Monday, May 22, 2017

RUN NO. 2543 AGRO PARK 16 MAY 2017

RUN NO. 2543
DATE: 16 MAY 2017 (BLUE RUN)

We pretty much knew what was in store for us tonight. Fire trail followed by jungle. 8.5km of it. Well at least we all knew how long it was so were able to make a decision on how far we wanted to go. 

Sadly for some strange reason I thought I'd do the full run, and although I was more than happy with it, my ankles begged to differ by the end of it. 

So we began on the fire trails, a few small inclines as it snaked around to the jungle. What absolutely lovely jungle it is. Lovely clear running trails, a bit of water to cross, ferny banks, sandy and grassy trails. And no big hills! Always a bonus on a longer run. I checked my google maps to see how far we had to go at one point, and although it looked like a long way it in fact wasn't. We completed the loop coming back on the road. Everyone was out by 7 I believe. Hurrah!

Our usual shout up followed, a new member - always good! Welcome to Brittany (spelling?). And a Royal hashit for our ditsy JM who had left the plates at Glamour's house last week. We had a lovely dinner of chilli and rice, as we were all definitely ready to eat by then. 

Then came the bake off judging. We had been asked to make a sweet snack with just 20g of carbs in it. A snack suitable for a person with type 1 diabetes. This is not an easy task, there's so much to take into consideration. Although my cookies were low on carbs, they had too much sugar which would cause a spike. Gin Trap's cake also followed the brief, but you would have had to have eaten a third of the cake to get the correct intake of carbs. The winning entry was Wonder Woman's muesli bar snack. I guess there's a reason she has that name!  It was another reminder of the difficulties all type 1 diabetic sufferers and their families go through each day. A simple snack is an absolute minefield. As a result of this, more money was made for the fund Jane has organised. After the run, dinner and bake off excitement, everyone was pretty much done for. Another lovely h3 evening in the tropics! And hopefully another this week. 

Without a word of a lie we can promise you hills this week. Big hills. But the views are most definitely worth it! On on


Friday, May 12, 2017


RUN NO. 2542
DATE: 9 MAY 2017
HARES: Glamour, Psycho, Readymix, LMG

The sun blazed down as the hens gathered for Glamour’s Birthday run (and of course Psycho’s). Twinkle toes gave us a clue as to the run and with that HH blew the front horn, Sam I Am the back horn and off we trekked. Gentle hills, a few scary water crossings (I do not like) and of course a huge hill which had us glowing more than usual (do hens sweat or glow?!)

A short but sweet run for most but the diehard front runners did a swift about turn on reaching the signing in board. Some went in for round two forwards and some did a reverse route run. All arrived safely out of the jungle and we moved onto to Glamour’s for the On On.

Thanks were given to the hares Glamour, Psycho, Readymix and LMG for a great run. A firsttime guest bravely downed something green in fine fashion under the watchful eye of Mum (Tracy). Olivia will hopefully join us again next week. There was a new member - Sarah Grimshaw, who’s first run was memorable due to In Too Deep’s driving into ditches drama at Serasa. Talking of whom, In Too Deep’s absence recently was explained due to her nuptials in Bali. “Love and marriage” were also in the air for Rush Hour who married Makin Bacon (the puns I shall leave to you as they are tooooo easy!) We toasted their health.

Wonder Woman asked for donations for the tombola next week, held to raise money for Type 1 diabetes and asked if they could be wrapped to increase the element of surprise. Sam I Am (that would be me) attempted to explain the “bake a cake with 20g of carbs per portion” competition. Thankfully Alison stepped in and gave much clearer instructions and Sarah pointed out that Google is helpful. (How did we manage pre-google?!) And then onto the stars of the night, Glamour and Psycho. A delicious looking cake was produced and a rousing Happy Birthday sang by one and all.

The JMs congratulated Duchess of Cambridge, Super Trooper, Edna, Hash Hound, Sam I Am and the Recruiter for taking part in the BIM races in KK at the weekend and hash shit went to Sian Yew for a phone ringing incident during the shout out. We were then invited for scrummy food with a delicious dessert of banoffee pie. Glamour held her birthday raffle and each member was called to collect a fabulous prize. A group birthday photo with us showing our lovely gifts and singing Happy Birthday to Glamour rounded off a great birthday run. Next week’s run is at Agro farm. Looking forward to the cake competition. Please bring a chair and some $$ for the tombola and cakes.


RUN NO. 2541 DIPLO 2MAY 2017

RUN NO. 2541
DATE: 2 MAY 2017
HARES: Alison, Black Beauty, Miss Goody Two Shoes

….. Big clouds threatening to release their load on us from the start. At 5:15pm, front horn Hash Hound blew the horn to set the hens off. A slight confusion before entering the jungle with extra paper leading a different way but thankfully with information given in advance by the hares that entrance to the jungle was in front of the Laos embassy helped clear everything up.

Into the jungle with new trails and views in sight as we’re brought through rarely used trails on H3. The new campsite came into view with first check being called. Itchy feet found the on on paper in little to no time and off we went up crazy hill 1! Not a diplo run if there ain’t crazy hills! Up, up, up and a little down then more up up up up again to second check which was trickier but found by Yogibeer (or so I think based on the voice of On On On Paper!)

We were gifted with not just the minimum of 2 BUT 3 checks! Footloose found the on on paper for th 3rd check and not long after, we were out of the jungle, finding ourselves at the bottom of the hill of the main road. Follow the tarmac back to site with all hens out before dark! Winds started to pick up as the dark clouds rolled in. JMs started shout out and through shout out the rains poured in hard. Down down for the hares and an award for hare Alison with her 1200 runs mark. (She started hashing in 1987!) with stories of her a similar run; rain, floods and cars submerged in water..

Also an announcement by the I’ve done ‘1200 runs’ hen in prep for the upcoming run by Sam I Am ## taken from Sam I Am’s post Hello there all you baking fans. There's a cake bake off at the 16th May hash following the huge success and deliciousness of the last bake competition. Same rules apply ($5 to enter and a cash prize for the winner) BUT with one difference.... each slice can only have 20g of carbs. Alison is a master of all things carb like and is happy to help. It is a challenge. But given the quality of bakers at H3 I'm looking forward to tasting. * It's 20g of carbs because that's the amount calculated for a snack for those with type 1 diabetes. Size of the actual slice is not important. It's the yum factor! ##

Next week’s run is at Lucky Gardens and on on at Glamour’s so bring a chair as we celebrate the birthdays of Glamour and Psycho! (actual day peeps!!)

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

RUN NO. 2540 DIPLO 25 APR 2017

RUN NO. 2540
DATE: 25 APR 2017

HARES: Alison/Black Beauty/MGTS


RUN NO. 2539
HARES: Pee Wee/Bunnygirl/Wonderwoman/Hotlips

What to write about the run when one doesn't walk it? One goes in the day after to see what the complains of hills was like. I personally always love mentiri for its hills we have a hatelove relationship and believe me it was much more love when I was still pulled up by my four legged friend than on my own energy. So in my imagination, and its large I could hear some moan and groan from the day before, some slip and slides here and there and loads of On-On called. I unlike yourselves had the pleasure of running though all the checks without checking or laying paper through....the perks of work cutting into your hash plans but not the morning after. Oh but was told to say LMG found all the checks, so here goes!

Than the actual run, last Tuesday wasn't it. Very British all those flags and the tea cups, being Dutch we don't do tea that's for those on the other side of the NorthSea we rather drink coffee. However that said these cups of "tea" were rather pleasantly liked by all hens including myself. What was less pleasant or may I say eyeball rolling experience was the pool dip. Sorry ladies can't help but notice some of us clearly haven't been educated well by our mums. Sports underwear helps us to protect our feminine rounding and keep them into place...some "hash knickers" just need a sporty change up and let's not recall the talk about the color or what dirt stains look like when one chooses the wrong for thought perhaps.

May I say I seriously enjoyed the Bond HashBond entertainment done by our British Comedians subgroup, splendid ladies! And as always a shoutout to our very Hash own Diplomatic British Hash House with pool....not to mention the bathing suits that perhaps were a bit too "posh" for the occasion....thank you Rachel for lending us your fabulous establishment! Next weeks run is from the other side of the NothSea as we can't stay too far away from our neighbors, Dutch Kings Day run. Orange is the Dutch Royalty color and therefore we ask you to wear it with pride. If you really don't want to go our and shop for anything orange than perhaps the countries flag colors which are not that different from last weeks, just don't cross them over! It will be a medium long run at diplo so of course a hill and what else you may expect of diplo. See you all there. On-On HH & IB