Monday, August 22, 2016

RUN NO. 2504 16 AUG 2016

RUN NO. 2504
DATE: 16 AUG 2016
SITE: MENTERI WATERFALLS
HARES: GI JANE/GOODNIGHT KIWI/MRS PINGU
FRONT WHISTLE: PEACHY KEEN           BACK HORN: LICKETY QUICK

Hares


On site


Well, the rain held off even though there was rumbling thunder in the distance. The front horn was replaced by a front whistle as Hash House (who had the front horn) unfortunately didn't make it to the run.
Waiting for the horn to start....

After a wee glitch where the front runners headed off the wrong way we set off into the unknown, GI Jane country that is. No one knows these trails at Menteri like she does. We weren't disappointed. We saw waterfalls and beautiful jungle and.... oh yes, HILLS. And lots of them. At one point I thought "ah, we should be out soon" but it wasn't meant to be. The trail took us back in. Long but lovely.
first water crossing.

Very well laid ladies. Lots of paper. Most of us emerged around 6.30-6.45 pm just as the light was falling. Unfortunately there were a few hashers behind who had to cope with the dark. Above and beyond her duty, Peachy Keen went back in and stood blowing the whistle for the remainder to follow. Well done Peachy Keen.... a true hasher. You did above and beyond your duty. The remainder were out safely by 7.30
Safely out in the dark

The onon didn't disappoint with three first time guests introduced. Two medical students on secondment here and a new ISB teacher. It was a challenging run for these first timers but they seemed to enjoy it and hopefully will come again.
First time guests

The has shit was passed on toe Gerry who forgot to sign in her guest. She took it well and I'm sure wont do that again in a hurry.
No plea would stop the hashit coming!

The whole evening was rounded off by Mrs Pingu's infamous laksa. Enjoyed muchly by all.

This week's run is something a little different from the normal serasa hill run. There will be  short and long run. Please wear long trousers and sleeves and plenty of spray. Its quite bitey in there.

NEXT RUN: KAPOK KANAN (Manx run)
HARES: WONDER WOMAN/HOT LIPS/SAM I AM

Saturday, August 13, 2016

RUN NO. 2503 9 AUG 16

RUN NO. 2503
DATE: 9 AUG 2016
SITE: SPG 564 JLN SUBOK
HARES: Peachi Keen/Rush Hour/Over This
FRON HORN: Licker   BACK HORN: DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE






It was good to return and join the clucking hens gathered on a fine afternoon at the tent. We were told that there were two runs a short and a long and to look out for the sign. Who would go for anything other than long? They don't call me G.I. Jane for nothing. 
GI Jane with Goodnight Kiwi
 

The front horn blasted and sent us on our way across the muddy, open ground familiar to many, just not to me, last time I saw it there were trees on it. 

Climbing up we headed into the jungle passing a small pool. Two days later, searching my memory, I have a clear recollection of bracken and steep uneven inclines. So good to be back.

4.6 kilometres and 53 flights of stairs later I headed back to the tent for a well deserved rest.  Thanks hares.  I have missed all this.
Hares ready to serve Laksa

Smurf and Twinkletoes were in fine form at the Shout-up, Smurf had even dressed for the occasion with a specially selected Singapore National  Day T- shirt.  ( I do think the dress standard of the hash very different these days and noted the importance of colour coordination.  For further consultative advice see Pedigree Pup or Black Beauty.  Hornbill, you are on the way with your matching headgear and t-shirt.  Peer Pressure is so hard.)

A run report would be incomplete without mention of our First time guest from Brunei, brought by Rush Hour and sponsored by Ripper.  Edna, a new member, originally from Canada, is to be congratulated for starting as she means to go on and doing the LONG run.
First Time Guest Jamie with her sponsor and friends

New Member Edna from Canada

I of course have returned and was very warmly welcomed.  (Who knows if that will be quite as warm after this weeks hash????).

 I do wish I could be here for the Golden 60s Founders Day celebrations but will just have to view the photos and wish.Psycho blessed us with not one, but two jokes to round off the evening.  Go Pyscho. If you are feeling lonely Cheryl has a gorgeous dog which needs a loving home.
Rare appearance of Psycho with JM Smurf

The run next week will be somewhere between 4 and 5 kilometres.  (What's a kilometre or more between friends.)  The On On will be at Lucky Gardens.  Thanks to Twinkletoes for again offering her house.

Hash thought, after enjoying a post hash restorative foot spa, totally unaffordable in the old country, perhaps this could be an alternative to the Hash potties awards.  Like Brexit perhaps we could have a referendum!
 
NEXT RUN: MENTERI WATERFALLS
HARES: GI JANE/GOODNIGHT KIWI/MRS PINGU
ONON AT LUCKY GARDENS - DO BRING A CHAIR



Monday, July 04, 2016

RUN NO. 2497 SUBOK 67 28JUN16

RUN NO. 2497
DATE: 28 JUN 2016
SITE: SUBOK 67
HARES: DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE/NEVER WRONG


Ready to go

Great two length run at Subok 67 with a HUGE hill to start and then a great run with a mix of slippery, tricky trail and a nice long run to stretch out legs! Never Wrong’s DIY run report questionnaire came out with fab feedback for the run, the length, the run difficulty and the nice, short and sweet shout up!
Hares Never Wrong & Duchess of Cambridge

Peachi Keen found the check with Mrs Pingu being front horn and Tracy being back horn
Lara, Peachi Keen and Mrs Pingu found a turtle on the trail, which they valiantly moved to keep it out of the way of the rest of the hens’ feet, but the determined little critter came back to meet some of the hens who came after!
Size of the Terrapin compared to our back horn

Never Wrong celebrated her 500 runs, Mad Marge having taken her to spg 370 for her first ever run. She kindly gave everyone a bookmark to celebrate.

Delicious tortillas, roast chicken and other fabulous toppings, de-licious!


NEXT RUN: JALAN DADAP, OFF Jalan Tutong. Onon at Never Wrong's. Bring Swimmers and chair.  Ariadna & Sure Thing's last runs.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

RUN NO. 2496 RAPIER RANGE 21JUN16

RUN NO. 2496
DATE: 21 JUN 2016
SITE: RAPIER RANGE
HARES: MEAN MACHINE/RYVITA

QUESTION: Why did the hen cross the road? To complete the second half of Mean Machine's heart shaped farewell run of course!
Front & Back horns



Rapier Range, one of the less commonly used Ladies' Has sites, was chosen by Mean Machine as the location to lay not only her last run, but to enjoy her last hash before heading to the sands of Abu Dhabi. She and fellow hare Ryvita laid a trail which started along the road heading back towards the Coast Rd, climbed up the hill to the left and then meandered along the top of the ridge before heading down to the road and car park again.  Hens then had the choice to call it a day or to cross to the other side, climb up a shale bank and once again wander along the ridge top in a gentle curve before arriving back on the road from whence we originally climbed the hill to start the trail. Peachi Keen managed to find the first two checks with The Recruiter claiming the third.


Mean Machine checking out the rain?

Sounds lovely doesn't it? And it would have been a delightful promenade along what had been referred to the previous week as 'a runner's trail' of about 4.5-5kms but for the torrential downpour which waiting just a few minutes after the start and then let loose from the black clouds which had been gathering overhead. It's not often that I feel cold on a hash and trying to jog along the top of the ridge with no jungle protection, glasses which needed window wipers, and rain feeling like millions of little icy pinpricks on my skin was certainly a new hashing experience for me.  Negotiation the ups and downs amongst rivulets of water and lots of sploshy mud without slipping over also required careful management. However the decision to press on and complete the second half of the heart proved a great choice as the rain soon eased off and hens who had made the effort were treated to glorious views of the ocean, amazing skies, a delicate rainbow and glistening jungle.




The rains did mean that the ground underfoot at the shout up site was a bit messy but thankfully the tent finally arrived and the tables, groaning with food so thank you everyone, were placed over the worst of the mush. Hens spent some time answering Mean Machine's Last Run Quiz and then lone JM Smurf called us all to order to begin shout up reminding us that it was the summer solstice. Our wonderful hares were thanked and down downed with Mean Machine ordered to keep her bells ringing through the evening seeing as she had not been able to wear them for the run. Mean Machine had chosen to wait for her last run to be awarded her 50 runs goblet and actually took her leave with 60 runs to her name. Also thanked were Itchy Feet and Never Wrong for services as front and back horn. The quiz was marked without too many surprising answers and a few announcements were made.
Hares


50 runs for Mean Machine

We were very sad to hear that Goodnight Kiwi's mother had passed away - Smurf had passed on our sympathy to her. We were forewarned about Founder's Day at the end of the year having a theme of the Golden Sixties as this is our 50th year of hashing. Finally our 2500th run is coming up on 19th July and this will be a committee run at Lucky Gardens. Remember to bring a plate and also t ensure you are a paid up member to receive mid year goody bags at this run. To end should up has shit was awarded to .... (drum roll).... yes you guessed it.... Peachi Keen for not signing out again!  Mean Machine also nominated herself for hash shit (repenting of old sins) and the two took their punishment in style from Trailblazer.
The hashit challenge

Bracing themselves

Give it to us!

The deed!

The shared food was delicious and good times were had by
all.

Next weeks' run at Subok 67 was announced with hares Duchess of Cambridge and Never Wrong. Walkers are advised to turn around at first check unless they have a torch. If they continue on for the rest of  'The Subok Experience' they will find a pretty trail which is not very hilly. The going is a little slow at times though so it's likely to be dark when you come out. Shout up will be at Duchess' residence.  Please park considerately on the main road.

NEXT RUN: SUBOK 67 - Pls park sensibly
HARES: DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE/NEVER WRONG

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

RUN NO. 2495 DIPLO 14JUN16

RUN NO. 2495
DATE: 14 JUN 2016
DIPLO (GAWAI RUN)
HARES: HORNBILL/TRAILBLAZER/BUTT WHAT/GOODNIGHT KIWI/JOTB
FRONT HORN: MEAN MACHINE   BACK HORN: GERI

 
Hares with JM Smurf on solo duty
Intrail at Diplo



One of the many water crossings

Twisted

Beautiful pitcher plants



Yogi Beer's FTG

Front Horn Mean Machine


JOTB and Ready Mix celebrating special runs

Fresh spring rolls made by JOTB

Hornbill in her Bidayu garb for Gawai run
 
 
NEXT RUN: RAPIER RANGE (Mean Machine's last run) - bring a plate of food to share
HARES: MEAN MACHINE/RYVITA/LYKKE