- Run 824 is by Tan Seemeng and Pauline
- July 29, 2014 Tuesday 5.00pm
- Taman Bukit Hatamas Cheras
RLC Harriers Run 824 Hares : Tan See Meng & Pauline Runsite : Bukit Hatamas, Cheras Weather : Dry weather with intermitten sprinkling of rain The reputation of Tan See Meng using Alpha mates to set his run preceded him and everybody was expecting a killer of a run, given the 5pm start on a public holiday. This was further corroborated when he announced two SCB (short cut bastard) runs where hashers could opt out from the main run. We were quite happy to see two familiar faces returning to the fold; Dr Kosong, taking Hari Raya leave from his teaching post in Ipoh and Gerrit (Denhartog aka Count Dracula), our Dutchman taking a respite from some arduous tasks in the Congo. So we set off on the familiar climb up the Bukit Hatamas hill and it was just as tough as usual with unrelenting steep gradients all the way. Then came the first SCB1 and some took it and returned within 30 minutes. A little further up the hill, SCB2 came to view and a few more dropped off, returning to base around 45 minutes. The rest of the field (about 30 left) bravely went up and what a surprise ... it was just another short 15 minute loop coming back to SCB2 and home. Mike Kuan FROP made it on the hour and the run was certainly not the killer run it was feared to be. In the meantime, Wendy Lum and CCGoh (reputedly with a combined IQ below 40) went round and round the loop and did not return until about 7.00pm. Pauline certainly over-catered, providing all manners of edible goodies for the returning runners. A lot of legs were pulled at the Circle and it was fun fun fun until the running out of beer and hunger drove us to the appointed restaurant for a meal which was certainly more substantial than the fried egg and sardine we had the last time. The hares had laid on whisky galore, Guinness Stout and other thirst quenchers. So we feasted and drank through the night. For those who did not make the run, wish you were here. You missed a lovely run, a fun-filled Circle and a great feast.