Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Run 846 Dec 30 is in Kota Damansara

  • Run 846 is by CC Goh and Peter Leong
  • December 30, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • Jalan PJU 3/42, Kota Damansara
RLC Harriers Run 846,, 30 December 2014
Hares : Peter Leong & CCKoh
Runsite : Supposed to be somewhere in Kota Damansara
Weather : Dry but preceded by days of torrential rain

At 4.00pm, there was an alarm, something about Tesco/The Curve being
jammed. So many people started the trip to the run-site at 4 or 4.30
and they all arrived in good time ... for that kiasu alarmist action,
Tarzan & Boss were on-down later

The run-site was a huge carpark and we whiled away the time, talking
cock and waited for 6.00. This time round, Tarzan was there, Jim Poh
was there, David Wee was there ... wow o wow, three out of five VIP's
present .. now where were GM Johan and JM Tommy Chin ... we will on
them down next week

At 6.00 we started to get out of the industrial complex and moved
towards the hill. Then there was a check and I broke the check in
front of Alka and Wendy and totally missed the sign saying there were
two runs, the long and the short. Up and up we went along a fencing
and soon we came to open grassland. The Trail led to the pylons (those
huge monstrosities carrying electrical cables) and this was when all
the top runners overtook me.

By the time I got to the pylons, there had been a second check. This
must have been broken quite easily. I was left with Alka and David Wee
as companions. We traversed the pylons areas and then it was a very
treacherous trip down, with gradients ranging from 45 to 60 degrees.
Many backsides would surely be muddied here.

Then came a downhill stretch when we could see civilisation (road next
to houses). We ran down and then up again. This was repeated about ten
times and it was so so arduous especially when there were sharp
thorns. Finally, the hares managed to find the correct route and we
all came down to earth and tarmac roads leading to our run-site. Phew!
At last we were home.

I was 80 minutes in , some 20 minutes behind FROP, Mike Kuan. What a
relief to be home.

Before the Circle got underway, Tarzan asked all the Harriers to be
upstanding and together, we bowed our heads and observed one minute of
silence in memory of the departed on QZ8501. Our hearts go to the
bereaving families.

Then the charges flew left right and centre. The hares were punished
for losing their ways at the final stretch and UY told his grandfather
stories about Moses leading the Israelites from Egypt to Israel. Moses
made two fatal mistakes which are remembered up to today.

Mistake #1 After he parted and crossed the Red Sea, he turn left into
the desert. If he had turned right, he would have come to all the
petroleum-rich territories. Today, all the Jews are still cursing

Mistakes #2 Moses was in the desert and who did you think he employed
as guides? Yes, he took on Peter Leong and CCGoh and they led the
Israelites meandering the desert for 40 years.

It was heady fun all the way and we enjoyed the banters and the
charges. Soon it was time to get some bites and we convoyed to the
Restaurant where three bottles of fine Scotch whisky awaited. The
left-over beer followed us as well. We wined and we dined in true
hasher fashion. Life is good :-)

Next week, the run is in-house ... whether or not there is a Hash AGM,
we do not know. Anyway, it is coming close to midnight and soon we
will usher in another New Year ... UY & Alice will be at the Club to
sing Auld Lang Syne and hope to see you

Happy New Year and may 2015 bring you greater stamina, more sagacity
and wisdom and a lot of happiness

Post Script
At the dinner, someone wrote the three ill-fated flights
MH  370
MH    17
QZ 8501
and the total came to 8888, normally a lucky number
but for Malaysia, a catastropic combination in 2014

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