DATE: 3 JUN 2008
HARES: SARONG/SARAH B
FRONT HORN: NAJ
BACK HORN: AH STRUTH
HENS: 35 CHICKS: 5
It’s a Tuesday, its 5.pm, so it can mean just one thing!!
The highlight of the week. Time to run (ok walk at a fair pace) trying to keep up with Captainess Sparra, through wild jungles of deepest darkest Brunei! Okay well.. Maybe Rimba isn’t actually deepest darkest Brunei.. But it’s kind of close?
Apparently we are Horny lot, us hashers .. as we keep losing our horns! (I thought it was an age thing??) Maybe we need to keep a hand on our horns!
Tonight’s run began on the dot (ish ) of 17.15.. With Naj wearing her little lycra number in a very fetching yellow and black. Running like a thing possessed up the main road.. We all followed like dutiful hens that we are, clucking as we went along! After a fair distance, the jungle beckoned, and was trying its hardest to wipe as many of us poor souls out, by trying to trip us up, with those darn trippy twines and blind us / remove my glasses with the pinging twigs! Ahh.. But we know NO fear, so ON ON we carried..
Up a few inclines(would be churlish of me to call them Hills, as all know what hills are in Brunei! and that wasn’t one!!) across some barren area, that resembles the grand canyon (was I hallucinating at this point??) where the first check was called a short while later, BOEL (the keenest new hasher on this earth) found the first check, so I decided to do my bit and yell ON PAPER but I committed a heinous crime by calling that whilst NOT being STOOD upon the paper! I was soon put in my place!
The run went on and up, and down and along, and Anna Wallace-Scott surprisingly found another check quite quickly!
We headed through a new area of Rimba, that I didn’t recognise, past some derelict buildings, where apparently, its been known to serve some beverages of the refreshing kind, on some hashes, but alas.. the bar was closed for today!
We ended up doing a kind of lollipop as we reached a bit more of an open area, and started to head down the trail, but were told to go back out.. Then.. something went horribly wrong!
Was it the fact it was going to rain and we would all get wet (wetter)??And like a previous hash... Washed away with the incoming tide?? NOO!
Was it the fact that Naj was still running around as front horn, frantically trying to find the paper that we had seemingly lost! Ahh yes maybe.. Did anyone actually know what was happening? Ahh possibly I think not..
Being a relatively new hasher.. and not one who tends to see the front of the hash very often (yes I admit, I am a walkie talkie!! And we can talk about ALL manner of things!) I was happy that for once I wasn’t at the back of the hens! So I carried on.. Following Nellie... (not yet) as she seemed to know where she was heading, and I didn’t!
Someone shouted which way is DST tower??.. so I guessed at this point, we had lost the trail! Then, Mandy ‘paté’ Webber shouts ON PAPER... Oh yes, we are meant to be on paper aren’t we, and not just aimlessly wandering! Oops!
So, incorrectly, I’m told.. we then followed the paper, as No one was willing to head into the jungle again, as the weather was setting in!
A short walk around the outskirts of the jungle brought us safely to the roundabout, where we were greeted by a beautiful rainbow.. And some cooling rain!
Apparently, there was another bit of the hash run that; somehow, we managed to avoid, sorry, miss!
All the hens were counted in, in good time, and the down downs ensued, with 2 first timers, Christine from the UK, who’s been in Brunei for a ‘few’ years.. and Ling from Salambigar, who’s run the Labi hash before (and ran this one on her own! well most of it anyway!!)
Suffice to say, that as ready mix’s ‘guest’ , Ready mix was proposed as this weeks Hash shit.. ooh the shame of letting a Guest run alone/by herself…, but in a ‘the lady doth protest too much’ kinda way, squirmed her way out of it.. again! (it appears Ling was a guest ‘By Proxy’)
She also wishes to announce that her new book ‘Hash related excuses for dummies’ is out soon…(thanks for that idea Cheryl!)
Smurf also mentioned that she and Heather (I think) saw 2 (yes 2) hornbills at the hash..! SO.. maybe we should have called this the Horny Hornbills Run??
Chinese food was served, and awesome biccies.. which I feel the recipe should be published in the hash words.. YUM!
To sum up. a Goldilocks run, not too short, not too long, not too steep, not too wet.. Just right!
SCRIBE: Virgin Hare Tina
NEXT RUN: Lugu - Coastal Highway Km 84.7 (where Nash Hash was held)
HARES: Pee Wee/Trailblazer/Tina I