Sunday, February 28, 2010

RUN NO. 2166 - 23 FEB (DIPLO)

Food prepared by the China Dolls
Last one out before Glamour/Veronica enjoying her dinner

The run which took runners 1 hr 10 mins

Alison and Readymix anxious for news from the hares & Satu Lagi

The anxious group

RUN NO. 2166
DATE: 23 February 2010
SITE: Diplo - Chinese New Year/National Day run
HARES: Trailblazer/Sarong/Ready Mix

Diplo is a great site as it always has great hills for a really good workout. So when I saw the Hares statement about the run; ‘only one notable hill’…..I was suspicious. So when the horn sounded at 5.15 we all wandered off into the jungle. When we reached a rather large hill, I thought to myself….arhhhh, this must be the notable hill, that was until we reached another hill and another and another. My legs were hurting like crazy, but I loved the run anyway…...I felt like I really deserved the drink when I got back to the tent.

Most of the checks during the run were found fairly easily (all by Satu Lagi...I think?), except one check where the ‘on paper’ was found but it was going both ways, so we must have done a short-cut somehow. It was easily rectified, hares went both ways until they found which was the correct direction, and then off we ran along the trail…..up more hills!!

I was out of jungle before light faded, but as the night started to draw in, it become apparent that there were several hens still walking the trail. Most came out before 7pm, but Glamour and Veronica were still in there, so the Hares got their walking gear back on, put some water in a rucksack, grabbed the lights and trekked back in to help them out.

It was starting to get late, so we had a short shout up, before we tucked in to absolutely fantastic food which was laid on by the ‘china dolls’. It was lovely, especially the roast chicken and duck..yum yum.

I left about 8 o’clock and the hares were still in the jungle, so I didn’t get a chance to thank them all personally for such a wonderful run and such lovely food, so thank you.

NEXT RUN: Spg 378 Subok - Water Tower opp rubbish tip
HARES: Jane/Squeak/Rambling Rose

Monday, February 22, 2010

RUN NO. 2165 - 16FEB - RIMBA

Aunty Lynn with guest
Aunty Lynn with hashit
Stray sign
Hares Eastern Promise & Speedo
Hares Gaby with Eastern Promise

RUN NO. 2165
DATE: 16 FEB 2010
HARES: Speedo/Eastern Promise/Gaby
SITE: Rimba - Valentine Day run

A handful of hens gathered at the Rimba site, looking carefully for correct start for the run being wary that the last time a run was set at Rimba we had started back to front and hence had not found any checks! We took off down the road but had a look at a small sign which pointed the wrong way, but no paper was in sight. We quickly popped into the jungle and we wound around and about for a while on pretty trails and it was pleasant to be in the jungle rather than through half built houses and half built roads.

A few gentle ups and downs, and we were soon out at the back of the tent which had by now been decorated by the hares. We had been told to look out for hearts in the jungle although not all were lucky ones. Once everyone settled down JM Ruthless Pursuit got proceedings underway and many a pose were staged for hashflash. Gifts were distributed by the hares, and everyone thanked including the hares for samosas that were piping hot.

Hashit was given to Aunty Lynn who thought she had prepped her neice well for the shout up, but alas she was dying for her drink and concensus was that the "ill mannered" practice warranted her sponsor the hashit. It was taken in good spirit as Aunty Lynn sat in a trash can to pay for her sin but when all was calm, the other two contenders in matching ts got a bit wet as well.

A good evening although a few rushed off to parties, and more CNY open houses.

NEXT RUN: DIPLO (Chinese New Year/National Day Run)
HARES: Trailblazer/Sarong/Readymix

Friday, February 12, 2010

RUN NO. 2164 - 9 FEB (DST)

Hashit handed over
Madam Sin taking the hashit
The birthday girl
The hares, Possum, Cheryl, Sue & Alison
On the bus
Duchess having a rest before completing the A to B

Courtesy of Call Girl

RUN NO. 2164
DATE: 9 FEB 2010
HARES: Sue/Possum/Cheryl/Alison
FRONT HORN: Rambling Rose BACK HORN: Trailblazer

Tuesday night and all is right as the tent is at the site and all the hens are gathering for flight!!

5-15pm the front horn toots and off we all trot/run along a lovely dry track past the fence - Karin was late and had run onto the track when she realised she hadn't signed in so she had to run back to the tent and then try and catch up with us.
Last seen with Catherine and the 2 dogs!!

There were some lovely gentle inclines to get up and a couple of streams - I tried to leap over the short distance trying to avoid the water but fell and after that when we got to the log crossing, managed to sink my feet into the smelly mud as well!! Me and water not a good combination!!!

The hens were busy looking for the "memento cards" which Alison had told us about last week - take only 1 or get the Hashit was her message! Everyone found 1 or 2 or 3 and tried to offload them to those who hadn't seen them hanging in the trees, on the fence line and on the ground for fear of getting the Hashit!!!

We followed the paper all the way along a lovely leaf strewn path till we got down to the barrier near the Empire - ye gads!! the paper had ran out and hens were wandering up and down the nearby area trying to find the paper!!

Had we taken a wrong turn or had the experienced hares run out of paper??!

Suddenly someone shouted out this is an A to B run!! don't worry!! and five minutes later, a bus came towards us with Alison and Cheryl dressed up in their lovely 1950's outfits. To get on the bus and be marked off by Alison and Cheryl, now was the time to surrender the "memento card"! it was so nice to get on the bus and have a cool drink! Well done to Glamour and Veronica also for doing the whole run and getting on the bus!!! Some of the hens decided to run back to the site rather than go back in luxury!!

The bus driver stopped on the way back and let Eastern Promise out so she could collect the 2 roadside signs and then it was time to relax and have a delicious red potent cocktail prepared by the Hares.

The shout up started and the Hares were given a down down and thanked for a great run.

First time guests, Vanessa from NZ and Jette from Denmark were introduced and welcomed.

A few announcements were made - Christine selling her book called "Dogs" and she also donated several to the Animal Shelter to sell. Dizzy reminded everyone of the Guitar and Flute performance on at The Orchid Hotel this Friday night and Not Yet wanted to offer a friend's rubbish collection business for urgent sale.

Bella got up and thanked the Hash for the beautiful flowers she received recently for a family bereavement and all the kind cards and thoughts while she was away in Oz and she also had some kittens to give away free.

Alice in Wonderland invited everyone to an Open House for Chinese New Year on 1st day on Sunday 14th at her place - Simpang 558 at Jalan Berakas.

Sigi was up and ready to give away the Hashit and Madam Sin got the hashit as her mobile rang (she tried to plead her case that she was actually not at the hash as she had not signed in/out) - she was duly christened and took her punishment like the good sport she is!. Someone at the back of the group tried to start a rumour that Pee Wee's mobile had gone off during the shout up but it was a false rumour!!! (Glamour took a call but was forgiven as her mother -in-law was in hospital - Condolence to Glamour and her family as M-I-L passed away that evening aged 102)

The Hares played some music from the 1950's and gave away lots of spot prizes - all related to Old Age (i.e. over 60!!) Lots of laughs over the gifts of walking sticks, disposable razors, steradent tablets for cleaning dentures, daily pill box holders, plasters, hair thickening solutions, anti ageing creams,magnifying glasses, lavender face masks, lady Grey teabags,medicated powder for those itches,reading glasses, foot stockettes, etc.

Thank you Hares for the gifts which were very well received.

Alison and Sue presented a gift to Cheryl celebrating her 60th birthday - what do you buy someone who has everything? A Peter Pecker blow up headband of course!. Cheryl was delighted and blew up the present and wore it for us to admire for the rest of the evening.

A delicious supper of salad rolls with chocolates and birthday cake was provided by the Hares.

One of the best runs and evenings for sure!!! The hard core sang their hearts out to the music way into the night as they admired the wonderful starlit skies and tried to identify Orion's Belt.

Thanks again Hares.
On On,

NEXT WEEK'S RUN: RIMBA (Celebrating Valentine's Day)

Thursday, February 04, 2010

RUN NO. 2163 - 2 FEB - RIMBA

Smurf on the run
Hens with the abandoned rimba houses
Hares: Alice in Wonderland/Satu Lagi/Not Yet

RUN NO. 2163
DATE: 2 FEB 2010
HARES: Not Yet/Satu Lagi/Alice in Wonderland
FRONT HORN: Magic Roundabout BACK HORN: Squeak

As I am the only able bodied hasher out of our usual threesome, it’s obviously my turn to do the words. Actually, I think it was my turn anyway!

A small gathering of only about 25 hens took up residence at the now extremely familiar Rimba site, this being our second time here in 3 weeks. Magic Roundabout blew the horn and led us down the back road towards the Amedeo ruins. Is this to be the reverse of two weeks ago? The one with no checks. At the end of the houses, we wend our way up to the right, still seeing remnants of old paper as well as new. The trail passes through lots of trippy bracken until suddenly, the paper disappears! There isn’t any paper pile, so it can’t be a check. Hens scatter to find paper again and find it going both ways. Now things are really getting confusing. Hens are saying, we must be doing the hash backwards and gone in the out trail – but in that case, the hares shouldn’t have laid paper all the way out.

We decide to follow the paper right, but then we hit only old paper. At this point there are hens scattering in all directions – like headless chooks. The horn calls everyone back to the open sandy area. Somebody has spotted new paper, but it is very sparse. Then, as we are going through lots of long grass, we spy a check – the very first to be seen (by me anyway). It seems this is first check and because we have all gone in the wrong way, we are now nearly out. Call Girl said she had been trying to tell the front horn there was paper leading towards the roundabout, but … So we reached the roundabout and on out. Today was a case of going in the out and out the in.

The 3 hares were duly given their down down, but not before a major photo shoot. JM Ruthless Pursuit was almost yawning, waiting for the proceedings to be able to continue. The hares were so busy posing, they nearly forgot to drink on cue. Not Yet celebrated her special award of 500 runs. She said she had actually done her 500th run last year, but she had been not yet ready to celebrate it. She flashed an opal necklace from Oz as her reward, but could not yet remember who introduced her all those years ago. Speedo gave us a belated Aussie Day joke about a koala, lizard and crocodile. Alison announced that the signs for next week would not be on the highway coming off Tungku, which spurred lots of discussion about laying of signs. Bini Hutan was very keen to rid herself of the honour of being hashit holder, but was disappointed to find no takers.

Thank you hares for the back to front run and the delicious chicken curry and rice, but remember not to lay paper all the way through until after 5.15 pm.

On on

HARES: Alison/Cheryl/Sue/Possum

Monday, February 01, 2010

RUN NO. 2162 - TUNGKU BEACH - 26 JAN 10

Sunset at Tungku Beach
The hares
The beach stroll
The horns

RUN NO. 2162
DATE: 26 JAN 2010 - Australia Day Run
HARES: Magic Roundabout/Dr Pron/Trailblazer

I cannot remember all the details of last week’s run. But I clearly remember that it was NICE and, EASY although I am not very sure about some of the EASY bits. We all set off in Green and Yellow attire as requested, in the direction of the Empire Hotel. The weather was great and sea breeze through the pine trees was most welcome. As it was the Australia run some of us had high hopes that there might be an Ausie cocktail waiting for us at the hotel. Miss Pink though, moved with great ease as in anticipation of what lay ahead (she does not take cocktails) she surprised a few hens as she overtook them. I had difficulties trying to keep pace with her; luckily there were no hills.

Soon it was checking time and we all gathered as a few hens checked around. Checks are designed in order to allow every one to catch up with the fast runners. However, Wina had her own idea. She decided that it was time to read the enticing recipe in the Words, “Ginger Chicken.”

“4 Chicken Breast,

1 thumb size piece of ginger”, she went on as we listened.

“On on ahead” was that Mad Marg? I am not sure but someone called anyway. We continued out in the open, away from the pine trees and on the beach, towards the hotel on a flat trail. And once more we found ourselves checking again. Certainly, Legally Blond, (I think it was her) had high hopes that we would end up at the hotel as she went on ahead checking very close to the hotel. But alas! The on on trail was in quite the opposite direction. Much to our dismay we were confronted with a ridge of rocks which broke the thundering waves from the incoming tide. This was a big challenge especially for the older hens whose knee joints had began to cause concern. However, we all clambered over them, a few of us with help from Sarong. It was at this point that the front runners disappeared from the walkie talkies’ sight. Back on the trail once more we enjoyed the evening breeze from the sea, cool and very romantic. But this did not last as we were once more faced with rock climbing. I got on top of one of the rocky point only to be faced with a steep drop into the incoming tide below. As I tried to climb down Velma and the rest of the hares behind me suggested that we take the easy way and avoid broken limbs.

We all arrived safely to a cocktail even though it wasn’t at the Empire Hotel. Lots of snacks and dips were served by Possum.

At the shout out the hares were given their down down and there were two guests. Everyone was well behaved and so no one got the hashit.

The Ausie contingent put on some owe-some grub of Hotdogs and salad followed by Lamingtons mm. Thanks all it was a wonderful night.

Thank you for the nice flat run Hares!

On on!

HARES: Not Yet/Satu Lagi/Alice in Wonderland