Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Run 863 Apr 28 is in Bkt Hatamas Cheras

  • Run 863 is by Tan See Meng and Pauline
  • April 28, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • Taman Bukit Hatamas, Cheras
RLC Harriers Run 863, 28 April 2015
Hares :  Tan See Meng & Pauline
Runsite : Bukit Hatamas, Kepong
Weather : Raining all the way until during/after Circle 

It was a dark and stormy night

Yes, Lilian, tonight was one of those days when it was miserable, wet
and thoroughly gloomy. 

We gathered at Ah Pak San (old man's hill) and it was raining cats and
dogs. We waited a while but the cats and dogs kept on coming down

6.00 came and GM Woon had no choice but to press his roti-horn to
start the run. Off we went to the right and into a series of jungle
paths. The paths were slippery and soon we came to a check. Playboy
Choo broke it and off we ran through some more jungle path until we
saw daylight. The daylight was at the side of the hill where you could
see the world and where you came from.

Of course, being the lazy scb, I chose to run down, followed by Thomas
Tan and other intelligent hashers whereas the other heroes turned
right up the hill and continued with the long route, together with two
other hash chapters. Alas, the torrential rain had swept away much of
the paper trail and subsequent checks were either missed or not
broken. For those who persevered, it was one mistake after another.
When the FFROP (false front runner on paper) in the shape of CCGoh
came back at 7.08pm, he was quickly followed by Mike Kuan and Peter

Tan See Meng, the hare said nobody broke the 2nd and 3rd check; so
everybody who came back did not complete the intended run. Anyway, all
of us had fun, notwithstanding the horrible weather. Never mind the
weather, as long as we're together.

We tucked into the wide spread of snack food, nuggets, chicken
backside, oneh oneh, yam cake, roast duck, etc etc. Then we started
worrying when someone mentioned that the two Joint Masters (CKLeong &
Steven Khoo) were still in the wildiness but life must go on and the
Circle started when the rain let off a wee bit. More charges followed.
In the midst of another ridiculous charge, someone shouted "They are
back!" and we saw the faces of CKLeong and Steven Khoo. Phew! Tan Meng
See, according to Bala, had been spared the duty of going in to rescue

It was then time to announce next week's in-run. Dato Nik Gee was
mentioned as one of the hares and then C.K.Wong. A voice in the crowd
shouted "Dato and Datin's run" We do have some witty comics in this

We then partook of the fantastic array of food from fried ikan kembong
to chee-toh tong (non-halal soup) to chicken rice. By this time, we
could see the moon shining brightly on the Hashers. Someone announced
the opening of good Scotch and we made a beeline for that elixir of
life aka Scotch whisky.

We drank and we ate through the night. What a wonderful time we had.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Run 862 Apr 21 is in Jalan 5/4 Gasing

  • Run 862 is by C K Leong and Dato Lee Seng Chuan
  • April 21, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • New Car Park on Jalan Tanjong 5/4 PJ
RLC Harriers Run 862, 21 April 2015
Hares :  C K Leong and Dato Lee Seng Chuan
Runsite : Gasing Car Park
Weather : Threatening to rain but held off until after Circle and food

As we gathered at the new car park, we marvelled at our luck to have
such a facility that is private, big enough for our chapter, has
toilet facilites, so close to the entrance to Gasing Hill Nature
Reserve and yet so far away from residents who have complained about
our noise in the past. For convenience, we shall henceforth refer to
this place as the Gasing Car Park.

At the hour of 6.00, GM Woon pressed his roti horn and off we went
right to the entrance to the nature park. It was up, up and up until
we hit a check which was quickly broken by UY and Mike Kuan. Then the
trail led to the "abandoned" Indian temple at the top of the hill and
then down again along some concrete drain leading to the reservoir.
Another check was broken and soon we were going down the hillside
where we could see Old Klang Road with Veloo leading the pack as he
was very fortunate to find the previous check down a rubber hose.

The trail led down and then up along a new road before going into some
more jungle. Then we emerged at the temple road and we went down and
did a u-turn into  the verdant jungle of Bukit Gasing. Near a stream
there were two signs; straight on for the normal route and left for
the short route. I took the left and was FROP at 66 minutes followed
by Lim Boon Hiong and Kumar. For the normal run, our Mike Kuan was
FROP, followed close on his heels, by our new member, Sam who could
not keep up with the wily Old Quiksilver Fox at the final stretch.

At the car park, some one came with a 60 katty burnt offering. It has
been a long time since we last had such a delicacy as appetiser. The
queue was long but everyone had a decent share. Thank you, Dato Lee
for the treat.

The Circle was, as usual, hilarious ; alas, we soon ran short of beer
so it had to be truncated when Dato Lee shouted "Food is served!"
The on-site meal was the crowd favourite of chicken rice and chicken
leg soup. We all tucked in with gusto. Meanwhile, Tarzan, living
nearby, made a dash and came back with two cases of Carlsberg to be
chilled and shared.

Chew Leng Soon, one of the hired hares, brought out a bottle of 12
year-old Old Parr and we partook eagerly. We ate and we drank and we
all had a good time. Pity the drizzle came and made us leave a
wonderful site of fun and enjoyment.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Run 861 Apr 14 is in Eco Park Setia Alam

RLC Harriers Run 861, 14 April 2015
Hares : Mike Kuan & Boss
Runsite : Setia Eco Park
Weather : Rain in the afternoon but dry during the run

The run route was to be expected ... first we ran up the hill and then
left towards another treacherous path, made slippery by the earlier
rain. Then came a check which was quickly broken. In fact, most of the
checks were very easily broken, leading Bugs Bunny to wonder whether
it was true. Mike seemed to have lost his subtlety.

The route took us up and down the various "hills and jungle" which may
not last too long as all have been earmarked for development. We are
going to run out of running sites.

Soon, we were at the illegal settlement and back to the long road
leading home. We were greeted by warriors packing pistols and cannons.
The Thai Songkran Festival has travelled down south. Most of the
shooters used water pistols of small calibre; no contest for the 5500
pressure rating (about 500 psi) water cannons sported by Uncle Yap and
CCGoh. Put in the ice water from the cooling box and you have a very
chilly greeting. It was great fun. Nice to behave like children once
in a while.

The on-site food was in galore ... nasi lemak plus chcicken feet plus
roast duck plus all kinds of goodies. A virgin guest (Why Me?)
remarked that it was a full meal, only to be told that was only the

The circle was, as usual, another round of harmless fun and
frivolities and when the beer barrel was dry, we moved to a proper
restaurant across the road where there was whisky and rum to wash down
the food.

We dined and wined well into the night. This has been another fine
production from the RLC Harriers. No animals were harmed or killed
during the production.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Run 860 Apr 7 is an In Run (RLC)

  • Run 860 is by Tim Moey and Jenny Hong
  • April 7, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC
RLC Harriers Run 860, 7 April 2015
Hares : Tim Moey & Jenny Hong
(plus many hired hares)
Runsite : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Weather : Rain before and rain during and rain after ....

As we set off in the murky weather, I ran up the slope after the Club
entrance while the rest continued to the traffic lights and crossed
safely to the other side. At the National Monument (Tugu Negara)
I saw pieces of paper leading to the road towards Datin Ann's house. I
shouted "On! On!" bit nobody came. So I had no choice but to go
backwards to the road leading to the Club to shout "On! On!"

This time, they heard me and came scrambling up the hill and sure
enough, there was a compulsory check near Datin Ann's house.  Soon the
cries of "On! On!" could be heard and we ran down through the
vegetation (thank goodness there are no more hornets or were they
wasps?) and to the MRR (ahyooyoo, middle ring road also don't know

The rain was coming down hard and strong but the RLC Harriers
persevered and ran on, all the way through the Dragon Trail and then
back to the Club for a well-deserved drink of Isomax.

In the meantime, so many Hashers were seen staying away from the harsh
and wet run ... Kumar and Prema were cycling on the machines in the
gym, in dry and air-con comfort. Boon Pui and Bala were stark naked in
the sauna reading papers and Tarzan was walking around in the Men's
Room in a piece of loin cloth.

Anyway. most of us made it back safely to the Club and to the circle
at the Gazebo. There was much fun and hilarity with all those
ridiculous charges. Anyway, who cares as long as the barrel is drunk
dry. We also met a new member, Sam who took the oath and promised to
run the hash every Tuesday come rain, shine, tsunami, wife's birthday,

Dinner was on site and there was the usual spread and more ... maybe
this time we are getting our money's worth. After years of
exploitation with RM15 nasi lemak and RM15 chicken rice, we are
getting our just dues. Char Kway Teow, Poh Piah, satay, pesambok (not
sure of the spelling, but aka Indian rojak)

A bottle of gin appeared together with a bottle of single malt from
Scotland's finest. We had fun, fun, fun, but not on a Honda