Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Run 898 Dec 29 is an In Run - RLC (2nd members' run)

  • Run 898 is the December Members' Run
  • December 29, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC 
RLC Harriers' 2015 Send-Off
Tuesday 29 December 2015 / Jane Oon 

After a fantastically eventful year, the Hashers of RLC could not let
2015 leave without a bang ... and so it was on the last run of the
year numbered 898.

Some 50 runners turned up and off we went into the Lake Garden where
the first check got everybody squeezing through a narrow gap before
climbing up to the National Monument. The second check was quite
predictable and we gingerly negotiated our way down the slippery
slopes of one of the last remaining bits of jungle in Kuala Lumpur.
When we emerged at Menara LPP, the SCB (short cut b*****ds) turn left
for home while the rest crossed the road where the third check posed a
huge unsurmountable problem.

The Dragon Trail was flooded and no alternative route could be found.
Little did the runners realise it was a back-check into the government
offices and then a road run back to the Club. At the hilarious Circle
that followed, many sinners were punished for crimes, real or

We dressed up in our Cowboy fineries and made our way to The Pavilion
for a night of revelry and festivities. Wine and beer and whisky
flowed freely. Sue and GM Woon won the muscles contest and awards were
handed out for outstanding Hashers - CKLeong got a pair of baguettes
for his untiring efforts in 2015; Boss received a dictionary to
improve her England, oops, English and GM Buta Buta Woon, a blindman's
walking stick.

The band kept the festive mood going - getting everybody on the floor
with evergreens like YMCA, Stayin' Alive and other rollicking numbers
... and so we danced and laughed and had a jolly good time saying
farewell to yet another wonderful year.

Good-bye 2015. Hello 2016. On! On!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Run 897 Dec 22 is at SMK Sri Hartamas

  • Run 897 is by Steven Khoo and Chin F Kee
  • December 22, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • Outside SMK Sri Hartamas
  • Park Once Policy (On On on-site)
  • Bring torchlight, chairs mosquito repellent & umbrella/tent
RLC Harriers Run #897 Tuesday 22 December 2015
Run Site : SM Sri Hartamas
Hares : Steven Khoo and F.K.Chin
Weather : Totally dry

As we gathered in front of the school, there was an air of expectation
that Steven Khoo has a surprise for everyone. At the appointed time on
this Winter Solstice Day (a very important date in the Chinese
calendar and one of two celebrated not in accordance with the Lunar
Calendar ... a prize to the first to tell me what is the other one?)

At the appointed time of 6.00 pm, off we went to the main road to be
met with a very early check. It was broken at a point further on
leading to the pylons, after which we traversed some secondary jungle
before climbing down and turning right on to a tarred road. The trail
turned left up another jungle path and soon we were running happily in
the forest. 

Then came the surprise as we got on to a road. There he was, our hare
with his boot open, revealing the very inviting cold beer. That stop
was most welcome as the parched runners quenched their thirst. After
that lovely interlude, everything else was an anti-climax.

FROP was Steven Yong at 72 minutes followed closely by Quiksilver Fox
and Rule #1 Wendy and Mighty Mouse Lilian. We had our showers and sat
round for the inevitably hilarious circle. Our latest recruit,
Catherine Chang was formally awarded her pair of royal butler's

GM Butabuta Woon had to go back to officiate at his family Winter
Solstice dinner so our Tarzan made for a more-than-adequate
substitute. Charges flew left right and centre and of note was the "No
balls at all" song sung to commemorate the altercation between Dato
Nik Gee and Sivanesan (one called the other "no balls" and got "bitch"
in reply) For the record, nine Hashers signed the requisition for the
EGM to hear her side of the story.

The POP (park once policy) dinner was nasi lemak, complete with fried
chicken and kambung fish. Alas, no whisky but cans of cold Carlsberg
from the boot of Steven's car. So UY went home to have some single

The rest must have stayed on to enjoy the ambience, the camaraderie
and the idle chit-chat that make each Hash gathering such great fun.

On! On!

p/s Those who have volunteered to help set the Members' Run next week,
please meet at the usual place on Tuesday 29 Dec 2015 at 3.00 pm.
After the Circle on 29 Dec run, we will adjourn to The Pavilion for
the RLC Harriers New Year's Eve Party ... so dress up and be prepared
to be merry

As a special favour, we reproduce the lyrics to the No Balls song

Come here ye children
And listen to me
I'll sing you a song
That will fill you with glee
About a young lady
So pretty and tall
Who married a man
Who had no balls at all

Chorus :  No balls at all
  No balls at all
  She married a man
  Who had no balls at all

She clearly remembered
The night she was wed
She took off her covers
And jumped into bed
She reached for his shoulders
His shoulders seem small
She reached for his balls
He had no balls at all

Oh mother oh mother
Oh what shall I do
My sorrows are plenty
My pleasures but few
Oh how could you 
Allow me to fall
For this son of a bitch
Who had no balls at all

Oh daughter oh daughter
Oh don't you be sad
I had the same problem 
With your dear old dad
There's many a young man
Who'll run to the call
Of the wife of a man
Who had no balls at all

The young daughter
Tooks her mother's advice
And found the proceedings
Exceedingly nice
A seven pound baby 
Was born in the fall
But the poor little bastard
Had no balls at all

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Run 896 Dec 15 is the 17th Anniversary Run - RLC

  • Run 896 is the RLC Harriers 17th Anniversary 
  • December 15, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - on on in the Orchid (dress rule applies)
RLC Harriers Run #896 Tuesday 15 December 2015
Run Site : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Hares : GM Woon & Peter Leong
Weather : Rain before and during but stopped around 6.30

There was a festive air around the quadrangular in spite of the
incessant rain that had started pouring down at 5.00pm. People were
trying out Col Johan's wicked punch and the rambutan that Uncle Yap
had brought from Dr Gurmukh Singh's garden. The hashers and the guests
collected their freebie (a sarong) and soon it was time for the
obligatory group picture.

The roti horn sounded and off the 120 of us went along the road to
Jalan Parliament and left at Padang Merbok and into the squatters
colony where the hares had cut a path across the wasteland that had
acted as a public rubbish dumping ground. We came across discarded
sofas, building material waste (from some renovation jobs) and lots of
odds and ends. Very soon, we hit a road and then it was off to another
patch of jungle beside Datin Ann's house. This path has been a
perennial favourite among hashers but on this day, the path was
extremely treacherous and slippery. Wendy Rule #1 could be heard
shouting out the warning, "Don't grab the trees - full of thorns" and
people heard and obeyed and fell on their bums. Lots of backsides were
muddied here.

We emerged at Menara LPP and the SCB turned left and made their weary
way home. The others went straight across the junction and entered
another patch of jungle before traversing the path along Dragon Trail
and then back to the Club. FROP was Quiksilver Fox at 68 minutes
(wonder how he can time his arrival to end at 8 (fatt)?)

The Circle was another hilarious affair but soon it was time to bathe
and dress up in our fineries ... all the men in their suits and the
ladies in gowns and each capped by exquisite headgear from feathered
crowning glories from the Roaring Thirties to elegant outfits that
would not be out of place at the Ascot Opening Day. Very posh indeed.

Fine dining followed and it was accompanied by free flow of beer and
wine and many bottles of single malt whiskies, generously contributed
by hash section members. We tucked heartily into the food. In between
the courses, there were cake-cutting, games, fashion parades and lucky

The band played harmoniously in the background ... and we danced and
made merry into the wee hours of the morning and we all had a jolly
good time.

REMINDER : Sunday 8.30am Working Gang to clear Dragon Trail
Bring yourselves and parangs and cutters. All are welcome.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Run 894 Dec 1 is an In Run - RLC - dress smart

  • Run 894 is by Dr Yap and Cecilia
  • December 1, 2015 Tuesday 6pm
  • In Run - RLC - dress smart
RLC Harriers Run #894 Tuesday 1 December 2015
Run Site : Lake Garden & its vicinity
Hares : Dr C.M.Yap & Cecilia
Weather : Rain before, and always threatening

By the time JM CKLeong pressed the roti horn, fewer than 40 runners
had signed in. This got the hares so worried about attendance (or the
lack of it) that they invited some other non-hashers for the On On On

As we ran off up the slope towards the Monuments, UY was the first
since he always cut straight up to Monument Hill whereas the rest
dutifully followed the paper pieces to the traffic lights before
crossing over. Then it was down the grassy hill, across a small stream
and then across to the other side.

The trail then meandered a bit before the unmistakable route back to
the reservoir and then through the deserted governemnt quarters and
then back to familiar territory on the way back home. As usual, our
Quiksilver Fox was the FROP at 53 minutes, followed closely by the
bunch of usual suspects like Mighty Mouse Lilian, Rule #1 Wendy,
Kentucky Fried Chicken or KFC Thambi Chai.

The Circle was remarkable as it showed at least ten harriers with new
haircuts. Many of our runs are outside so whenever we run in, many
take the opportunity to visit the barber. Most would just sign the
chit afterwards but we had Bala who, on account of his diminishing
tonsorial assets, audaciously asked Mohan, the Chief Barber, for a
discount due to supposedly less work since he has less hair than
normal. Mohan politely told our lawyer "You should be lucky that we do
not charge you a search fee"

Playboy Choo was asked to reprise his amorous kissing with Ann; which
he did with so much gusto that he fell off the chair. As the hilarious
proceedings carried on, more and more Harriers came in, walking in
innocently one by one. Dato Steven Oon, ChiMui aka Auntie aka Casey,
Pauline Tan, Richard Low, etc etc so much so Cecilia was hard pressed
to place everybody at a table. For the count, we had about 60 diners.
(Dr Yap, just be thankful that Burns & Siti did not turn up)

The hares, mindful of the rapid draining of the beer barrel, quickly
ordered a few jugs and then the wine and 16 year-old GlenGrant Single
Malt made their appearance. The food was supplied by Bunga Raya and we
tucked in heartily ....

... and so we wined and dined into the night and we all had a jolly
good time.