Sunday, December 31, 2006
Site: Kapok Kanan
Front Horn: Trish
Back Horn: Karen P
Runners: 27 hens + 1 chick
The usual long drive after coming off Jalan Muara and over lots of “sleeping policemen” the usual site at the top of the hill was dotted with cars.
We had been warned of a slipper beginning if it had rained—but no rain so far that day. A steady climb up along the waterline that flowed from the top and we gingerly clambered over slipper rocks, some with running water which was soothing to our quickly heated feet.
First check was found ahead by Jenny and the small pack carried on again up through some pretty trails. Once at the top the view was rewarding as we surveyed Serasa for some recognisable landmarks. The 4.30 p.m. ferry from Labuan was spotted so we were up there around 5.45 p.m.!!
Second check took a while to find as it was a sneaky back check which was found by our JM Readymix, as though she was last in was first out. One of the bonuses of being at the end of the pack, as yours truly was 2nd out followed soon by the rest. The track back was down, down, and down and we could soon hear the buzz of those who had taken a short option and was back at the site.
We had been in on the out before and I must say the way round this time was much more easier to the top that the daunting sight of the up, up, and up you see as you start off.
At the shoutup Bini Hutan was welcomed back to the hash after being away since August, and new member Kiera welcomed.
Jane treated us to yummy Indian fare, vegetarian dhal, curry puffs, rotis and rice.
Hashers were reminded of the actual 2000th run next week to bring a plate and dress in pink or purple or both for the on on at DST.—Trailblazer
Hares: Irene & siblings
Front Horn: Karen P
DATE: 19 December 2006
FRONT HORN: Magicroundabout
BACK HORN: Sarah Hill
Driving to the Jerudong area at an early stage of the afternoon, I noticed more and more clouds building up.
Lucky for all of us, the weather was with us when we went off at 5.15pm sharp. Bini Hutan and myself were last in, but caught up with the rest of the group shortly. We past a lake to our right and walked through some open areas and grassy trails, then passed a road and further up it went into pine forest areas, which almost looked like European forests. We went along nice trails and arrived at first check soon after. As Ready Mix announced beforehand, a circle was laid, so everyone new the exact point.
On we went through the forest, at some stage we heard hens shouting for more checks, but were too far behind to even getting involved in the checking. Next we got into the Bukit Shabandar area, familiar to most of us, the ups and downs.
As earlier promised, after climbing a very steep and long hill, we were rewarded with a scenic view of the Empire Hotel, the South China Sea and many of the Shabandar hills.
After enjoying the splendid view for a while and at the same time catching our breath, the trail went downhill through ferns and shrubs (yes, we saw some of the fantastic looking pitcher plants), which at some stage joined up with the in-trail; we were out after a good one-hour exercise.
Once out, we were given a yellow cap, thanks to Ready Mix. (And the Ladies Hash for sponsoring the embroidery).
Food was available plentiful, as everyone brought a plate along, thanks to all, and also thanks for all the “Mixes”, they were great.NEXT WEEK'S RUN: 26 December 2006
SITE: SPG 370 Jln Muara
RUN NO. 2001
DATE: 26 December 2006
SITE: SPG 370, Jln Muara
HARES: Bini Hutan/Bettina
FRONT HORN: Magicroundabout
BACK HORN: Trailblazer
RUNNERS: 19 + 2 visitors
I didn’t really want to be at the Boxing Day Hash. After a huge curry lunch followed by a few puds (and Christmas Cake!) and more than one glass of bubbly, I was in no condition to Hash! However, my fellow hare, Alison, had SMS’d from the
1. Go to the hash
2. Pick up the signs
3. Write the words
So I turned up with a humungous hangover.
As the horn sounded we left Sigi’s garden and headed off into the jungle at 370. After the initial horrible hill we were on to familiar paths. I had a lovely chat with the rest of the walkie talkies and took no notice of checks or other such conventions. Elaine found all three checks, well done!
My headache started to get better, although it was replaced with indigestion! Take my advice and NEVER eat Christmas cake before a hash!
We did an almost complete circuit of the 370/Sungai Hanching path before cutting down through the jungle, over a sandy area, up another hill which was accessed over a log which had giant ants patrolling it! Thanks to Sonia at this point who bravely brushed the ants off the log with a leaf! I hate ants! I think I am allergic to their nasty stings!
Then it was up, up, up. Thanks again to Sonia, who should really be called Hawkeye and not Gordon, as she spotted all the paper for me!
Shortly after that we were out.
A grand hash, well done Sigi (aka Bini Hutan) and Bettina.
At the shout up Sigi and Bettina were thanked for laying the hash and providing such a splendid setting for the on-on. We then welcomed first time guests, Gaba, from
Photos were then taken of all the hashers by Honorary Ladies Hasher, Jurgen.
Now, this was already a lovely celebration but it turned into a fantastic night with the arrival of the scrumptious food. Sigi and Bettina had prepared for us - roast turkey with potato dumplings and gravy, spiced red cabbage and stuffing. Yum! This was followed by a fruity pudding with vanilla custard or crème anglais if you want to be posh!
Just when you thought the night could not get any better, Santa Claus and a very sexy Elf (don’t know which was which!!) distributed Christmas presents. You could even request the size you desired and whether batteries were necessary!
After much hilarity, Santa found one more gift at the bottom of the sack and decided to give it to Jurgen. Bettina, who was sitting beside me nearly had a fit as she knew what the gift was! Jurgen removed the paper and found a red g-string, which he bravely modelled!
What a man!
Then the singing began, perhaps not as we know it! Heather knows alternate words to Christmas songs and even a few in Latin! It was very entertaining. (By the way Serunai Singers are always looking for new recruits. See me later!)
I left about 9 so I don’t know how the evening finished. I just know I had a lovely time and want to thank Sigi, Bettina and Jurgen for a night to remember.
NEXT WEEK's RUN: Diplo
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Front Horn: Carol
Back Horn: Never Wrong
An apprehensive bunch of hens waited anxiously for front horn to sound as words had promised another run that all can go round. A sample of miniature gift boxes were to be found in the jungle and hens were encouraged to find these in exchange for some gooides at the end of the run as it was Magic's birthday celebration run. The on-site was well decked with buntings and even a Fijian flag.
We soon took off round to a clearing and up a bank and surprisingly wet paths we traipsed into the jungle. Up and up we went and first check got a few people stumped. Alas it was a back check which was found by Mad-Marg - rearing to go after her NZ half marathon and in training for the 10km Brunei marathon next weekend.
Once the check was called on the hens continued through the jungle and on through more pretty trails. Next few checks were found after a bit of a running here and there with the hens thinking it might be another tricky check. However, the on was called forward and we were all on our way again. Another incline was encountered before the homeward trail emerged.
A delicious rum punch awaited returning hens to the coup and the on on with new JMs Naj and Readymix soon commenced. Madmarge was given a down down for her generosity i the use of her house for founders day.
A new member Alex James was welcomed and down downs given to birthday hens Magic and Tiga.