Friday, December 28, 2007
DATE: 25 DECEMBER 2007
SITE: Serasa Yacht Club (Christmas Day)
HARES: Emergency Committee
FRONT HORN: Glamour
BACK HORN: Readymix
HENS: 11 Hens 4 Roosters
Well it was a motley group of 11 very merry and slightly intoxicated hens and 4 guests that congregated in the pool at the Yacht Club for the Christmas day run.
After many champagnes and the sumptuous feast put on by Reggie and the merry band at the Yacht Club my major concern was that I may sink if I got into the pool or even worse could be embarrass myself as I was rescued by people who were even more merry than myself. After seriously considering the fact that the pool was only shoulder deep I decided I would take the plunge . And what a “bevy of beauty” we were as we floated around in our cozies with drinks held high.
At 5.15 the horn promptly sounded and we all quickly emerged from the pool to grab our shoes (no spikes needed today). With the promise of a fairly short run the front horn was given to Glamour and the back horn to Readymix.
We set off the around the swimming pool and quickly came upon the first check which was found in an instant by Trailblazer. Around to the other side of the pool Naj found the next check. I think the whole run was completed in 10 mins and even after copious quantities of wine and champagne we agreed we need more. Yes More!!!!!!!
The call was made to run to the end of the point, (don't know what it is called) so we all agreed and took off down the road. I started running but found that after a few meters the champagne got the better of me and I slowed to a walk. The road and parks on the side of the road were full of picnickers and motorists and I found this interesting as I had not been down this road before and have always wondered why there is so much traffic continually going past the Yacht Club. The run could have been scenic and interesting except for the amazing amounts of rubbish that was littered everywhere. The nice part was that many of the people we passed were yelling out “Merry Christmas” which was a nice twist.
The shout up then followed with 4 guests, (being all spouses) being introduced and given a down down —my husband being one. “Tell us why you are here” asked readymix and he answers “because I do as I am told”. HHHMMMM! The all enjoyed a cooling green beverage for the down down followed by another swim.
Jan Murphy admitted that she forgot to bring the hashit so willingly claimed that she should be awarded it a second week in a row for this oversight.
We all adjourned to pool again and a few more beverages were consumed before adjourning to the next party. Ah Struth ON ON
NEXT RUN: 1 JANUARY 2008
SITE: LUCKY GARDENS
HARES: Jane/Angela L
Friday, December 21, 2007
SITE: Morley Movers
HARES: Mardmarg & Never Wrong
FRONT HORN: Misfit (returning hasher)
BACK HORN: Ah Struth
HENS: 26 Hens 5 Chicks
There I was once again caught up in the usual slow driving competition . There was a procession of square box type cars that closely resembled potting sheds on wheels—the type we find in the back yard of your grandparents house.
Anyway it was to be Madmarg’s 250th run so it was a run not be missed.– unlike the run of the previous weeks which had everyone talking for its tropical downpour and treacherous slippery slopes.
I was given the job of backhorn so took off up the hill toward the reservoir and into the jungle. Only about 10 mins later when we came to an abrupt halt with much fussing and concern. A biggish fat green snake had coiled itself in the middle of the track and was not going to budge even though 30 women were yelling and gesticulating at close proximity. I had seen this type of snake before and felt sure it was a pit viper—and confirmed it later after checking on the internet.
I was getting concerned that we were spending too much time here as it was overcast and daylight hours would be short. Eventually after much deliberating about alternate routes around the snake, it was on on again. I was with Naj towards the back when she heard the first check being called and she took off to the right along a track. I thought this path was a dead give away as quite a bit of bracken fern had been cut that day and sure enough Naj was soon calling the On On paper.
With the absence of the front horn I stood on the paper and tooted my horn for all it was worth until the front runners caught up. I was told by Readymix to wait for Magic Roundabout as she had gone off a long way ahead looking for the paper. I was nearly ready to give up when magic appeared and we carried on together for the rest of the run.
I believe that Norma found the second check but by now was too far back to be sure. It was a welcome sight to see the road up ahead after a fairly short run we emerged from the jungle as it looked as it was about to rain and so it did.
The shoutup was lively and we toasted Madmarg and Neverwrong for the great run and also celebrated Mad Margs 250th run and returning hasher and front runner Misfit. (Trailblazer tried to give the hashit back to MadMarg as she had a blonde or "red" hair moment as she had told one of the hashers that the run was at Mata-Mata, instead of oh, where was it Marg she was setting the run herself? Well they all sound the same and start with M& M - but the jury voted! and Jan M got the hashit for the ultimate hash sin of forgetting to sign out.)
Delicious Pizzas arrived by a poor unfortunate pizza delivery boy who was swamped by the semi naked and smelly ladies. The rain continued to fall which created a nice ambience as we solved the worlds problems under the tent. On On (Scribe: Struth)
NEXT RUN: 25 DECEMBER (CHRISTMAS DAY)
Serasa Yacht Club - usual start time.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
SITE: Subok 67
FRONT HORN: Kathy
BACK HORN: Karen Mc
There was a small gathering tonight as most hashers had headed off for the Christmas Break.
The horn went and off the ladies headed in to the jungle. I was still getting my footwear sorted out as I had left my good shoes behind, but in hindsight it was Just as well with all the mud, glorious mud we were going to encounter along the trail!
I ended up at the back of the pack until I reached first check when at this point a few hens decided to turn back what a wise decision that was. First check was found by Tango down the ridge. The rest of the ladies continued down the hill and across some flat land when Amanda decided to take a slightly different route and landed in the mud up to her knees which would have been a good camera moment. At this point everyone was in good spirit and we were on a very nice trail headed now down the valley when the wind started to pick up and then within minutes the heavens opened and it started to rain …..Rain …. Then it pored down!
We were just over half way at this point so there was no going back. We continued along the trail which was fine until we started to go up the first hill which was very slippery and that when Nancy lost her footing and started sliding down the bank, she was very lucky there were a few trees around that stopped her going to the bottom of the valley. Between Alice in Wonderland, Nancy and myself we were covered from front to back in mud with all the slip sliding up and down the hills. Towards the end of the run Trish & Karen came in looking for us - what a relief to know we were nearly out of the jungle in one piece. . It was a marathon mud hash. Thank you hares for a memorable run.
*The less adventurous hashers gathered huddled under umbrellas hoping our cars would not get bogged and planned our best routes home in case of flooding. All the while the hares were looking for lights hoping hashers would be out soon.
The hashit went to Trailblazer and Trish for forgetting a H3 sign last week. And a double for Trailblazer and Alice in Wonderland for leaving their towels in the jungle.
NEXT RUN: Morley Movers - Spg 591 Jln Muara, Kg Tanah Jambu
HARE: Mad Margz/Never Wrong
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
HARES: Sarong/Heather S/Dizzy
FRONT HORN: Carol
BACK HORN: Alice in Wonderland
We all wondered if the run was safe as we heard Dizzy was somehow involved in laying the run, but on the other hand Sarong was there to oversee matters. So we all started eagerly as front horn was sounded at 5.15 in between maneuvering cars so that the truck that had arrived with the tent could go thru.
We soon found ourselves going up, up and up and 1st check back was called. The next two checks were found quickly forward but the last check had everyone checking for a good 20 minutes. Alas, it was a back check and once found we were all soon on the way again. We found Glamour ahead near the last hill, well done, she has managed to go round.
As promised it was a bit of up and bit of down and some around!!
Pussy Pelmet ran thru the jungle with the bells jingling, this being her last run and week in the “Abode of Peace” - all the best Karen & Roger as they settle back in their home in the UK. I am sure you will remember us on those cold Tuesday evenings.
Alice in Wonderland introduced herself as Hash Cash so everyone will know who to pay their subs and claim for their payments!
Madmarg and Legally Blonde were busy talking (in the front row) and the JMs and the coup gave Madmarg no mercy as she graciously took the hashit gingerly vowing to give it away the following week.
Thanks to hares for providing the chilli, as there was a shortage of utensils, some primitive leaning was implemented and very interesting to see what you can do with a few plastic cups.
NEXT RUN: SUBOK 67
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
DATE: 27 NOVEMBER 2007
Site: Kapok Kanan
HARES: Magic Roundabout/Running Bare
FRONT HORN: Carol
BACK HORN: Virgin “Nancy”
HENS: 40 CHICKS: 2
The horn sounded and off we headed down the road, it didn’t seem very long before we came to the first check. I went checking on ahead, then re-evaluated turned a 180 and went checking back, convinced by Alice in Wonderland to head forward again off I went checking yet again, it was naturally called ON BACK! Check found by Cheryl & Alison. (Cheryl called the back horn thru—wow we got there before the front runners—what a cheeky check, but being experienced hashers, Alison and Cheryl knew there was no other way!!. Ed) Hey I needed the extra distance and luckily there was no climbing involved!
On up we went, and up, and up. As the hill got higher the chatting became quite limited, any remaining breath was used for the usual questions “who laid this?”, “did it say it was a short run?”, “do we believe these particular hares would lay a short run?”, “is their and our opinion on a short run the same?”, and on up we kept going and panting.
Once we reached the ridge the views of Serasa and the port were fantastic, the hill was strangely forgotten (amazing how that happens), and breath and banter returned. After that all I can remember is the lovely tootle downwards and chatter, chatter, chatter.
Mud, thorns, hills and the weekly catch up chatter, what more could anyone ask for!
Thank you very much for a fantastic run, and no it wasn’t too long.
As for who found the checks, I have no idea I was to busy coping with the hill at the beginning and everything there after is a bit hazy.
(Next check was found by Sarah B (our new JM) ed.)
Welcome to the new committee, Nellie and Sarah well done on your first true hash shout up of the new hashing year, I just sorry I couldn’t be there for it but I’m sure it went well. Good luck for the coming year, and give as good as you get!
OnOn! Scribe Heather S.
(Thanks to hares for the delicious healthy food, the aubergine (egg plant) dip was fantastic, do share your recipe Running Bare, we have had lots of requests. The birthday cake for Magic was good too. Ed)
NEXT RUN: DIPLO
HARES: SARONG/HEATHER S
Monday, November 26, 2007
DATE: 20 NOVEMBER 2007
SITE: Serasa Yacht Club
FRONT HORN: Readymix
BACK HORN: Naj
HENS: 54 Hens 8 Chicks
Our Founders Day Run. The big event of the year. Our last run of the year! Next week a new hashing year begins, with a new committee.
We all gathered at the Royal Brunei Yacht Club under grey skies, to sign in. The tent was up, and decorations laid out for the night’s festivities.
It was to be a run with a difference, befitting our last run for the year. , no one wanted to be lost in the jungle. Our first clue was laid out for us at the sign in board. NO PAPER! We had to follow clues and work for our dinner.
A cryptic turn south which had some of the hares a bit puzzled, but turned out to be easy, just follow the front runners, if they were wrong, we all were wrong, then we were each given a plastic bag and had to collect rubbish, one plastic bottle, one can etc, an easy task as these items were in abundance before moving on to the next clue involving dragon boats, we passed that test then around the lollipop and a sprint home, keeping an eye out for a survivor and a sunset, both easily spotted then back to the yacht club to look for a tree with purple and pink flowers. All done, then a quick shower and all the beach belles gathered for the evening’s entertainment.
Prizes were given for best beach girls, taken by Alison and Cheryl. No contest, who could beat the frilly knickers, shower caps, rugs, sustenance and wind break that one must need for a day at the beach in Brighton.
We then had the year’s awards. Guess who got the perpetual trophy for most hashsits of the year, Linda G, again no contest. Longest run, shortest run, most runs, taken by Yann and Mad Marg. We welcomed a returning hasher from Singapore, Vigi who came just for Founders day.
After a sumptuous al fresco dinner the final work of the evening. The changeover of old committee to new committee, and a thank you to the old girls for a year’s hard work. At this stage we realized that our old J.M, Naj was not going to go quietly and a bit of push and pull ensued before the microphone was relinquished and our new J.M.s Nellie and Sarah B. could take over. Sorry Naj, we have enjoyed hassling you all year.
After the changeover the fun could begin with D.J. Martin at the controls.
A bit of “limbo some more” started the party and got the ball rolling, then it was dancing, swimming, dancing, swimming for the rest of the evening. Some of the swimming was involuntary!
A lovely Founders Day. Thank you committee.
NEXT RUN: 2049
Monday, November 19, 2007
DATE: 13 NOV 2007
HARES: JULIE-ANNE/ROSIE/SARAH H
SITE: SPG 370-82 JLN MUARA, KG SG TILONG
HENS: 48 CHICKS: 6
FRONT HORN: CLAIRE
BACK HORN: JANE (WITH ASSISTANCE FROM TRAILBLAZER)
For some reason, many of us gathered early for this run; the impending excitement was just too much, we were chomping at the bit. After several pleas for a front horn were unsuccessful, I volunteered giving Carol and Mad Marg a rest. 5.15 on the dot, I sounded it and off we ran, down the road and right at the bottom whereupon we headed into the jungle. The track in was wet and swampy, and a lot of pieces of bamboo on the ground made this all the more difficult, as we slid and tripped our way in. The paper led us up into familiar territory, and after a bit of a run, we met the first check. I stood calling as Running Bare and Kathie went to the left and Lee and Carol went off to the right. This left everyone else to check back. I was calling for a long time, wondering what was happening, only to realise the check had been called on back, but sadly the sound of diggers and lorries and other means of jungle destruction obscured the calling. So as front horn I quickly became back horn, Jane thankfully did a sterling job in my place.
The on paper led us up a fairly steep track and through more jungle, this was quite good for running. And everyone had been bunched together by the first check, which is always good. Second check was called and laid through before I got there. We then came out onto more open ground, again good for running. Across and up a bank and onto a path, pretty much at the end of which was 3rd check. A bit of confusion ensued, before it was called on ahead. This took us into the jungle again, which was incredibly trippy, for another 10 minutes or so then up a fairly steep bank by a barbed wire fence, then we came out onto wasteland again. Ahead was a decent expanse of water, and I arrived just in time to see Carol, Running Bare, Trish and Kathie disappearing into a boat. Yes, a BOAT! A quick shufty around the water and it became clear that there was really no way around on foot, so Lee appeared out of the dark and we waited for the next boat trip. The two trusty boat men steadied the boat for us and in we hopped for a very pleasant little taxi across the water.
Upon exiting the taxi, and narrowly avoiding a ‘one foot land – one foot boat’ disaster, we set off for the run in. Again over more wasteland before back via a bit of jungle. A good chance to stretch the legs before the descent back to the house. Everyone came out in good time – a sure sign of a good run! The hares looked after us with some delightful punch, followed by lasagne and a vegetarian pasta dish, with fresh bread and a green salad. Yum! The shout up was routine, hares thanked, horns thanked, Happy Birthday sang, announcements made. And so another happy evening’s hashing was concluded, later by some than others, under the darkened Brunei skies, leaving us all to ponder our outfits for next week’s founders’ day beach party at Serasa, on on!
NEXT RUN: SERASA YACHT CLUB FOR A BEACH PARTY
Monday, November 12, 2007
SITE: Spg 702 Kota Batu
HARES: Sarong/Ah Struth/Carol
FRONT HORN: Kathy Knell in training under Pussy Pelmet
BACK HORN: Trailblazer
The Hens gathered in the car park of the palatial house at the top of Simpang 702. After a few words exchanged in Malay with the builders it was established we were OK to leave our cars for the duration of the run. The horn sounded at 5.15pm and we set off behind the mansion to find the in-trail, much to the bemusement of our generous builders - they must have wondered what we were all doing! After a steep and slippery climb up into the jungle the pack were on their way. A number of hens decided that this run was going to be a little too adventurous, as we’d had plently of rain during the afternoon leaving the trails extremely wet, muddy and slippery. For the hens that continued we had a fantastic run/walk taking in the beautiful jungle sites along the way.
As we negotiated our way along the slippery narrow paths, taking care not to fall over, the sound of ‘checking from here’ was heard. Jane found the on paper and the hens were called on-back. More precarious paths and plenty of up, up and a bit of down – it’s a good work out for the buttocks and thighs.
Second Check was found at the bottom of the slope to the river and the on-paper called by Helena. As we all cross the river the beautiful waterfall could be seen. Yet more up hill taking in the as we ascended. The huge trees reminded me of the major oak in Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood and his Merry Men were supposed to have hidden! If trees could talk I bet they could tell a good tale. Back up on to the ridge and on-on we went. Time was ticking by and third check was found by Angela. As darkness fell we picked our way through the trail hoping to find the out paper. Just as the noise in the Jungle was becoming deafening – some sort of cricket like insect I am told! The end was in sight. We made our way back down the slippery, muddy, wet path and out!
After the hens were all accounted for, we continued the shout-up at Dizzy’s place just down the road. A warm shower awaited – maybe we could organize this luxury at every hash! After thanking the hares for a great run we then wished our GM happy birthday. Dizzy nearly got a hashit for bringing a man to the hash…..until we realized it was ‘guy’. The Brownies had made him for Bonfire Night and a ceremonial burning took place as we all enjoyed the wonderful food provided by Sarong and Co.
(Cheryl and Alison had reported that they had spotted an animal larger than a rat on the way back on the in/out trail before 1st check. They have since confirmed that it was a moon rat they had sighted. Despite coming out in the dark, all made good time to get to Dizzy’s for on on. Tks for use of your abode! ED)
NEXT RUN: 13 November
SITE: SPG 370-82 JALAN MUARA, KG SG TILONG
Monday, November 05, 2007
SITE: Jln Jerudong
HARES: Pee Wee/Trailblazer/Tango
FRONT HORN: Carol
BACK HORN: Alice in Wonderland
HENS: 37 CHICKS: 1
This weeks run was a later start than normal and in new territory and so it was difficult to guess how long it would take to get to the hash site. Going via the coastal road seemed to be no problem but those taking Jln Telenai were stuck in traffic for nearly an hour, almost being late for the run. . The horn sounded a little after 6 (with Carol being front horn and Alice in Wonderland taking the back horn) and the group of hens soon split, with the front runners at quite a good pace. To the main road and left and then up the next simpang took us to some pretty spooky areas. We watched out for ghosts and ghouls in the deserted bungalow and mansion and followed the paper towards the shooting range and jungle area.
First check was positioned behind a tree and all front runners went off checking into the depths of the jungle. With torches on, the hens slowly checked each trail, only to hear a back call by Sarah to the paper on a mud trail. Careful to pick up all the paper and lay it through, the front runners were soon at the back of the group catching up with the others. The mud trail was beautifully lit with candles, glowing a soft orange in the night. Just as I reached the check, the call from the on paper could be heard in the distance by Trish, following more golden candles. This trail took us to the start of another simpang, which we followed to the main road and then on back to Nellie’s house.
At the end of the run, the hens soon transformed themselves into a variety of ghouls, monsters, devils and witches. Once the potatoes arrived, there was as usual a noisy shout up (with the assistance of the laughing pumpkin) and photo opportunity in and around the Halloween décor of the patio and garden. Best dress ups were awarded to Dizzy, Carol, Rosie and Julie-Anne and Trailblazer went trick or treating. The scary hens put on a fine spread of hot potatoes, grated cheese, baked beans and salad to end the evening.
NEXT RUN: 6 NOVEMBER
SITE: SPG 702 KOTA BATU
ON ON AT DIZZY'S - BUNGALOW NEXT TO KB YACHT CLUB - PLS PARK ON ROADSIDE AND NOT AT YACHT CLUB CARPARK.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
HARES: Readymix and Jenni
FRONT HORN: Mad Marg
BACK HORN: Alice in Wonderland
HENS: 44 CHICKS: 2
We all gathered at what must be one of, if not the, most popular hashing sights in Brunei-Muara. Yes, we were at our lovely, trusty, if somewhat weather beaten of late, Diplo. Mad Marg sounded the horn at 5.15 and off we went, into the middle one of the 3 main entrances/exits. This took us down a fair bit, over some very trippy bits, we were also slightly hampered by the culmination of the recent wet weather, which has made some of the trails very difficult to stay upright on. We carried along and found ourselves going up what I think was Indonesia Hill, a check was found at the top – how kind of our Hares – Pussy Pelmet and myself were half way up the hill and decided that we were not going to rush anywhere, but we did make the correct decision to descend. The on-paper was found back, by I cannot remember who. (Tango confirmed that it was Legally Blond)
We continued through the jungle, some decent running trails here for a while, until we reached the second check, whereupon the terrain was awash with tree falls. I went back, but there was nothing to be found, and sure enough the paper was found on-ahead. However, getting there was no easy task. It was clearly called, but we couldn’t see a way through. Eventually we scrambled under trees and branches and had to shimmy across a log, before getting thigh deep in water and back onto dry land. We followed the trail back up a hill, across and down, and before long we found ourselves at the third check. Knowing this was not a long run, we were fairly certain where the check would be, and we were right, on ahead – to which Tango got first. All that was left was a bit of a flat trail before coming up the hill and on out.
As the Hens gathered under a darkening sky, Naj ably led the shout up. The Hares were duly thanked for a short but intense run (I do like those kinds of runs). As were the Horns, Mad Marg and Alice in Wonderland as front and back respectively. The Pulau Tiga committee were very kindly thanked also. Lost towels failed to be claimed, a few announcements were made, and the evening progressed into night, with the usual camaraderie and conviviality, and the usual clutch of Hens! - Pee Wee
(As for words can't think of much other than Cath Doolan found 1st check me 3rd,. I fell backwards into the stream, saw Kay had done the same, lots of water to cross about 40min run looked like there was good grub, but I left early and was called a BOF( Boring old fart—Tango)
(Thank you hares for the homemade spring rolls and Jumbo seafood and vegetarian pizzas to follow. The birthday cake for Jenni’s 50th birthday was delicious not to mention the inches added to our waistline.
A belated Thank you for the stand-in committee while we were all away at Pulau Tiga. ED)
NEXT RUN: HALLOWEEN start at 6 p.m.
SITE: SPG 253 Jln Jerudong
Monday, October 22, 2007
DATE: 16 OCT 2007
HARES: Nellie/Alice & helpers
FRONT HORN: Irene
BACK HORN: Cheryl
Due to Hari Raya break and Pulau Tiga’s trip, only a handful of us turned up for the run. As far as I can recall this is the smallest clutch. Most of us were earlier than usual.
I arrived at the site at around 5.00 pm and noticed that all the volunteers - the stand-in JM, Judy the survivor, San San; the softies and bins maiden have arrived. The site was properly setup and Jenny; the Hash Cash with her sign in board displayed. Everyone there was waiting eagerly to receive the hens and counting them one by one – 6 then here come Cheryl, Cath, Amanda and then Sarong.
I could see a few cars parked, one of them is Glamour, Veronica Lai sitting on her chair with a sore ankle, sharing with us her shopping experience in Kuala Lumpur and how she got her sore ankle - too much shopping and walking in Kuala Lumpur.
I took the horns from the JM’s basket and Irene volunteered as front horn and Cheryl who was so eager to be the back horn. Irene, Sarong was so eager to run that she sounded the horn at 5:11 pm. She took us down the road near the Power Station and JIS and the first check was called by Cath (Legally Blonde) and Amanda. Knowing that it was a back check, Alison quickly walked towards the power line on the right and called through. Meanwhile, Amanda was very pleased that she got to the first check far ahead of us. Before long, Alison reached the second check and started calling, “Checking from here”. Before that Sarong has been busy racing up and down the hill along the power line towards the left for she was very sure that the hares would bring us to the top of the ridge overlooking the beautiful sea and the Empire Hotel and Country Club.
We were quite reluctant to walk through the puddle of water where the second check was. We were scattered all over and busy checking and before long Sarong sounded the horn and called “On Paper”. We run back and started to climb the little steep hill to the top of the ridge. Once on top of the hill, the scenery was breathtaking with the sun setting and overlooking to the sea, we saw a ship with its beautiful white sail in the middle of the South China Sea. The bracken was serene and golden from the sunrays, and with a slight cool breeze, it turned out to be a rather romantic and enjoyable stroll for the Hens to cherish.
The trail brought us back to the power line and then towards the left that led us to a tarmac road. All of us were out by 6.15 pm. Later we all sat in a small circle and our stand-in JM, Judy the survivor took her command. All went on so smoothly and food was served, courtesy of Alice and Nellie. We talked about dogs and cats. Nellie wanted to know what made a dog vicious. Is it the breed or the master or the environment? But we did not find an answer for her and at 7.30pm we deserted the place and not a trace of our presence was left behind except for some pieces of melting ice.
(The rest of us had a wonderful 4 days 3 nights of hashing experience. The longest apart from the Ballbreaker which had only 3 takers of 16+ km took the front runners 2 hours 9 minutes—Would you blame anyone when these mad men(note—men) started the run at 6.30 a.m.!!! The other longish run gave the World Interhashers a good warm up of around 9.5 km. Karen Palmer was awarded a hash handle of Pussy Pelmet and Roger for his Hashing posterity named Pelmet Peeper. A great time was had by all and lots of elbow bending to go with it. You should see now see the many youthful svelte like figures of all who imbibed in the mud bath with more elbow bending exercises not to mention the aqua aerobics or was it synchronized floating.
Viv thought she would put in some secret training to show the older hashers up but arrived at the ferry terminal with a crutch—alas she had sprained her ankle while at the gym—so she tells us. Equipped with painkillers she hobbled to the Island and by the 2nd evening was already dancing without the crutches—assisted by more elbow bending. I am sure she was glad she did not cancel her trip. On on till the next tour to Pulau Tiga. Thanks to the great committee. ED
NEXT RUN: 23 OCTOBER
HARES: READYMIX & JENNI
Friday, October 12, 2007
DATE: 9 October 2007
SITE: Started at Km 22.5 Coastal Highway and ended at DST
HARES: Started by Jan M/Madam Sin and ended by a “live run” with Alison/Cheryl
FRONT HORN: Discarded
BACK HORN: Discarded
HENS: 44 CHICKS: 6
They are Hashers they true blue
They are Hashers true and true
They are Peace-Co so they say
Tried to go to heaven but they went the wrong way! ! ! !
I arrived at the site with ice, pleased with myself as I was early for once. After chit -chatting with Espania and San san and signing in, soon it was time to go in and the horn went. Instead of the usual dashing in by the front runners, Hens gathered round Readymix’s car who was talking to a man. Very quickly a few of us joined in. “No you cannot go through the building site, I have no insurance cover for anybody who might be injured or any damage to the property on the site,” the man was adamantly saying. There was a lot of truth in what he was saying, but the run had already been set, the Hares were still in and Glamour had already gone in.
As the man walked away there seemed to be some confusion, some of the Hares started to run in as they did not quite understand what the man had said. Stop” Readymix called out let’s move to Tungku beach she suggested. A few of us who understood what was going on began to load our cars with the Hash property, Smurf suggested that we go to DST, as it was safer than Tungku beach. By then some of the hens had already run off towards Tungku beach leaving their cars behind.
It took a while to call everyone back to Km 22.5 Coastal Highway and collect their cars to go to DST. I arrived first with one of the guests, but got a bit worried that I had gone to the wrong place since Naj had been saying that we were going to DST near her house. I thought she probably meant Rimba. So I rang Smurf who was still at Km 22.5 waiting for Glamour and the Hares, to confirm that I was at the right site. Soon after me and the guest Trailblazer arrived on the new site then Alison and Cheryl, followed by Sarong. “Let’s have a live run, any one with paper?’ Alison suggested. Sarong who probably is a girl guide produced a roll of toilet paper, and off Alison and Cheryl went laying the run with “Toilet Paper.” through the trails where Alice and I had done the recce for our run. So when everyone arrived at the new site they all followed the Toilet paper. How convenient!
Very exiting indeed and what an experience! Poor Glamour she must have wondered why no one else followed her, let alone the Hares who might have thought that everyone “went the wrong way.” (GM Trailblazer had phone contact with Glamour and verified that she was out)No, in fact, they were going “through and through.” The run went very smoothly with no more mishap, and I am sure everyone enjoyed themselves. Thank you to everyone for their co-operation and Cheryl and Alison for quickly rescuing the situation.
Selamat Hari Raya! especially to our Muslim friends. I hope everyone enjoyed the celebrations over the long weekend.
NEXT RUN: DST
Monday, October 08, 2007
DATE: 2 October
SITE: Subok 378
44 Hens/2 chicks
After a certain amount of car manoevering and hens attempting to park on the very steep hill slope and once the hens had rested after the walk up the hill to the site, the hens set off at 5 15. Carol on front horn, led the ladies round Nellie's car (which she didn't have time to move and which later flashed its lights angrily after it was moved by Dizzy) and Alice took the back horn which NO other hen had volunteered to do. Our JM " Naj the Nag", commented loudly on the fact that it was a bit of a worry that if no one wanted to do back horn, who would volunteer to take on responsibilities on the committee in November??
So the hens set off up a slippery bank and disappeared into the jungle. Soon the hares appeared in an excited mood having spotted a cat like creature which they could not identify. Indeed Sarah said it was the first animal she had actually seen in all her hashing days. However, Miss Attenborough Woolley later did some research and believes it was a bear cat. The other hens did not have the pleasure of seeing the creature, but were treated to a pretty tough run that "included a bit of everything"; lots of jungle, hills, swamp and a fallen tree to climb over. As it grew darker a mist came in and settled over the area (or was it the Haze? or smoke from the dump?)
Karen (P.P.Palmer) found not one, but 2 checks, namely the 1st and 3rd, and Carol found the 2nd. Many hens came out in the dark , but agreed it was a good run. Once again hares were worried that Linda was still in the jungle as she had yet to sign out. However, her daughter revealed that she had actually GONE HOME! This after having signed in TWO guests. So she remains the holder of the hash shit and it appears she will far out strip Dizzy in the stakes for a Founders day presentation.
Once we had ascertained her whereabouts the shout up proceeded. The hares were toasted and a guest from Poland welcomed. We were then treated to scrumptious rolls by the hares and some nice cold beverages were consumed until the usual site clearers packed up at around 1130.
Run on 9 October - KM 22.5 Coastal highway beachside opposite UBD
Hares: Jan M/Madam Sin
Monday, October 01, 2007
FRONT HORN: Mad Marg
BACK HORN: Julia
HENS: 40 CHICKS: 1 (who left early)
The hens assembled on a dry afternoon at the edge of Diplo. I was greeted by Dizzy, returned from her holiday, with some choices of words and a declaration that she had no hash shoes. Need we say more!
We set off at the sound of the horn and went in along Bill’s ridge. There were lots of logs to trip over which we each did in turn and then we went off to the left of the ridge, weaving down along a less familiar trail. We found some boggy patches and the odd challenging bridge around the time of the first check. This was found by Running Bare who checked back and over the river. We were in a valley at this point not far from the dual carriageway and the hum of traffic. It was very pleasant going along beside the running water. Not for long though, we soon had to face the challenge of the big hill.
We were taken up there at 2nd check which was found by front runner Carol. Up and up we went until nearly at the top (which is now covered with fallen trees) we went around the summit and joined more familiar trails heading back towards the ridge at the start. Not so quickly though, we had to head out along the short cut route for walkie talkies and we were soon down again in the thick of the Diplo trails. So many routes are now covered by fallen trees that we were constantly ducking under and watching our heads. I was now chatting with ex student Serene and have no idea where the 3rd check was exactly but it was found by Legally Blond going right and over the river. Before long we were down beside the creek and heading out up and up we went to reach the much needed 100 Plus.
Various achievements were celebrated at the shout up. The Hares were thanked for their excellent run (including Molly who was spotted as we went in). Smurf was awarded a verbal prize for the excellent way in which she put together a worksheet from pieces of hash paper. Bettina and Jane celebrated birthdays this month (both are still over 18) and Dizzy wanted a beer to celebrate something or other (not given!). Sarong hoped to be reunited with a lost bum bag (no such luck) and a “stolen water bottle” was returned to Legally Blond to go back to the swimming pool. Mad Marg is selling Christmas cards (a calendar will appear shortly) and Smurf hopes that we will all celebrate with the St Andrews Society at the ball in October. There are still places to be filled for Pulau Tiga. The merry making closed and we all enjoyed the lovely chilli, bread and salad prepared by the hares. Many thanks.
Next Run: Spg 378 Jln Subok, Kg Sg Akar (opposite Rubbish dump)
Monday, September 24, 2007
SITE: Tanjung Bunut Kanan
HARES: Legally Blond & Mad Marg
FRONT HORN: Claire
BACK HORN: Struth
CELEBRATION: 150 RUNS: Legally Blond
As I tried to find a suitable parking spot, having arrived too late to nab a park inside the “Salziela Garden Estate” (or Sleazy gardens for short), I realised we had been here a year or so ago, but it turned out the trails were quite different. The on site was rather more impressive than the usual, with swimming pool and extensive entertaining area.
Claire was rearing to go when she sounded the horn at 5.13pm, by my watch anyway. We soon got onto a long dirt trail of red clay which became more and more like a 4WD track by the time first check was called. Glamour had been off checking and Carol thought it must be a back check because there were only 4 pieces of paper on the check. Sure enough, the back check was found by Karen and we headed on down a lovely jungle trail which followed a ridge and opened out onto a nice viewpoint.
Just as we got to the bottom of the hill, the call of “checking ahead” was heard. There were trails left and right as you hit a stream and I could already hear people checking across the stream. I checked left, but of course, the on paper was found right by Sarah. After a nice cool stream crossing, there was a muddier section. Amanda was doing her best to trip up in some vines and wondered what lurked in the muddy waters just as she stepped into a knee deep muddy hole.
Shrieks were heard ahead and just as I came to a fairly steep down bit, Karen had twisted her ankle and was being helped along by several fellow hashers. After a boggy bit and a log crossing, the trail became easier, following the stream and going through a bamboo grove. It was starting to get rather gloomy under the trees and it was only 6.10pm. More bog and scrambly bits, but the mud was nicely washed off in a lovely clear, deep pool. Amanda declared this must surely be the last stream to cross, but we waded our way through at least 3 more.
I was too far back for third check and could only hear the horn in the distance, but apparently Irene did a great job of calling everyone through. After an open bit and some more bamboo, the trail led us on out through fern to the sound of swamp hens, then back onto the road at a large culvert.
We all congregated back at Cath’s place, some taking a cooling dip in the pool, some entering the fashion stakes (Naj and Running Bare) and others just trying to wash off the mud. The bar was well stocked with G & T’s and once Karen got her foot strapped with ice, it was time for the shout up. The hares were duly thanked for a great run in new territory. First time guests were called up (but actually all 3 had hashed once or twice before) – Jane, Alison from the US embassy and Cathy, who works in the army. Legally Blond was given her down down for 150 runs, Naj gave a parking demo on how not to leave your rear end sticking out, Smurf tried to sell the last places for the Tiga hash and tickets for the St Andrew’s ball and Mad Marg enthusiastically tried to sell her wares from the hash shop. Thank you to the hares for the lovely samosa’s and chocolate cake. Naj insisted on a photo shoot and then everyone was left to relax for the rest of the evening.
Next Run: Diplo
Hares: Alison/Cheryl and Sue
Monday, September 17, 2007
Site: Mata Mata
Front Horn: Sarong
Back Horn: Jenny
First Time Guests: Three
There was a bit of confusion as to where the Hash site was, as a few of us went around the roundabout at Mata Mata a few times looking for a second sign, as the small sign was upside down but it was soon sorted. Thanks to Naj for putting the big H3 sign to the end of the road.
It was a nice cool evening, which is a bonus when we have a very adventurous Hash ahead of us. The pack set off in good spirits, I went 100 metre along the trail then turned back as I had forgotten to sign IN, a hashitable offence!! I eventually caught up to the back of the pack and then it wasn't long before I could hear “Checking from here!” It took some time before the first check was called by Sue, a back check. We continued winding our way through the jungle for a while until we got to the first waterfall which slowed everyone up; with a nice rope to support us go down the hill. Once at the bottom we got back on to a nice running trail before getting our feet wet a few times crossing back and forth through the streams.
Second check was called, not sure who found it, but a few of us kept going in the wrong direction as we checked. We then got back on to a nice trail for a while before third check was called. Ready Mix had seen a trail across the stream and it paid off as she found the check. We then worked our way steadily up the side of the hill with once again the support of rope to pull us up, but there were still a few more hills in store of us. It felt like we were climbing Mt Kinabalu, it was one of those hills that kept going up, up, up, up! Eventually we made it to the top for which we were rewarded with a lovely view looking back on the canopy of the jungle.
We had one more check and by this time darkness was slowly setting in, Jan found fourth check and then wasn't long before we were out. It was a very enjoyable run so Thank You Sid and Hubby for showing us the two waterfalls that Ah Struth and I have wanting to find for ages. Thanks for the great Kebabs!
PS: missed on last weeks words: Naj must be thanked for the time and effort she put into the book markers presented to the cast and crew.
Run No. 2039 - 18 September
Site: Tanjung Bunut Kanan - opposite Hua Hall new Bunut mall, Jln Tutong
Hares: Mad Marg/Legally Blond
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Run No. 2037
Hares: Black Beauty and Sarong
Bollywood – Brunei style
A large cast gathered at the main Bollywood site in Brunei. The two directors prepared to instruct actors thru stage directions cunningly concealed on long paper strips. It was obvious that the main director had a strong interest in the environment as actors were guided by use of recycled paper which would soon break down under the elements. The scenery made great use of natural assets available on site, incorporating rivers and stream crossings, unnaturally high hills and sufficient mud to keep the audience intrigued. Natural props were favoured with the occasional log being available to help performers avoid getting their costumes wet. The wardrobe department were particularly appreciative of this.
The plot followed the usual Bollywood line with extras and stars all following the hash trail until a check was reached. It was at that point that the audience could distinguish the leading roles from the rest of the cast as their performance enabled them to stand out. The first performer to reach these heady heights of success was Tiga who located and called first check with considerable aplomb. The next to offer a stirling performance was Rosie who located second check on the far side of a raging torrent and made the most of this filming opportunity by wading across the deepest part to call the check. The camera crew got some very good shots of that. The third cameo was performed by Sid who following advice from Mad Marg found the third check. Interestingly Mad Marg chose not to act on this occasion, but to direct through use of the front horn. Her performance was such that audiences hope that she will continue to provide this skill.
Trailblazer also chose a directing role and assiduously used the back horn to support stage directions from Mad Marg. Keen to develop talents in the masses, Trailblazer took Julia as understudy.
After the hash crew and cast had a celebration film launching As only Bollywood performers can. Black Beauty and Sarong were thanked for their original and thoughtful plot twists in the story line, particularly during scenes involving checks. The food provided was outstanding and the chorus girls looked beautiful in their colourful Bollywood garb. (Cowgirl did not want to be left out and was party to the catering – Thanks ladies for some delicious food. Ed)
Survivor was a gracious hostess and was both complimented and complemented by her leading man when he arrived late in the evening. Naj received an award for 400 performances while Annick made a guest appearance after a long time out of the industry. Naj must be thanked for the time and effort she put into the bookmarks presented to cast and crew.
And so the curtain fell on another very special Brunei hashing event, performed Bollywood style.
Next Run: Mata-Mata
Friday, August 31, 2007
Hares: Claire & Carol
Location: Subok Nebulai. Menteri Cluster.
Mission: To locate and follow the trails left by the intrepid explorers, Claire and Carol through the Wormholes of Sungai Akar.
Front horn: Tango. Back horn: Trailblazer.
Present: 43 hens and 5 chicks
Last week’s words, annotated with details of major events have just dematerialized. They were here a moment ago and now they’ve gone. That’s the problem with time travel. Things get side tracked into parallel universes… Ah! Good they’ve come back.
Well, the pack set off in good order. I followed until they went up an eroded and fearsome hillside. The trail followed on through bamboo groves and along and over streams. Luckily people’s feet didn’t get too wet because of the easy crossings. There were at least two waterfalls and two men waiting for Durians to fall from a tree. [I wonder if they are still there or if they went home for their tea] It was a long hash with lots of steep bits. It went up to the top of the ridge: visited on a recent hash from the other side, of the hill that is, not the grave, and then they came back. Or so we hoped... Alas there was an obstacle of fearsome proportions. A loathsome swamp lay in the way of gallant hashers wishing only to return to base for polite conversation and light refreshments: A walk along a spindly twig, their only mode of escape. As darkness fell on this evening of total eclipse, the hares returned to the rescue of their fellows and brought them safely over the log and so home.
During the shout up it was revealed that Julianne was fifty and Carol a venerable one hundred. In celebration of this anniversary, Carol bought eight trees; the number you need to provide you with enough oxygen to survive. So that was a good thing. If any one else wants to continue breathing they should do the same.
This was followed by a happy birthday down-down and song for Sarah. The hash-it was awarded to two ladies: Dianna for awkward parking and Alice in Wonderland for forgetting to sign in. Ha well, not to worry. It’s all part of the fun.. At least you get to look after the peculiar paraphernalia associated with the aforesaid honour. Some people have never had the luck to be the Chosen Ones.
The hares then provided us with some excellent nosh in the form of kari Laksa so that was a good thing too. Thanks for that.
Next Week: 4 September at Diplo
Monday, August 27, 2007
FRONT HORN: Mad Marg
BACK HORN: Ah Struth
FIRST TIME GUESTS: 2
As I left work heading towards DST, I was optimistic that even though it was raining where I was, it would be clearer near the coast. Sadly the rain followed me to the site, with only a few hashers there early. Nevertheless there was a good turn out with only a few fair weather hashers staying at home.
Mad Marg was front horn and led the run up a very long (with a slight incline) road. We met Glamour on her way back from first check, which was laid on the road with a huge open area for us to check. Looking for footprints as it was quite muddy by now, but the hares were very careful not to leave a trace. Well done to Mandy for finding first check which led us on very quickly to the second check (found by Irene). Front runners headed of quickly up the trail, for it only to be a back check. By now it had stopped raining and the back check took us up a slight hill for some lovely views looking out to sea and the Empire. Hoping that the on on would be there, we diligently followed the clumps of paper along an open area which took us back on a trail to the road back in. Front runners were back within 40 minutes and others soon followed.
Cooled off by a little rain and a reasonable length run with no hills, left the hens very clucky and noisy at the shout up. Pussy Pelmet (unofficially) brought some new guests who were willing to loan out their men and the French cohort are increasing in numbers. While the two hares fetched some yummy roti, Mad Marg and Mandy were actively selling their wares.
Big debates followed on whether Dizzy should get the hash it for dropping her dog off at the top of the road and letting her dog run to the hash site while she drove in her car, but evidence of cruelty was not supported and she was let off the hook. (Besides Mad Marg had forgotten to fill the hash bucket with any water.
Prior to the shout-up there was a bit of a flurry as a scorpion was spotted near Survivor, various plans came into action and JM Naj bravely shooed the creature back into the bushes while a photo opportunity for some who have not seen a scorpion before had a good study.—ED)
Run on 28 August
Spt 564 Subok, Kg Belimbing
Hares: Carol & Claire
Monday, August 20, 2007
SITE: OPPOSITE SPG 762 KOTA BATU
FRONT HORN: CAROL
BACK HORN: ALICE IN WONDERLAND
FIRST TIME GUESTS: 2
It was an interesting run for me, I was driving to the hash site with Amanda discussing arrangements for this weeks run when I had to brake to avoid a black royal mercedes and heard a bang into the rear of my car. After exchanging names, addresses and insurance details we proceeded to the hash site.
Hens were busy organising a temporary sign-in register as sign-in board had not arrived.
We were promised a short run with a couple of hills and a great view.
I proceeded up the first hill and thought I had reached the top only to see that it kept on going, I eventually reached the top and as promised the view was great.
We kept walking, following printed paper along a picturesque trail till first check and followed white paper which went off in a trail to the right along a pleasant track. After being informed that only one type of paper had been laid the hens returned to first check. I decided to return back to the start with the majority of hens and had another great view of the Brunei river on the way down.
It did turn out to be a short run for most as no one worked out in which direction we should have headed.
Only the front runners Claire, Carol, Lee and Tango who kept going did not make it out till much later.
At the shout up the hares avoided the hashit for not picking up old paper but Mad Marg's mobile went off so she ended up with it anyway. Survivor and Lee celebrated belated birthdays and Dizzy was presented with a housewarming sailing photo.
We then ate delicious sausages and salads. Thank you Mad Marg and Dizzy.
I would like to thank Readymix for translating and attempting to negotiate with the driver who hit me and claimed it was my fault. Also to the JMs for not awarding me the Hashit when my husband arrived to try and settle the situation, although he did put on a sarong for the shout up.
Legolass presented GM Trailblazer with a souvenir shirt from her hash in Hongkong as she is GM and Ladies Hash reciprocated with a 2000 run shirt.
Run on 21 August - DST
Hares: Never Wrong/Amanda S
Monday, August 13, 2007
SITE: Spg 370 Jln MuaraHARES: Bini Hutan/Bettina & guest hare Michaela
FRONT HORN: Carol
BACK HORN: Naj
GUESTS: Returning hashers Gail & Legolass (Karen Heddeman)
SPECIAL RUNS: Sue Johnson celebrated 350 runs
Lots of ladies back from holidays this week and lovely to see you all looking so brown from your trips to Blighty!
Well we were both late, but of course Dizzy was later than the mad one, so she set of at a roaring pace trying to get to first check, but Lee beat her to it. Tall order when one has legs up to her arm pits and the other stop at her knees, so the higher she lifts her legs the quicker she runs. Generally the shouting had to be very loud as we were accompanied by the tune of rat tat a tat and boom boom from various heavy duty musical machinery.
First check was 15 minutes in, and almost in daylight with the rapidly encroaching bull dozers in sight. The magic roundabout found the on ahead, and then we headed down to the stream, up the other side and onto familiar trails where the wonderer Legolass found the on. Third check was found by Kiwi long legs and then on, and returning back on the in trail.
Bini Hutan, Bettina and Michaela will have a hell of a job to set the next run from the same site as unfortunately 370 is about to become 369. Scenery of jungle is evermore rapidly being exchanged for that of wasteland and concrete jungle.
We had no new members but it was great to welcome back Gail and Legolass. We don’t see enough of you. Dizzy was in seventh heaven when she thought she had got rid of the hash shit to Nicole, who didn't sign out. Unfortunately, Dizzy being Dizzy forgot to bring the hash shit with her, so only managed to get rid of two thirds of it. Tracey was also collared as her phone went off at the shout up. Let’s see if Dizzy remembers it this week! (Ha, it’s at my house so I will)
Delicious Fish and Chips Girls, thank you.
Next week's run:
Bukit Kg Serdang - Opp Spg 762 Jln Kota Batu - on on at Dizzy's. Pls return to on on site and change there, not on the road. Pls do not use Yacht Club carpark or Simpang for the on on.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Site: Mata - Mata
Hares: Trailblazer / Smurf / Cath C
Front Horn: Claire
Back Horn: Debbie with the support of Alice
For a change, I left work early, thinking that I had plenty of time to get to the hash. Unfortunately, I got stuck in a traffic jam on Jalan Tutong and only arrived on site at 5.45pm, just enough time to go for walk with Naj.
At least, Bini Hutan and Michaela made it, even though one of the hash signs along the road was pointing in the wrong direction!!!
We started, being just a small group, walking for a short while up the pylon track and then turned right and had very good running trails to follow, leading into a great landscape with lush vegetation. We crossed the stream so many times and couldn’t recall in the end whether it was the same stream or various others. It was slippery and very muddy, but what to expect after all that rain.
Eventually we reached first check with the front-runners long gone, as usual.
Continuing our way up and down along the stream and trying to enjoy the great jungle, as much as we could, we soon reached second check and then at some stage later third check.
Further we went along until the last steep hill, which we climbed, supported by a rope, and enjoyed the views from up there over the Mata- Mata area and the new government housing development. Soon after this we reached the on site.
It took a while until everyone got changed, before we started the shout up. A down down was given to the three hares, Trailblazer, Smurf and Cath C. Thank you for the great run and thank you for providing the food afterwards.
We had two new guests, Michaela and Jessica and one returning member, Rosemary, who were given a down down, too.
Dizzy tried her ever best to get rid of the hashit, but had no success.
All members were asked to try and park properly in future, as heavy trucks passed the site and had difficulty driving through. Glamour and Madam Sin did a good job directing the vehicles.
Bini Hutan and Bettina
Next week's run: Spg 370 Jln Muara Kg Sg Tilong
Hares: Bini Hutan/Bettina and guest hare Michaela
Site: Crocodile Beach
Hare Never Wrong
Front Horn: Claire
Back Horn: Trailblazer
After missing the last couple it was nice to be back to do what I hoped would be an easy Beach stroll. Arrived under darkening weather conditions and a small group of us set out down the beach. Ahhh nice easy one.
Down the beach quite a way and the rain started… but only a drizzle so nice and cooling at this stage. Finally reached first check, which was on the other side of what had become a small stream. Claire our ever-faithful front horn waded thigh deep through the water to the pile of paper to hear the calls back on the dry side of “ON PAPER”. Thanks Claire anyway.
Feeling a bit sorry for Claire getting wet we headed inland along a nice path. About 2 minutes down the path the rest of us joined Claire in the wet stakes as the heavens opened up in true Brunei fashion. Trying to follow sodden wet paper proved harder then we thought.
By the time we reached the Coast Road the rain was bucketing, the second check was found and low and behold the paper was strewn everywhere thanks to the running rain!!! So after a while we finally found the trail properly and were back on course. A nice rainy walk back to the carpark, with help on directions from Smurf who we met along the way.
It was a great hash and the rain made it even that more adventurous. On arriving back we were able to quench our thirst with warm drinks. Apparently last week Dizzy arrived with a block of ice and this week arrived with the chilly bins but no ice. And where was Dizzy – gone off for her hash!! BUT NEVER FEAR – a big thanks to Smurf for getting priorities right – the amber refreshments were well and truly nice and cold!!!!
On On to Serasa Yacht Club where ladies all enjoyed hot showers … ahh the luxury!! Then for the shout up - we celebrated Never Wrong’s 150th run that was the week before and Dizzy was shown appreciation from all gathered for the warm drinks by having a nice warm bath in the pool – with a little aid from JM Naj!!
Thanks to all for my birthday song and loved the spring rolls and chips Never Wrong.
Great evening of hash and drinks!!
Scribe: Virgin hare Cath C
Site: Spg 378 Jln Subok, Kg Sg Akar
Hares: Mad Marg/Tango/Alice in Wonderland
Front Horn: Karen P
Back Horn: Dizzy
A small but eager group of hashers gathered at the run site and hoped that wth all the mud around it would not rain and their cars would not be bogged. Dizzy arrived with the ice and it was discovered it was in large block form.
JM Naj then proceeded to take out her aggression on the ice to break it into manageable pieces.
Rosemary Norrish returned for a final hash before heading back to the U.K and praised the scenery in New Zealand.
I headed up the hill to the water tank and turned right into the jungle. It was a scenic run or walk to first check At this point people went off in all directions checking. After about 10 minutes without the on paper discovered, some hashers looked up at the ominous dark clouds and decided to turn back rather than get caught in a downpour.
Eventually Karen P and Jess discovered the on paper. A very tricky back check and I continued winding my way through the jungle. Second check was also a back check but as I was further back by then I do not know who discovered it.
I continued on and only getting my feet wet once at a slippery water crossing, though there were a few most unpleasant hills which were good exercise for my leg muscles. Eventually I found my way back to the trail I came in on and knew I was on my way out.
It was an enjoyable run, not too long or too short and the rain held off long enough for everyone to finish .
At the shout up we celebrated Alice in Wonderland's 200 runs.
Dizzy was awarded the hashit for the problems with the ice even though she was kind enough to volunteer to buy it (The real reason for her hashit was the worst sin for a hasher—for not signing in! ed) and Jess kindly took it with her. True friendship.
Nancy was welcomed back and Ruth celebrated a belated birthday. Thank you hares for the delicious noodles and bruschettas.
Site: #13 Spg 462-80 Sg Hanching Baru, Jln Muara
Hares: Magic Roundabout/Tiga/Debbie
Front Horn: Mad Marg
Back Horn: Alice in Wonderland
Everyone began gathering at the run site, Magic’s house yet again (think she is trying to set a run laying record this year), around 5 o’clock. The usual jostling for car parking as near as was humanly possible to the on site took place, and by 5.15 most of the sprightly Hens were ready for the off.
Mad Marg led the charge as front horn, as we all set off down the road to double back before going off into the jungle and up the first of many hills. So up we went…… and up…….and up, coming out onto a ridge whereupon Trish (our very own WAG) landed at first check. Hens dispersed all over the place in search of the on paper; I thought I would give first time guest, the youthful and keen Anna, her first taste of checking. So down we went, right down to the bottom of the clearing, only to hear the call of ‘On paper’ right back up the hill and down over the other side.
Paper was found and called on by the ever glamorous Cowgirl (who excelled herself at the shout up).
The run continued in a most undulating fashion, second check came and went as we were still trying to play catch up from our disastrous foray the wrong way at first check. I’m assured this was found by ………………. Everyone did start to bunch up a bit, as the hills began to take their toll (where young Magic finds these is a constant source of awe and wonder, as well as sore legs), and we eventually heard the call for third check. As I was almost there, I saw the yellow flash that was Legally Blonde disappearing back down to the right, and sure enough she called the on paper but a few seconds later. We felt a wave of relief as we could see this was the way out, and it was DOWN hill! Back out the way we came in, down the road before doubling back again back to the house, where the usual suspects were waiting to greet us upon our return.
A very sociable group of Hens gathered back at the house for the evening’s entertainment. Naj and Ready Mix very capably conducted a slick, witty shout-up. Magic and virgin Hare Debbie were down-downed for laying a very good run, front and back horns Mad Marg and Alice in Wonderland respectively were thanked, first time guest and erstwhile checker Anna was welcomed, a couple of calls for Hashits were refuted (Debbie for ‘not getting’ how to use a shower and consequently flooding her co-Hare’s bathroom, and Cowgirl for sporting short shorts, Hash t-shirt and…………….her courtroom stils!).—Her defence was that she was dressing to match the celebration occasion and had posed as a New York hooker! - ed. I actually think she deserved a down down! As the evening progressed, fine American fare was served up by the Hares, as was a quiz, which intellectually challenged the intellectually challenged, and as usual the sun went down on the camaraderie and conviviality we Hens are famous for. On on!
Hares: Mad Marg, Trish and Trailblazer
Front Horn: Carol Back Horn: Claire
An eclectic gathering of hares, of all shapes, sizes and sexes gathered at our favourite hash spot for the 3rd run of the annual 7 in 7 event. Sunday hosted by the Sundowners, Monday the Tutong hash, Tuesday the ladies turn to host.
A very small gathering of lady hashers turned up to greet our guests but our fellow clubs made up in numbers what we lacked. Under perfect skies the horn sounded and we were off into the jungle on what we thought was a well trodden trail that we knew well.
A quick trot up the path and our first shock as devious hares had laid a trail sharp left down a narrow goat track that I had never seen before. We plunged into a sandy valley and soon 1st check was called that had first runners in a tizz as we spread out in all directions looking for a possible on trail. Those of us on the valley floor were disinclined to back track up that soul destroying path, and hoped that back runners would do the deed up top. As nothing was called through I had by now found a stream bed heading in and up so followed this which led to a couple of small ridges and valleys only to hear the on paper call somewhere above me. No choice but to forge on up a well cut path through asparagus looking ferns, this path I recognized as having only ever been down it before and steep it was going down,, never mind having to pant up it and the run just begun. Now we were back on the old familiar trail along the top ridge but the hares were not finished with us yet, 2nd check was a back check into yet more unfamiliar terrain and seldom used paths along side a stream. 2nd check was found by a gumbooted Tutong hasher and 3rd check was a communal effort lead by our own zippy Carol and a Men’s hasher trying to confuse the trail.
Shout Up proceeded, and we had the pleasure of welcoming 5 “well endowed” ladies from another hash. Down downs were given to GMs and JMs from other hashes, as well as a “Happy Hasher” from the Labi Rd hash. No hashits were awarded, the 5 ladies insisted on being “ladies first” when the food was served. And so we all settled down under beautiful clear skies for another evening in the Brunei jungle.
A good run, enjoyed by all, and worthy of any runs laid this week. Well done hares !!
Site: Spg 702 Kota Batu
Hares: Sarong & Trailblazer
Front Horn: Mad Marg
Back Horn: Claire
When I arrived at the hash site it was a nice change to see a huge big car park to park and no mud around! We were privileged to be able to use these premises while they are building a rather large abode. (albeit a concrete jungle)
There was a good gathering of hashers tonight and ready to head off once the horn went at 5.15. We passed the house on the right and headed up the first rock climb and up in to the jungle. It was a steady climb up, up , up, up, the hill before we got to the ridge were Veronica Lai was resting waiting for Glamour to return from a longer stroll in the jungle and then they both headed back to the hash site.
It was a long way to first check Carol and Running Bare were first ones to get to the check. It didn't take too long before I found the paper and called the on.
The second check was called in a short space of time by Sarah B, the paper was laid through. It was good calling from the front of the pack. We continued winding our way through the jungle before descending down the steep valley to the waterfall, avoiding the thorns and vines on the way. I think Running Bare called third check thought, then off we went once again another steady climb up, up, up the next hill.
We met up with Keira who had come in on the out trail, it wasn't to long before we were now back on the trail we came in on ( commonly known on the hash as a lollipop) we headed along the ridge then got to the known on the hash as a lollipop) we headed along the ridge then got to the last descending hill and back to the hash site.. Sarong had made a nice amber liquid and handed around curry puffs while we waited for a couple of hens to finish the run. Thanks for a nice run ladies.
At the shout up we celebrated Sarong’s 50th Birthday who also put the food on from Le’ Taj restaurant. Smurf and Trailblazer got the hashit for talking during the shout up. - Much to the relief of Veronica L who had only got the hashit for one week.—The chook had not had time to grow any feathers…… on on
True to the words regarding the run many hens sighted the great rock formation, mushrooms, moss and even a few giant pitcher plants and the water fall although some hashers even swung on the rope which was not intended. Many commented on the run being the best one they had been on.
Site: Rimba Exec Housing
Hares: Ah Struth/Keira/Karen Mc
On arrival at Rimba, we found the tent at a different spot with hens making sure cars were parked at the right side of the road so as not to inhibit the few cars that seemed to come thru every now and then. We always expected the run at Rimba to be pretty easy and some even thought the toy boys might make an appearance. Alas, Smurf was away in “chilly” Scotland and Madam Sin did not have company to scour the estate.
Front horn was taken up by Carol as we headed down past the usual in with the pack hoping it would not be too swampy although the rain had eased after Monday’s downpour.
The first “hill” was bearable and a good warm up for the rest of the run. We found ourselves in some trippy swamp area but was soon in pretty trails. We were kept away from the “estate” and 1st check was found by Sarah B (it is becoming a habit—come on girls, you can do better than this…..). A good pace was kept by the coup.
Lots of slippery downs with a few of squeals every now and then as some of these were encountered. 2nd check I believe was found by Running Bare.
Back horn Mad Marg did an excellent job rounding up Veronica and Glamour who had gone all the way round—Well done.
The hares had provided assorted spring rolls—thank you.
Site: Spg 370 Jln Muara
Hares: Sarah C/Madam Sin
Front Horn: Magic Roundabout (how did I know? I found her calling on first check and yours truly found the on for 1st check!)
Back Horn: Alice in wonderland (who did a sterling job)
I always look forward to a hash at Simpang 370, a chance to get into the jungle on a well worn and pretty track before too much more of it disappears. Just as most were leaving home for the hash a persistent shower seemed to arrive over the area, as a result a light rain began and remained for the hour that is lady's hash, the rain seemed to cool us off and reminded me of the South African saying " a monkey's wedding' which is said when we have rain and sunshine at the same time. In saying that as we entered the jungle due to the dense coverage of the canopy it seemed as if someone had dimmed the light and reminded me to bring a torch next hash, mental note!
Once again the checks proved valuable to the back runners as we had a chance to catch up to the front ladies. The run provided a great cardio workout with lots of climbing up the hills and a little climbing down to catch our breath.
We arrived back to Sarah's house to a tent which came in very handy due to the slightly increasing precipitation - although, after running in the rain for most of the run and the sweat on our bodies we really did not care or notice too much. Naj welcomed the runners back and dressed up as the Queen with a pretty ensemble, a tiara and all! Including a belly dancing wrap ?? for a modern twist to help the Australian's celebrate the Queens Birthday Long Weekend, which the English celebrate on a different day, poor Elizabeth seems to have many birthdays each year. Naj seemed much relieved to find that she could finally get rid of the hashit and Gordon and Amanda Sparrow were called upon for not signing in. (see Hashit column for real reason— ed) They sat huddled and quivering together on a chair as they were drowned in refreshing cool bucket of water that only needed a squirt of hair shampoo to make it a truly enjoyable experience. I always love a bit of controversy and it raised its head as Maureen Shaw's phone rang a tuneful song as the shout up began. There were many calls for the Hashit for Maureen and her sponsor. Their defence was that Maureen is not really a member and therefore immune to the hashit. Hmmm! This little item will have to be sorted - perhaps after the 3 introductory runs (4th run), anyone is then entitled to the hashit and it is up to the sponsor to explain all this during the 3 introductory runs. Many thanks to the Hares for a lovely run and some yummy curry puffs to warm us up and fill our bellies.
Ruth Keira and Karen
(Thanks Sarah as usual for letting us use your house for the shout-up—ed)
Date: 5 June 2007
Site: Kapok Kanan
Hares: Magic Roundabout
Hens: 46 plus 1 guest.
I turned in to jalan Kapok Kanan and cursed my luck at being stuck behind a slow blue car, probably driven by a Haji on a mobile phone, driving at 5mph. I then realised it was Julia, who later explained that she often misses the Hash signs! next I had Pole Dancer up my **** doing 90mph in her Land Rover , racing to set up her shop!
46 runners turned up and so did a tent, after the run but in time to shelter us from the storm. The ladies set off on a road run up the hill and out of sight and enjoyed a very good 50 minute run or as Carol described it "a good free "Step Class" up and up and up!" Very nice trails (well cut by Johnson), a beautiful bamboo grove and lovely views from the ridge with a good road run out.(Pity about the rubbish dumped at the end of the road but
T.I.B ) Front horn Caire / Uranus was beaten to the first check on paper by Back horn Jane Woolley. Carol found first check, Pole Dancer second and Claire third. Well done ladies. Thanks to Magic for again stepping in at short notice to lay yet another good run. (Is she going for the Laying record this year ?)
At the on on Heather was congratulated on the birth of new baby Tom but was unsure if he was too young to be classified as a man on the hash.
Diana was given a birthday down down and we welcolmed first time runner Deb. Hash Shit was not given as holder Linda (or was it Naj) was absent and had not sent the hash shit along with anyone else.—The hunt for the hash shit paraphenalia is on!
Sadly we bid farewell to one of our staunchest hashers, Rosemary Norrish, who leaves us after over after over 800 runs (838 for the record) during the past 22 years. (She was given a certificate, a photo of the Ladies 2000 run group photo and a photo frame) We all remember her many runs, great on ons and chocolate cakes as well as the Hornet Hash. She generously provided curry puffs for us to munch in the drizzle. Good luck to you Rosemary in old Blighty.
All the best to David & Rosemary in their retirement.
Date: 29 May 2007
Site: Tungku Beach
Hares: Tango/Naj (the Belly Dancers)/Sarah B
Hens: 35 and one Dog, 3 guest, a couple of returnees, and one virtual hasher MOONLIGHTING” as Gordon
A slightly scatty group of hashers assembled at Tungku Beach still dithery from the thrill of the “Away Day” at Linggi’s on Friday night and the Hash Relay on Sunday.
After picking biddy bids (otherwise known as Burrrrs according to the Scots) off our socks and trousers for the third time we were ready for a nice little run in the beautiful surroundings of Tungku Beach.
Well. I did say we were still on a high, the run was tackled totally backwards, first check was missed completely, second check called as first and run adjacent to the first checkers on the beach running parallel to the second checkers, or was it third, but was there a third check? . Why were all the walkers so far ahead of the runners. Why were hens milling and pointing up the beach, down the beach and how many hens tackled the trail of paper on the rocks, while the rest of the pack strolled down the perfectly smooth road adjacent to the rocks. How many hens made it to the Empire Hotel? How many hens finally found the out paper which was actually the in paper and finished the run. The answers too all the above was nobody knows.
Every hen got the required 45 minutes in. All worked up a sweat, every hen had the chance of finding paper, never mind if it was in or out. Everybody got back in time for the sunset. Nobody got lost. We all had fun.
The Shout Up was called and hares given a down down for a great run. Guests were introduced, Debbie from Seattle, WA.
Elaine was farewelled, and presented with a certificate for 639 runs, a framed photo and a sparkly throwover . But do not be sad, she is coming back. We will see her again, This is just a practice leaving.
Nellie was awarded for 400 runs and showed us her gift of gold earrings.
Photocopies of nameless hashers from the relay were offered up for bidding of the originals.
No one was awarded the hashit, although we had ample opportunity to dunk the hares but such is the vagaries of hashing, they got away with it.
Food was provided to round of a perfect H3 evening with one hasher commenting on her yummy pasta, and carrot cake with Italian dressing. The lighting was bad!!
Monday, May 28, 2007
Date: 22 May 2007
Site: Lucky Gardens
Hares: Mad Marg/Norma/Anna
Front Horn: Whistling Carol
Back Horn: Whistling Gordon
New Member: Tracey
We all gathered at Lucky Gardens, we were awaiting the horns, but there were none to be had and so it was Carol and Gordon that would be whistling us around. It was time and Carol blew her whistle, no one could hear it, lets go! I hear so off the front runners went only to find old paper—is this it we thought? Over Here we heard the walkie talkies shout. Off everyone went into the jungle a few hills (One Killer!) How do some Hashers survive without water?
I heard CHECKING FROM HERE!Off I went to check to be told by some ramblers strolling through the jungle that I was going the wrong way, I said I was checking, they just stood around watching me. There was lots of paper—is this the on paper I thought no it wasn't to be as I hear ON PAPER! I ran past the ramblers and gave them a smile as they looked at me oddly.
I couldn't muster the energy this week to run very far after 2 sleepless nights. Up and down and around we went over little bridges and streams then another biggy. One hasher said to me "go on go for it" so I did and when I got to the top I tripped up over a hidden branch and fell over. Bugger that!
I'll just trot around the rest of the way. All three checks were found by
Running Bare (clever Girl )A nice evenings run. We all had a well earned drink, then it was off to Mad Margs for the On! ON!.
Shop Display was great and sales were good—Thanks to Mad Marg and her helper, she now have older stock Ts in smaller sizes for sale.—Ed
We had Tracey joining us as a new member and Nancy a guest of Dizzy's. She was travelling around the world by boat and was 1/2 way!
Smurf had another free B--- or two a plastic long thing stuck on her head and a new man by her side called Pete The Meat! (you could tell why)Happy Birthday Smurf! Oh! and welcome back to Veronica R (Where's She Been)? And she was given a new handle and will forthwith be known as “Cow Girl”.— Ed
The food was great and the birthday cakes yummy! and the company better. Thanks to Mad Marg for the use of her house for the on on.
NEXT WEEK'S RUN: Tungku Beach
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Date: 15 May 2007
Site: Salambigar Link
Hares: Dizzy/Julie-Anne/Amanda W
Front Horn: Claire/Whistling Tango
Back Horn: Trailblazer
With some risk to beaks and feathers, the hens congregated along the highway between Mentiri and Sungei Akar. Earlybirds chatted in the shade of the parked cars and some almost missed the whisper of a whistle at 5.15. “Was that Whistling our front horn?”
The runners duly set off followed by the walkie talkies and in turn all hopped the drain and headed into the jungle up a welcoming slope of scratchy ferns.
The chatter of the walkie talkies soon subsided when the first hill proved quite long and steep. However all kept a good pace and the runners were soon out of sight and sound. So were the horns. In fact it seemed one of the quietest hashes I’ve been on. There were very few ‘ons ons’ or front and back horns, and no bouts of confusion. A tribute to the well laid trail with lots of paper often helpfully draped on plants and overhanging branches. The path was soft and springy and just damp enough to give grip without being slippery.
Definitely no need for bathers and snorkels but no excitement of water and mud. The only obstacles were occasional skinny vines trying to trip or choke, and the ever friendly ferns. A pleasure of a run. An enjoyable romp up and down hills and the last few metres down the side of the highway. A mere 45mins for the walkies. I guess the runners did it in half that time?
Some were heard to ask. “Were there 2 runs? Were we on the short run?” But apparently not. Just a lovely run in the late afternoon, the sun glinting through the lush greenery. Of course many may have missed that watching their own feet or the heels of those in front.
Then as the sun dropped down and magical hues spread in the sky the hens clucked to Mandy’s for the shout up, drinks, ‘fill your own delicious pita’ and a bonus of buns.
Thanks hares for a super hash and great refreshments. A splendid time including the tremendous downpour—most of use left behind were glad it was under a roof rather than a tent which would have included some feet washing!
NEXT WEEK: Lucky Gardens, Off Jln Muara and then off to Mad Margz for the onon.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Date: 8 May 2007
Hares: Ah Struth/Karen P
The start was prompt as usual, which is not always convenient for someone like me although on this occasion I was signed in and almost ready to go.
An open trail led to a splendid bit of jungle with a bit of an up and a down, but I was so busy looking at my feet that I missed the paper leading in and then came across the front runners coming out to open ground once more.
On on for a while to first check near the half built houses. Never have the girls been quite so sure as to where the paper would resume. We were all expecting, and indeed looking forward, to a glimpse of the toy boys up on the 2nd floor somewhere, offering us a swig from the holy grail.
We divided into search parties running down each row of houses. Once Smurf had reached the far row and was nearing the end, the sound of on on back was heard, coming from afar. Good timing I thought, and a check that had everyone foiled. A sneaky snickett led us back into the deep and dark, around the back of Rimba housing and up and down some lovely trails, often run in the opposite direction.
A couple more checks on the way, until tired and weary, out was reached next to the in. Except the hares took us back in at the other side of the normal in to another out.
Like all good hashes, the best was yet to come, and that was the sight of a sprightly Smurf springing from the swamp, smug smile firmly spread from satisfied side to side of her sweet little face. This sight was all the more amusing as the rest of us had already had plenty of time to down a few glasses of grape juice. The silver service waiters were a couple of rather delectable Toy boys, elegantly attired in skimpy black bathers, the tightness of which was modestly hidden by a becoming apron— Shame!
A good shout up followed by tasty calories and beverage. Thank you.
Certain beverage has a habit of letting the mind explore its full potential, and this was ultimately realized in the naming of the Ladies Hash second honorary member. Thus evolved “Slippery Tipple”. Welcome, and thank you for making our evening so enjoyable.
Scribe: Dizzy from Amanda W’s email! (a ploy which eluded Trailblazer as she was looking high and low for the run report after deadline…)
NEXT WEEK: 15 Msy
Site: Salambigar Link
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Date: 1 May 2007
Site: Lower Diplo
Hares: Jane/Angela L
The horn was sounded by Carol (as Trish who was at that stage to be front horn was caught short!) and off went approximately 30 hens on what could only be described as a wonderfully diverse run that had something for everyone.
The run started off on the road with a slight incline testing everyone’s stamina before entering the jungle at Diplo. The trail then went into the heart of a superb example of a jungle. A narrow trail took everyone over and through rivers, over and under many fallen trees and up and down a few challenging inclines! First check was found by Readymix and the trail continued with a death defying (not really) type rope style crossing of a swollen river, to then continue along side and over streams – giving only the most sure footed the chance to get ahead. Second check was found by Carol in similar jungle terrain, third check was found by Tango – apprentice front runner!!
After up, up, and up again (sure there must have been many more or at least it felt like it!!) the canopy opened up to provide some stunning views of Bandar and with a clear night and a beautiful sunset and one just wanted to stand and admire the view (there was even a bench from which one could!) and hens were questioning their location – ‘that looks like tasak lama’. I myself looked at my watch and wondered how, if we were at Tasak Lama, we could get back to Diplo in 15 mins!! The last part of the trail opened up into wide established tracks enabling runners to have a good workout – something for everyone.
To stand and admire the view (there was even a bench from which one could!) and hens were questioning their location – ‘that looks like Tasek Lama’. I myself looked at my watch and wondered how, if we were at Tasek Lama, we could get back to Diplo in 15 mins!! The last part of the trail opened up into wide established tracks enabling runners to have a good workout – something for everyone.
On exiting the trail hens were found relaxing on the grass – were they resting before the onward journey to Diplo or was this an A2B? I’m pleased (at that stage!) to say it was an A2B – well done hares—what an excellent run.
The air conditioned bus (must have gone up in the world, as many were only used to an open back truck!) crammed with wet, smelly (no offence!!) hens got on its way back to Diplo to the dulcet tones of ‘show me the way to go home’ which to me finished off an excellent run.
The shout up saw thanks to the front horns (a duty shared) Carol, Trish and Running Bare, and the back horn – Trailblazer. Thanks to the Hares and congratulations to Tango who had completed 50 runs. Thanks also to the hares for the delicious samosas.
Next Week: Run 2020 - Rimba
Hares: Ah Struth/Karen P
Monday, April 30, 2007
Date: 24th April 2007
Site: Sg Hanching Baru, Jln Muara
Hares: Magic Roundabout and Apprentice
Front horn: Carol Back horn: Angela
A beautiful evening saw the hens off into the trees. An interesting valley stretch with some muddy ups and downs. A bit of bum wriggling on a few slopes managed to slow down some ladies. The trail of hens certainly stretched out somewhat. Then up to higher ground and some nice trails, all sloping down just to make us feel that we were fitter than we really are. Rustling in the bushes with the monkeys fighting definitely got some of us running a little bit quicker too. A lovely walk/run had by all finished off with a gorgeous sunset, or was I the only one that noticed?
The checks were well set, always giving plenty of options to go and check. Lee must have been chuffed as she found all three checks – welcome back Lee!
A small number familiar with the area took a short-cut home. Shame on them!
Back at the ranch, a busy shout up in which Irene was named “Miss Sarong” and was presented with a very stylish, obviously haute-coûture changing tent, (Viva) España celebrated her birthday and …. Linda was awarded the hashit for not signing in. Then we all tucked in to sausages and salad. ¡Qué rico!
Next week: Diplo
Monday, April 23, 2007
Date: 17 Apr 2007
Hares: Elaine, Black Beauty and Jane
Our Fairweather hens failed to turn up but the Diehards were there fleet of foot. Hash site looks likeVersace these days, a glam number hanging here and another draped there with a little of Jimmy Choo to boot. A tinkle of rain to whet the anticipation and then a rumble in the jungle, a flash overhead and we were off. Heads were bowed against the rain, hens under the fearless control of Claire the Front Horn and Sarah Clements following as Back Horn.
Hares laid a shortish and a long-with-a-godawful-Up to please all. ‘Though some toed the green and then stayed on the black. I’m told it was green, brown, leafy, wet and even Mulchie slipped a few times. Carol found the first check and Alison T found the last check and came out with the front runners, go you girl! While she caught her breath walking to her changing room and walk-in wardrobe, Alison did remark about someone not doing the last hill if the person could still whistle after the run! The horns got switched, and some hens dodged a few water crossings but I hear, GOOD CALLING this week ….. YIPPEE!!!! All came out tried, tired and well tested in good time.
On On celebrated the naming ceremony of Judy now Survivor, Mandy now Tango and Magi, after a re-count, a re-gig and a re-hash changed from Miss Pink errr no Miss Spain, err no Miss Blain err no Miss Plane, became Espania. Never Wrong reached the special milestone of 50 years of age, Happy Birthday! No change of Keeper of The Hashit, though maybe this week may see a batton change. Signs? Hmmmm. Announcements included “See Kay for details of the next Pula Tigga hash 13th Oct”. Hares provided scrumptious salad rolls and ham (all the way from Singapore), and another great event of hashing was had.
Ghost writer for Magic Roundabout and Magic Roundabout's Apprentice.
Next week: 24 April
Site: No. 13 Spg 462-80 Sg Hanching Baru, Jln Muara
Hares: Magic Roundabout + apprentice
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Date: 10 April 2007
Site: Spg 378 Jln Subok, Kg Sg Akar
I arrived at the site just in time to get the last car park at the bottom of the hill, lucky old me! It then transpired that this was the very spot all the late comers were going to turn their cars round at. Oh well, somebody was bound to ram into me, I would collect the insurance and buy my BMW. Dream on, cries Smurf, who assured me that the insurance on my car wouldn’t buy a BMW, even in a match box.
Up the hill, sign in, and on command of the lovely Naj we head off into the jungle. Madam Sin was whittering on about Scotland and bracken, as far as I could see we were tramping over a pile of weeds. That soon took us into the jungle and some lovely paths. The run was very nice, the checks were fiendishly clever. On the traverse from second to third check it became very apparent that I needed new boots as it was a slippy slidy hillside, but very pretty. The whole hash was out by six o’clock. Well done to the hares.
The shout up was the usual chaotic affair with two guests welcomed, returning hashers welcomed, and three hashers given hash handles, which caused the body of the kirk to spontaneously break into song. We had a wonderful rendition of “ We’re all off to sunny Spain” followed by “ They are changing the guard at Buckingham palace” rounded off with “ I’m a Barbie girl”. Hash handles were given to Alice - Alice in Wonderland, Magi - Ms Spain and Cath Doolan - Legally Blonde.
Then the fun really started with Madam Sin’s birthday presents which she pulled out of the box and explained the purpose of each gift to much hilarity all round. The said hasher then entertained us with a brilliant presentation of that well known classic “ Rindercellar and the ugly blisters”
Thank you to all the people who contributed to the great food and the yummy chocolate cake for the birthday girl. A lovely evening which carried on long after I went home. Gordon had sworn off beer for life by Wednesday morning, well maybe till tonight.
Judy celebrated 300 runs, Trailblazer 250 and Tina 200 runs respectively.
NEXT WEEK: Diplo
HARES: Elaine and Black Beauty
Monday, April 09, 2007
SITE: Bukit Markucing, Subok
FRONT HORN: Claire with assistant Mandy
BACK HORN: Mad Marg
There had been slight confusion as to where the run was going to start as we knew the on on was at Carol’s house but the run? After some clarification the hares were convinced that the run must start from Markucing or they would risk the hashit if the coop was to cross the road! Sorry hashit holder Madmarg (you have to keep the hashit a while longer) – we have been kind to our hares – so hashers please do read your hash rules, they do make good bedtime reading when you are desperate for something to put you to sleep!
I arrived early as was anxious to make sure the run started from the right place and was intrigued as to why the starting sign was at the lower car park. I had paced up and down right up to the usual starting steps and could not find any “on” paper and when Glamour and Veronica L arrived to start their walk – they indicated that it was just close by towards the road! It sure take some seasoned hashers to be vigilant…… We had also been warned about keeping on paper especially when checking as there were lots of paper around but we did not find find too much paper around (I guess the hares having been lost for 6 hours while recceeing could not remember where or when they saw the paper!).
Then we had the next drama of having no horns, so we improvised with a real whistle for the back horn and Mandy as the whistling horn with front horn Claire. Off we trotted at 5.15 towards the main road and then veered left to a new bulldozed cutting up the hill – of the many hills – on to the ridge. We huffed and puffed and stopped and started (for the walkie talkies anyway). A sign soon appeared for short and long runs and only a dozen hens braved the long run down into the valley. We dipped into the jungle – what a relief – some shade. First check was called and as it was in front of a tree fall “on” must be up to the left which was found by Sarah B.
We then wound around the forest, up and down over logs and trips with second check found by Readymix. By this stage the front running orientals Readymix, Jenny and Trailblazer were quickly bearing on third check which was found by Jenny. Front horn Claire and Mandy caught up as we headed back up the ridge. A few – just a few - more ups and downs before we were out. I think the hares forgot to warn shorties to only go up to first check as there were a few logs that needed long legs and acrobatic stunts to get over. Great run hares and we then headed to Carol’s for the on on with “hot” laksa to follow.
NEXT WEEK: SPG 378 JLN SUBOK, KG SG AKAR
Monday, April 02, 2007
Date: 27 March
It has been a long time since we were given the choice of a short or a long run, you could see the hens milling around at the start, thinking about which run to do – should they do the short run with only one hill (as many of us had missed last week because of the school holidays) or do the long run (because we felt guilty about missing last week but this was said to have many hills)…mmm…choice! Karen was front horn and led us forward and up the path with horn firmly secured between the straps of her back pack (can’t lose the blowy bit again – surely a hashitable offence if she does) and off we went along our favourite trails at Diplo. (Unfortunately back horn was lost by Trailblazer as she could not concentrate on what to take care of first, the horn or her first time guest—in any event it did not matter—Irene in her weekend jaunt at Diplo has reportedly recovered the lost horn! Many thanks- ed)
We soon came to a split in the trail – with short run to the left and long run up on the right, decisions were made and most of the hens followed the long one. Up up and along until we were taken down into a dip for first check by the stream. Readymix went ahead at the top of the ridge so I thought I had better go down to the check and look ahead. With Karen calling “checking from here” I was fighting with the cob webs (not a good sign) for a route over the river when we heard the faint call of “on paper” from Readymix at the top of the ridge. Picking up paper and ‘on back’ the paper was laid through and we were on our way again.
Up and down hills and over streams we trouped until 2nd check which was again in another dip. Could it be back check again? Better check ahead as we (Readymix, Elaine and I ) were the ones at the front and others further back could check there. Some good trails meandered along with signs of old paper, but nothing new. In the distance we could hear the sounds of “on paper..” by Ah Struth and back we went to the check with the cob point, picking up paper until we reached the trail.
Off again until third check, nearing the back this time (as we were so far off track at last check) – we reached the check and there was a back trail that no one had taken….off I wandered, which brought me round the dip that the check point was in, and along a nice trail which kept on going and going. Ah Struth was ahead of me and again I quote from the horses mouth - “because I was so far ahead I found the paper again”.
Third check and surely the last, we were off again taking us to the extreme edges of the Diplo site. As the traffic sounds got louder and louder, we seemed to be getting closer and closer to a main road – you could even see a large road sign ……could we be at the Sungai Akar dump roundabout? Had we gone that far?.....Yep A new part for most of us and quite nice to see the stream that runs along the edge of the highway in the dip and then up a ridge for an elevated view. Back into the jungle along good trails we walked, very happy to see signs for Way Out until we were back. A good long run taking the front runners at least until 6.35 to come in, not so good maybe for Trailblazer’s first time guest as it was rather a long run. A late but short shout up with more amber liquid consumed than usual and then some well earned ‘fill your own rolls’ to end the evening with. Many thanks—hares for a great run and food.—ed
Next week: Jln Subok - look out for signs