- Run 853 is by Shyam and Alka
- February 17, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
- 5 Lrg 5/4A off Jln 5/4 off Jln Gasing PJ
- Dinner at The Italian Jalan Utara PJ
Run No 853 Hares : Tarzan & Alka Run-site : Vicinity of Bukit Gasing Weather : Warm & Dry It has been a good couple of years since we last visited the dream house of Shyam and Alka and nothing has changed much. It is still a work-in-progress. But, it looks very promising. GM Woon pressed his new sexy roti-horn and off we ran down to the road, passed the playground and entered the Nature Reserve. The trail turned right up a hill and it was continuous climbing until Check #1 which was broken quite easily to the left and to the reservoir. This path led to some more climbing until another check which led to the abandoned temple. Then it was down a long staircase which also serves as a drain. Thereafter, the hares toyed with us, making us go up and down different facets of the same hill, punctuated with no fewer than nine checks in total. In between, we got to see a panaromic view of Old Klang Road. Towards the end, the trail led down to a stream and there was a pink notice advising short runners to keep to the left and go home via the same entrance in. The tall runners climbed another hill before the path leading to the playground. Then it was a final climb up to Shyam's house. By this time, all were exhausted and would have appreciated an escalator (like they have in Hong Kong). For the record, Playboy Choo was FROP at 75 minutes, followed by Arthur Hoi. The swimming pool was so inviting that many came back and jumped straight in. There was also a shallow part where one could drink beer and keep cool. Excellent way to end a run. The circle was, as usual, a rip-roaring affair of nonsense and fun. Soon the beer ran out and we motored our way to Restoranti Italia (moved from the old place at Thrifty's) located beside Hussein Onn Eye Hospital in Jalan Utara. The hares have very generously provided some more liquid refreshment including a bottle of Glen Morangie and a GlenLivet single malt. We tucked in heartily into the Italian fare and continued to have a jolly good time. Next run will be at the house of Dato' Steven Oon on the sixth day of CNY. He has very kindly extended the invitation for RLC Harriers to bring their families. On! On!