From Sheung Shui, take red minibus no. 17 towards Yuen Long. The minibus starts from San Fat Street, just around the corner from the Better Ole. Alight at the traffic lights on Castle Peak Road about 1 km after crossing the Beas River nullah. Walk about 1 km northwards from the lights on the unnamed road. There is a garbage collection station on the right at the junction with Castle Peak Road.
From Yuen Long, take red minibus no. 17 towards Sheung Shui. The minibus starts from Shui Che Kwun Street. Alight at the traffic lights on Castle Peak Road about 600m after passing the yellow bus terminus on the right. Walk about 1 km northwards from the lights on the unnamed road. There is a garbage collection station on the right at the junction with Castle Peak Road.
A taxi from Sheung Shui Station sets you back about $60, from Yuen Long Station about $100.
Get on the stretch of Fanling Highway (Route 9) between Sheung Shui and Yuen Long.
If heading towards Yuen Long, exit via the ramp at Pak Shek Au Interchange, turn right to cross the highway then left to Castle Peak Road. Turn right almost immediately at the traffic lights and proceed about 1 km northwards on the unnamed road. There is a garbage collection station on the right at the junction with Castle Peak Road.
If heading towards Sheung Shui, exit at San Tin Interchange and turn right to Castle Peak Road. After about 600m turn left at the traffic lights and proceed about 1 km northwards on the unnamed road. There is a garbage collection station on the right at the junction with Castle Peak Road.
Narrow single-track road. Room for about 6 cars in the immediate vicinity or more space further down the unnamed road.
Hashers: G-spot, Ah Duk, Barely Legal, Chihuawa, Comes Up the Rear, Minja Turtle, Cutie, Lap Sap Gow, Lost In Space, Gobi Lo, D-Dog, Octopussy, Geriatric, Jill, Thermal Dick, Jon, Juicy, Tight Lips, Head Lamp, Golden Jelly, Telecum, Liberace, Lotus, Hopeless, Moonie, Cyclops, North and South, Imbiblio, Freebee, Radio One, Ruthless, Sheila, Dingaling, Victim, Wincy
Day 3 of “15 Hashes of Christmas” and Northern New Territories H3 was hosting the Wednesday run. As they usually set “up north” then we were treated to a northern location – Yuen Long station.
For those who have never been to Yuen Long, or those overseas, it has transformed from a dusky village house landscape to a huge Metropolis, dominated by the 2 phases of “Yoho Mall”. Times have moved on since the white tee shirt clad triads in 2019 running through the MTR and whacking passers-by with their wooden sticks…..
The start was by the nearby bike shop from Exit J. The hare was busy handing out $7 in shrapnel for our “ferry across the Mersey” ride, which, I must admit, I have never done before. Google coughed up “Nam Sang Wai Ferry”, so this must be the one, but it didn’t help working out Golden Balls’ trail.
35 runners set off to experience a pretty much 3km run along the riverside of Kam Tin River before turning into the paddy fields and villages. Trail was reasonably well marked, including the use of toilet paper. All Checks were Open. So, when a local villager takes a #2 by the path and leaves their used toilet paper there, it can cause confusion to the pack!
After nearly 6km we come to the “ferry”. A tiny wooden boat across a murky pond, $7 and only 7 people per ride. 7 into 35 means quite a bit of waiting for some! But an interesting experience, and then a 2km run in to the finish.
Plenty of cold softies and beer, and a good Circle, including a raffle, organised by Moonie (who kept his shorts on!).
It’s the Country Pub Run & AGM! Come along and find out who’s been dobbed in and forced to join the committee. In commiserations and to prepare the unfortunate bastards, enjoy a drink at the finest 4 (possibly only) pubs Lam Tsuen has to offer! On On!
At one point on trail you will encounter a ferry that requires HK$7 in CASH to board. Not plastic but actual coins. If you do not have the cash you will be unable to proceed on trail and will have to retrace your steps.The cash will be provided to you before the run (start 7.30pm sharp) and will be covered by your hash cash.If however you intend to start early please be aware that you will need to carry the necessary cash with you.On on
Hare: Golden Balls
Location: Yuen Long Town Cycling Entry/Exit Hub (LK Bike shop)
From HK Island / Kowloon: Tung Chung MTR line / Tuen Ma MTR line to Yuen Long (change at Nam Cheong, total 7 stops). System map. The route to the start will be marked from Yuen Long MTR Exit J (northeastern corner of station). From Tai Po: 64K bus (nearest stop Yoho Mall 1)
Parking: Multistorey at Yoho Mall II—enter from Long Yat Road under the MTR station; open car parks on north side of Long Yat Road; you may even be able to burgle a space at the start.
Trail: A to A with long and short options.
This run is part of the “15 Hashes of Christmas” week of hashing tagged culminating in the Santa Hash on Sunday 11 November to raise funds for the Spare A New Toy Appeal for underprivileged children. We expect a few hashers from other chapters to turn up, particularly Little Sai Wan as this becomes their official run for the week. Christmassy garb encouraged