Wednesday, September 08, 2010

RUN NO. 2198 - 5 OCT - DIPLO

RUN NO. 2198
5 OCTOBER 2010

Elaine After several weeks of Diplo and other hashes at the same site, the hens set off and we were soon down familiar in-trail of previous runs. Front runners were off and we seem to be following the river for a bit and believe first check took a while and some confusion later after 2nd check as to where paper was as there appeared to be some old paper leading a few a stray. Hens were calling here and there and groups formed and decisions made. A good work out and thanks to the hares in response to filling in for a run that Dizzy had booked but alas, Dizzy was still flying around and did not get back in time. I heard a few hens proceeded to the wrong site and Readymix was all the way at Kota Batu before turning around and headed for Diplo. Returning hasher from Manila Running Bare was welcomed together with her guest Julie who originated from England. Thanks hares for the yummy food, and also to Jenny from the block for the sweet corn (she had got the wrong week for bring and share). This week's run: Diplo again, but back to the usual lower part. on on

HARES: Sarong/Trailblazer


Run No: 2197
Date: 28 Sept 2010

Site: Bukit Mentiri

Hens: Never Wrong, Kellie

Front Horn: Claire C

Back Horn: Sue

After a wonderfully peaceful day off (thank you Teacher’s Day) I was rip-roaring and ready to go to hash. As we were heading to a new site, I left a little early and looked carefully for the sign at the roundabout that was promised (I obviously need my eyes tested again though because I completely missed it, although people arriving after me swore it was there!). Anyway, I managed to spot the next sign and sailed into the appropriate simpang just in time to direct the tent truck to a delightful little clearing next to a rather foreboding hill.

By the time the hash was almost ready to set off my rip-roaring attitude had mellowed to a more gentle ‘I think I’m ready.’ This unfortunate mood swing was decided by some fairly ominous signs of impending stormdom in the form of rain splotches and thunder cracks.

Anyway, we set off at the appropriate time on a proper trail, just for a change, with ropes to help the more feeble among us (i.e. me) up hills, and little signposts stating the distance that each new path would take us before we could get out again. All in all, a very pleasant change.

The views were lovely, but I’m not sure how many checks there were or who found them, as I decided that I didn’t really need to have a shower before I got home. As I was definitely going to have one if I completed the entire hash, I decided that I would short-cut out on one of the well-signposted trails. (Sorry hares!)

Needless to say, the sky opened up and all the stalwart troops who did the hash properly got soaked – congratulations and well done, I like the attitude! Rain kept all formalities to a minimum, there were no jokes or announcements to share or hashit given out as no-one could hear anything. We did have a first time guest, Cath from England – I wonder what she thought of us and whether she will come back?

The hares provided a delicious make-it-yourself burger dinner which was much appreciated by all. Unfortunately the tent flooded underfoot and most hashers were gone by 7pm. Hopefully the wet season will stop (again?!) soon and make our evenings more conducive to longer gatherings.

On On

Next Hash: Lower Diplo


RUN NO. 2196
SITE: Menteri/Salambigar Link

DATE: 21 SEP 2010

HARE: Jane and Rambling Rose

We have not done a run at Menteri Salambigar for quite a while so it was good to do somewhere different. We commenced the run at a different spot along the road from the usual entrance point and continued along the picturesque trail which weaved in and out .The checks must have been discovered quite easily for as usual I was not far enough ahead to be a part of them.
I originally thought the hares were being kind and that the hills were quite gentle but soon changed my mind after about a half an hour,when we struck at least two challenging hills which proved to test my leg muscles.

There were a few slippery downward slopes and some hens came out with muddy backsides but the weather was kind so we did not get too muddy and dirty. At the shout up one first time guest Marcella from the UK was introduced.Returning hasher Schnapps from Brisbane was welcomed back for a brief visit and she proceeded to shower some hares with beer.

Legally Blonde celebrated her 250th run and we celebrated Janes 50 years strong birthday with lovely cake. Alice wearing the new jokers hat entertained us with an amusing joke.

Once again there were no calls for the Hashit so Mrs Merlot and Bella still hold it.
The hares put on delicious chilli.

Thank You

HARES: Never Wrong/Kellie

RUN NO. 2195 - 14 SEP - DIPLO

RUN NO. 2195

HARES: Mad Marg/Never Wrong/Sarah P



Another week at Diplo, but that’s ok with me because I really like the area. It’s always got lots of hills and I always feel like I’ve had a great workout afterwards. This week was no exception as there were plenty of hills to clamber up. It was a bit muddy this week and the hens all got their feet wet going through the water. Checks were found reasonably quickly and we ended up coming out the same way we came in; a lolly pop route.

After the run Mad Margz was selling some lovely rattan baskets; I brought a huge one which will make a fantastic laundry basket.

There were several first time guests this week. There was Kat from the UK who has been in Brunei for seven years! Seven years without hash — well, better late then never!! Then we had Kerry who was also from the UK but had only been here for three and a half weeks. Lisa from New Zealand was popping over for a holiday (I’m sure the hash will be the highlight) and finally Lena, also from New Zealand who works for CFBT.

Congratulations to Fiona who has now done her 50 runs!!

Then came the jokes of the evening. Cheryl had an interesting joke about a clever poodle and a leopard and Alice entertained the crowd with her joke about being naked when you’re older.

Nobody got the hashit but Virginie must still be in the running for not signing out two weeks ago.

Thank you for a lovely run.

HARE: Jane/Rambling Rose -- on on will be at Janes, Jln Muara

RUN NO. 2194 - 7 SEP 10 - DIPLO

Hares: Jenni of the Block/Mani & Sarong
One of the many log crossings
Tango's bracelet found!
Discussions with front horn at check

Back horn Trailblazer
First time guests with JM Ruthless Pursuit
Run celebrants

RUN NO. 2194
DATE: 7 SEP 2010
HARES: Sarong/Jenni of the Block/Mani
FRONT HORN: Ryvita BACK HORN: Trailblazer

The heavens opened at 2 O'Clock and I thought we were in for a very wet Diplo run but fortunately the rain had stopped by 4 O'Clock so we were saved.

When I arrived Tango was excitedly praising Eastern Promise who had found her diamond bangle missing for 2 weeks after the Kids Hash.
It was a smaller number of hares then normal due to CFBT holidays.

The words promised only a few small easy hills but I did not believe them. We started off along the usual Diplo entry and along the trail which luckily had not become too muddy after the rain. There were a few stream crossings but the water was clean and not dirty and the Diplo jungle was lovely and quite cool from the rain.

First check I believe was found by Ruthless Pursuit [I was not far enough ahead to be involved]
and second check by Virginie but after second check we discovered quite early that we were on the out trail so a discussion was held whether to go straight out or to continue along a longer trail which would lead us out. We decided to take the longer route being real hashers and not pikers.

I was out by 6 O'Clock and the hills were easy ones as promised.

The shout up began and there was one first time guest.Alison's sons girlfriend from the UK.I am very sorry I do not remember her name.
Sarong,Jenni of the block,Mani and Alice in Wonderland celebrated a total of 1050 runs between them.Well Done ladies.
Speedo told a joke about a magic penis and we congratulated Cheryl on Seranai singers success at the KK choir competition.

Virginie did not sign out but escaped the hashit as she had already left but the JMs have long memories.

The hares put on a delicious abundance of curries. Thank you very much.

HARES: Madmarg/Never Wrong/Sarah P