Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Run 876 Jul 28 is in Bukit Lagong

RLC Harriers Run #876 28 July 2015
Run Site : Bukit Lagong
Hares : Tommy Chin & Yem
Weather : Fine weather

As we waited (most of us arrived early because we were so unsure about
the traffic), we saw the hares from the ParkCity Hash coming back but
our hares who went in at 4.00pm were still not out ... trouble

At 6.00pm, GM Woon pressed his roti horn off we went up the slope
along the makeshift unpaved road used by Forestry Dept officials and
maintenance workers from TNB servicing the pylons. The upward path
seemed to go on for ever and ever until broken by a check. The
not-so-clever runners went left, only to be met by some pieces of
papers and then no more ... so back to the right and then we continued
to climb up and up.

Then the road stopped and we were led into the jungle and what a
relief. After the heat of Kuala Lumpur, this place was like an
air-conditioned forest. We climbed up and up and then at footcamp
Everest where we could see the sky, something happened!

Ann Choo was caught in an avalanche. Playboy Choo was at hand and
rescued her, giving her the kiss of life and then decided to carry her
down to base camp. UY, the ever willing gallent gentleman, agreed to
go down ahead to ensure no snow drift would impeded their progress and
he did a wonderful job. Playboy Choo will certify that no snow was
present on the route home.

As soon as we arrived home, Mike Kuan came in FROP at 7.20pm. Then the
fun began ... our hare, Tommy started opening the durians and
rambutans. Everybody who came home made a beeline for Tommy's truck
while the itchy fellows started looking for leeches that had managed
to climb aboard. 

When the circle started, we had some unfinished business from last
Saturday's Quadrangular Run in Klang. Short-cutters like Cecelia Yap,
Serena Tan and Vivien Hoi were punished for crossing the railway
lines, ignoring the safety bridge above. The 4 drinkers who won the
Boat Race for RLC Harriers were feted - Peter Leong, Leslie Antoine
and the absent Good Mood Veloo and Prema. Well done, you did us proud.
Col Johan was honoured for waving the RLC flag proudly with his "Balls
to your partner" performance.

After the circle, we made our way to a restaurant where good food was
served, washed down with a bottle of GlenMorangie, courtesy of UY.

We all had a wonderful time as always
Now for those of you reading this report and were not there at Bukit
Lagong tonight, what the hell ... come and join us.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Run 875 Jul 21 is in Kelab Darul Eshan Tmn TAR Ampang

  • Run 875 is by Col Johan and Leslie
  • July 21, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • Kelab Darul Ehsan, Taman TAR
Directions supplied by hare(s):

Get to Ampang  Jaya using the new Sungai  Besi  Highway to MRR2 or AKLEH. Exit to Jalan Kolam Air Lama next to Petronas  station. Go straight past the International School all the way to Kelab Darul  Eshan (KDE ). When you pass the Guard House turn right and park near the shed which is for the beer man should it rain. 

Shower facilities are available at the far end of the swimming pool but you have to bring your own towel. Please do not use the pool. Walkers may follow triangular  paper that will appear half way up the trail. The runners run will be a medium run. On on will be announced at the run site. 

Action if lost: Call Col  Johan 013 364 7373 or Leslie 019 261 3736.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Run 874 Jul 14 is in Jalan Desa Kiara 1

RLC Harriers Run #874
Run Site : Vicinity of Mont Kiara
Hares : KitKat & Derek Wong but mostly plotted by Wendy Lum
Weather : Fine weather, thank goodness

As we waited and watched the Filipino maids walking the designer dogs,
little did we know the drama that would unfold later that evening.
Exactly at 6.00 pm GrandMaster Woon pressed his roti-horn and off we
went straight up the hill and into the cool verdant covers of Bukit

Up and up we climbed and then there was a check which stopped
everybody for quite some time. At the bare hill-top, we looked down on
some pretty sights. Soon "On! On!" was heard and we came down sharply
on some steep ground. Mercifully, the ground was largely dry,
otherwise many backsides would be muddied.

At the bottom, there was some confusion. Shit-stirrer (aka Arthur Hoi)
was heard shouting "Short cut" and like fools, we all followed him up
a trail that seemed to go on for at least one km, only to find the
trail ending abruptly without a single shred of paper. In the
meantime, Wendy (she was everywhere) assisted the slower runners to
the correct trail and off we climbed up another steep hill.  We could
see the amount of work Wendy and her crew had put into clearing the
path through a jungle little run by other chapters. 

At the top, Wendy was there (told you she was everywhere) to point to
the Walkers' Trail and the Runners' trail. The difference was an extra
long loop which covered some treacherous steep inclines. The walkers,
meanwhile walked along a path carved out by water flowing down all
these years. It was quite a long way down before we emerged at the top
of the highest condominium block. After that, it was plain walking
down to the site for a welcome drink.

It was quite a remarkable trail, well thought out and marked (yes,
with plenty of identification paper saying 874) and should rate as one
of the best runs of the year (Sorry, Ann Choo, have to borrow your
favourite phrase)

As we bathed and drank and had our usual circle of fun and
frivolities, little Jeremy Poh could be seen asking everyone "Have you
seen my Dad?" Extra Virgin Jim Poh was still missing and after the
recent escapade of Oily Teo in Bukit Hatamas, we were all so filled
with misgiving and apprehension.

We went to D'Fong for dinner but the mood was not quite the same ...
on everyone's mind was the nagging anxiety of a lost comrade. We did
not notice that Derek, a true connoisseur of the finest Scotch and who
has one of the best collections of whiskies in Malaysia had fobbed us
off with ordinary single malts like GlenLivet, Glen Fiddich and Old
Pulteney ... as soon as we had satisfied our physical hunger, we all
made our way up to the run site to await news of the search for Jim

A search party had gone in and sometime after 10, there was a cry of
joy and jubilation "He's found!". We all burst out spontaneously with
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a poor wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

Thus ended an evening of high drama. Anxiety and anguish were replaced
by relief and delight. Nope, Jim, you will have to wait another time
for your headline in The Star.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Run 873 Jul 7 is an In Run - RLC

  • Run 873 is by Uncle Teh and Margaret
  • July 7, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run (RLC - dress smart)
RLC Harriers Run No 873 
Run Site : Vicinity of Lake Garden
Hares : Uncle Teh & Auntie Margaret 
Weather : Fine weather 

As we waited for GM Woon to press his roti horn, we were introduced to
Trevor, a New Zealander here on IT business with Steven Yong. Trevor
is a keen runner and he has been running with us recently. He will be
coming to run with us again next week and has promised to do the Haka
(a NZ dance usually performed by the All Blacks before a rugby match,
please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hYlNO61ImA for samples)

The trail led up to the National Monument and then on to Datin Ann's
house where the route led downwards into a forest that emerged at the
junction of the MRR (middle ring road lah). We were held up by a check
which was soon broken when Wendy came along (everything happens when
Wendy is around). Right into another bit of forest which ended up
inevitably into the Dragon Trail. 

Alas, the whole Trail is now seriously blocked by fallen trees and is
impassable (anyone keen to join UY and Dato Steven Woon on a Sunday
outing to clear the Dragon Trail? Anyone has access to a power saw?).
So a short cut to civilisation was to run along the fences of
Parliament House and then down and back to the bridge/road from
Parliament House to the Club. FROP was, as boringly usual, Quiksilver
Fox at 52 minutes.

At the Circle, we bid welcome to Dato Xavier whose readmission meant
that if one were to throw a stone at an RLC Harriers Circle, it would
hit a Dato' and the stone would rebound and hit another Dato'. Colonel
Johan sang all the assembled Dato's a lovely song about the pleasure
of digital manipulation. The new Dato will be formally inducted next

There was also a changing of the guards (even grander than the one
performed in front of Buckingham Palace) when new member, Leslie was
formally inducted as the new Butler. Alas, the out-going butler forgot
to bring the royal gloves and was on-downed for his oversight.

All the leg-pulling and teasing were taken in true hashing spirit and
we then made our way to Bunga Raya where we were treated to many
courses of delicious food, washed down generously with a bottle of
GlenMorangie and a smoky-peatish Scotch. 

We all had a jolly good time and if you were not there but still
reading this, then, what the hell are you doing? Missing out on all
the fun
P/S Next week's run is at the same site as Wendy's two weeks ago in
Kiara Mas (remember parking on one side of the road and then watching
all the Filipino miads walking their dogs?)

PP/S Tarzan & Jane will be celebrating an anniversary next Sunday (12
July) with a pizza run at Gasing Playground at 5.30pm plus an
invitation to their hill-top residence for a swim and refreshments.