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