Friday, March 29, 2019

Beaver was 'ere!

Here courtesy of Google Street view is the turn off to Saturday's run site which for those capable of navigating to these things is at 7.046036,100.532365 (normal directions below).
But hold on a second! What is that strange object adorning the tree in front of the turning? Surely it can't be!
But yes, it is, it's an SH3 sign! And not just any old sign but one of Beavershot's do-it-yourself plastic jobbies. So bearing in mind that all hash information is now publicly available either on the SH3 One-Drive page (here) or through the back pages of the Online Scum and that there is a teensie weensie bit of information available elsewhere, which might help, it ought to be possible to work out what run this sign was indicating.

Now coincidentally Beavershot is likely to be joining us this weekend and it just so happens that he kind of owes your humble On Sec a quantity of beer relating to a previous challenge issued concerning the identity of his latest love interest. So assuming that he honors that debt, the beer owed will be given to the first person able to identify both the date and run number at which the Google Street View camera captured the SH3 sign in flagrante (and if he reneges on the deal there will be an alternative beery prize!) And just to make sure you do your homework, how many lays had Beavershot completed after the run and how long (approximately) was the long run? Obviously, Beavershot is not eligible as a Beaver never forgets and he will be able to confirm that the correct answer is, well, correct! Answers please as either a comment to this post on the Online Scum or as a post on the SH3 thread on Facebook messenger,

Misdirections to the SH3 run are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1968, Saturday March 30, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Not the Full Shilling, Worm and Lot Rakaa
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection, take the old Hatyai road for 10k and turn left at the Nam Noi traffic lights for 2k then turn right and follow the concrete road for about 1.5k to the run site on the right. For Hatyai based runners, take Kanjanawanit road to the Nam Noi traffic lights and turn right for 2k, etc.
HH3's run on Sunday is being set by Robocop, and details if its whereabouts will be posted when available. Meanwhile on Friday evening (March 29, 2019), there is a quiz night at Oscar Bar, where mein hosts Pui and Mark (alias Little Tool and Tool Box) will be providing cheese platters, and Egghead will be asking the questions. It should start around 8:00 p.m. and when it is all over there should be some live music at the Hot Bread Shop which is just a hop, skip and a jump away!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Relive last night's FMH3 run

The long run looked something like this ...
...or this (short run in green, long run extension in red). Thanks to everyone who turned out, conquered the dubious underfoot conditions without the aid of a sweeper and then made it a great evening!

This week's SH3 run is Sex Sprinter's birthday run. Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1967, March 23, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Sex Sprinter and friends
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Hatyai road for about 8k and turn left at the hash sign then follow the road past the driving instruction center to the runsite on the right at 7.102465° 100.517355°. (Alternatively go past the first hash sign and turn left at the second one, past the True Moves tower. onto the road to Nam Noi, then turn left after 300m and the run site is 400m along the road on the left - see map above).
From Hatyai either turn left at the Nam Noi traffic lights on Kanjanawanit Road and go 5.3k then turn right opposite Wat Srisatkiree, or if approaching via Lopburiramesuan Road go about 2k past the Nam Noi turning on the right and do a U turn, then follow hash signs etc. as for Songkha above.

Sunday's HH3 run is being set by Inchdick, Sai Duan and Jing Reed and is out Chanong way. Misdirections areFrom Songkhla,  From the Samrong (Kao Seng) Intersection take the old Yala road to the traffic lights at the Ang Thong (NYR / OYR) intersection. From the traffic lights go south on the old Yala road for 8.3k then turn right onto the concrete road with the painted tyre border, just before the entrance to the small mosque (19.1k in all from the Kao Seng Intersection)Proceed 3.6k along the concrete road through the village following hash signs, and turn right for 500m along the dirt road to the runsite at 7.002401° 100.637047°.
From Hatyai, from the Klong Wa intersection of Kanchanwanit Road and Route 43, take Route 43 east for 20.6k (7.8k past the Phichit road junction). Turn left at the hash sign for 1.8k along the concrete road, and turn left for 500m along the dirt road. Some helpful maps and a photograph of  the turning off the OYR below although this does not illustrate the road's tyre border.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Full moon at Egg Towers

This month's full moon run will take place this Thursday (March 21) and will be hosted at Kai Jeow and Moo Sahb's house. Details are:

Hatyai Full Moon Hash House Harriers' run #145, March 21st, 2019. 7:00 p.m.
Hare Kai Jeow.
Misdirections: 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 lights, 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 but try not to block any one else's exit. The run site is at: 7.070432° 100.596420°

Usual stuff applies: bring a head/hand light if you intend to do the short or long runs and contributions of food to share afterwards as well as beer are always appreciated, although full moon special brew will be on sale at 40 Baht a can. Dogs are welcome but will need to be kept on a leash at Egg Towers to avoid accidents with lesser animals and also during some parts of the run which go close to predominantly Muslim areas.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

A florin of runs!

The two Bobs are setting this weeks runs, with the assistance of some other loose change, some of which is more attached than others. SH3's details for Saturday are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run # 1966, Saturday March 16, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Budgie Smuggler, Grizzly (alias "the birthday boys"), Hell's Nurse and Super Pig.
Misdirections: From the Ko Yo intersection take the new Yala road for 800m and turn left for 800m, turning right at the end up the hill to the run site in the Home of Faith car park at 7.125589° 100.591316°.

Sunday's (March 17) HH3 run is being set by Jing Reed and Sai Duan with Kai Jeow helping out with the short run. From Songkhla, take the old Hatyai road and turn left at the Nam Noi traffic lights. Go 3.6k to Wat Pru Toh and turn right for 750m and turn left for 1k then right and follow the track to the run site on the right at  7.033485° 100.552190°. From Hatyai, the turning at the traffic lights is to the right. Alternatively from Poonakan take the turning opposite Wat Tungnai for about 2.5k and turn right, for 1k etc.

Finally, a heads up that The first day of Songkran (13th April) falls on a Saturday this year and it looks as if we will be joined that day by some friends from KL so the run will be in the morning and will be a town run. More news as plans develop but the format will be the usual mayhem punctuated by beer from the beer truck, followed by food back in Sisuda road. Put it in your diary!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Shifting site

The hares advise that today's SH3 runsite is now on the vacant lot on the left side of the road (not the right as building work has commenced there). In case of parking overflow, there is another vacant lot about 30 meters beyond the actual runsite. Signs will be put up at about 3:15 p.m. but the run site will be marked with shreddy prior to that.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

More Sticky Little Tool

Here, by courtesy of Google Streetview, is Saturday's idyllic SH3 runsite from which Sticky Little Tool will be setting an equally idyllic run, if reports from the hares are to be believed, including a beer stop to rival that from last week (see view below!)
Details are:
Songkhla Hash House Harriers' run #1965, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Stick Insect, Little Tool and Kimba
Misdirections: From the Kao Seng intersection, take the Old Yala Road for 5.8k. Turn right into Soi 1 (Tanon Laem Deun, which is the first soi past the turning for Wat Chamuthit). Follow the road for 600m. to the runsite on the right. If coming from Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head east to the old Yala road via the big tree at Sai Kao either by going straight ahead for 3.5k and turning left at Wat Khun Thong or by bearing left at the big tree then driving about 3.7k, reaching the old Yala road through the market at Thung Wang (only feasible on a motorbike!) and turning left then following the old Yala road. The turning off for the runsite is 5.2k north of the Angthong intersection of the New Yala/Old Yala roads on the left. The coordinates of the runsite are 7.127539, 100.625764.

Sunday's HH3 run is a pussy run including contributions from Budokan, Moo Sahb, Sexy Cop, Eeyore and Full Moon. The run site is at 7.050051° 100.613587° which is on the road leading up Phu Khao Loong: From Songkhla get to the big tree and head west towards Tha Kham for about 1k then turn right under the temple arch or from Hatyai, get to Tha Kham and head east towards the big tree for about 5k then turn left under the temple arch. After 600m bear left and follow the road for 1k to the runsite on the right. Map below.