Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Run 859 Mar 31 is in Bukit Subang

  • Run 859 is by Arthur and Vivien Hoi
  • March 31, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • Bukit Subang
RLC Harriers Run 859, 31 March 2015
Hares : Arthur & Vivien Hoi 
(Thomas/Serena Tan & Chew Leng Soon as hired hares)
Runsite : Bukit Subang
Weather : Rain and rain and rain and rain and ....

It was a dark and stormy night

(two hours earlier)

All the Rlc Harriers started off at 5pm or earlier and then they met
the horrific traffic jams .. jams all over the place

Alice : We started at 4.45 and when we got to the Federal Highway ...
jam, jam, ... desolated place at about 6.45 .... We saw some cars but
no runners

CKLeong : Came upon a deserted place ...

David Wee : Very eerie, nobody there; so we joined Veloo & Dato Oon to
taste the best roti chanai and teh tarek in the world ..

GrandMaster Woon called a halt to all the nonsense and pressed his
roti-horn and off we went up the hill. Then it was a meandering course
round some oil palm plantation. We ran up the hill and then down and
all over the roads in the palm oil plantation. 

FRONP (front runner on no paper) was, of course, Uncle Yap ... one of
the few times, Mike Kuan was behind.

Then it was a patient wait ... surprise, surprise.. more and more cars
turned up ; each with a tale of traffic jam. We ended up with more
than 40 RLC Harriers

On!On!on! was on site                ... chicken rice with soup
 ... what a lovely soup

... and we ate and we drank on, oblivious to the weather ... as long
as we are together ... we will enjoy

Sober FootNote
Uncle Yap was at the first run and then thereafter, he has been on
almost every run. 

Tonight, we nearly created the first non-run but thanks to GM Woon, we
went up a hill, went round some oil palm trees and meandered all over
the place. 

After the showers, we all gathered for the Circle and what a lovely
circle ... all kinds of nonsense

Then it was a feast ... pigs' stomach, chicken rice, etc etc

Whatever the weather, we'll be together
On! On!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Run 858 Mar 24 is in TTDI

RLC Harriers Run 858, 24 March 2015
Hares : Richard & Janet Low 
(Lim Boon Hiong & Anne as hired hares)
Runsite : Rumah Bakti Siti Hasmah in TTDI & its vicinity
Weather : Dry after some rain in the morning

As we set off on a pleasant evening, the trail led all the way up the
road and then left into the forest. We ran on and on until there was a
check to the right up  a small hill. Someone shouted "On! On!" and we
ran forward. Then another check and again the same thing happened ...
the trail continued onwards

The third check was similar; but the keen eyes of CKLeong (who loves
siew chee so much that he would walk all the way to the tennis
practise wall to get his share from Wah Chai) saw pieces of paper up
the slope. Thus begun a long stretch of uphill climb with gradients
ranging from 45 to 60 degrees. Many people (eg UY) could be seen
hugging the trees and that less-than-200metres climb seemed like 2 km.

We then came on to a cyclist track with gradients between 15 to 30
degrees; but after the horrendous climb earlier, this was like a walk
in the park. A little way later, we came upon a bare hill and before
we knew it, it was down down down down all the way to home. A most
imaginative and pleasant run under the soothiingly balmy verdant
canopy (do not hesitate to look up the dictionary) and soon, we were
all home.

The Circle, as usual, was funny and witty with charges, real or
imaginery, laughable and amusing. Yes, we finished all the beer and
left for Uptown for a most delicious meal washed down with wine, beer
and whisky (Glen Morangie, some more)

We all had a jolly good time ... so I cannot understand why some
section members are not attending the weekly runs

On! On! 

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Run 857 Mar 17 is in TTDI

Scribe report by Bala Pillai (James Bald)

All RLC hashers arrived well before 6pm. There were 29 registered when I arrived at 5.45pm. G.M Woon started the run at 6pm. The trail was good, it took us on flat ground an then came to a very high hill. All of them climbed the hill with some difficulty. Once at the top we had to run through a track with some bushes which led us to the road , a long road run home.

Once we reached home there some goodies to bite and plenty of beers. There were also late comers- some joined the run and some join the circle.

We understand that some of RLC hashers have gone to China and that was why the number attending was small, finally reached about 40 including guests
The beer was flowing and G.M. started the circle at 8pm. To my surprise, G.M. only called the hares and consultants Prof. Tai ,Calvin Wong and Dr. Yap (consultant) to be on downed. After that G.M. said he do not know what to do and was looking around for others to continue the circle and charge. I took the mike and charged G.M. for failing to call the guest. Guest were also charged. Tarzan was charged for talking on the phone on the run. The biggest HUMSAP was Arthur Hoi for looking at Alka's armpit whether got sweat or not. Some of us were charged for wearing Chinese NY  t-shirts because Chinese NY was over. Hash chairman came late and was charged. The first runner was Arthur was out in 55 mins followed by Peter Leong in 55.55 mins.
When circle was over, they announced that dinner would be at a nearby restaurant. The first 5 dishes for all and rest a little more adventurous. The beers and whisky continued during dinner.
On the whole, it was a very good run and good food. Event ended at about 10.30pm.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Run 856 Mar 10 is an In Run - RLC

  • Run 856 is by Bob Yong and Eva Lim
  • March 10, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC
RLC Harriers Run 856, 10 March 2015
Hares : Bob Yong Tow Foo & Eva Lim
(Chew Leng Soon, FKChin, C K Leong, David Wee & Mighty Mouse as hired hares)
Runsite : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Weather : Drizzling

It promised to be a difficult day when the sky opened up with a slight
drizzle as we set off towards the traffic lights. As usual, Uncle Yap
would go off towards the National Monument.

The rest went up to the Tugu Negara and then down to the path that led
to Parliament House. The policemen at the guardhouse readily and
without being asked said "pusing kiri" and off we went down the slope
toward Jalan Ledang. The route went up and up and then we found
ourselves in the vicinity of the Senators' Club.

The check was broken when UY and Peter Leong went down a slippery
slope which led to the Dragon Trail*. The route thro Dragon Trail was
horrendous and most challenging. The path then meandered its way pass
all manners of obstacles and then we came to a narrow path around an
area condoned off by blue fences.

Then it was into a drain and up towards Jalan Tengku Ampuan and then
right to Changkat Tunku. Soon we saw cilvilisation when MRR came into
view, we knew the end was near. Nevertheless, it was a long run (altho
Thambi Chye's GPS showed only less than 6.5km)

FROP was, as usual, Mike Kuan at 73 minutes. UY came in at 7.30 and we
sat and waited for the rest of the gang ... Uncle Teh, Auntie
Margaret, Chee Mooi, etc

The Circle, like all RLC circles, was hilarious with ridiculous
charges made left, right and centre. The principal hare then told us
On-On-On was at LFF off Old Klang Road. Most of us made it and we had
a fantastic time; what with a litre bottle of a single malt (courtesy
of Chew Leng Soon), beer and Guinness Stout.

On a night when the weather was really miserable, we RLC Hashers knew
how to overcome and have a jolly good time

Note * The Dragon Trail (DT)

More than 15 years ago, I was introduced to a narrow stream to the
right of Parliament House. There was a path beside the small stream
and we walked/ran amidst the idyllic stretch of water. We ended up at
a hill where there was a Condo and we walked down towards Jalan Ledang
and came home.

Then things happened ... thunder and lightning occurred and trees fell
across the path along the stream. Adventurous hashers found a way thro
Dragon Trail by avoiding the fallen trees. But it was never like the
DT that UY fell in love with. Today the DT is an ugly path with many
trees fallen across.

Wouldn't it be nice if we can organise a path-clearing exercise and
restore DT to the delight that it was. Anyone can get hold of a strong
worker with a chainsaw? We just need one Sunday morning for volunteers
to clear the path and make DT what it used to be.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Run 855 Mar 3 is the Chinese New Year Run

  • Run 855 is the 2015 Chinese New Year Run
  • March 3, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
RLC Harriers Lunar New Year Fellowship Run 854, 3 March 2015
Hares : David Wee & Mighty Mouse
Runsite : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Weather : Dry and warm preceded by thunder & lightning 
& threats of rain

As we gathered on the lawn of the fore-court, the rolls of thunder
threatened ominously ... but fear not, the Weather God is a hasher and
sure enough, the wind came and blew the heavy clouds towards PJ and

The fire-crackers were let off (not after a few anxious moments when
President Jon Azman had to be given a lesson on how to light a fire)
and we ran across towards the Monuments and then to the road leading
to Datin Ann's house where there was another check. It was obvious
where the trail would lead to and sure enough, UY found the trail that
he had so patiently and meticulously cut with the assistance of Chin
Fook Kee some months ago for the James Bond Anniversary Run. 

There was another check across the MRR and the trail turned right and
then a huge loop anti-clockwise along some 4 km of road which then
veered into the Dragon Trail, across the perimeter of Parliament House
and back to the Club via the back gate. Lovely run, well thought out
and just right for the occasion.

Mike Kuan, in an effort to erase the ignominy of coming home ten
minites short of two hours at the previous run at Sri Damansara kept
his lead all the way and was home 55 minutes as FROP. 

The Bomoh then punished all the people who had bragged about
overtaking him the previous week. Arthur Hoi (aka S**t Stirrer) whose
lead of more than an hour had his lead cut to negative. Cecilia Yap,
who was heard to have boasted that she ran back in front of Mike Kuan
was also brought down to earth. Hell hath no fury like Quiksilver Fox

But the Circle was, as usual, all about fun fun fun and the merriment
continued with other silly charges. We went for our showers and
dressed into our LNY fineries. The lion dance troupe was waiting at
the lawn and started their routine, entertaining one and all with
their prances. One of their tricks was to pretend to drink beer and
act drunk ... that was very well received by Hashers. People jostled
to pose with the three lions and Chye Sn (the God of Prosperity) and
soon it was time to let off another three long strings of

We then adjourned to Bunga Raya where we "lou sang" (stirring up
wealth and prosperity) in unison and tucked into some delicious food.
Wonder of wonders, we managed with two bottles of single malt
(compared with 14 at the Anniversary James Bond Night), a bottle of
brandy (only one quarter finished) and some bottles of wine.

We dined and wined while the Chye Sn went round spreading wealth and
prosperity ad we all had a jolly good time.

Gong Xi Fa Cai