Sunday, March 25, 2007

RUN 2013

Run: 2013
Date: 20 March 2007
Site: Salambigar Link, Sg Akar
Hares: Dizzy/Jenny
New Member: Julie

A small but select group of runners set off to the sound of Naj’s pretend horn at 5.15 last Tuesday. I hadn’t been at this site before and had a few problems finding it in the first instance, (and getting my leg over the fence. Long, graceful legs don’t seem to run in my family. If you’ll pardon the pun!) - but here I was sitting with Naj having a chat and waiting for the ladies to come back out of the jungle. Then Trailblazer appeared and said she had heard from the hares and they couldn’t find their way out! However, all was well and eventually Dizzy and Jenny made an appearance.

Every time Alison and I plan to do a hash something always happens and sure enough the fates had been working against us. Alison had a sore leg after a fall at Lucky Gardens and I had this blooming chest infection. However, we needed to do the words and our co-hare Sue was on Pulau Tiga, so gallantly, sore leg and all, Alison set off to do her best.
We would like to report that it was a ‘very nice hash’ with a bit of up, down and across.
The checks were found by Cath, Karen and Clare (twice!)

Dizzy told me that she and Jenny had rec’ced three times for this hash and each time they had come out at a different location! I think it is a blooming miracle that anyone can find their way around in the jungle. It all looks the same to me!

The shout up was a civilized affair with the hares being thanked, no horns to thank because there were no horns. A new member of the Ladies Hash, Julie was presented with the rules of the hash. I can’t remember if there were any announcements! No hash shit was given or received.

The hares provided delicious food for everyone. Thanks for the food and laying the run girls.
Alison and I set off early to pick up the hash signs. That was not quite as easy as it sounds. We had to risk life and limb to rescue them from traffic islands on the highway. My goodness, the traffic travels at the speed of sound down that road!

Next week: Diplo
Hares: Alison/Cheryl/Sue

Monday, March 19, 2007

RUN 2012 - 13 March 2007

Run: 2012
Date: 13 March
Site: Morley Movers
Hares: Smurf/Madam Sin/Tiga/Mandie S
Front Horn: ClaireBack
Horn: Trailblazer

Well done to Glamour and Veronica. They completed the run, found all the checks and left the paper in impeccable order so that the rest of us could enjoy it too. Furthermore, hashers came out within about 10 minutes of each other which is another sign of a well laid run (and good checks—ed). And the third is that I found my first check after three years of hashing, so very well done hares.

Front runners set off at a fine pace as usual but were well stumped at the first check. I arrived to find a gaggle of clucking hens all standing around vacantly and asking each other where the check was. No no no.

Girls this is not the idea, it will not be found that way. A further stroll in any direction is all it takes. Sue Johnson got us going again, down hill all the way and along a bit to second check. Don't know who found that one.(Sorry to whoever it was. I know the thrill it would give you to see your name in print, well, I do now.) Past some thorny things and some bushy things, both with rather nice leaves, and also some of those razor leaves that I always think would make a rather good ash tray - Ahh times gone past me thinks…
Anyway I picked some up and spent the rest of the run being scratched to death, and goodness knows why I bothered as they are still in Fiona's boot, (she's Heather's car).

Third check was over the stream and on a bit and boy, was that an achievement to find, an incredibly difficult check I might say. (Except for the two seniors who actually spotted the footprints….. And the artificial implants! - ED) A gentle trot by a stream is always a rather pleasant thing to do, (especially when you are in the lead,) even if it does come to an end when the paper stops.

Fourth check was a bit of a give away, as an indiscrete five bar gate had been erected across a rather obvious trail. A bit of a clue I felt. Needless to say, fourth check was also found by me.
The shout up was at Mandy's with excellent food to feed the hungry hens. Judging by the amount of jacket potatoes the 5000 were obviously expected but I thought we made a very respectable dint.

Well done hares and thanks.

(The advice of taking a phone is to be heeded as yours truly being backhorn was not too much of a help as got hopelessly lost at first check and could not hear nor find the pack—this is where calling is important for those who have gone off checking—I should have tied Jenny’s hand to mine so we would be checking together—another hint for checking always go in pairs. As I did not have my phone for the first time ever! I was determined not to live up to my hashhandle again—I followed the stream for a while and found some old paper and came out just before the 1st runner came out. I came out by the power substation where we last started the hash from.– Ed)

Next week: Salambigar Link, Sg Akar

Monday, March 12, 2007

RUN NO. 2011

RUN NO. 2011
6 MARCH 2007
SITE: 23 Jln Aman, Off Jln Muara, Kg Sg Tilong
HARES: Trailblazer/Tina/Judy
FRONT HORN: Readymix

It’s me again!! Sorry. Late arrival due to ‘contact time’ aka ‘boring waste of time meeting’. Just in time to see the pack head off uphill past the huts and outbuildings of the Lo estate!
As per, the “Three Hashketeers” Madam Sin, Jan M and I headed off following paper, uphill following the rest, who this week, were following….. - paper! Shock! Horror! Lots of trips and cut bits to clamber over as we headed through the bracken with side views of the Singapore Army Camp.
Approaching the top, we could hear lots of shouts and laughing. No. it wasn’t the pack but a group of young foreign workers having an impromptu game of football at their building site. Polite greetings were exchanged. They were ‘malu’ (shy) but informed us a) where the paper was, and b) the way to cut out to J Muara. But being ‘malas’ (lazy) we wished them ‘Selamat tinggal’and returned the way we came.
As we tripped downhill, we were overtaken by the pack which had completed the lollipop and were rushing homeward down the stick! First check was found by Vania and 2nd by Karen P – well done ladies. Mandie noted that the paper was extra big this week and it was very much appreciated because of her short-sightedness!!
A sedate group amassed under the tent for gossip and refreshments. Thanks to front horn Readymix and back Jane W. Many thanks also to the hares, Judy Tina and Yann for a short run and delicious satay. Special thanks to Judy who laid the out trail so expertly. Awards went to Sarah B for 50 runs and greetings were extended to birthday girls Naj and Cath – and so the night progressed. On On!

Next week: Morley Movers
Hares: Mandy/Smurf/Madam Sin/Tiga

RUN 2010

RUN NO. 2010
DATE: 27 FEB 2007
HARES: Trailblazer/Irene
5.13, and Carol and Running Bare went off for a quick recce. Easily finding paper they tooted us off and hared off in the direction of the road, followed at a more leisurely pace by the pack, followed at an even more sedate stroll by Jan M, Madam Sin and yours truly. After admonishing the security for having lights on in the day, we have since heard the self same lights go off at 8pm!! (a strange insight into power wastage - perhaps we should have informed David Bellamy, we limboed under the barrier and up the old road. Soon we came upon 2 fairly inexperienced hashers who called back “There’s no paper ahead” so they quite correctly joined us on the shredded paper leading clearly up the hill in a leftwards fashion.
It wasn’t long before we heard a lot of huffing and puffing, as well as strange calls and hoots from hashers and horns. What WAS happening? The whole pack then trundled past us mumbling and muttering. Rosemary commented that she had almost been at the top, returned to start and then back up the trail again (a sort of masochistic snakes and ladders I think!) Was it a repeat of last year’s Chinese yew Years Run which got stuffed up by front runners ‘off’ paper. Or was it a misguided New Zealand run, ‘Baa! Baa!’ Get it? The blind leading the blind!! I don’t know what went wrong as the new paper was clear for all to see. But… there were hashers and callers everywhere. Mad Marg was at the bottom of the clearing, on her mobile, trying to contact her mates who had crossed the clearing and headed up the hill, with nary a piece of paper within 400m!Tis Alice was horning from a check on a stick! We heard some strange comments like – “It doesn’t matter if there is no paper we will get there anyway!” Honestly Ladies. I don’t like to carp and moan but… a lot of work is put into laying a run, and it’s not fair to assume the paper will go the same way as last time. Keep your eyes peeled and if there is NO paper or only OLD paper, you are seriously off, so DON’T follow it!! And… learn the rules about calling, important for everyone’s safety.
Luckily, everyone rejoined the lovely clear trail, which I heard continued, and had been strimmed to aid our way. And over to Nellie, who had a VERY successful run, finding 2 checks I hear. (so Nellie promised.. So she can write bout her glory of finding one ... No two ... checks in her 10 years of runnint - but she was so excited about her Myanmar (Burma for the colonials) sojourn with John that she must have run out of time and henswords did not get a peep out of her except whether she should or could take her lap top to Myanmar. Yours truly was on holiday mood as well relaxing at the spit with The yacht club and did not get her message till boarding time! Perhaps she had intended sending me a write up in between transit time in Bangkok!
Third check was found by Karen Mc. The hens were out in good time ready for the CNY on on the Orientals had put on. Tina was busy homecooking the veggies and traditional CNY fayre. The roasted chickens and duck went down a treat as did the Yee Shang as the Hens wished in a prosperous "Pig" year. Thanks ladies. On on!

Run 2010: 23 Jln Aman, Off Jalan Muara Kg Sg Tilong
Hares: Tina/Trailblazer/Judy