Thursday, March 26, 2015

RUN NO. 2431 DIPLO 24MAR2015

RUN NO. 2431
DATE: 24MAR2015

I arrived at Diplo and saw we are to do Zumba before the hash and wondered if I would use up all my energy early. We were led through a fifteen minute workout but my coordination in some of the moves left a lot to be desired. I did enjoy looking at the instructors though. The hashers who arrived late missed a good warm up.


We then headed into the Diplo trails, some bravely already in their red dresses. Down, down we went knowing it would be uphill soon. We came to a familiar log crossing which tested our gymnastic balance beam skills and continued up, down hills and across water crossings.
When I thought we must have been coming to an out trail the hares led us in another direction 
and we came to different trails. We began to wonder where we would eventually come out.
Finally after the hares had taken us over most of the hills in Diplo we came out at down the road near the Indonesian residence. It was probably good training for when I do Mount Kinabalu in May.Thank you hares.
The shout up was a very lively colourful  affair. With many first time guests who needed some shaving skills. They were introduced and the hens who had found animals in the jungle are presented with wings.

The best dressed paraded in style and were rewarded. 
The line up!

Who's this behind the shades?


And ooh la lah who is this?

Happy visitor to Ladies Hash



Some long time H3 ladies
Mrs Pinggu entertained us with a joke and one first time guest (Capt Darling) recited a very funny poem about a cross dresser at Gadong Market.

The hashit were jointly taken by Hash Hound for not passing on the horn and Lone Ranger for forgetting his wife's Hash Name.
The food was a delicious feast of Roti, salads, Dips, cakes and melon.
The inaugural Red Dress Run was a great success with $500 being raised for One Stop Brunei.
Good work Committee. Lets hope it can now become a yearly event.


Monday, March 23, 2015


RUN NO. 2430
HARES: Wonderwoman/The Recruiter/Sam I Am

Tuesday dawned to a rather nasty fog gracing Bandar. One of my col-leagues pointed out this would mean the day was going to be a hot one. He was definitely right! Once the fog lifted we were blessed with a beautiful, clear, sunny day with not even the threat of rain. And so it was, in the swel-tering heat of the late afternoon, we all gathered at Mentiri Waterfalls keen and eager to tackle the run.

The gracious and kind hares had taken pity on those of us who are on the fitness challenged side and provided three possible runs. The short and easy run was said to be 2km’s (and I can tell you this was totally true), with a medium run of 2.5km’s and a long run of 5.5km’s. The runners greeted the news of the 5.5k run with cheers of excitement (can anyone else say "crazy!").

5.15 quickly rolled around and off we all went towards the in trail. From there we went up. And up. And up. Luckily for me there was a bit of a plateau about half way up where I was able to catch my breath before heading up again (yep, sadly the up’s were not all done yet.)

Once we reached the top of the hill (mountain?) it was along the trail to the right towards where a rather unsightly road has been cut right through the middle of this beautiful jungle. We crossed the road and headed back into the jungle where we quickly stumbled onto the first check. To find the paper again we had to go back across the road and deeper into the jungle on the waterfall side.

The trail was absolutely gorgeous (as the jungle always is in Brunei) and gently undulated along the ridgeline for a while. Shortly thereafter we found a fork in the track that led us (those who chose the short trail) down the origi-nal hill we had climbed (am I the only one thinking it may have been a bit pointless to climb it in the first place?)

After crossing a couple of streams (after all it’s not a hash without at least one water crossing!) we passed over a clearing and out past the swimming hole. That water sure looked inviting!

After exiting the jungle it was off to The Recruiters place for the shout up, where we got to meet Mean Machines guest who regaled us with the story of her visit to Kampong Ayer where she saw some "promiscuous" monkeys.

The hares honored St Paddy’s day with excellent poetry created by those lucky enough to find a shamrock in the jungle, and with a quiz (which was bloody hard!) The shout up was then followed by an excellent spread of tra-ditional Irish fare (which perfectly complimented the totally excellent green punch - yum!)

A very enjoyable evening was had by all, and the Hares deserve a huge thank you for such a great St Paddy’s Day celebration run.

Next week’s run is the H3 inaugural Red Dress. Don’t forget to wear red and bring a donation for our nominated charity, One Stop Wildlife. See you all at Diplo.

On on.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

RUN NO. 2429 DST 10MAR15

RUN NO. 2429
DATE: 10MAR2015

“Words don’t come easy,” said my fellow hares.  So I landed the job but that gets me out of washing up!!!

DST is always good to stretch ones legs and run/jog/ or stroll around depending on how you feel when you arrive at the site.  As I was on Back horn I happily plodded round the trail.  I was on hand when the front runners had disappeared into the distance and first check was an “on back”.  I was just behind Tiffany who found it.   The horn came in handy, so we didn’t have to use our voices to get everyone’s attention.   

Most of the run was as flat as a pancake with a few rise and falls, a bit of tromping through the jungle and a splash in the mud to finish.  Second check was found by Speedy and Hash Hound sniffed out the third (or was it the other way round? – can’t remember as I asked that question after the gin swirls)

Short run;
A handful of us decided to go on the short run for a nice walk about and go slow as we like. On the first turning, lo and behold was a swirly. MGTS saw it first so she took that one. And then we lost pink paper and as we were looking about I found a swirly. On paper we went with JM’s Squeak & Twinkle Toes and Smurf not far behind. By the time we twisted, side stepped, oh look a less muddier and wet path, we have counted up to 9 swirls stuck all along the short run after each of us got a swirl. And guess where we ended up before the out… the bog! There was nowhere around the bog but to slosh slowly right through.
Giant pitcher plant by Hash Hound
A bit muddy shoes
The shout up was rather eventful as we welcomed a new member Karen, who unfortunately forgot when to drink so was awarded the Hash Shit later in the night.  But then again our JM was having trouble with her words and that was before the gin started swirling.

Our JM entertained us with a Dr. Seuss poem which had been adapted especially for Jane.  She has procrastinated for a long time about joining the hash - as she doesn’t like water, mud, going under or over logs, snakes, creepy crawlies or anything else that one might associate with the ladies hash in Brunei.  Think it was the social life and wonderful ladies that make Tuesdays so lovely that finally enticed her.  Jane is now known as “Sam I am”.

There were a few announcements – red dress day on the 24th March and Hash relay in April.  Crumpets were on sale but not for the next few weeks so hope you stocked up.  New Zealand Ass is holding an amazing race in May.

The March birthdays were celebrated and lots of cake was consumed – ladies are always willing to break the diet or healthy eating for a piece of chocolate heaven.  Lucky for our waist lines the hares had prepared yummy salads to balance it all out. (Trailblazer shouted security with leftover chocolate cake, got a "Thank You"!)

Mean Machine introduced us to a new game – Gin swirl – a real hit that I’m sure will make a re-appearance.  4 ladies to a team, but as Smurf discovered it is better if you are all the same height – stand around a Frisbee filled with Gin and lemonade.  It is swirled around and you drink when the liquid comes near your mouth (not snorted up your nose as someone tried).  Now I know why the Frisbee was invented!!!!


Thursday, March 05, 2015

RUN NO. 2428 DIPLO 3MAR2015

RUN NO. 2428
DATE: 3 MAR 2015

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!! Happy Year of the Sheep....or Ram...or Goat....

The Chinese New Year celebration run, once again, saw us back at Diplo for our weekly frolic through the jungle. Many of the usual suspects and one first time guest were on site for the late afternoon jaunt. Without much info to go on, other than that there was n obscene amount of paper on the trail, I (Mean Machine) sounded the horn to signal the start.  Diplo allows for some good running stretches and the front runners blazed ahead in search of the first check.  The checks were all found quite quickly - I am only sure of Ryvita and Speedy Gonzalez.... Tiffany might have found one, too :) - and with all of them being "on, on, on back", that obscene amount of paper ended up in my hands!

During the first loop of this 2km'ish run (yes there was a group of hardcore hahsers who went in for round two) there was some new jargon being yelled out: "onon shimmie, onon scoot (Tiffany trying to cross the log!), onon squat, onon dodge",  Diplo makes for some interesting calls.

The onon was a feast of many delights. It was prefaced with the usual introductions, entertainment (nice to have Mrs Pingu back for this) and a celebration of Tiffany for her 50th run... YAY!  (I have mentioned Tiffany far too many times..haha) With no hashit to give out, it was onto the CNY portion of the evening. It began with a 'blessing toss to help bring good fortune to those who participated and were able to adeptly maneuvere the chopsticks to keep the food on the plate! The food was scrumptious and included, my personal favourite, "shrinking uterus sou;" - Yummy!!

Next week's run is at DST and it will be a completely different run from two weeks ago. The long run will be a bit over 5km - with only one big'ish hill - and the short run will be .....short.  There is some swampy areas - choose shoes accordingly. No need for long pants or sleeves.

Onon will be 'on site' - be prepared for some deliciousness.
Cheers, Mean Machine, Ryvita, Peachi Keen and Itchy Feet