Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Run 879 Aug 18 is in Tmn Sri Bintang Kepong

RLC Harriers Run #879 18 August 2015
Run Site : Taman Seri Bukit BIntang/ Taman Seri Sinar/
Kepong-Bandar Manjalara
Hares : Cina Tambi & One Foot Long
Weather : Pre-Run: Overcast and humid and Heavy rain at sharp 6.
Run proper conditions was wet but cool in intermittent rain.
Circle: cool but dry.

The skies threatened to open up even as we made our way to the run site. Many of the usual suspects were there already including (surprise, surprise) Bee Koh and Bee Soh. However, as it started pelting even before the run commenced, they surreptitiously drove off! as is hash tradition, the run must go on, come sun, rain, snow, etc...with the horny On Cash leading in the absence of the GM and Unc Yap.
The trail started on the usual track but led straight up left where the first check near the big rock boulder stopped everyone short. On On was called back down but up left again, this time taking us to the famed 'Grand Canyons' of Bukit Sri Bintang, where we had to step delicately due to the slippery wet terrain. Another check at the top had everyone running helter skelter around broken of course by 'pak tou lou' Mikey taking us to the top of the hill and then down to the other 'longkang' hill. (At this juncture, I did an "Uncle Yap' and short cut home, meeting others doing their own short trail  as well ie Bob, Jennifer,  etc). As it turned out, the rest ran up the longkang and up to the pylon hill where a clever check bamboozled everyone except clever Quicksilver who ran home in record time of 1 hour 2 mins.
As we waited for the rest to return, Dato Dr Xavier drove in, proclaiming that he had spent the better part of the hour looking for the elusive Kepong 'Water Tank". As the rest of the pack drifted in, the debate on where, how and who of the run intensified into an 'almost shouting'  match as we partook of tit bits and Yam cake provided by Vivian Hoi.

All were forgotten as the circle commenced, this time under the direction of the On Sec Tarzan and ably assisted by Bomoh Quicksilver Mikey. And what a circle it was, the longest, but then, one of the funniest in a while. Notable on downs:
1. Usual late comers who were early for once: Tarzan & Jane, Steven Yong, Goh CC, David Wee, Steven Oon.
2. Prof Xavier for being unable to get to the run site on time even with three sets of different driving directions (the mystery was cleared when it was revealed that they were sent by a 'non-driver'.).
3. Buta buta Mismanagement committee for (not) performing duties as they were suppose to.
4. Auctioning of stools left behind by Prem and Kumar from last run.
5. Steven Yong for starting the run with his umbrella.
6. Guest Junior Bloodsucker Daniel Hartog who was on a semester break.
Despite directions and convoy to the On Down restaurant, a few 'below 40 IQ' hashers still got lost, notably (again!) Prof Xavier.However, once there, dinner commenced and was a smashing sucess. The food was good, the hares were generous with their bottles of Glen Morangie and Glenlivet, and even supplememted with hokkien mee, hilarious fellowship and topped by Wendy's jelly dessert made it a fun night to remember.

P/S Good Mood Veloo (who came and left when the rain started) : you missed a good run and company. 

PPS: Next week's run is hared by Burns and Siti and will be at The Tanglin food Court, Lake Gardens.
(in absence of scribe UY)
Lilian Wee.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Run 878 Aug 11 is in Kemensah Heights

  • Run 878 is by Dr Paul Lim and Sammy
  • August 11, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • Tropika Kemensah
RLC Harriers Run #878 11 August 2015
Run Site : Tropika Kemensah, near Zoo Negara
Hares : Dr Paul Lim and Sammy
Weather : Fine weather preceded by some horrible wet storm

The day had dawned seemingly normal but the Weather God (usually very
friendly to Hashers) acted a tad erratic. Shortly after midday, it
rained cats and dogs at most places in KL. Flash floods occurred
everywhere and pockets of traffic jams were the results, causing most
of us long delays reaching the run-site behind Zoo Negara.

We ran off at six up into a long road (actually a trail still passable
to any 4 by 4 vehicles) that seemed to ascend for ever and ever. We
traversed pools of water until we reached some kind of peak, after
which it was downhill (phew!). 

Then, it was up again through some tropical jungle. The hares had cut
a lot of vegetation so it was not difficult to keep to the intended
route. Eventually, we reached the top and we came down and meandered
our way home ... what a welcome sight to see the beer man (not Aru who
is on a month's holiday). Mike Kuan was FROP at 63 minutes, followed
by the usual suspects (Arthur, China Thambi, CCGoh, Steven Oon &
Steven Yong). Vivien Hoi was not far behind and one by one, the rest
trickled in.

The Circle introduced us to Paul Lim's family, wife Ruby Tuesday and a
pair of strapping manhood, two fine twin gentlemen. As usual, many
charges here, there and everywhere.

We had expected a small crowd due to the weather but that small crowd
was the hard-core and we finished the barrel in good time before
heading for the appointed restaurant where we tucked into some good
food and a bottle of Macallan ...

... and so we drank into the night which turned balmy and gentle 

See you next week

p/s UY and Alice will be travelling to London to see their
grandchildren for the next 4/5 weeks and Mighty Mouse aka Lilian Wee
has agreed to take over the scribing duties.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Run 877 Aug 4 is an In Run - RLC - Dress Smart

  • Run 877 is by Thomas and Serena Tan
  • August 4, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
RLC Harriers Run #877 August 4 2015
Run Site : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Hares : Thomas & Serena Tan
Weather : Fine weather

As we waited for the clock to reach 6.00pm, people were still talking
about the last two runs, the Quadrangular in Klang and the Bukit
Lagong "feed the leeches" run, so beloved of Tommy Chin and the
durians that he brought. At the appointed time, we set off to the left
while for some obscure reasons, Extra Virgin was seen turning to the
right. Up we went to Monument Hill by a circuitous route and then made
our way to see the Sultan of Selangor. 

However, His Majesty had been called away on important state duties
and our tea had to be postponed to another day. As we climbed down to
yet another piece of jungle, we reflected sadly that we are running in
pieces of greenery that is fast disappearing daily. We meandered here
and there like the TV programme, "Dunia Di-Sana Sini" and then came
the long stretch home. As usual, the sly Quiksilver Fox was FROP
slightly over the hour while the rest came trickling in.

At the Circle, there were a lot of finger food and GM Woon was
officially christened Buta-Buta amidst other wild and frivolous
charges against all and sundry. 

The concept of Open Run was further discussed whereby 6 hashers will
be involved each time, 2 to recce and lay the trail, 2 to provide
tidbits and 2 to provide extra drinks like wine and whisky. Food will
be served to people who must positively opt for it in writing before
the run and the cost per table shared among the people on that table.
The first of such runs will be on the last Tuesday of October and
thereafter, the last Tuesday of every month. With this innovation,
every RLC Harrier will only be burdened with one hare duty per
calendar year.

We made our way to Bunga Raya where a feast awaited us. As always, a
good time was had by all.

See you at next week's run, somewhere near Zoo Negara