 2k and turn right for 300m etc. (Map below)

Hatyai Hash's run tomorrow is a special in memory of the late Khun Hlek ("Ironman", picture below) who tragically passed away after suffering breathing problems during a marathon 2 weeks ago. The run fee will be 150 Baht and all the money raised will go towards helping his kids (Blue Dog and Rotweiler). The run will start early so it is suggested to be at the run site which is the football field in Poonakan Road  (7.010244° 100.548180°,map at bottom) before 3:30 p.m. Please try and turn out for this one as he was a lovely guy and his kids, who are both runners at HH3, deserve all the help we can give them.


Friday, August 2, 2019

It's never too late....

Following a late-notified no-show, this week's SH3 details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1986, Saturday, August 3, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 8k, then turn right (at Wat Keow Kloy, into Poonakan) for 1.2k and turn left for 500m to the runsite at 7.019247° N 100.569005° E. The long run will, as usual, be a dead-hare run but as long as there are some short runners up for the challenge, the short run will be laid live with the hare getting a 10 minute start.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Safe-T-Cut, ITUT and Sex Lecture. Map below.
From Wat Keow Kloy, take Poonakan for about 5k and turn left before Wat Tung Ngai then look for the hash sign/run site on the right. From The other end of Poonakan, the turning at Wat Tung Ngai is at about 6k on the right.

And don't forget that tonight (Friday August 2) there is a quiz night at Oscars Bar in Songkhla to which all are welcome, indeed desperately needed to try and prevent another head to head between the team formerly known as the Evil Teachers and the SH3 old-timers, who ground their way to a draw last time around. The quizmaster is Egghead and the quiz should start at 8:00 p.m so please try to be on time.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

HH3 tomorrow

In keeping with tradition, here is the map for the HH3 run tomorrow just in time to confuse the hell out of anyone checking in on TOS for directions today. So let's just stress this again: These are the directions for the Sunday HH3 run of 28th July. If you want the directions to today's SH3 run then scroll down!
From the Old Hatyai road 4.7k left turning go 14k through Tha Kham, past Wat Keow Kloy and onwards to Wat Nern Pijit, then stay on the road  until it hits route 43. Go (carefully!) across route 43 and in 300m, after crossing the railway, bear left at the first hash sign and after about 1k, turn right at the second sign. The run site is on the right. Hares are Beanie, Syntax Error and Ee Geng Bang

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Where the excavators play

Progress marches on, or in Songkhla's case it crawls along on caterpillar tracks. Yes, our old friends the excavators have been out in the countryside around Napong where this week's SH3 run takes place, so some new trails have appeared and some old ones have been subsumed in the process. But the run will take in some varied terrain, explore some old run sites, and maybe even go where no run has gone before.

Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1985, Saturday, July 27, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares Egghead and Harram
Misdirections. From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4k and turn left at the Kuan Hin traffic lights. Go 5.2k and turn left opposite the temple arch at Wat Borogam for 500m to the runsite on the right opposite the big sala at 7.074643°N 100.606273°E. Click here for Google Maps location. From Hatyai, the Kuan Hin lights are 6k beyond the Nam Noi traffic lights and the turning is on the right. (Alternative routes via Tha Kham available on request. Just leave a comment below.)

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by ITUT and is being advertised as a one-run-suits-all affair. The general location seems to be somewhere in the vicinity of Route 43/Na Mom but more details will be posted here when available.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

HH3 tomorrow

Tomorrow's HH3 runsite (repeat, tomorrow, Sunday's HH3 run site) is at: 6°59'10.7"N 100°31'24.9"E. Click here here for link. From Wat Kheow Kloy take Poonakan Rd for 7.5k and turn left into the Ban Nai Lai-Kuanjong road for about 1.9k then turn left at the hash sign to the runsite. Map above. The hares are Sound Chef, Nong Gop and Yeo Guan.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

And for our next number....

This weeks' SH3 run is a little bit further up the OYR than Yardo has been taking us of late, not only to access some new country but also to avoid the drive through the village which can be a bit tricky, particularly after the run.



Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1984, Saturday July 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Yardstick and All Black
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection take the Old Yala Road south for 19.0km (9.7km from the NYR / OYR intersection at Ang Thong) and turn right. Go 1.6kms, going straight ahead at the ‘T’ junction, to the runsite. Runsite co-ordinates are N7.003° E100.658°. Click here for link to Google Maps.
If coming from Hatyai, take the New Chana Road for 24.0kms from the overpass on the Kanchanwanit Road at Khlong Wa intersection, or 11.2kms from the Phichit Road junction. Turn left at the traffic lights, then left again after 700m onto the Old Yala Road. From the junction with the OYR go 2.2kms north before turning left, then go 1.6kms straight on to the runsite.

HH3's details for Sunday are still awaited and will be posted later. Meanwhile don't forget the Oscar Bar 5th anniversary party on Friday (July 19th) 19:00 - 02:00 Details below.
Join the celebrations on Friday night as Oscars turns 5 years old. Live music will feature the acoustic guitar and vocals of George Edward from London. There will be complementary food including Thai food by Pui and Mark's famous Gumbo. We look forward to seeing you all here

Monday, July 15, 2019

Full mooning

This month's full moon run will happen on Tuesday this week. Details below:

Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #146, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Hare: Kai Jeow
Misdirections: From Songkhla get to the big tree and head west towards Tha Kham for about 1k then turn right under the temple arch;  After 600m bear left and follow the road heading for Phu Kao Long for 1k to the runsite on the right at 7.050051° 100.613587°. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head east towards the big tree for about 5k then turn left under the temple arch etc.

Usual stuff applies: bring a head or hand light if you are intending to do either the long or short runs, and some food to share if you think you will be hungry after the run. Beer (Leo) will be on sale at 40 Baht a can but if you prefer to bring your own beer to share with your mates, that's ok.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Up memory Lane

Here is what yesterday's SH3 runs (short in green, long in red + green) look like on Google Earth - sadly no action-packed Relive version is available as Little Tool, who provides these things was the sole occupant of the run site during the run, opting to nurse some injuries as he finalized the preparation of the wonderful food that followed the pack's returns.

But otherwise, everybody did some sort of run with all but All Black and Peppered Pussy attempting the second hill crossing, or in the case of the short run the only hill crossing, at the top of which the errant Gan Yao was discovered having taken another route up the hill from the wrong side. The long run weighed in at 8.4k all up reducing to 7.3k without the F's and X's while the 'short' run topped 6k, or about 5.1k for those who avoided them. The total ascent for the long run was about 280m, while that for the short run was about 160m. Full marks to Nok Air, Lowbat and Tee for persevering with the second hill on the long run despite getting delayed before the beer stop, but still managing to get back to the run site before dark, and to everybody for getting down the jungle section of the descent without injury, the only casualty being a lost handphone, retrieved and returned to its owner by Chao Ngor.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Memory Lane

Here's a rather antiquated view of the entrance to Saturday's SH3 runsite neatly edited to hide the fact that the Street View image still shows the new Yala road as a two-lane road without a central divide. That has all changed of course and the NYR is now firmly divided although for anyone approaching from the southern direction, there is a U turn about 100m before the turning... just saying. Otherwise the closest U turn is about 1.4k beyond the turning into the runsite.
Full details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1983, Saturday July 13, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and Harram
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 4.2k and turn left at  7.100799°N 100.597290°E. After 30m, take the rough track going straight ahead (i.e., don't follow the main track to the left) for about 150m to the run site. From Hatyai, get to the Ko Yo Intersection via either the new or old road then go under the overpass and take the first U turn  just after Bangkok Bank then come back to the turning into the NYR. Alternatively, on the old road, take the right turn at the Kuan Hin traffic lights just before the PTT station and after 4k go straight ahead as the road bends to the right. Follow the road for a further 1.5 k until it hits the NYR and turn left. The runsite entrance is about 2k down on the opposite side of the road - your choice of which U turn to use!

No tidings yet of the HH3 run this Sunday or of a possible full moon run next week. With the full moon actually falling on Wednesday (17th July) the second of two consecutive holidays so maybe Tuesday, 16th would be a good idea? Kai Jeow is standing by to be the hare! Watch this space!

The Hatyai H3 directions for Sunday seem to again involve the Tungnai-Prutoh road: From Poonakan, turn at Wat Tungnai (5k from Wat Keow Kloy on the right, 6k from the other end on the left) and go 2.8k to the runsite on the right at 7.029176° N 100.545478°E. Alternatively, get to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) and go 3.6 k then turn right at Wat Prutoh and follow the road for 1.4k to the runsite on the left. The Hares are Beanie, Sound Chef, 48 and Mrs Bean. Map below.


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

On-on Paak Maa

Sad news reaches us of Cat a.k.a. Paak Maa. After many years of retirement from the hash she finally lost her battle to outlive her owner, Stick Insect. So no doubt she's now in that big endless doggy trail in the sky frolicking with other great historical hash dogs like Chicken Killer and Fufu. Or more likely, snarling at them. We miss you, Cat.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

New runners? (Now with corrected coordinates and map for HH3)

Saturday's hares have spent some time explaining to the locals what they were doing wandering apparently aimlessly in their countryside this week, and some have expressed interest in joining us this weekend, particularly this group, who seemed to think that the conditions might suit their temperament.

Details are: 
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1982, Saturday, July 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Wi Wi and Eightball.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the New Hatyai Road for 8.2k and turn left (just after the True Moves tower) for 3.6k then turn right for around 2k to the run site at N07.04.086 (or 07.081) E100.30.638. (or 100.51063)
From Hatyai (or from Songkhla via the old Hatyai road): get to the Namnoi traffic lights and turn left (right, if coming from Songkhla) for 1.7k and turn left for about 2.0k to the run site.
Doggie directions: The hares advise that there may be a couple of road crossings involved in the run so it would be a good idea if you are intending to bring one or more doggies to make sure that you equip yourself with leads to get them across safely.

Sunday's HH3 run is from the big sala behind the CP factory: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 6.5k and do a U turn then come back 100m and turn left for about 1k to the runsite on the right behind the community center. From Hatyai, look out for earlier alternative left turns off the OHR which may be signed and then follow your instincts! The hares are ITUT and friends. Map to follow when available below!.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Slipping! And HH3 today

Here is run 1981 which with only 6 humans and 3 dogs on the long run and at 8.4k all-in (about 7k without all the F's and X's) took the pack the best part of 2 hours to complete. Meanwhile, the fleet-footed short-run pack, consisting of 7 people and 2 dogs, who alternated on the two halves of the run, were all at the beer stop within about 30 minutes and completed the 4.5k or so in around an hour.

The highlight (or low point, depending on how you look at it) of the long run was the trail out of the valley after the 4th 360 which required two of the dogs to be carried, with the result that the trail over some old felled timber gave way allowing at least two of the packs to slip through to the rocks below.

But the main slippage of the day was in our numbers which are again tending to fall towards the level where potential hares are starting to think, what's the point? This particular run took 2 long recces and 2 outings to lay and poor old Lucky who was present on all of them was too tired to even contemplate actually coming to the run lest she might be asked to do any more work! Her absence plus the absence of the third hare, Palm Job, who is forgiven since he provided the copious beer for the 2 beer stops, and the absence of pretty much the whole of our normal HH3 support, meant that the work that went into trying to lay a challenging run simply resulted in the small pack having to struggle to get home before dark. Which was a shame because those who came clearly enjoyed the experience, as, with the exception of the early departing Nosin, everyone stuck around and enjoyed Only a Yolk's Kao Soi and the good humored circle that followed, and the party only broke up at around 8 p.m.

Ok, so the moral is that everybody (well, almost everybody) has lives outside the hash, but it would be kind of nice if they could be organized so that Saturday late afternoon's and early evenings (and we're only talking about 2 or 3 hours here) could be kept sacrosanct. No one objects if people have to leave early to fulfill social duties but at least try and come along and do the runs to make the hare's efforts worthwhile,

'Nuff said!

Today's HH3 runsite has changed and is now at the top of the road above Wat Prutoh as shown in the map below. Based on the previously published directions, if coming from the Prutoh end of the PT-Tungnai road turn right after 300m immediately before the Or Bor Tor office and then follow the road around the village and up the hill for about 2.3k to the runsite at  7.025286°100.532241°. If you are coming from the Wat Tungnai end of the road, the turning is about 2.9k on the left and is immediately after the Or Bor Tor.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Not the New Yala Road!

For reasons too complex and painful to go into, this Saturday's SH3 runsite has shifted and will now be on that thoughtfully landscaped piece of real estate next to the Sai Kao Resort, immediately opposite last Sunday's HH3 runsite. Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1981, Saturday June 29, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares Egghead and Palm Job
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 6k then turn left at the Tha Kham intersection and go approximately 4.1k. Turn left onto the vacant lot where the hash sign is positioned (unless you are driving a Sherman Tank, in which case you may be able to get up via the first entrance!) Follow the track up to top end of the lot to the run site at 7.042412, 100.609020 or if you prefer, park anywhere off the track after you pass the resort on the right and walk up the rest of the track. From Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head east for 4.1k etc.

Sunday's HH3 run is a mostly pussy thing, with Sexy Cop, Budokan, Eeyore, Payabahn and possibly others laying the run from the Prutoh-Tungnai Rd. and Grizzly acting as bodyguard. From Poonakan, turn at Wat Tungnai (5k from Wat Keow Kloy on the right, 6k from the other end on the left) and go 2.8k to the runsite on the right at 7.029176° 100.545478°. Alternatively, get to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn left (from Songkhla - right from Hatyai) and go 3.6 k then turn right at Wat Prutoh and follow the road for 1.4k to the runsite on the left, Too hard to follow? A map will be posted as soon as it arrives!

Before that of course, on Friday evening (June 28, 8:00 p.m.) There is a quiz night, when Little Tool will be filling the dual roles of host and quiz master at Oscar's Bar. Sounds like there could be a bigger turnout than of late with a number of semi-regulars already committing to come along, so do please try and join them.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

HH3 today.

For those coming to the HH3 run this afternoon, please be at the runsite before 4:15 as they are intending to start the long run at that time. Guess that means it's going to be a long 'un so we might get our monster on after all!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The monster at (19)80

Time was when we all used to look forward to the midsummer monster, when Beavershot would go out and set us a run which would take the whole afternoon to do and we'd still get back in time for the circle. Well, it's that run again; but the old monster is not looking his best these days as he struggles with his aging knees/back/ankles etc. So Saturday's SH3 run will be a kinder gentler sort of monster... unless of course anyone fancies a 12k run - it could be arranged!

Either way, the details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1980, Saturday, June 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Egghead and doggies
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the old Hatyai road for 4.7k and turn left for 10k (2k beyond the traffic lights at Wat Keow Kloy at the junction with Poonakan Rd, heading in the direction of Wat Nern Pijit). Turn left and after 150m take the right fork and follow the road/track for a further 1.3k to the run site on the left at 7.010374° 100.594985°.

Sunday's HH3 run details are as per the map below and the run will be set by Sound Chef, ITUT, Beanie, 48 and the other guy on the right whose name escapes me!



Or if you prefer your directions in English: from the Tha Kham intersection, head east for 4k and turn right opposite the open area next to Sai Kao Resort to the runsite in the rubber at 7.039365° 100.609152°.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Swamp Thing!

This week's SH3 run is being set by that nice Mr Gan Yao, who has cast aside his Big Foot alter-ego for a week and become...da da da daa! Swamp Thing!
Details are (and I quote)
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1979, Saturday June 15, 2019
Time: June sometime, around 16:30
Hare: Gan Yao
Indirections
Start from where you are. From the Koh Yoh intersection (which must be the most commonly used words in the English language, apart from perhaps (following loud slap) ‘stop it!’ and ‘Boris, you’re a dick!!')

From the Koh Yoh intersection take the New Hat Yai road for 9.9 km and turn left at the sign. Follow the track,   bear  right at 0.8 km and  at 1.1 km, park next to Captain Velocity Swamp Thing
©’s Toyota Starship and think….. ‘does this guy know what to do with paper?’ (N07 04.983 E100 30.336)

From Hatyai either take the left turn at the Nam Noi traffic lights on the old road and follow that road for about 5.5 km, all the way to the new Hatyai (lopburiramesuan) road then turn left for 1.7 km then turn left at the hash sign: or take the new road and watch out for the hash sign on the right hand side of the road just after the big klong before the bend leading up to the True Moves Tower, then take a U turn and come back about 850 m and turn left etc.

Sunday's HH3 run was last week allocated to Robocop (i.e., no one else put their hand up when hares were asked for) but no details have yet oozed out. They will be added to this post whenever they do!