Tuesday, October 30, 2007

RUN NO. 2044

SITE: Diplo
HARES: Readymix and Jenni
BACK HORN: Alice in Wonderland

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

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