Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Run 828 Aug 26 is Royal Lake Club

  • Run 828 is by Mavis Wong and Julie Fong
  • August 26, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC 
  • On on - out of club

RLC Harriers Run 828
Hares : Mavis Wong & Julie Fong
Runsite : Vicinity of RLC
Weather : Fine weather

Yesterday, Monday night was a whooper of a night. We visited Carlsberg
Brewery and had a jolly good time. Some people were still feeling the
effects of too much good beer ...

... but the majority of us turned up punctually for the in-house run
crafted so carefully by Rule Number One; yes, Wendy Lum set a most
interesting run, squeezing out the last bit of jungle in this centre
of Kuala Lumpur.

We ran to the traffic lights but Uncle Yap made a detour up left
towards the National Monument. The trail took us towards Padang Merbok
but it ended with a check. We were wandering around like headless
chicken until we heard a shout of "On! On!" from Mike Kuan. He, in
turn, had heard a shout of "On! On!" from Uncle Yap who had spotted
the resumed trail.

Into this tiny bit of jungle, we ran. It was very well laid with paper
bits ... in such remote places, who bothers about "too much paper"?

Then we came to the roads and here Mike Kuan and Playboy Choo overtook
Uncle Yap. Soon they came to another stop ... another check. They ran
forward and then came back "False Trail!" Another group started going
into the "illegal kampong" and shouted "On! On!" and we ran into the
settlement of make-shift huts and found that certain government
quarters which used to have dogs barking at us when we passed have
been abandoned (they must have got the utility companies like TNB,
Telekoms and Bekalan Air to stop services and drove the residents out
... now they have some valuable real properties in the centre of KL so
more development from crony companies????)

We then passed the Madrasah and it was up and left whereas some SCB
(not Standard Chartered Bank, but short cut bastards) turned right and
ran home to the sauna. Since I was  one of the SCB's, I cannot
describe the legitimate run any further.

I must say I was impressed by Wendy's careful cutting into new
territory and her liberal laying of paper into the god-forsaken jungle
around RLC ... she is truly a good lay, oops layer of paper.

At the Circle, it was another round of riotous fun and frolic. I must
say we have a very sporting band of hashers who will even go up and
drink to some nonsensical charges.

Dinner was along Jalan Ipoh, at a restaurant (Kesuma) where we had
plenty to drink and much to eat. Serve RLC Caterers right for
over-charging Hashers. RM740 Tim Moey had to pay for chicken rice for
50 people !!!???? I suggest we continue to boycott RLC caterers
(except possibly for Bunga Raya) until they come to their senses and
not overcharge Hashers.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Run 827 Aug 19 is in Pantai Hillpark

  • Run 827 is by Uncle & Auntie Yap
  • August 19, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • Pantai Hillpark/Bangsar South
  • On on - Hoi Kee in Tmn Desa, directly opp Tmn Desa Medical Centre, off Old Klang Rd.
RLC Harriers Run 827
Hares : Uncle Yap & Alice
Runsite : Pantai Hillpark, Bangsar Selatan
Weather : Sultry but dry weather after a heavy downpour at midday

The hares, assisted by Lim Boon Hiong and Ng Boon Puey, had gone to
lay the trail at 9.30 in the morning. All went well until noon when
they were done and just about to reach the Community Centre. Then all
hell broke loose and it pelted down with a vengeance. All the flour
and shredded paper (so thoughtfully and eco-friendily used by the
hares) would be compromised; as found out later.

At the runsite, Harriers started coming in quite early. Dato Allen
Tan, fearful of losing his slow Ferrari in an exchange for Uncle Yap's
fast Alza came to the site at 5.35, 25 minutes early !!! Your Ferrari
is safe for now (phew!)

At six, GM Colonel Johan blew the horn which was then passed to ex-GM
Vellu and away they ran to the right of the building site and into the
cool jungle forming part of Bukit Gasing. Up and up the trail went
until the peak was reached. Then it was down the hill where workmen
were busy laying on concrete walkways and there the first check was.
That was soon found to be left of the hut, previously thought to be

We soon came along a stream and then up again along a steep incline
which included a circular check. It was around here that many hasher,
tired of looking for the paper trail (now obscured by the rain) turned
back for an early shower. The other persevered and came down to
another site where some work was in progress to turn the place into a
scenic rest-stop (the cynics among us think these are all projects for
cronies at vastly inflated prices). Another check here was broken and
the trail led ominously towards the Telekom Tower.

Mercifully, the trail then veered right and soon we were at the
entrance to this nature park. A short run along the road to the
suspension bridge and a few front runners were fooled into crossing
the bridge to find a check which resumed on the homeward trail to the

Theorectically, this was how the run was planned and laid. Alas, the
severe and heavy downpour around midday had destroyed most of the
flour and masked most of the paper shreds. Only the identification RLC
tags stapled intermittenly to leaves and trees along the trail
withstood the wind and the rain. Uncle Yap apologises for the choice
of material which resulted in agony, anguish and anxiety.

In any case, the true-blue hashers in the form of Walking Tall, Arthur
Hoi and Peter Leong were the first three FROP, clocking in at 7.20pm.
Not far behind was David Wee who was totally jubilant about beating
Wendy Lum and Mike Kuan in the same run. The usual suspects like Tamby
Chai, Tommy Chin, Tarzan and Alka trickled in. Then a long gap while
we waited for the last group of six stragglers. They came back safely
at 7.53, just in time to join in the Circle.

After the usual delightful nonsense when parts of the anatomy were
made into chee-cheong-fun, it was also revealed that grab bust (moh
lin) is better than stroking the thigh (moh thai peh). Notable guests
included WSLee & his wife, Walking Tall & Pet Pat, Leslie and a runner
who ran with his knapsack (My name is Sue, how do you do?) 

The Circle was then told of the misfortune that befell Chairman Kumar.
Apparently, he got into the Lake Club lift from B2 and a buxom lady,
very generously endowed came in to share the lift and Kumar could not
keep his eyes away from her huge boobs. Then she (both hands occupied
holding some packages) said "Please press one" ... and Kumar, whose
eyes never left her ample breast stretched his hand and pressed one
... Kumar is now in Room 515, Assunta Hospital, PJ. Visiting hours: 12
to 2 and 6 to 8pm.

Dinner was at Hoi Kee in Taman Desa. Thomas Yee, the chef had laid on
a mouth-watering spread including steamed Song Fish-head and oyster
fried with egg and chee-yow-char. Two bottles of Glen Morangie plus
some cans of beer helped to wash down the scrumptious meal. It had
been another delectable and enjoyable evening.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Run 826 Aug 12 is in Bukit Lagong Selayang

  • Run 826 is by Tommy Chin and Yem
  • August 12, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • Bukit Lagong Selayang GPS: 3.2558406, 101.6413759
RLC Harriers Run 826
Hares : Tommy Chin & Yem
Runsite : Bukit Lagong, Selayang
Weather : Murky weather with heavy rain

The day started off murky and continued being grey and dismal.
However, life must go on and promptly at 6, JM Tommy Chin (also
doubling as one of the hares) horned off the run. (Editor's note: it was 6.03pm and the run was flagged off by Tarzan).

We climbed a very steep hill and then it was down; followed by a
steady upward climb along a very long trail. Deja vu, does this mean
we have to go along the long long trail that goes on for miles and
taking more than an hour to complete. Like people on a roller-coaster,
we had no choice but to go on and on and on. Thankfully, the route
suddenly turned right and then after a little bit, we saw civilisation
and the road leading back to the run site.

It was pelting down dogs and cats and whatever creatures and it was
difficult in the heavy downpour to discern who came in first. Anyway,
the top five included Wendy Lum, Tambi Chai, Mike Kuan, Arthur Hoi and
Dato Steven Oon ... FROP is between 50 to 60 minutes.

The hares had arranged to have a POP (park once policy) run but with
the unrelenting rain continuing to pour down, alternative arrangements
had to be made and a hurried Circle was started with the intention of
going to a fully-covered restaurant. But the weather God played tricks
and the rain stopped.

Food was brought on to the site but the Circle must go on. Apparently
the Gods observed that two persons who would normally be counting bank
notes in a place called P.Lal in Jalan Gasing had actually been at the
run-site before 6pm. No wonder the gods cried with disbelief and hence
we got a very wet run. Please remind me to on them down again next

Dato Steven Oon went home to shower and maybe have a quickie and when
he called to find out where the on-on-on was, he was politely told
that the quality food had run out. Home-cooked chicken curry, "lemang"
(glutinous rice cooked in monkey pitcher plant) and beef and chicken
serunding. It was a feast full of quality, albeit lacking quantity.

We sat in the moonlight (no more rain, thank you) finishing the barrel
(this kind of weather is not conducive to beer-guzzling - where were
you, Dato Allan Tan) with a great deal of difficulty.

Then we went home after being told of next week's run , hared by Alice
and Uncle Yap.
Run-site : Pantai Hilltop Community Centre aka Bangsar Selatan aka
Kampong Kerinchi
On-On-On : Hoi Kee in Taman Desa, directly opposite Taman Desa Medical
centre, off Old Klang Road.

Uncle Yap, Village Elder, RLC Harriers

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Run 825 Aug 5 is an In Run (RLC) - dress smart

  • Run 825 is by Dr CM Yap and Cecilia
  • August 5, 2014 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
RLC Harriers Run 825
Hares : Dr Yap Chung Mui & Cecelia
Runsite : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Weather : Dry weather 

The two Joint Masters, Tweedledee and Tweedledum aka Tommy Chin and
Jim Poh flagged off the run promptly at 5.30 pm according to the slow
clock (whatever happened to the RM5 IKEA clock that Uncle Yap bought?)
hanging above us.

The paper trail led us out across the road to the foot of Tugu Negara
(National Monument) where there was a check (why do hares set a check
so near the start when all the hashers are still bunched together?).
This was not so quickly broken as the trail resumed innocuously by the
side of a "jungle". This patch used to house some hostile hornets and
bees. Fortunately, they no longer live there; probably chased off by
the noise from the construction in the adjacent lots. We ran through
this patch to emerge at the junction of the ring road where there was
another check.

Helter-skelter we searched in vain for the resumption of the run
route. Wendy Lum had declared the Dragon Trail a false trail and
according to Rule Number One, Wendy is never wrong. Rule Number Two
states that when Wendy is wrong, refer to Rule Number One.

Fortunately Uncle Yap and Arthur Hoi persisted and found the trail
which quickly went upwards by the side of the fencing for Parliament
House. It was a steep climb and then on to the road which meandered
through the exclusive residential areas of Jalan Duta before coming
home. Good moderate run of some 6.5 km with Michael Kuan being FROP at
65 minutes.

The Circle was another boisterous and entertaining affair with hashers
being hauled up variously for having a haircut, singing song in the
Karaoke Room, having small nuts and not wearing RLC hash attire. 

It was also announced that the planned Carlsbery Brewery Run has been
cancelled due to a mistake (not ours) in booking and replaced by a
Brewery Visit on the evening of Monday 25 August 2014. Please make
your own way there; no sports shoes and clothing please, just smart

On-On-On was at the Bunga Raya where the hares gave a good (but dry)
spread. Ah Lum Koh again failed to bring that bottle of whisky that he
had pledged (for the Janda Baik outing) but Tommy Chin just happened
to have a bottle of Chivas Regal in his bag. Phew! Saved by

We dined in fine air-con ambience and had a jolly good time. On! On!