RUN NO. 2047
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