Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kam Tin area
Hares: One Hung Lo, Hard Up
Next hare: October 2, Luk Sup Gow
Note: NOT a Shenzhen run as it’s a public holiday in China and LSG has the luxury of setting a run in Hong Kong
Coming East With A Salty Wad In My Eye
By Go West
Gosh! What an honour I had bestowed on me when our illustrious GM coerced me to write something about the 1600th run. Makes that 16-hour flight on Air China for one of my regular pilgrimages to Hong Kong well worth it.
. The trail was well marked with tricky checks which kept the pack together. It turns out the hare got lost
The pack stayed together until we came back onto the road near Savannah Garden and the pace quickened with Mango racing to the front. Moonie headed off down to Sea View Villas before realising he had gone wrong. He decided he’d had enough and went straight back to the pub down Tai Po Road, ignoring the markings so that he could get to the beer first. Mango and Salesman continued to race, followed by Walkie Talkie, One Eyed Jack and Dingaling. The trail veered off Tai Po Road through Trackside Villas and under the Tolo Highway and back along the cycle track to the pub.
n. Eunuch was there at the start of the run, but went home claiming sickness (poof) and Bogbrush was loitering in the wings, but disappeared inexplicably.
Run 1600 / Report Run 1599
|The King’s Belly, 1600|
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
King’s Belly, Tai Po
Hare: Gunpowder Plod
Hare says: A to A. Possibly some 1600 fare…
Luk Sup Gow’s birthday runs over the border always pack a surprise. Last year it was the beerfest at Window of the World; this year he’d spied out a commendable new pub on the Shekou scene.
The run started at McCawley’s, where the tiny pack comprising Dingaling, Overdue, One Eyed Jack, Golden Balls and hare Luk Sup Gow took some time to solve the first check. First off it was thought trail would head down the alley towards the chicken coops but Overdue declared a check-back and we ended up back at the start. Then trail was called across the road and past the decaying masonry of the old Snake Pit…to a dead end. Trail was found through a restaurant where the maitre d’ discouraged us from going further, into a back alley and round the corner to the splendid new George & Dragon. Fluids were replenished here as we admired the brasses on the walls and the warm ambience of this hash halt, and then we were set on our way through Sea World, past the rusting hulk of the old floating hotel and into a dismal place with football on telly. Before long we found the check-back and headed back towards Sea World, up some steps and into a large auditorium-type place full of punters, whose name eludes me. Nourishment was procured, for we had been hashing for almost two hours. Then LSG announced it was time for tits and inexplicably jumped into a taxi. We all followed like good boys and girls.
Next run: Wan Hung Lo, September 25
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
McCawley’s bar, Sea World, Shenzhen
Hare: Luk Sup Gow
From Futian checkpoint (reached by MTR Lok Ma Chau Spur Line): Take the Metro to Sea World station or share a taxi to Sea World.
From Yuen Long MTR bus station: Bus B2 to Shenzhen Bay (every 15 minutes, journey 25 minutes, fare $12), then taxi to Sea World.
Hare says: “I’ll be at McCawley’s at 7pm. Turn up as soon as you can and we’ll take it from there. The Milky Bars are on me!”
Next run, Wednesday September 18, Gunpowder Plod: Run 1600
Run 1598, September 4, 2013
Run starts 7.30pm
Hong Lok Yuen – small road next to the railway bridge
Park in small road
Taxi from Tai Wo station, around $20
Hare: Tangerine Dream – birthday run
Next run: September 11, Luk Sup Gow. China visa required
A Warp in the Park
Hare Mango Groove promised a flat 45-minute run with a tall shiggy section. Eight runners trotted auspiciously out of Fanling Recreation Ground and turned left towards Sheung Shui. A jaunt around some old village tenements with a big pond and some cannons. The pack split: Velcro Lips went back to the start; G-Spot, Eunuch and Stingray sniffed out trail; One Eyed Jack, Salesman and Dingaling missed it; and Golden Balls was walking anyway. It all looked a bit like the trail Salesman set for SKH3 a couple of months back, so why he didn’t go up the big pedestrian bridge over the highway and railway towards the hills was a mystery. As it was, the ambulating Balls led the Salesband over the bridge and despite walking managed to stay within sight of the inept trio as they made mistake after mistake. Then it was the shiggy, a trampled path up through undergrowth past graves, over the crest of a hill and down the other side. GB could see Salesman ahead as they approached the west side of Fanling station and the finish – then Salesman disappeared! GB found trail heading north along the cycling track and could see Dingaling and Sam the mutt in front of him. Then they disappeared! GB thought it was deja vu all over again as he recognised bits of the trail from some other run – or was it this one? An utterly confused GB finally got back to the park as a revolt was setting in: Stingray’s increasingly bewildering beer selection had the punters up in arms. No decent grog! Luckily GB had a bottle of wine in his bag, just by chance, and proceeded to neck it. Salesman took charge of the circle and turned it into a debate on something unforgettably esoteric. After five minutes he wondered idly if we had a hare. Mango poured cold Skol (the best of the beer on offer), a general anti-hashness prevailed and nobody did silly hashy things. Instead we all had a bloody good larf.