Monday, June 29, 2009

RUN NO. 2131 - SPG 370 JLN MUARA

Hens practising for the 7 in 7 entertainment!

The hares with hens who found Xmas ornaments!

The mass christening

GM sitting pretty or trying to be anonymous or anon ny mouse?

RUN NO. 2131
HARES: CATH C/JULIE ANNE/ROSIE (Named Diva/Mrs Merlot/Bella respectively)

Hares Diva, Mrs Merlot and Bella Indeed it was a Merry Mid Xmas Run. Hens arrived to find a brightly decorated site and to get us in the party mood Bunnny girl and Tango subjected us to, sorry entertained us with a performance of Ladies Night and then, thankfully, the horn blew and we dashed off down 370 to the disappearing rainforest behind Bini Hutan's collapsed house.

First check was found on ahead across a lunar landscape, then hens puffed and panted up a goat track at the top of which Hot Lips found an old hash sign telling us we should be grateful for the fat we had lost ! Hens struggled on red-faced to 2nd check where ladies stood trying to regain their composure and "glowing" somewhat. Peahen took control and forged ahead to find the on paper in no time , with Madam Sin (yes she was actually doing the run) and Hot Lips. Hens surged forwards overtaking the intrepid three, soon to be confused on meeting Eastern Promise, Alice in Wonderland and a couple of others. Obviously they had been clucking away and got onto the out trail instead of the in!

Once again Peahen set off down the hill with her side kicks and were overtaken but not deterred as they crossed the bridge and trotted up hill. Not as fast or far as the other front runners and having made a group decision to cut out back to Bini Hutan's, the trio came upon the out trail and so called the on paper for the poor hens flapping about at 3rd check. Skipping down the trail they were sprayed by 2 Santas with water pistols, but gratefully accepted the chocolates offered and headed happily back to the on site and partook of a refreshing glass ( Ruthless Pursuit actually partook of 5 ) of punch. With hens dressed up in an array of seasonal accessories and the JM changing costumes like a pantomime actor, from Xmas Brunhilda to Vicar of Dibley, the shout up saw down downs galore - 3 hares, 1 guest( Julia), 2 Santas and 7 christenings: The Duchess (Veronica 1090+ runs) Diva (Cath) Bella (Rosie) Mrs Merlot (Julie-Anne) Boomerang (Kate) Clover (Norma) and Thelma (Linda) Then lashings of Yuletide Fare was served up and the hens were VERY entertained by the harmonious singing and wonderfully co-ordinated dancing of the H3 Lively Lasses until numbers dwindled and a few stayed on to kindly help clear up and finish the punch! OH WHAT A NIGHT! Thanks hares ON ON !!

NEXT RUN: Morley Movers (Spg 791 Jln Muara, Kg Tanah Jambu) - 3rd of the 7 in 7 RUNS
HARES: Committee

Monday, June 22, 2009


Close to the runway!
Things you find on our runs...... anyone for a bath on the way to cool off?

"Ah Struth" with leaving certificate and collage of photos - 168 runs in Brunei.

RUN NO. 2130
DATE: 16 JUN 2009

Wow – who would of thought there were cool little niches around Brunei like the one we went to Last Tuesday!! For a lot of people it was their first time to that area and took a little trial and error to find.

On arrival we discovered that hash tent was set up at the end of a shop house outside an amazing souvenir shop.

The run started and off we set back down towards the main Tungku link road following a “lovely” drain all the way. Now…. Maybe it was just me being a wee slow coach but I missed all the checks!! OOPS. So for quite a few of us it was a nice walk round. We met up with some of the front-runners when we accidentally (yeah right) took a short cut. On we kept going till we reached literally the end of the run way – to find what we thought was one of our lovely RBA planes about to take off over us – so….. being the sensible adult women that we are….. we stood there hands gripped tightly onto the bottom of our t-shirts…. Tina with camera ready…. To ……FLASH THE PLANE!!! Oops again, it turns out the plane was just coming down the runway to turn around and take off the other way. No flashers!!!
Nice walk back to site from there… I do believe some people went round more than once.

The shout up was a lot of fun – man on hash who proceeded to gun his motorbike.. then have it stall right in front of us all…. And of course the ladies were kind and gave him no hassles….. We had 3 new guests to welcome and of course Ah Struth to farewell. A lovely gift was given to Ah Struth and it was sad to have to farewell such a wonderful member of the ladies hash. You will be truly missed by all!!!!!

Finally before some lovely soup we had a rendition of – COOL AND THE GANG (Mrs Pingu, Bunny Girl and Tango – which one was cool????) singing and dancing to “LADIES NIGHT” – ah ha!!!! Very cool ladies!!!

Thank you to the hares and the lovely lady who allowed us to have the hash at her shop. The soup and home made bread and fruit was lovely.


Monday, June 15, 2009

RUN NO. 2129 - SUBOK 67

DATE: 9 June 2009
SITE: Subok 67
HARES: Sid/Kate C/Fiona - The Librarians
FRONT HORN: Anna BACK HORN: Trailblazer

A lovely evening, although the weather has been hot and humid lately; Subok Spg: 67 was nice and cool as it is high up. The hens arrived as usual chit-chatting about this and that, with the ice hen smashing the ice (the latest method: with hammers) with the help of other hens, the JMs sorting out the finances with the Hash Cash, and the drinks hens emptying cartons of drinks into the bins in readiness for the ice. Yes it was just like the hens in a chicken run.

“John did not help to lay the run, it is a ladies’ run. For Walkie-talkies, you can come back after a drink” Mrs Pingu announced.

So we all set off and as expected of Subok runs, it was up and up down a bit then up again. After about 15minutes we arrived at my favourite spot in Subok, a local farmer’s nest. A lovely spot where one can survey a breath taking, Mother Nature’s creation. A few years ago I suggested to the farmer that he should build a restaurant up there, to which he replied “No one would walk up here even if it meant eating here.”

Glamour sat innocently on a bench behind the farmer’s building, holding what looked like a bottle of water; upon seeing us she produced tiny red cups and poured the drink in the cups and offered each approaching hen. Expecting G & T, Christine and I took a large gulp and almost chocked as the burning spirit went down our throats. Luckily I had some water and diluted it. I actually did very well since Christine could not take another gulp and offered me hers. Yes, Alice in Wonderland drunk it with no difficulties but alas! The heat got her. The rest of the hens carried on ahead.

Alice and Diana managed to go round and according to them, soon after the drink the run became very strenuous. It would appear that there were no checks found.

This is what Diana wrote (Alice too had a similar experience):-
“Too early I thought to give up now and after just a short discussion – shall we shan’t we??? Off we went into the unknown as far as I was concerned never having done a hash in this part of Subok. It’s reputation goes before it, with hills and more hills, and not to be disappointed we were soon down into the river bank and then climbing a very steep and difficult hill – crikey I thought, how long is this hash going to be – looking at the hills in front of me, I realised that it was going to take every bit of energy I could muster. My water was running low, so desperate measures were needed – I empted the one and only electrolyte sachet into my remaining water and hoped it would last me through to the end. I scrambled up yet another hill and surprise, surprise we were on the out trail. Only ¾ hour and I had visions of at least an hour and a half.

Where were the checks I wondered, although I was up and fairly close to the front runners? I didn’t hear a check called – I asked around and only got a vague response as to whether or not there had been any checks and if so who found them! Soon all such things were forgotten with a nice cold 100 plus and nibbles being handed round before the entertainment began…”
As Glamour, Christine, Linda and I sat admiring the hills and debating on whether we should carry on, Smurf and Madam Sin joined us. They advised us to turn round as the trail ahead was very rugged. Before long, Tango came running and puffing and wondering why she was going in for the second time. “It is a lollipop” we told her. “If she hadn’t found us,” Smurf observed, “she could have been going round and round all night.” However we found out that we were in fact on the other side of Tasek Lama

All good things come to an end, Glamour packed her bottle and cups and we all walked back. After one hill, we found Trailblazer at a junction, doing what she knows best, directing every one where to go so that the hens that had gone all the way round did not do what Tango did. And so we all trekked down to the site.

When we got back we found plenty of food laid out for us by the Hares. We even had starters before the shout. During the shout out we were entertained by the Three Boeing Girls, Magic Roundabout, Ah Struth and Mad Marg, perhaps as good-bye to Ah Struth who will sadly be leaving Brunei soon. The JMs tried to make us all join in their weekly entertainment by making us sing “LADIES NIGHT” MM Yeah, What a night……….
Unfortunately most of us cannot sing very well, or may be it was due to the special juice up the hill, because we sounded as though we were returning from a good evening out at a pub or a British football match!!

As we were all very well behaved no one got the Hashit.

NEXT RUN: Tungku Link - Latifuddin Complex
HARES: Not Yet/Alice in Wonderland/Diana P
Truly an “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" type run

Monday, June 08, 2009

RUN NO. 2128 - SUBOK 378

The hares (who hid!)
The May birthday girls

Great evening light

Hashit taken against the fence!

DATE: 2 June 2009
Pleasant evening, there was a gathering of like minds, and not so like bodies (worn out already before the start due to that b…..hill) Headed off into a lovely bit of jungle in our usual position at the back of the queue. Rumours started to abound within 10 minutes that the hares were lost!! (God forbid!) The write up did say …” up down up down round about and out” well did that mean a complete U turn after 20 minutes…mmmmm. Continued on anyway and caught up with some dubious characters…Dizzy sucking on a very phallic looking whistle. “Don’t worry girls it is sterilized” says Dizzy, she offered to share it as she was heading on back. Sid took the offering, but promised not to suck or mutilate…Continued on to the check, steep hills, front runners had turned back (yes the rumour was correct!) We eventually ended up at the check, could hear the hens clucking in the gullies, front runners by this time were on out…so we turned tails as well. More hills on back, but eventually that lovely pink sky was waiting…

Whilst we were all in the jungle, Survivor did a quick hash dash down the hill to the road and back up again…What a gal! She needs a down down for such a marathon effort.

We waited and we waited some more, eventually the Hares came out, looking more like Hang Dogs, than cooked chooks!!! However when all was said and done, they looked after us all and kept us safe…Well done.

Guest appeared to have an enviable job, a ratio of one gal to loads of fit men??? Medical officer indeed, what a story??? Rumour has it that some of our more vocal members were off to the Men’s hash following night to meet the other members of the crew….”lots of rounds of In the Navy being sung”
New Member: Virgin Hare - Nicole
Hares thanked..
Hashit. Hares, Bunny Girl, Guest’s sponsor for assorted reasons. They took the water against the fence, with their backs to the wall like a pack of prison inmates.
Food: Lovely home made tucker…

Natural Wastage: The coming and going of lady hashers
Horn: Phallic shaped noise making device
Hashit: Large quantity of iced water, delivered with gusto
Hashitted: Up against the wall, humiliated and drenched
Hen House Harriers : A community of like minded women, released from domestic servitude, slightly screwy, out and about on a weekly recreational jaunt. Easy to identify: casually dressed, seen walking, talking, sitting, moving, drinking, feeding, singing, sleeping (not necessarily in that order) Avoid at all cost after 8pm on Tuesday evenings!!