Run 1594 / Report Run 1593

Run 1594



August 7, 2013
7.30pm
Pagoda at junction of Chuk Yau Road and San Tin Highway (about 400m north of Fairview Park roundabout)
Hare: Monkey Shit

Next hare: Dingaling, August 14

The hareline


Run 1593
A Kowloon Kanter
By Tangerine Dream



With a certain degee of stress and the overwhelming feeling with vast arrivals of up to 60 runners (having catered for 30 for on-site food), the hares gave a relaxed briefing, at a picturesque pagoda beside an ornate pond…surrounded by hundreds of discarded hashers’ bags and other unmentionable belongings…plus two non-runners: Plod and mate, LSG, who were already into the beers, excusing themselves from the run due to alleged unspecified disabilities/injuries! Typical bobby excuses!

So we trotted out of the park, past the sports centre and up the steps at the rear of Festival Walk. Like a pack of wild lemmings, each followed the other following a well marked trail along roadsides in the direction of Beacon Hill/Lion Rock, whilst noting the significant obelisk landmark of City Uni tower… in case we got lost…and briefly bypassing Motormouth on her return “walk in the park”. 
Bearing in mind our late start, we hastily followed the trail along to some locked service steps, with a gully nicely positioned for any shortcutters wanting to jump the lemming queue to climb the gate. On over, on up the steps, unaided for the first half of the pack, and the second half aided by flower pots to ease the gate climb! It was at this point that Golden Balls decided enuff was enuff and returned to the pagoda with a sore somethingorother! Definitely the other – Ed.

On up to the rope assisted shiggy climb above Dynasty Villas, where the only other soul we saw (apart from Dr. Evil near the finish carrying his sticks like a lost golfer), was new runner, Emma, hurtling past at high speed on her own. Curiously, she arrived at the finish 30 minutes later than us. She needs a hash name…maybe: Delayed or Derailed (?) Glaswegian Express. Plod and LSG were already into the beers, excusing themselves from the run due to alleged unspecified disabilities/injuries! Typical bobby excuses!

So we trotted out of the park, past the sports centre and up the steps at the rear of Festival Walk. Like a pack of wild lemmings, each followed the other following a well marked trail along roadsides in the direction of Beacon Hill/Lion Rock, whilst noting the significant obelisk landmark of City Uni tower… in case we got lost…and briefly bypassing Motormouth on her return “walk in the park”. 
Bearing in mind our late start, we hastily followed the trail along to some locked service steps, with a gully nicely positioned for any shortcutters wanting to jump the lemming queue to climb the gate. On over, on up the steps, unaided for the first half of the pack, and the second half aided by flower pots to ease the gate climb! It was at this point that Golden Balls decided enuff was enuff and returned to the pagoda with a sore somethingorother! Definitely the other – Ed.

On up to the rope assisted shiggy climb above Dynasty Villas, where the only other soul we saw (apart from Dr. Evil near the finish carrying his sticks like a lost golfer), was new runner, Emma, hurtling past at high speed on her own. Curiously, she arrived at the finish 30 minutes later than us. She needs a hash name…maybe: Delayed or Derailed (?) Glaswegian Express.

And so we bastardise the Little Sai Wan newsletter, as we insert some truths and twists of our own.


SHORT…by @nal Invitation, Who only won the hash cos Tangerine Dream sent him to check a nice track, whilst she checked the higway, but he never called trail!!!Actually it ended up just under a 6km short run! 1hour14mins.
“I WON THE HASH! Best LSWH3 trail EVER. Last 3 Checks were pretty tricky (and none were solved by Anal Invitation, but it’s all about solving the last one, which I only did because Tangerine Dream saw a well hidden set of service steps and suggested checking down there whilst she checked the highway!! Then it was a case of trying to keep a gap between me and the encroaching Tangerine Dream of N2TH3. Somehow Gary Glitter managed to get infront of her, (probably cos he never called her back either) leaving me a clear path to the ticker tape!”

MEDIUM…by Dr. Evil
“A Gispert memorial Hash and a bloody good hash it was. Doing the M optional trail. Never did an M trail, never heard about an M trail before. Some sort of a Middle thing between an L for Long run and W for Walkers. Not W for Wimps, mind you. No Wimps Rambo trails on this Gispert’s memorial Hash…
Anyway, I got to the L-M split that many missed, due to a shortcut. So did I but something told me to go back and rightly so. The M trail was going the other way.
The M-L split came after a long sweaty, shiggy climb followed by a tricky shiggy downhill. The M trail took me along the Macclehose, backward toward Beacon Hill, and to begin with, on a nice on flat trail populated by a multitude of big black grasshoppers.
I was just walking leisurely along the M, all by myself like a big boy, eventually catching up with the front-runners, completely lost, at a Check after the rejoin. That was one cool M on a hot Wednesday night!”

 LONG…by Macau Drunk
“As promised, the L route was a 3k loop for runners to stretch their legs. It was a great trail – the Eagles Nest Family Trail – that looped around to the rejoin up the steps up to Leung Yan Rd.  Down the road, then the steps down to the reservoir road, before going onto Lung Cheung Rd….. Not this time though. The trail doubled back into the shiggy bringing the Ss, Ms and Ls together down the trail to the check on the other side of the overpass on Lung Cheung Rd.
Local knowledge took us down the riverbed trail emerging quite close to the out trail and One Beacon Hill. Right then left on home into the park – unless you missed the big flour T and decided to do the entire run again!! We saw Herr Pisser and co. at 10pm!”

Unlike some (who may have been having mountain hash sex)) we safely returned to the start/finish…guided by City U Obelisk…and not least MTR signs.  The ON-IN saw us following a slippery narrow nullah or climbing slippery rocks, on down to the main road to play ‘hoppit’ across 4 lanes of traffic before indulging in Ebeneezer’s Kebabs and salad washed down with some liquid amber.
Our overall impressions were of a good well Mark(ed) HH run, ably assisted by Shiggy Gaga and caterer/helper Virgin Mary. Setting a triple route midweek is not easy and with almost 60 runners, reminded me of past years in the 1990s when LSWH3 numbers sometimes swelled to 80 runners. On site catering is always difficult to estimate. Well done hares!

T-shirts (Gispert’s birthday) were designed V neck for the ladies, round neck for men. Contact Plod if you want one. He’s wearing one below. N2TH3 colours, “dry-fit” material.

Ed’s notion: We’ll invite these softy islanders “oop north” some time. And that time is my birthday run, November 13. 
Indy humiliates the N2TH3



They had 10 times more runners than us – but we know quality trumps quantity. Or do we?


The gorgeous co-hare Shiggy Gaga with some twat

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