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Scribe Report by Uncle YapRun report 811 22 April 2014Bukit LagongHares : Arthur & Vivien HoiWeather : Fair to middlingThe weather has been threatening all the past few evenings and sureenough, a shower came down in the early afternoon, perhaps to cool theplace around Bukit Lagong. When GM Colonel Johan blew his vuvuzela atsix, forty Hashers ran off after Uncle Yap, given the rotiman's horn.The trail, set primarily by hare Arthur Hoi, abetted by his MotherHash cohort, Playboy Choo led upwards along a man-made track thatshows signs of neglect and underuse, being badly eroded in parts. Upand up it went until brought to an abrupt halt by the first check.That was rather quickly broken and the front runners dashed on. Up andup again it stretched through the verdant canopy of lush tropicalgrowth.The top was soon reached and if anyone had thought it was going to bedownhill all the way, he has not come across the sadistic streak ofPlayboy Choo. Halfway down when people were starting to smack theirlips in eager anticipation of the cold beer awaiting, the trail tookanother turn upwards ...... and if that was not enough, the path meandered like a slow streamstarting to create an ox-bow lake. The rain earlier had made thedownward path treacherously slippery and many a bum hit the slimy mud.At long last, with receding light and diminishing visibility, thefirst runner came out when the minutes were about to hit three digits.After that, it was an anxious wait for the stragglers to come in. Itwas literally an nail-biting finale for Serena Tan whose better half,Thomas had to be rescued by a search party which included Ah Hai, thechef and caterer for food-on-site.As usual, the circle encompassed the good, the bad and the totallyridiculous and a good time was had by all ...... and as usual, people moaned and graoned about the length of thetrail and the hardship suffered; but when all is said and done, theyalways come back for more. See you next week for 811.
GM's Note on King Arthur's Run 811 in Lagong Apr 22:" OH WHAT A NIGHT" The front runners loved the run. Coming in just before dark, drenched in sweat, they sang praises about the rather long and hilly run. However Bob Yong and Gavin (Gavin or is it Calvin) who came in after 8.30pm were not too pleased and reminded future hares that there are some of us are getting on in age! SO IN FUTURE HARES WHO SET LONG AND DIFFICULT RUNS PLEASE ALSO LAY A SHORTER TRAIL AS WELL OR AT LEAST WARN THE HASHERS BEFORE THE RUN STARTS.All in all, Arthur put on an extremely good event with plenty of good food, a crate of Fosters beer and 2 bottles of 12 year single malt whisky. The circle continued after dinner to welcome the lost sheep Thomas and Fred, a guest who were rescued by the Hare at 10.30pm. In the true spirit of hashing, most hashers partied on till midnight on site. Even Veloo stayed on enjoying the beer after abstaining for 4 long months. On on.