Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Run 854 Feb 24 is in Bandar Sri Damansara


RLC Harriers Run 854, 24 February 2015
Hares : Dato Steven Oon & Boon Kee
Runsite : Sri Damansara residence of the hares
Weather : Dry and warm

As we arrived at the run-site, the principal hare and his huge group
of hired hares were just coming back two and a half hours after
setting off; so we knew it was not going to be a walk in the park. The
hares have invited quite a few guests and the Assistant On-Cash Alice
was seen busily collecting run fees.

Promptly at 6.00, GrandMaster Woon pressed his roti-horn and off we
went along the road until the first check at a bus-stop. We searched
in vain for the trail until we heard "On! On!" from the back. Then it
was a long walk to the foot of a hill. This was when it became hairy
with a very steep climb with gradients ranging from 30 to 60 degrees
... the last time, we did this, it was during the rainy season ...
thank goodness, we were in the middle of the spring equinox and
therefore hot and dry.

Nevertheless, the climb along this steep path was a few hundred metres
long and quite challenging. Then we came to a junction where heroes
went left to a further climb to the telecommunication tower. Since I
never give up a chance to short-cut, I turned right down the hill and
started over-taking everyone, coming home FROP in 45 minutes to a
well-deserved shower.

The heroes came in just over the hour, with Arthur Hoi being FROP at
64 minutes .... wait, where is Mike Kuan? Apparently, he was so fast
and missed a turn and ended up doing the long long long wrong run and
came home ten minutes before eight. Dr CMYap, Uncle Teh and Auntie
Margaret, please savour and treasure this unique moment when for the
first time (and probably the last time) in your life, you came home
before Mike Kuan.

The early arrivals could only sit down and be tantalised by the sight
of a burnt offering plus a stall having all kinds of dip food. Anyway,
due to the dry weather, the beer barrel soon ran out and had to be
supplemented by three cases of canned beer.

At the circle, the hashers who managed to collect the 15 ang-pows
along the trail were suitably on-downed. A once-a-year guest, Joanna
was serenaded with her favourite song, "Woo-oo-woo-oo yeah-ye-yeah-ye,
char neen ho koh more thai pay" (caressing the breast is more
satisfying than rubbing the thigh).

JointMaster Steven Khoo set off two strings of fire-crackers and the
queues started forming in front of the roast-pig stall and the duck
stall. Table by table, people started their "lou yee sang" (with
abalone, some more) and we really tucked into the CNY offering. The
hares have been most generous with their food (including home-cooked
Hokkien mee with lots of chee-yaw-char) and drinks (two litre-bottles
of my favourite GlenMorangie)

We partied into the night and whoever missed this run missed quite a
jolly party. On! On!

P/S The next run on 3 March is the Section CNY Celebration run at the
Club. Please come in with your CNY fineries (nobody will be on-down
for not wearing RLC Hash t-shirts at the Circle and Dinner at Bunga
Raya). The event will be photographed and recorded for the next
Newsletter.

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