Run : 2166
Date 14th Apr 2010
Runsite : Taman Pulai Utama.
Hare : Chapalang 012-7718809 & Condom 012-7512585.
How to go : Take J.B.-K.L. road, after Skudai turn left into Pontian Road. Enter Taman University, pass Jusco & go straight. Look for HHH signs.
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ReHash of Run Number 2166
Venue: Taman Pulai Utama
Date : 14/4/10
Hares : Chapalan & Condom
Well this was a new venue for me. It took all the horsepower of my Turbocharged Subaru to get to the run on time. Hash signs were set up very well, but it still seemed a little bit too close to the heart of this new city area for a hash run. Nevertheless a good crowd showed up and all were flagged off promptly at 6 o’clock. Recent afternoon rains promised a slippery trail and some paper searches. We were not to be disappointed on either account.
As we charged into the palm plantation we moved generally downhill and forded several streams before we turned back from what was a fairly long loop and headed to the highway. The first check was easily broken by Assasin and his gang and we all moved into new area passing through a tunnel underneath the highway. There the second check was broken and we moved into palm estates and more and more river crossings before we began to slowly turn right and back toward the highway where we passed through a lobang by bending over and grabbing ankles, or doing the elephant walk. Surely we were headed home now.
This was not to be the case as we all headed into another loop through stone quarries, and twists and turns to the 3rd check which simply completed this loop and started another one. My GPS was already showing 9 KM and home was far far away. What to do lah. It was getting dark and the snakes were coming out, not the one-eyed spitting kind, but a real cobra crossed right in front of me, just after Kapilan passed it without even seeing it. I had to put the brakes on in full to keep from stepping on the damn thing. Seeing cobras on the run has all sorts of nasty and evil portent, so I vowed to maintain my sobriety for the night and be sure to get home safely.
Regardless, we trudged along with darkening skies and difficult footing. I finally landed home in about 1 hour 30 minutes and 11+ km on the GPS. However the most interesting thing in looking at the trail?? later we had run almost a perfect 4 leaf clover with 4 large loops, this must have been a belated St. Paddy Day run and we were not informed.
As it got increasingly darker, runners came home by dribs and drabs, until the GM finally made her appearance. All took their showers and were ready for the circle by 8:15.
This was more of a flattened oval than a circle as we were blocked in with cars and a 2 lane carriageway. The hare’s were appropriately iced and castigated for this extremely long and somewhat foul run. The GM also did some additional whipping before handing over to the whip. All sorts of miscreants were iced, but unfortunately the details are lost as the writer seemed to have forgotten about his cobra encounter and imbibed heavily of the drink. Suffice it to say that after placing many asses on ice, we celebrated run records, and introduced a guest that claimed So Big for her uncle, and concluded with some witty remarks by Moh Man Tai that absolutely no one understood. Then it was off to the restoran 1186 that was fortunately just down the road. We all received good food, and good beer from the hares. Despite the fact the GM left early, there was at least one table that partied until the cows come home. Fortunately the cobra jinx did not affect me and I arrived home safely.
Thank to the hares for a good and challenging event. Best Regards,