Monday, August 29, 2011

RUN NO. 2245 SPG 564 SUBOK 30 AUG 2011

RUN NO. 2245
DATE: 30 August 2011
HARES: Mrs Pingu/Lauren
BACK HORN: Trailblazer

What good news to hear of a run being done at Spg 564, Subok!! I havent been to a run from there for a long long time. I remember the lovely runs from way back and I wasnt disappointed. The run had a bit of everything we hashers like. Good trails with some hills and a little water. The trails were really pretty and the cunning checks kept us all together. All in all a great run. Well done. It couldnt have been easy with all the changes going on in the area.

The on on at Mrs Pingus was a great success and we had a first time hasher - Debra who thoroughly enjoyed herself and hopefully will be back! Mrs Pingu celebrated her 200th run and we were all so nice that we didnt give the has shit to anyone that night. The Laksa after was EXCELLENT too. Thank you Mrs Pingu and Lauren. The on on was ended by the news that the new moon had been sighted and Hari Raya was upon us. On that note SELAMAT HARI RAYA to all.

NEXT RUN: SUBOK 67 Tonights run is a typical Subok run. It's so pretty in there at the moment so dont miss the birds, pitcher plants and orchids we saw whilst laying the run. Should be about 45 mins for the runners and an hour for the walkie talkies. Enjoy! On On
HARES: Madmarg/Hot Lips

Thursday, August 25, 2011

RUN NO. 2244 SPG 378 SG AKAR 23 AUG 11

RUN NO. 2244
DATE: 23 AUGUST 2011
HARES: Trailblazer/Sue-Anne

So when my Mum tells me that we're doing the hash, I'm not gonna lie...I'm in it purely for the me me meeees and the beer banter at the end. That said, I absolutely loved this weeks run. Short and sweet but cross-jungled and bugged enough to make me feel like I've suffered enough to warrant said beer, and enough of a story for me to bring to my Fleet Street work colleagues that I braved the Borneo rainforest, that we went off trail following paper through mud, gunk, and logs that disintegrate when you step on them, emitting Pumba-from-the-Lion-King-worthy woodlice and other multi-legged 'things'. I'm a bit of a wuss, can you tell? I'm told there we two checks but by the time we got there, some keen hares had already on onnnnnnned and let us in their wake to follow the route back to the waterhole of paradise lost...a marquee with a couple of ice boxes. Before the run had even started, climbing that hill to the start point was a pretty grueling workout, especially when *ahem* you're a little late and have to park at the bottom. All in all an enjoyable trek that made me finally feel like I was on holiday in Borneo, and as much as I'll moan about being dragged from a plane through the jungle without so much as the opportunity to climatise...let's be honest ladies, although it's part of your weekly routines, from the other side of the coin, it's pretty damn cool. Many thanks to Trailblazer, On on!

'down in the jungle, where nobody goes,
there's a bunch of hen house harriers following their nose,
with a me me me here and a on on on there,
they're havin' fun just following the hare
Boogie woogie oogie'

NEXT RUN: Spg 564 Subok - An hour for walkie talkies. Once you get into the jungle it is very jungly n overgrown, so keep on paper, enjoy the ups and downs and the water features. Please bring your own chairs.
HARES: Mrs Pingu/Lauren

Monday, August 15, 2011

RUN NO. 2243 KAPOK KANAN 16 AUG 2011

RUN NO. 2243
16 AUG 2011
HARES: GI Jane/Marcella
Front Horn: Mrs Pingu Back Horn: Kathryn
Hens: 31 Chicks: 6

Having had a busy week, not to mention day, and running late, headed off towards Kapok Kanan and wondering whether I needed to top up my petrol as the puasa hours at the pumps albeit we are already half way thru Ramadan has not sunk into my routine. Anyway pressed on and on the way passed Madmarg and Toni running—my, all the way from Sg Tilong??

The run had started when I got there, so a quick dash to the sign in board and then back down the road to catch up with the bunch. The “in-trail” was through the orchards although at this time, no fruits were in season so no pungent smell to guide the nose. As we headed towards the stream bed and rocks, Smurf and Madam Sin were turning around to go in via the out-trail as they reckoned it would be easier.

We followed the trail almost all the way along the stream, luckily no rain and rather dry surroundings, and the pack moved on quickly up, up and up with some assistance on the way of ropes which seem to be a permanent fixture at the site.

New hens were wondering how long the “up” was going to be and I encouraged them
along saying that there is only one way up this side of Serasa hill, and once up the ridge will be on the way down!

First check took a while to find being a back check with Pee-Wee putting her hashing skills to work. 2nd check was found by guess who—Pee Wee again, and 3rd by a keen Tango who has just come back from her summer holidays.

We were treated as usual by magnificent sights of Serasa, the Kodak moments sites being a bit overgrown and after a brief stop, we were winding our way down again. Front runners were out within an hour and an excellent makan of roti and dhal provided by the hares.

Some puppies were on site and one has found a home since.


RUN NO. 2242 DIPLO 9 AUG 2011

RUN NO. 2242
DATE: 9 AUG 2011
FRONT HORN: Magic Roundabout

The sky looked threatening over the Diplo site as we arrived but the rained held off for the whole run and the shout up. There were some hens beginning to trickle back from holidays and others looking forward to the start of theirs in a couple of week’s time. We chatted as we walked in along Bill’s ridge following the yellow paper. Part way along the ridge blue paper to the right showed the way along the short route, which most people decided not to go along.

However when we reached the point where the yellow paper when down a steep path to the left 4 hens decided to walk back and tackle to shorter run! Down we went for a while and then along and down again to a small stream with some great muddy patches along the banks. Of course we then had a nice long up to enjoy before arriving on a ridge where we turned left to reach the area where, in some cases, hens were looking for the paper at the check. I went back but of course it was down and to the right. What a steep and challenging slope it was (not sure who found it) Trailblazer with Alice in Wonderland - Ed., which lead us back onto Bill’s ridge. We wound along for a while and then took the path to the left which went down to the creek. We now had a section of water side paths to follow and no more steep climbs until we came to the out trail. Many thanks to the hares for a great run.

At the shout up we welcomed 3 first time guests Jane (Oz), Jackie (NZ) and Marilyn (NZ). All are teachers. Marilyn had a special mention for having found the hash after only being in Brunei for 3 weeks. Fertile Myrtle received her award for doing 150 runs, well done. Alice in Wonderland told a joke that had been provided by Jeni from the block. Yann announced that she needs co hares to help her lay the run in 2 weeks time and more hens were asked to volunteer for the hareline for August and September. The hashit this week was a special rollover event. Erin had left her 1st time guest to walk unsupervised in the jungle and there is photographic evidence to prove it. The hash will remember. Quote of the evening “I know I am mouthy and bolshie” but we still love you Smurf! Many thanks to the hares for the lovely rolls and the gluten free option.

NEXT RUN: Kapok Kanan - Bring those bug sprays!!
HARES: GI Jane/Marcella

Monday, August 08, 2011

run no. 2241- LUCKY GARDENS - 2 AUGUST 11

RUN NO. 2241

Last week’s hash was at Lucky Gardens but not at our usual site. This time we set off from Erin’s place, which used to be known as ‘The Hash House’.

Lucky Gardens is one of my favourite sites and hopefully we can use it for many more hashes to come. We seem to have fewer and fewer sites to choose from when setting a hash!

I haven’t been up to the ridge from that ‘horrible hill’ for a long time. I had nearly forgotten how long it is. Alison, Sue and I dragged ourselves up and up, with stiff muscles from hashing earlier in the day, (doing our recce for tonight’s hash!) I kept waiting to see which one of us would chicken out at first check. However once up at the top of the hill Alison took off like a bat out of hell! A woman on a mission! Sue and I dutifully trotted along behind her. We didn’t even have enough breath for a good gossip!

I don’t think I even heard calls for checking but I believe Magic Roundabout found one of the checks.

Down off the ridge we meandered along the floor of the valley, crossed over a couple of streams and then back up another bloody big hill. A very nice hash, thank you ladies.

Back at Erin’s, after a few sustaining egg sandwiches, Smurf explained why it is called ‘The Hash House’ and told of all the runs that had begun from there.
The shout up was an orderly affair. The Hares were thanked for the run and for providing the food. I don’t think there were any first time guests, no announcements or jokes. Hash shit was dispensed to an errant hasher - Elaine.

Shortly after the shout up, we were tucking into delicious pasta and cous cous salads with roast chicken.

A very pleasant evening. Thank you Erin, KathRYN and Mad Margz for the run and the food..