Sunday, 19 October 2014

Run 836 Oct 21 is in Old Klang Road


RLC Harriers Run 836, 21 October 2014 
Hares : Burns & Siti
Runsite :Burn's house in Jalan Teluk Gadong, off Old Klang Road
Weather : Rain throughout the afternoon but dry after 8pm

It has been a while since we last had a POP run (park once policy,
where dinner is also served at the runsite). The last was at Bukit
Lagong. So in spite of the impending public holiday (Deepavali
tomorrow) and in spite of the inevitable traffic jam whenever it rains
cats and dogs in KL, at least thirty RLC Harriers braved their way and
got to the runsite before 6pm.

Burns had even set up a small tent (canopy brightly adorned with
red/yellow colours of Selangor?) and hired blue plastic chairs. Alas
the incessant rain made it difficult to sit comfortably and chat. At
6pm, GrandMaster Col Johan pressed the rotiman horn which he passed to
Ah Lum Kor. Off we went down the road and then left through the only
remaining patch of greenery in Taman Desa and then we came to the main
road. It was left and then a check which was broken quite easily.

The trail went on for a while before turning left again, this time
down towards Old Klang Road and before we knew it, we could see Burn's
house. 3.5km run? At the Circle the hired hare, Bala was called to
account and gave a story about going to the river bank and for another
3km or so. Only the "Bullshit" song greeted him. He had laid the trail
too close to the opening trail, giving rise to the natural mistake of
hashers treating the start trail as the home trail in reverse.

Hashers could not help but notice that all the roads in the vicinity
are named after places in Klang and the surrounding. Apparently, the
JKR engineer in charge of the development was a Klang boy and decided
to create another Klang in Old Klang Road.

Anyway, we showered and awaited the Circle and then some other
Harriers came trickling in, like Tarzan and Jane, CCGoh, Dr Yap, Jim
Poh, Lee Buchan and finally Hash Chairman, Kumar. Of course, they
cited "traffic jam" as their excuse but were all suitably on-downed.
By this time, the drizzle had abated but the charges did not. Some
hashers like GM Johan, Playboy Choo and Yong Tow Foo even had the
audacity to run in raincoat and were given extra ration of beer.
People love hashing because the punishment is actually a reward  We
made up for the misery in the weather by the fun and frolic of the
Circle. 

We passed the hat round for a Deepavali ang-pow for Aru, our faithful
Carlsberg beerman.

Then we were invited to tuck in Hassan Zakariah's nasi lemak, a food
which we haven't had for years. It transpired that he has retired and
his children have taken over the same catering business. His contact
is 012-2235060 and his charges still pretty reasonable. Last night the
cost for the delicious nasi lemak with chicken and brown sotong  plus
local fruit was RM8.00 per head for 60 pax. Uncle Yap tar-pow the
remnant sambal. Siti has also provided other finger food and Wendy
came with some dessert. Uncle Yap brought the last of this series of
fish cake (giving this and the ears a rest)

But the whole gang of some 40 people who were there enjoyed the
generous spread of liquid refreshment which included 4 litres of
Single Malt Scotch, Tiger, freshly bottled and even two small kegs of
Heineken. We feasted and drank into the night and a jolly good time
was had by one and all.

See you at Bukit Lagong for Uncle Teh and Auntie Margaret's run next
week.

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