Saturday, February 21, 2015

RUN NO. 2426 SPG 378 SUBOK 17FEB2015

RUN NO. 2426
DATE: 17 FEB 2015

At last a day of no rain and no sign of rain in the abode so it was we collected at the edge of Jln Sungai Akar/Subok on another Tuesday afternoon. Quite a few cars gathered at the bottom of Spg 378 for what we'd been told was to be a substantial work out on some old trails of 5+ km!!! Oh okay we're we ready for this!

All signed in when our JM announced that there were to be 3 checks no surprises there and each would be on different coloured paper, a multi coloured hash this was to be.

Front horn Peachi Keen and back horn Recruiter were there to guide the pack up, up and up that damned hill, those of us who have previously hashed or laid in this area before will remember it well but previously we drove it and it would have been a damn sight easier to drive but no we walked, trotted and I'm sure there were some who ran up it too. Up and up until we reached the water towers and little hut, around and scramble up the bank and into the jungle, phew a good start for the 5 km.

A lot of clearing had been done by the hares, good work and thank you I certainly re-member it had previously been a hellish scramble over a tree fall to get into the ridge but the newly cleared path was a welcome sight.

Off along the ridge trail passing Glamour as we go to stop at the junction - in or out trail now there's a choice!

Of course as a responsible hasher you are suppose to go on the in trail but as con-trary hashers we decided to head on along the out!! Our reasoning 5+ km sounds too long after a 5 hour recce last week, we always make the words up anyway and we know that the in-trail will head down and down into the wet valley!! Were we right??

Well not about the length of the run as apparently the hares based this on their recce and had to re-calculate the length once they laid it to about 3 km.

About the run yes along the lovely ridge the run did wander to first check and the valley floor, a stream, a meandering they went until it was back up and up to the opposite ridge which is where we met the on coming hash. (we are definitely right about making up most of the hash words!!!)

A word to future hashers if you don't want to stay in the jungle to lay through a lolipop run then mark the trail with a gap and sign not so obviously as this weeks run as yes contrary runners like us will go reverse but more importantly the whole hash has been made aware of the direction of your run and so the checks become easy peasy to predict which according to the first few front runners we met including front horn Peachi Keen and Mean machine they shouted as they thundered past "Checks were easy", we asked "found by who?" so we could congratulate them in the words but their answer was lost to the wind as they ran on. So whoever you were, that found the three colourful checks and I think at least one was found by Mean machine - well done and keep it up.
At this point Cheryl's phone rang and our report was interrupted by a facetime conversation with her son in Melbourne!!! What fun we have in Brunei jungle and oh the joys of internet communications

We hoped he wouldn't send the picture viral but children will be children!!! and it was on facebook before we got out of the jungle. Thankfully we don't think it was a hash-it able of-fence.

Lovely ridge trails out with the regular ups and downs of this area saw the hashers back out to walk, jog, run or wobble back down the tarmac hill to the drinks and cars. A lovely area reopened up by the hares, a day of no rain, a lot of great trail clearing... thank you ladies and all in all another memorable ladies hash.

Off to the on-on we went, JM's in full flow we heard, one guest with Ryvita a very sensible lady who choose the hash and a sleep in instead of crossfit called Linda (I think, sorry if wrong). Two new members hurrah but they were missing!!! a returning Satu Lagi..... again!!!! showed how a down-down should be done and reminded us to be thankful for super spend, see you again soon Satu Lagi. No hashit but Mrs Pingu was back so a good laugh we all had at the expense of those blokes.

A few announcements we had as well, hash relay, first red dress run, flour and bun cases to pass on from Iron woman what else?? (which will be put to good use this week for the On-On) and then very welcome and absolutely delicious pumpkin and chick pea curry with salad followed by flapjack ..... yummy the end of a good hashing day.

This week's run ....... well after a 5 hour recce, much shiggy, river crossing, tearing of leggings and many hills climbed and that hasn't been our only search of the area we have elected for an alternative route you will be pleased to hear and that's all I'm saying. Enjoy there will be decisions to make on the run so decide for yourselves!!! On-on



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